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Energy sector must offer consumers choice, clarity and low cost tariffs

Wednesday 21st August 2013

Last week, the BBC reported on news from the Office for National Statistics that households in England and Wales have dramatically cut their energy use, with average consumption of gas and electricity falling by 24.7% in six years.    However,...

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Ofgem’s competition reforms needs to mean lower prices and not more complexity

Tuesday 18th June 2013

Last week Ofgem announced its latest move in the ongoing shake up of the energy market to help consumers.   Following previous calls to simplify tariffs, Ofgem has confirmed the new measures are designed to "break the stranglehold of the big six...

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Tariff comparisons: simple is better

Thursday 6th June 2013

This week Which? has been strongly critical of Ofgem’s proposed Tariff Comparison Rate (TCR). Rather than simplifying energy tariffs for consumers as Ofgem claims, Which? has argued that the TCR will in fact make matters even more complicated. Instead...

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Smart meter delay should be seen as an opportunity, not a reprieve

Thursday 16th May 2013

Last week the UK government announced that the start of the smart meter roll out would be delayed from 2014 until at least the autumn of 2015. According to DECC, more time is needed for the design, building and testing of smart meter equipment. It’s...

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Who is taking responsibility to make the big changes in the energy market?

Tuesday 23rd April 2013

Last month Navetas launched Loop, our new product designed to help people save energy and money in the home, at the Ideal Home Show. While we were there we spoke to a wide range of consumers who were all concerned about their energy bills and the feedback...

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Putting consumers in the Loop at the Ideal Home Show

Wednesday 20th March 2013

Last week we announced the launch of Loop, our new product designed to help people save energy and money in the home, and this week we are at the Ideal Home Show (stand 1K91) putting it in the hands of consumers. It is a massive show with hundreds of thousands...

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Navetas and Texas Instruments technology platform will deliver the full potential of smart energy

Tuesday 23rd October 2012

Smart grids and smart meters herald a new era of energy management for governments, energy suppliers and for consumers, placing far greater levels of useful information at our fingertips just when it is needed, at each link of the supply chain. However,...

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UK government right to fight EU VAT ruling on energy efficiency products

Wednesday 26th September 2012

Earlier this month the BBC reported that the UK government is fighting an EU decision to force the UK to raise VAT on energy efficiency products from 5% to 20%. More specifically, the European Commission has ruled that a VAT reduction brought in by the government...

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