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Energy efficiency: an underrated resource of our age

Recent sustainable energy news has been, at best, downcast, focusing on the United States’ Government’s decision to back out of the Paris climate deal. But running in contrast to this, here’s the good news. It appears that energy efficiency has been hugely underestimated by major international...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 06/07/2017 - 15:21

06/07/2017

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Engineers back energy saving as UK priority

In 2015, Energy Saving Trust supported a Frontier Economics report that made a compelling case for home energy efficiency to be considered an infrastructure priority in the UK. The case, when broken down, was a simple one: the multiple benefits of giving energy efficiency the same status as other...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 27/06/2017 - 15:01

27/06/2017

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Lights, camera, carbon reduction: a focus on UK television production

Sustainability and the business of making television and film don't, at first glance, appear like natural companions – but there's plenty going on to try and make more climate-conscious production a reality. The UK television industry has its own carbon calculator named albert , which was developed...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 01/12/2016 - 14:36

01/12/2016

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Energy efficiency and mobile devices: Our apps are not so smart after all

• New tool measures energy consumed • Some parallels with home energy efficiency • Projected 6.1 billion smart phones by 2020 Many useful smart phone apps may be free, but where energy efficiency is concerned, the data does not come without cost. To measure exactly how much energy is being used, a...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 01/06/2016 - 14:39

01/06/2016

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The future of energy efficiency in the UK: Energy Saving Trust CEO explains

• No room for slip-ups in meeting carbon budget • Support needed for fuel poor and 'able to pay' • Benefits of warmer homes are clear With tough targets and some concerns over gaps in domestic energy efficiency policy, Energy Saving Trust's Chief Executive, Philip Sellwood spoke last week at a...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 03/05/2016 - 13:51

03/05/2016

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A greener NHS

According to research published by the National Audit Office (NAO), energy efficiency and low-carbon technologies can save money for our health services. The NAO report NHS and sustainability suggests savings of £180million a year could be made by reducing carbon emissions – equivalent to an extra...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 13/05/2015 - 09:56

13/05/2015

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Energy efficiency in pictures

Energy efficiency can sometimes be difficult to illustrate. Why is that and what images can be used to persuade people to engage with energy efficiency? Resource Media’s report Beyond the CFL: Winning Imagery for Energy Efficiency used focus groups to test different types of pictures relating to...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 01/05/2015 - 08:24

01/05/2015

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A man who can't put up a shelf can build a house

After moving into his energy-efficient off-the-peg kit-house, Julian - Head of Communications at the Energy Saving Trust - reflects on some key themes. Why I did what I did People ask me why I decided to do an eco self-build project. They expect me to ramble on about saving the planet and although...

Submitted by Julian Roberts on Fri, 10/04/2015 - 08:26

10/04/2015

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EST/NHF social housing roundtable: policy priorities (1)

The Green Investment Bank has today announced its first investment in the social housing sector, working with the social housing provider Places for People to install highly efficient heating systems in 28 sheltered housing units across the country. About 1 in 6 homes are owned by a housing...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Fri, 27/03/2015 - 17:31

27/03/2015

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Energy efficiency and the General Election (3)

With the UK General election less than two months away it is worth looking at what it may hold for energy efficiency policy, the different records and policies of each party and the potential forms the new government might take. Today we look at Ed Miliband’s Labour Party. Labour At first glance,...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Thu, 19/03/2015 - 16:33

19/03/2015

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