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Energy and water efficiency at home domestic solar PV renewables

Is solar power right for my home?

• Cuts in support have reduced installations • How to maximise your grid exports • How to maximise your payback Solar PV has become big news over the last few years; but from an astronomical rise in UK installations to cuts in financial support, sometimes it can be hard to see where things are at,...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 25/05/2016 - 16:16



Energy and water efficiency at home energy storage renewables

Is home energy storage right for me?

• Solar PV systems installed around 2010 may be suitable • Increasing number of renewables installers offer storage • Important to weigh up the costs with the benefits For years, energy storage has been seen as a novelty or the preserve of people living off-grid. Now technological developments and...

Submitted by Ian Cuthbert on Tue, 24/05/2016 - 17:00



Products and technology energy innovation green innovation innovation

5 more eye catching, green and innovative products

Our first selection of inspirations and oddities from the world of energy and sustainability went down well, so here are five more green inventions that may (or may not) be hitting the mainstream soon. 1. Eco-friendly Bacteria Solar panels packed with bacteria could be part of our energy future if...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 16/05/2016 - 08:21



Local and community energy Community energy renewables

Feed-in Tariff cuts not the end of local community energy schemes

• It's no time to cut the community energy story short • New models can support communities • Renewables surge unstoppable There have been a number of concerns raised recently about the future of community energy – with some local groups understandably worried about cuts to Feed-in Tariff rates ...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 13/05/2016 - 13:15



Transport electric vehicles EVs

E-asy riders – are electric motorcycles about to go big?

• Few electric bikes on road - things may change fast • Trade representative: we could overtake electric cars • Hopes for grant support While there is an increase in the buzz around electric cars and vans , e-motorcycles have seen less attention so far. What are the reasons for this, and what's in...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 12/05/2016 - 15:48



Products and technology product energy efficiency products register

Energy Saving Trust register: 1000 ways to manage home energy efficiency

• Home heating still a concern during warm weather • A thousand products on EST register - and counting • Industry needs to plan for winter now Britain may be experiencing a heatwave right now , but for manufacturers of heating and insulation products, it's the time to be planning for winter. The...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 09/05/2016 - 14:55



Products and technology innovation alternative fuels

5 potential alternative fuels of the future

With a rise in numbers of vehicles on the roads , both in the UK and internationally, creativity is going to be needed if the hold of fossil fuels is going to be broken. However, there are some more leftfield fuel options on the way – and indeed already available – for those willing to think well...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 06/05/2016 - 14:26



Lighting energy efficient lighting LED lighting

Helping house building sector take the lead on low energy lighting

• Consumers increasingly looking at most efficient lighting options • The Right Light gives latest tips on specifying LEDs for homes • Interesting, personalised effects can be created With the cost of low energy lighting LED falling rapidly into the realm of the affordable, and now available in a...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 05/05/2016 - 09:28



Green strategy and politics energy efficiency Philip Sellwood WEETF Events

The future of energy efficiency in the UK: Energy Saving Trust CEO explains

• No room for slip-ups in meeting carbon budget • Support needed for fuel poor and 'able to pay' • Benefits of warmer homes are clear With tough targets and some concerns over gaps in domestic energy efficiency policy, Energy Saving Trust's Chief Executive, Philip Sellwood spoke last week at a...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 03/05/2016 - 13:51



Transport green fleets electric vehicles

Fired up about electric fleets

• Cheshire Fire & Rescue aim to lower emissions • Nissan Leaf EVs ideal for community work • First step towards a greater investment in EVs Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service has set itself an ambitious target of cutting emissions by 40 percent on 2009/10 levels by 2020. After taking on a range...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 29/04/2016 - 15:25