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Scotland takes lead in renewable heat

When you live in an area without mains gas, options for heating your home are limited, especially when taking efficiency into account. Being able to heat your home and hot water without taking a large financial hit is a concern for many in rural areas or inaccessible places. With no access to mains...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Thu, 27/11/2014 - 09:00

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Energy Performance Certificates - the Dutch model

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) have been in place in the UK since 2008. But have we made maximum use of them in promoting energy efficiency? In the Netherlands they’re taking a radical new approach – by sending every home in the country a document with their A to G home energy rating. Big...

Submitted by David Weatherall on Thu, 20/11/2014 - 09:00

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Sustainability on academic agenda

Attitudes to sustainability in academia are changing fast - and what’s more, it’s leading to definitive and diverse action on University campuses. Following the example of some high-profile higher education establishments internationally, Glasgow University is the first in the UK to sell its...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 29/10/2014 - 08:45

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Why Big Energy Saving Week is important: Age UK

In this guest blog, Age UK external affairs advisor, Mervyn Kohler, explains the importance of Big Energy Saving Week in helping everyone save energy. On the evidence of a handful of recent conversations with older people’s groups, the significance of the simplification of energy tariffs and the...

Submitted by Guest blogger on Thu, 23/10/2014 - 09:00

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How to shop around for your energy needs

In this guest blog, Chief Executive of energy regulator Ofgem, Dermot Nolan, explains the importance of shopping around for better energy tariffs as part of Big Energy Saving Week. We shop and compare prices for many things in life, yet we often don’t think about doing this when it comes to our...

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British households could save £1.7bn a year

British households could save £1.7bn a year by switching appliances off standby, new research from the Energy Saving Trust has found. In the countdown to next week’s Big Energy Saving Week – a joint campaign between Energy Saving Trust, Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and Citizens...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Wed, 15/10/2014 - 10:40

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Renting cold homes: from dissatisfaction to action

Disappointment with the status quo can often instigate action. Our recent research reveals that those who consider themselves to live in mouldy, draughty homes are more likely to take steps to tackle these issues. Similarly, our very latest opinion tracker shows that public support proposed...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 19/09/2014 - 08:45

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Vacuum energy efficiency: After the dust settles…

Media coverage of the EU’s Ecodesign Directive might have had you believe that an end to the manufacture and sale of vacuum cleaners over 1,600W is the end of civilization as we know it. CNN seemed perplexed about the vacuum furore across the pond, and rightly so. What the new legislation,which...

Submitted by Tom Lock on Wed, 17/09/2014 - 08:45

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Wood stakes its claim as green heating option

The domestic arm of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) has been open for business since spring this year, and several thousand households have already been approved to install green heating technologies under the scheme. Of these, air source heat pumps and solar thermal have been the most popular,...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 05/09/2014 - 08:45

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Energy efficiency is big business

It’s been a long time since energy efficiency and renewable energy was the domain of ‘deep green’ early adopters, but now, there are signs that serious money is starting to get behind it across the globe. In a piece for Guardian Sustainable Business , Chris Hummel from Schneider Electric cites a...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 01/09/2014 - 08:45

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