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Energy and water efficiency at home Scotland home improvements

Scotland: Interest free loans up to £15,000 to help make homes warmer

• New research: Scotland's a nation of home improvers • Creating space and improving comfort main priorities for homeowners • Impartial advice and financial support for home improvers in Scotland Cold draughts and contradictions were at the heart of the findings of new Energy Saving Trust research...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 25/07/2016 - 14:32

25/07/2016

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Energy labelling field trials verification

To testing times: 15 years of Energy Saving Trust product trials

• From insulation to smart homes - how product testing has changed • Tests have brought trust and raised awareness • How can you bring the next green technology to the market? Energy Saving Trust (EST) is celebrating 15 years of technology testing and field trials . With the team now offering three...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 22/07/2016 - 14:34

22/07/2016

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International refugees renewable energy

Bringing green energy and better buildings to refugees

• 90% of families in camps have no access to electricity - 2015 report • "Access to sustainable energy is a basic human need" - UNHCR • Ikea Foundation helping with alternatives in Better Shelter campaign Renewable energy is being put to work in helping to tackle one of the greatest challenges of...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 21/07/2016 - 15:30

21/07/2016

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Transport grey fleet business transport

£5.5bn: The cost of people using own cars for work

• Biggest ever study reveals true scale of 'grey fleet' vehicles • 14m 'grey fleet' vehicles older, dirtier & less safe than company cars • 15% reduction in grey fleet would take 22k cars off the road in pollution terms The UK's 14 million private vehicles used for business – or 'grey fleet' –...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 20/07/2016 - 09:32

20/07/2016

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Energy and water efficiency at home electricity currents

New innovation in efficient use of electricity

• Prize-winning DC power system claims big energy savings • Avoiding inefficient conversions could play a role in carbon cuts An intriguing invention coming out of Merseyside promises big energy savings in computing. We got an independent view on the product's potential from an Energy Saving Trust...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 15/07/2016 - 16:09

15/07/2016

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Transport Fleet Hero Fleet Hero Awards

Fleet Hero Awards 2016: A time to celebrate green fleet heroes

It's a pivotal time for road transport sustainability. Recent statistics from the European Environment Agency showed that while European emissions in all other sectors fell by almost a quarter, cars, vans and lorries have seen a 17 per cent increase. The fleets of vehicles operated by private and...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 14/07/2016 - 15:10

14/07/2016

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Products and technology data modelling Home Analytics

Housing data: the key to tackling fuel poverty in Southend-on-Sea

• Data brings new wave of initiative to coastal Essex energy push • Work builds previous success in Scotland and Devon • Local authorities have key role in targeting fuel poverty Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is set to look at its local housing stock in a whole new way, as a new collaboration...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 11/07/2016 - 16:10

11/07/2016

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Products and technology energy storage trains

All aboard! Energy storage goes on the rails

• ARES - a solution for grid-scale energy storage? • Ability to build at different scales and in wide locations • Rail storage has 'an appealing low-tech simplicity' Track, rail car, concrete slabs. Not the first three things you might consider as essentials in the field of energy storage. But out...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 08/07/2016 - 14:38

08/07/2016

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Transport supply chain GLEC

Helping the global logistics supply chain go 'green'

• Universal carbon calculation agreed for logistics • Multinational companies sign up to new method • More needs to be done to cut carbon from transporting goods Getting to grips with how the vast amounts of goods we consume are transported around the world is an important part of the international...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 07/07/2016 - 13:39

07/07/2016

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Transport electric vehicles Scotland

Scotland: The land of the EV?

• £7.8million to Scotland's Low Carbon Transport Loan Fund • Swapping petrol cars to electric will impact Scotland's air quality • Online portal designed to help eradicate 'range anxiety' With a million electric vehicles (EVs) on global roads and approaching price parity with fossil fuelled...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 05/07/2016 - 15:14

05/07/2016

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