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Keeping promises: we’ve cut our tariff again

3 days ago

We’re cutting our bills by 3%, and calling for other energy suppliers to do the same. Wholesale energy costs have come down since January, so we’re passing the savings on to our members. We promised to be quick to change our tariff when costs go down….

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Bulb members changing lives: a visit to Crisis

3 months ago

In December, we experimented with how our referral rewards work. During the festive period, when Bulb members successfully referred one of their friends or family to Bulb’s renewable energy, we donated £50 to Crisis, the national charity for homeless people. The idea to donate to Crisis…

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Which animal are you?

3 months ago

Let’s face it, energy is a pretty intangible thing, and it isn’t easy for people to see the impact they’re having by switching to renewables. That’s why we’re experimenting with different ways to show Bulb members what a great thing they’re doing by going green. The…


The inaugral Bulb member meet up

6 months ago

We love members getting in touch with ideas. Our name was chosen by our members and it was our members who came up with the idea of refunding exit fees (nice job!). Suggestions and criticism mean we’re able to constantly improve. We believe that the people…

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Wholesale energy: what’s going on and why it matters

7 months ago

Wholesale energy costs make up around 40% of most people’s energy bills. There’s been noticeable volatility in wholesale electricity and gas markets recently. So, we wanted to give a more detailed explanation of what’s been going on. All our electricity comes from renewable generators. But the…


We ain’t rampin’ with our variable tariff

7 months ago

Every one of the 43 active suppliers in the UK energy market is required by law to have a default tariff that has variable prices that go up and down with the market, commonly known as their ‘Standard variable tariff’ (SVT). For a long time now,…

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Thanks for an amazing first year

8 months ago

This week marks our first birthday, and a massive thanks to all our members for helping make it happen. Without you, we couldn’t have helped so many people with their energy bills or spread the word about renewables nearly as well. Genuinely. The positive support, feedback,…

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Our pig poo is as veggie friendly as organic carrots

8 months ago

One of the most debated subjects in the Bulb community is whether our green gas is vegetarian-friendly. We thought a comparison might be interesting. We’ve looked, and firmly believe that our biomethane is vegetarian-friendly. In fact, it’s as veggie friendly as organic veg. If not more…

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Babies, swimming and Twixes

9 months ago

I became a parent recently and I was genuinely surprised by the extent to which it changed the way I think about climate change. The environment has always been on my radar, obviously. Since back in the day when I was being led through how to…

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We’ll pay your exit fees

9 months ago

You guys have the best ideas. We chatted recently with someone who was determined to join Bulb, but said that they had to stop and go back when they realised that they might have exit fees with their old supplier. They suggested that we pay for…


Brexit, Bulb and You

10 months ago

The dust is beginning to settle on a tumultuous period for the United Kingdom. We want to address Brexit, its potential impact on your energy bill and renewable energy more broadly. Like many, we weren’t expecting the vote to Leave the EU. Despite the result, we’re…

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Bulb is now a B Corp!

11 months ago

We’re incredibly proud to announce that Bulb has become a certified B Corp! Certified B Corps are companies that use the power of business to solve social and environmental challenges and make the world a better place. Not only that, they’ve got a delightful logo you’ll…


Refer a Friend: Give £50 + Get £50

12 months ago

Calling all Bulbites! We’ve made it easier and more rewarding to share the Bulb love with your friends, family, interns, colleagues, and anyone you see on the street with your own personalised referral link. We’ve also set the rewards HIGH. Right now, if you refer a friend you get…


Drake and Bulb – A match made in hydro heaven

1 year ago

Our flow’s like Drake’s: reliable, always fresh and independently sourced. When we started Bulb we made some decisions about the type of energy we wanted to supply. We wanted it to be renewable, affordable and sourced from here in the UK. That’s why we’re incredibly proud…

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Bulb’s green gas is biomethane

1 year ago

It’s 2016. Of course we’re going to be renewable. That’s why 100% of our electricity comes from renewable sources. Green gas is a little more tricky, since almost all of the UK’s gas is natural gas from the North Sea and other non renewable sources. 10%…


Amazing job opportunities to join Bulb right now

1 year ago

We’re building a truly innovative independent energy supply business in the UK. We’re no ordinary business so are looking for extraordinary people for our job roles.   We’re hiring Take a look at our careers page to see everything that we’re hiring for. We’ll update it…

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Fracking. Where does Bulb stand?

1 year ago

Few environmental issues have sparked as much controversy in recent years as fracking. People argue passionately on both sides: Pro-frackers think it’s an affordable and safe way to get, much needed, natural gas. Anti-frackers are dubious about its economic merits, see the chemicals used as a…

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Bulb hydro generation TRIPLES in December

1 year ago

December was the wettest month on record in the UK. Ever. Wales, where our hydro plant happens to be, received a staggering 32 cm of rainfall, almost double what it normally gets at the same time of year. If you didn’t know already, we’ve teamed up…

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List of New Years resolutions… from easiest to hardest

1 year ago

New Years resolutions are difficult. It’s hard to find one that seems meaningful enough, but also isn’t so ridiculous that you’re never going to keep it up. Honestly, has anyone ever really kept up their resolution to go for a brisk morning run twice a week…