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The cost of living increase is energy

Cost of Living

Increased gas and electricity prices account for almost the entire rise in the UK cost of living since 1997 according to Patrick Collinson in the Guardian: “The average rise in prices for a basket of goods between 1997 and 2016 was 50.7%, but utility bills went up by 139% – …

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Smart meter roll out dropped

Smart Meter

Britain’s hi-tech clean energy future was going to be built around a smart grid of interconnected household and business smart meters.  Connected up to smart equipment like domestic heaters and freezers, the smart grid would enable National Grid operators to balance supply and demand by remotely operating the equipment; for …

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