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Targeting Charging Review (TCR)

TCR covers both Transmission Network Use of System (TNUoS) and Distribution Use of System Charges (DUoS), and looks to ensure that overhead costs the network companies face in running of the network are recovered under a charging structure that is fair. These overhead costs are referred to as residual costs and will be recovered through a fixed charge.

How Bad are Bananas? The Carbon Footprint of Everything by Mike Berners- Lee

Book review by Phil Ager. Lockdown has given me more time to read and so I thought I might share details of a book I have enjoyed during the past few weeks. ‘How Bad are Bananas, The Carbon Footprint of Everything’ has been a fascinating and insightful read that delves into the carbon footprint of everyday activities.

Don’t you want me 40 years later?

In January 1981, with the Human League’s number one hit “Don’t you want me” playing in the background, Control Energy Costs was set up in a small office in Streatham.


At Control Energy Costs, we are often asked what criteria define a microbusiness, as they have added protection when it comes to how energy suppliers manage their accounts.

What is the difference between net zero and carbon neutral?

The Greenhouse Gas Protocol establishes a comprehensive framework for measuring and managing greenhouse gas emissions from private and public sector operations, value chains and mitigation actions.

Energy demand and supply in 2021

During 2020, with the move to home working, we saw a significant increase in home energy usage, countered by a big reduction in the commercial sector, as factories, offices and the hospitality sector closed their doors for extended periods of time.

My thoughts on 2020 - Phil Ager Managing Director

Phil Ager, our Managing Director reflects on the positives of 2020

TCR - what does it mean for business energy?

It has come to our attention that there are several energy brokers out there who are suggesting the Targeted Charging Review (TCR) will lead to an increase in energy costs of 25% for UK businesses.