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Dcarbonise Conference and Exhibition 2019

By Wendy Harrison Last week saw the very first Dcarbonise Conference and Exhibition take place at the SEC Glasgow. As Scotland’s only dedicated event for the low-carbon built environment and transport solutions, we were delighted to be one of the three sponsors, along with the Scottish Government...

Submitted by Alexandra Dunsf... on Tue, 21/05/2019 - 11:07

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Five ways to save energy and money – at home and on the move

Not everything that saves energy or reduces fuel use requires major investment. Nor is heaps of up-front cost needed to make long-term cash savings. There are a number of steps you can take at home and how you get about that will save energy and money. To help you out, we’ve compiled five ways you...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 15/05/2019 - 23:01

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How to switch supplier and shop around to save on your energy bills

We compare prices for many things in life, yet many of us don’t think about doing this when it comes to our energy bills. Many people, particularly those who are on their supplier’s standard variable tariffs could be paying too much for their energy. A 2014 Ofgem survey found that more than half (...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Mon, 13/05/2019 - 23:01

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Apps to save energy (and money)

Energy Saving Trust has developed a new app to help smart meter installers give timely and tailored energy efficiency advice – right when consumers need it most. The energy saving advice tool is being trialled this month by energy companies before a full roll-out. It draws on our data, information...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 09/04/2019 - 09:00

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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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Smart meters: top quality service is the smart option

We recently launched our Energy Saving Advice app to help installers give good quality, tailored advice to householders when they’re getting a smart meter put into their home. The smart meter installer’s code of practice means that they must give energy saving advice at every home visit. But this...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 19/02/2019 - 17:23

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Energy savings stats update with Energy Saving Trust's Insight and Analytics team

Every year, Energy Saving Trust's savings data is updated. We publish information on how much money and carbon can be saved in the home across a range of measures, such as insulating your home or buying the most efficient TVs. We spoke to our Insight & Analytics team to get the low-down on this...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 18/02/2019 - 13:44

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Could a water source heat pump work for you?

A waterway might not spring to mind as a way to get heating and hot water for your home or business – but it’s certainly an option for some. Water source heat pumps (WSHPs) work by extracting heat from a body of water and converting it into useful energy to heat your home. They use a series of...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 13/02/2019 - 17:48

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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 Tue, 05/02/2019 - 00:00

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