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Biomass Energy Source

What Is Biomass Energy?

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What counts as a utility bidder

What Counts As A Utility Bill? | What Are Utilities?

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Benefits Of Smart Meters For Businesses

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Gas vs Electric Energy

Gas vs. Electric Is Gas Or Electric Cheaper?

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How to Monitor Electricity Usage

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How Do Solar Panels Work?

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Powering the World

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Polluted Cities

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Net Zero Nations

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Zoom Emissions

While video conferencing has been around for years, the coronavirus pandemic has meant that it’s immediately taken on much greater significance.
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Utility and Energy Bill Validation

Do you have a sneaking suspicion that your utility and energy bills are higher than they should be? Get energy & utility bill validation with Utility Biddder.
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Is Electricity Cheaper at Night

Is Electricity Cheaper at Night?

When shopping around for the right busienss energy supplier, you may have come across statements claiming that electricity is cheaper at night. However is this true?
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Price of 1 mWh Electricity

Price of 1 mWh Electricity

When it comes to the mWh price, you only have to analyse 2016 to see the unpredictable nature of wholesale electricity and its cost.
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Should I Fix My Energy Prices Until 2022?

Business energy use dropped dramatically in 2020. As many businesses were forced to work more remotely, should you fix your energy prices until 2022?
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Utility Billing Service Guide

Utility Billing Service Guide

Running a business means having to pay sometimes high amounts for your utility bills. Those utility costs can take up a huge chunk of your profits.
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Business Energy Consultants Guide

Energy consultant's will perform a wide range of services. They are most known for working directly with energy suppliers and getting you the best prices.
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What Affects Business Gas Prices?

When energy prices fluctuate, business owners are often frustrated by the changes. Rising gas prices mean having to pay out more. Business Gas quotes here
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How to Switch Business Gas Suppliers

It used to be that if you wanted gas, you had to buy from British Gas. Now, there are more gas suppliers than ever... Compare Business Gas Quotes Now!
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Making A Claim for Reduced VAT on Gas

A Guide to VAT for Business Gas

When a business reaches the point where it generates a taxable turnover of more than £85,000 a year, it is a legal requirement that it is registered for VAT.
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Reading your business gas meter

How to Read Your Gas Meter

Being able to read your business gas meter is crucial if you want to avoid overpaying. Learn how to read your Business Gas Meter here!
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Understanding your Business Gas Bill

Taking the time to understand what your Business Gas bill is telling you is often the key to learning more about your gas use and how to reduce what you pay.
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Can I Change My Water Supplier?

Until recently the business water market was severely restricted. The average business was not allowed to switch water suppliers. Change water supplier now
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The History of Water Rates

The world needs a lot of water. Yet water usage is not free. So just how much have you been paying for water over the years?
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How to Decide Which Water Supplier is Right for You

In April 2017, businesses within England were granted the ability to change their water supplier, find out which supplier is right for you.
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Explaining Burst Water Mains

Water mains break. That statement shouldn't come as a surprise. When a business is affected by a burst water main
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Out of contract and deemed energy rates

You could be paying more for your business energy if you’re on out of contract or deemed rates. Find out more with Utility Bidder.
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How much energy does a hotel use?

Hotels need to use quite a lot of energy in order to stay well-lit and warm for their guests. So how much energy does such a building use? Find out here.
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Energy Providers

Utility Bidder has created a full list of UK energy providers for both domestic and business energy so you can compare, switch and save today.
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Feed-In Tariffs (FiT) and Smart Export Guarantee (SEG)

Do you know what feed-in tariffs and smart export guarantee rates are? Find out more from Utility Bidder.
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Fixed Price or Variable Energy Tariffs [Guide]

When it comes to business energy, you’ll generally have to choose between a fixed price or variable tariff. Find out the difference with Utility Bidder
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What are the benefits of using green energy sources?

Green energy is something that more businesses are looking into, but what are the benefits of using green energy sources? Find out with Utility Bidder.
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What is a conductor and why are they important?

Conductors allow us to use our electrical devices at home and work, but how do they work and what is a good conductor? Find out more here.
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The Cost of Green Energy Tariffs

Considering switching to green energy but worried it will cost more? It could actually cost less. Find out how with Utility Bidder.
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How to get emergency electricity when you need it

You don’t want to run out of credit on your prepayment meter, so emergency electricity can get you through until you can top your meter up.
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How to get a good EPC rating

EPC ratings are a necessity when selling a property, but with the average rating a D in the UK, how can you improve your EPC rating?
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A business’ guide to Climate Change Levy

Climate Change Levy should be paid by your business, but what exactly is it and how much do you have to pay? Utility Bidder reveals more.
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Running a business in different countries
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Half-Hourly Meters Explained

Helping you understand the ins and outs of half-hourly meters and whether or not your business needs one. Find out more from Utility Bidder.
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How to Compare & Switch Business Energy Supplier [Step by Step]

Not sure where to start when comparing business energy suppliers? Save time and let Utility Bidder guide you through the process, finding you the cheapest rates.
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What is the Energy Price Cap?

Utility Bidder explains what the energy price cap is, how it works, and who benefits from it! Find out more from Utility Bidder.
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What if my business energy supplier goes bust?

Find out what to do if your business energy supplier goes bust. Find out more from Utility Bidder.
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Electric car running costs and electricity usage

Electric cars are becoming the norm, but how much electricity do they use and how much does it cost to charge one? Utility Bidder has the answers.
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How to get an EPC assessment and certificate

Need an EPC assessment but unsure how to get one? Utility Bidder reveals how to arrange one, plus how to get a copy of your certificate.
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How to install insulation

Installing insulation is a relatively easy job that you can do yourself! Find out how to install loft, floor and wall insulation with Utility Bidder.
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How do Water Rates Differ Across The World?

Our team have looked across the world at different rates charged for access to clean and safe water. We share some of the findings from that research - to show how water rates differ depending on where in the world you’re living.,,
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Five Global Water Facts

we’ve put together five fantastic water facts from around the globe to help underscore the incredible part water plays in all of our lives.
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The Four Water Industry Secrets Businesses Should Know

Here are four industry secrets from the water utility providing space.
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6 Unexpected Facts about Business Water Charges

This piece looks not at the costs themselves, but at some unexpected facts about the world of water changes in business.
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How to Lower Your Business Water Charge

Here’s how your business can reduce its water charge this year - either by reducing the water that you use or by other means
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What is Waste Water & How Do You Reduce It?

This guide will look at waste water and what you can do to reduce the amount of it that you produce - either at your family home or on the premises of your business.
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Exploring Waste Water Charges

Performing maintenance checks, running your appliances on full loads, and installing water-saving measures will only get you so far. You have to take waste water into account.
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Do You Need a Business Water Audit?

Here’s everything you could want and need to know about the business water audit process:
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What is a Business Water Audit?

What is a business water audit? Read on to find out.
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An In-Depth Look at Water Meters

Ever wondered how water meters work? Curious to find out if this type of device is capable of helping you to save some cash? If so, be sure to read on.
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How to read your energy meters

Reading your energy meters is essential if you are required to submit meter readings to your energy company. Find out how to read your meters here
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What are the benefits of using green energy sources?

Green energy is something that more businesses are looking into, but what are the benefits of using green energy sources? Find out with Utility Bidder.
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Appliance-buying guide

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Lockdown cycling CO2 saving’s

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Your Business Energy Bill Explained

Business energy bills can be confusing. Utility Bidder helps you to understand the charges and rates on your bill.
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What Causes Electricity Bill to be High?

Is your business electricity bill too high? Find out what causes high business electricity bills, so you can start saving today. Learn more.
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What Industries Consume the Most Energy?

Find out about UK energy consumption and what sectors consume the most energy.
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Energy Contract Renewals Guide – Avoid Penalties

Paying too much for your business energy or coming to the end of your contract. Find out how to avoid expensive energy contract renewals today. Read more.
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Commercial Solar Panels Guide

Considering solar panels for your business? Learn about commercial solar panels here, including expected costs and available grants.
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Renewable Energy for Business [Ultimate Guide]

Thinking about ways to make your business greener? Check out Utility Bidder's guide to renewable energy for businesses. Read More.
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How to Motivate Employees to Save Energy

Easy ways to motivate your employees to save energy at work. Find out more from Utility Bidder.
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How to Make a Complaint About Your Energy Supplier

Find out how to make a complaint about your energy supplier. Find out more from Utility Bidder.
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25 Winter Energy Saving Tips for Businesses

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Why is insulation so important?

We’ve all heard of insulation, but why is it so important that it’s installed in your home and business? Utility Bidder reveals more in this useful guide.
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What is an EPC and do you need one?

An EPC is a legal requirement when you're selling or renting your home or business premises. But what does it tell you? Find out with Utility Bidder.
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Watts, kwH and joules – what does it all mean?

Understanding units of energy, such as watts and joules can be confusing. Utility Bidder explains exactly what they mean when it comes to electricity
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A Guide to the Basics of Electricity

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Understanding Green Energy

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The UK’s Most Common Industries

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Reliable Connections

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Business Energy Efficiency Guide

Switching your gas and electricity supplier is easy and could save you money. Utility Bidder reveals when you should look into switching and how long it takes.
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Utility Bidders Guide to Fracking

Switching your gas and electricity supplier is easy and could save you money. Utility Bidder reveals when you should look into switching and how long it takes.
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Wholesale Energy Prices [Ultimate Guide]

Switching your gas and electricity supplier is easy and could save you money. Utility Bidder reveals when you should look into switching and how long it takes.
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When should I switch my gas and electricity supplier?

Switching your gas and electricity supplier is easy and could save you money. Utility Bidder reveals when you should look into switching and how long it takes.
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What is voltage optimisation and how does it work?

Business gas and electric meter installation is essential. Here’s everything you need to know about these meters and how to get them installed.
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What is a kilowatt hour

It’s important to understand what a kilowatt hour (kWh) is so that you can understand your energy usage. Utility Bidder explains what kWh means in this guide.
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What happens if you can’t pay your bills?

Using energy is an unavoidable part of operating a business but conserving it could help. Utility Bidder looks at what this means and how to do it
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How to conserve energy

Using energy is an unavoidable part of operating a business but conserving it could help. Utility Bidder looks at what this means and how to do it
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How do I find out who my energy supplier is?

Switching suppliers could save your business, but there may be some times when you can’t switch. Find out when these could be with Utility Bidder.
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What is a letter of authority?

Letters of Authority (LoA) can be beneficial to business owners. Use this guide from Utility Bidder to learn what a LOA is and how to write one (full template included!)
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VAT on electricity and gas

VAT is something that is applied to almost all goods and services but what about on your business’ gas and electricity? Utility Bidder’s guide reveals the answer
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VAT for charities and non-profits explained

Rules around VAT for charities or non-profits can be confusing. Use Utility Bidder’s guide to find out how to understand if your charity is exempt from VAT.
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Top 15 wind turbine & wind energy facts

A complete list of interesting facts you never knew about wind energy until now. Wind energy is an ever-growing renewable power source. Read more.
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New business gas and electricity meter installation

Business gas and electric meter installation is essential. Here’s everything you need to know about these meters and how to get them installed.
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Micro Business Electricity Price Comparison

Does your business qualify for a micro-business energy contract? Compare micro-business energy tariffs, prices, and rates. Find out more from Utility Bidder
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Maximum demand meters and charges explained

Is your business paying for maximum demand charges without realising it? Find out more from Utility Bidder around what a maximum demand meter is and how it works.
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Guide to collective switching

Collective switching allows multiple households to switch to the same supplier, saving each one money on their energy bills. Discover more about collective switching
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Find the best energy management software

Utility Bidder has compared the top commercial energy management applications. Compare the best energy management software for your organisation.
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Energy Procurement

Unsure what energy your business needs or how much you should be paying? Energy procurement could be the solution. Utility Bidder explains more.
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Energy Management

Energy management is the process of looking at ways in which your small business could save money on energy. Utility Bidder explains more in this guide.
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Electricity Prices per kWh

It’s important to know not just how much your business is spending on electricity but also how many kWhs you’re using. Utility Bidder compares prices per kWh here.
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Corporate Energy Solutions

Getting the best corporate energy for your business could help to save you money. Utility Bidder explains why it's so important that large businesses pay the right rates.
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Commercial Gas Safety Certificates Explained

Is your business gas safe? Does your business need a commercial gas safety certificate? Find out more from Utility Bidder.
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CMA Energy Market Investigation Business Guide

The CMA completed an investigation into UK energy providers back in 2016. Find out the outcome of its energy market investigation in this guide from Utility Bidder.
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Can I cancel my business electricity contract?

If you’re feeling like you’re overpaying for your business energy or simply just want to switch, Utility Bidder reveals how to go about cancelling an electricity contract.
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