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Will wind turbines triumph in lamp post link-up?

With plans afoot to install small wind turbines on lamp posts, connecting directly to the grid, we asked our low-carbon technology experts for their views on how successful such an idea might be. The company behind the plan is targeting the two million UK lamp posts that would be suitable for such...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 02/03/2017 - 15:24

02/03/2017

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Green strategy and politics energy strategy Scotland Scottish Government

Setting targets: Scotland's bold energy vision

• Strategy sets nation's aims on heat, electricity, transport • Ambitious targets on renewables, buildings • Government support, regulation key – EST Scotland expert Off the back of Scotland's Climate Change Act, Scottish Government has just published a draft Energy Strategy – and it's ambitious...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 01/03/2017 - 17:04

01/03/2017

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Green strategy and politics Policy Lords Economic Affairs Committee

Decarbonisation policies resulting in higher energy bills? Hear from our Head of Policy

In response to the Lords Economic Affairs Committee publishing its report The Price of Power: Reforming the Electricity Market Energy Saving Trust’s Head of Policy, David Weatherall, challenges some of the key findings. In summary, the report raises concerns about the low levels of spare...

Submitted by David Weatherall on Fri, 24/02/2017 - 16:00

24/02/2017

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Alternative fuel vehicles: more motorists vote for volts

It's a good time to buy an electric vehicle – and it shows. New figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show alternative fuel vehicles increased by a fifth – which take them up to a record 4.2% share of new vehicles in the UK overall. The majority of these cars are petrol...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 22/02/2017 - 14:42

22/02/2017

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Green strategy and politics European energy strategy EU energy policy Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy

Energy and climate policies: Getting the best from Brexit

• Energy and climate policy post-Brexit under spotlight • MPs hear from Energy Saving Trust CEO • Funding and ambition key outside EU Last week, a range of experts gave their views on what should be the energy and climate priorities in forthcoming Brexit negotiations. Among those presenting to the...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 15/02/2017 - 16:40

15/02/2017

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Transport electric vehicles chargepoints OLEV ORCS

On-street charging options make electric dreams a reality

It's not possible for everyone to have an electric car charger at home – so bringing charging infrastructure closer to where people live is going to be vital for the continued popularisation of electric cars. Good news, then – as a new £2.5million fund from the Office of Low Emissions Vehicles (...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 13/02/2017 - 16:46

13/02/2017

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Local and community energy Community energy survey

Have your say and help shape the future of community energy

Community energy generation has been on the rise in recent years, from innovative solar schemes to district heating in housing blocks and wind turbines on islands. It has also faced some significant challenges. Feed-in Tariff (FITs) cuts have not made things easy – but as Energy Saving Trust...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 10/02/2017 - 10:44

10/02/2017

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Products and technology energy innovation innovation

Five green innovations we are excited about

A new study has suggested that green innovations need to be developed and spread ten times quicker if we're to hit the obligations of the Paris climate agreement. Given it seems that new technology is a big part of cutting global emissions, here are five developments that have recently caught our...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 07/02/2017 - 17:01

07/02/2017

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Energy and water efficiency at home home improvements consumer research Energy Saving Trust survey

Home owners missing out on energy efficiency opportunity

One of the best times to make energy efficiency upgrades is when you're already doing work on your home – but our UK Pulse survey shows that in most cases, this isn't happening. Two-thirds of British home owners have taken on some improvements over the last three years, but only a third upgraded...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 01/02/2017 - 17:04

01/02/2017

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Brits are still paying for Christmas 2015: Tips to avoid festive financial folly

Sometimes, a Christmas hangover can be more than the effect of a few sherries. The financial effects can be felt until at least when the next year's festivities come around. Our new survey suggests that a quarter of Brits financed Christmas with credit, so given we collectively splurged £40bn on...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 27/01/2017 - 11:16

27/01/2017

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