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Buying an energy efficient home

• Energy efficiency should be high priority when buying a house • Whether scaling up or downsizing, costs and comfort matter • What features should you look out for? Our guide offers some pointers When buying a home, there’s a lot to think about – but that should be no excuse for ignoring energy...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 22/03/2018 - 18:07

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Bigger push needed to improve energy efficiency in private rented sector

• Improvements should be made to landlord legislation • Help for tenants needs to be at heart • More investment can bring big gains for property owners, too Britain is increasingly a nation of renters – with a quarter of households set to be renting privately by 2021. But the private rented sector...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 20/03/2018 - 17:44

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A new energy efficiency standard for social housing in England

• Quest to reach 2030 targets - and beyond - needs new thinking • Social housing providers invited to round table In partnership with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), we’re bringing together the social housing sector later this week for a round table on how their...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 14/03/2018 - 10:05

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Towards a brighter future for street lighting

• Lighter nights are coming - but street lights shouldn't be forgotten • LEDs offer big cost savings, improved quality and safety • Free workshop aims to boost lighting projects Having survived the Beast from the East and Storm Emma, the clocks are set to go forward in a couple of weeks. Dare we...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 12/03/2018 - 10:08

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Increasing clean energy access worldwide

• New transatlantic partnership aims to speed roll-out of low-energy appliances • Targeting poor and off-grid areas which stand to benefit from new tech • UK Government funded, Energy Saving Trust join with international experts CLASP Energy Saving Trust has joined forces with CLASP – an...

Submitted by Nick Beasley on Wed, 07/03/2018 - 11:20

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Shedding new light on halogen bulb phase-out

• Most halogens off the shelves in Autumn • LEDs the best bet as replacement, says ToptenUK.org • Top tips to make a smooth transition Time’s nearly up for halogen lighting – with all but a few types of the gas-based bulb scheduled for phase-out on 1 September this year. The phase-out was due to be...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 05/03/2018 - 14:13

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Making the right motoring choice for you

• Opportunity to consider fuel economy as new plates released • EVs can work for many - but you can also make wiser petrol/diesel choices • Tool highlights most efficient cars by category The latest DVLA vehicle licence plates have just been released – but as well as sleek bodywork, shiny paint...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 02/03/2018 - 17:15

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Going electric, second-hand

• Numbers of used low-carbon vehicles increasing • We offer some tips on what to look out for Since financial incentives to buy ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) such as electric cars began in 2011, there has naturally been an increase in numbers entering the second-hand market. Based on the age...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 28/02/2018 - 13:53

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Is a hybrid vehicle right for me?

Hybrid vehicles have been on the roads since the Toyota Prius was launched in 1997, meaning it’s a mature market for buyers these days. But what exactly might prompt a hybrid purchase? Here, we’ll give you the low-down. First of all, though, it’s important to note that there are several different...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 26/02/2018 - 13:49

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Is an electric car right for me?

With 2018’s new vehicle licence plates set to be launched, many people around the UK may well be thinking about a new car. But is it time to consider plug-in options? It’s important to ask questions when you’re making a purchase – especially one as significant as a car. And if you’re thinking about...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 23/02/2018 - 11:27

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