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Online vs high-street shopping – what’s more energy efficient?

We took a look at which method of shopping is more energy-efficient – online or traditional. Online shopping has grown steadily since the dawn of the internet age. Latest figures from the Office of National Statistics show that online sales made up almost 18% of the value of all sales in the UK. To...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Mon, 19/11/2018 - 11:57

19/11/2018

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Planes, trains and automobiles – carbon emissions compared between London and Edinburgh

It’s coming up to that time of year when people choose to travel back home, to be with friends and family over the holiday season. So we wondered which was the best way to make those journeys. We took a look at the amount of carbon generated by different methods of travel. Of course, the ‘best’...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Mon, 12/11/2018 - 17:37

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Energy Saving Trust and Highways England - Traffic Officer Ride Out

By Tim Anderson – Senior Account Manager, Energy Saving Trust Energy Saving Trust works to helps people save energy when they’re at home and on the move. One of our key areas of expertise is working with businesses to help them manage the emissions from their fleet . Energy Saving Trust is working...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 06/11/2018 - 10:25

06/11/2018

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Top five tips to save energy in the kitchen

On average, electricity and gas use creates about a quarter of all carbon emissions from our homes, with more than half of our fuel bills related to providing heating and hot water in a typical UK household. One of the simplest ways to ensure you are being energy efficient in the kitchen - as in...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 23/10/2018 - 09:53

23/10/2018

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Climate change: what can you do to help?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has presented a sobering report on climate change – giving us a mere 12 years to avoid its worst effects. We look at what can you do to reduce emissions. After the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015, the United Nations commissioned a report to look...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Thu, 18/10/2018 - 10:28

18/10/2018

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Green Great Britain Week – Minister learns about ecodriving in pure electric Nissan Leaf

Electric vehicles The first Green Great Britain Week provides a new platform to showcase how clean growth is providing new jobs, growing the economy and supporting the mission to tackle climate change. This landmark week of action celebrates the opportunities created in renewable energy, electric...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 16/10/2018 - 09:54

16/10/2018

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Clean vehicles still make business sense despite changes to the Plug-In Car Grant

We look at why it's still worth choosing an electric or plug-in hybrid car. The Plug-In Car Grant (PICG) provided by the Government since 2011 has been a resounding success. Paid directly to car dealers, the grant has allowed them to discount the purchase price of plug-in hybrid vehicles, such as...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Fri, 12/10/2018 - 14:10

12/10/2018

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Green Great Britain Week

Green Great Britain Week is all about celebrating clean economic growth. We look at what Energy Saving Trust does to support clean growth in the UK. At Energy Saving Trust we’re committed to helping people save energy and reduce carbon emissions. The UK has already cut emissions by 40% between 1990...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Fri, 12/10/2018 - 09:25

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Sustainability Week at the Energy Saving Trust

By Bethany Picton Monday 1 st – Friday 5 th October 2018 was Sustainability Week in the Energy Saving Trust offices. The week was organized by the Energy Saving Trust's Sustainability Group in London and was supported by group members in Edinburgh and Cardiff, while those in Belfast and at home...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Mon, 08/10/2018 - 14:18

08/10/2018

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Reduce food waste to save money and help the environment

• Managing our food saves money and reduces waste • Food waste in landfill releases methane gas • Practical support on how to throw away less Home economics is making a comeback. Behaving in a more sustainable way around food can help your budget as well as the environment. Food prices have been...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Thu, 27/09/2018 - 10:05

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