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EU membership and home energy: the pros and cons

The date for a referendum on whether the UK should stay or leave the European Union has been set for 23 June 2016. There's plenty of talk from both the 'in' and 'out' camps on the implications of staying or going – but what does it mean for home energy? Energy Saving Trust takes no official...

Submitted by Joseph Cosier on Fri, 04/03/2016 - 10:59

04/03/2016

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Leaders talk tougher targets

June has seen climate change rise up the political agenda, not least because US President Barack Obama and Sir David Attenborough recently met to discuss the future of the natural world. The rhetorical ante has escalated in the run up to the Paris climate change conference, to be held at the end of...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 02/07/2015 - 00:00

02/07/2015

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A great deal to be happy about

The Green Deal has reached a major milestone. We’ve seen a rush of good news in the last month for the Government’s flagship energy efficiency drive - the Green Deal . The total amount of finance approved has exceeded £1.8m since Easter, with the average plan coming in at around £3,500. But now a...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 29/05/2015 - 09:00

29/05/2015

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A greener NHS

According to research published by the National Audit Office (NAO), energy efficiency and low-carbon technologies can save money for our health services. The NAO report NHS and sustainability suggests savings of £180million a year could be made by reducing carbon emissions – equivalent to an extra...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 13/05/2015 - 09:56

13/05/2015

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Energy takes centre stage in policy debate

Leading politicians took to the stage on Monday to debate energy policy in the run-up to the general election. In addition to the high-profile party leader debates, the BBC is treating TV audiences to several policy debates between key party representatives. First was the Environment and Climate...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Wed, 22/04/2015 - 09:03

22/04/2015

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Universities called to take money out of fossil fuels

Fossil fuel divestment is the issue of the moment. Campaigners are calling on institutions to withdraw funds from fossil fuel extraction in a bid to “keep it in the ground”, namely the Guardian. The paper is devoting a lot of newspaper inches to the issue, posing ten questions to the Wellcome Trust...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 20/04/2015 - 11:14

20/04/2015

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EST/NHF social housing roundtable: policy priorities (2)

This is the second of two blogs on how we can make the social housing stock more energy efficient, based on a meeting organised by EST and the National Housing Federation. Hearts and Minds Social housing leaders have to meet the multiple needs of their tenants and also central government priorities...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Sat, 28/03/2015 - 08:00

28/03/2015

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EST/NHF social housing roundtable: policy priorities (1)

The Green Investment Bank has today announced its first investment in the social housing sector, working with the social housing provider Places for People to install highly efficient heating systems in 28 sheltered housing units across the country. About 1 in 6 homes are owned by a housing...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Fri, 27/03/2015 - 17:31

27/03/2015

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Osborne doesn't budge-it on energy policy

Chancellor George Osborne continued his government’s approach to energy policy, balancing funding and encouragement of new renewables projects while also continuing to support fossil fuels. Backing for the much vaunted Swansea Tidal Lagoon will be welcomed by green groups and reflects the Coalition...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Fri, 20/03/2015 - 12:05

20/03/2015

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Energy efficiency and the General Election (3)

With the UK General election less than two months away it is worth looking at what it may hold for energy efficiency policy, the different records and policies of each party and the potential forms the new government might take. Today we look at Ed Miliband’s Labour Party. Labour At first glance,...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Thu, 19/03/2015 - 16:33

19/03/2015

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