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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 recently been featured and quoted in several high profile publications including:

EV charging guides written by Ben

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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The fastest charging electric sports cars on the market

With the popularity of electric sports cars on the rise, Uswitch conducted a study to find out which EV sports cars were the fastest to charge.

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Energy efficiency guides written by Ben

Electric car charging station around Crouch End area on London street
18 January 2023

What’s the impact of electric cars on my energy bill?

How much does it cost to charge an electric car in the UK? How long does it take to charge an electric car? Find out in this easy-to-follow Uswitch guide.

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18 January 2023

Should I heat the whole house or just the room I'm using?

Wondering if it's cheaper and more energy efficient to heat your whole house or just one room? Get the answer and cut your heating bills with Uswitch.

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18 January 2023

Is it more energy-efficient to keep the heating on all the time?

Find out whether it is more energy-efficient to keep your heating on all the time or to set the heating to come on at specific times of the day.

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18 January 2023

Summer energy bills - the cost of keeping cool

Energy bills typically drop in the summer, but keeping yourself cool at home can bump up your energy costs in ways you might not expect.

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17 January 2023

What is an energy performance certificate?

An energy performance certificate is required if you are selling, renting or building in the UK. Find out how to get one, and how it can save money

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22 December 2022

Energy-saving tips: tools and gadgets

Tips and advice on tools and gadgets that could help you with energy-saving heating. Find products to help cut your heating bills.

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Green energy guides written by Ben

Hydropower for the home

How does hydropower work? Is a domestic system feasible? How much does it cost, and what are the main benefits of hydropower? We’ve got the answers here.

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Microgeneration of sustainable energy

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

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Wind farms: What are the pros and cons of wind energy?

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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An air source heat pump

Air source heat pumps - reduce your carbon emissions | 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

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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Ground source heat pumps - low carbon heating solution | 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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All articles written by Ben

Informal carers and energy bills

Help for carers with energy bills - an estimated 6.5 million people in the UK act as informal carers. Many informal carers live with vulnerable friends or family, which can have an effect on their bills.

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Understanding energy tariffs | What are the different types of energy tariff?

Do you wonder why there are so many different energy tariffs for domestic gas and electricity? In our guide to energy tariffs, we'll explain how and why energy suppliers offer different energy and pricing. You can then compare the different tariffs and decide what is the best type for you.

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Gas and electric costs | Understanding kWh

What is the gas and electricity cost per kwh in the UK? To understand what a kWh costs, you first need to know what the difference between a kWh and a kW is. Discover all you need to know about understanding electricity price per kWh.

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What is an Economy 7 meter? | Understanding Economy 7

Do you have an Economy 7 meter? Find out everything you need to know about Economy 7 meters and tariffs, including how to tell whether you have an Economy 7 meter, how Economy 7 tariffs work and how to get the best energy deal for you.

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Switching energy supplier for a cheaper deal | Uswitch

Looking for a cheaper gas or electricity supplier but not sure where to start? Check out our step-by-step guide on how to find a better energy supplier.

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Arguments over energy usage on the rise in UK households

Uswitch research has shown that in the wake of high energy bills, more people are now arguing about energy use than they previously were.

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