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Energy and water efficiency at home energy storage solar PV renewables

Providing clarity on energy storage

• Growing interest from companies and consumers • ​Plenty of heat and electricity storage options • New factsheets provide independent guidance Storage is becoming a hot topic in green energy – but it may be hard to know where to start in this brave new world of using what you’re generating more...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 17/05/2017 - 13:24

17/05/2017

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Energy and water efficiency at home energy storage renewables solar PV

Is home energy storage right for me?

• More renewables installers offering storage • ​Options available to store heat and electricity • Important to weigh up the costs with the benefits PUBLISHED: 24 MAY 2016 UPDATED: 17 MAY 2017 For years, energy storage has been seen as a novelty or the preserve of people living off-grid. Now...

Submitted by Ian Cuthbert on Wed, 17/05/2017 - 10:45

17/05/2017

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Energy and water efficiency at home Energy Performance Certificate energy performance certificates EPC EPCs

EPCs: How to capitalise on open source home energy data

• Energy Performance Certificate stats released • Chance to target energy efficiency measures • Four key data challenges to overcome More data on the UK’s homes has been made freely available than ever before, after the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) released all its energy...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 11/05/2017 - 14:19

11/05/2017

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Energy and water efficiency at home cavity wall insulation cavity walls insulation wall insulation

Tackling poor practice in wall insulation

• Concerns over cavity wall insulation • Better consumer protection needed • CWI can work well, if appropriately installed Since 1996, 6million homes in the UK have had cavity walls insulated – but there are growing concerns that cavity wall insulation can cause problems. Yesterday, Welsh MP Hywel...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 20/04/2017 - 10:01

20/04/2017

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Energy and water efficiency at home home appliances field trials Topten UK

Freezers prove electricity offenders in new trial

It's not just Energy Saving Trust that carry out technology field trials – and the Government has just finished an interesting one of its own, looking at 'over-consuming' appliances . This means appliances where their compressor is running for more than 90 per cent of the time – more than they are...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 17/03/2017 - 16:24

17/03/2017

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Energy and water efficiency at home Warmworks Scotland Scottish Government Scotland fuel poverty Scotland

Warmworks is working well for Scotland

• Scheme for fuel poor hits 5K-customer milestone • Boost for jobs and skills in Scotland • Balancing efficiency and support key Warmworks Scotland has just assisted its 5,000th customer—a key milestone in its delivery of the Scottish Government’s Warmer Homes Scotland Scheme . The partnership...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 13/03/2017 - 16:25

13/03/2017

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Energy and water efficiency at home home improvements consumer research Energy Saving Trust survey

Home owners missing out on energy efficiency opportunity

One of the best times to make energy efficiency upgrades is when you're already doing work on your home – but our UK Pulse survey shows that in most cases, this isn't happening. Two-thirds of British home owners have taken on some improvements over the last three years, but only a third upgraded...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 01/02/2017 - 17:04

01/02/2017

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Energy and water efficiency at home Christmas shopping saving money

Brits are still paying for Christmas 2015: Tips to avoid festive financial folly

Sometimes, a Christmas hangover can be more than the effect of a few sherries. The financial effects can be felt until at least when the next year's festivities come around. Our new survey suggests that a quarter of Brits financed Christmas with credit, so given we collectively splurged £40bn on...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 27/01/2017 - 11:16

27/01/2017

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Energy and water efficiency at home time of use tariffs tou tariffs energy tariffs

TOU tariffs - are energy bill savings all about timing?

Variable tariffs based on when you use your energy have long been suggested as a means of helping to manage demand, while also offering a potential means to save money on bills. Now, they have arrived as an option for householders. They work with standard smart meters and have the potential to...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 19/01/2017 - 17:01

19/01/2017

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Energy and water efficiency at home fuel poverty data modelling

Testing the association between homes and health

• New research to clarify fuel poverty-illness links • Biggest study of its kind looks at over 500,000 homes • Devon gets local focus Health and housing are the twin focuses of a promising new study bringing together University of Exeter Medical School with Energy Saving Trust, Devon and Cornwall...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 11/01/2017 - 17:18

11/01/2017

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