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Green innovations: what happened next?

From time to time, we’ve covered the latest in green technological innovations that are sparking debate. But once the early hype’s over, how do these technologies develop and push towards the mainstream? We’ve checked back in with five technologies we wrote about back a few years ago, to see what’s...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 10/07/2019 - 23:00

10/07/2019

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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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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

07/06/2019

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Future homes: housing over the next 20 years

Looking at energy use in the home, the last century has seen extraordinary transformation, as relative affluence and technological advancement drove new devices and behaviours. In the last decade the speed of change has accelerated further, pushed on by the digital revolution.The change in energy...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 25/04/2019 - 14:39

25/04/2019

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Chocolate: the sustainability cost

Chocolate is big business, and not just at Easter. The average UK citizen spends £75.25 a year on it, with the chocolate confectionery sector worth £5,039m overall. Holiday-themed goodies are on the rise worldwide, with rises in Easter chocolate production of just under 25% in recent years...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 11/04/2019 - 09:00

11/04/2019

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Domestic solar plus battery storage: a revolution in the electricity market

Guest blog post by Erica Charles, CEO, Spirit Energy NB. None of the figures or statistics in this article have been independently verified by Energy Saving Trust. It’s an exciting time for the UK energy sector. Older fossil fuel and nuclear power plants are due to be de-commissioned by 2025, at...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Thu, 28/02/2019 - 00:00

28/02/2019

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Improving homes through technology: how smart robots can save on heating bills

Older homes with timber floors can lose a significant amount of heat through uninsulated ground floors. Our studies show that you can save around £40 a year by installing traditional under-floor insulation to help keep your home warm. In the past, installing under-floor insulation always involved...

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How to be energy efficient online

• Increasing internet traffic requires more power • Tech firms varying responses to the challenge • Individual energy saving measures Digital addiction The UK as a nation is addicted to its smartphones. Government statistics show 90% of households have internet access, with smartphone usage being...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Fri, 17/08/2018 - 11:50

17/08/2018

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Turning up the heat on technology claims

• Testing is vital as new tech comes to market • New field trial on electric storage heaters is complete • Free webinar offers insight into future heating Verifying the performance of new technologies is essential. Where energy is concerned, it perhaps becomes even more vital, with people’s comfort...

Submitted by James Russill on Fri, 03/11/2017 - 15:19

03/11/2017

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Is renewable heat right for your home?

• Low-carbon heating could be option for many • Understanding different technologies is key • Insulation and current heating affect possible savings Solar electricity taking off in the UK in recent years has highlighted an appetite for generating energy at home. With warm, comfortable homes and...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 10/10/2017 - 15:12

10/10/2017

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