EST in the news 2009–2012

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How to cut your energy use and save money.  BBC online

Make water efficiency a core part of the Green Deal, NGOs urge. Utility Week

Insulation installations on the rise, says Energy Saving Trust. Professional builder



Can changing habits save energy costs? BBC online

Returns from solar soar as panel costs fall: BusinessGreen

Businesses could make 'substantial' savings by upgrading tyres: edieEnergy

Social housing projects get £3.2 million for renewable heating: Utility Week



Battling bills – what help is there? BBC online

How motorists can save money as they drive: BBC online

Earning £55,000 but still struggling with bills: Channel 4 News online

60-second expert – the Green Deal: Director magazine

Motorists wasting billions on fuel by bad driving: London Evening Standard

The future of energy: smarter technology, smarter behaviour: New Statesman



Free Green Deal support for SMEs in London: edieEnergy

Light goes out for incandescent bulbs: The Guardian



DECC launches £8m community renewable heating funding competition: BusinessGreen

30 energy saving tips: think money

British Gas launches remote control central heating service: The Guardian




Green Fleet Hero Awards

Green fleets targeted by Energy Saving Trust: Transport Engineer


Ready for Retrofit

Renewables project to create 2,000 jobs: This is Cornwall


Powering the nation: household electricity-using habits revealed

How you may be wasting £86 a year by leaving your gadgets on: London Evening Standard

Brits wasting £1.3bn a year by leaving gadgets on standby: MyFinances

Idle gadgets 'cost £86 a year': ITV

UK homes getting more hungry for electricity: BBC online

Groundbreaking study reveals hidden costs of powering UK's homes: Click Green

Chat: Do you know how much energy your home uses?: BBC Newsround

How much do household gadgets cost to run? 16% of electricity bills wasted by appliances left on standby: Daily Mail (This is money)

How to slash your energy bills: BBC online news report

Energy Saving Trust: households waste £1.3bn for leaving gadgets switched on: Daily Telegraph (Finance)

Morning reports: BBC Radio 5 Live

Leaving appliances on standby 'can cost UK households up to £86 a year': Guardian

Households wasting up to £86 a year leaving gadgets on standby: Daily Telegraph

Official: standby devices costing UK £1.3bn a year: BusinessGreen

Appliances on standby cost households £86 a year: Which?





LED light bulb 'lasts more than 20 years': Daily Telegraph

LED light bulb to last more than 20 years: BBC




Plugged-in Fleets

Government offers free EV business plans: Business Car


Energy Saving Trust wins advice contract

Call for advice on saving energy: Energy Live News

Energy Saving Trust opens new advice line: Solar Power Portal


Greening your home

Turning up the heat to drive down carbon emissions and energy bills: CNN online

The beginners guide to … creating a low carbon home: The Ecologist

Get energised with a spring clean: The Express


EST Business

From quango to corporate: interview with Phil Day, HRD at the Energy Saving Trust: HR Magazine




Energy Saving Trust wins advice contract

£13m contract ensures EST energy efficiency advice can continue: GreenWise

DECC drops £13m on advice service for Green Deal: Information Age


The Energy Saving Trust blog

Eco homes of the future: The Independent


CERT Announcement

Increase in home insulation uptake: The Information Daily



How to benefit from home energy assessments: London Evening Standard


Plugged-in Fleets free EV consultancy

Free EV business plan: Fleet News



Ten great gadgets to save money and energy at home: Huffington Post




Energy bills

Questions and answers on energy and energy saving: Moneybox live



Window shopping: LED bulbs don't have to be all function over form: The Independent



DECC outlines vision for British wind farms made from British parts: BusinessGreen

Davey commits to green growth and jobs: Heatingandventilating

£47,000 to lower energy bills: Warrington Guardian

Green projects win government money: This is Bath

Town's residents are set to become energy champions: The Bolton News


Regen SW work

£6.5m energy centre moves a step closer: This is Cornwall



Energy Saving Trust brings in new blood: reNews Europe


Local insulation schemes

CosyDevon aims to keep the county warm: This is Devon


Wessex Water

Water and energy saving tips: Somerset County Gazette


Plugged-in Fleets

New report highlights benefits electric vehicles bring to businesses: Fleet News

Electric Vehicles (EVs) can be commercially viable to business fleets according to report: Fleet World





Could a wood-burning stove save you money on energy bills? This is Money



How to save money in the home: the Daily Telegraph


Public sector

Local government Q&A: the Guardian


Calor Gas partnership

Calor becomes a rural Esco: Utility Week

Calor celebrates new accolades and launches Mark Group partnership: OilFiredUp

New partnerships, certification and commitment for Calor: H&V News



Communities urged to apply for green funding competitions: BusinessGreen

Huhne announces funding for 82 local energy organisations: Utility Week

First communities named to cash in on £10m local energy scheme: Click Green


Local insulation scheme

Lichfield residents offered free loft and cavity wall insulation: Birmingham Mail





RHPP coverage

Scots impress with eager take-up of "green heat" vouchers: the Scotsman

Scots praised for green scheme take up: STV news online

E.ON / Smarter driving

Money saving EV energy tariff launched: MSN


Saving energy begins at home: Wall Street Journal

Lit Up (LED field trial report)

LEDs offer a brighter future, says report: BBC online

LED bulb trial made people feel safer: Gizmodo

Lit Up: an LED field trial: Archinet

Announcement of Leaf scheme

Government announces £30m boost to green community and public sector projects: BusinessGreen

Communities and organisations get £30 million energy projects windfall before end of tax year: UtilityWeek



Energy Saving Trust charity status, John Lewis

Energy Saving Trust awarded charitable status: John Lewis announced as founding partner: Get Connected

John Lewis to give customers green advice: Marketing Week

With a little extra help from my brands: comment piece on John Lewis and Energy Saving Trust RecommendedMarketing Week

John Lewis to give customers green advice: Insight DIY

Fleet Heroes

More "green" awards success for Lake District Parks staff: News & Star

NHS trust wins green award for staff travel: Yorkshire Post

General energy efficiency

Saving money through energy efficiency: BBC online

Ten money-saving tips for winter: the Sun



Energy Saving Week: As fuel bills soar we help you cut your energy costs: Sunday Mirror

Energy Saving Week: Get switched on to reducing your high energy bills: The Independent

Energy Saving Week: How to teach … saving energy: The Guardian

Energy Saving Week: Energy-efficient Scots bank savings: MSN Money

Energy efficiency and renewable energy subsidies: BBC online

SHIMMER: Energy bills and debt tackled by fuel poverty scheme: BBC News online

It's not just solar panels: How investing in green energy can pay handsome dividends: The Daily Mail, This is Money

Green sector to create jobs in Wales, says speaker at Flintshire Business Week: The Flintshire Chronicle

Should you join the solar panels gold rush and get a tax-free 10% a year return? : The Daily Mail, This is Money

Homes: how to cut energy bills and keep warm this winter: The Guardian

Here comes the sun: a field trial of solar water heating: Which? The Guardian, MSN Money

The Elephant in the Living Room report covered in The Guardian, BBC News, Daily Mail and Daily Mirror



Our 'Living with an electric car' video & smarter driving research: Telegraph, Fleet News, Energy and Environmental Management

'Toasty Manchester' in Manchester Evening News

MCS heat pump standards improved - Utility Week

ASA make ruling on heat pump manufacturer - Business Green



RHPP social housing fund in The Guardian

Energy tips with the Daily Mirror's Cash Queens

Our 'free solar' list in the Financial Times

The RE:NEW London retrofit scheme on the BBC



Business Green: Public opening of RHPP

TV electricity consumption in The Guardian

Insulation feature in the Daily Telegraph

Renewable Heat Premium Payment scheme announcement: The Guardian, Utility Week, Inside Housing, Wales Daily Post

Birmingham Mail: Birmingham meeting green targets - with Energy Saving Trust help

Microgen expert Ian Cuthbert comments on the solar PV boom in the Independent



Renewable energy installers report: Philip Sellwood blogs on Which? Conversation

Renewable energy installers report: cited in the Daily Telegraph

BBC online: Home Energy Lincolnshire Partnership

Philip Sellwood comments on the Green Deal in Building

National Refurbishment Centre launches



Chair Edward Hyams and CEO Philip Sellwood talk to The Sunday Times about becoming a social enterprise

Energy Saving Trust expert on the BBC's 'Don't get Done, Get Dom', talking about heat pumps



Wall Street Journal Digital: How to reduce energy consumption, save money and help the environment

The Times: Selling a house? Don't forget to mention the massive heating bills (paywall)

Financial Times: Burning issues (RHI and heat pumps report)

Daily Post (Wales): Energy saving 'could create jobs' Smart metering 'can cut bills by up to 10%'



The Guardian: Renewable Heat Incentive plans unveiled

Utility Week: Warm welcome for heat incentive plans

Building4Change: How good for the economy is housing retrofit?

Energyhelpline: Welsh Assembly launches heating help (Nest)

Building Products: Britain to gain billions, says Home Economics



Marketing Magazine: Sainsbury's introduces in-store Energy Centres (with help from the energy Saving Trust)

Which?: Scottish boiler scrappage scheme extended



BBC, Bradford and West Yorkshire: Canada turns to Kirklees Council for cold homes advice





The Independent - Home is where the heat is: The essential guide to keeping your house warm this winter

Mid Sussex Times - Top tips for insulating your loft


Smart metering

The Independent - Cut and control your fuel bills, while going green


Feed-in Tariffs/Renewable Energy

The Financial Times - 'Cash for energy' hopefuls urged to act fast


Energy Price Rises

The Daily Express - Putting energy into finding the best deal


Greater Manchester EU retrofit funding

Government Business - £10m for green homes in Manchester

Local Gov - Manchester homes get multi-million funding

The Business Desk - £10m fund raised to make homes greener

Inside the M60 - Pioneering home retrofit energy projects to boost local green economy

Region plus - £10 million for families to green and save money




Energy Saving Week

Which? - Which? verdict on 'energy-saving' appliances

Journal Live - Northumaberland Wildlife Trust promotes energy saving

The Press - Energy-saving advice for York homeowners as part of Energy Saving Week

Carrick Times - Reducing energy usage is ideal way of saving money

Energy Efficiency News - British homes missing out on insulation

Which? - Spotlight is on insulation this Energy Saving Week

The Darlington and Stockton Times - Saving money on the road

The Watford Observer - National energy saving week starting on Monday

Which? - Cut your energy bills this Energy Saving Week

Inside Ireland - Minister calls for reduction in wasted energy

Wales Online - A little bit of effort can have huge savings

Warrington Guardian - Warrington Borough Council lends support to week

The News and Star - Enjoy that warm glow

This is Cornwall - Follow a few simple steps and reap the rewards of lower energy costs

EDIE - Simple measures could save households £2 billion in energy bills

This is South Wales - Tips to help people in Swansea save money during Energy Saving Week

St Albans & Harpenden, Welwyn and Hatfield Review - Energy saving grants

Journal Live - Saving the world as well as your cash

Craven Herald and Pioneer - Craven District Council chairman backs Energy Saving Week

East Lothian Courier - Saving planet really doesn't cost the Earth

Norwich Evening News - Free electricity for 5,000 Norwich homes?

News Guardian - Energy sharing 'could cut bills'

Coventry Telegraph - Coventry and Warwickshire businesses urged to take part in Energy Saving Week


Energy bills

The Daily Telegraph - How to cut your energy bills

The Daily Mail, supplement - A heated solution


Heat pumps

The Ecologist: Heat pumps no more eco-friendly than gas-fired boilers - new research


EU A-G ratings

The Guardian: UK back EU plans for controversial 'beyond A' energy labels

Business Green - DEFRA gives A++ grade to new EU energy label ratings




Heat pump trials

BBC News: Heat pumps 'need tighter regulations'

The Guardian: UK 'heat pumps' fail as green devices, finds study

Utility Week: EST trial highlights variable heat pump performance

Treehugger: Lessons from the UK heat pump study: insulate first and know what you are getting

The EDIE: The UK's largest test of domestic ground source heat pumps has disappointed with scientists reporting pumps 'underperformed'

ACR News: Heat pumps have "real potential" says report

New Energy Focus: Early results of heat pump trials point to training need

Energy Efficiency News: Badly installed heat pumps not performing, says Energy Saving Trust

Home Heating Guide: Renewable Heat Incentive at risk of being shelved

Charging the Earth: Heat pumps, the solution but also the problem

Energy Saving Expert: GSHP Consumer Checklist

New Energy World Network: Energy Saving Trust calls for better standards in heat pump installation

Builders Merchants Journals: EST says more work needed on UK pump efficiency

Able skills: New heat pump regulations could mean more enrolment on plumbing courses

Low Carbon Economy: New guidelines for installation of heat pumps 'should be introduced'

Building 4 Change: The verdict on heat pumps

Hydrocarbons 21: Recommendations from the UK's largest heat pump trial

Green Build News: EST publishes heat pump data

Greenwise Business: Bad installation of heat pumps is contributing to underperformance

Green Building Press: Heat pumps - survey show disappointing results



The Engineer: TSB funds 'smart' energy meter projects


CERT announcement (with DECC)

Which?: Best and worst areas for insulation revealed

Green Building Press: Best and worst insulated areas - figures published

Energy Efficiency News: Insulation installation in London lagging behind UK

Energy Helpline: London lags behind in cheap energy installation stakes




F&G ratings

The Guardian: Energy efficiency ratings to be compulsory for homes sales

Rent Man: Brussels ruling on EPCs set to overturn Shapps' decision


Solar PV figures

BBC News: August sees record rise in UK homes solar panels fitted


General microgen/funding

Greenbang: Small-scale energy could be big




F&G report

The Guardian: Making UK homes energy efficient would cost less than £3,000 per house, survey claims

MSN Money: Dip in least energy-efficient homes

24 Dash: Fewer homes falling into lowest energy efficiency banding - research

Energy Helpline: 'Cheap energy efficiency measures cost less than £3,000'

Better Generation: G-rated mean money wasted! Is your home energy efficient?

Utility Exchange: Energy efficient homes for just £3,000 says EST

Renewable Energy Articles: What is the price of having energy efficient home?

Daily Finance: Dip in least energy-efficient homes

Greenwise Business: Private rented sector worst offender for higher carbon emitting homes

Home Quote Direct: Make the home efficient and save money

Lower Carbon Homes: Making UK homes energy efficient would cost less than £3,000 per house

Home Heating Guide: Energy Saving Trust claim homes could go green for £3,000

Northern Gas Heating: Least energy efficient homes 'require new central heating system'

Wickes: Green home improvement 'now less expensive'

Energy Choices: Cheaper than you think to go energy-efficient

Marks and Spencers money: Private rented homesfound to be least energy efficient

Renewable Energy News: Making UK homes nergy efficient would cost less than £3,000 per house

Rated People: Cost of green homes improvments 'no longer prohibitive'




Water Calculator

BBC News: Water CO2 calculator for UK homes goes online

Which?: Wasted water is energy down the drain

Recycle: Energy Saving Trust's website calculates household emissions output

Energy Helpline: Companies urged to conserve business energy

Official Wire: CO2 water calculator goes live

24 Dash: Energy-saving experts promote water efficiency measures

Ethiopian Review: Water CO2 calculator for UK homes goes online

Green Saving Expert: Water energy calculator

Energy Efficiency News: Energy Saving Trust water calculator helps users cut consumption

One India: Website offering water CO2 calculator for UK homes launched

Homes Heating Guide: Could water wastage ruin the UK's carbon emissions targets?

Daily News & Analysis: Website offering water CO2 calculator for UK homes launched

Gazette Live: Demand for water set to soar


Microgen - general

Energy & Environment Management: The trials of taking microgen to the market




Boiler Scrappage

BBC News: Boiler scrappage payout revealed by Energy Saving Trust

Moneywise: Boiler scrappage scheme closes

BBC News: Boiler scrappage scheme to begin



The Telegraph: Solar panels: a tax-free return of 10pc pa





The Guardian: Q&A: Feed-in Tariffs




'Warm Homes, Greener Homes' announcement/Pay As You Save

The Guardian: Green loans Q&A: how does Pay As You Save finance work?

Love Save £10,000 on your energy bill



The Engineer: Steven Harris of the Energy Saving Trust




Response to 'Clean Energy Cashback' launch

The Times online: Solar panels: what a bright idea

Energy Choices: Earn cash rewards for generating electricity


Response to Ofgem green tariff guidance

The Independent: Consuming Issues: An idiot's guide to green power

The Ecologist: Government regulators redefines 'green electricity'


Local Government

Local Councils must help drive the carbon-reduction programme


Boiler Scrappage

The Guardian: Households warms to boiler scrappage scheme

The Financial Times: 70,000 unclaimed boiler scrappage vouchers




Car website CO2 report

The Guardian: Car makers 'failing consumers' on emission data

Which Car?: Car buyers in the dark over CO2 ratings

Environmental Transport Association: Car CO2 emissions data prove hard to find






Responses to Pre-Budget Report

The Guardian: Chancellor announces boiler scrappage scheme in pre-budget report

The Telegraph: Pre-Budget Report: £400 to replace your old boiler

The Times online: Pre-Budget report 2009: new scrappage scheme for old boilers

The Times online: Live: Alistair Darling's pre-Budget report 2009


EST work with BWEA and wind trial data

Business Green: Global standard promises following wind for UK turbine firms

New Energy Focus: Windspeed test data set to boost international small wind sector




'The Smart Way to Display'

BBC News: Smart metres 'need live displays'

The Times: Smart meters must include digital displays

The Telegraph: Smart meters need live displays

Energy Efficiency News: UK rollout of smart meters should include visual displays, says report


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