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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

14/08/2014

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The future of LED lighting gets brighter

We revealed last week that the UK is in the top five nations in Europe for buying energy saving light bulbs, but lagging behind in the purchase of ‘next generation’ lighting such as LEDs. More testing, information and certification of the kind we’re involved in through the PremiumLight scheme...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 29/01/2014 - 08:45

29/01/2014

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Helping consumers make the bright choice on lighting

In a recent survey we revealed that the UK could save as much as £1.4 billion on electricity bills a year through households replacing all the remaining traditional incandescent and halogen bulbs in their homes with energy-saving light bulbs (CFLs and LED spots). This could save about £50 on energy...

Submitted by Ozge Ibrahim on Wed, 22/01/2014 - 08:45

22/01/2014

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Proven credentials kick-start success for green trades

However much your football club pays for their star striker, they always seem to require an ‘arm around the shoulder’ from the boss to keep ploughing on when a barren run in front of goal hits home. Money matters, but often it’s that feeling of security that matters more. So too for the burgeoning...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 12/06/2013 - 08:45

12/06/2013

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Looking forward to a good Deal

So, here we are. Green Deal , the UK’s oft-cited energy efficiency revolution is upon us. The chatter has been increasing in decibels, but contrary to a section of the mainstream media’s view, there’s no use saying that it won’t be a success before it’s even started in earnest. Every new idea...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 28/01/2013 - 08:30

28/01/2013

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