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Cold-calling: top 5 tips to avoid rogue traders and installers

We regularly get enquiries via email or social media about unscrupulous individuals using the Energy Saving Trust name, when they’re hard-selling energy-saving goods and services, real or imagined, to people. Energy Saving Trust does not cold call. If you receive a phone call or answer the door to...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 12/03/2019 - 00:00

12/03/2019

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Local energy and community groups can support the expansion of electric vehicle infrastructure

By Jacob Roberts The uptake of electric vehicles in the UK has surged over the last four years, with almost 60,000 plug-in cars registered in 2018. Zap-Map shows we’re heading towards 20,000 public UK charge points to support this switchover to electric vehicles. But there’s still a long way to go...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Thu, 07/03/2019 - 13:31

07/03/2019

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PocketWatt tool set to continue as Digi-Label project comes to an end

Energy Saving Trust’s International Collaboration team have been co-ordinating the Digi-Label project – a European project to improve consumer understanding of energy labels - for the past three years. As the project draws to a close, they’ve released a snapshot of some of the early findings from...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Mon, 04/03/2019 - 20:22

04/03/2019

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Domestic solar plus battery storage: a revolution in the electricity market

Guest blog post by Erica Charles, CEO, Spirit Energy NB. None of the figures or statistics in this article have been independently verified by Energy Saving Trust. It’s an exciting time for the UK energy sector. Older fossil fuel and nuclear power plants are due to be de-commissioned by 2025, at...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Thu, 28/02/2019 - 00:00

28/02/2019

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Smart meters: top quality service is the smart option

We recently launched our Energy Saving Advice app to help installers give good quality, tailored advice to householders when they’re getting a smart meter put into their home. The smart meter installer’s code of practice means that they must give energy saving advice at every home visit. But this...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 19/02/2019 - 17:23

19/02/2019

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Wales: working towards a sustainable future

By Ieuan-Rhys Beal Homes across Wales will be donning their traditional Welsh bonnets, retro rugby jersey or the more modern football kit on Friday 1 March. Overloads of Welsh cakes, bara brith and crempog (Welsh pancakes) will be the delicacies of the day as the nation comes together to celebrate...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 19/02/2019 - 11:18

19/02/2019

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Energy savings stats update with Energy Saving Trust's Insight and Analytics team

Every year, Energy Saving Trust's savings data is updated. We publish information on how much money and carbon can be saved in the home across a range of measures, such as insulating your home or buying the most efficient TVs. We spoke to our Insight & Analytics team to get the low-down on this...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 18/02/2019 - 13:44

18/02/2019

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Improving homes through technology: how smart robots can save on heating bills

Older homes with timber floors can lose a significant amount of heat through uninsulated ground floors. Our studies show that you can save around £40 a year by installing traditional under-floor insulation to help keep your home warm. In the past, installing under-floor insulation always involved...

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14/02/2019

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Could a water source heat pump work for you?

A waterway might not spring to mind as a way to get heating and hot water for your home or business – but it’s certainly an option for some. Water source heat pumps (WSHPs) work by extracting heat from a body of water and converting it into useful energy to heat your home. They use a series of...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 13/02/2019 - 17:48

13/02/2019

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Energy Saving Trust visits Efficiency for Access projects in Kenya

Photo credit: Makena Ireri /CLASP By Chris Joda Representatives from the Efficiency for Access (EforA) coalition recently visited Kenya to meet manufacturers, distributors and end users of off-grid solar appliances, connected to the Low Energy Inclusive Appliance (LEIA) programme . As part of our...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Thu, 07/02/2019 - 00:00

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