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Energy and water efficiency at home Natconsumers smart meters

Natconsumers project to turn smart data into smart advice

By Greg Shreeve, Senior Insight Consultant, Energy Saving Trust • Europe-wide project to utilise data from smart meter roll out • Energy and behavioural experts collaborate to develop advice • Emotional and practical energy considerations are key We can all expect to receive more detailed...

Submitted by Guest blogger on Wed, 31/08/2016 - 16:13



Energy and water efficiency at home renovation home improvements

How do you renovate your flat and keep neighbours on side?

By Simon Burton Many people have difficulties with their neighbours, and in flats one has lots of neighbours. We have strict rules in our block of nearly 200 flats: when one can do building works, when you can play music and when you must do nothing to disturb your neighbours. But we all have to...

Submitted by Guest blogger on Mon, 01/08/2016 - 08:31



Green strategy and politics fifth carbon budget Committee on Climate Change

What is the fifth carbon budget and what are the UK's next steps?

Guest blog by Alex White, Policy Officer at the Aldersgate Group Amid the ongoing political turmoil following the Brexit vote the government accepted the UK’s fifth carbon budget yesterday. Following the Committee on Climate Change’s recommendations, this set a target for the UK’s emissions between...

Submitted by Guest blogger on Fri, 01/07/2016 - 16:12



Products and technology Energy and water efficiency at home efficiency Fernox guest blog heating water treatment

Water treatment key to making your home more energy efficient

Global Marketing Director at Fernox, Francine Wickham, explores the importance of chemical water treatment to help make our homes more energy efficient. Tough economic times combined with the increasing cost of living has had one positive consequence, which is that the issue of how homes use energy...

Submitted by Guest blogger on Wed, 07/05/2014 - 08:45



Products and technology Green strategy and politics appliances e-waste electronic waste gadgets guest blog JunkWize Mike Grindy recycling waste WEEE

Tackling company e-waste

In this guest blog, Mike Grindy, one of the founders of junk removal company, JunkWize , discusses the mechanics of disposing of company waste. Anyone who has visited the Eden project will have noticed the striking sculpture of a robotic man outside the biomes. What is so interesting about this is...

Submitted by Guest blogger on Thu, 13/02/2014 - 08:45



International energy efficiency energy policy energy saving green-tech Policy renewable energy renewables smart home sustainability

2014: An important year for energy saving

David Hall is Executive Director of social enterprise, Behaviour Change . In this blog he outlines three key reasons why this year is likely to be significant for energy saving. After Labour’s price freeze plan took the party conference season by storm, energy issues were rarely out of the...

Submitted by Guest blogger on Thu, 30/01/2014 - 09:00



Products and technology Green strategy and politics energy prices Feed-in Tariff FiT green economy guest blog investment microgeneration Mr Renewables National Grid PV renewables SMEs solar power

Why it still pays off for businesses to invest in renewable energy

Guest blog by Frank Hartkopf from Mr Renewables Small and medium sized businesses thinking about investing in renewable energy technology have encountered some uncertainties recently. With the government’s Feed-in Tariff scheme having been capped, is it still financially viable to invest in solar...

Submitted by Guest blogger on Tue, 21/01/2014 - 08:45



Green strategy and politics climate change Community energy DECC ECO energy saving Government Green Deal green economy

Meeting the UK's retrofit challenge

Head of Environment and Climate Change at Birmingham City Council , Sandy Taylor, outlines projects and initiatives used by the local authority to provide energy saving services to its residents. The Green Deal is providing a huge opportunity for housing associations and local authorities to access...

Submitted by Guest blogger on Mon, 09/09/2013 - 09:00



Transport electric cars EV

Charging ahead with electric vehicles

As electric vehicles become more popular, Energy Saving Trust transport expert, Fergus Worthy, outlines how rapid charging works and why it's a good time to think about driving an electric vehicle. Ask people how long they think it takes to charge an electric car and most will probably say around...

Submitted by Guest blogger on Thu, 29/08/2013 - 13:30



Energy and water efficiency at home carbon reduction ECO eco-homes energy efficiency energy saving insulation

Staycation in style in an eco superhome

In a guest blog, SuperHomes online marketing manager, Gordon Glass, takes a look at eco-homes which can offer inspiration to those seeking to implement energy efficiency measures in their own homes or for anyone looking to take a holiday at a green guest house. As the UK enjoys the hottest summer...

Submitted by Guest blogger on Thu, 15/08/2013 - 09:00