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The 101 of the MarketWatch lab test programme

Tom Lock, Certification Manager at the Energy Saving Trust, discusses the next stage of the MarketWatch programme and reveals the products that will be tested. We recently announced the results of our shopper visits across Europe as part of the MarketWatch programme , revealing that online...

Submitted by Tom Lock on Thu, 14/08/2014 - 09:00



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More district heating in the pipeline

Concerns over carbon emissions and energy security in Europe has meant district heating schemes are on the verge of a boom. European Commission advisors have been pushing for greater emphasis on the efficiency of heating networks recently, arguing that the emphasis has been, until now, too much on...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 18/06/2014 - 08:45



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Sports stadiums seek to score high for sustainability

While football generally dominates sport sustainability talk, one example is the progress made at Newcastle United’s ground , there are also many examples from other team sports. Welsh rugby titans The Scarlets have just installed the largest solar array on a sporting facility in the UK, with 1,000...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 02/05/2014 - 08:45



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Is data making crater in mobile carbon targets?

A potential problem with carbon reduction targets in technology companies is that as their products are developed and become more advanced, sometimes that can mean a greater strain on energy resources. Take mobile networks for example. From the earliest incarnations, to 3G and now 4G, data storage...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 20/09/2013 - 08:45



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Staycation in style in an eco superhome

In a guest blog, SuperHomes online marketing manager, Gordon Glass, takes a look at eco-homes which can offer inspiration to those seeking to implement energy efficiency measures in their own homes or for anyone looking to take a holiday at a green guest house. As the UK enjoys the hottest summer...

Submitted by Guest blogger on Thu, 15/08/2013 - 09:00



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Sustainable cities: setting an example

Just over a month ago, Bristol was named European Green Capital for 2015, beating Brussels, Glasgow and Ljubljana. Some might say this is a culmination of work in a city that has always been seen as forward-looking in terms of the environmental agenda; the key hub in a part of the UK that’s trying...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 24/07/2013 - 08:51



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LA to Leeds: sun shining on green investment

It's not often when Los Angeles and Leeds get uttered in the same sentence - but in the field of using innovative finance to roll out solar PV, it's definitely relevant. LA's plan is pretty simple: their Department for Water and Power is going to pay residents for electricity they generate in...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 19/07/2013 - 08:40



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At Home with (lots and lots of) Water

Our At Home with Water report, out today, provides a very clear picture of a nation that loves its water. But it’s a love affair that’s coming back to bite us. By analysing the detailed information on water-using behaviours reported by over one hundred thousand users of our online Water Energy...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 04/07/2013 - 08:45



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Increasing the flow of water information

Water has recently been at the centre of the kind of debates that have traditionally been the domain of our energy supply: costs rising, increased consumer awareness of the fact, and differences in views about why that is. A recent report repeated in various places cited a 50 per cent rise after...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 01/07/2013 - 08:45



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Who’s ruling at sustainable schooling?

League tables are the backdrop to much in education these days: stiff exam results targets, teacher pressures, central government policies. Now, to the collective sigh of relief of lecturers everywhere, a higher education league table has been produced which is less about them, more about the...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 28/06/2013 - 08:45