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Helping to reduce energy with Wales's collective energy switch

Wales is a small country; but one that is able to bring partners together and set up national schemes that can make a real difference. With awareness of energy costs at its highest, and set to become a key element of the forthcoming General Election campaigns, Wales is embarking on its third...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Mon, 23/02/2015 - 09:00



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What's behind the smart meter delay?

Energy Saving Trust smart technology expert, Nick Lomax. The way consumers are able to understand and manage their energy use, based on data collected from meter readings, is set to change - but not as soon as hoped for. Every home in the UK will be offered the chance to have a smart meter...

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




The next step for business fleet owners

Cars eligible for the plug-in car grant have quadrupled from 3,586 in 2013 to 14,498 in 2014, according to figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. With a variety of new plug-in vehicles expected in the market in 2015, we can expect even more significant growth in sales...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Mon, 26/01/2015 - 09:59



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Could 2015 mark a turning point in climate change mitigation?

The year 2015 may be one future generations look back on as either a turning point, or a year when we continue on down the road of irreversible and disastrous climate change. The UN Climate Change conference which will take place in November and December this year is seen by many as our last chance...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Mon, 05/01/2015 - 15:13



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Have yourself a merry lower-carbon Christmas

Christmas is all about excess – eating too much, drinking too much, spending too much and, let’s face it, wasting too much. And thinking green at this time of year can be tricky. However, by following a few simple tips it doesn't have to be such an expensive time for the pocket or the environment...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Tue, 16/12/2014 - 09:00



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Autumn statement 2014: quiet on the green front

Described by some as the Coalition’s “last big economic event” before the 2015 election, what turned out to be the major talking point on the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement from an energy and climate change perspective was just how little there was to talk about. This was typified by sustainable...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Mon, 08/12/2014 - 09:00



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Scotland takes lead in renewable heat

When you live in an area without mains gas, options for heating your home are limited, especially when taking efficiency into account. Being able to heat your home and hot water without taking a large financial hit is a concern for many in rural areas or inaccessible places. With no access to mains...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Thu, 27/11/2014 - 09:00



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British households could save £1.7bn a year

British households could save £1.7bn a year by switching appliances off standby, new research from the Energy Saving Trust has found. In the countdown to next week’s Big Energy Saving Week – a joint campaign between Energy Saving Trust, Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and Citizens...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Wed, 15/10/2014 - 10:40




The UK has draughty homes with lots of appliances and a desire for renewables

Homes are in a far better shape than a decade ago - there are now virtually no uninsulated lofts. The number of F and G rated homes in the UK (the homes which are extremely energy inefficient) has fallen from 29 per cent in 1996 to just six per cent in 2012. The average energy performance rating of...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Thu, 07/08/2014 - 09:02



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Get ready for Energy Saving Week

Energy Saving Week is almost here and throughout next week we'll be discussing energy saving strategies and publishing tips from our top experts who work across the energy spectrum. In the lead up to next week, our Senior Knowledge Manager, Brian Horne, has outlined some of his thoughts for how...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Wed, 16/10/2013 - 15:16