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Brits choosing big brands over best deals on energy

A fear of the unfamiliar could be costing energy bill payers. The results of the latest Big Energy Saving Week survey show nearly three quarters (72 per cent) of those polled saying they wouldn't switch to a supplier they hadn't heard of. It's not just that – they wouldn't switch even if they...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Sun, 06/11/2016 - 14:00

06/11/2016

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Energy and water efficiency at home Big Energy Saving Week domestic energy efficiency energy bills; energy saving

Brits are ignoring an easy way to save cash

Official figures say switching energy supplier can save £300 – but it seems that British people are looking at more extreme and time-consuming options to save up that sort of cash instead. In a survey of nearly 2,500 bill payers for Big Energy Saving Week , a fifth said they'd turn to credit cards...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 31/10/2016 - 09:58

31/10/2016

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Energy and water efficiency at home Big Energy Saving Week saving money

Get a better energy deal: switch off energy autopilot

We hate to break it to you—but if you think you're on the cheapest energy tariff, chances are you're probably wrong. Our Big Energy Saving Week survey has revealed that 60 per cent of Brits reckon what we've got it as good as it gets when it comes to the tariff we're on. But last year, over 13...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 27/10/2016 - 15:38

27/10/2016

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Energy and water efficiency at home domestic energy efficiency energy bills; energy saving Big Energy Saving Week

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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Energy and water efficiency at home Topten UK home appliances

Topten Energy: Your independent guide to energy efficient appliances

Energy Saving Trust have been in charge of Topten UK since 2015 – an initiative somewhat unsurprisingly set up to highlight the leading products for energy efficiency. It's all about making the market clearer for consumers looking to make the best choice, with low running costs and environmental...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 12/08/2016 - 15:19

12/08/2016

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Energy and water efficiency at home renovation home improvements

How do you renovate your flat and keep neighbours on side?

By Simon Burton Many people have difficulties with their neighbours, and in flats one has lots of neighbours. We have strict rules in our block of nearly 200 flats: when one can do building works, when you can play music and when you must do nothing to disturb your neighbours. But we all have to...

Submitted by Guest blogger on Mon, 01/08/2016 - 08:31

01/08/2016

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Energy and water efficiency at home Scotland home improvements

Scotland: Interest free loans up to £15,000 to help make homes warmer

• New research: Scotland's a nation of home improvers • Creating space and improving comfort main priorities for homeowners • Impartial advice and financial support for home improvers in Scotland Cold draughts and contradictions were at the heart of the findings of new Energy Saving Trust research...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 25/07/2016 - 14:32

25/07/2016

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