How many lights can an energy supplier power this Christmas?

As the year draws to an end, it’s natural to reflect on what the last 12 months have brought. For us, it’s been an incredibly busy year.

6 steps: What to do if your energy supplier goes out of business

The energy market is challenging and can be a turbulent place, especially for new or smaller suppliers. It’s unlikely that you will find yourself without an energy supplier out of the blue, but it can happen – so what next? Nobody likes unexpected change when running a business. The good news is that there is […]

Small business success: The energy source behind this art entrepreneur

Wychwood Art Gallery sits in the heart of Deddington, a small village in Oxfordshire, and has done so since 2016. Deborah Allen, founder and director of Wychwood Art Gallery, established her business after a lengthy career at the top of the art world, including director-level roles at world-renowned auction houses Christies and Bonhams. “Lots of […]

The UK is nearing a coal-free future

Coal used to be a staple of the UK’s energy mix, but it’s becoming resigned to the history books, and has been since the 1990s. Thanks to increased awareness of climate change and environmental damage caused by coal and other fossil fuels, there has been a concerted effort to stop using them for energy generation. […]

Opus Energy supplies 1.5% of total UK energy consumption with 100% renewable energy

Opus Energy, has smashed a milestone by providing all its customers with 100% renewable electricity in the last reporting year. In 12 months, Opus Energy has provided over 340,000 business premises with over 4.4tWh of energy – enough to power the entirety of the UK for a whole working week – using just renewable sources. […]

You can blow your own way: How wind power transformed this farm

Ashby Farms, in the idyllic countryside of Daventry, Northamptonshire, is home to a family that’s been farming in the area for generations, focussed initially on livestock before moving towards arable farming. As the business developed, the Ashby family began to look at alternative revenue streams – and found an unlikely solution. “Primarily we farm; it’s […]

Watt’s a kWh? Getting to grips with energy units

Despite playing such an important role in powering our day-to-day lives, energy can be difficult to understand. But for those who want a clearer understanding of their bill, or even those who are just curious about how energy use is measured, it’s interesting to take a dive into the world of amps, volts, watts and […]

The decarbonisation of transport: The next step

As the UK continues to set new generation records, it’s safe to say that the decarbonisation of the energy sector is well underway. The next aim? To reduce the carbon footprint of transport. According to REN21, a global policy advisory body, transport accounts for up to 33% of global energy demand, and Parliament Magazine, a […]

10 million and counting – so how do smart meters work?

The UK’s smart meter roll-out is well underway. According to statistics published by the government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, by the end of March 2018 there were more than ten million smart meters installed across the UK, in both domestic and non-domestic sites. But why are smart meters being rolled out, how […]

How the ‘rebound effect’ makes us use more energy (and what it is, exactly)

We often take energy for granted, but getting it from grid to business can be complicated. When you start investigating the principles of supply and demand, it can get even more complex. One economic phenomenon that we think is pretty interesting (as energy industry enthusiasts) is known as ‘the rebound effect’. Energy-efficiency technology means we […]