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Heat pump warning: Brit quoted ‘up to £13k’ to replace boiler: ‘Much better options!’

Currently, only 1.3 heat pumps have been sold per 1,000 households in the UK, giving Britain the lowest installation rate of any country across Europe. But data from the Government and Ofgem indicates that nearly one in four house owner-occupiers — nearly 3.6 million households — are likely to want to install a heat pump. […]

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Automotive

‘This is an urgent situation’: AA warns of ‘pump fiction’ as fuel prices continue to rise

Yesterday, petrol prices crept up to 191.05p per litre, with diesel also increasing to 198.96p a litre. An average 55-litre family car would cost almost £110 to fill up after the petrol price increase, adding to the pressure of the cost of living crisis. Petrol wholesale price has recovered some cost but remains essentially 5p […]

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With or without a federal gas tax holiday, here are 4 ways to save money at the pump

The recent run-up in gasoline prices is now being felt nearly across the board. The national average for a gallon of gas is currently $4.94 after topping $5 per gallon for the first time ever earlier this month, according to AAA. Last year at this time, the price was $3.07 per gallon. The increase has put a severe […]

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Pump shock, environment drive surge in EVs

Australian drivers are being urged to better understand battery size, charging times and subsidies in the rush to buy electric cars. Electric vehicle sales have risen by more than 400 per cent in the first five months of this year, and are expected to accelerate with the introduction of federal EV subsidies. Concern for the […]

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Automotive

‘I’m fuming’: Hollyoaks star’s tirade at the petrol pump – ‘may as well cycle up the M62’

Stephanie, 43, plays Cindy Cunningham in the Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks. She told TikTok viewers she is “fuming” at the price of petrol after visiting the pumps. She bemoaned rising prices in the video, which the actor filmed from her car.  The actor, from Urmston, has appeared on Coronation Street, Doctors and Holby City. The […]

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Energy crisis: UK handed three-point heat pump plan to slash bills for millions of Britons

Heat pump grant is ‘scheme for wealthy’ says Andy Mayer Heat pumps are devices that work like a refrigerator in reverse, moving heat from the air or ground outside a building to its inside, through the circulation of a refrigerant. In the case of an air source heat pump, for example, thermal energy from the […]

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Energy crisis hell: Minister admits UK ‘could do more’ as Brits face £30k heat pump bills

“If you only exchange the boiler, you leave the people – and often it is the most vulnerable people – you leave them with a leaky, draughty house and a sub-average living quality. Is that fair? Wouldn’t we want to make the living situation of people better?” Asked whether the Government was doing enough to […]

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Automotive

Drivers ditch petrol and diesel as used car sales spike after ‘worst week of pump pain’

Research by Electrifying.com has found that drivers who do 10,000 miles each year and charge on a standard energy tariff could save £80 each month on fuel in a Volkswagen ID.3 compared to filling up a Volkswagen Golf.  At the higher end of the market, those who choose the popular Tesla Model Y over a […]

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Automotive

Petrol prices: Cost of heading to the pump exceeds £100 – why has petrol gone up again?

The cost of filling up an average family car has now exceeded £100 for the first time, with research from RAC showing motorists must now shell out £100.27 to fill up a 55 litre tank with petrol and £103.43 for diesel. Prices have been on the up for a while now but have kept rising […]

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Energy crisis horror as homeowner quoted £16k to install heat pump ‘Reverted to a boiler!’

To help reduce household bills and fulfil the UK’s climate commitments, the Government has made a massive push toward replacing household gas boilers with low carbon heating systems such as air source heat pumps, biomass boilers, and ground source heat pumps. However, these green technologies tend to have a prohibitive upfront cost, which is why […]