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Energy and water efficiency at home EPC EPCs Energy Performance Certificate energy performance certificates

EPCs: Getting energy information off the page and into your home

• Certificates are needed – but not always understood • We explain the key points page by page • Thousands of pounds of savings possible by taking action Whether it’s to buy or rent, if a home is on the market it needs an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). For homeowners, getting one is also a...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 19/10/2017 - 14:57

19/10/2017

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Green strategy and politics low carbon decarbonisation heating low-carbon heating

Navigating a low-carbon shift in home heating

• Heating needs change to hit carbon reduction targets • New report looks at challenges of low-carbon heating transition • 'No regrets' options such as energy efficiency should be tackled now With 85 per cent of UK homes currently on the gas network, decarbonising heating will be one of the key...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 12/10/2017 - 15:08

12/10/2017

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Energy and water efficiency at home Products and technology Renewable heat renewable heating Renewable Heat Incentive

Is renewable heat right for your home?

• Low-carbon heating could be option for many • Understanding different technologies is key • Insulation and current heating affect possible savings Solar electricity taking off in the UK in recent years has highlighted an appetite for generating energy at home. With warm, comfortable homes and...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 10/10/2017 - 15:12

10/10/2017

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International WWF green energy electricity grid

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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