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Televisions remain the electricity glutton of the home

• Electricity use of TVs represents half of all electronics • Get efficient models - don't compromise on features • Heating remains by far the biggest home energy use Our thirst for tablets, laptops and other games consoles seems unquenchable – but you may be surprised to learn that TVs, including...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 21/11/2016 - 16:02

21/11/2016

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Products and technology energy storage trains

All aboard! Energy storage goes on the rails

• ARES - a solution for grid-scale energy storage? • Ability to build at different scales and in wide locations • Rail storage has 'an appealing low-tech simplicity' Track, rail car, concrete slabs. Not the first three things you might consider as essentials in the field of energy storage. But out...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 08/07/2016 - 14:38

08/07/2016

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How 'green' is your drone?

• Battery-powered drones offer air-pollution free alternative to vehicles • Commercial delivery drones likely to aid rise in consumerism • Conservationists using drones to monitor eco-systems Love them or loathe them, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, UAVs, or more commonly, drones look like they're here...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 29/06/2016 - 15:59

29/06/2016

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Insulation innovation: the robot that will insulate your home

• Robot could be the future of under-floor insulation • Huge potential in fight against fuel poverty, says founder • Small companies pushing construction industry forward Suspended timber floors in early-twentieth century properties and robots perhaps don't seem the most natural allies, but for Tom...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 27/05/2016 - 16:47

27/05/2016

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5 more eye catching, green and innovative products

Our first selection of inspirations and oddities from the world of energy and sustainability went down well, so here are five more green inventions that may (or may not) be hitting the mainstream soon. 1. Eco-friendly Bacteria Solar panels packed with bacteria could be part of our energy future if...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 16/05/2016 - 08:21

16/05/2016

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New lab puts smart technologies to the test

• Investors must ensure products are fit-for-purpose • Cyber security at the centre • Interoperability between devices critical With the UK roll-out of smart meters, and lots of talk of the advent of the 'smart home', a company called DNV GL has opened a new laboratory in Peterborough, dedicated to...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 11/04/2016 - 11:02

11/04/2016

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5 green innovative products that have caught our eye

There are always a number of inventive companies in the sustainability sector touting intriguing new products. Although the Energy Saving Trust can’t endorse these products as our Field Trials Team have not yet tested them, here are a few of our recent top spots. Three-wheeled green micro mobile (...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 05/04/2016 - 11:02

05/04/2016

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Making smart smart - a Q&A with Dr Chris Brauer

With the roll-out of smart meters and the increase in appliances boasting ‘smart’ features on the market, smart homes have become an increasing talking point. But is our smart future really just round the corner? And are smart technologies really the answer to our energy efficiency prayers? Smart...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 17/06/2015 - 00:00

17/06/2015

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Canary Wharf gets smart

Canary Wharf, London’s futuristic-looking financial district, is now a test bed for some cutting edge energy technologies. Two businesses have been awarded £50,000 to prove their worth in this bustling hub of commerce as part of Cognicity , a competition to provide an opportunity for smart city...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 15/06/2015 - 00:00

15/06/2015

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Bladeless wind turbines

Despite the widespread international support for wind turbines they have always inspired fierce opposition in the UK. Is it the blades themselves that send nimbyists spiralling into a frenzy? If so, their objections could be answered by a new bladeless wind turbine. The Vortex bladeless wind...

Submitted by James Wakelin on Fri, 05/06/2015 - 08:53

05/06/2015

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