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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

31/08/2016

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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

01/08/2016

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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

01/07/2016

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Energy and water efficiency at home Water Saving Week water efficiency

Small changes can make a big difference during Water Saving Week

In this guest blog, Ana-Maria Millan of the Consumer Council for Water explains why it is so important to save water and offers some easy tips. Given how much time we spend under our umbrellas in the UK you could be forgiven for thinking the one thing we are not short of is water. But the huge...

Submitted by Guest blogger on Mon, 23/03/2015 - 12:14

23/03/2015

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Green strategy and politics Energy and water efficiency at home advice Big Energy Saving Week Community energy energy bills energy efficiency smart meters

Why Big Energy Saving Week is important: Age UK

In this guest blog, Age UK external affairs advisor, Mervyn Kohler, explains the importance of Big Energy Saving Week in helping everyone save energy. On the evidence of a handful of recent conversations with older people’s groups, the significance of the simplification of energy tariffs and the...

Submitted by Guest blogger on Thu, 23/10/2014 - 09:00

23/10/2014

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Green strategy and politics Energy and water efficiency at home advice Big Energy Saving Week energy bills energy efficiency renewables

How to shop around for your energy needs

In this guest blog, Chief Executive of energy regulator Ofgem, Dermot Nolan, explains the importance of shopping around for better energy tariffs as part of Big Energy Saving Week. We shop and compare prices for many things in life, yet we often don’t think about doing this when it comes to our...

Submitted by Guest blogger on Wed, 22/10/2014 - 09:00

22/10/2014

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Green strategy and politics Local and community energy advice big energy race Big Energy Saving Week climate change community Community energy community projects sustainability

Love your community, get energy fit together

Environmental behaviour change charity Global Action Plan (GAP) is supporting Big Energy Saving Week. In this guest blog, Partner Hugh Goulbourne, explains how to get involved. Since 2010, the Big Energy Saving Week programme has raised awareness of the support programmes available for vulnerable...

Submitted by Guest blogger on Tue, 21/10/2014 - 09:00

21/10/2014

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Green strategy and politics Big Energy Saving Week Community energy DECC energy saving energy saving at home

A big opportunity to save energy and money

In this guest blog, Energy & Climate Change Secretary, Ed Davey introduces Big Energy Saving Week. As the weather turns colder, many of us start to get ready for winter. You might dig out your scarf or check your tyres – but how many of us remember to get our homes ready too. It’s Big Energy...

Submitted by Guest blogger on Mon, 20/10/2014 - 09:00

20/10/2014

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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

07/05/2014

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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

13/02/2014

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