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Local Homes Portal: Using big data to map Scotland's green homes potential

Energy efficiency is a national infrastructure priority for Scotland – but the challenge ahead is considerable. The most recent Scottish Housing Condition Survey reveals that 81% of solid wall properties are not insulated, around 619,000 households in Scotland are fuel poor, and 18% of properties...

Submitted by Ian Cuthbert on Wed, 29/04/2020 - 23:01



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How charities are fighting fuel poverty with Energy Redress funding

by Nick Clarke The Energy Redress Scheme awards money to charities across the UK, to help people in vulnerable situations and prevent them from falling into fuel poverty . The scheme’s latest funding round has awarded over £5 million to 28 charities with projects that aim to help people across...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Wed, 22/04/2020 - 23:01



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Ten innovative projects funded by the Green Economy Fund

The Green Economy Fund has supported over 33 innovative projects across Scotland so far. The fund - created by SP Energy Networks and administered by the Energy Saving Trust - supports ambitious energy plans of Scottish and UK governments by investing in projects that accelerate development of...

Submitted by IanMountford on Thu, 12/03/2020 - 00:00



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Could you generate your own energy?

by Felix Davey When you think of renewable energy, what comes to mind? Towering wind turbines , visible from miles around? Or rows and rows of solar panels , stretching as far as the eye can see? Renewable energy is certainly booming. Ten years ago, 7% of electricity in the UK came from low carbon...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 28/01/2020 - 00:01



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Renewable energy resurgence in Wales

by Ieuan-Rhys Beal Wales’ sustainable energy targets are in sight thanks to a strong commitment to renewable energy. Less than 100 years ago Wales was a global leader in the distribution of coal, but earlier this year, alongside England and Scotland, it went two weeks coal-free . Already a world-...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Wed, 25/09/2019 - 23:01



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Harnessing excess heat from public transport

Anyone who has had the dubious pleasure of travelling on the London underground network knows how hot it can get in some of the deeper tunnels. Temperatures of over 40C have been reported in the past, although Transport for London’s top figure for August 2017 was actually 31.4C – still toasty...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Wed, 04/09/2019 - 23:53



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Developing community energy, with some help from Europe

Energy generated and used in local areas opens up a level of independence from the big, dominant energy companies. It can bring a range of community benefits in its wake, from reducing fuel poverty to bringing individualised advice and support to households. The EU has a broad target for...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 29/08/2019 - 00:01



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Energy Saving Trust: supporting district heating in Scotland

Scotland aims to decarbonise its heating system by 2050. District heating , where heat is supplied from low-carbon sources via energy centres and a system of insulated pipes to homes, businesses and organisations over a local area, can play a significant part in achieving this. Indeed, the Scottish...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 27/08/2019 - 00:15



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Energy Saving Trust volunteer day at Tooting Community Garden

by Bethany Picton Energy Saving Trust has Sustainability Groups in each of its offices to promote environmental activities and sustainable behaviour. Recently, a group of staff from the London-based Energy Saving Trust Sustainability Group spent a day helping at Tooting Community Garden in South...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 25/06/2019 - 00:54



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Switching to renewable energy at home

by Sarah Buchanan People all over the UK are making the move to home renewables. Whether it’s out of concern for the environment, an effort to cut fuel bills, or a desire to have the latest technology, many householders are living lower carbon lives by harnessing natural resources for heat and...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 02/04/2019 - 08:41