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LENDERS Project: Energy efficiency – the proof is in the lending

• 40,000-home study proves efficiency-bills link • Better performing homes could mean bigger mortgages It’s well-known that an energy efficient home costs less to run. But up to now, that hasn't affected the mortgage market. Things could be about to change with the LENDERS project, undertaken by...

Submitted by David Weatherall on Tue, 18/07/2017 - 16:07

18/07/2017

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Transport electric vehicles charging infrastructure charging network

Queen’s seal for electric ‘filling stations’

• Charging facilities featured in Queen's Speech • Where and how do people want to 'fill up' their electric vehicles? • Location, technology issues still to iron out A notable part of the Queen’s Speech last month was the announcement that petrol stations and motorway service stations will be...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 17/07/2017 - 14:12

17/07/2017

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International electricity grid energy grid renewables

Grids just keep getting greener

Total global investment in renewables was down last year – but that’s not as bad a thing as it initially sounds. The cost of getting solar , wind and other green energy projects off the ground has plummeted – so despite the overall drop in investment, 2016 was still a record year in terms of...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 10/07/2017 - 15:16

10/07/2017

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International energy efficiency climate change

Energy efficiency: an underrated resource of our age

Recent sustainable energy news has been, at best, downcast, focusing on the United States’ Government’s decision to back out of the Paris climate deal. But running in contrast to this, here’s the good news. It appears that energy efficiency has been hugely underestimated by major international...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 06/07/2017 - 15:21

06/07/2017

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Green strategy and politics engineering home energy energy efficiency

Engineers back energy saving as UK priority

In 2015, Energy Saving Trust supported a Frontier Economics report that made a compelling case for home energy efficiency to be considered an infrastructure priority in the UK. The case, when broken down, was a simple one: the multiple benefits of giving energy efficiency the same status as other...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 27/06/2017 - 15:01

27/06/2017

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Products and technology innovation energy innovations green innovations

5 eye-catching green innovations

Cooking food and cleaning water, pollution solutions and quirky sources of electricity are just some of the technological breakthroughs that have stood out recently. Let’s take a closer look. Air pollution to energy? Belgian researchers have come up with a small but clever device that cleans air...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 26/06/2017 - 14:33

26/06/2017

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Green strategy and politics Clean Growth Plan fuel poverty warmer homes energy bills

Clean Growth Plan: Every householder needs help to make their home warmer

• We subsidise nuclear so why not cuts in energy usage? • Scotland testing new innovative equity release schemes While Brexit dominates the political headlines, we shouldn’t forget other pressing issues on the Government’s to-do list. On the energy front, we are still waiting for publication of the...

Submitted by David Weatherall on Fri, 23/06/2017 - 14:08

23/06/2017

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Home electrical appliances using more energy than stated

• Tests need to keep up-to-date with product advancements • In-home monitoring recommended to give real life electricity consumption • Call for consumer awareness campaign A new European study has indicated that some home appliances may be using considerably more energy than stated on their label...

Submitted by StewMuir on Thu, 22/06/2017 - 15:29

22/06/2017

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Transport Clean air pollution electric vehicles

Why we're backing Clean Air Day

• It’s National Clean Air Day this week • Change on the roads needed • Low-emissions choices bring benefits National Clean Air Day is this Thursday (15/06) – and Energy Saving Trust is supporting it. We spoke to Group Director of Transport, Andrew Benfield, about why the awareness-raising campaign...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 14/06/2017 - 08:51

14/06/2017

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Products and technology wind power wind turbines

High times for wind power technology

Wind energy has been a great renewable energy success story. But is the sector’s technology going to look the same as it does now in the future? Some industry players think not – and suggest change might come soon. Looking up, to generate more For one, there’s a possibility that it’s going to move...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 13/06/2017 - 12:35

13/06/2017

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