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TOU tariffs - are energy bill savings all about timing?

Variable tariffs based on when you use your energy have long been suggested as a means of helping to manage demand, while also offering a potential means to save money on bills. Now, they have arrived as an option for householders. They work with standard smart meters and have the potential to...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 19/01/2017 - 17:01

19/01/2017

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Transport electric vehicles EV innovation

Electric vehicles: Green tech titans set out their stall for 2017

New Year always brings plenty of prognoses for the future – and it's perhaps an even bigger clamour in the technology industries. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas always provides plenty of futuristic food for thought – and this year, a highlight was the unveiling of a seriously fast...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 12/01/2017 - 16:17

12/01/2017

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Energy and water efficiency at home fuel poverty data modelling

Testing the association between homes and health

• New research to clarify fuel poverty-illness links • Biggest study of its kind looks at over 500,000 homes • Devon gets local focus Health and housing are the twin focuses of a promising new study bringing together University of Exeter Medical School with Energy Saving Trust, Devon and Cornwall...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 11/01/2017 - 17:18

11/01/2017

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Local and community energy Community energy Swansea

Community energy success in South Wales

• Swansea solar scheme attracts local investors • Lasting benefits for deprived areas • Community energy's future under the microscope Good news from Swansea, where Swansea Community Energy and Enterprise , or SCEES for short, is enjoying a very successful community share offer for a new solar PV...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 14/12/2016 - 15:49

14/12/2016

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Products and technology innovation green products

Five green inventions that could make a breakthrough

The international green economy is growing, throwing up plenty of new innovations that offer much promise for increasing energy efficiency, saving water and reducing fuel consumption. Here are five we've spotted recently. Double-efficiency solar panel Swiss experts have come up with the idea of...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 06/12/2016 - 14:34

06/12/2016

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Green strategy and politics industry energy efficiency

Lights, camera, carbon reduction: a focus on UK television production

Sustainability and the business of making television and film don't, at first glance, appear like natural companions – but there's plenty going on to try and make more climate-conscious production a reality. The UK television industry has its own carbon calculator named albert , which was developed...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 01/12/2016 - 14:36

01/12/2016

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Energy and water efficiency at home draught proofing ventilation

Cutting out draughts in older homes is not as tricky as it sounds

• Older properties ripe for comfort improvements • Unique character can be preserved with mindful draught-proofing • Ventilation a key consideration Draught-proofing is a cheap and effective way to save money and make your home more comfortable. But those living in older or period properties can be...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 30/11/2016 - 09:34

30/11/2016

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Transport Fleet Hero Awards Fleet Heroes Fleet Hero

#FleetHeroes - Meet our 2016 award winners

• Green transport champions announced • Transport Minister Andrew Jones MP crowns 10 winners • Innovation and employee engagement highlighted What do a police force, a farmer's market and a renowned car brand have in common? They were all crowned winners at the 11th Fleet Hero Awards last night...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 25/11/2016 - 14:34

25/11/2016

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Products and technology Topten UK Black Friday

Save money, save energy: Getting more from Black Friday

• Save more with energy efficiency this Black Friday • Topten UK identifies products with long-term savings • Ecodesign is pushing market forward People fighting in stores over massive TVs tend to grab the headlines on Black Friday – but this time around, you might want to think longer term as you...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 24/11/2016 - 14:52

24/11/2016

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Products and technology electronics domestic energy use

Televisions remain the electricity glutton of the home

• Electricity use of TVs represents half of all electronics • Get efficient models - don't compromise on features • Heating remains by far the biggest home energy use Our thirst for tablets, laptops and other games consoles seems unquenchable – but you may be surprised to learn that TVs, including...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 21/11/2016 - 16:02

21/11/2016

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