The number of consumers switching household energy supplier reached a new high in June, with more than 360,000 people changing their provider. This is a ‘staggering’ 58% increase from June 2014. Over two million (2,323,694) customers have switched in the first half of the year, which is almost one million (1,515,993) more than in the first six months of 2014. The latest electricity switching data also shows 120,115 customers switched to small and mid-tier suppliers in June which is 33% of all switches for the month.
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The number of British families switching energy supplier soared to a record 2.3 million during the first six months of this year, up nearly 30 per cent from 1.8 million in the same period a year ago.
Times 15th July 2016 read more »
Juliet Davenport: We’ve been using old-fashioned utility models based on central control and command but we’re in a world now where we could all generate and store power in our own homes. This will herald behavioural change as consumers become more aware of what they’re using and when. Nearly a million houses in the UK have solar panels installed, and although they are producing small chunks, they do add up to be significant. This energy can be stored in household lithium iron batteries to be used when needed. Worldwide, solar is seen as the technology that will replace oil, but there will be others. We’ve got a real opportunity with tidal power in the UK. We have one of the largest tidal reaches in the world and we’re well placed to do the engineering work here.
Times 14th July 2016 read more »