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A poetic take on fuel poverty

Poetry would not be what would immediately come to mind on the subject of cold homes and their associated health problems – but that’s exactly what happened when Sheffield Hallam University’s Centre for Health and Social Care Research teamed up with a local poet and photographer to create an...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 13/04/2015 - 08:34



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Low-carbon heating - getting warmer, but not quite there

It may seem an obvious point to say that to better manage our energy use, technologies need to be both accessible and clearly explained. But it appears there is still some work to be done to make sure this is the case. Where heating is concerned, it seems there’s especially some room for...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 21/03/2014 - 08:45



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Home heating: what’s your type?

Are you Egocentric or a Planner? A Rationer or a Hands off? Or could you even be a Reactor? We all get labelled for one reason or another, normally to sell us something, but in this case it’s how we run the heating of our homes. Back in October 2013, the Department of Energy and Climate Change...

Submitted by Steven Harris on Tue, 28/01/2014 - 08:45