Friday, January 22, 2016
It may soon be the end of January, but hopefully you have managed to maintain your New Year’s resolutions. Don’t worry if you have broken them already, because we want to help you make a new one and keep it. We have made it our New Year’s resolution to help and support you in saving energy and saving money at home!
2015 was a big year for The Energy Community, and soon we’ll be celebrating our 2nd birthday! We had over 23,000 visitors to the site, from 143 different countries. From Inverness to Hastings, Bangor to Scunthorpe, and Jakarta (Indonesia) to Santiago (Chile) we’ve been helping people to better understand how they use energy and how to reduce it. In 2016 we want to colour in more of the map of the world and help even more people!
If you want to make 2016 the year you start reducing your energy usage and save money, what better way to start than looking at 2015’s Top 10 articles on the website. The Myth Busters series has been our most popular feature last year and we’ll keep on busting those myths this year too.
Despite being published in November 2014 this is the most popular article on the website.
The short answer was no. Andrew explains the reasoning behind this.
This caused quite the stir when it was posted on Reddit! The answer is not quite as simple as yes or no.
Yes you may be sensing a theme here that Myth Busters has been the most popular feature we have added to the site.
Nicola spent one whole week seeing if she could shower in just 2-minutes each day. See how she got on and how much money and energy she could save over a week.
Our habit of having an afternoon cuppa could be costing us £25 a year in wasted energy. Alex looked into how we can make it more energy efficient.
Another post from 2014 and the first of our Know-How guides to appear in the Top 10.
Another Know-How guide that was the first in the series explaining all about pre-payment meters. There are 5.8 million pre-payment meters in the UK!
One of the oldest Know-How guides we have on the site, but still on of the most popular!
Just sneaking into the Top 10 (there were just 3 page views separating this from the next article!). David Sorsby, from LiveLight, launched our Guest Blog series back in November 2014 and was still a hit in 2015.
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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 […]Read more