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Is an electric car right for me?

With 2018’s new vehicle license plates set to be launched, many people around the UK may well be thinking about a new car. But is it time to consider plug-in options? It’s important to ask questions when you’re making a purchase – especially one as significant as a car. And if you’re thinking about...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 23/02/2018 - 11:27



Transport Clean air buses retrofit local authorities

Large vehicles targeted as new clean air measures take hold

• Clean Bus Fund helps local bus fleets curb emissions • Coaches, vans, trucks striving to meet new city standards • Accreditation scheme ensures retrofits up to the job Quality public transport services are a massive part of a low-carbon future – but that’s not to say that there isn’t room for...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 21/02/2018 - 15:03



Getting the best from energy efficient lighting in your hall

• Lighting design expert looks at entrance lighting effects • Low light ok, without big contrasts • Hints and tips on LED light fittings In this final part of this series on getting great aesthetic effects from low-energy lighting such as LEDs, we talk to lighting designer Graham Festenstein about...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 19/02/2018 - 13:51



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Dryer costs tumble as technologies improve

• reveals the long-term benefits of best-performing dryers • B and C rated models lag behind heat pump dryers Times are changing for tumble dryers with energy label ratings of B or below. New figures from , the best in class home appliances site run by Energy Saving Trust...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 15/02/2018 - 15:53



Getting the most from energy efficient lighting in your bedroom

• How do you use LED lighting to get a cosy effect? • Lighting design expert explores the options • Lamps and dimmers key We’re taking an in-depth look at the aesthetic side of installing energy efficient lighting such as LEDs in the home. In previous blogs we’ve explored the living room and...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 14/02/2018 - 10:50



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Getting the best from energy efficient lighting in your kitchen and dining area

• Lighting design expert gives top tips for key room • Using light and shadow to create attractive effects • Managing open-plan areas In the third part of our blog series on creating attractive effects using energy efficient lighting with designer Graham Festenstein , we move on to the kitchen and...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 13/02/2018 - 16:34



Transport Retrofitting efficient transport transport

Cleaning up bus emissions in Scotland

Scotland is taking concerted action on air pollution – and Energy Saving Trust Scotland is playing its part by administering a £1.6million Scottish Government scheme to install low-emissions upgrades on existing buses. Bus operators with routes in the country’s key areas for monitoring air...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 12/02/2018 - 15:02



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2018: A community energy fightback?

• Policy changes hit local schemes - but it's far from the end • National energy changes bring local opportunites • Community Energy England CEO lays out the challenge ahead In recent years, community energy seems to have been teetering on the brink of a breakthrough into the UK energy mainstream...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 08/02/2018 - 11:14



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How to get the best from energy efficient lighting in your living room

• Part Two in our lighting series with design expert • Creating a liveable lounge with LEDs • Simple effects and more control can be key In the first part of our series of blogs with lighting designer Graham Festenstein , he talked us through the initial things to consider when changing to low-...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 07/02/2018 - 14:16



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How to get the best out of energy efficient lighting

• LEDs becoming the norm - but questions remain • What are the best light effects to use around your home? • We speak to lighting design expert on the options out there LEDs are becoming the dominant energy efficient lighting option – but for many, they remain a new and quite daunting technology...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 05/02/2018 - 11:53