Socket Store Electrical Blog

Keep warm and carry on this winter


The recent revelation that nine out of 10 Brits plan to ration energy this winter in order to afford their gas and electricity bills got the Socket Store team thinking. Four years ago, we brought you our top 10 tips for reducing energy bills – advice which still stands today. But, always keen to p... Continue reading →

The future is renewable for energy secretary Davey


The prospects for renewable energy in the UK have never been better, energy secretary Ed Davey has told a conference of workers in the wind and marine renewables industries. According to the secretary for energy and climate change, the government is putting into place the most ‘robust and stable... Continue reading →

Energy worries fuel a return to rationing


Nearly nine out of 10 Brits will be rationing energy this winter in an attempt to keep their energy bills as low as possible. Worries about the high cost of gas and electricity bills are fuelling the move, with bill payers preparing to leave rooms unheated and switch on the heating for fewer hours t... Continue reading →

Homes heated by poo power!


‘Gas’ bills are taking on a whole new meaning in Birmingham, where homes are being heated by poo power! In a UK first, water company Severn Trent Water has injected the largest quantity of green gas produced from processed poo into gas pipes serving residential areas. Under the innovative treatm... Continue reading →

LED trio far from blue after winning Nobel Prize!


The Nobel Prize for Physics recognises developments that are of the ‘greatest benefit to mankind’ – and this year’s winning invention has certainly had a ‘long-lasting’ effect! The 2014 prize has been awarded to the three Japanese scientists who helped develop blue LEDs, or light emittin... Continue reading →