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Energy and water efficiency at home energy storage solar PV renewables

Providing clarity on energy storage

• Growing interest from companies and consumers • ​Plenty of heat and electricity storage options • New factsheets provide independent guidance Storage is becoming a hot topic in green energy – but it may be hard to know where to start in this brave new world of using what you’re generating more...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 17/05/2017 - 13:24

17/05/2017

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Energy and water efficiency at home energy storage renewables solar PV

Is home energy storage right for me?

• More renewables installers offering storage • ​Options available to store heat and electricity • Important to weigh up the costs with the benefits PUBLISHED: 24 MAY 2016 UPDATED: 17 MAY 2017 For years, energy storage has been seen as a novelty or the preserve of people living off-grid. Now...

Submitted by Ian Cuthbert on Wed, 17/05/2017 - 10:45

17/05/2017

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Green strategy and politics fuel poverty Energy Company Obligation Clean Growth Plan

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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Energy and water efficiency at home Energy Performance Certificate energy performance certificates EPC EPCs

EPCs: How to capitalise on open source home energy data

• Energy Performance Certificate stats released • Chance to target energy efficiency measures • Four key data challenges to overcome More data on the UK’s homes has been made freely available than ever before, after the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) released all its energy...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 11/05/2017 - 14:19

11/05/2017

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Green strategy and politics air pollution air quality pollution clean air zone Air Quality Plan

Energy Saving Trust to lead clean air zone work for Government

• Pure electric vehicle registrations up 42 per cent as Government launches air quality plan • No further details on diesel scrappage but it's still on the table • More carrot and less stick key to success of clean air zones Last week the Government released its much anticipated strategy document...

Submitted by Andrew Benfield on Mon, 08/05/2017 - 10:41

08/05/2017

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Green strategy and politics Energy Transitions Commission climate change low carbon

Green and corporate giants agree: a clean energy transition is needed now

• Broader range of low carbon advocates than ever • Growth and climate aims compatible – report • Energy efficiency, transport changes needed as well as generation Only a few years ago, it would have seemed absurd to suggest that Al Gore and Royal Dutch Shell might come out fighting for the same...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 28/04/2017 - 14:19

28/04/2017

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Green strategy and politics hydrogen Ofgem

Leeds to lead a newer, greener ‘dash for gas’?

A gas revolution is brewing in the north – and this time, there’s no fracking required. Northern Gas Networks (NGN) is looking to turn Leeds into a world-first ‘ hydrogen city ’ by 2030 at the latest, while setting the tone for a UK-wide replacement of methane by hydrogen on the gas grid. It’s...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 27/04/2017 - 14:00

27/04/2017

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Transport low emissions vehicles electric vehicles EVs hybrid

Roadshow highlights 'green' cars on the rise

• Roadshow aims to tackle low-emission vehicle myths • Info and test-drives in Clean Air Zone cities Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs) – which include electric and plug in hybrid cars – are on the rise. Growth year on year is impressive with more than 35,000 registrations in 2016, compared to...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 24/04/2017 - 14:55

24/04/2017

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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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Energy and water efficiency at home cavity wall insulation cavity walls insulation wall insulation

Tackling poor practice in wall insulation

• Concerns over cavity wall insulation • Better consumer protection needed • CWI can work well, if appropriately installed Since 1996, 6million homes in the UK have had cavity walls insulated – but there are growing concerns that cavity wall insulation can cause problems. Yesterday, Welsh MP Hywel...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 20/04/2017 - 10:01

20/04/2017

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