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Dcarbonise Conference and Exhibition 2019

By Wendy Harrison Last week saw the very first Dcarbonise Conference and Exhibition take place at the SEC Glasgow. As Scotland’s only dedicated event for the low-carbon built environment and transport solutions, we were delighted to be one of the three sponsors, along with the Scottish Government...

Submitted by Alexandra Dunsf... on Tue, 21/05/2019 - 11:07

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Five ways to save energy and money – at home and on the move

Not everything that saves energy or reduces fuel use requires major investment. Nor is heaps of up-front cost needed to make long-term cash savings. There are a number of steps you can take at home and how you get about that will save energy and money. To help you out, we’ve compiled five ways you...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 15/05/2019 - 23:01

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How to switch supplier and shop around to save on your energy bills

We compare prices for many things in life, yet many of us don’t think about doing this when it comes to our energy bills. Many people, particularly those who are on their supplier’s standard variable tariffs could be paying too much for their energy. A 2014 Ofgem survey found that more than half (...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Mon, 13/05/2019 - 23:01

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Prosperity for all: a low-carbon future for Wales

‘Decarbonisation offers enormous opportunities to create a vibrant and socially-just economy. We must make a difference and help create a society here in Wales that ensures well-being and tackles inequality as we decarbonise’ Cabinet Foreword, Prosperity for All report. Wales has only recently...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Wed, 08/05/2019 - 23:08

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World Asthma Day turns focus on to air quality

by Ieuan-Rhys Beal May 7 th 2019 is World Asthma Day. The global initiative seeks to raise awareness of the respiratory condition and educate both people living with asthma and those who’ve been affected. The theme for 2019 is STOP , which serves as a reminder to everyone living with asthma to...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Mon, 06/05/2019 - 23:58

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From A to B with an ecargo bike: how deliveries affect our air

By Shani Kotecha It's now possible to have almost anything delivered to your doorstep, from the clothes in your wardrobe to your weekly groceries. But the vehicles on the road making these deliveries add up, worsening air quality and traffic congestion. In April 2019, the government launched a £2...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Mon, 29/04/2019 - 23:12

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Future homes: housing over the next 20 years

Looking at energy use in the home, the last century has seen extraordinary transformation, as relative affluence and technological advancement drove new devices and behaviours. In the last decade the speed of change has accelerated further, pushed on by the digital revolution.The change in energy...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 25/04/2019 - 14:39

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Introducing Energy Saving Trust’s newest team member: StEVie the EV

by Emily Stone A long-awaited new recruit joined the transport team at Energy Saving Trust’s Edinburgh office in February 2019. Quiet, smart and reliable, StEVie proved an instant hit with the team. StEVie’s role? It’s the electric pool car; a Nissan Leaf Acenta to be precise. For such a large and...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 23/04/2019 - 11:18

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Decarbonisation of heat – a crossroads

Energy Saving Trust renewable heat expert, Ben Whittle, gives his thoughts on the trajectory for low carbon heat in UK homes. Tackling emissions from heating is vital. At 37%, heating accounts for the largest proportion of UK Greenhouse Gas emissions. About 90% of UK homes use gas boilers, which...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Thu, 18/04/2019 - 12:21

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Switching to low-carbon heat: an example from the Netherlands

by Felicity Tolley Low carbon heat is still rare in the UK, despite government efforts to boost installations Heating buildings currently accounts for more than a third of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions. This is a major challenge to the government’s aim to reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 16/04/2019 - 10:08

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