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Powerloop - Exploring how electric cars can help manage electricity bills

Energy Saving Trust has long promoted the benefits of electric vehicles (EVs) – they save carbon and money, with a smooth ride to boot. But what can driving an electric vehicle offer your home electricity supply? Energy Saving Trust is part of a new project that aims to find out. ‘Powerloop’ is one...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Wed, 19/09/2018 - 09:52



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Getting the most out of solar electricity

With almost 800,000 installations across the UK to date, it’s clear that there’s something attractive about solar PV . By using the sun’s energy to generate electricity , you can save money on your electricity bills, earn money from the electricity you generate and that you sell back to the grid,...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 09/08/2017 - 16:06



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New capacity fuels biomass debate

Bio energy’s contribution to the UK energy mix is on the rise - seven per cent of electricity generation in the second quarter of 2014, marking nearly nine per cent increase on the year before. Given that the International Renewable Energy Association (IRENA) is suggesting that biomass could...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 08/10/2014 - 08:45



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Go nuts to go green

The proposed eco city of Gaziantep in Turkey made the news recently – mainly due to ambitious plans to burn pistachio shells for heat. As the country is the world’s biggest producer of the nuts, this is far from an impractical idea. As curious as it sounds, nut shells are just another source of...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 23/05/2014 - 08:45