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Electric vehicles: debunking the myths

by Heather Quinn and Ceit Skinner If you are considering going green with an electric vehicle, you are likely to have heard all the urban myths. Electric vehicle technology has quickly developed in recent times yet limits of early technology are still named as issues today. Here, at Energy Saving...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Mon, 27/07/2020 - 23:01

27/07/2020

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Adapting to change: how the Efficiency for Access Design Challenge became a successful online event

by Zoe Carruthers On 16 March, my colleagues and I were told to put our laptops in our bags and pack up our things. This was the last day we spent in the Energy Saving Trust office this year. Amazingly, it only took three days for our entire company to switch to remote working. This blog looks at...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Wed, 22/07/2020 - 23:01

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Is renewable heat right for your home?

Heating accounts for more carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions than any other aspect of our lives for the average UK household. In order to reach net zero targets we’re going to need to dramatically reduce the amount of fossil-fuel generated heating ie gas or oil-fired boilers in our homes. One way to do...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 21/07/2020 - 00:00

21/07/2020

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Warmworks - supporting households across Scotland

People experiencing fuel poverty in Scotland can be helped with just one call or email – that’s the message from Home Energy Scotland. Funded by Scottish Government, the free and impartial advice service is available to everyone in Scotland. Anyone who may be worrying about how to keep warm and pay...

Submitted by Tom Shearman on Mon, 13/07/2020 - 23:01

13/07/2020

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Energy Saving Trust backs call to end fuel poverty in advance of next wave of COVID-19

There is much talk of a second wave of COVID-19, but until now there has been relatively little discussion about who this wave may hit the hardest. Evidence from Public Health England and a new study from the Fuel Poverty Research Network show that being in fuel poverty puts households more at risk...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Wed, 08/07/2020 - 23:01

08/07/2020

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Energy efficiency in the kitchen - part two

Whether we’re eating alone or sharing food with friends and family, our kitchens are central to our home life. Our appliances that help us heat up or cool food, clean our clothes or our crockery and most importantly, make a decent cup of tea make up a significant proportion of our daily energy use...

Submitted by Tom Shearman on Mon, 06/07/2020 - 23:01

06/07/2020

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Energy efficiency in the kitchen - part one

The kitchen is the beating heart of a home and unsurprisingly it accounts for a significant amount of a household’s energy consumption. Our guide to kitchen energy efficiency solutions showcases a multitude of ways we can make our kitchens energy efficient. It’s worth taking a few moments to...

Submitted by Tom Shearman on Wed, 01/07/2020 - 23:01

01/07/2020

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What is smart?

What does 'smart' really mean? Smart homes, smart watches, smart everything these days - but what is a smart appliance, and how will they affect our lives now and in the future? People can now control their home's appliances and systems using a smartphone, tablet or laptop via an Internet...

Submitted by Tom Shearman on Mon, 29/06/2020 - 23:01

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Five ways to save energy and money – at home and on the move

Not everything that saves energy or reduces fuel use requires major investment. Nor is heaps of up-front cost needed to make long-term cash savings. There are a number of steps you can take at home and how you get about that will save energy and money. To help you out, we’ve compiled five ways you...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 22/06/2020 - 23:01

22/06/2020

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Racing across Europe with zero carbon emissions

by Mel Esquerre Edinburgh, Boxing Day 2019. A fully electric van - normally driven for short distances in the city - prepares to leave for Copenhagen, 1,000 km away. An extraordinary six days follow, as the van and crew of three drive across Europe closely following two cargo bikes day and night,...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Wed, 17/06/2020 - 23:01

17/06/2020

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