Market Research RSS Feedshttp://www.djsresearch.co.ukMarket Research RSS FeedsWed, 23 May 2018 13:52:08 BST Survey reveals people in London are least likely to change energy suppliers Survey reveals people in London are least likely to change energy suppliers: A survey has shed light upon the areas of the UK most likely to change energy suppliers, with London dwellers least likely to make the switch at 44%. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-people-in-London-are-least-likely-to-change-energy-suppliers-04180 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-people-in-London-are-least-likely-to-change-energy-suppliers-04180 12 million energy customers have not changed providers in 5 years Twelve million energy customers have not changed providers in five years: A report published by smart meter company, The Labrador, has revealed many UK households have not changed energy providers over the last five years and 18 million believe they are on the best deal. . The Energy Profile Report 2018 compiled and analysed data from the firm's 'Labrador Retriever' device, which revealed the number of people paying energy bills based on actual meter readings was just 12% over the last decade. And, according to Labrador, less than 15% of energy customers pay for their gas and electricity based on meter readings. The report also suggests that many people do not know the different offers energy companies have available for customers, with 5.5 million believing they offer the same, and almost 18 million thinking their tariff is the 'best deal'. It also revealed many users who are in rental properties (4 million), continue with the supplier set up by the landlord or a previous tenant when they move into a property. Uncertainty about energy bills According to the findings, 2.2 million people are unsure about whether their bills are calculated using actual or estimated meter readings and many do not know how much their electricity and gas is costing per month. Lack of knowledge surrounding bills could mean many households are paying more than they need to for their energy. In 2017, Ofgem said there were 13 million UK customers on "poor value standard variable rates", which could mean an additional £300 extra to pay in bills over the course of year. "Energy is one of the biggest household bills, but less than 20% of us switched provider last year," said Jane Lucy, founder and CEO of The Labrador. "The Energy industry has profited for years as a result and done nothing but cause confusion and generate misinformation which is making the situation worse. People need a transparent service they can trust, that is committed to work for them.' http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/12-million-energy-customers-have-not-changed-providers-in-5-years-04181 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/12-million-energy-customers-have-not-changed-providers-in-5-years-04181 Support for renewable energy is at an all-time high in UK, reveals government survey Support for renewable energy is at an all-time high in UK:The number of people in favour of clean energy hit a record of 85% this month, according to a new government survey. The new figures show an increase in public support over the last three months, up from 79% in February. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Support-for-renewable-energy-is-at-an-all-time-high-in-UK-reveals-government-survey-04179 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Support-for-renewable-energy-is-at-an-all-time-high-in-UK-reveals-government-survey-04179 Middle age US consumers are most likely to turn to IoT devices to save money on energy bills http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Middle-age-US-consumers-are-most-likely-to-turn-to-IoT-devices-to-save-money-on-energy-bills-04129 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Middle-age-US-consumers-are-most-likely-to-turn-to-IoT-devices-to-save-money-on-energy-bills-04129 Poll shows Republicans divided by energy policies http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-shows-Republicans-divided-by-energy-policies-04065 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-shows-Republicans-divided-by-energy-policies-04065 Majority of US corporations aim to convert to renewable energy, survey finds http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-US-corporations-aim-to-convert-to-renewable-energy-survey-finds-03963 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-US-corporations-aim-to-convert-to-renewable-energy-survey-finds-03963 Survey reveals why consumers are not switching their utilities supplier http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-why-consumers-are-not-switching-their-utilities-supplier-03957 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-why-consumers-are-not-switching-their-utilities-supplier-03957 Poll finds 65 percent of Australian voters support Finkel’s clean energy target http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-finds-65-percent-of-Australian-voters-support-Finkels-clean-energy-target-03951 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-finds-65-percent-of-Australian-voters-support-Finkels-clean-energy-target-03951 Recent survey reveals US drinking water has the highest contamination rate http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Recent-survey-reveals-US-drinking-water-has-the-highest-contamination-rate-03842 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Recent-survey-reveals-US-drinking-water-has-the-highest-contamination-rate-03842 Utilities survey reveals that over one third of people prefer bottled water to tap Utilities survey reveals that over one third of people prefer bottled water to tap: Conducted by water supplier Queensland Urban Utilities, the survey reveals that 35 per cent of respondents prefer bottled water to tap ' resulting in Australians spending an average of $600 million on bottled water, per each. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Utilities-survey-reveals-that-over-one-third-of-people-prefer-bottled-water-to-tap-03839 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Utilities-survey-reveals-that-over-one-third-of-people-prefer-bottled-water-to-tap-03839 Government survey reveals that a third of respondents are against fracking Government survey reveals that a third of respondents are against fracking: Conducted by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the recent Energy and Climate Change Public Attitude Tracker revealed that 33 percent of respondents are against fracking, whereas 16 per cent were in favour of the process. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Government-survey-reveals-that-a-third-of-respondents-are-against-fracking-03838 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Government-survey-reveals-that-a-third-of-respondents-are-against-fracking-03838 Drinking water safety is a top concern for US water infrastructure, according to a Google survey http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Drinking-water-safety-is-a-top-concern-for-US-water-infrastructure-according-to-a-Google-survey-03832 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Drinking-water-safety-is-a-top-concern-for-US-water-infrastructure-according-to-a-Google-survey-03832 New plans for energy supply estimates to save UK customers and businesses up to £40 billion by 2050 New plans for energy supply estimates to save UK customers and businesses up to £40 billion by 2050: the UK Government are developing plans to alter the way in which energy is stored and distributed to consumers in order to keep costs down. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-plans-for-energy-supply-estimates-to-save-UK-customers-and-businesses-up-to-40-billion-by-2050-03773 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-plans-for-energy-supply-estimates-to-save-UK-customers-and-businesses-up-to-40-billion-by-2050-03773 Recent monthly energy review reveals that renewable energy is increasingly contributing to US energy production and consumption Recent monthly energy review reveals that renewable energy is increasingly contributing to US energy production and consumption: Statistics show that renewable energy is on the rise; contributing to a tenth of US consumption and 15% of electricity generation. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Recent-monthly-energy-review-reveals-that-renewable-energy-is-increasingly-contributing-to-US-energy-production-and-consumption-03760 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Recent-monthly-energy-review-reveals-that-renewable-energy-is-increasingly-contributing-to-US-energy-production-and-consumption-03760 Number of people who believe climate change is happening is increasing Number of people who believe climate change is happening is increasing: A recent survey of 2,045 people throughout the United Kingdom has revealed that the percentage of people who believe that climate change is happening and has been caused by humans has increased to 64 per cent. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Number-of-people-who-believe-climate-change-is-happening-is-increasing-03559 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Number-of-people-who-believe-climate-change-is-happening-is-increasing-03559 Survey finds most British people in favour of smart meters Survey finds most British people in favour of smart meters: According to a recent utilities survey by Smart Energy GB, the vast majority of people who have had a smart meter installed in their homes would recommend the technology to others, at a rate of 81 per cent. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-most-British-people-in-favour-of-smart-meters-03478 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-most-British-people-in-favour-of-smart-meters-03478 Survey reveals that one third of working families find paying energy bills difficult Survey reveals that one third of working families find paying energy bills difficult: A recent utilities survey has revealed that one in three working families find it hard to pay their energy bills, as the pressure increases on energy suppliers to do more to help less well-off households find cheaper deals. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-that-one-third-of-working-families-find-paying-energy-bills-difficult-03401 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-that-one-third-of-working-families-find-paying-energy-bills-difficult-03401 Personalised energy experience desired by consumers, survey reveals Personalised energy experience desired by consumers, survey reveals: The findings of a recent survey by Accenture have revealed that customers are interested in having energy management technologies in their homes, with the vast majority calling for a personalised energy experience. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Personalised-energy-experience-desired-by-consumers-survey-reveals-03359 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Personalised-energy-experience-desired-by-consumers-survey-reveals-03359 Ofgem survey finds poor customer service drives customers away Ofgem survey finds poor customer service drives customers away: A recent survey by the energy regulator, Ofgem, has revealed that nearly half of the Big Six energy companies' customers were forced to look for an alternative utilities provider after receiving poor customer service when making a complaint. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Ofgem-survey-finds-poor-customer-service-drives-customers-away-03326 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Ofgem-survey-finds-poor-customer-service-drives-customers-away-03326 Survey finds two thirds of Wales want all electricity to come from renewables Survey finds two thirds of Wales want all electricity to come from renewables: According to a recent survey by the conservation organisation, WWF, approximately two in three individuals in Wales would like all of the country's electricity to come from renewable sources. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-two-thirds-of-Wales-want-all-electricity-to-come-from-renewables-03280 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-two-thirds-of-Wales-want-all-electricity-to-come-from-renewables-03280