Britain’s long heatwave threw the country’s green energy revolution into reverse and pushed up carbon emissions this summer, but 2018 was still UK’s second greenest summer.
Halogen lightbulbs are soon to become obsolete in the UK following a ban made by the European Union. Retailers will have to replace their stocks of halogen lightbulbs with more energy-efficient alternatives, such as LEDs or compact fluorescent bulbs.
Brexit could drive up energy bills, power companies have said, because trade barriers threaten to increase the cost of importing gas and electricity across the Channel.
Northern Ireland consumers face a winter of rising energy costs after a third supplier hiked electricity tariffs by nearly 20% as well as becoming the first to increase the price of gas
Compare the Market says air conditioning units and fans could significantly boost bills. The research shows an average air conditioning unit could consume around 21,600 watts if used all day and night, significantly increasing energy consumption and bills.
The energy regulator, Ofgem, is due to set out the level of the government’s energy bill price cap on Thursday, which will protect more than 10m households on default tariffs.