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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

07/02/2019

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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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What kind of energy saver are you?

We’ve all got our own reasons for wanting to save energy. For some people it’s a smart move because it’s a way to save money on bills, for others it’s about protecting the environment by using fewer resources. So what sort of energy saver are you? Take our quiz to find out. NB. not to be taken too...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Thu, 20/12/2018 - 11:26

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Online vs high-street shopping – what’s more energy efficient?

We took a look at which method of shopping is more energy-efficient – online or traditional. Online shopping has grown steadily since the dawn of the internet age. Latest figures from the Office of National Statistics show that online sales made up almost 18% of the value of all sales in the UK. To...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Mon, 19/11/2018 - 11:57

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Planes, trains and automobiles – carbon emissions compared between London and Edinburgh

It’s coming up to that time of year when people choose to travel back home, to be with friends and family over the holiday season. So we wondered which was the best way to make those journeys. We took a look at the amount of carbon generated by different methods of travel. Of course, the ‘best’...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Mon, 12/11/2018 - 17:37

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Energy Saving Trust and Highways England - Traffic Officer Ride Out

By Tim Anderson – Senior Account Manager, Energy Saving Trust Energy Saving Trust works to helps people save energy when they’re at home and on the move. One of our key areas of expertise is working with businesses to help them manage the emissions from their fleet . Energy Saving Trust is working...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 06/11/2018 - 10:25

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Top five tips to save energy in the kitchen

On average, electricity and gas use creates about a quarter of all carbon emissions from our homes, with more than half of our fuel bills related to providing heating and hot water in a typical UK household. One of the simplest ways to ensure you are being energy efficient in the kitchen - as in...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 23/10/2018 - 09:53

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