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Green and corporate giants agree: a clean energy transition is needed now

• Broader range of low carbon advocates than ever • Growth and climate aims compatible – report • Energy efficiency, transport changes needed as well as generation Only a few years ago, it would have seemed absurd to suggest that Al Gore and Royal Dutch Shell might come out fighting for the same...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 28/04/2017 - 14:19

28/04/2017

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Leeds to lead a newer, greener ‘dash for gas’?

A gas revolution is brewing in the north – and this time, there’s no fracking required. Northern Gas Networks (NGN) is looking to turn Leeds into a world-first ‘ hydrogen city ’ by 2030 at the latest, while setting the tone for a UK-wide replacement of methane by hydrogen on the gas grid. It’s...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 27/04/2017 - 14:00

27/04/2017

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Roadshow highlights 'green' cars on the rise

• Roadshow aims to tackle low-emission vehicle myths • Info and test-drives in Clean Air Zone cities Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs) – which include electric and plug in hybrid cars – are on the rise. Growth year on year is impressive with more than 35,000 registrations in 2016, compared to...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 24/04/2017 - 14:55

24/04/2017

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Five of the latest green energy innovations that have caught our eye

Here at the Energy Saving Trust Blog, we like to keep tabs on the latest breakthroughs, announcements and oddities in green technology. Here are a handful of our latest spots. New high for solar PV efficiency The solar energy industry seems to be on a constant quest to prove itself – and this drive...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 20/04/2017 - 15:06

20/04/2017

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Tackling poor practice in wall insulation

• Concerns over cavity wall insulation • Better consumer protection needed • CWI can work well, if appropriately installed Since 1996, 6million homes in the UK have had cavity walls insulated – but there are growing concerns that cavity wall insulation can cause problems. Yesterday, Welsh MP Hywel...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 20/04/2017 - 10:01

20/04/2017

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Europe’s new, old energy label

• A-G product labels to return • The end is nigh for '+++' ratings • Opportunity for innovation - but issues to iron out It’s out with the new, in with the old for eco labelling. The European energy label is reverting back to its original A-G format, saying goodbye to its three pluses for good...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 13/04/2017 - 15:47

13/04/2017

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Electric vehicle rally aims to excite

• High profile European tour aims to engage public • Trip pushes the case for adoption of EVs • Better choice, batteries and charging still needed On Tuesday 25 April, a convoy of electric vehicles (EVs) begin an anti-clockwise journey around Europe, to raise awareness of technology that is...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 12/04/2017 - 15:10

12/04/2017

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Consumption down, renewables up – but can energy progress be sustained?

• Energy efficiency, renewables—checked emissions • Progress in coming years not guaranteed • More ambition and investment needed Despite some political uncertainties, there have been some distinctly positive recent points of note for the clean energy sector. Firstly, global CO2 emissions have not...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 11/04/2017 - 14:32

11/04/2017

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Report offers guidance in zero carbon quest

The UK is legally committed to an 80 per cent reduction on our carbon emissions by 2050. But to make sure we get there, and to play our part in global decarbonisation, many organisations argue that what we should be aiming for is a fully Zero Carbon Britain. Sounds great, but how would we do it?...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 28/03/2017 - 15:13

28/03/2017

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Time to test Government's energy efficiency commitment

• Emissions Reduction Plan is a pivotal moment • Three steps to check ambition • Cost-effective options available The Government is due to publish its Emissions Reduction Plan in the next few months. It aims to set the framework for emissions targets and our carbon budgets, while stimulating low-...

Submitted by Philip Sellwood on Thu, 23/03/2017 - 13:53

23/03/2017

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