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Energy and water efficiency at home Products and technology Renewable heat renewable heating Renewable Heat Incentive

Is renewable heat right for your home?

• Low-carbon heating could be option for many • Understanding different technologies is key • Insulation and current heating affect possible savings Solar electricity taking off in the UK in recent years has highlighted an appetite for generating energy at home. With warm, comfortable homes and...

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

10/10/2017

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Products and technology innovation energy innovations green innovations

5 eye-catching green innovations

Cooking food and cleaning water, pollution solutions and quirky sources of electricity are just some of the technological breakthroughs that have stood out recently. Let’s take a closer look. Air pollution to energy? Belgian researchers have come up with a small but clever device that cleans air...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 26/06/2017 - 14:33

26/06/2017

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Products and technology wind power wind turbines

High times for wind power technology

Wind energy has been a great renewable energy success story. But is the sector’s technology going to look the same as it does now in the future? Some industry players think not – and suggest change might come soon. Looking up, to generate more For one, there’s a possibility that it’s going to move...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 13/06/2017 - 12:35

13/06/2017

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Products and technology television signals signalling transmission

Sending out the right signals on energy use

In the digital age, the signals of mass communication are travelling around us all the time. With the ubiquity of transmission infrastructure, there is plenty of room to consider the potential of energy efficiency and renewables here. Luckily, UK researchers are very much on the case. Fine-tuning...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 09/06/2017 - 15:08

09/06/2017

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Products and technology green innovations innovation energy innovations

Five of the latest green energy innovations that have caught our eye

Here at the Energy Saving Trust Blog, we like to keep tabs on the latest breakthroughs, announcements and oddities in green technology. Here are a handful of our latest spots. New high for solar PV efficiency The solar energy industry seems to be on a constant quest to prove itself – and this drive...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 20/04/2017 - 15:06

20/04/2017

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Products and technology wind power wind turbines

Will wind turbines triumph in lamp post link-up?

With plans afoot to install small wind turbines on lamp posts, connecting directly to the grid, we asked our low-carbon technology experts for their views on how successful such an idea might be. The company behind the plan is targeting the two million UK lamp posts that would be suitable for such...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 02/03/2017 - 15:24

02/03/2017

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Products and technology energy innovation innovation

Five green innovations we are excited about

A new study has suggested that green innovations need to be developed and spread ten times quicker if we're to hit the obligations of the Paris climate agreement. Given it seems that new technology is a big part of cutting global emissions, here are five developments that have recently caught our...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 07/02/2017 - 17:01

07/02/2017

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Products and technology innovation green products

Five green inventions that could make a breakthrough

The international green economy is growing, throwing up plenty of new innovations that offer much promise for increasing energy efficiency, saving water and reducing fuel consumption. Here are five we've spotted recently. Double-efficiency solar panel Swiss experts have come up with the idea of...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 06/12/2016 - 14:34

06/12/2016

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Products and technology Topten UK Black Friday

Save money, save energy: Getting more from Black Friday

• Save more with energy efficiency this Black Friday • Topten UK identifies products with long-term savings • Ecodesign is pushing market forward People fighting in stores over massive TVs tend to grab the headlines on Black Friday – but this time around, you might want to think longer term as you...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 24/11/2016 - 14:52

24/11/2016

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Products and technology electronics domestic energy use

Televisions remain the electricity glutton of the home

• Electricity use of TVs represents half of all electronics • Get efficient models - don't compromise on features • Heating remains by far the biggest home energy use Our thirst for tablets, laptops and other games consoles seems unquenchable – but you may be surprised to learn that TVs, including...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 21/11/2016 - 16:02

21/11/2016

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