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Amazing Energy Savers and Energy Saving Week Northern Ireland

We’re focussing on Northern Ireland in the next couple of weeks, as we gear up for Energy Saving Week NI on 18 – 22 November. This annual event encourages everyone to focus on energy and water saving. Northern Ireland’s population has grown steadily over the last decade and there are now over 1...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 05/11/2019 - 00:01

05/11/2019

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Can supermarkets be sustainability superstars?

Supermarkets are everywhere – not just in the UK, but internationally. Given we’re talking huge buildings, complex logistics involving millions of products, millions of tonnes of packaging plus lots of electricity use on site, there is little doubt that changes at the biggest stores could have a...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 31/10/2019 - 08:45

31/10/2019

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Fleet Heroes: how do we find our heroes?

Energy Saving Trust’s transport programme helps many organisations transform their fleets, finding sustainable vehicle alternatives and solutions to help the UK achieve a net-zero future and tackle harmful air pollution. We also celebrate these advancements: now in its 14 th year, our Fleet Heroes...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 29/10/2019 - 00:01

29/10/2019

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Energy efficiency has key role in addressing climate emergency

Smart Energy GB has recently launched its Missing Piece campaign – highlighting energy efficiency as the missing element in the fight to mitigate against the effects of climate change. In particular, it notes that we will continue to be behind on the national target to reach net zero carbon...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 23/10/2019 - 23:01

23/10/2019

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Get set for colder weather

The nights are drawing in, you’ve got your winter jumpers out from the back of the cupboard and they’re already stocking Christmas decorations in the shops. Yes, it’s that time of year when we all need to get set for colder weather. But with a bit of preparation you shouldn’t need to worry about...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Mon, 21/10/2019 - 23:01

21/10/2019

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Collaborative clean energy deals: universities lead the way

October 2019 saw a landmark deal, which allowed 20 universities to source clean, renewable energy direct from a portfolio of windfarms in Wales and Scotland. The deal was the first of its kind, where a group of public sector organisations clubbed together to directly source renewable energy to...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Wed, 16/10/2019 - 23:01

16/10/2019

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Is the financial sector waking up to the price of a climate emergency?

July 2019 saw the launch of the Green Finance Institute at the City of London’s Green Finance Summit. The Institute’s mission is to support green finance initiatives, finding ways to move the global economy towards a more sustainable future. The organisation launches at a time of climate emergency...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Mon, 14/10/2019 - 23:01

14/10/2019

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10 fantastic innovations in the war on plastic - updated

The response to an urgent global call to reduce plastic waste has been considerable. To look at just a few things that have happened only in the last few weeks, Sainsbury’s has announced the introduction of refillable packaging , while plastic recycling has been incentivised in the Philippines by...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 09/10/2019 - 23:25

09/10/2019

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Climate Week Scotland 2019 – 12 months on from the IPCC report on climate change

by Ruth Gray It’s been a year like no other for climate change awareness and activism. Twelve months ago, a report by the world’s leading climate scientists called for global action. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ( IPCC ) report warned that we only had 12 years to limit global...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Sun, 06/10/2019 - 23:01

06/10/2019

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Wind-power – now cheaper than gas

Offshore wind generation has flourished in the UK in recent years. The UK’s long coastline and geographic location mean it is ideally situated to exploit the power of the wind. In Scotland, wind turbines generated almost twice the entire country’s domestic power requirements in the first six months...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Wed, 02/10/2019 - 23:01

02/10/2019

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