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Give landlords a new LESA of life

It’s well known that the coldest homes in England are those in the private rented sector. 9.4% of private rented homes are F/G rated on the Energy Performance Certificate compared to 1.8% of housing association properties. A big part of the problem is that landlords have been reluctant to invest in...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Fri, 13/03/2015 - 14:24

13/03/2015

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Tracking the growing commitment to corporate sustainability

Trust in major corporations is not at its highest right now - and trust is important. This is partly why, when it comes to energy, the idea of local generation and efficiency programmes has an increasing appeal. But these days, corporate commitment to sustainability issues seems to be going beyond...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 05/03/2015 - 10:00

05/03/2015

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The power to switch: Q&A with Amber Rudd

Amber Rudd MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) , talks exclusively to EST about finding a cheaper energy deal, and why there has never been a better time to switch suppliers. EST: How will the Power to Switch campaign encourage...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Thu, 26/02/2015 - 09:00

26/02/2015

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Helping to reduce energy with Wales's collective energy switch

Wales is a small country; but one that is able to bring partners together and set up national schemes that can make a real difference. With awareness of energy costs at its highest, and set to become a key element of the forthcoming General Election campaigns, Wales is embarking on its third...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Mon, 23/02/2015 - 09:00

23/02/2015

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Green strategy and politics Local and community energy

Going behind the UK energy talent search

The race is on to train the next generation of workers in the UK energy sector, as green energy firms compete with a highly established fossil fuel industry. New vocational colleges are springing up to tackle the skills shortage that is said to threaten UK competitiveness against energy expertise...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 09/02/2015 - 09:00

09/02/2015

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Gauging green progress at Davos

Some of the world’s richest and most powerful people landing helicopters at a ski resort is not the first image most people would conjure up when thinking about a low-carbon future. But at 2015’s World Economic Forum in Davos, there were some signs that leaders, both political and industrial, are...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 30/01/2015 - 09:00

30/01/2015

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Cities hold key to greener future

The responsibility for reducing world energy use and moving closer to climate targets rests heavily on cities. That’s the view of a new report from German and American researchers, published in the influential journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. With world population shifting...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 27/01/2015 - 10:53

27/01/2015

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New energy standards for connections and coffee

Having a nice cup of coffee while surfing the internet is set to become a less energy intensive business, after broadband-connected devices and coffee makers became the latest electronic devices to fall under the remit of the EU Ecodesign initiative. New connected devices sold must now fall to...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 12/01/2015 - 14:31

12/01/2015

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To a warmer New Year

The links between cold homes and health problems have been recognised for a long time. Increasingly, we’re starting to see the official processes put in place to enable health workers to refer elderly and vulnerable patients to help with boilers, insulation and energy bills – giving them a warmer,...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 06/01/2015 - 09:00

06/01/2015

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Could 2015 mark a turning point in climate change mitigation?

The year 2015 may be one future generations look back on as either a turning point, or a year when we continue on down the road of irreversible and disastrous climate change. The UN Climate Change conference which will take place in November and December this year is seen by many as our last chance...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Mon, 05/01/2015 - 15:13

05/01/2015

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