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Clean vehicles still make business sense despite changes to the Plug-In Car Grant

We look at why it's still worth choosing an electric or plug-in hybrid car. The Plug-In Car Grant (PICG) provided by the Government since 2011 has been a resounding success. Paid directly to car dealers, the grant has allowed them to discount the purchase price of plug-in hybrid vehicles, such as...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Fri, 12/10/2018 - 14:10

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Green Great Britain Week

Green Great Britain Week is all about celebrating clean economic growth. We look at what Energy Saving Trust does to support clean growth in the UK. At Energy Saving Trust we’re committed to helping people save energy and reduce carbon emissions. The UK has already cut emissions by 40% between 1990...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Fri, 12/10/2018 - 09:25

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Sustainability Week at the Energy Saving Trust

By Bethany Picton Monday 1 st – Friday 5 th October 2018 was Sustainability Week in the Energy Saving Trust offices. The week was organized by the Energy Saving Trust's Sustainability Group in London and was supported by group members in Edinburgh and Cardiff, while those in Belfast and at home...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Mon, 08/10/2018 - 14:18

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Air source heat pumps vs. ground source heat pumps

There are many factors to consider when choosing a heat pump. Not only do you need to weigh up the costs and efficiencies of each system, but also the practicality of the installation, available space in your home, noise and any required planning permissions. We took a look at the key differences...

Submitted by Alexandra Dunsf... on Wed, 03/10/2018 - 08:10

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How an energy advice service helped Scotland become a world leader in tackling climate change

Scotland’s considered a world leader in climate change mitigation. Its long coastline and multitude of islands provide huge potential for green energy, as does its windy weather. And, while there’s some way to go when it comes to energy storage, the will is definitely there . The country that gave...

Submitted by IanMountford on Fri, 28/09/2018 - 14:49

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Reduce food waste to save money and help the environment

• Managing our food saves money and reduces waste • Food waste in landfill releases methane gas • Practical support on how to throw away less Home economics is making a comeback. Behaving in a more sustainable way around food can help your budget as well as the environment. Food prices have been...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Thu, 27/09/2018 - 10:05

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Financial support for home energy efficiency

We take a look at the financial help available to help improve energy efficiency in the home. Energy bills are a concern for many people. Our consumer research regularly highlights that large numbers of UK residents are worried about their energy costs, and would like to do something about it...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 25/09/2018 - 13:43

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Cenex: Low Carbon Vehicle Event report

The 11 th annual Cenex: Low Carbon Vehicle event took place at Millbrook, Bedfordshire, September 2018. Exhibitions showcased the latest technology Seminars addressed the future of low carbon vehicles Three test track circuits allowed industry experts, suppliers and stakeholders to put the latest...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Fri, 21/09/2018 - 12:07

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Powerloop - Exploring how electric cars can help manage electricity bills

Energy Saving Trust has long promoted the benefits of electric vehicles (EVs) – they save carbon and money, with a smooth ride to boot. But what can driving an electric vehicle offer your home electricity supply? Energy Saving Trust is part of a new project that aims to find out. ‘Powerloop’ is one...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Wed, 19/09/2018 - 09:52

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How far can you go on an ebike? Plug-in Adventurer takes world record

An ebike on loan from Energy Saving Trust took Plug-in Adventurer and sustainable travel advocate, Chris Ramsey, to a world record. Chris completed his challenge to travel the furthest-ever distance on an ebike over 12 hours, at the Grampian Transport Museum at Alford, Aberdeenshire, on 26th August...

Submitted by Alexandra Dunsf... on Thu, 06/09/2018 - 09:29

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