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Scotland and Canada trade insights on home energy labelling

• Canadian delegation visits Scotland to learn more about EPCs • Getting the most out of home energy assessments a key issue A delegation from Natural Resources Canada was in Edinburgh this week, as part of a collaboration – funded by the UK High Commission in Ottawa - helping to bring energy...

Submitted by David Weatherall on Wed, 24/01/2018 - 10:30

24/01/2018

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Collaborating to bring building energy labelling to Canada

Energy Saving Trust – which administers central parts of Scotland’s Energy Performance Certificate programme – is collaborating with Natural Resources Canada as Canadian jurisdictions work towards introducing new building energy labelling schemes. Our work together is being supported by the British...

Submitted by David Weatherall on Tue, 07/11/2017 - 13:37

07/11/2017

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Five green innovations that caught our eye

From time to time, we like to take a look at some of the green technological breakthroughs being touted for possible roles in our sustainable future. Here are five of our recent favourites. The road to faster EV charging? Image: Rice University The ability to charge electric vehicles (EVs) with...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 30/10/2017 - 15:44

30/10/2017

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Energy forecast can help take advantage of a greener grid

• WWF green energy forecast launches • Concept could lead to more renewable electricity being used • Tech and tariffs offer chance to save cash and carbon Weather forecasts are forever useful; whether it’s helping you decide whether to take an umbrella with you when you leave the house, or giving...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 26/09/2017 - 12:20

26/09/2017

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Grids just keep getting greener

Total global investment in renewables was down last year – but that’s not as bad a thing as it initially sounds. The cost of getting solar , wind and other green energy projects off the ground has plummeted – so despite the overall drop in investment, 2016 was still a record year in terms of...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 10/07/2017 - 15:16

10/07/2017

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Energy efficiency: an underrated resource of our age

Recent sustainable energy news has been, at best, downcast, focusing on the United States’ Government’s decision to back out of the Paris climate deal. But running in contrast to this, here’s the good news. It appears that energy efficiency has been hugely underestimated by major international...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 06/07/2017 - 15:21

06/07/2017

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International grid connectivity National Grid

Getting connected to a global energy vision

• New paper sets out vision of cross-border links • Connections existed before – not on this scale • Technical and political barriers to be overcome We live in an increasingly connected world – and it's already the case that our energy sources don't always come from within our national borders...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 22/03/2017 - 17:14

22/03/2017

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Top ten unusual environmental projects: Part 2

For those of you that may've missed the first half of our Top ten unusual environmental projects blog , here are the five remaining favourite finds from our top ten list of 'green' projects in the works. Huge thanks to those of you that commented and tweeted us regarding this list - we're still...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 26/04/2016 - 11:17

26/04/2016

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International energy

Getting an international perspective on the green economy

• Sydney summit brings energy efficiency to the fore • How to win over green investors • What can the UK learn? Energy Saving Trust chief executive Philip Sellwood has just returned from addressing the Australian Summer Study on Energy Productivity in Sydney. But what was it all about? Sellwood...

Submitted by Philip Sellwood on Tue, 08/03/2016 - 12:20

08/03/2016

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Putting world energy progress on the map

The latest progress report on the World Bank’s Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) initiative is out - and if you’re looking for reasons to be optimistic, it’s a mixed bag. The three aims of the programme are to provide universal access to modern energy services, to double global energy efficiency...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 12/06/2015 - 00:00

12/06/2015

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