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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

12/02/2018

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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

08/02/2018

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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

07/02/2018

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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

05/02/2018

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Cold comfort: American-style fridge freezers proving energy guzzlers

They may look the part, but when it comes to energy bills, American-style fridge freezers are proving a not particularly positive addition to UK kitchens. In, fact, they can cost three times as much to run as conventional models, according to new data from ToptenUK.org . Energy Saving Trust runs...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 01/02/2018 - 17:16

01/02/2018

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Energy and water efficiency at home Big Energy Saving Week energy efficiency energy saving energy switching

Big Energy Saving Week: Simple advice to bring big results

It’s Big Energy Saving Week , so it’s probably no surprise to see us showcasing some easy ways to save money and make your energy and water consumption more sustainable. So, what have we got? Wise up to energy bills Well, firstly, we reckon it’s really important to simply understand your energy...

Submitted by Julian Roberts on Thu, 25/01/2018 - 10:34

25/01/2018

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Scotland and Canada trade insights on home energy labelling

• Canadian delegation visits Scotland to learn more about EPCs • Getting the most out of home energy assessments a key issue A delegation from Natural Resources Canada was in Edinburgh this week, as part of a collaboration – funded by the UK High Commission in Ottawa - helping to bring energy...

Submitted by David Weatherall on Wed, 24/01/2018 - 10:30

24/01/2018

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Revealed: The barriers to a better energy deal

• Non-switchers missing out on serious cash • Lack of energy awareness at odd with other consumer choices • Not all suppliers and tariffs are the same To kick off Big Energy Saving Week , here’s some pretty shocking news: if you haven’t switched energy supplier in six years, you could be £1,500...

Submitted by Julian Roberts on Mon, 22/01/2018 - 11:46

22/01/2018

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Energy and water efficiency at home

Big Energy Saving Week puts tariffs to the test

Big Energy Saving Week starts this coming Monday (22 January) – and as ever, it’ll be offering plenty of advice and information that could save householders hundreds of pounds. The big theme of the week is switching energy supplier. Along with our partners Citizens Advice and the Department for...

Submitted by Julian Roberts on Fri, 19/01/2018 - 11:01

19/01/2018

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Bringing a brighter start to 2018

• Shops and business could save big through lighting changes • But using the right products and fittings is key • Premium Light Pro project set to assist commercial LED upgrades We may now be a few weeks past the shortest day of the year, but it’s still pretty dark outside. We’ll still be doing our...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 18/01/2018 - 14:44

18/01/2018

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