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Energy demand since lock down: how to get the cheapest energy

Posted by Caitlin Latimer on 4 June 2020 at 3:47 pm

Energy demand since lock down: how to get the cheapest energy

Lockdown is having a strange effect on energy usage in the UK. You may have noticed a rise in your energy bills due to staying home more, however the opposite is happening on a wider scale. Electricity use across the country is significantly lower than it should be at this time of year, due to bu…

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Energy industry taking steps to reduce dependence on greenhouse gas sulphur hexafluoride

Posted by NEF Jemma on 19 May 2020 at 2:37 pm

Energy industry taking steps to reduce dependence on greenhouse gas sulphur hexafluoride

If you're walking down the right path, eventually you'll make progress. – Barack Obama The former president was only half right, unfortunately, when he made his famous remark. As all of us know only too well, if you’re headed down the wrong path and you keep going, you wil…

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How do hydrogen fuel cells actually work?

Posted by Zoe Bodinetz on 1 May 2020 at 3:45 pm

How do hydrogen fuel cells actually work?

Hydrogen fuel cells have been hailed as the ‘fuel of the future’, because of their efficient and environmentally friendly potential. They can be up to 3 times more efficient than the combustion engines usually seen in cars, and only produce water and heat as waste products. KPMG&r…

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How to save energy whilst working from home

Posted by Caitlin Latimer on 14 April 2020 at 9:53 am

How to save energy whilst working from home

As we are currently in lockdown many of us are unexpectedly settling into a new routine of working from home. Amidst juggling childcare, working long hours and feeling anxiety during a global pandemic, the last thing we need is to be worrying about bigger-than-usual energy bills. Although it is i…

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Good energy news you might have missed

Posted by Anna Carlini on 8 April 2020 at 1:44 pm

Good energy news you might have missed

In these challenging times many of us are glued to the latest headlines. We scroll and scroll through the news on our phones and laptops in a bid to feel informed, but unfortunately we end up feeling more despondent and overwhelmed than before. However here at YouGen we believe there are good sto…

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Changes to price cap in 2020

Posted by Anna Carlini on 4 March 2020 at 4:29 pm

Changes to price cap in 2020

The energy price cap, protecting customers from rising energy costs, is lowering, it has recently been announced. The changes will mean an average of £17 saving per household, with average dual-fuel bills going down from £1,179 to £1,162 over a year. The cap will affect those on…

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12 switches every minute in 2019

Posted by Anna Carlini on 21 February 2020 at 12:06 pm

12 switches every minute in 2019

Here at YouGen we are very heartened by UK Energy’s latest report that more people switched energy supplier in 2019 than ever before. It states that a record-breaking 6.4 million households made the switch from their energy supplier over the last year. As we are always advocating to shop ar…

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Air Pollution could be as harmful as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day

Posted by Brychan Williams on 12 February 2020 at 2:54 pm

Air Pollution could be as harmful as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day

Yes smoking is bad for your health but in some places the air you breathe could be as bad for you as 20 cigarettes a day. This is according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Washington and Columbia University, where they observed over 7,000 people across North Carolina, C…

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2019: Electric vehicles in review

Posted by Giles Kirkland on 31 January 2020 at 12:17 pm

2019: Electric vehicles in review

As vehicle manufacturers and fuel coalition meet in Brussels to talk about consistency in defining alternative fuels that will drive the energy transition it’s a good moment to look back at 2019 and the advancements that were made in the EV industry. Long-term energy transition goals de…

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Carbon neutral social housing must be the future

Posted by Finn Goodall on 24 January 2020 at 4:29 pm

Carbon neutral social housing must be the future

One-quarter of the UK's carbon footprint is attributed to construction, demolition, and operation of UK housing. In 2015, the government scrapped a 2005 policy that new homes should be built to use zero carbon. They believed the extended planning process was not worth the investment, due to t…

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