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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Toy giants aim for a sustainable future

Loved by children across the world, toy creators LEGO are taking sustainability seriously, looking to reduce their carbon emissions to protect the planet for their current audience. The Danish toy giant signed up to the WWF Climate Savers programme in 2014, and achieved an 11.5% reduction in energy...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Thu, 31/01/2019 - 10:41

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The UK’s cities are leading the charge to reduce carbon emissions

While there are challenges ahead, to date the UK has reduced carbon emissions by 43% from the level recorded in 1990. And the UK’s cities, particularly those with devolved administrations are leading the way in that reduction, with ambitious plans to improve building efficiency, embrace renewable...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 29/01/2019 - 08:45

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Clean air zones open up the electric car market

With more makes and models of pure electric and hybrid vehicles coming on to the market, it’s easier than ever to find the right electric vehicle (EV). The introduction of Clean Air Zones in London in 2019, and in cities across the UK from 2020 onwards presents a powerful motivation to invest in an...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 15/01/2019 - 11:00

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New Year’s Energy Saving Resolutions

Traditionally we start thinking about resolutions as we move into a new year. So we thought of a few energy-saving related resolutions to take us into 2019. According to a YouGov poll of 2,000 people in the US, the most common New Year’s resolutions were to eat more healthily, get more exercise and...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Fri, 28/12/2018 - 00:31

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