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On the path to net zero: Energy Saving Trust

How can we cut the UK’s carbon emissions enough to reach net zero by 2050? That’s the question we have been asking in this series of blogs . We looked in detail at some of the areas that need to have the greatest reductions in emissions, like heating and transport … As you can see, bold action is...

Submitted by Felix Davey on Mon, 25/05/2020 - 23:01

25/05/2020

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On the path to net zero: community energy

Are there public buildings in your community, like schools or sports clubs, that could have solar PV panels on the roof? Or do you have a natural resource nearby, like a river or a windy hilltop, that could be used to generate electricity with a hydro project or wind turbine? That’s what community...

Submitted by Felix Davey on Mon, 18/05/2020 - 23:01

18/05/2020

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Earth Day 2020

The world's largest environmental campaign is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month with up to 1 billion people taking action to protect the planet. Earth Day is celebrated on 22 nd April this year, and continues its focus on the climate emergency. Nick Nuttall, Deputy Spokesperson Earth Day...

Submitted by Tom Shearman on Mon, 20/04/2020 - 23:01

20/04/2020

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On the path to net zero: renewable energy

So far in this series, we’ve given you an overview of how we might reach the bold target of net zero emissions by 2050: achieving a balance between the carbon emitted into the atmosphere, and the carbon removed from it. We’ve also explored how to make the necessary reductions in carbon emissions...

Submitted by Felix Davey on Mon, 13/04/2020 - 23:01

13/04/2020

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Energy Saving Trust – part of a positive change

2020 has already proved itself to be a year none of us will ever forget. Now November's United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as COP26 has been postponed to 2021. The event was due to bring world leaders to Glasgow for a global summit about climate change and what their nations were...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Mon, 06/04/2020 - 23:01

06/04/2020

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On the path to net zero: low carbon heating

In our last blog on net zero, we gave you an overview of the UK’s Government bold commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. ‘Net zero’ basically means achieving a balance between the carbon emitted into the atmosphere, and the carbon removed from it. So we will need to cut emissions from homes,...

Submitted by Felix Davey on Tue, 10/03/2020 - 00:01

10/03/2020

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On the path to net zero: an overview

The first steps We’ve all heard about a ‘net zero’ target for cutting the carbon emissions that cause climate change. But what does ‘net zero’ actually mean? And what can we do as individuals to achieve it? To answer these questions, Energy Saving Trust has put together a three part series of blogs...

Submitted by Felix Davey on Thu, 05/03/2020 - 00:01

05/03/2020

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Wales: working towards a sustainable future

By Ieuan-Rhys Beal Homes across Wales will be donning their traditional Welsh bonnets, retro rugby jersey or the more modern football kit on 1 March. Overloads of Welsh cakes, bara brith and crempog (Welsh pancakes) will be the delicacies of the day as the nation comes together to celebrate St...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Thu, 27/02/2020 - 00:01

27/02/2020

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What’s happening with the Renewable Heat Initiative?

by Tom Shearman With the UK government committed to making the country carbon neutral by 2050, schemes such as the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) are coming under the spotlight. The scheme launched in April 2014 but it will be closing its doors to new applications in March 2021. The Renewable Heat...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 11/02/2020 - 00:01

11/02/2020

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Balancing the grid with smart meters

by Tom Shearman With UK renewables setting new supply records, balancing the national grid with this fluctuating energy source is a pressing issue with a simple solution – smart meters. On Dec 8, 2019, an unprecedented 45% of UK power was generated by windfarms. At times the blustery weather...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 04/02/2020 - 00:01

04/02/2020

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