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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



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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



Energy and water efficiency at home domestic solar PV renewables

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



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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



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How charities are fighting fuel poverty with Energy Redress funding

by Nick Clarke The Energy Redress Scheme awards money to charities across the UK, to help people in vulnerable situations and prevent them from falling into fuel poverty . The scheme’s latest funding round has awarded over £5 million to 28 charities with projects that aim to help people across...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Wed, 22/04/2020 - 23:01



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Energy Saving Trust – part of a positive change

2020 has already proved itself to be a year none of us will ever forget. Now November's United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as COP26 has been postponed to 2021. The event was due to bring world leaders to Glasgow for a global summit about climate change and what their nations were...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Mon, 06/04/2020 - 23:01



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Energy storage: UK capacity increasing

Energy storage capacity is increasing in the UK, with the announcement of a major new deal to deliver two 50MW battery superhubs in Oxford and Kent by the end of this year. The deal between Pivot Power, part of EDF’s renewables arm and Finnish tech firm Wartsila will mean 100MW of storage capacity...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 03/03/2020 - 00:01



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Wales: working towards a sustainable future

By Ieuan-Rhys Beal Homes across Wales will be donning their traditional Welsh bonnets, retro rugby jersey or the more modern football kit on 1 March. Overloads of Welsh cakes, bara brith and crempog (Welsh pancakes) will be the delicacies of the day as the nation comes together to celebrate St...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Thu, 27/02/2020 - 00:01



Green strategy and politics Renewable Heat Incentive Renewable heat renewable heating

What’s happening with the Renewable Heat Initiative?

by Tom Shearman With the UK government committed to making the country carbon neutral by 2050, schemes such as the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) are coming under the spotlight. The scheme launched in April 2014 but it will be closing its doors to new applications in March 2021. The Renewable Heat...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 11/02/2020 - 00:01



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Green teams: how sports stadiums are going solar

by Felix Davey Touchdown for sustainability As sporting spectacles go, it doesn’t get much bigger than the Super Bowl: the showpiece final of the American football season, as famous for its blockbuster half time shows as its breathtaking touchdowns. 2019’s final was contested between the New...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Thu, 06/02/2020 - 00:00