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We’re looking for 130 homes to receive a free energy saving Chimella

Energy Saving Trust is working on a research project to test how well a Chimella, chimney sealer reduces draughts from open chimneys. We’re looking for homes in the Midlands, which have open chimneys and where householders would be eligible for an ECO grant. Take part in the trial If you live in...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Mon, 24/08/2020 - 23:00



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Ten top sustainable innovations for 2020

From thin air to algae, from urine to jewellery, the sustainability sector is a hub for technological advances. The Energy Saving Trust looks at 10 innovations that may - or may not - change the way we interact with our world in the face of climate change. We have not tested any of these products...

Submitted by Tom Shearman on Wed, 05/08/2020 - 15:54



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Is renewable heat right for your home?

Heating accounts for more carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions than any other aspect of our lives for the average UK household. In order to reach net zero targets we’re going to need to dramatically reduce the amount of fossil-fuel generated heating ie gas or oil-fired boilers in our homes. One way to do...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 21/07/2020 - 00:00



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What is smart?

What does 'smart' really mean? Smart homes, smart watches, smart everything these days - but what is a smart appliance, and how will they affect our lives now and in the future? People can now control their home's appliances and systems using a smartphone, tablet or laptop via an Internet...

Submitted by Tom Shearman on Mon, 29/06/2020 - 23:01



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The solar power boom – coming to a street near you?

Solar power is so much a part of the mainstream that it can be easy to miss solar panels on top of buildings. Many domestic solar installations supply electricity to homes around the UK, there are a myriad of new applications for solar power. Next time you are walking down the street, have a look...

Submitted by Tom Shearman on Mon, 01/06/2020 - 23:01



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Are home renewables right for you?

by Joanna O'Loan Generating your own electricity or heat using renewable technologies could lower your energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint. With such a variety of different technologies available, each with their own distinct benefits and considerations, you might be wondering where to...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Mon, 27/04/2020 - 23:00



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Chocolate: the sustainability cost

Chocolate is big business, and not just at Easter. The average UK citizen spends £75.45 a year on it, with the chocolate confectionery sector worth £5,122m in the UK. Holiday-themed goodies have been on the rise in recent years, with rises in Easter chocolate production of just under 25% in recent...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 02/04/2020 - 09:00



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Innovative products that have caught our eye - 2020 update

Technological innovation is at the heart of solutions to climate emergency, energy saving and environmental protection. Although the Energy Saving Trust can’t endorse these products, as we've not tested them, we wanted to share an update on how some of the innovations are progressing that we...

Submitted by Tom Shearman on Wed, 18/03/2020 - 15:00



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Energy storage: UK capacity increasing

Energy storage capacity is increasing in the UK, with the announcement of a major new deal to deliver two 50MW battery superhubs in Oxford and Kent by the end of this year. The deal between Pivot Power, part of EDF’s renewables arm and Finnish tech firm Wartsila will mean 100MW of storage capacity...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 03/03/2020 - 00:01



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Green teams: how sports stadiums are going solar

by Felix Davey Touchdown for sustainability As sporting spectacles go, it doesn’t get much bigger than the Super Bowl: the showpiece final of the American football season, as famous for its blockbuster half time shows as its breathtaking touchdowns. 2019’s final was contested between the New...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Thu, 06/02/2020 - 00:00