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Julian is Head of Communications at the Energy Saving Trust and has led a number of consumer engagement campaigns. After buying some derelict land at an auction, Julian project managed an eco-build house for his family and he is convinced that if he can do it, anyone can.

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Energy and water efficiency at home Big Energy Saving Week energy efficiency energy switching

Revealed: The barriers to a better energy deal

Non-switchers missing out on serious cash Lack of energy awareness at odds with other consumer choices Not all suppliers/ tariffs are the same To kick off Big Energy Saving Week , here’s some pretty shocking news: if you haven’t switched energy supplier in six years, you could be £1,500 better off...

Submitted by Julian Roberts on Mon, 22/01/2018 - 11:46



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Clean Growth Plan: Next government should re-introduce a 2050-ready new-build homes policy

• One in five new homes only achieve a 'C' rating • Claims zero carbon homes are too expensive to build are myths Authors: Julian Roberts, Head of Communications, Energy Saving Trust, and Joseph Cosier, Policy Officer, Energy Saving Trust More than 150,000 new homes are built every year in the UK,...

Submitted by Julian Roberts on Wed, 31/05/2017 - 14:47



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Tips on Eco Driving and Fuel Efficient Cars

Want to make a change with financial, environmental and safety benefits? Whether you own a car for private use or are responsible for a company’s fleet of cars, there's little not to like about fuel-efficient driving . So what are the basics to start cutting costs, carbon and air pollutants? Bob...

Submitted by Julian Roberts on Fri, 11/03/2016 - 11:06



Big Energy Saving Week: Lord Bourne visits the energy advice frontline

Minister (left) supports Big Energy Saving Week with Philip Sellwood (right), Chief Executive of Energy Saving Trust Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth, Parliamentary under-Secretary of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change, paid a visit to the Energy Saving Advice Service on Tuesday to get...

Submitted by Julian Roberts on Wed, 28/10/2015 - 12:27



Energy and water efficiency at home eco-homes self-build energy efficiency

A man who can't put up a shelf can build a house

After moving into his energy-efficient off-the-peg kit-house, Julian - Head of Communications at the Energy Saving Trust - reflects on some key themes. Why I did what I did People ask me why I decided to do an eco self-build project. They expect me to ramble on about saving the planet and although...

Submitted by Julian Roberts on Fri, 10/04/2015 - 08:26



Energy and water efficiency at home eco home energy efficiency insulation renewable energy self-build self-build projects sustainable home Sustainable houses

Living the self-build dream

H ighlighting the importance of planning ahead to help ensure success, Julian Roberts continues to chart his progress as he builds his own eco home. I’m not shy of admitting that when it comes to doing practical things, I’m bottom of the class. If the truth be told, I’m not building my own house at...

Submitted by Julian Roberts on Tue, 08/04/2014 - 09:00



Local and community energy Energy and water efficiency at home advice Europe European homes Germany Green living self-build projects Sustainable homes

Can a man who can't put up a shelf build a house?

Thousands of Brits flock to Ikea every weekend to buy flat pack furniture. And while on a recent trip to Bavaria, I discovered the Germans do the same - but only after calling in to a retail park to choose their kit-house house first. So with a German coffee in hand – great if you’re not looking to...

Submitted by Julian Roberts on Tue, 25/02/2014 - 09:00