Energy-saving tips

The headlines are full of rising fuel prices.

Last week it was reported that gas bills could reach £1,000 a year. Now British Gas has announced record gas price rises of 35% and also a 9% rise in electricity bills.

As Nick Clegg points out, announcing this in hot weather won’t stop people suffering when winter comes.

The Government could and should take action, by intervening to better regulate energy prices, particularly the higher unit charges paid by the poorest consumers on pre-pay meters.

But there are also steps individuals and households can take to cut fuel bills; and the Energy Savings Trust can help. They produce an energy saving checklist, and also send out a regular consumer newsletter. And there’s more consumer advice available from the Guardian here.

Islington residents can also get advice face-to-face from the energy advice team at the Green Living Centre on Upper Street.


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