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    • Former MSE Paloma
    • By Former MSE Paloma 1st Sep 15, 12:32 PM
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    MSE News: Energy usage figures fall, but it doesn't mean you'll pay less
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    • 1st Sep 15, 12:32 PM
    MSE News: Energy usage figures fall, but it doesn't mean you'll pay less 1st Sep 15 at 12:32 PM
    Ofgem has today revised typical usage figures, which are used across the industry to help people compare prices...

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    • Nada666
    • By Nada666 1st Sep 15, 5:26 PM
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    • 1st Sep 15, 5:26 PM
    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
    • By Pincher 1st Sep 15, 11:44 PM
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    • 1st Sep 15, 11:44 PM
    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
    • By patanne 2nd Sep 15, 9:01 AM
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    • 2nd Sep 15, 9:01 AM
    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
    • By Smiley Dan 2nd Sep 15, 9:35 AM
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    • 2nd Sep 15, 9:35 AM
    Correct, so best to aim for net zero energy usage.
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