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Scotland - leading the way in energy efficiency

Scotland will be raising a glass to toast Andrew, its apostle and patron saint on 30 November, even though the Galilee fisherman’s Caledonian connections are tenuous to say the least. Legend has it his remains were buried in a chapel in his namesake Fife fishing town, and he was apparently...

Submitted by IanMountford on Wed, 28/11/2018 - 16:51

28/11/2018

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Dealing with damp at home

Damp properties cause misery for thousands of households across the UK. Figures from the English Housing Survey show 4% of the estimated 23 million households in England had rising damp or other damp problems in at least one room of their home [1] . The UK’s cold and wet climate contributes to the...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 26/11/2018 - 16:50

26/11/2018

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Winter-proof your home and your energy bill

When it's feeling wintery, it's more important than ever to take steps to prevent heat escaping through your windows and doors. This will allow your home to stay warm and at a comfortable temperature, as well as ensuring your energy bills stay under control during the colder months. You can prevent...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 20/11/2018 - 12:02

20/11/2018

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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

19/11/2018

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7 top tips to help heat your home this winter

• Four out of ten of us are avoiding switching on the heating during colder spells due to fears about energy bills • A third are reporting they can't make their home as warm as they'd like • Winter woollies are filling the comfort gaps where heating systems aren't delivering the goods Warming...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 19/11/2018 - 10:00

19/11/2018

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The new and improved EST Register: how can it help you?

• Demand for energy saving measures means trusted products are vital • Improved EST Register is a great first point of contact for energy efficient products • Directory of 863 products across 11 product categories - and counting Trusted products vital EST Register is an extensive database of energy...

Submitted by Alexandra Dunsf... on Thu, 15/11/2018 - 14:33

15/11/2018

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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

12/11/2018

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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

06/11/2018

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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

23/10/2018

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Climate change: what can you do to help?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has presented a sobering report on climate change – giving us a mere 12 years to avoid its worst effects. We look at what can you do to reduce emissions. After the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015, the United Nations commissioned a report to look...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Thu, 18/10/2018 - 10:28

18/10/2018

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