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What role does biomass have to play in our energy supply?

Biomass is a renewable energy source, generated from burning wood, plants and other organic matter, such as manure or household waste. It releases CO2 when burned, but considerably less than fossil fuels. We consider biomass a renewable energy source, if the plants or other organic materials being...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 17/07/2019 - 23:43



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Energycarer support in Scotland

by Colin Cook Energy Saving Trust manages the Home Energy Scotland service on behalf of Scottish Government. We work directly with householders in Scotland to help people save money and create warmer homes. Home Energy Scotland is a network of local advice centres covering all of Scotland, with...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Mon, 15/07/2019 - 23:01



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Green innovations: what happened next?

From time to time, we’ve covered the latest in green technological innovations that are sparking debate. But once the early hype’s over, how do these technologies develop and push towards the mainstream? We’ve checked back in with five technologies we wrote about back a few years ago, to see what’s...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 10/07/2019 - 23:00



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The present and future of UK solar power

At first glance, the picture doesn’t appear particularly pretty for solar PV in the UK right now. The highly-successful Feed-in Tariff (FiT) scheme , which paid those installing electricity-generating solar panels a rate for both what they generate and put back on the grid, closed to new applicants...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 08/07/2019 - 23:17



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Can your toilet generate electricity?

Turning toilets green The amount of water flushed down our toilets is considerable – in fact, it’s the second biggest use of water in the home behind showering. There must be a way to harness all this moving water, right? Well actually, the technology does seem to be there to turn toilets into a...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 04/07/2019 - 08:45



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Energy saving on a budget

Most of us want to do our bit to save energy, reduce carbon emissions and save some money on our bills at the same time. However, it’s not always easy to make big changes when you’re short of cash, so we’ve put together some ideas about what you can do on a variety of budgets, so there’s options...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Mon, 01/07/2019 - 23:45



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Record numbers of on-street electric vehicle chargepoints installed

by Oliver McHugh Local authorities have installed over 700 on-street chargepoints across the UK, with more to come. Contrary to recent concerns that a lack of charging infrastructure in the UK could hold back the uptake of electric vehicles , the On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme actively...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Wed, 26/06/2019 - 23:00



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Energy Saving Trust volunteer day at Tooting Community Garden

by Bethany Picton Energy Saving Trust has Sustainability Groups in each of its offices to promote environmental activities and sustainable behaviour. Recently, a group of staff from the London-based Energy Saving Trust Sustainability Group spent a day helping at Tooting Community Garden in South...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 25/06/2019 - 00:54



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Energy Saving Trust: working with fleets to improve air quality

Air pollution in the UK has been described as a ‘public health emergency’, and no wonder. The Every breath we take report from the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health attributed 40,000 deaths in the UK every year to poor air quality, at a cost of £...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 19/06/2019 - 23:01



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European Union Sustainable Energy Week 2019

By Ieuan-Rhys Beal The European Union’s Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW for short) is an awareness campaign dedicated to renewable and efficient energy use across Europe. With the UK Government recently announcing its commitment to cutting greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, there’s a...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Mon, 17/06/2019 - 23:00