A look at our most popular blogs this year reveals that our readers are seeking solutions to chilly rented homes. Meanwhile. a piece on Scottish renewable policy from 2011 also saw a renaissance in the year of the independence referendum.
Here’s our top ten run-blogs published this year:
Community-based heating solutions that use waste heat economically seem a win-win situation – and there is huge potential to be tapped, as European politicians pointed out.
Getting more basic insulation sorted in millions of homes is the current priority – but there’s no harm in looking to the future. The idea of the net energy-producing ‘active house’ is an intriguing one – and a YouTube video illustrated just how this super energy efficiency might shape up.
Bringing energy closer to home is an appealing idea and one climbing the policy agenda, so it was no surprise that our report of the new Community Energy Strategy got 2014’s reading off to a good start.
A CD rack-like super efficient fuel cell that could power your home? Yes please. Though there might be a little time to wait before this is the norm.
A good question tackled well by our Scottish blogger, who looked at fun methods of behaviour change from bottle bank arcade machines, to ‘challenge your friends’ fuel efficient driving.
Energy Saving Trust Communications Head Jules is enjoying the highs and lows of building a more future-proof property from scratch, but wonders why Britons are lagging behind in doing the same.
Following neatly from the last blog in the countdown, it’s those super-efficient houses again. Blogs for the sustainably-minded Grand Designs crowd seem to be a big hit.
Companies have cottoned on to the benefits of LEDs more than householders up to now. But the benefits keep on stacking up.
Blogs about the process behind making design modifications to our electricity pylons have been a surprise hit over the last couple of years. News that the new Danish T-design is about to be trialed on British shores for the first time further piqued interest.
The results from our own UK Pulse Tracker makes the top spot. The title gives big clues as to the content – and our infographic highlights where savings can be made in our homes.
Thanks for reading, and merry Christmas and a happy New Year from the Energy Saving Trust blog team.