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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….


Plumen: Watts Nott to like?

4 months ago

At Bulb, we love companies that make reducing energy usage simple and appealing. Plumen, a London based designer of innovative low energy lighting, is one such company. Plumen was founded by Nicolas Roope, Michael-George Hemus and Ronnie Renton in 2010. Their mission is to “inspire the…


Happy Paris Agreement Anniversary!

5 months ago

One year ago this week, the Paris Climate Change Agreement, was signed by 195 countries. It was a tremendous global achievement, with former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calling it a “monumental triumph for people and our planet.” Check out this video we made reflecting on…


Trump: “I have a problem with wind”

5 months ago

In a recent interview with the New York Times, President-elect Trump claimed there are three reasons to oppose wind power. Perhaps unsurprisingly, we disagree with each of them. We thought we’d break them down and add some facts to a discussion that threatens to undermine one…

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Wholesale energy market update

5 months ago

Four weeks ago, we updated you on what had been going on with wholesale energy prices. Wholesale energy costs typically make up around 40% of most people’s energy bills, and therefore require close attention. Since we published the blog, prices have remained high, and several other…

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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…

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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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Keeping our prices right

8 months ago

We’ve reduced our prices five times since last winter. You might have heard about it: when each price drop has happened, we make a lot of noise about it because we think it’s a big part of what makes Bulb different. Yes, you save money. The…

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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…


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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2016 is shattering temperature records

1 year ago

Doom! The world is doomed! Temperature is spiraling out of control. Ok, now that we’ve got this melodrama out of our system, it still doesn’t look too great. January 2016 crushed records with the largest anomaly in temperature ever recorded since records began in 1880. January…

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What happens when the wind doesn’t blow?

1 year ago

One of the most common criticisms of renewable energy is that it’s unreliable. If it isn’t sunny, solar can’t produce power. If there is no wind, wind turbines can’t turn. This seems like a fatal flaw, but it’s really just a minor hurdle. Join Bulb in…

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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%…

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Fossil fuel subsidies exceed £10.2 BILLION a DAY

1 year ago

The IMF calculated that the world’s governments spent a total of £3.73 trillion in 2015 on fossil fuel subsidies and their impacts. This is an astoundingly large figure, over £7.53 million every minute. To put this into some much needed context, that’s over £492 a year…


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…