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Retrofit: cleaning up dirty engines

The COVID-19 lockdown has led to a decrease in air pollution in our towns and cities thanks to the reduction in traffic. HGVs are one of the heaviest polluters on the roads. The humble bin lorry could become an unlikely symbol in the fight for cleaner air. HGVs and bin lorries There are around 500,...

Submitted by Tom Shearman on Wed, 27/05/2020 - 23:01

27/05/2020

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On the path to net zero: Energy Saving Trust

How can we cut the UK’s carbon emissions enough to reach net zero by 2050? That’s the question we have been asking in this series of blogs . We looked in detail at some of the areas that need to have the greatest reductions in emissions, like heating and transport … As you can see, bold action is...

Submitted by Felix Davey on Mon, 25/05/2020 - 23:01

25/05/2020

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Getting the best out of your LED lighting

How many light bulbs have you bought since September 1, 2018? Time flies and not many people record their light bulb consumption. The chances are you’ve bought fewer bulbs because that was when the EU-wide ban on importing and producing halogen bulbs came into place. Shops are allowed to sell their...

Submitted by Tom Shearman on Wed, 20/05/2020 - 23:00

20/05/2020

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On the path to net zero: community energy

Are there public buildings in your community, like schools or sports clubs, that could have solar PV panels on the roof? Or do you have a natural resource nearby, like a river or a windy hilltop, that could be used to generate electricity with a hydro project or wind turbine? That’s what community...

Submitted by Felix Davey on Mon, 18/05/2020 - 23:01

18/05/2020

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Efficiency for Access: strengthening our international partnerships

by Zoë Carruthers The current global pandemic has made working from home the norm for many people. This includes staff members at the Energy Saving Trust. It is during this time, that I have realised just how valuable it was to be able to travel to Washington and meet our colleagues face to face...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Wed, 13/05/2020 - 23:01

13/05/2020

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Why we should all be saving water

Water is a precious resource – but it can’t be taken for granted. Climate change, and the more extreme weather that comes with it, means that water supply is becoming more unpredictable than in years gone by. Increased frequency of drought across Europe lines up with climate projections . Water is...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Sun, 10/05/2020 - 23:01

10/05/2020

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Developing Smart Cities in the UK

by Luke Redfern, Local Government Support Programme, Energy Saving Trust The recent UK Government Spring Budget saw the announcement of the latest winners of the Transforming Cities Fund grant and Future Transport Zones awards. Leeds, Bradford, and Sheffield were among the winning cities, with...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Wed, 06/05/2020 - 23:01

06/05/2020

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Is solar power right for my home?

by Joanna O'Loan If you want to reduce your energy bills and carbon footprint, then installing solar PV can be a good choice. There are cost, technical and lifestyle questions you will need to consider. Can you afford the cost of the panels? Do you have an appropriate site for the panels? When do...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Mon, 04/05/2020 - 23:01

04/05/2020

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Local Homes Portal: Using big data to map Scotland's green homes potential

Energy efficiency is a national infrastructure priority for Scotland – but the challenge ahead is considerable. The most recent Scottish Housing Condition Survey reveals that 81% of solid wall properties are not insulated, around 619,000 households in Scotland are fuel poor, and 18% of properties...

Submitted by Ian Cuthbert on Wed, 29/04/2020 - 23:01

29/04/2020

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Are home renewables right for you?

by Joanna O'Loan Generating your own electricity or heat using renewable technologies could lower your energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint. With such a variety of different technologies available, each with their own distinct benefits and considerations, you might be wondering where to...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Mon, 27/04/2020 - 23:00

27/04/2020

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