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Adapting to change: how the Efficiency for Access Design Challenge became a successful online event

by Zoe Carruthers On 16 March, my colleagues and I were told to put our laptops in our bags and pack up our things. This was the last day we spent in the Energy Saving Trust office this year. Amazingly, it only took three days for our entire company to switch to remote working. This blog looks at...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Wed, 22/07/2020 - 23:01



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Efficiency for Access: strengthening our international partnerships

by Zoë Carruthers The current global pandemic has made working from home the norm for many people. This includes staff members at the Energy Saving Trust. It is during this time, that I have realised just how valuable it was to be able to travel to Washington and meet our colleagues face to face...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Wed, 13/05/2020 - 23:01



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Concerted Action Joint Workshop and the ride to Barcelona

At the end of January, several Energy Saving Trust made the trip by train to Barcelona. Not for a holiday but to attend a landmark joint workshop between three Concerted Actions for EU energy directives. While the 2-hour flight from London to Barcelona may be the default option for most, we opted...

Submitted by Bethany Picton on Thu, 13/02/2020 - 15:00



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Rollercoasters with a green twist

by Felix Davey Putting the green in theme parks Dreaming of sunshine? Aren’t we all! January is the busiest month for booking holidays. And when the summer (eventually) comes around, many of us will enjoy all the thrills and spills of a theme park. Over 250 million people visited a theme park in...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Thu, 23/01/2020 - 00:01



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Connecting energy issues across the world

Energy Saving Trust plays an active part in energy projects, research and information sharing with energy agencies across Europe and beyond. We find our international work often brings a fresh perspective to challenges we face in the UK. Many energy efficiency and renewable energy challenges are...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 17/12/2019 - 01:00



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10 fantastic innovations in the war on plastic - updated

The response to an urgent global call to reduce plastic waste has been considerable. To look at just a few things that have happened only in the last few weeks, Sainsbury’s has announced the introduction of refillable packaging , while plastic recycling has been incentivised in the Philippines by...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 09/10/2019 - 23:25



International Energy for Access coalition design challenge off-grid off-grid appliances

Efficiency for Access Design Challenge

Students from around the world have the opportunity to design affordable, energy-efficient appliances as part of a new Design Challenge. Over the next two years, students from universities in the UK, Kenya, Uganda and Bangladesh will rise to the challenge of designing off-grid appliances that will...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Mon, 09/09/2019 - 23:01



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Efficiency for Access Research and Development Fund: new funding round

Grants of £50,000-£200,000 are available for organisations developing cooling products or technologies for use in developing nations. The second funding round call for entries is open until 16 August 2019 - see more below. Does your organisation have an innovative solution to the problem of keeping...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Mon, 05/08/2019 - 23:50



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Energy Saving Trust visits Efficiency for Access projects in Kenya

Photo credit: Makena Ireri /CLASP By Chris Joda Representatives from the Efficiency for Access (EforA) coalition recently visited Kenya to meet manufacturers, distributors and end users of off-grid solar appliances, connected to the Low Energy Inclusive Appliance (LEIA) programme . As part of our...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Thu, 07/02/2019 - 00:00



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Toy giants aim for a sustainable future

Loved by children across the world, toy creators LEGO are taking sustainability seriously, looking to reduce their carbon emissions to protect the planet for their current audience. The Danish toy giant signed up to the WWF Climate Savers programme in 2014, and achieved an 11.5% reduction in energy...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Thu, 31/01/2019 - 10:41