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Myth Busters #1: Do unused plug sockets use electricity when left on?

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Switching your plugs off is a good habit to avoid those electricity vampires, but does turning an empty socket off save energy? Answer: No Explanation: In order to draw and use electricity, you need a completed circuit (i.e. there cannot be a gap in it because electricity will not be able to flow across is). […]

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Welcome to The Energy Community does Myth Busters!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

In this series of blog posts, we will be addressing the confusing contradictions, rumours and hands down lies that we hear about energy. “Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong.” Ayn Rand Here at The Energy Community we […]

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Winter blackouts

Friday, November 14, 2014

There has been a lot of talk in the news over the last few weeks of the possibility of blackouts this winter, but should we be panic buying candles and batteries? Should I panic? The short answer is no. Why is this a problem now? A number of of UK power station are currently not […]

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Guest Blog – The most effective energy saving device is also free – David Sorsby, LiveLight

Sunday, November 9, 2014

David is the founder of LiveLight.org.uk.  LiveLight offers tools, support, money-saving deals, and recommendations to get debt free and fight climate change. Are we crazy? My next door neighbour – let’s call him ‘Old Vic’ – has had his central heating on continuously since we moved into our house eight years ago. When we are […]

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GB Energy Supply ceases trading – Guide for customers

GB Energy Supply, one of the newest, and in the past cheapest energy suppliers, has ceased trading.  160,000 customers, have been attracted to the company over the past couple of years because of their market leading cheap energy prices (and I count myself as one of these). DO NOT PANIC! The company and Ofgem have […]

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