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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



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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



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A poetic take on fuel poverty

Poetry would not be what would immediately come to mind on the subject of cold homes and their associated health problems – but that’s exactly what happened when Sheffield Hallam University’s Centre for Health and Social Care Research teamed up with a local poet and photographer to create an...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 13/04/2015 - 08:34



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A man who can't put up a shelf can build a house

After moving into his energy-efficient off-the-peg kit-house, Julian - Head of Communications at the Energy Saving Trust - reflects on some key themes. Why I did what I did People ask me why I decided to do an eco self-build project. They expect me to ramble on about saving the planet and although...

Submitted by Julian Roberts on Fri, 10/04/2015 - 08:26



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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



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Small changes can make a big difference during Water Saving Week

In this guest blog, Ana-Maria Millan of the Consumer Council for Water explains why it is so important to save water and offers some easy tips. Given how much time we spend under our umbrellas in the UK you could be forgiven for thinking the one thing we are not short of is water. But the huge...

Submitted by Guest blogger on Mon, 23/03/2015 - 12:14



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2014: A green policy round-up

2014 may be remembered as the year when international debate on climate targets gave way to what looks like broad agreement . Certainly in Europe, more common ground has been found than ever. The green year in England has not been so turbulent by the standards of the sector, but it has still much...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 17/12/2014 - 09:20



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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



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Heat is on over technology targets

The WWF has called on the UK Government to put its weight behind green heating. In the Warm homes, not warm words report, the campaign group has put forward a case for the Committee on Climate Change’s ambitious low carbon heating recommendations to be viewed as a realistic proposition. It calls...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 15/12/2014 - 09:20