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Campaign champ to win 1 year’s free electricity in free draw

Cash conscious consumers have been signing up to the Big Energy Switch campaign in their thousands. And, many people registering with the campaign are also signing up their friends and relatives. That means that the good news is spreading – and the greater the number of people who sign up the greater our bargaining power for a better deal. Today, […]

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OneBigSwitch.ie has launched in Ireland.

One Big Switch has launched in Ireland. If you’re looking for the Irish One Big Switch website, check it out here: OneBigSwitch.ie . Join our first campaign the Big Energy Switch to help unlock discounted electricity and gas offers in Ireland. Check it out and spread the word at OneBigSwitch.ie

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Power to the people….

Power to the people, or the power of prayer could become a major legal test in South Africa. Nelson Thabo Modupe says his electricity company should fork out 250 million rand because his religious devotion prevented power cuts during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Nelson, of Lichtenburg, near Johannesburg, is a member of the Zion Christian Church and […]

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See if you can save €200 in 30 minutes with our energy tips.

See if you can save €200 in 30 minutes with our energy tips. Here are five quick and easy ways to save approximately €200 a year in energy costs. In just thirty minutes you’ll make savings that will dramatically reduce your annual energy bill – one of the biggest drains on the household budget. 1. Save on your TV and […]

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Five facts about switching energy that many consumers don’t know…

Five facts about switching energy that many consumers don’t know…….. 1.  It’s simple.  You just need to register with One Big Switch and answer a few questions about your bill so that we can seek to unlock a group discounted electricity bill.  It’s easy with One Big Switch – it takes just a couple of minutes. 2.  It’s free.  Yes, […]

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Are country people being discriminated against by ESB networks?

Are country people being discriminated against by ESB networks? Are you a domestic urban or a domestic rural electricity user? You’ll know by looking at your bill. ESB networks who maintain the electricity network designate your home either urban or rural and a set charge is levied as part of your bill. It’s clearly marked. It totals €139.62 for urban […]

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People power to beat austerity?

Are our electricity prices the most shocking in Europe? Electricity prices are set to rise again in February – by another 2per cent. That follows a rise in the cost of electricity of approximately 3 per cent last November – adding approximately €40 a year to household bills.  And that increase came on top of a €20 charge to subsidise […]

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Householders to get summer bills respite?

Hard pressed householders might be in for a summer bargain from gas suppliers. The likelihood is that  of Bord Gais Energy  will spark a price war among gas suppliers – or at least offer consumers some new bargain buys. If the gas market follows the pattern of change that followed the deregulation of electricity, it will increase competition between energy […]

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Can’t pay your energy bill on time? You’re not alone.

Do you know how much electricity or gas you use each year? Most people don’t and research suggests that’s why householders are shocked when their bills arrive. And, that’s proven by the large number of people who can’t pay their bill in full on time. The Commission for Energy Research says that a typical 3 bedroomed household uses 5,300kWh of […]

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