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Energy UK: Utility Bills Could Rise

23rd February 2017 by in category Blog tagged as , , , , , ,

Industry body warns of future rises in utility bills The cost of your utility bills could rise again, in a warning to all customers by Energy UK. The industry body stated that cuts in government subsidies and rising wholesale prices have prompted possible price hikes.

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Is LED Lighting Affecting Wildlife?

14th February 2017 by in category Blog tagged as , , , , ,

A University of Exeter study suggests that LED lighting could have some ecological effects Amid a background of cuts to local government spending, LED lighting has been hailed as a cost-saving replacement for sodium street lighting. The lighting standards are flat, clean, discreet and aesthetically pleasing. The brightness of LED arrays has met with mixed […]

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24 Hour Cat Rescue from Electrical Pole

25th January 2017 by in category Blog tagged as , , , , ,

Cat-astrophe averted after bicolour shorthair cat was rescued from 30 feet tall electrical pole – resulting in a power cut If you’re familiar with cats, their free-spirited nature can land them in trouble. Sometimes they come back to your front room with a dead bird or climb up trees (and get stuck up them). Spare […]

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Wind Power Used for Dutch Electric Trains

11th January 2017 by in category Blog tagged as , , , , , ,

Why 100% of the Netherlands’ electric trains now use electricity generated by wind power Whilst Britain sits in the bus lane as far as electrified railways are concerned, the Netherlands’ railways have found a new power source for their electric trains. The Dutch Railways’ electric services are now powered by wind power. Of the Dutch […]

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Top Five Solar Energy Saving Tips

16th November 2016 by in category Blog tagged as , , , , ,

Make the most out of solar energy Here at LJ Electrical of Loughborough, we get asked the question a lot: “How can I get the most out of my solar panels?” This is an important question for anyone who is planning on having solar panels installed on their property. Or for someone who has recently invested in […]

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LED Lighting or Sodium Lighting?

14th November 2016 by in category Blog tagged as , , , , , , ,

How LED lighting compares with sodium lighting Up and down the country, from Loughborough to Louth, or Penzance to Wick, there is one form of lighting which is hitting the streets. That of LED lighting. Though used for some time in traffic lights and as vehicle lights, they are making inroads into street lighting. The […]

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Solar Panels Surpass Coal Power

20th October 2016 by in category Blog tagged as , , , , , ,

Last six months of 2016 sees solar panels taking over from coal Between April and September 2016, energy from solar panels outstripped that of coal power stations, according to a report by Carbon Brief. From April, our use of coal power saw a dramatic fall. Though this was consistent with seasonal demand, high carbon floor […]

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Why Go for Home CCTV?

10th October 2016 by in category Blog tagged as , , , , , ,

A look at how home-based CCTV can improve the security of your home “Crime can’t crack itself” is more than a quote from the John Henshaw sitcom, Early Doors. This could be true in relation to home security systems. With fewer police officers on the beat and less funds for our local police forces, this […]

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The Solar Timeline: An Infographic

20th September 2016 by in category Blog tagged as , , , , , ,

A solar energy infographic by Jessica Draws Contrary to popular belief, solar energy hails from the Victorian era. Many of us may assume that solar panels were a 1970s thing. Some of us may regard leaves as an early example.

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