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How an energy advice service helped Scotland become a world leader in tackling climate change

Monday 1 st - Friday 5 th October is Climate Week in Scotland. It’s a chance for organisations to celebrate the great work they do - and promote events that highlight the work that still needs to be done - to make Scotland a low-carbon society. Scotland’s considered a world leader in climate change...

Submitted by IanMountford on Fri, 28/09/2018 - 14:49

28/09/2018

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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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Financial support for home energy efficiency

We take a look at the financial help available to help improve energy efficiency in the home. Energy bills are a concern for many people. Our consumer research regularly highlights that large numbers of UK residents are worried about their energy costs, and would like to do something about it...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 25/09/2018 - 13:43

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How to save energy when using your washing machine

• A number of factors affect energy consumption beyond frequency of use • Despite efficiency ratings, wash temperature and load size need to be considered • Better care could result in a longer lifespan for your washer Forty percent of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions come from households. It...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 24/08/2018 - 11:30

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Turning a spring clean into an energy saving opportunity

• De-cluttering and dusting could prompt energy actions • Small changes can make a big difference to bills and comfort If you’ve decided to give your home a spring clean (and overcome the procrastination stage), then it might be time to consider making some changes to increase energy efficiency...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 03/05/2018 - 11:25

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Think energy efficiency when renting a home

• Comfort and keeping bills under control are key for renters • Check energy features of potential properties • Using home's EPC can be start of landlord engagement Potential tenants don’t always apply the same level of scrutiny to their potential home as buyers. But when it comes to energy...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 26/03/2018 - 16:29

26/03/2018

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Buying an energy efficient home

• Energy efficiency should be high priority when buying a house • Whether scaling up or downsizing, costs and comfort matter • What features should you look out for? Our guide offers some pointers When buying a home, there’s a lot to think about – but that should be no excuse for ignoring energy...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 22/03/2018 - 18:07

22/03/2018

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Bigger push needed to improve energy efficiency in private rented sector

• Improvements should be made to landlord legislation • Help for tenants needs to be at heart • More investment can bring big gains for property owners, too Britain is increasingly a nation of renters – with a quarter of households set to be renting privately by 2021. But the private rented sector...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 20/03/2018 - 17:44

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Dryer costs tumble as technologies improve

• ToptenUK.org reveals the long-term benefits of best-performing dryers • B and C rated models lag behind heat pump dryers Times are changing for tumble dryers with energy label ratings of B or below. New figures from ToptenUK.org , the best in class home appliances site run by Energy Saving Trust...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 15/02/2018 - 15:53

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Cold comfort: American-style fridge freezers proving energy guzzlers

They may look the part, but when it comes to energy bills, American-style fridge freezers are proving a not particularly positive addition to UK kitchens. In, fact, they can cost three times as much to run as conventional models, according to new data from ToptenUK.org . Energy Saving Trust runs...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 01/02/2018 - 17:16

01/02/2018

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