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Ben Gallizzi

Senior Content Editor - Energy and Electric Vehicles

About the Author

Ben has been the Senior Content Editor for Energy at Uswitch for three years, having previously spent time at marketing agencies and in the proptech industry.

Among other areas, he specialises in home energy use and electric vehicles, and is passionate about ensuring that energy customers get the information they need to make the right decisions for them in a challenging period for households across the country.

Expertise

  • Energy efficiency

  • Home energy use

  • Electric vehicles and infrastructure

Education

  • BA - University of Southampton

Featured in News

Ben has been interviewed on BBC Breakfast, LBC News, Bloomberg Radio and various national and regional broadcast outlets, and quoted in several high profile publications including:

EV charging guides written by Ben

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Ultra Low Emission Zones

Looking to find out more about Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZ)? Uswitch explains what you need to know about ULEZs when travelling in London.

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What is the lifetime cost of an electric vehicle?

How does the cost of an EV compare to that of a petrol or diesel car over their respective lifespans? Find the crunched numbers here.

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Image of a blue tesla with white overlay' The European capitals with the highest density of EV charging stations'

The European capitals with the highest density of EV charging stations

With several major countries pledging for their cars to go all-electric by 2040, our Electric Vehicle (EV) charging team has analysed data to reveal which European capitals have the highest density of EV charging stations.

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Electric car myths: busted

Some drivers still believe certain EV-related myths, but are they valid? We bust some of the more persistent myths here.

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The best EU countries to live in for EV charging

Find out which countries are the best for electric car owners, based on price and available EV charging points.

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Electric vehicles and accessibility

With electric vehicles becoming more popular around the world and in the UK specifically, how suitable are electric vehicles and charging points for drivers with accessibility needs?

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Energy efficiency guides written by Ben

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22 January 2024

By hand or by dishwasher: which is more energy efficient? - Uswitch

Wondering if it's more energy-efficient to wash your dishes by hand or use a dishwasher? Find out with Uswitch and cut your energy bills.

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22 January 2024

Energy saving lightbulbs - Uswitch

Low energy lighting and energy-saving lightbulbs may have had bad press in the past, but they've come a long way and can really save you money.

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22 January 2024

Energy-saving tips for your TV, computer and laptop - Uswitch

Find out how to use your TV, computer, laptop and other electronic devices in the most energy-efficient manner with top tips from Uswitch.

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22 January 2024

Energy-efficient hot water - Uswitch

Cut the cost of your hot water with tips and advice on the most energy-efficient and cost-effective methods of heating water from Uswitch.

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22 January 2024

104 energy saving tips for your home - Uswitch

With working from home the new normal and energy prices high, it's important to keep your bills as low as possible. The best ways to do that are in our guide featuring 104 energy-saving tips.

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22 January 2024

Energy-efficient cooking - Uswitch

Read Uswitch's top tips for energy efficient cooking and find out how to cut energy consumption in the kitchen.

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Green energy guides written by Ben

Reducing your carbon footprint - Uswitch

What is a carbon footprint, how can it be measured, and what can you do to reduce your carbon footprint?

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Ground source heat pumps - Uswitch

What is a ground heat pump, how does it work, and how effective it is for reducing your carbon footprint at home? Find out everything you need to know.

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What are the pros and cons of wind farms - Uswitch

How do wind farms produce and supply energy? This Uswitch guide to wind farms explains how they work, along with a rundown of the pros and cons of wind energy.

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Microgeneration of sustainable energy - Uswitch

Everything you need to know about microgeneration for your home, including wind, solar and small-scale renewable energy sources.

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Air source heat pumps - Uswitch

Air heat source pumps are semi-renewable and can save you money on your home heating costs. But are they right for your lifestyle and property?

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Domestic wind turbines - Uswitch

There are many advantages of wind power, and with an estimated 40% of Europe's wind blowing over the UK, we're in a prime position to take advantage of it.

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All articles written by Ben

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Switching energy when moving house - Uswitch

Set up a new gas and electricity supply when you move to ensure you're on the best energy deal and discover how to inform your energy provider before moving home.

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Discover why 2024 energy price changes affect energy bills - Uswitch

Find out which suppliers have increased or decreased their energy prices and how that affects your energy bills in 2024.

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How much energy do I use? - Uswitch

Discover how to calculate your monthly energy usage. Work out how much gas and electricity you use and how much you could save by switching energy suppliers.

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When is the best time to switch my energy deal?

You probably know it's a good idea to switch your energy, but do you know when is the best time to do it? Our guide explains how to avoid exit fees and get the best deal for you by switching at the right time.

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Consumer rights for energy customers - Uswitch

What are your rights as an energy consumer? Can your supplier raise its prices? Have you been mis-sold an energy plan? All this and more in our guide

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Ofgem: the energy market regulator - Uswitch

Find out how Ofgem works with both energy suppliers and consumers. Discover how the UK energy regulator helps ensure consumers get a fair deal on their energy.

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