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

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
    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
    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
    Correct, so best to aim for net zero energy usage.
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