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Gary Hartley is Energy Saving Trust's expert blogger. He has extensive experience researching and writing on a number of topics, with particular expertise in sustainable energy, policy, literature and sport. As well as providing regular blog content, Gary has also been published in numerous...

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Green strategy and politics ECO Energy Company Obligation

Is the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) fulfilling its obligations?

• Changes imminent for flagship efficiency scheme • Eligibility and priority measures altered • Funding cuts limit ambition – EST expert The Energy Company Obligation (ECO), the government scheme that gets larger energy suppliers to install energy efficiency measures in homes, is in the midst of...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 03/03/2017 - 14:49

03/03/2017

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Products and technology wind power wind turbines

Will wind turbines triumph in lamp post link-up?

With plans afoot to install small wind turbines on lamp posts, connecting directly to the grid, we asked our low-carbon technology experts for their views on how successful such an idea might be. The company behind the plan is targeting the two million UK lamp posts that would be suitable for such...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 02/03/2017 - 15:24

02/03/2017

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Green strategy and politics energy strategy Scotland Scottish Government

Setting targets: Scotland's bold energy vision

• Strategy sets nation's aims on heat, electricity, transport • Ambitious targets on renewables, buildings • Government support, regulation key – EST Scotland expert Off the back of Scotland's Climate Change Act, Scottish Government has just published a draft Energy Strategy – and it's ambitious...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 01/03/2017 - 17:04

01/03/2017

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Transport alternative fuels electric vehicles emissions

Alternative fuel vehicles: more motorists vote for volts

It's a good time to buy an electric vehicle – and it shows. New figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show alternative fuel vehicles increased by a fifth – which take them up to a record 4.2% share of new vehicles in the UK overall. The majority of these cars are petrol...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 22/02/2017 - 14:42

22/02/2017

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Green strategy and politics European energy strategy EU energy policy Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy

Energy and climate policies: Getting the best from Brexit

• Energy and climate policy post-Brexit under spotlight • MPs hear from Energy Saving Trust CEO • Funding and ambition key outside EU Last week, a range of experts gave their views on what should be the energy and climate priorities in forthcoming Brexit negotiations. Among those presenting to the...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 15/02/2017 - 16:40

15/02/2017

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Transport electric vehicles chargepoints OLEV ORCS

On-street charging options make electric dreams a reality

It's not possible for everyone to have an electric car charger at home – so bringing charging infrastructure closer to where people live is going to be vital for the continued popularisation of electric cars. Good news, then – as a new £2.5million fund from the Office of Low Emissions Vehicles (...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 13/02/2017 - 16:46

13/02/2017

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Products and technology energy innovation innovation

Five green innovations we are excited about

A new study has suggested that green innovations need to be developed and spread ten times quicker if we're to hit the obligations of the Paris climate agreement. Given it seems that new technology is a big part of cutting global emissions, here are five developments that have recently caught our...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 07/02/2017 - 17:01

07/02/2017

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Energy and water efficiency at home time of use tariffs tou tariffs energy tariffs

TOU tariffs - are energy bill savings all about timing?

Variable tariffs based on when you use your energy have long been suggested as a means of helping to manage demand, while also offering a potential means to save money on bills. Now, they have arrived as an option for householders. They work with standard smart meters and have the potential to...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 19/01/2017 - 17:01

19/01/2017

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Transport electric vehicles EV innovation

Electric vehicles: Green tech titans set out their stall for 2017

New Year always brings plenty of prognoses for the future – and it's perhaps an even bigger clamour in the technology industries. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas always provides plenty of futuristic food for thought – and this year, a highlight was the unveiling of a seriously fast...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 12/01/2017 - 16:17

12/01/2017

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Energy and water efficiency at home fuel poverty data modelling

Testing the association between homes and health

• New research to clarify fuel poverty-illness links • Biggest study of its kind looks at over 500,000 homes • Devon gets local focus Health and housing are the twin focuses of a promising new study bringing together University of Exeter Medical School with Energy Saving Trust, Devon and Cornwall...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 11/01/2017 - 17:18

11/01/2017

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