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Energy and water efficiency at home Topten UK home appliances

Topten Energy: Your independent guide to energy efficient appliances

Energy Saving Trust have been in charge of Topten UK since 2015 – an initiative somewhat unsurprisingly set up to highlight the leading products for energy efficiency. It's all about making the market clearer for consumers looking to make the best choice, with low running costs and environmental...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 12/08/2016 - 15:19

12/08/2016

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Energy and water efficiency at home renovation home improvements

How do you renovate your flat and keep neighbours on side?

By Simon Burton Many people have difficulties with their neighbours, and in flats one has lots of neighbours. We have strict rules in our block of nearly 200 flats: when one can do building works, when you can play music and when you must do nothing to disturb your neighbours. But we all have to...

Submitted by Guest blogger on Mon, 01/08/2016 - 08:31

01/08/2016

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Green strategy and politics Policy Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy

Why now is the time for a bold energy transition plan

• EST publishes vision for transforming UK energy system • Warm homes must be at the centre of energy policy • Cross party support needed to create jobs, growth and better health for households The overarching UK energy policy environment is in the midst of change and we set out our vision our...

Submitted by David Weatherall on Fri, 29/07/2016 - 14:47

29/07/2016

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Transport fleet management fleet reviews

Misconceptions about fleet management create unnecessary costs

. • Myths steering English business toward £1billion fleet losses • Free consultation to clean up fleet vehicles • English SMEs responsible for 2.4million vehicles on our roads There are plenty of myths haunting companies as they strive to reduce the costs incurred from fleet vehicles. Some believe...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 28/07/2016 - 15:48

28/07/2016

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Energy and water efficiency at home Scotland home improvements

Scotland: Interest free loans up to £15,000 to help make homes warmer

• New research: Scotland's a nation of home improvers • Creating space and improving comfort main priorities for homeowners • Impartial advice and financial support for home improvers in Scotland Cold draughts and contradictions were at the heart of the findings of new Energy Saving Trust research...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 25/07/2016 - 14:32

25/07/2016

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Energy labelling field trials verification

To testing times: 15 years of Energy Saving Trust product trials

• From insulation to smart homes - how product testing has changed • Tests have brought trust and raised awareness • How can you bring the next green technology to the market? Energy Saving Trust (EST) is celebrating 15 years of technology testing and field trials . With the team now offering three...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 22/07/2016 - 14:34

22/07/2016

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International refugees renewable energy

Bringing green energy and better buildings to refugees

• 90% of families in camps have no access to electricity - 2015 report • "Access to sustainable energy is a basic human need" - UNHCR • Ikea Foundation helping with alternatives in Better Shelter campaign Renewable energy is being put to work in helping to tackle one of the greatest challenges of...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 21/07/2016 - 15:30

21/07/2016

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Transport grey fleet business transport

£5.5bn: The cost of people using own cars for work

• Biggest ever study reveals true scale of 'grey fleet' vehicles • 14m 'grey fleet' vehicles older, dirtier & less safe than company cars • 15% reduction in grey fleet would take 22k cars off the road in pollution terms The UK's 14 million private vehicles used for business – or 'grey fleet' –...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 20/07/2016 - 09:32

20/07/2016

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Energy and water efficiency at home electricity currents

New innovation in efficient use of electricity

• Prize-winning DC power system claims big energy savings • Avoiding inefficient conversions could play a role in carbon cuts An intriguing invention coming out of Merseyside promises big energy savings in computing. We got an independent view on the product's potential from an Energy Saving Trust...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 15/07/2016 - 16:09

15/07/2016

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Transport Fleet Hero Fleet Hero Awards

Fleet Hero Awards 2016: A time to celebrate green fleet heroes

It's a pivotal time for road transport sustainability. Recent statistics from the European Environment Agency showed that while European emissions in all other sectors fell by almost a quarter, cars, vans and lorries have seen a 17 per cent increase. The fleets of vehicles operated by private and...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 14/07/2016 - 15:10

14/07/2016

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