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Big Energy Saving Week

For those of you who haven’t yet heard, Big Energy Saving Week is just around the corner! If you’re not sure what that means, don’t worry, everything you need to know is right here. High energy bills are a big concern for households across the country and as winter approaches it’s the perfect time...

Submitted by Joseph Cosier on Wed, 07/10/2015 - 14:02

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Have yourself a merry lower-carbon Christmas

Christmas is all about excess – eating too much, drinking too much, spending too much and, let’s face it, wasting too much. And thinking green at this time of year can be tricky. However, by following a few simple tips it doesn't have to be such an expensive time for the pocket or the environment...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Tue, 16/12/2014 - 09:00

16/12/2014

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Why Big Energy Saving Week is important: Age UK

In this guest blog, Age UK external affairs advisor, Mervyn Kohler, explains the importance of Big Energy Saving Week in helping everyone save energy. On the evidence of a handful of recent conversations with older people’s groups, the significance of the simplification of energy tariffs and the...

Submitted by Guest blogger on Thu, 23/10/2014 - 09:00

23/10/2014

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How to shop around for your energy needs

In this guest blog, Chief Executive of energy regulator Ofgem, Dermot Nolan, explains the importance of shopping around for better energy tariffs as part of Big Energy Saving Week. We shop and compare prices for many things in life, yet we often don’t think about doing this when it comes to our...

Submitted by Guest blogger on Wed, 22/10/2014 - 09:00

22/10/2014

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Love your community, get energy fit together

Environmental behaviour change charity Global Action Plan (GAP) is supporting Big Energy Saving Week. In this guest blog, Partner Hugh Goulbourne, explains how to get involved. Since 2010, the Big Energy Saving Week programme has raised awareness of the support programmes available for vulnerable...

Submitted by Guest blogger on Tue, 21/10/2014 - 09:00

21/10/2014

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British households could save £1.7bn a year

British households could save £1.7bn a year by switching appliances off standby, new research from the Energy Saving Trust has found. In the countdown to next week’s Big Energy Saving Week – a joint campaign between Energy Saving Trust, Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and Citizens...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Wed, 15/10/2014 - 10:40

15/10/2014

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Renting cold homes: from dissatisfaction to action

Disappointment with the status quo can often instigate action. Our recent research reveals that those who consider themselves to live in mouldy, draughty homes are more likely to take steps to tackle these issues. Similarly, our very latest opinion tracker shows that public support proposed...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 19/09/2014 - 08:45

19/09/2014

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More must be done to nudge consumers towards efficient appliances

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and department store John Lewis have just reported the results of a trial around in-store behavioural ‘nudges’ aimed at encouraging the purchase of the most energy efficient washers, dryers and washer-dryers in class. The trial compared stores...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 12/09/2014 - 08:45

12/09/2014

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Wood stakes its claim as green heating option

The domestic arm of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) has been open for business since spring this year, and several thousand households have already been approved to install green heating technologies under the scheme. Of these, air source heat pumps and solar thermal have been the most popular,...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 05/09/2014 - 08:45

05/09/2014

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Countering the carbon bubble

The idea of a ‘carbon bubble’ is a relatively new concept – but one that is quickly gaining traction. The basic theory is that the vast majority of fossil fuel reserves in the world are technically un-burnable, thereby making huge investment in them by international finance a more risky bet than...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 09/06/2014 - 08:45

09/06/2014

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