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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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Energy and water efficiency at home draught proofing chimney home energy efficiency

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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Energy and water efficiency at home Food emissions food waste food sustainability

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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Energy and water efficiency at home New Year energy-efficiency

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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Energy and water efficiency at home At Home With Water energy and water water labelling

Water labelling: every drop counts

by Felix Davey The UK could run short of water in 25 years We all know that water is precious resource. We can’t live without it. But in our wet climate, it’s easy to take water for granted. With all this rain, surely the taps will never run dry? The reality is that our water supply is under...

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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7 top tips to help heat your home this winter

• Four out of ten of us are avoiding switching on the heating during colder spells due to fears about energy bills • A third are reporting they can't make their home as warm as they'd like • Winter woollies are filling the comfort gaps where heating systems aren't delivering the goods Warming...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 07/11/2019 - 10:00

07/11/2019

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Energy and water efficiency at home Northern Ireland Energy Saving Week NI Amazing Energy Savers NI

Amazing Energy Savers and Energy Saving Week Northern Ireland

We’re focussing on Northern Ireland in the next couple of weeks, as we gear up for Energy Saving Week NI on 18 – 22 November. This annual event encourages everyone to focus on energy and water saving. Northern Ireland’s population has grown steadily over the last decade and there are now over 1...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 05/11/2019 - 00:01

05/11/2019

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Energy efficiency has key role in addressing climate emergency

Smart Energy GB has recently launched its Missing Piece campaign – highlighting energy efficiency as the missing element in the fight to mitigate against the effects of climate change. In particular, it notes that we will continue to be behind on the national target to reach net zero carbon...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 23/10/2019 - 23:01

23/10/2019

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