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Net Zero or Zero Carbon?

Land reformer, Andy Wightman, raised the issue of net zero or zero carbon whilst highlighting the number of large companies buying land in Scotland to offset their carbon emissions.Companies, who are investing in thousands of acres of land, often peatland, with the intention of planting trees to achieve net zero have been called ‘green lairds’.Opinion

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Should VAT on gas and electricity be cut?

Households have been warned that they face an energy bill ‘double whammy’ this year. The expected big rise in April and October, has raised the question, should VAT on gas and electricity be cut? Prices risingIn December, Dame Clare Moriarty, Citizens Advice Chief Executive, said: “Energy customers are facing a multibillion-pound bill, in large part because

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Join Our Team

A wonderful opportunity to join our teamThis year holds so much potential for Energy Angels, with further developments to our offered services; broadening our portfolio of industry leading suppliers and a number of projects aimed at finding a solution to end fuel poverty.4 Full-time roles available to start immediately:Role: Customer Service AdvisorSalary: Starting £21k -

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Households Face a Big Rise in Energy Bills

Damming analysis from retail energy advisors, BFY Group has warned that households face a big rise in energy bills in April.The report, commissioned by Citizens Advice concludes that “Ofgem allowed unfit and unsustainable energy companies to trade with little penalty.”Wholesale gas prices may have steadied recently, but with more supplier failures expected, it’s difficult for

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Ofgem Investigation into PayPoint

An Ofgem investigation into PayPoint has resulted in admittance that PayPoint breached competition laws.PayPoint has agreed to remove exclusivity clauses from its pre-pay customer contracts with energy suppliers, as well as pay £12.5 million to the regulator.Additionally, PayPoint has agreed to overhaul its services as a result of the four-year investigation. Who is PayPoint?Established in 1996,

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Fuel Poverty

Over four million households are estimated to be living in fuel poverty in the UK and are unable to afford to heat their home to an adequate temperature.The three main fuel poverty contributors to are:Low incomePoorly insulated homesHigh fuel pricesIt is reported that the latest energy price cap from 1st October 2021 will result in

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Additional Funding for Residents

Although there are government-funded energy discounts available to help during the winter months, there is also additional funding for residents, particularly those households most vulnerable and struggling with the rising cost of living.Auriga, based in the West Midlands, work with organisations to support their customers in vulnerable circumstances have partnered with the British Gas Energy Trust to

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What is net zero?

We’re a week into COP26, the United Nations summit aimed at driving action on climate change and accelerate net zero action, but what is net zero?COP26, in Glasgow, has four main goals: Secure global net zero by 2050 and keep 1.5 degrees within reachAdapt to protect communities and natural habitatsMobilise financeWork together to deliver Naturalist and filmmaker,

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