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CMA findings: more should be done to engage consumers

The interim report of an investigation into the UK’s energy market by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has found consumer disengagement, dissatisfaction and overcharging. It’s clear industry needs to do more to engage customers with their energy use. For a nation that is so worried about...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 08/07/2015 - 00:00



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Share your energy saving habits

Who will help young people to learn to read an energy bill or an older generation to get to grips with smart devices? Can young and old help each other to save energy? If you can understand how much energy you use you have the power to make savings. We think being informed is important to reducing...

Submitted by Richard Kay on Fri, 19/06/2015 - 08:28



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The financial follies and rewards of energy efficiency

Money matters when it comes to energy efficiency. This might not seem like the most groundbreaking insight - but the way in which money issues can inspire, and, indeed, turn off energy saving behaviours is an interesting thing indeed. Take the results of a recent study from Duke University in the...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 09/06/2015 - 14:57



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Revealed: what we think about energy and climate change

The public has spoken. The latest Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) ‘Attitude Tracker’ is out, and it includes some mixed results. Over the last few years light has been brought to bear on how much consumers pay for energy and what can be done to become more energy efficient. The DECC...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 11/05/2015 - 13:37



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Energy efficiency in pictures

Energy efficiency can sometimes be difficult to illustrate. Why is that and what images can be used to persuade people to engage with energy efficiency? Resource Media’s report Beyond the CFL: Winning Imagery for Energy Efficiency used focus groups to test different types of pictures relating to...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 01/05/2015 - 08:24



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A poetic take on fuel poverty

Poetry would not be what would immediately come to mind on the subject of cold homes and their associated health problems – but that’s exactly what happened when Sheffield Hallam University’s Centre for Health and Social Care Research teamed up with a local poet and photographer to create an...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 13/04/2015 - 08:34



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A man who can't put up a shelf can build a house

After moving into his energy-efficient off-the-peg kit-house, Julian - Head of Communications at the Energy Saving Trust - reflects on some key themes. Why I did what I did People ask me why I decided to do an eco self-build project. They expect me to ramble on about saving the planet and although...

Submitted by Julian Roberts on Fri, 10/04/2015 - 08:26



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Maintaining the UK's solar success story

The government has suggested that solar PV could well provide four per cent of UK energy needs by the end of the decade; a far cry from the days where solar was considered a niche vocation of those living off-grid. But getting the balance right is still important. While big brands have the capital...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 07/04/2015 - 14:39



Energy and water efficiency at home data Q&A

Energy savings stats update: Q&A with data insight expert Greg Shreeve

Every year, Energy Saving Trust savings data are updated. We publish how much money and carbon can be saved in the home across a range of things like insulating your home to buying the most efficient TVs. The latest figures have just been published. We spoke to Insight Manager Greg Shreeve to get...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 30/03/2015 - 13:44



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Small changes can make a big difference during Water Saving Week

In this guest blog, Ana-Maria Millan of the Consumer Council for Water explains why it is so important to save water and offers some easy tips. Given how much time we spend under our umbrellas in the UK you could be forgiven for thinking the one thing we are not short of is water. But the huge...

Submitted by Guest blogger on Mon, 23/03/2015 - 12:14