Pimping The Supplier

“If everyone is forced to show everything, what is the benefit of a supplier paying a commission to a price comparison?” Er…there isn’t any benefit to the consumer whatsoever.The benefit is entirely to the energy supplier and the pimp they choose to give a back hander to. heaven forbid that morals and tranparency impinge on…

iMeasure Makeover

The iMeasure site we use to track our energy usage (no alarms and no surprises please) has had a welcome revamp. I can geek out on all kind of stats and comparisons now. Meanwhile prices keep rising as we find ever more frugal ways to offset this. The future’s bright. The future is very expensive.

Flash-Mob Meets Bait And Switch?

There’s a news item on the Beeb about a European scheme to encourage mass energy supplier switching. I have to say I’m not convinced by these schemes. To me it’s a bit like a lemmings flash-mob running head first into a bait and switch scheme which will always be funded by other consumers paying over the odds….

Dreaming Is Free

  There is no point in England’s dreaming… This poll in progress shows the depth of hostility towards the privatised utilities but with none of the three main political parties committed to anything other than more privatisation the public will have to keep it’s wish fulfilments confined to on-line polls.

The Gas And Electricity Game

It’s energy bill time so we’ve submitted our readings online. The total bills for the last quarter are £24.57 for gas and £40.26 for the electricity all inclusive. In this age of ever rising bills that’s reasonably good considering the place is rarely empty in the daytime. The low gas bill is about right for…

Electricity consumption for the past week has fallen to an all time low, for us of 23kWh which is odd as I’m unsure what we’ve really cut back on. We haven’t started offsetting with any minor off-grid initiatives yet but hopefully that will eventuate in the year ahead.

We’ve got our weekly kWh electricity consumption down to 27 kWh for the week with 50% of usage during the cheaper off peak charged period. The biscuits are on me.