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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.


  • Energy efficiency

  • Home energy use

  • Electric vehicles and infrastructure


  • BA - University of Southampton

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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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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

05 May 2023

How to bleed your radiators for energy efficiency

How to bleed a radiator: with our step by step guide bleeding radiators is easy. Plus, it can help you save energy and cut your heating bills.

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21 March 2023

What is an energy performance certificate? - Uswitch

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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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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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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Green energy guides written by Ben

Reducing your carbon footprint

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

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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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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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All articles written by Ben

ScottishPower price changes in 2023 - Uswitch

Find out how you could be affected by ScottishPower price changes in 2023 and find out how to get a cheaper deal on gas and electricity. Compare and switch your energy today.

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Octopus price changes in 2023 - Uswitch

Will Octopus energy prices change in 2023? What happens if they go up or down? Find out here.

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EDF price changes in 2023 - Uswitch

Will energy bills from EDF rise in 2023? Discover the latest EDF energy price changes in our roundup. Find out info on the latest energy price rises in 2023.

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OVO price changes in 2023 - Uswitch

Will OVO energy prices go up or down in 2023? Keep up to date with OVO price changes here.

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E.ON Next price changes in 2023 - Uswitch

Will energy bills from E.ON Next rise in 2023? Find out info on the latest E.ON Next changes in 2023 here.

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Ofgem – Discover the role of the energy market regulator

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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