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Five years to an energy crisis?

Our poll of over 2,000 households conducted for Energy Saving Week saw 26 per cent state they’re worried the UK won’t be able to meet its energy needs by 2018. Stark figures to launch the week, it’d be fair to say, but it’s certainly a call to action. Where our energy supply is concerned, a number...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 21/10/2013 - 08:45



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Get ready for Energy Saving Week

Energy Saving Week is almost here and throughout next week we'll be discussing energy saving strategies and publishing tips from our top experts who work across the energy spectrum. In the lead up to next week, our Senior Knowledge Manager, Brian Horne, has outlined some of his thoughts for how...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Wed, 16/10/2013 - 15:16



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Supermarkets look to take up energy challenge

In a sense, supermarkets are the ideal test bed for energy efficiency and carbon reduction. High levels of energy needed for lighting and refrigeration, plus long and complex supply chains mean there’s a lot of costs to save and a lot of carbon to reduce if this staple industry is to call itself '...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 16/10/2013 - 08:45



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British business won over by energy efficiency

The ability to make a strong economic argument of what is traditionally an ethical one is a central tenet of the modern sustainability movement. So when the CBI calls for a major push on energy efficiency in a new report, everyone pricks up their ears. The Shining a light report makes a case for...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 23/09/2013 - 08:45



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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