Should we all wear jumpers to save energy bills?
Premium Content

Access "Should we all wear jumpers to save energy bills?"

Published: 07 Nov 2013

The current controversy over rising energy prices is interesting for a number of reasons. First because of the way Ed Miliband caught the government (Conservatives and Liberal Democrats alike) flat-footed with his pledge to freeze energy prices for 20 months if Labour wins the next election. There’s no doubt that the pledge resonated with many voters. The response of the governing parties and most newspapers appeared to owe more to the interests of the energy companies than their customers (and voters). And energy companies like SSE, British Gas and Npower haven’t done their cause any favours by jacking up their prices in the meantime. Anyway, from an IT angle, the saga has provided a couple of noteworthy points. First, there was the embarrassing Twitter car crash when British Gas decided to invite questions from customers using the #AskBG hashtag just after it announced price rises of over 10%. The company received more than 16,000 comments, nearly all of derogatory. Then a government minister suggested one way to beat the price rises was to wear jumpers at... Access >>>

Access TechTarget
Premium Content for Free.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

What's Inside

  • News
    • RM exits PC market, leaves 300 unemployed by Alex Scroxton

      After 35 years in the trade, RM has called time on its PC business to refocus on its software and services offering, with 300 set to lose their jobs as a result

  • Columns

More Premium Content Accessible For Free

  • MicroScope: December 2014
    MIC_1214_ezine_16p-MED.jpg
    E-Zine

    Virtualisation technology still presents numerous opportunities for resellers and this issue looks at the general landscape, as well as what is ...

  • MicroScope: November 2014
    MIC_1114_ezine_15p-MED.jpg
    E-Zine

    Just what are the current opportunities around wireless networking for resellers? Are Christmas parties back on the channel calendar? What are the ...

  • MicroScope: October 2014
    MIC_1014_ezine_14-MEDIUM.jpg
    E-Zine

    An issue highlighting the changing purchasing habits and the need for the channel to have a wide base of client contacts.