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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
These two books are the perfect starting place to help you get to grips with one of the most vitally important aspects of our society - our homes and living environment.

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    Just come across an 85% increase in electricity unit rate in 2-and-a-half months. What are your suppliers like?
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      CommentAuthordjh
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2021
     
    By a lucky coincidence I switched to a fixed price tariff just before the mess began. It expires next June, so I'll see then.
    • CommentAuthorSimonD
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2021
     
    Our variable green tariff went up by not far off 50% at the beginning of November.:sad:
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    Heating oil price is unregulated and is now at 300% of its mid-pandemic low point. That means it is now 110-120% of its pre-pandemic level.

    The Ofgem electricity price cap has fallen and then risen much less dramatically than that, though it looks like it will need to rise again in the spring, if any electricity companies are still left in business by then!
    • CommentAuthorCliff Pope
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2021
     
    The price of seasoned logs in west Wales has gone up by 11% since last year.
    • CommentAuthorArtiglio
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2021
     
    For various reasons , i’m on a commercial gas tariff and so not protected by the cap. The kwh rate is now 9.763p and the standing charge increased to £1 ( nigh on quadrupled).
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      CommentAuthordjh
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2021
     
    Posted By: Artigliothe standing charge increased to £1
    Interesting. Why has the standing charge increased - that shouldn't be affected by gas prices? How have they justified it?
    • CommentAuthorArtiglio
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2021
     
    DJH, as fas as i’m aware i’ve not had any justification by post etc, getting hold of anyone to speak to is ,as with many companies, pretty much an impossibility. It’s on the to do list , but that’s seems never ending at the moment.
    • CommentAuthorJonti
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2021
     
    Maybe it is because they are losing so much money on domestic customers it is a way to claw money back by hiking the standing tariff on businesses?
    • CommentAuthorjamesingram
    • CommentTimeDec 20th 2021 edited
     
    my current rate with Octopus

    Electric
    20.11p/kWh 24.11p/day
    Gas
    3.95p/kWh 23.85p/day

    Brazen!, I know, but if anyones thinking of changing to them click on this and well get £50 each to spend on mince pies and ginger ale :bigsmile:

    https://share.octopus.energy/brass-lemur-504
    • CommentAuthorbhommels
    • CommentTimeDec 21st 2021
     
    Listed below are the Ecotricity tariffs over the last few years.
    Yes they are expensive, but also properly green. Hope they don't go bust anytime soon.
    year - pence/kWh(gas) - pence/kWh(electricity)
    2018 4.3 17.6
    2019 4.5 19.1
    2020 4.8 20.2
    2021 6.5 24.3
    2022 7.9 34.4

    On the upside, the tariff developments makes me ever happier with the solar PV array.
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