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LENDERS Project: Energy efficiency – the proof is in the lending

• 40,000-home study proves efficiency-bills link • Better performing homes could mean bigger mortgages It’s well-known that an energy efficient home costs less to run. But up to now, that hasn't affected the mortgage market. Things could be about to change with the LENDERS project, undertaken by...

Submitted by David Weatherall on Tue, 18/07/2017 - 16:07



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Clean Growth Plan: Every householder needs help to make their home warmer

• We subsidise nuclear so why not cuts in energy usage? • Scotland testing new innovative equity release schemes While Brexit dominates the political headlines, we shouldn’t forget other pressing issues on the Government’s to-do list. On the energy front, we are still waiting for publication of the...

Submitted by David Weatherall on Fri, 23/06/2017 - 14:08



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Renewables and household energy bills: the real story with subsidies

An interview with Merlin Hyman, the Chief Executive of Regen SW . • Green costs cited as Port Talbot steel threat • Renewables boss: fossil fuels being 'propped up' • Clean, decentralised future is coming Rows over household bills often seem to dominate the energy debate at the expense of...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 28/04/2016 - 14:04



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Share your energy saving habits

Who will help young people to learn to read an energy bill or an older generation to get to grips with smart devices? Can young and old help each other to save energy? If you can understand how much energy you use you have the power to make savings. We think being informed is important to reducing...

Submitted by Richard Kay on Fri, 19/06/2015 - 08:28



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The financial follies and rewards of energy efficiency

Money matters when it comes to energy efficiency. This might not seem like the most groundbreaking insight - but the way in which money issues can inspire, and, indeed, turn off energy saving behaviours is an interesting thing indeed. Take the results of a recent study from Duke University in the...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 09/06/2015 - 14:57



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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



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Revealed: what we think about energy and climate change

The public has spoken. The latest Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) ‘Attitude Tracker’ is out, and it includes some mixed results. Over the last few years light has been brought to bear on how much consumers pay for energy and what can be done to become more energy efficient. The DECC...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 11/05/2015 - 13:37



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The power to switch: Q&A with Amber Rudd

Amber Rudd MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) , talks exclusively to EST about finding a cheaper energy deal, and why there has never been a better time to switch suppliers. EST: How will the Power to Switch campaign encourage...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Thu, 26/02/2015 - 09:00



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Certified savings should mean more for mortgages

Mortgage lenders are using generalised assumptions on energy bills and should consider a property’s actual EPC rating when considering mortgage affordability and lending. That’s the conclusion of a new report from the Building Research Establishment (BRE) and the Wales Low / Zero Carbon Hub. The...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 01/12/2014 - 08:45



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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