Worried pet owners spend £78 million extra a year on gas and electricity when they turn on the heating and TVs or radios because of concerns their cats and dogs will feel cold, stressed or alone while they’re not at home.
Big Energy Saving Week – a joint campaign with Energy Saving Trust, Department of Energy and Climate Change and Citizens Advice – called on Brits to swot up on switching energy supplier and, where possible, help an older relative or neighbour find a better deal.
The number of devices in people’s homes has grown rapidly and leaving these devices on standby has an impact on our energy bills. More than three quarters (78 per cent) of people admit to regularly leaving at least two devices on standby.
Red Dwarf star and Scrapheap Challenge presenter Robert Llewellyn led a convoy of 60 electric cars on a rally between Glasgow and Stirling this weekend to celebrate the launch of a new £2.5million Electric Vehicle Loan fund.
A new £2.5 million fund will give Scottish motorists access to an interest-free loan of up to £50,000 for electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles.
Local authorities and public sector bodies leading the battle against air pollution are set to be honoured during the tenth annual Energy Saving Trust Fleet Hero Awards – but the deadline for entries is fast approaching.
Latest research shows that only 7 per cent of under-35s fully understand the information on their energy bill.
Scottish Government will launch a new national fuel poverty scheme in September, making homes warmer and more comfortable for the vulnerable and the poor.