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Green strategy and politics Scotland St Andrew's Day renewable energy

Scotland - leading the way in energy efficiency

Scotland will be raising a glass to toast Andrew, its apostle and patron saint on 30 November, even though the Galilee fisherman’s Caledonian connections are tenuous to say the least. Legend has it his remains were buried in a chapel in his namesake Fife fishing town, and he was apparently...

Submitted by IanMountford on Wed, 28/11/2018 - 16:51

28/11/2018

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Climate change: what can you do to help?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has presented a sobering report on climate change – giving us a mere 12 years to avoid its worst effects. We look at what can you do to reduce emissions. After the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015, the United Nations commissioned a report to look...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Thu, 18/10/2018 - 10:28

18/10/2018

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Green Great Britain Week

Green Great Britain Week is all about celebrating clean economic growth. We look at what Energy Saving Trust does to support clean growth in the UK. At Energy Saving Trust we’re committed to helping people save energy and reduce carbon emissions. The UK has already cut emissions by 40% between 1990...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Fri, 12/10/2018 - 09:25

12/10/2018

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Navigating a low-carbon shift in home heating

• Heating needs change to hit carbon reduction targets • New report looks at challenges of low-carbon heating transition • 'No regrets' options such as energy efficiency should be tackled now With 85 per cent of UK homes currently on the gas network, decarbonising heating will be one of the key...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 12/10/2017 - 15:08

12/10/2017

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LENDERS Project: Energy efficiency – the proof is in the lending

• 40,000-home study proves efficiency-bills link • Better performing homes could mean bigger mortgages It’s well-known that an energy efficient home costs less to run. But up to now, that hasn't affected the mortgage market. Things could be about to change with the LENDERS project, undertaken by...

Submitted by David Weatherall on Tue, 18/07/2017 - 16:07

18/07/2017

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Engineers back energy saving as UK priority

In 2015, Energy Saving Trust supported a Frontier Economics report that made a compelling case for home energy efficiency to be considered an infrastructure priority in the UK. The case, when broken down, was a simple one: the multiple benefits of giving energy efficiency the same status as other...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 27/06/2017 - 15:01

27/06/2017

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Clean Growth Plan: Every householder needs help to make their home warmer

• We subsidise nuclear so why not cuts in energy usage? • Scotland testing new innovative equity release schemes While Brexit dominates the political headlines, we shouldn’t forget other pressing issues on the Government’s to-do list. On the energy front, we are still waiting for publication of the...

Submitted by David Weatherall on Fri, 23/06/2017 - 14:08

23/06/2017

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Our guide to the 2017 General Election manifestos: a focus on home energy

• We explain the Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat and Green Party's pledges • Who has got it right and who has more work to do With people across the UK heading to the polling stations in just a few days, we’ve looked at the parties’ policies on energy; and in particular, energy in the home...

Submitted by Joseph Cosier on Mon, 05/06/2017 - 15:49

05/06/2017

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Clean Growth Plan: Next government should re-introduce a 2050-ready new-build homes policy

• One in five new homes only achieve a 'C' rating • Claims zero carbon homes are too expensive to build are myths Authors: Julian Roberts, Head of Communications, Energy Saving Trust, and Joseph Cosier, Policy Officer, Energy Saving Trust More than 150,000 new homes are built every year in the UK,...

Submitted by Julian Roberts on Wed, 31/05/2017 - 14:47

31/05/2017

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Clean Growth Plan: New approaches needed to make fuel poverty impact

• 2.38million households need energy efficiency upgrades • Clean Growth Plan must make changes to help struggling households • More money, better targeting required The UK is soon to publish the Clean Growth Plan setting out the government’s strategy for carbon emissions reductions in the 2020s;...

Submitted by David Weatherall on Fri, 12/05/2017 - 11:59

12/05/2017

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