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Millions of elderly people forced to ration energy over winter

Compare the Market says 23% of people older than 65 limited energy use over the last few months to save money

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It’s not just a myth – EV batteries really do suffer in the cold

That’s the conclusion from a new study undertaken by the American Automobile Association

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Brooklyn prison hit by heat and lighting failure

Temperatures in the Metropolitan Detention Center have dropped to as low as 9.5C°C in some cells

‘More needs to be done to help disabled people get energy efficient’

A new report says more expensive or difficult to engage customers must not be forgotten

UK’s elderly urged to sign up to Cold Weather Priority initiative

It allows the vulnerable to be prioritised when it comes to delivering fuel supplies during winter months

‘Beast from the East’ claimed 2,000 lives

Deaths among vulnerable and elderly people sharply increased over the cold snap

UK’s largest water firms ‘didn’t do enough against Beast from the East’

Water regulator Ofwat said a lack of proper emergency responses caused ‘significant hardship’

Current cold spell ‘sets gas demand soaring’

The current cold spell sweeping Europe could see temperatures fall by as much as 12°C below seasonal norms and has already set gas demand soaring. That’s according to a new report from analytics business S&P Global Platts, which suggests storage levels are becoming depleted across the continent. It says wholesale gas prices, which are strongly […]

The elderly feel the chill from bills this winter

  Cold temperatures this winter are making older people across the UK worry about their health and finances. That’s according to a survey of 2,000 respondents aged above 65 by comparethemarket.com, which suggests more than two-fifths of this group are worried cold weather will lead to higher energy costs. As many as 11%, totalling around […]

Inefficiency means ‘renters overpaying by £13m a month’

Pockets of inefficient rented housing in the UK mean tenants are overpaying on energy by around £13 million every month. That’s according to a new study by insurance firm AXA, which suggests despite UK landlords generally making significant energy efficiency improvements in the last two years, as many as 200,000 homes could still be in breach […]