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City halls showing willing on energy issues

For those worried about climate change and/or rising energy costs and living in a city, never fear – your local council are on it. Research by Newcastle University found that a neat 100 per cent of the urban local authorities in the study had plans in place to boost energy efficiency. Things are...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 18/09/2013 - 08:45



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Energy efficiency in private-rented housing: certified failure?

It’s best not to form a judgement on something without witnessing it for yourself. Unfortunately, it seems like landlords are denying tenants the chance to do just that when it comes to the energy efficiency of their properties. A Freedom of Information request by 10:10 revealed that nearly three...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 16/09/2013 - 08:45



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Laying the foundation for energy and water research

Energy Saving Trust Communications Manager, Jack Melling, highlights the success of At home with water, our report which outlines the latest domestic consumer water trends, and reveals what consumers can expect as we move to the next phase of research. Following the launch of At home with water in...

Submitted by Jack Melling on Thu, 22/08/2013 - 09:00



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Energy efficiency improvements vs cutting back on bills

Energy Saving Trust Housing Strategy Manager, David Weatherall, examines home energy efficiency improvements in England and Wales. The news that there has been a 25 per cent fall in average home energy use begs the question: how much is the fall related to home energy efficiency improvements? The...

Submitted by David Weatherall on Tue, 20/08/2013 - 09:00



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The rise of ‘cool roofs’ reflects the times

From progressive new-build housing to advanced retrofitting of existing properties, reflection can play a central role – particularly on roofs. The art of using reflection as a heat-control mechanism is long established, but researchers in this field may now have come up with the surface that does...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 16/08/2013 - 08:40



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Staycation in style in an eco superhome

In a guest blog, SuperHomes online marketing manager, Gordon Glass, takes a look at eco-homes which can offer inspiration to those seeking to implement energy efficiency measures in their own homes or for anyone looking to take a holiday at a green guest house. As the UK enjoys the hottest summer...

Submitted by Guest blogger on Thu, 15/08/2013 - 09:00



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Energy efficiency: we all want in

It seems we’re all in agreement: energy efficiency is a good thing that we should be cracking on with. Recent analysis of data from Opower in the States shows that political leanings made very little difference to energy-saving: they’re both getting into it, to broadly the same degree. After a...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 03/07/2013 - 08:45



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Church v checkout in the renewables rush

Comparing the efforts of the Church of England and Sainsbury’s supermarkets to make significant carbon emissions reductions may seem like an odd one in the abstract – but on paper it makes perfect sense. As it turns out, the two cosmetically very different organisations have pretty similar carbon...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 17/06/2013 - 08:45



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Urban development for a sustainable world

Nicholas Bardsley leads the Masters programme in Climate Change and Development at Reading University. In an exclusive guest blog, he highlights the important relationship between urban development and energy efficiency, and explains why it is a fundamental issue when planning for a sustainable...

Submitted by Guest blogger on Tue, 04/06/2013 - 11:26



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Time for an EE-FIT?

Energy efficiency has unfairly been known to attract the reputation of being the ‘dull end’ of green options available, but finding ways to use less in the first place is the quickest way to achieve big savings, whether that’s measured in carbon or money. Despite the slow-burning incentive to use...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 28/05/2013 - 09:05