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Dryer costs tumble as technologies improve

• ToptenUK.org reveals the long-term benefits of best-performing dryers • B and C rated models lag behind heat pump dryers Times are changing for tumble dryers with energy label ratings of B or below. New figures from ToptenUK.org , the best in class home appliances site run by Energy Saving Trust...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 15/02/2018 - 15:53

15/02/2018

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Getting the best from energy efficient lighting in your kitchen and dining area

• Lighting design expert gives top tips for key room • Using light and shadow to create attractive effects • Managing open-plan areas In the third part of our blog series on creating attractive effects using energy efficient lighting with designer Graham Festenstein , we move on to the kitchen and...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 13/02/2018 - 16:34

13/02/2018

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How to get the best from energy efficient lighting in your living room

• Part Two in our lighting series with design expert • Creating a liveable lounge with LEDs • Simple effects and more control can be key In the first part of our series of blogs with lighting designer Graham Festenstein , he talked us through the initial things to consider when changing to low-...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 07/02/2018 - 14:16

07/02/2018

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How to get the best out of energy efficient lighting

• LEDs becoming the norm - but questions remain • What are the best light effects to use around your home? • We speak to lighting design expert on the options out there LEDs are becoming the dominant energy efficient lighting option – but for many, they remain a new and quite daunting technology...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 05/02/2018 - 11:53

05/02/2018

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Cold comfort: American-style fridge freezers proving energy guzzlers

They may look the part, but when it comes to energy bills, American-style fridge freezers are proving a not particularly positive addition to UK kitchens. In, fact, they can cost three times as much to run as conventional models, according to new data from ToptenUK.org . Energy Saving Trust runs...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 01/02/2018 - 17:16

01/02/2018

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Big Energy Saving Week: Simple advice to bring big results

It’s Big Energy Saving Week , so it’s probably no surprise to see us showcasing some easy ways to save money and make your energy and water consumption more sustainable. So, what have we got? Wise up to energy bills Well, firstly, we reckon it’s really important to simply understand your energy...

Submitted by Julian Roberts on Thu, 25/01/2018 - 10:34

25/01/2018

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Revealed: The barriers to a better energy deal

• Non-switchers missing out on serious cash • Lack of energy awareness at odd with other consumer choices • Not all suppliers and tariffs are the same To kick off Big Energy Saving Week , here’s some pretty shocking news: if you haven’t switched energy supplier in six years, you could be £1,500...

Submitted by Julian Roberts on Mon, 22/01/2018 - 11:46

22/01/2018

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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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