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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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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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Christmas renewable share shows 'green energy' potential

After the all-round shock to the system that was last year, we're all in need of some positive news to start 2017 – and it comes in the form of some belated good cheer from Christmas. Analysis by Drax shows that 40 per cent of electricity on Christmas Day came from renewable sources. A shining...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 09/01/2017 - 15:03

09/01/2017

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Energy and water efficiency at home warmer homes winter energy tips home improvements

Shivering in winter: 7 top tips to make your home warmer

• Four out of ten of us are avoiding switching on the heating during colder spells due to fears about energy bills • A third are reporting they can't make their home as warm as they'd like • Winter woollies are filling the comfort gaps where heating systems aren't delivering the goods Warming...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 20/12/2016 - 10:00

20/12/2016

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Energy and water efficiency at home draught proofing ventillation

Cutting out draughts in older homes is not as tricky as it sounds

• Older properties ripe for comfort improvements • Unique character can be preserved with mindful draught-proofing • Ventilation a key consideration Draught-proofing is a cheap and effective way to save money and make your home more comfortable. But those living in older or period properties can be...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 30/11/2016 - 09:34

30/11/2016

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The 'green' mortgage message is spreading

Good ideas tend to spread fast – and this seems to be the case with the concept of bringing energy efficiency to the heart of mortgages. Earlier this year we looked at how LENDERS , a project involving Energy Saving Trust, BRE, Nationwide and others, is looking to find ways to bring accurate...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 14/11/2016 - 16:23

14/11/2016

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