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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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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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Energy Saving Tips for when you are stuck at home

The spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) means millions of people are now working from, schooling children and generally spending a lot of time at home. We’ve put together some energy saving tips to help people reduce energy use at home, save money and help reduce carbon emissions during the...

Submitted by Tom Shearman on Thu, 02/04/2020 - 08:23

02/04/2020

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Big Energy Saving Week 2020

January is traditionally a tough month when it comes to energy bills, with many people across the UK having to make difficult choices about whether they can afford to heat their homes. If you are struggling with energy-related issues, then Big Energy Saving Week 2020 highlights ways to overcome...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Mon, 20/01/2020 - 00:01

20/01/2020

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How to draught proof your chimney

by Felix Davey Hot air goes up, up and away An open fireplace is an attractive feature in many homes around the UK, with around 60% of our housing stock built earlier than 1960. Open fires and wood burners aren't the most environmentally friendly method of heating your home, although a roaring fire...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Thu, 16/01/2020 - 00:01

16/01/2020

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Love Food, Hate Waste

by Faith Pashley Food waste is a global problem. When food breaks down at landfill sites, it releases harmful greenhouse gases like methane into the atmosphere. Approximately 8% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions relate to food waste. If food waste were a country, it would be the third biggest...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 14/01/2020 - 00:01

14/01/2020

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New Year’s Energy Saving Resolutions

Traditionally we start thinking about resolutions as we move into a new year. So we thought of a few energy-saving related resolutions to take us into 2020. According to a YouGov poll of 2,000 people in the US, the most common New Year’s resolutions were to eat more healthily, get more exercise and...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Mon, 30/12/2019 - 01:00

30/12/2019

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Water labelling: every drop counts

by Felix Davey 22nd March is UN World Water Day, which this year focuses on the link between water and climate change. Adapting to the water effects of climate change will protect health and save lives. Using water more efficiently will save greenhouse gases. Find out more about World Water Day ...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Fri, 13/12/2019 - 01:00

13/12/2019

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Is home energy storage right for me?

For years, many people saw energy storage as a novelty or the preserve of people living off-grid. Now technological developments and the growth of domestic renewable energy mean this an area with big potential. Energy storage works well with the idea of the ‘smart home’. Many smart storage systems...

Submitted by Ian Cuthbert on Fri, 22/11/2019 - 00:00

22/11/2019

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Winter-proof your home and your energy bill

When it's feeling wintery, it's more important than ever to take steps to prevent heat escaping through your windows and doors. This will allow your home to stay warm and at a comfortable temperature, as well as ensuring your energy bills stay under control during the colder months. You can prevent...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 07/11/2019 - 12:02

07/11/2019

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