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A new energy efficiency standard for social housing in England

• Quest to reach 2030 targets - and beyond - needs new thinking • Social housing providers invited to round table In partnership with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), we’re bringing together the social housing sector later this week for a round table on how their...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 14/03/2018 - 10:05

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Home electrical appliances using more energy than stated

• Tests need to keep up-to-date with product advancements • In-home monitoring recommended to give real life electricity consumption • Call for consumer awareness campaign A new European study has indicated that some home appliances may be using considerably more energy than stated on their label...

Submitted by StewMuir on Thu, 22/06/2017 - 15:29

22/06/2017

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Europe’s new, old energy label

• A-G product labels to return • The end is nigh for '+++' ratings • Opportunity for innovation - but issues to iron out It’s out with the new, in with the old for eco labelling. The European energy label is reverting back to its original A-G format, saying goodbye to its three pluses for good...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 13/04/2017 - 15:47

13/04/2017

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To testing times: 15 years of Energy Saving Trust product trials

• From insulation to smart homes - how product testing has changed • Tests have brought trust and raised awareness • How can you bring the next green technology to the market? Energy Saving Trust (EST) is celebrating 15 years of technology testing and field trials . With the team now offering three...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 22/07/2016 - 14:34

22/07/2016

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Digital labels could maximise energy information on home appliances

• New project aims to eliminate confusing labels • Focus on giving consumers what they want • Designed to suit any retailer, no matter what size Energy labels are a great start in helping us understand the energy consumed by the appliances and gadgets we use – but there is always room for...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 13/04/2016 - 15:40

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Do Europe's televisions have the right energy labels?

• ComplianTV tests over 170 sets for energy efficiency • Research into how TVs are labelled in shops • Some concern over developments in more hi-tec models Energy labelling on TVs is a relatively new thing, having only been introduced in 2010. There are already strong signs that it's pushing the...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 04/04/2016 - 13:52

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Do domestic home appliances use more energy than manufacturers claim?

The latest report from MarketWatch , an alliance of European NGOs and consumer organisations set up to monitor product compliance with EU energy regulations, has revealed some quite surprising findings . They include a dishwasher that needed two runs on the test setting to clean properly, and a...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 22/03/2016 - 17:00

22/03/2016

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The best of 2014

A look at our most popular blogs this year reveals that our readers are seeking solutions to chilly rented homes. Meanwhile. a piece on Scottish renewable policy from 2011 also saw a renaissance in the year of the independence referendum. Here’s our top ten run-blogs published this year: 10. More...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 22/12/2014 - 09:00

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Vacuum energy efficiency: After the dust settles…

Media coverage of the EU’s Ecodesign Directive might have had you believe that an end to the manufacture and sale of vacuum cleaners over 1,600W is the end of civilization as we know it. CNN seemed perplexed about the vacuum furore across the pond, and rightly so. What the new legislation,which...

Submitted by Tom Lock on Wed, 17/09/2014 - 08:45

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More must be done to nudge consumers towards efficient appliances

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and department store John Lewis have just reported the results of a trial around in-store behavioural ‘nudges’ aimed at encouraging the purchase of the most energy efficient washers, dryers and washer-dryers in class. The trial compared stores...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 12/09/2014 - 08:45

12/09/2014

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