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How to save energy when using your washing machine

An estimated 40 per cent of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions come from households. It stands to reason, then, that our appliances – and how we use them – play a big role in the quest to reduce our climate impact, not to mention their effect on our energy bills. The washing machine is one of the...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 24/09/2020 - 00:00



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World Car Free Day and Climate Week New York

The way we travel has an impact on our health and wellbeing, as well as the environment. Switching to low carbon transport could significantly reduce your carbon footprint – and if you can walk or cycle to your destination, you won’t create any carbon dioxide emissions at all. Tuesday 22 September...

Submitted by Katie Woodward on Tue, 22/09/2020 - 00:00



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Getting the most out of solar electricity

With over one million installations across the UK to date, it’s clear that there’s something attractive about solar PV . By using the sun’s energy to generate electricity , you can save money on your electricity bills, as well as doing your bit to cut your home’s carbon footprint. The right roof...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 17/09/2020 - 00:00



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Active travel: cycling top tips

by Nick Clarke In our previous blog we had a look at the benefits of actively travelling with your feet and cycling, including the numerous health advantages. We’ve now put together some cycling top tips for you, to keep you safe both on and off-road. Always check your bike before a ride Check your...

Submitted by Katie Woodward on Tue, 15/09/2020 - 00:00



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Active travel: the benefits of walking and cycling

by Nick Clarke What is active travel? Simply put, it involves using your body to make the journey. It’s an important part of leading a healthier lifestyle and decarbonising city transport, and the UK government has set out a cycling and walking plan for England to support this. So what are some of...

Submitted by Katie Woodward on Thu, 10/09/2020 - 00:00



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Improving our streets now can help captivate public support for decarbonisation

Guest blog by Living Streets Many of us have come to value the respite offered by a daily walk since the Coronavirus pandemic unfolded. As the UK government told us to avoid non-essential travel during lockdown, we were all forced to consider whether each car journey was necessary or not. And it...

Submitted by Katie Woodward on Tue, 08/09/2020 - 00:00



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Simple steps to take action on home energy efficiency

by Nick Clarke Do you know how much energy you’re using while working from home? While industrial energy use has gone down during the Coronavirus lockdown, creating an opportunity for a nationwide green recovery , daytime home energy usage has risen by nearly 30%. If you’ve found that your own...

Submitted by Katie Woodward on Thu, 03/09/2020 - 00:01



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Making the switch: experiences of people who have already switched to using electric vehicles

If you’re thinking about switching from a petrol or diesel car to an electric car, you might have some questions about whether an electric vehicle is right for you. We spoke to some of our team members at Energy Saving Trust who have already made the switch, to find out why they haven’t looked back...

Submitted by Katie Woodward on Tue, 01/09/2020 - 00:37



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Time of use tariffs: all you need to know

A fresh form of electricity billing could boost renewable energy use, reduce the UK’s carbon dioxide emissions, and save people money. Time of use tariffs, or TOUs, encourage customers to use energy at off-peak times. The TOU flexible tariff offers people cheaper electricity prices when demand and...

Submitted by Tom Shearman on Wed, 26/08/2020 - 23:01



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We’re looking for 130 homes to receive a free energy saving Chimella

Energy Saving Trust is working on a research project to test how well a Chimella, chimney sealer reduces draughts from open chimneys. We’re looking for homes in the Midlands, which have open chimneys and where householders would be eligible for an ECO grant. Take part in the trial If you live in...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Mon, 24/08/2020 - 23:00