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Are TV soaps setting a good energy efficiency example?

British soaps are well-known for supporting charitable and humanitarian causes through storylines and canny advert-placements – but where do our fictitious friends stand on home energy efficiency? Well if no-one else was thinking it, consultants TheGreenAge certainly are, and they’ve produced some...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 07/02/2014 - 08:45



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Hotter homes pose threat to energy reduction

We’re heating our homes to temperatures four degrees higher on average than they were in 1970 –so says a government-commissioned report on the last 40 years of home energy habits. And while pre-household energy use has fallen by 18 per cent, the total amount of energy consumed by all homes is up by...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 05/02/2014 - 08:45



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Batteries and renewable energy – what’s in store?

One of the great questions concerning take-up of small-scale renewable energy is that of energy storage. For years, the cost of batteries and other forms of storage has been prohibitive, and safety has been called into question too. This has meant that the intermittent energy supplies that are wind...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 31/01/2014 - 08:45



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Home heating: what’s your type?

Are you Egocentric or a Planner? A Rationer or a Hands off? Or could you even be a Reactor? We all get labelled for one reason or another, normally to sell us something, but in this case it’s how we run the heating of our homes. Back in October 2013, the Department of Energy and Climate Change...

Submitted by Steven Harris on Tue, 28/01/2014 - 08:45



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Helping consumers make the bright choice on lighting

In a recent survey we revealed that the UK could save as much as £1.4 billion on electricity bills a year through households replacing all the remaining traditional incandescent and halogen bulbs in their homes with energy-saving light bulbs (CFLs and LED spots). This could save about £50 on energy...

Submitted by Ozge Ibrahim on Wed, 22/01/2014 - 08:45



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Making hard to treat an easier job

Tackling ‘hard to treat’ homes is a major part of the UK’s more energy efficient future. Solid wall insulation is in turn a major part of this. With and without financial support through the government’s ECO scheme , town halls are increasingly getting involved in insulating solid-walled stock...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 20/01/2014 - 08:45



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The big blogs of 2013

Last year we counted down a top ten based on views alone. This year, here is a selection of blogs highlighting key moments of the past year. January District energy: the quiet revolution? Bringing energy sources closer to home is something that is coming onto many people’s radar, whether they’re...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 23/12/2013 - 08:45



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Retrofit, data sets and the inventor of the internet

Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the internet to Energy Saving Trust may not seem like the most obvious leap – but it is one we can rightly claim, albeit via one of our closest links. We’re a fairly small organisation, so we sometimes require outside expertise. Zero carbon data specialists...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 09/12/2013 - 08:45



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High hopes for a smart future

The smart grid is coming. That’s the message from a survey of global energy executives – 98 per cent of whom say it’s a natural extension to current grid upgrades and a core part of their investment strategy. More than two thirds of those polled in the Accenture study are also convinced that the...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 06/12/2013 - 08:45



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Putting product energy saving claims to the test

At a time of increased awareness towards sustainability issues and rising energy bills, more and more people are starting to factor the energy saving capabilities of products into their purchasing decisions. In fact Energy Saving Trust figures indicate that the UK alone could save nearly £970...

Submitted by Tom Lock on Thu, 05/12/2013 - 09:00