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International environmental research renewable energy projects

Top ten unusual environmental projects: Part 2

For those of you that may've missed the first half of our Top ten unusual environmental projects blog , here are the five remaining favourite finds from our top ten list of 'green' projects in the works. Huge thanks to those of you that commented and tweeted us regarding this list - we're still...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 26/04/2016 - 11:17



Green strategy and politics London politics and energy efficiency

The next Mayor of London’s to-do list: 4 environmental priorities

• Get on top of air quality • Address capital's failings on solar • Harness power of community energy projects • Insulate cold homes - focusing on rental market ​With the election date looming (5 May) we take a look at the key environmental issues that need addressing by the next Mayor of London...

Submitted by Joseph Cosier on Thu, 21/04/2016 - 13:52



Local and community energy Community energy community projects

The big benefits of a solar-powered community project

• Local renewables projects growing in popularity • Feed-in Tariff reductions threaten energy sector • Projects encourage thought about energy issues Getting local people involved in funding renewable energy projects has quietly been on the rise in recent years. South East London Community Energy...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 20/04/2016 - 14:35



International environmental research renewable energy projects

Top ten unusual environmental projects: Part 1

From tapping the energy of space to pigeon-based pollution monitoring, you don't have to look too far to find outside-the-box thinking in energy and sustainability. Here are the first five of our favourite projects – watch this space for our second installment of creative concepts coming soon...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 18/04/2016 - 13:13



Energy and water efficiency at home energy storage solar power

Is energy storage about to go mainstream?

• Solar power driving battery interest • Germany, Australia, islands lead way • Storage could aid energy connectivity With one of the UK's biggest ever energy storage events taking place at Twickenham Stadium at the end of April, it looks like batteries could be about to go big. We spoke to Andy...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 14/04/2016 - 16:16



Energy labelling Energy use Digi-label

Digital labels could maximise energy information on home appliances

• New project aims to eliminate confusing labels • Focus on giving consumers what they want • Designed to suit any retailer, no matter what size Energy labels are a great start in helping us understand the energy consumed by the appliances and gadgets we use – but there is always room for...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 13/04/2016 - 15:40



Products and technology smart meters smart technology

New lab puts smart technologies to the test

• Investors must ensure products are fit-for-purpose • Cyber security at the centre • Interoperability between devices critical With the UK roll-out of smart meters, and lots of talk of the advent of the 'smart home', a company called DNV GL has opened a new laboratory in Peterborough, dedicated to...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 11/04/2016 - 11:02



Transport electric vehicles EV

UK climbing up Europe's electric vehicle league

• 16 million EVs across Europe • UK ahead of Germany and France in EV volume • Over 28k vehicles eligible for UK's Plug-in Vehicle Grant Momentum. This is a word that seems to apply to the European electric vehicle (EV) market at the moment. There are now around 16 million plug-ins in Europe, and...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 07/04/2016 - 16:00



Products and technology green products breakthrough technology innovation

5 green innovative products that have caught our eye

There are always a number of inventive companies in the sustainability sector touting intriguing new products. Although the Energy Saving Trust can’t endorse these products as our Field Trials Team have not yet tested them, here are a few of our recent top spots. Three-wheeled green micro mobile (...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 05/04/2016 - 11:02



Energy labelling energy consumption

Do Europe's televisions have the right energy labels?

• ComplianTV tests over 170 sets for energy efficiency • Research into how TVs are labelled in shops • Some concern over developments in more hi-tec models Energy labelling on TVs is a relatively new thing, having only been introduced in 2010. There are already strong signs that it's pushing the...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 04/04/2016 - 13:52