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Playtime going 'green' as toy giants clean up their act

LEGO is looking to build its sustainability credentials further, after achieving an 11.5 per cent reduction in energy use since 2013. It's a story of triumph over adversity – or at very least decidedly unpromising beginnings. Setting itself a 10 per cent target three years ago, it only managed 0.4...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 18/10/2016 - 14:50

18/10/2016

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Digital labels could maximise energy information on home appliances

• New project aims to eliminate confusing labels • Focus on giving consumers what they want • Designed to suit any retailer, no matter what size Energy labels are a great start in helping us understand the energy consumed by the appliances and gadgets we use – but there is always room for...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 13/04/2016 - 15:40

13/04/2016

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Hotter homes pose threat to energy reduction

We’re heating our homes to temperatures four degrees higher on average than they were in 1970 –so says a government-commissioned report on the last 40 years of home energy habits. And while pre-household energy use has fallen by 18 per cent, the total amount of energy consumed by all homes is up by...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 05/02/2014 - 08:45

05/02/2014

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Can fun theory change the way we tackle energy use?

Whether it’s common sense or just plain instinct, we are more likely to do something if we consider it fun: this risk/reward strategy is the stimulus we need to do things we’d sooner rather avoid. Can it be applied to anything though? It certainly seems doubtful, but maybe not quite as unrealistic...

Submitted by Michael Morrison on Tue, 14/01/2014 - 08:45

14/01/2014

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Energy efficiency reports fuel debate

Old arguments rage on concerning a low-carbon future: energy bill levies versus direct taxation, government versus private infrastructure investment, the continuing role of fossil fuels in the mix and how to mitigate their carbon emissions. But the case for energy efficiency has never been stronger...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 04/11/2013 - 08:45

04/11/2013

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