MSE News: Energy usage figures fall, but it doesn't mean you'll pay less

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Ofgem has today revised typical usage figures, which are used across the industry to help people compare prices...
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Energy usage figures fall, but it doesn't mean you'll pay less

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  • Nada666
    Nada666 Posts: 5,004 Forumite
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    Good to see all the home improvement grants and cross-subsidies being put to good use. All these cosy insulated homes are great news. Only a nasty cynic would suggest the few tenners saved are because householders are too scared to put their heating on as much as before.
  • Pincher
    Pincher Posts: 6,552 Forumite
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    Still a high user, at 22,500/4,700 kWh.


    If you see how many flats they can split a nice four bedroom house into, you would say the average should be even lower.


    Does it really make sense to pay £1,000 or more in standing charge, when it used to cost £200 if you left the house alone?


    Five council taxes, five water standing charges, just look at the shoe boxes they living in? Makes you weep. Learn to share, idiots.
  • patanne
    patanne Posts: 1,286 Forumite
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    Another cynic here, the less everyone uses the more the prices will go up because the energy companies will want to hold on to their profit figure not their profit %.
  • Smiley_Dan
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    Correct, so best to aim for net zero energy usage.
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