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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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Can your toilet generate electricity?

Turning toilets green The amount of water flushed down our toilets is considerable – in fact, it’s the second biggest use of water in the home behind showering. There must be a way to harness all this moving water, right? Well actually, the technology does seem to be there to turn toilets into a...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 04/07/2019 - 08:45

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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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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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Dcarbonise Conference and Exhibition 2019

By Wendy Harrison Last week saw the very first Dcarbonise Conference and Exhibition take place at the SEC Glasgow. As Scotland’s only dedicated event for the low-carbon built environment and transport solutions, we were delighted to be one of the three sponsors, along with the Scottish Government...

Submitted by Alexandra Dunsf... on Tue, 21/05/2019 - 11:07

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Five ways to save energy and money – at home and on the move

Not everything that saves energy or reduces fuel use requires major investment. Nor is heaps of up-front cost needed to make long-term cash savings. There are a number of steps you can take at home and how you get about that will save energy and money. To help you out, we’ve compiled five ways you...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 15/05/2019 - 23:01

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How to switch supplier and shop around to save on your energy bills

We compare prices for many things in life, yet many of us don’t think about doing this when it comes to our energy bills. Many people, particularly those who are on their supplier’s standard variable tariffs could be paying too much for their energy. A 2014 Ofgem survey found that more than half (...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Mon, 13/05/2019 - 23:01

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Apps to save energy (and money)

Energy Saving Trust has developed a new app to help smart meter installers give timely and tailored energy efficiency advice – right when consumers need it most. The energy saving advice tool is being trialled this month by energy companies before a full roll-out. It draws on our data, information...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 09/04/2019 - 09:00

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Why outside the grid does not mean outside of help

Four million households across the UK are off the mains gas grid and are reliant on expensive alternatives to gas to heat their homes. While off-grid living may conjure up romantic ideas of returning to a more natural way of living, the reality for many is much more prosaic. It is typically far...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 19/03/2019 - 17:58

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Cold-calling: top 5 tips to avoid rogue traders and installers

We regularly get enquiries via email or social media about unscrupulous individuals using the Energy Saving Trust name, when they’re hard-selling energy-saving goods and services, real or imagined, to people. Energy Saving Trust does not cold call. If you receive a phone call or answer the door to...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 12/03/2019 - 00:00

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