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UK could connect to a larger grid

Our energy future is likely to be a very connected one. Giant cross and even inter-continental cables could be regulating supply and demand within the next few years if some huge infrastructure plans come to pass. The map shows existing and planned connections in Europe. There are two major dotted...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 07/11/2014 - 08:45

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Green issues gain celebrity support

Celebrities are at it again - setting a few positive examples on energy and climate change issues. In New York, a number of famous names were spotted among over 300,000 taking part in the international People’s Climate March on 21 September, including actors Mark Ruffalo and Edward Norton and...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 03/10/2014 - 08:45

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The UK has draughty homes with lots of appliances and a desire for renewables

Homes are in a far better shape than a decade ago - there are now virtually no uninsulated lofts. The number of F and G rated homes in the UK (the homes which are extremely energy inefficient) has fallen from 29 per cent in 1996 to just six per cent in 2012. The average energy performance rating of...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Thu, 07/08/2014 - 09:02

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The future of eco-technology: An interview with Damian Tow

Eco Technology Show Director, Damian Tow, reveals his plans for this years show, while emphasising the importance of behaviour change to help adopt new technologies to ensure the success of sustainable options for the future. How will this years Eco Technology show be different? We have a Big...

Submitted by Ozge Ibrahim on Mon, 23/06/2014 - 08:45

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2014: An important year for energy saving

David Hall is Executive Director of social enterprise, Behaviour Change . In this blog he outlines three key reasons why this year is likely to be significant for energy saving. After Labour’s price freeze plan took the party conference season by storm, energy issues were rarely out of the...

Submitted by Guest blogger on Thu, 30/01/2014 - 09:00

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Sustainable toys – brick by brick

It may be remiss to suggest that Santa’s elfin helpers wear green to signify their important role in reducing the carbon footprint of the toy industry – but a company whose origins lie in the same part of the world as Lapland is taking action. LEGO seems to be having something of a renaissance...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 13/12/2013 - 08:45

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Get ready for Energy Saving Week

Energy Saving Week is almost here and throughout next week we'll be discussing energy saving strategies and publishing tips from our top experts who work across the energy spectrum. In the lead up to next week, our Senior Knowledge Manager, Brian Horne, has outlined some of his thoughts for how...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Wed, 16/10/2013 - 15:16

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Andrew Tucker is at home with water

Following the launch of our domestic water use report, At Home with Water, Online Editor Ozge Ibrahim speaks to Energy Saving Trust water expert Andrew Tucker about the key findings of the report, to discover what we can all do to make savings for the future. Ozge Ibrahim: Why is water so important...

Submitted by Ozge Ibrahim on Fri, 05/07/2013 - 08:58

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Greener than fiction

Our blogger Richard struck out last year to find our reader’s recommendations for literature on a climate change/energy/sustainability theme. There were some great suggestions from our Twitter followers, and further additions in the comments below, from Ian McEwan’s Solar to two recent works by...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 07/06/2013 - 09:00

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Can climate change rule the world again?

Over this past year I've noticed increasing similarities between Take That and climate change (bear with me on this one). Just like Take That, climate change was a massive talking point a decade or so ago, but has fallen by the wayside in recent years. However, unlike Take That, climate change has...

Submitted by Jack Melling on Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:37

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