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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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Energy efficiency and the General Election (2)

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 Nick Clegg’s Liberal Democrats. Liberal Democrats The...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Wed, 18/03/2015 - 15:14

18/03/2015

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Energy efficiency and the General Election

With the UK General Election less than two months away it is worth taking a look 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 David Cameron’s Conservative Party. The...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Tue, 17/03/2015 - 14:19

17/03/2015

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Give landlords a new LESA of life

It’s well known that the coldest homes in England are those in the private rented sector. 9.4% of private rented homes are F/G rated on the Energy Performance Certificate compared to 1.8% of housing association properties. A big part of the problem is that landlords have been reluctant to invest in...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Fri, 13/03/2015 - 14:24

13/03/2015

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Why the next decade will be crucial for low-carbon transition

2050 can seem a long way away, but the time has come to prepare for the road to a green energy transition, according to a new report from the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI). The next decade is critical in reaching 2050 targets, says ETI, with an affordable transition to low-carbon energy...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 04/03/2015 - 09:00

04/03/2015

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Can old volcanoes still heat British cities?

Local authorities across the UK are doing their bit to cut carbon emissions and help future-proof their localities. And few are doing it with the help of a dormant volcano, apart from Stoke-on-Trent. A 350 million-year-old volcano two miles below the city’s streets, is heating a layer of rock to...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 13/02/2015 - 09:00

13/02/2015

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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

16/12/2014

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The growing sustainable ethos in schools

Behaviour change will go hand in hand with a low carbon future - and it’s important to catch people early. Schools are playing their role, and finding that a range of partners are happy to step in to lend a helping hand. The enthusiasm of youth is a great thing to nurture - and there certainly...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 21/11/2014 - 08:45

21/11/2014

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