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Gary Hartley is Energy Saving Trust's expert blogger. He has extensive experience researching and writing on a number of topics, with particular expertise in sustainable energy, policy, literature and sport. As well as providing regular blog content, Gary has also been published in numerous...

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Transport Retrofitting efficient transport transport

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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Local and community energy Community energy community

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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Lighting energy efficient lighting energy-saving lighting LEDs energy efficiency lighting series

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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Energy and water efficiency at home energy efficiency fridges

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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Lighting energy efficient lighting LED lighting LED

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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Loft conversions and energy saving ambitions

• Loft conversions present chance to future-proof home • Building Regulations require insulation – but you can do more • Chance to make solar power cheaper Loft conversions are the ideal option if you're looking for more space but don't want to extend upwards. But there's plenty to consider as you...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 15/12/2017 - 10:10

15/12/2017

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Let the light shine in with energy efficient lighting

• Low energy lighting now dominates the market • Many types of fittings available • Our guide helps you make an informed choice Energy efficient lighting is now pretty much the norm. Vast improvements in product performance, as low-energy options have become mainstream, mean that these days there...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 28/11/2017 - 15:16

28/11/2017

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Transport Fleet Hero Fleet Hero Awards Fleet Heroes

Fleet Hero Awards 2017: Meet the fleets that went the extra mile

• Fleet Heroes pick up awards at London event • Pollution and emissions targets; crucial time for fleets • Hear from two winners leading on electric infrastructure Last Thursday (9 November) saw the prizes given out at the twelfth Fleet Hero Awards – with the field more competitive than ever...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 15/11/2017 - 14:12

15/11/2017

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Five green innovations that caught our eye

From time to time, we like to take a look at some of the green technological breakthroughs being touted for possible roles in our sustainable future. Here are five of our recent favourites. The road to faster EV charging? Image: Rice University The ability to charge electric vehicles (EVs) with...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 30/10/2017 - 15:44

30/10/2017

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