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Sustainability Week at the Energy Saving Trust

By Bethany Picton Monday 1 st – Friday 5 th October 2018 was Sustainability Week in the Energy Saving Trust offices. The week was organized by the Energy Saving Trust's Sustainability Group in London and was supported by group members in Edinburgh and Cardiff, while those in Belfast and at home...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Mon, 08/10/2018 - 14:18

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Air source heat pumps vs. ground source heat pumps

There are many factors to consider when choosing a heat pump. Not only do you need to weigh up the costs and efficiencies of each system, but also the practicality of the installation, available space in your home, noise and any required planning permissions. We took a look at the key differences...

Submitted by Alexandra Dunsf... on Wed, 03/10/2018 - 08:10

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How an energy advice service helped Scotland become a world leader in tackling climate change

Monday 1 st - Friday 5 th October is Climate Week in Scotland. It’s a chance for organisations to celebrate the great work they do - and promote events that highlight the work that still needs to be done - to make Scotland a low-carbon society. Scotland’s considered a world leader in climate change...

Submitted by IanMountford on Fri, 28/09/2018 - 14:49

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Reduce food waste to save money and help the environment

• Managing our food saves money and reduces waste • Food waste in landfill releases methane gas • Practical support on how to throw away less Home economics is making a comeback. Behaving in a more sustainable way around food can help your budget as well as the environment. Food prices have been...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Thu, 27/09/2018 - 10:05

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Financial support for home energy efficiency

We take a look at the financial help available to help improve energy efficiency in the home. Energy bills are a concern for many people. Our consumer research regularly highlights that large numbers of UK residents are worried about their energy costs, and would like to do something about it...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 25/09/2018 - 13:43

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Cenex: Low Carbon Vehicle Event report

The 11 th annual Cenex: Low Carbon Vehicle event took place at Millbrook, Bedfordshire, September 2018. Exhibitions showcased the latest technology Seminars addressed the future of low carbon vehicles Three test track circuits allowed industry experts, suppliers and stakeholders to put the latest...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Fri, 21/09/2018 - 12:07

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Powerloop - Exploring how electric cars can help manage electricity bills

Energy Saving Trust has long promoted the benefits of electric vehicles (EVs) – they save carbon and money, with a smooth ride to boot. But what can driving an electric vehicle offer your home electricity supply? Energy Saving Trust is part of a new project that aims to find out. ‘Powerloop’ is one...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Wed, 19/09/2018 - 09:52

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How far can you go on an ebike? Plug-in Adventurer takes world record

An ebike on loan from Energy Saving Trust took Plug-in Adventurer and sustainable travel advocate, Chris Ramsey, to a world record. Chris completed his challenge to travel the furthest-ever distance on an ebike over 12 hours, at the Grampian Transport Museum at Alford, Aberdeenshire, on 26th August...

Submitted by Alexandra Dunsf... on Thu, 06/09/2018 - 09:29

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How to save energy when using your washing machine

• A number of factors affect energy consumption beyond frequency of use • Despite efficiency ratings, wash temperature and load size need to be considered • Better care could result in a longer lifespan for your washer Forty percent of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions come from households. It...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 24/08/2018 - 11:30

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Boost your commute on an electric bike

• Increase activity, cut fuel costs and do your part for improving air quality with an ebike • Funding opportunities make discovering and purchasing an ebike a ride in the park Thanks to ebikes, cycling longer distances doesn’t have to be exhausting. If you travel under 10km to work, switching to...

Submitted by Alexandra Dunsf... on Thu, 23/08/2018 - 15:42

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