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Climate change: what can you do to help?

In 2020, Earth Overshoot Day – the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources in any given year exceeds what the Earth can regenerate in that year – falls on 22 August. We look at what you can do to push back this date by reducing emissions. After the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015, the...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Wed, 19/08/2020 - 23:00

19/08/2020

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Energy Saving Trust backs call to end fuel poverty in advance of next wave of COVID-19

There is much talk of a second wave of COVID-19, but until now there has been relatively little discussion about who this wave may hit the hardest. Evidence from Public Health England and a new study from the Fuel Poverty Research Network show that being in fuel poverty puts households more at risk...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Wed, 08/07/2020 - 23:01

08/07/2020

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Researching the importance of energy advice at Energy Saving Trust

In 2019, George Warren completed a two-month secondment through the Energy-PIECES project at Energy Saving Trust. The main aim of the project was to provide opportunities for Early Career Researchers (ECRs) in Social Sciences and Humanities to engage with policy makers, independent organisations...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Thu, 04/06/2020 - 11:40

04/06/2020

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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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