Hive Active Heating combines a smartphone app with a connected thermostat to let customers control their heating on the go
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Friday 10 February 2012
BG Group is dramatically scaling back plans to employ the controversial practice of "fracking" for shale gas in the US.
Saturday 04 February 2012
Parts of Britain have been placed on amber alert today as the country lies in wait for widespread snow.
Friday 03 February 2012
Four years after her dream of Olympic gold crashed down at the penultimate barrier in the 100m hurdles final in Beijing, LoLo Jones is back on the winning track. The 29-year-old American had surgery last August to fix a tethered spinal cord. Last Saturday, she won the 50m hurdles at the US Open Meeting in New York. "It's all been worth it," Jones said.
Saturday 14 January 2012
Four of the big six energy firms announced cuts in charges this week. If the others haven't followed by the time you read this, they will surely do so early next week.
Saturday 14 January 2012
Npower became the latest energy supplier to cut prices when it announced a 5 per cent decrease in gas tariffs yesterday.
Friday 13 January 2012
Npower became the latest energy supplier to cut prices when it announced a 5 per cent fall in gas tariffs today.
Thursday 12 January 2012
British Gas cut bills for more than five million customers today by announcing an average 5% drop in its standard electricity tariff.
Wednesday 11 January 2012
One of the UK's major energy suppliers offered a glimmer of hope for cash-strapped households today by announcing a cut in tariffs.
Sunday 18 December 2011
Readers ask for help dealing with British Gas and on how to safely become an internet trader
Friday 25 November 2011
Thursday 24 November 2011
British Gas has promised to simplify energy tariffs and provide a more transparent billing system in a bid to regain the trust of its customers.
Monday 21 November 2011
It rather sounds as if the beasts of big business have been spooked by protesters such as the "Occupy" campaign. The instructions for journalists attending today's annual conference of the Confederation of British Industry are full of dire warnings about the strict security arrangements in place. Moreover, John Cridland, the CBI's director-general, is not even revealing who from the Government will address the conference, promising only that the keynote address will be made by a "senior UK politician".
Friday 18 November 2011
There is a certain poetic justice in the news that the warmer weather is being blamed for losses that British Gas has made since April. Profits are down 54 per cent on last year. But the truth is that consumer revenge may be as responsible as divine retribution. The company's decision to hike its gas prices by 18 per cent, and its electricity by almost as much, has led to large numbers of customers switching to other suppliers.
Thursday 17 November 2011
Britain's mild start to the winter and the impact of bill hikes today forced British Gas owner Centrica to scale back its profit forecasts.
Tuesday 01 November 2011
Npower became the second "big six" energy provider to be fined for poor customer service this year, as Ofgem imposed a £2m penalty on the gas and electricity supplier.
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