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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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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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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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Uber electric vehicle trial: 'Appy' drivers?

• EVs win over drivers and passengers in London trial • Concerns raised over supporting infrastructure • Personal impact could spur action Studies that bring instant results are a rare thing – but Energy Saving Trust's recent trial of electric vehicles (EVs) in London with global technology company...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 19/05/2017 - 14:45

19/05/2017

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Providing clarity on energy storage

• Growing interest from companies and consumers • ​Plenty of heat and electricity storage options • New factsheets provide independent guidance Storage is becoming a hot topic in green energy – but it may be hard to know where to start in this brave new world of using what you’re generating more...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 17/05/2017 - 13:24

17/05/2017

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EPCs: How to capitalise on open source home energy data

• Energy Performance Certificate stats released • Chance to target energy efficiency measures • Four key data challenges to overcome More data on the UK’s homes has been made freely available than ever before, after the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) released all its energy...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 11/05/2017 - 14:19

11/05/2017

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Green and corporate giants agree: a clean energy transition is needed now

• Broader range of low carbon advocates than ever • Growth and climate aims compatible – report • Energy efficiency, transport changes needed as well as generation Only a few years ago, it would have seemed absurd to suggest that Al Gore and Royal Dutch Shell might come out fighting for the same...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 28/04/2017 - 14:19

28/04/2017

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Leeds to lead a newer, greener ‘dash for gas’?

A gas revolution is brewing in the north – and this time, there’s no fracking required. Northern Gas Networks (NGN) is looking to turn Leeds into a world-first ‘ hydrogen city ’ by 2030 at the latest, while setting the tone for a UK-wide replacement of methane by hydrogen on the gas grid. It’s...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 27/04/2017 - 14:00

27/04/2017

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Roadshow highlights 'green' cars on the rise

• Roadshow aims to tackle low-emission vehicle myths • Info and test-drives in Clean Air Zone cities Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs) – which include electric and plug in hybrid cars – are on the rise. Growth year on year is impressive with more than 35,000 registrations in 2016, compared to...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 24/04/2017 - 14:55

24/04/2017

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Five of the latest green energy innovations that have caught our eye

Here at the Energy Saving Trust Blog, we like to keep tabs on the latest breakthroughs, announcements and oddities in green technology. Here are a handful of our latest spots. New high for solar PV efficiency The solar energy industry seems to be on a constant quest to prove itself – and this drive...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 20/04/2017 - 15:06

20/04/2017

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Tackling poor practice in wall insulation

• Concerns over cavity wall insulation • Better consumer protection needed • CWI can work well, if appropriately installed Since 1996, 6million homes in the UK have had cavity walls insulated – but there are growing concerns that cavity wall insulation can cause problems. Yesterday, Welsh MP Hywel...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 20/04/2017 - 10:01

20/04/2017

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