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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 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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Energy and water efficiency at home draught proofing ventilation

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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Energy and water efficiency at home energy efficiency mortgage

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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Energy advice: 6 need-to-know tips to help you save money this Big Energy Saving Week

Small bits of energy saving advice add up. That's the message this Big Energy Saving Week . Energy Saving Trust have six top tips that could collectively save householders in the UK a cool £1.4billion. Energy Saving Trust Analyst, Aled Stephens, explained the logic behind the advice: “Switching...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 14/10/2016 - 11:23

14/10/2016

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Energy and water efficiency at home Natconsumers smart meters

Natconsumers project to turn smart data into smart advice

By Greg Shreeve, Senior Insight Consultant, Energy Saving Trust • Europe-wide project to utilise data from smart meter roll out • Energy and behavioural experts collaborate to develop advice • Emotional and practical energy considerations are key We can all expect to receive more detailed...

Submitted by Guest blogger on Wed, 31/08/2016 - 16:13

31/08/2016

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Energy and water efficiency at home District heating Scotland

District Heating Loan: Bringing heat closer to home

• Major district heating investment on horizon • Scotland's District Heating Loan scheme shows the way forward • Case studies show human impact With the £320million Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP) currently under consultation, there's set to be a lot more action on district heating projects...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 22/08/2016 - 16:27

22/08/2016

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Energy and water efficiency at home solar PV Wales

Making 'green' homes a reality in Wales with solar power

• Wales scheme offers affordable zero-energy housing • Passive house features meet solar PV • Practical challenges can be overcome - company CEO From Wales' first large-scale PV plant to zero-energy affordable housing, North Pembrokeshire company Western Solar is not messing about when it comes to...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 16/08/2016 - 15:38

16/08/2016

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