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Energy and water efficiency at home domestic solar PV renewables

Is solar power right for my home?

• Cuts in support have reduced installations • How to maximise your grid exports • How to maximise your payback Solar PV has become big news over the last few years; but from an astronomical rise in UK installations to cuts in financial support, sometimes it can be hard to see where things are at,...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 25/05/2016 - 16:16

25/05/2016

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Energy and water efficiency at home energy storage solar power

Is energy storage about to go mainstream?

• Solar power driving battery interest • Germany, Australia, islands lead way • Storage could aid energy connectivity With one of the UK's biggest ever energy storage events taking place at Twickenham Stadium at the end of April, it looks like batteries could be about to go big. We spoke to Andy...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 14/04/2016 - 16:16

14/04/2016

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Energy and water efficiency at home data ECO

Data initiative helps those most in need keep on top of their energy bills

• Initiative hits the 100,000th mark • New tie up with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) • Hassle factor removed for householders, installers and suppliers The dialogue around green issues can often be dominated by trailblazing technology, massive infrastructure and policy positions, but...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 01/04/2016 - 14:05

01/04/2016

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Energy and water efficiency at home Renewable Heat Incentive

What are the changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive?

• Incentive to be supported for next five years • Changes will see refocusing of scheme • What it means for those considering green heating The government has committed to supporting renewable heat until 2020/21 – but change is afoot for the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme, with a consultation...

Submitted by Joseph Cosier on Mon, 21/03/2016 - 16:36

21/03/2016

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Energy and water efficiency at home Solar

Are home renewables right for you?

A lot has changed in the field of domestic renewable energy recently. Solar power has taken off, while some incentives have changed, and others have been introduced. So, does green energy at home still make sense? And what should you look out for if you're thinking of taking the plunge? Let us...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 02/03/2016 - 09:57

02/03/2016

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Energy and water efficiency at home Christmas Christmas energy-saving tips

9 Christmas energy tips

This Christmas, when things are getting hectic, you will want to stay comfortable in your home and in control of your energy bills. It’s an expensive time of year and these simple steps can make all the difference. 1. Switch to LEDs LED Christmas lights use 90 per cent less energy than incandescent...

Submitted by Richard Kay on Fri, 04/12/2015 - 09:34

04/12/2015

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Energy and water efficiency at home energy bills; energy saving

CMA findings: more should be done to engage consumers

The interim report of an investigation into the UK’s energy market by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has found consumer disengagement, dissatisfaction and overcharging. It’s clear industry needs to do more to engage customers with their energy use. For a nation that is so worried about...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 08/07/2015 - 00:00

08/07/2015

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Energy and water efficiency at home energy saving tips consumer research smart technology energy bills

Share your energy saving habits

Who will help young people to learn to read an energy bill or an older generation to get to grips with smart devices? Can young and old help each other to save energy? If you can understand how much energy you use you have the power to make savings. We think being informed is important to reducing...

Submitted by Richard Kay on Fri, 19/06/2015 - 08:28

19/06/2015

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Energy and water efficiency at home energy saving cost savings energy bills

The financial follies and rewards of energy efficiency

Money matters when it comes to energy efficiency. This might not seem like the most groundbreaking insight - but the way in which money issues can inspire, and, indeed, turn off energy saving behaviours is an interesting thing indeed. Take the results of a recent study from Duke University in the...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 09/06/2015 - 14:57

09/06/2015

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Energy and water efficiency at home energy attitudes climate change energy bills technology renewables

Revealed: what we think about energy and climate change

The public has spoken. The latest Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) ‘Attitude Tracker’ is out, and it includes some mixed results. Over the last few years light has been brought to bear on how much consumers pay for energy and what can be done to become more energy efficient. The DECC...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 11/05/2015 - 13:37

11/05/2015

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