Facebook and Twitter powering up energy firms?

An increasing number of consumers are turning to social media first to voice their complaints or flaunt a product – and it seems energy companies are increasing their presence on the web too. New research has revealed UK power providers are taking to Facebook and Twitter to engage with their customers. British Gas has been […]

Energised tweeters at #EL2015

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Happy tweeters at #EL2014

We’ll be bringing you plenty of the best tips and exclusive speeches from yesterday’s Energy Live 2014 at the Barbican – but to get the ball rolling, here’s a few thoughts on the day from some top tweeters!

‘Make our tweets green’, Twitter told

Twitter is being urged to follow in the footsteps of other internet giants by using 100% renewable energy to power its data centres. Activists from Greenpeace protested outside Twitter’s headquarters in San Francisco this week as part of its campaign to pressure the company in “making our tweets green”. Its latest report ‘Clicking Clean: How […]

npower’s Wayne Mitchell’s blog

The changing face of news If you were playing one of those word association games and someone said ‘news’ to you, what would you immediately think of? ‘Paper’ is what comes to my mind. But that’s probably me showing my age. Today’s internet-loving consumers are far more likely to say Twitter (230 million regular active […]

Super Furry Animals singer gigs on top of wind turbine

The singer and keyboardist of Welsh band Super Furry Animals is performing on top of a wind turbine tonight in protest against nuclear power. Cian Ciaran, a founder member of the alternative rock-pop group known for tracks such as ‘Hello Sunshine’, is playing the free gig to coincide with the release of his own new […]

A growing appetite for social media

Did you know that at the end of last year, Twitter accounts topped 200 million worldwide – with 17% of these estimated to be UK based? That equates to roughly one account for every two people in Britain, which is pretty mind boggling when you consider that Twitter was only created in 2006. In less […]

Using Twitter to promote low carbon at the Olympics

EDF tries to catch the Olympic buzz by using social networking.

Energy Minister’s question time – on Twitter

Energy Minister Greg Barker is set to embrace twenty-first century technology by answering questions about energy bills via Twitter. Mr Barker will take to the social media platform on Thursday 6 October for an hour from 11.30am. Members of the public will have the chance to pose questions about rising energy prices and household energy […]