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20/01/2014

In an energy special David Whiteley finds out how to cut household energy bills. Armed with a heat-sensitive camera, he discovers just how much heat our homes are losing. One of the scientists who helped pioneer energy efficient homes in Milton Keynes explains how technology has changed over 30 years. Plus, David visits one of the most energy efficient houses in the country in Essex, and finds out how it's possible to heat a 3-bedroom home for just £120 a year.

From a mansion in Essex to a fish and chip shop, Inside Out goes on the road with the energy detectives, tracking down the thieves who steal thousands of pounds worth of electricity and gas, with honest consumers footing the bill.

Release date:

29 minutes

Last on

Mon 20 Jan 2014 19:30
BBC One Cambridgeshire, East only

Inside the 'green' energy house of the future

Inside the 'green' energy house of the future

The Passivhaus is seen by many as the eco-home of the future; built with high levels of insulation, triple glazing and using heat from objects and people inside the house.

 

Inside Out's David Whiteley goes inside a Passivhaus at Tye Green near Saffron Walden to see why it is being hailed as 'the ultimate energy-saving house'.

 

Watch the Inside Out video feature on the BBC News website.

Meet the inspectors tackling Britain's energy thieves

Meet the inspectors tackling Britain's energy thieves

As energy prices increase, a growing number of people are choosing to steal their gas and electricity.

 

For some it comes down to being cash-strapped, but others are prepared to cheat the system whilst also endangering the lives of neighbours.


 

There is also an increasing number of unscrupulous people willing to offer a service to tamper with meters for a charge of between £10-£500.


 

Watch the Inside Out London video feature on the BBC News website.

Criminal gangs 'hotwire power supply'

Criminal gangs 'hotwire power supply'

Criminal gangs are helping homeowners and landlords avoid paying for power by "hotwiring" supplies for as little as £10, BBC Inside Out has learned.

 

The energy thieves operating in London can tamper with 15 meters in a day, an investigation found.
 

 

 

Read the exclusive Inside Out story on the BBC News website.

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterDavid Whiteley
Series EditorDiana Hare