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Christmas renewable share shows 'green energy' potential

After the all-round shock to the system that was last year, we're all in need of some positive news to start 2017 – and it comes in the form of some belated good cheer from Christmas. Analysis by Drax shows that 40 per cent of electricity on Christmas Day came from renewable sources. A shining...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 09/01/2017 - 15:03



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9 Christmas energy tips

This Christmas, when things are getting hectic, you will want to stay comfortable in your home and in control of your energy bills. It’s an expensive time of year and these simple steps can make all the difference. 1. Switch to LEDs LED Christmas lights use 90 per cent less energy than incandescent...

Submitted by Richard Kay on Fri, 04/12/2015 - 09:34



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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



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The big blogs of 2013

Last year we counted down a top ten based on views alone. This year, here is a selection of blogs highlighting key moments of the past year. January District energy: the quiet revolution? Bringing energy sources closer to home is something that is coming onto many people’s radar, whether they’re...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 23/12/2013 - 08:45



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For churches, is it the season to go green?

Church halls can often have the secular purpose of being the meeting point for community renewables and energy efficiency projects – but consecrated religious buildings have carbon emissions and bills to think about too. Then there is the need for the devout to consider green issues as part of...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 18/12/2013 - 08:45



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Sustainable toys – brick by brick

It may be remiss to suggest that Santa’s elfin helpers wear green to signify their important role in reducing the carbon footprint of the toy industry – but a company whose origins lie in the same part of the world as Lapland is taking action. LEGO seems to be having something of a renaissance...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 13/12/2013 - 08:45