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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

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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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

03 October 2023

How to bleed your radiators for energy efficiency - Uswitch

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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20 September 2023

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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27 July 2023

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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18 July 2023

Energy-saving tips: tools and gadgets - Uswitch

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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12 July 2023

Energy-efficient laundry tips - Uswitch

Find out how to make washing and drying your clothes as energy-efficient as possible with these top tips from Uswitch and reduce your energy bills.

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12 July 2023

Energy monitors explained - Uswitch

Energy monitors can help you to be more energy efficient and cut your energy usage - find out more with Uswitch.

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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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What is the Boiler Upgrade Scheme?

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme replaces the Renewable Heat Incentive from 2022 - find out what it is and how you could benefit from it here.

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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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What is the renewable heat incentive (RHI)? - Uswitch

This Uswitch guide tells you everything you need to know about the benefits of the renewable heat incentive (RHI) and how to apply for the scheme (updated for 2023).

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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

How do demand flexibility schemes like Utrack Money Back work? - Uswitch

The National Grid's Demand Flexibility Service promises to pay customers for energy they don't use - how does it work, and it is it worth it?

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Ofgem: discover the role of 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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Energy Price Guarantee: what does it mean for you? - Uswitch

What is the energy price freeze and what does it mean for you? Find out how energy prices are changing with the Energy Price Guarantee.

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Average gas and electricity bills in the UK - Uswitch

What does the average UK gas and electricity bill look like? See how your energy usage and bills compare against Ofgem's averages for 2023.

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Energy price cap to rise to £1,928

Ofgem has announced that the energy price cap will increase to £1,928 from 1 January 2024, which means a bill rise at a time of peak energy usage.

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What is Ofgem's energy price cap 2023? - Uswitch

Information on the energy price cap set by Ofgem, set at £1,834 from October until January 2023 and from £1.928 from January to April 2024.

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