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Energy forecast can help take advantage of a greener grid

• WWF green energy forecast launches • Concept could lead to more renewable electricity being used • Tech and tariffs offer chance to save cash and carbon Weather forecasts are forever useful; whether it’s helping you decide whether to take an umbrella with you when you leave the house, or giving...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 26/09/2017 - 12:20

26/09/2017

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Energy and water efficiency at home Renewable Heat Incentive RHI financial support

The Renewable Heat Incentive is changing

On Wednesday 20 September 2017, there were some important changes to the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). The domestic RHI is the government scheme to get more people installing green heating technologies in their homes. For those considering installing a ground-source heat pump (GSHP), air...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 22/09/2017 - 14:39

22/09/2017

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Energy and water efficiency at home Scotland Home Energy Scotland Scottish Government

Climate Week 2017: Celebrating the work of our partners in Scotland

It’s Climate Week in Scotland. The awareness campaign highlights the importance of reducing emissions and adapting to the changing climate, and the Energy Saving Trust is using the opportunity to thank its partners for playing a part in a success story that’s seen thousands benefit from advice...

Submitted by IanMountford on Mon, 18/09/2017 - 10:02

18/09/2017

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Transport Scotland Scottish Government sustainable transport

Scotland is serious about sustainable transport

Good news has come in twos for Scotland. Firstly, the country has just been voted the most beautiful in the world . Second, a raft of sustainable transport measures have been announced – meaning it promises to be easier than ever to get around Scotland while making low-carbon choices that will help...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 12/09/2017 - 13:36

12/09/2017

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Transport TFL ULEVs taxis electric vehicles ULEZ

Going ultra-low in London

• Raft of research presents vision of transport future • Work underway to boost charging infrastructure • London leads - but can others follow? Ultra Low Emissions Vehicles (ULEVs) are set to take off in London – and Energy Saving Trust research is having a significant impact on decision-makers...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 21/08/2017 - 15:32

21/08/2017

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Energy and water efficiency at home kitchen appliances energy efficient appliances

How to get the most out of your kitchen appliances

• Simple changes can improve energy performance • We cover some of the best ways to save cash and CO 2 • If you need to change, choose the best Having a more energy efficient kitchen isn’t simply about replacing all your appliances with better-performing new ones. Such a move would be unaffordable...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 17/08/2017 - 09:49

17/08/2017

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Energy and water efficiency at home renewables solar PV generating electricity

Getting the most out of solar electricity

With almost 800,000 installations across the UK to date, it’s clear that there’s something attractive about solar PV . By using the sun’s energy to generate electricity , you can save money on your electricity bills, earn money from the electricity you generate and that you sell back to the grid,...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 09/08/2017 - 16:06

09/08/2017

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Transport Air Quality Plan air quality air pollution

Air Quality Plan: Cleaning up UK transport

• New air quality plan takes on diesel, petrol engines • Good starting point, says transport expert • Low-carbon transition needs careful planning The UK Government has recently published its amended air quality plan – with the proposal to stop the sale of all new diesel, petrol and some hybrid...

Submitted by Jacob Roberts on Mon, 07/08/2017 - 16:01

07/08/2017

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Energy and water efficiency at home refurbishment home improvements extensions

Turning a home extension into an energy saving opportunity

• Space and warm rooms key issues for householders • Going beyond Building Regulations can bring gains • Insulation, heating and lighting to tackle as you extend In the last three years, 16 per cent of homeowners have extended their property. It can be an attractive idea: it adds space and value,...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 02/08/2017 - 13:23

02/08/2017

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Energy and water efficiency at home Superhomes Retrofitting Sustainable homes

A decade of SuperHomes: Be inspired by eco-retrofitting

SuperHomes has been throwing open the doors of some of Britain’s most sustainable properties for ten years. This drone footage is a shining example of how a home can be retrofitted to be eco-friendly, sustainable and low carbon. Unlocking energy efficiency So what makes a home Super? First and...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 31/07/2017 - 15:45

31/07/2017

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