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Energy takes centre stage in policy debate

Leading politicians took to the stage on Monday to debate energy policy in the run-up to the general election. In addition to the high-profile party leader debates, the BBC is treating TV audiences to several policy debates between key party representatives. First was the Environment and Climate...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Wed, 22/04/2015 - 09:03

22/04/2015

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EST/NHF social housing roundtable: policy priorities (2)

This is the second of two blogs on how we can make the social housing stock more energy efficient, based on a meeting organised by EST and the National Housing Federation. Hearts and Minds Social housing leaders have to meet the multiple needs of their tenants and also central government priorities...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Sat, 28/03/2015 - 08:00

28/03/2015

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EST/NHF social housing roundtable: policy priorities (1)

The Green Investment Bank has today announced its first investment in the social housing sector, working with the social housing provider Places for People to install highly efficient heating systems in 28 sheltered housing units across the country. About 1 in 6 homes are owned by a housing...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Fri, 27/03/2015 - 17:31

27/03/2015

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Osborne doesn't budge-it on energy policy

Chancellor George Osborne continued his government’s approach to energy policy, balancing funding and encouragement of new renewables projects while also continuing to support fossil fuels. Backing for the much vaunted Swansea Tidal Lagoon will be welcomed by green groups and reflects the Coalition...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Fri, 20/03/2015 - 12:05

20/03/2015

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Energy efficiency and the General Election (3)

With the UK General election less than two months away it is worth looking at what it may hold for energy efficiency policy, the different records and policies of each party and the potential forms the new government might take. Today we look at Ed Miliband’s Labour Party. Labour At first glance,...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Thu, 19/03/2015 - 16:33

19/03/2015

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Energy efficiency and the General Election (2)

With the UK General election less than two months away it is worth looking at what it may hold for energy efficiency policy, the different records and policies of each party and the potential forms the new government might take. Today we look at Nick Clegg’s Liberal Democrats. Liberal Democrats The...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Wed, 18/03/2015 - 15:14

18/03/2015

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Energy efficiency and the General Election

With the UK General Election less than two months away it is worth taking a look at what it may hold for energy efficiency policy, the different records and policies of each party and the potential forms the new government might take. Today we look at David Cameron’s Conservative Party. The...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Tue, 17/03/2015 - 14:19

17/03/2015

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Give landlords a new LESA of life

It’s well known that the coldest homes in England are those in the private rented sector. 9.4% of private rented homes are F/G rated on the Energy Performance Certificate compared to 1.8% of housing association properties. A big part of the problem is that landlords have been reluctant to invest in...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Fri, 13/03/2015 - 14:24

13/03/2015

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How we can ensure a stable future for community energy

Energy Saving Trust Community Services Manager, Graham Ayling, discusses the importance of recent rulings which could have big consequences for the future of community owned renewable energy projects. In my work with local communities I’ve had the privilege of meeting some pretty inspiring people...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Tue, 03/03/2015 - 09:00

03/03/2015

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The power to switch: Q&A with Amber Rudd

Amber Rudd MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) , talks exclusively to EST about finding a cheaper energy deal, and why there has never been a better time to switch suppliers. EST: How will the Power to Switch campaign encourage...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Thu, 26/02/2015 - 09:00

26/02/2015

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