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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?

 
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Underfloor Insulation

If you have timber floors, mineral wool insulation* can be used between the joists to insulate your floor. Assuming this is the only insulation measure installed in your house you can reduce the amount of heat loss through your floor by about a half...

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Fossil Fuel Ticker

See how much fossil fuel we mine world wide at a glance...

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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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Washer Dryers

How Much does it cost to run your Washer Dryer?

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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0
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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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Global Energy and Carbon Dioxide

Can we stop burning fossil fuels? What are the realistic alternative? Can we combat excessive atmospheric CO2?

Energy Consumption World Wide
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Energy Consumption World Wide

A simple contextualization of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emission.

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What is energy

The capacity for doing work

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

Heat Pumps
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Heat Pumps

Heat pumps function by extracting heat from the ground the water or the air respectively and releasing that heat energy at a higher temperature within a building.

Central Heating
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Central Heating

Generally central heating is the most energy and cost efficient way of heating a home, particularly those systems using fuels that are burned in a boiler. It is also very often one of those areas where you have the least control. Factors outside of your control may include:-

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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