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Introducing Energy Saving Trust’s newest team member: StEVie the EV

by Emily Stone A long-awaited new recruit joined the transport team at Energy Saving Trust’s Edinburgh office in February 2019. Quiet, smart and reliable, StEVie proved an instant hit with the team. StEVie’s role? It’s the electric pool car; a Nissan Leaf Acenta to be precise. For such a large and...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 23/04/2019 - 11:18



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Decarbonisation of heat – a crossroads

Energy Saving Trust renewable heat expert, Ben Whittle, gives his thoughts on the trajectory for low carbon heat in UK homes. Tackling emissions from heating is vital. At 37%, heating accounts for the largest proportion of UK Greenhouse Gas emissions. About 90% of UK homes use gas boilers, which...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Thu, 18/04/2019 - 12:21



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Switching to low-carbon heat: an example from the Netherlands

by Felicity Tolley Low carbon heat is still rare in the UK, despite government efforts to boost installations Heating buildings currently accounts for more than a third of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions. This is a major challenge to the government’s aim to reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 16/04/2019 - 10:08



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Cleaning the capital’s air: London’s new Ultra Low Emission Zone

By Shani Kotecha Amid growing concerns about air quality and its link to poor health, London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, brought forward the introduction of the Ultra Low Emission Zone by a year. It comes into operation on 8 April 2019. Air pollution contributes to 40,000 early deaths in the UK every year...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Wed, 03/04/2019 - 13:59



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Switching to renewable energy at home

by Sarah Buchanan People all over the UK are making the move to home renewables. Whether it’s out of concern for the environment, an effort to cut fuel bills, or a desire to have the latest technology, many householders are living lower carbon lives by harnessing natural resources for heat and...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 02/04/2019 - 08:41



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A pool ebike at Energy Saving Trust

by Kirsty McIver At the Energy Saving Trust we give lots of advice on how to save energy as you travel, cut fuel bills and live more sustainably. We do our best to apply this ethos to our working life here at Energy Saving Trust. Our latest step towards zero emission travel is an ebike for our...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 26/03/2019 - 14:28



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Switched on Scotland

Energy Saving Trust recently held the first Switched on Scotland Forum at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh, in partnership with Transport Scotland. More than 150 delegates attended representing businesses, local authorities, public sector agencies, charities and not-for-profit organisations. The event...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Fri, 22/03/2019 - 15:50



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Why outside the grid does not mean outside of help

Four million households across the UK are off the mains gas grid and are reliant on expensive alternatives to gas to heat their homes. While off-grid living may conjure up romantic ideas of returning to a more natural way of living, the reality for many is much more prosaic. It is typically far...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 19/03/2019 - 17:58



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Cold-calling: top 5 tips to avoid rogue traders and installers

We regularly get enquiries via email or social media about unscrupulous individuals using the Energy Saving Trust name, when they’re hard-selling energy-saving goods and services, real or imagined, to people. Energy Saving Trust does not cold call. If you receive a phone call or answer the door to...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 12/03/2019 - 00:00



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Local energy and community groups can support the expansion of electric vehicle infrastructure

By Jacob Roberts The uptake of electric vehicles in the UK has surged over the last four years, with almost 60,000 plug-in cars registered in 2018. Zap-Map shows we’re heading towards 20,000 public UK charge points to support this switchover to electric vehicles. But there’s still a long way to go...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Thu, 07/03/2019 - 13:31