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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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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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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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Get set for colder weather

The nights are drawing in, you’ve got your winter jumpers out from the back of the cupboard and they’re already stocking Christmas decorations in the shops. Yes, it’s that time of year when we all need to get set for colder weather. But with a bit of preparation you shouldn’t need to worry about...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Mon, 21/10/2019 - 23:01

21/10/2019

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TVs are electricity guzzlers – but you need to see the bigger picture

On-demand television has changed the way we watch our favourite programmes. Perhaps it’s not surprising, then, that the amount of electricity we use to power TVs, including set-top boxes and DVD/Blu-ray players, is falling. Only a few years ago, they accounted for 50% of the electricity consumption...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 30/09/2019 - 23:01

30/09/2019

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Loft conversions and energy saving

Loft conversions are a popular choice to expand a home’s living space. Telltale skips and scaffolding are particularly prevalent in more expensive areas, where homeowners are anxious to make the most of any extra square footage. Some estimates put the number of loft conversions in London at around...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 03/09/2019 - 11:56

03/09/2019

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Seven steps to saving energy at home

by Ieuan-Rhys Beal We use energy at home every day, from making a morning cup of tea, watering our plants right through to when we turn off the TV before bed. And at night we’ve still got refrigerators, freezers and boilers working away, phones charging and other devices on standby. So with this...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Wed, 14/08/2019 - 23:09

14/08/2019

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