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Products and technology Topten UK Black Friday

Save money, save energy: Getting more from Black Friday

• Save more with energy efficiency this Black Friday • Topten UK identifies products with long-term savings • Ecodesign is pushing market forward People fighting in stores over massive TVs tend to grab the headlines on Black Friday – but this time around, you might want to think longer term as you...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 24/11/2016 - 14:52

24/11/2016

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Products and technology electronics domestic energy use

Televisions remain the electricity glutton of the home

• Electricity use of TVs represents half of all electronics • Get efficient models - don't compromise on features • Heating remains by far the biggest home energy use Our thirst for tablets, laptops and other games consoles seems unquenchable – but you may be surprised to learn that TVs, including...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 21/11/2016 - 16:02

21/11/2016

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Green strategy and politics International Local and community energy Cities energy

5 lesser-known cities taking sustainability seriously

Zurich has just been announced as the world's most sustainable city based on a number of environmental, social and financial considerations, while Ljubljana, with its impressive public transport infrastructure and noble waste objectives, is the current European Green Capital . But which are the...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 18/11/2016 - 15:18

18/11/2016

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Energy and water efficiency at home energy efficiency mortgage

The 'green' mortgage message is spreading

Good ideas tend to spread fast – and this seems to be the case with the concept of bringing energy efficiency to the heart of mortgages. Earlier this year we looked at how LENDERS , a project involving Energy Saving Trust, BRE, Nationwide and others, is looking to find ways to bring accurate...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 14/11/2016 - 16:23

14/11/2016

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Transport Fleet Heroes transport

Fleet Hero Awards 2016 – Shortlist announced

Private hire firms, emergency services and even a phone company are among the contenders for this year's Fleet Hero Awards . The awards shortlist has been finalised; with experts whittling down scores of high quality entries from around the UK. Reducing fuel bills and emissions, as ever, are at the...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 09/11/2016 - 11:34

09/11/2016

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Transport Scotland electric vehicles

Electrifying low carbon vehicle support for Scotland

A bit of financial help can make a lot of difference when considering greener options. This is proven by the fact that half of a £7.8million interest-free loan fund to support the purchase of electric vehicles in Scotland has already gone. Perhaps the benefits of a monetary incentive are...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 02/11/2016 - 14:32

02/11/2016

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International Scotland Renewable heat

Getting warmer – and 'greener' – in Scotland

Good news in Scotland, where new Scottish Government figures , compiled by Energy Saving Trust, show renewable heat on the up. 2015 marked the highest annual increase in renewable heat output since records began in 2008 – over 1,100GWh. Assistant Data Insight Manager Fiona Flynn, who compiled the...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 21/10/2016 - 14:16

21/10/2016

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Green strategy and politics Policy fuel poverty

The stark challenge of fuel poverty

• Official government advisory group identifies funding shortfall on quest to improve homes – report • Energy efficiency as infrastructure priority acknowledged • More resource and better targeting needed The Committee on Fuel Poverty has published its first report – spelling out what needs to be...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 19/10/2016 - 15:38

19/10/2016

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Energy and water efficiency at home domestic energy efficiency energy bills; energy saving Big Energy Saving Week

Energy advice: 6 need-to-know tips to help you save money this Big Energy Saving Week

Small bits of energy saving advice add up. That's the message this Big Energy Saving Week . Energy Saving Trust have six top tips that could collectively save householders in the UK a cool £1.4billion. Energy Saving Trust Analyst, Aled Stephens, explained the logic behind the advice: “Switching...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 14/10/2016 - 11:23

14/10/2016

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International innovation plastic

10 fantastic innovations in the war on plastic

The war on plastic has begun in earnest. With critics citing waste, the pollution caused during disposal, and the energy used to create and mould the compounds into the forms we know so well, new ways of tackling our addiction to plastic are being conceived. France has taken the legal route – with...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 10/10/2016 - 15:25

10/10/2016

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