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Data initiative helps those most in need keep on top of their energy bills

• Initiative hits the 100,000th mark • New tie up with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) • Hassle factor removed for householders, installers and suppliers The dialogue around green issues can often be dominated by trailblazing technology, massive infrastructure and policy positions, but...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 01/04/2016 - 14:05

01/04/2016

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Warmer homes through computer power

Computer servers are essential to our modern way of life. They process all sorts of things for us, from university research, online shopping to holiday selfies. All these servers in data centres around the world generate so much heat some of them have been re-located to sub-Arctic regions so they...

Submitted by James Wakelin on Wed, 20/05/2015 - 09:00

20/05/2015

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Energy and water efficiency at home data Q&A

Energy savings stats update: Q&A with data insight expert Greg Shreeve

Every year, Energy Saving Trust savings data are updated. We publish how much money and carbon can be saved in the home across a range of things like insulating your home to buying the most efficient TVs. The latest figures have just been published. We spoke to Insight Manager Greg Shreeve to get...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 30/03/2015 - 13:44

30/03/2015

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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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Businesses offered energy savings opportunity

The government’s new Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) will see large businesses measuring their current energy performance, identifying cost effective energy saving opportunities, and monitoring their progress every four years to see how to further increase their savings. Such a sea-change...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 30/07/2014 - 08:45

30/07/2014

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Are we becoming energy efficiency experts?

Secretary of State Ed Davey recently told delegates at Ecobuild that homes are using a fifth less energy than in 2004. The Carbon Brief took an in-depth look at the claim, and while quibbling a little about whether the headline stat is quite as simple as it seems, as all those working towards green...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 18/07/2014 - 08:45

18/07/2014

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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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Retrofit, data sets and the inventor of the internet

Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the internet to Energy Saving Trust may not seem like the most obvious leap – but it is one we can rightly claim, albeit via one of our closest links. We’re a fairly small organisation, so we sometimes require outside expertise. Zero carbon data specialists...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 09/12/2013 - 08:45

09/12/2013

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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

20/09/2013

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Make life easier in the search for the ECO-friendly

Finding people can be costly, it seems. Certainly you can get that impression from the latest news on the Government’s ECO scheme , which aims to support thousands of households on lower incomes with energy efficiency, and install those tricky measures that don’t meet the Green Deal’s ‘golden rule...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 15/05/2013 - 08:30

15/05/2013

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