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What is green finance?

They say money makes the world go around. But when it comes to saving the planet, does it really all come down to finance? If we are to successfully transition to a green economy, it’s going to cost and so naturally the issue of how we pay for the transition is a key topic at every level of the...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 11/01/2019 - 10:56

11/01/2019

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Green strategy and politics Coolproducts circular economy repairability energy efficient appliances

Coolproducts, the Restart Project and repairability

‘Single-use’ was named the word of 2018 by Collins dictionary. Certainly, how we see waste has changed, triggered in part by footage of plastic in the sea, in the BBC’s Blue Planet documentary. This week, the EU took action, agreeing new laws to reduce single-use plastics. Plastic bags and non-...

Submitted by StewMuir on Mon, 24/12/2018 - 00:30

24/12/2018

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Green Great Britain Week

Green Great Britain Week is all about celebrating clean economic growth. We look at what Energy Saving Trust does to support clean growth in the UK. At Energy Saving Trust we’re committed to helping people save energy and reduce carbon emissions. The UK has already cut emissions by 40% between 1990...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Fri, 12/10/2018 - 09:25

12/10/2018

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Green strategy and politics Clean Growth Plan zero carbon homes eco home self-build

Clean Growth Plan: Next government should re-introduce a 2050-ready new-build homes policy

• One in five new homes only achieve a 'C' rating • Claims zero carbon homes are too expensive to build are myths Authors: Julian Roberts, Head of Communications, Energy Saving Trust, and Joseph Cosier, Policy Officer, Energy Saving Trust More than 150,000 new homes are built every year in the UK,...

Submitted by Julian Roberts on Wed, 31/05/2017 - 14:47

31/05/2017

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Green strategy and politics hydrogen Ofgem

Leeds to lead a newer, greener ‘dash for gas’?

A gas revolution is brewing in the north – and this time, there’s no fracking required. Northern Gas Networks (NGN) is looking to turn Leeds into a world-first ‘ hydrogen city ’ by 2030 at the latest, while setting the tone for a UK-wide replacement of methane by hydrogen on the gas grid. It’s...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 27/04/2017 - 14:00

27/04/2017

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Green strategy and politics EU

EU membership and home energy: the pros and cons

The date for a referendum on whether the UK should stay or leave the European Union has been set for 23 June 2016. There's plenty of talk from both the 'in' and 'out' camps on the implications of staying or going – but what does it mean for home energy? Energy Saving Trust takes no official...

Submitted by Joseph Cosier on Fri, 04/03/2016 - 10:59

04/03/2016

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Green strategy and politics Fossil fuel disinvestment universities academia and climate change

Universities called to take money out of fossil fuels

Fossil fuel divestment is the issue of the moment. Campaigners are calling on institutions to withdraw funds from fossil fuel extraction in a bid to “keep it in the ground”, namely the Guardian. The paper is devoting a lot of newspaper inches to the issue, posing ten questions to the Wellcome Trust...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 20/04/2015 - 11:14

20/04/2015

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Green strategy and politics Local and community energy Government landlords tenants energy efficiency EPC

Give landlords a new LESA of life

It’s well known that the coldest homes in England are those in the private rented sector. 9.4% of private rented homes are F/G rated on the Energy Performance Certificate compared to 1.8% of housing association properties. A big part of the problem is that landlords have been reluctant to invest in...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Fri, 13/03/2015 - 14:24

13/03/2015

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Transport Green strategy and politics Local and community energy BREEAM carbon reduction green building LEED MetLife Stadium Parc y Scarlets Salford City Stadium sports stadiums stadium sustainability

Sports stadiums seek to score high for sustainability

While football generally dominates sport sustainability talk, one example is the progress made at Newcastle United’s ground , there are also many examples from other team sports. Welsh rugby titans The Scarlets have just installed the largest solar array on a sporting facility in the UK, with 1,000...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 02/05/2014 - 08:45

02/05/2014

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Green strategy and politics Products and technology air-source heat pump DECC District heating Ed Davey ground-source heat pump heat pumps mapping technology field trials Thames water-source heat pump

The potential of water source heat pumps

Renewable heat is in the news more than ever, with energy security issues like the Russia-Ukraine crisis piquing interest in the energy we can generate right here. Even a less talked about technology has got column inches of late – the water-source heat pump. The government is mapping the potential...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 09/04/2014 - 08:45

09/04/2014

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