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Energy and water efficiency at home electricity currents

New innovation in efficient use of electricity

• Prize-winning DC power system claims big energy savings • Avoiding inefficient conversions could play a role in carbon cuts An intriguing invention coming out of Merseyside promises big energy savings in computing. We got an independent view on the product's potential from an Energy Saving Trust...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 15/07/2016 - 16:09



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



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



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



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



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



Energy and water efficiency at home energy efficiency images smart technology

Energy efficiency in pictures

Energy efficiency can sometimes be difficult to illustrate. Why is that and what images can be used to persuade people to engage with energy efficiency? Resource Media’s report Beyond the CFL: Winning Imagery for Energy Efficiency used focus groups to test different types of pictures relating to...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 01/05/2015 - 08:24



Energy and water efficiency at home solar PV Feed-in Tariff

Maintaining the UK's solar success story

The government has suggested that solar PV could well provide four per cent of UK energy needs by the end of the decade; a far cry from the days where solar was considered a niche vocation of those living off-grid. But getting the balance right is still important. While big brands have the capital...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 07/04/2015 - 14:39



Energy and water efficiency at home data Q&A

Energy savings stats update: Q&A with data insight expert Greg Shreeve

Every year, Energy Saving Trust savings data are updated. We publish how much money and carbon can be saved in the home across a range of things like insulating your home to buying the most efficient TVs. The latest figures have just been published. We spoke to Insight Manager Greg Shreeve to get...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 30/03/2015 - 13:44



Energy and water efficiency at home advice Christmas energy efficiency LED Christmas tree lighting

Have yourself a merry lower-carbon Christmas

Christmas is all about excess – eating too much, drinking too much, spending too much and, let’s face it, wasting too much. And thinking green at this time of year can be tricky. However, by following a few simple tips it doesn't have to be such an expensive time for the pocket or the environment...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Tue, 16/12/2014 - 09:00