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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

22/04/2020

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Earth Day 2020

The world's largest environmental campaign is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month with up to 1 billion people taking action to protect the planet. Earth Day is celebrated on 22 nd April this year, and continues its focus on the climate emergency. Nick Nuttall, Deputy Spokesperson Earth Day...

Submitted by Tom Shearman on Mon, 20/04/2020 - 23:01

20/04/2020

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E-asy Riders

There are almost 1.3million motorcycles on the UK’s roads and in 2018 they collectively covered more than 4.4billion miles. Currently the vast majority are powered with a traditional internal combustion engine (ICE). Despite familiarity with e-bikes, cars and vans, the electric motorcycle (e-...

Submitted by Tom Shearman on Wed, 15/04/2020 - 23:01

15/04/2020

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On the path to net zero: renewable energy

So far in this series, we’ve given you an overview of how we might reach the bold target of net zero emissions by 2050: achieving a balance between the carbon emitted into the atmosphere, and the carbon removed from it. We’ve also explored how to make the necessary reductions in carbon emissions...

Submitted by Felix Davey on Mon, 13/04/2020 - 23:01

13/04/2020

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Energy Saving Trust – part of a positive change

2020 has already proved itself to be a year none of us will ever forget. Now November's United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as COP26 has been postponed to 2021. The event was due to bring world leaders to Glasgow for a global summit about climate change and what their nations were...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Mon, 06/04/2020 - 23:01

06/04/2020

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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

02/04/2020

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Energy Saving Tips for when you are stuck at home

The spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) means millions of people are now working from, schooling children and generally spending a lot of time at home. We’ve put together some energy saving tips to help people reduce energy use at home, save money and help reduce carbon emissions during the...

Submitted by Tom Shearman on Thu, 02/04/2020 - 08:23

02/04/2020

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On the path to net zero: transport

Freight, home deliveries, commuting to and from workplaces: transport is now the UK’s biggest source of carbon emissions. The UK government has committed to the country reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050. As we looked at in our previous blog , this means reducing carbon emissions in a...

Submitted by Tom Shearman on Mon, 30/03/2020 - 23:01

30/03/2020

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Earth Hour and low carbon lighting

What is Earth Hour? Astronauts in the International Space Station may notice the earth seems a little dimmer on March 28. Some will hope they see a complete blackout. That Saturday evening marks the annual WWF Earth Hour . Millions of people will turn off their lights at 20:30 local time, to draw...

Submitted by Tom Shearman on Thu, 26/03/2020 - 00:01

26/03/2020

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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

18/03/2020

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