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Powerloop - Exploring how electric cars can help manage electricity bills

Energy Saving Trust has long promoted the benefits of electric vehicles (EVs) – they save carbon and money, with a smooth ride to boot. But what can driving an electric vehicle offer your home electricity supply? Energy Saving Trust is part of a new project that aims to find out. ‘Powerloop’ is one...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Wed, 19/09/2018 - 09:52

19/09/2018

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How far can you go on an ebike? Plug-in Adventurer takes world record

An ebike on loan from Energy Saving Trust took Plug-in Adventurer and sustainable travel advocate, Chris Ramsey, to a world record. Chris completed his challenge to travel the furthest-ever distance on an ebike over 12 hours, at the Grampian Transport Museum at Alford, Aberdeenshire, on 26th August...

Submitted by Alexandra Dunsf... on Thu, 06/09/2018 - 09:29

06/09/2018

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How to save energy when using your washing machine

• A number of factors affect energy consumption beyond frequency of use • Despite efficiency ratings, wash temperature and load size need to be considered • Better care could result in a longer lifespan for your washer Forty percent of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions come from households. It...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 24/08/2018 - 11:30

24/08/2018

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Boost your commute on an electric bike

• Increase activity, cut fuel costs and do your part for improving air quality with an ebike • Funding opportunities make discovering and purchasing an ebike a ride in the park Thanks to ebikes, cycling longer distances doesn’t have to be exhausting. If you travel under 10km to work, switching to...

Submitted by Alexandra Dunsf... on Thu, 23/08/2018 - 15:42

23/08/2018

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How to be energy efficient online

• Increasing internet traffic requires more power • Tech firms varying responses to the challenge • Individual energy saving measures Digital addiction The UK as a nation is addicted to its smartphones. Government statistics show 90% of households have internet access, with smartphone usage being...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Fri, 17/08/2018 - 11:50

17/08/2018

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Air pollution: find out about air quality in your area

Air pollution has become one of the major issues of the day – and it’s no wonder. The impact of poor air quality cuts across health and environmental concerns, with a respected report suggesting that air pollution in the UK results in around 40,000 premature deaths a year from associated...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 27/07/2018 - 14:59

27/07/2018

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National Clean Air Day 2018

• National Clean Air Day took place on 21 June • Do your part to reduce air pollution and improve air quality • Change on the roads needed • Low-emissions choices bring benefits National Clean Air Day took place last week on 21 June – and Energy Saving Trust is in full support of this important...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 26/06/2018 - 08:56

26/06/2018

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Economics, not the environment alone, to drive the switch to electric vehicles?

• UK motorists feeling the pinch after the three-year high fuel price hike in May • Cost, not carbon policy, set to be the driving force behind the mass move to electric vehicles With the rising cost of fuel and motorists now feeling the pinch of filling up the family car more than ever before, the...

Submitted by Alexandra Dunsf... on Fri, 08/06/2018 - 15:41

08/06/2018

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Turning a spring clean into an energy saving opportunity

• De-cluttering and dusting could prompt energy actions • Small changes can make a big difference to bills and comfort If you’ve decided to give your home a spring clean (and overcome the procrastination stage), then it might be time to consider making some changes to increase energy efficiency...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 03/05/2018 - 11:25

03/05/2018

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Think energy efficiency when renting a home

• Comfort and keeping bills under control are key for renters • Check energy features of potential properties • Using home's EPC can be start of landlord engagement Potential tenants don’t always apply the same level of scrutiny to their potential home as buyers. But when it comes to energy...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 26/03/2018 - 16:29

26/03/2018

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