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Energycarer support in Scotland

by Colin Cook Energy Saving Trust manages the Home Energy Scotland service on behalf of Scottish Government. We work directly with householders in Scotland to help people save money and create warmer homes. Home Energy Scotland is a network of local advice centres covering all of Scotland, with...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Mon, 15/07/2019 - 23:01



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Energy saving on a budget

Most of us want to do our bit to save energy, reduce carbon emissions and save some money on our bills at the same time. However, it’s not always easy to make big changes when you’re short of cash, so we’ve put together some ideas about what you can do on a variety of budgets, so there’s options...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Mon, 01/07/2019 - 23:45



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Record numbers of on-street electric vehicle chargepoints installed

by Oliver McHugh Local authorities have installed over 700 on-street chargepoints across the UK, with more to come. Contrary to recent concerns that a lack of charging infrastructure in the UK could hold back the uptake of electric vehicles , the On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme actively...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Wed, 26/06/2019 - 23:00



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Energy Saving Trust volunteer day at Tooting Community Garden

by Bethany Picton Energy Saving Trust has Sustainability Groups in each of its offices to promote environmental activities and sustainable behaviour. Recently, a group of staff from the London-based Energy Saving Trust Sustainability Group spent a day helping at Tooting Community Garden in South...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 25/06/2019 - 00:54



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European Union Sustainable Energy Week 2019

By Ieuan-Rhys Beal The European Union’s Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW for short) is an awareness campaign dedicated to renewable and efficient energy use across Europe. With the UK Government recently announcing its commitment to cutting greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, there’s a...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Mon, 17/06/2019 - 23:00



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Passivhaus: what you need to know

Passivhaus, literally passive house in English, refers to buildings created to rigorous energy efficient design standards so that they maintain an almost constant temperature. Passivhaus buildings are so well constructed, insulated and ventilated that they retain heat from the sun and the...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Thu, 13/06/2019 - 00:37



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New Charging Electric Vehicles guidance

by Shani Kotecha In 2018, one in every 12 cars purchased was an electric vehicle, with an estimated 206,000 plug-in cars now on the roads in the UK . The growth in charging infrastructure has reflected this, steadily increasing to 17,000 public charge points across the UK by April 2019. Electric...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 11/06/2019 - 08:30



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Smart Meters: saving energy into the future

Smart meters have been around for a while but to date only around 35% of UK homes already have a smart meter installed. A smart meter sends automatic meter readings straight to your supplier, as well as showing you what energy you’re using, where and when on an in-home display. This helps you...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Fri, 07/06/2019 - 12:41



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Climate emergency - what's the story?

It's been hard to miss activity around environmental policy in recent weeks, with school strikes, Greta Thunberg visiting the UK, environmental protestors, David Attenbourgh's documentary on the BBC all adding to the discussion. On 1st May the UK Parliament approved a motion to declare a climate...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Wed, 29/05/2019 - 23:39



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Buying an electric vehicle? Look for EVA approved retailers

by Shani Kotecha Energy Saving Trust and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) are endorsing a new accreditation scheme for electric vehicle retailers. Developed by the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), the Electric Vehicle Approved scheme aims to support people who want to buy...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Wed, 22/05/2019 - 23:00