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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 electric vehicles taxis

Charged up for Uber electric vehicle trial

• More than 50 electric cars will be available in London • Introduction of private hire EVs to another UK city by Autumn • 3-month study into programme to be conducted by EST Energy Saving Trust trials and testing often make the news – but more column inches are guaranteed when it's a trial...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 13/09/2016 - 16:11

13/09/2016

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Green strategy and politics low carbon green North

Can low-carbon investment drive a northern renaissance?

• Report puts sustainability at heart of 'Northern Powerhouse' • Regional green success stories highlighted • Government may be warm to the idea—author The Northern Powerhouse, the Government's move to boost prosperity and opportunity in the North of England, has endured uncertain times of late. A...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 12/09/2016 - 15:56

12/09/2016

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Green strategy and politics renewables global sustainability

'Safe bet' green tech looks to secure place at top table

• Renewables to be a solid investment amidst market turmoil - report • Clean energy R&D set to rise • Still a huge change needed to face down fossil fuels The world of investing may be an unpredictable place, particularly when the world at large seems to be in more turmoil than usual, but...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 08/09/2016 - 16:20

08/09/2016

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Green strategy and politics UK energy supply low-carbon technology

Building capacity for big UK energy changes

• Transforming energy supply will cost hundreds of billions – report • Imports up, through energy usage down • Out with the old – in with what, exactly? Research from Barclays has put a number to the amount of money needed to transform the UK's energy supply over the coming years, and it's a stern...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 07/09/2016 - 15:15

07/09/2016

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Local and community energy Community energy local energy

SmartKlub: The community energy club

• Start-up company wants to change local energy schemes • Complexities stopping UK reaching potential — CEO • Cities, suppliers and local groups need to get together At the Energy Saving Trust, there's a firm belief that good data and collaborative working is the only way to bring about local low-...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 26/08/2016 - 14:13

26/08/2016

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International solar energy Morocco

Morocco aiming to become big solar power player

• Aim to generate 42% of electricity from renewables in 4 years' time • Project could potentially reduce oil dependence by 2.5million tonnes • Morocco and Portugal signed cooperation agreement on renewables Morocco has an ambitious plan to generate 42 per cent of its electricity from renewables by...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 24/08/2016 - 14:48

24/08/2016

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Energy and water efficiency at home District heating Scotland

District Heating Loan: Bringing heat closer to home

• Major district heating investment on horizon • Scotland's District Heating Loan scheme shows the way forward • Case studies show human impact With the £320million Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP) currently under consultation, there's set to be a lot more action on district heating projects...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 22/08/2016 - 16:27

22/08/2016

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Transport EV electric vehicles

Record breakers: the electric vehicles going the distance

• EV performance progresses dramatically over last few years • Distances travelled on a single charge increases • World's fastest electric car can do 0-62mph in 2.6 seconds 'Range anxiety' – not being confident about how far you'll get on a single charge – is often cited as a key concern around...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 19/08/2016 - 14:59

19/08/2016

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Energy and water efficiency at home solar PV Wales

Making 'green' homes a reality in Wales with solar power

• Wales scheme offers affordable zero-energy housing • Passive house features meet solar PV • Practical challenges can be overcome - company CEO From Wales' first large-scale PV plant to zero-energy affordable housing, North Pembrokeshire company Western Solar is not messing about when it comes to...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 16/08/2016 - 15:38

16/08/2016

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Energy and water efficiency at home Topten UK home appliances

Topten Energy: Your independent guide to energy efficient appliances

Energy Saving Trust have been in charge of Topten UK since 2015 – an initiative somewhat unsurprisingly set up to highlight the leading products for energy efficiency. It's all about making the market clearer for consumers looking to make the best choice, with low running costs and environmental...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 12/08/2016 - 15:19

12/08/2016

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