E.ON customers can compare energy use with the Joneses

E.ON customers can now compare their energy bills with households of a similar size and type and against the most energy efficient homes in their areas. The energy firm has joined forces with US company Opower to launch the ‘Saving Energy Toolkit’ – an online platform which will provide tailored advice to consumers and help […]

Opower saves two terawatt hours of energy

Home owners using software by US technology provider Opower have saved more than two terawatt hours of energy. The firm’s behaviour-influencing energy efficiency programme includes an online hub which users can check in to look at home energy reports and SMS text alerts about energy use. Saving two TWhs is the same as taking all […]

Are you more energy efficient than your neighbours?

You can now find out if your neighbours are saving more on their energy bills than you, thanks to a new service launched by a UK energy firm with the help of a US energy software company. First Utility announced its my:energy programme today, which helps consumers compare their energy usage against their neighbours and […]

Yahoo! users “spend $110 more on energy” than Gmail

Yahoo! users are spending an average $110 (£70) more on their energy use a year than Gmail users, according to American analysts. The average Yahoo! Mail household in the States uses 11% more electricity per year than a Gmail household. Data analysts at US energy use tracker Opower looked at whether there was a link […]

Facebook mobilises US energy savers

Facebook is launching a campaign to raise awareness of their energy use with social media. Along with the USA’s Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and energy managers Opower, the California-based social networking website is hoping to persuade some of its 800million active users to be more efficient. An application on the website will let consumers […]