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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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Energy and water efficiency at home kitchen home appliances energy efficient appliances

Applying energy efficiency principles in your new kitchen

• Kitchen refurb may be ideal for appliance update • Consider what you actually need • Tech advances and cost decreases for 'best in class' products Are you thinking about a new kitchen? If so, it might also be the time to consider replacing some of your old appliances. Energy efficiency in home...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 24/07/2017 - 15:41

24/07/2017

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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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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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Sending out the right signals on energy use

In the digital age, the signals of mass communication are travelling around us all the time. With the ubiquity of transmission infrastructure, there is plenty of room to consider the potential of energy efficiency and renewables here. Luckily, UK researchers are very much on the case. Fine-tuning...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 09/06/2017 - 15:08

09/06/2017

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International green energy renewables green business

Renewable companies: Big businesses getting serious about green energy

In the last couple of weeks, there has been a veritable scramble among corporate household names to make big renewable energy commitments. Supermarket giant Tesco has pledged to go 100 per cent renewable this year in the UK, and by 2030 worldwide. Coca-Cola has pledged similar for all its European...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 26/05/2017 - 10:02

26/05/2017

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