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Joseph Cosier is the policy officer for the Energy Saving Trust.

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Green strategy and politics General Election Government housing

Our guide to the 2017 General Election manifestos: a focus on home energy

• We explain the Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat and Green Party's pledges • Who has got it right and who has more work to do With people across the UK heading to the polling stations in just a few days, we’ve looked at the parties’ policies on energy; and in particular, energy in the home...

Submitted by Joseph Cosier on Mon, 05/06/2017 - 15:49



Green strategy and politics London politics and energy efficiency

The next Mayor of London’s to-do list: 4 environmental priorities

• Get on top of air quality • Address capital's failings on solar • Harness power of community energy projects • Insulate cold homes - focusing on rental market ​With the election date looming (5 May) we take a look at the key environmental issues that need addressing by the next Mayor of London...

Submitted by Joseph Cosier on Thu, 21/04/2016 - 13:52



Transport Eco Driving electric car

The Benefits of Buying an Electric Car

• Electric vehicles are here to stay • Low running costs lead consumer benefits • Tax incentives and image boost added 'carrots' for firms In a recent blog titled ‘ The future of cars: a look at what’s ahead ’, we looked at what the future holds for private transport. Electric Vehicles (EVs) were a...

Submitted by Joseph Cosier on Wed, 23/03/2016 - 15:40



Energy and water efficiency at home Renewable Heat Incentive

What are the changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive?

• Incentive to be supported for next five years • Changes will see refocusing of scheme • What it means for those considering green heating The government has committed to supporting renewable heat until 2020/21 – but change is afoot for the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme, with a consultation...

Submitted by Joseph Cosier on Mon, 21/03/2016 - 16:36



Green strategy and politics EU

EU membership and home energy: the pros and cons

The date for a referendum on whether the UK should stay or leave the European Union has been set for 23 June 2016. There's plenty of talk from both the 'in' and 'out' camps on the implications of staying or going – but what does it mean for home energy? Energy Saving Trust takes no official...

Submitted by Joseph Cosier on Fri, 04/03/2016 - 10:59




The future of cars: a look at what’s ahead

Mini-boom in electric vehicles Air quality becoming a priority Real-world emissions under scrutiny Driverless vehicles and hydrogen on the horizon Transport received a lot of attention in 2015—not all of it good. With technology changing so fast in the sector it can be hard to keep up, so here’s...

Submitted by Joseph Cosier on Mon, 29/02/2016 - 15:57



Government cuts Feed-in Tariff, but by less than expected

Change is afoot in the renewables sector. The government recently ran a consultation on how it would like to change the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) – a scheme that offers payments to eligible owners of small scale renewable installations – and it has now responded to the feedback it received. The cuts are...

Submitted by Joseph Cosier on Fri, 18/12/2015 - 10:24



Paris talks hailed as success

A truly historic climate deal was reached in Paris this weekend. But if you’ve been following the Paris talks you could be forgiven for wondering if the negotiations reached a successful outcome. As is the case with many broad agreements the reality is in the detail. Some of the world's biggest...

Submitted by Joseph Cosier on Mon, 14/12/2015 - 16:21



Paris climate talks: what will it all mean?

With the Paris Climate Change summit looming, “COP21 Paris” is something most of us will have heard about, and though there has been a lot of media attention relatively little has actually been said on what it means for the general public. What are the talks about? What does COP21 mean? And what...

Submitted by Joseph Cosier on Wed, 11/11/2015 - 09:27



Select Committee hears evidence from Energy Saving Trust chief exec

Watch video The Energy and Climate Change (ECC) Select Committee – the group of MPs that holds DECC ministers to account – heard evidence from our chief executive Philip Sellwood this week, as part of its inquiry into home energy efficiency and demand reduction. The ECC committee is made up of a...

Submitted by Joseph Cosier on Thu, 05/11/2015 - 14:27