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Energy Prices

Current average fuel prices for Electricity, Gas, Coal, Wood, LPG, Heating Oil, Butane and Propane.

Tumble Drying

Tumble dryers are energy hungry find out how much they cost to run.

 
Reducing the cost of running your dishwasher

There are ways to reduce the cost of running a dishwasher:-

 
TV Energy Saving

There are some easy ways in which you can reduce the running costs of your TV:-

 
Washing up Vs the dishwasher

Which is the cheapest? The diswasher or the sink?

 
Fridge Freezer

Tips for reducing the running costs of your fridge/freezer

 
Boil Less Water

How much does it cost to boil a kettle?

 
Loft Insulation
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Loft Insulation

Since heat rises it follows that heat loss through the roof is a large contributor to energy waste in your house. By installing modern 290mm thick insulation in your loft space you could save up to 25% of your heating bill but perhaps more realistically by 20%.

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What are Fossil Fuels

Imagine the chemical ooze from decomposing animals and plants; well it contains chemical energy in the form of carbon based organic molecules...

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Switching Energy Providers

Switch! This is the single simplest way of saving money. The savings I made are considerable and the process of switching was so simple.

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Televisions

How much does it cost to have a tv on for 1 hour?

What are the spots?carbon dioxide emissionsfuel costs They show the relative Cost Savings and Reduced CO2 emissions.

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Saving
Tips
 Energy 
Savings 
Each Year
 Money
Savings
Each Year
 CO2
Savings
Each Year
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dishwasher energy saving tips Dishwashers
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30kWh -
90kWh
£4.62 -
£13.86

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11.01kg -
33.03kg
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Run the machine full and less often

boil less water in kettle energy saving tips Boiling Water
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82kWh -
164kWh
£12.628 -
£25.256

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30.09kg -
60.19kg
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Boil only what you need. Savings depend on how much tea you drink!

fridge freezer energy saving tips Fridge Freezers
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50kWh -
400kWh
£7.7 -
£61.6

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18.35kg -
146.8kg
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Fridge maintenance. Savings depend on size, age and rating

dmoney saving tips tumble drying Tumble Dryers
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90kWh -
350kWh
£13.86 -
£53.9

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33.03kg -
128.45kg
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Operate Less often, clean filters, part dry clothes?

differnce in cost of shallow or deep bath Baths
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700kWh -
1400kWh
£30.1 -
£215.6

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147kg -
513.8kg
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Have shallower baths and consider how you heat water

change energy supplier to save money Change Supplier
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0kWh -
0kWh
£0 -
£500

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save money and have a beerSwitch! This is the single simplest way of saving money. This is equivalent to 100 pints of beer!

shower or power shower which is cheaper Shower of Power Shower
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120kWh -
1100kWh
£18.48 -
£242

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25.2kg -
403.7kg
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Aviod immersion heated power showers

save money and energy with good loft insulation Install Loft Insulation
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3000kWh -
3750kWh
£129 -
£161.25

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630kg -
787.5kg
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Modern loft insulation in a 3 bed semi - these numbers are for Gas, savings are greater for other fuels

save money and energy with good loft insulation Improve Loft Insulation
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1000kWh -
1500kWh
£43 -
£64.5

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210kg -
315kg
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Modern loft insulation in a 3 bed semi - these numbers are for Gas, savings are greater for other fuels

This table is under construction there are more tips here.

  
Transport and Greenhouse Gases
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Transport and Greenhouse Gases

Getting hold of the correct data for this section has been onerous to say the least. This is because we wanted to present a CO2 emissions perspective for transport from production of fuel its transportation and then the consumption of fuel in transportation.

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Buying Batteries

In a short discussion it would be impossible to try and cover all aspects but for many applications some idea of the cost of using batteries could be useful.

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Carbon Capture

Contrary to what you may believe, far from reducing our future dependence on fossil fuels over the nest 50 years we will in fact increase our demand.

Food and Greenhouse Gases
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Diet and Greenhouse Gases

Just how big is the impact of a person’s diet on Greenhouse gas emissions. It may surprise you how big it is if you are a big beef eater. (not the type at the tower of London)

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What is energy

The capacity for doing work

In physics energy is defined as the capacity for doing work.....

Solar Photovoltaic’s (Without FITS)
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Solar Photovoltaic’s (Without FITS)

The terms solar energy and solar power are often used to describe technologies which collect the energy of the sun and redistribute it for our use. These terms are however a little ambiguous...

Heating Units
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Heating Units

The number of methods to provide heating to your accommodations is enormous.  Here we compare the potential running costs of various methods of heating.

Solar Air Conditioning
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Solar Air Conditioning

Any type of cooling system that uses solar power to give cooling is considered solar air conditioning...

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