Customers urged to get a free smart energy display

UK consumers getting a smart meter installed are urged to “take up their right” to get a free energy display (pictured). Under new rules that came into effect last week, energy firms fitting a smart meter in homes across the country must offer customers an in-home energy display at no upfront cost. The display is […]

Help electric car users charge responsibly

It will be increasingly important to encourage electric car owners to charge their vehicles responsibly and safely, according to a new industry guide to electric car infrastructure. Consumers will need to take care they limit the impact on the local electricity networks, says the UK’s electrical and manufacturing trade body BEAMA. The UK Government reckons […]

Smart meter savings outweigh MPs’ worries, says BEAMA

Representatives of the electrotechnical industry have lent their support to the Government for the planned roll-out of smart meters. The devices, which allow the monitoring of energy usage in a property, have recently come under fire from critics over estimates of their costs. A report by MPs on the Public Accounts Committee warned the meters […]

New body aims to increase energy savings

A body representing companies who produce energy displays has been launched to help accelerate the blossoming industry of energy efficiency. The Consumer Energy Display Industry Group (CEDIG) will lobby for its members in the energy display industry and is a member Association of the British Electrotechnical and Allied Manufacturers Association. Consumer energy displays, such as […]

Low Carbon Buildings Programme scrapped

The government has scrapped the Low Carbon Buildings Programme in a move it says will save £3m. The closure is part of the government’s £6bn-worth of spending cuts announced on Monday. Of this £6bn, some £85m will come from the Department of Energy and Climate Change, with the first casualty being the LCBP. DECC says […]