This post offers some thoughts on why electricity prices in Great Britain are so high, with a few reflections about what should be done about it.

I signed up back in late 2018 with Octopus Energy’s Agile tariff, which reflects the half hourly wholesale prices. My reason for signing up…

Background

In the UK, the majority of domestic electricity customers are on a standard variable tariffs: a contract which the customer can leave any time, with a single price for electricity used any time of day, which the utility can increase with 30 days notice.

A common variant of this is…

It is commonly perceived that the world has got a lot more argumentative in recent years. When I was younger, I found arguments extremely hard to cope with. Thankfully, over the years, I’ve got better at dealing with disagreement.

My trick is that when I encounter disagreement, I now recognise…

There are now a few different mobile apps to choose from if you’re a customer of Octopus with a smart meter and an iPhone or iPad: Octopus’s own octopusenergy (free), Octopus Energy — Agile Watcher (£0.79), Octopus Energy Watchdog (£0.99) and Octopus Watch (£1.99 — with optional subscription for additional…

Guy Lipman

Fascinated by what makes societies and markets work, especially in sustainable energy. http://guylipman.com.

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