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Energy efficiency in the kitchen - part one

The kitchen is the beating heart of a home and unsurprisingly it accounts for a significant amount of a household’s energy consumption. Our guide to kitchen energy efficiency solutions showcases a multitude of ways we can make our kitchens energy efficient. It’s worth taking a few moments to...

Submitted by Tom Shearman on Wed, 01/07/2020 - 23:01

01/07/2020

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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

29/06/2020

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Five ways to save energy and money – at home and on the move

Not everything that saves energy or reduces fuel use requires major investment. Nor is heaps of up-front cost needed to make long-term cash savings. There are a number of steps you can take at home and how you get about that will save energy and money. To help you out, we’ve compiled five ways you...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 22/06/2020 - 23:01

22/06/2020

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Racing across Europe with zero carbon emissions

by Mel Esquerre Edinburgh, Boxing Day 2019. A fully electric van - normally driven for short distances in the city - prepares to leave for Copenhagen, 1,000 km away. An extraordinary six days follow, as the van and crew of three drive across Europe closely following two cargo bikes day and night,...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Wed, 17/06/2020 - 23:01

17/06/2020

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Electric bikes explained

Cycling is more popular than ever, with thousands taking to two wheels during lockdown. Many people have gone back to cycling after a long break or tried it for the first time. It's been so popular that bike shops have reported running out of stock. It's #BikeWeek from 6th - 14th June 2020, which...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Sun, 07/06/2020 - 23:01

07/06/2020

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Researching the importance of energy advice at Energy Saving Trust

In 2019, George Warren completed a two-month secondment through the Energy-PIECES project at Energy Saving Trust. The main aim of the project was to provide opportunities for Early Career Researchers (ECRs) in Social Sciences and Humanities to engage with policy makers, independent organisations...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Thu, 04/06/2020 - 11:40

04/06/2020

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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

01/06/2020

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Retrofit: cleaning up dirty engines

The COVID-19 lockdown has led to a decrease in air pollution in our towns and cities thanks to the reduction in traffic. HGVs are one of the heaviest polluters on the roads. The humble bin lorry could become an unlikely symbol in the fight for cleaner air. HGVs and bin lorries There are around 500,...

Submitted by Tom Shearman on Wed, 27/05/2020 - 23:01

27/05/2020

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On the path to net zero: Energy Saving Trust

How can we cut the UK’s carbon emissions enough to reach net zero by 2050? That’s the question we have been asking in this series of blogs . We looked in detail at some of the areas that need to have the greatest reductions in emissions, like heating and transport … As you can see, bold action is...

Submitted by Felix Davey on Mon, 25/05/2020 - 23:01

25/05/2020

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Getting the best out of your LED lighting

How many light bulbs have you bought since September 1, 2018? Time flies and not many people record their light bulb consumption. The chances are you’ve bought fewer bulbs because that was when the EU-wide ban on importing and producing halogen bulbs came into place. Shops are allowed to sell their...

Submitted by Tom Shearman on Wed, 20/05/2020 - 23:00

20/05/2020

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