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How to save energy when using your washing machine

• A number of factors affect energy consumption beyond frequency of use • Despite efficiency ratings, wash temperature and load size need to be considered • Better care could result in a longer lifespan for your washer Forty percent of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions come from households. It...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 24/08/2018 - 11:30



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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



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Canary Wharf gets smart

Canary Wharf, London’s futuristic-looking financial district, is now a test bed for some cutting edge energy technologies. Two businesses have been awarded £50,000 to prove their worth in this bustling hub of commerce as part of Cognicity , a competition to provide an opportunity for smart city...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 15/06/2015 - 00:00



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The financial follies and rewards of energy efficiency

Money matters when it comes to energy efficiency. This might not seem like the most groundbreaking insight - but the way in which money issues can inspire, and, indeed, turn off energy saving behaviours is an interesting thing indeed. Take the results of a recent study from Duke University in the...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 09/06/2015 - 14:57



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The power to switch: Q&A with Amber Rudd

Amber Rudd MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) , talks exclusively to EST about finding a cheaper energy deal, and why there has never been a better time to switch suppliers. EST: How will the Power to Switch campaign encourage...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Thu, 26/02/2015 - 09:00



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Energy Performance Certificates - the Dutch model

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) have been in place in the UK since 2008. But have we made maximum use of them in promoting energy efficiency? In the Netherlands they’re taking a radical new approach – by sending every home in the country a document with their A to G home energy rating. Big...

Submitted by David Weatherall on Thu, 20/11/2014 - 09:00



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A big opportunity to save energy and money

In this guest blog, Energy & Climate Change Secretary, Ed Davey introduces Big Energy Saving Week. As the weather turns colder, many of us start to get ready for winter. You might dig out your scarf or check your tyres – but how many of us remember to get our homes ready too. It’s Big Energy...

Submitted by Guest blogger on Mon, 20/10/2014 - 09:00



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2014: An important year for energy saving

David Hall is Executive Director of social enterprise, Behaviour Change . In this blog he outlines three key reasons why this year is likely to be significant for energy saving. After Labour’s price freeze plan took the party conference season by storm, energy issues were rarely out of the...

Submitted by Guest blogger on Thu, 30/01/2014 - 09:00



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Helping consumers make the bright choice on lighting

In a recent survey we revealed that the UK could save as much as £1.4 billion on electricity bills a year through households replacing all the remaining traditional incandescent and halogen bulbs in their homes with energy-saving light bulbs (CFLs and LED spots). This could save about £50 on energy...

Submitted by Ozge Ibrahim on Wed, 22/01/2014 - 08:45



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Putting product energy saving claims to the test

At a time of increased awareness towards sustainability issues and rising energy bills, more and more people are starting to factor the energy saving capabilities of products into their purchasing decisions. In fact Energy Saving Trust figures indicate that the UK alone could save nearly £970...

Submitted by Tom Lock on Thu, 05/12/2013 - 09:00