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International energy policy EU energy policy International Collaboration

Connecting energy issues across the world

Energy Saving Trust plays an active part in energy projects, research and information sharing with energy agencies across Europe and beyond. We find our international work often brings a fresh perspective to challenges we face in the UK. Many energy efficiency and renewable energy challenges are...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 17/12/2019 - 01:00



Energy and water efficiency at home At Home With Water energy and water water labelling

Water labelling: every drop counts

by Felix Davey 22nd March is UN World Water Day, which this year focuses on the link between water and climate change. Adapting to the water effects of climate change will protect health and save lives. Using water more efficiently will save greenhouse gases. Find out more about World Water Day ...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Fri, 13/12/2019 - 01:00



Transport electric car electric vehicle carbon emissions low emissions vehicles

So why buy an electric car?

So why buy an electric vehicle? Driving a plug-in vehicle can make a big difference to your carbon footprint as well as your day-to-day spending. There are 5.1 million electric vehicles on the road worldwide, with almost 250,000 in the UK. This is still a small percentage of the total but numbers...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Thu, 05/12/2019 - 00:00



Transport Fleet Heroes Fleet Hero Awards fleet carbon emissions

Fleet Heroes Conference: Driving Net Zero

Fleet Heroes Conference and Awards is Energy Saving Trust’s event to celebrate the great work that fleet managers are doing to drive down emissions from business transport. The 14 th Fleet Heroes Awards took place on 28 November 2019 at the National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, with transport experts...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Wed, 04/12/2019 - 14:12



Green strategy and politics big data data modelling data smart meters

Using energy data to map future needs

Identifying efficiencies in homes, business and transport will form a crucial part of mitigating the climate emergency. Big data and its management can provide real insight into the changes we need to make, which should provide clear benefits for consumers. ‘Energy mapping’ is one data area that...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 28/11/2019 - 00:37



Green strategy and politics Scotland St Andrew's Day renewable energy

Scotland - leading the way in energy efficiency

Scotland will be raising a glass to toast Andrew, its apostle and patron saint on 30 November, even though the Galilee fisherman’s Caledonian connections are tenuous to say the least. Legend has it his remains were buried in a chapel in his namesake Fife fishing town, and he was apparently...

Submitted by IanMountford on Mon, 25/11/2019 - 00:00



Energy and water efficiency at home energy storage renewables solar PV

Is home energy storage right for me?

For years, many people saw energy storage as a novelty or the preserve of people living off-grid. Now technological developments and the growth of domestic renewable energy mean this an area with big potential. Energy storage works well with the idea of the ‘smart home’. Many smart storage systems...

Submitted by Ian Cuthbert on Fri, 22/11/2019 - 00:00



Green strategy and politics sustainability week volunteering

Energy Saving Trust Sustainability Week 2019

by Bethany Picton Energy Saving Trust hosted a Sustainability Week in its London office during the first week of October. Sustainability Group members organized discussions and events to inspire staff members to consider how they can make their lives more eco-friendly, and what Energy Saving Trust...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 19/11/2019 - 00:00



Green strategy and politics decarbonisation heat heat transition heat pump District heating

Significant changes are coming to the UK heating market

Household emissions from heating and hot water must reduce by 95% to reach 2050 Net Zero targets. The UK needs a revolution in how we heat our homes in the next few years to achieve the necessary carbon emission savings. To tackle climate change, the UK has a legal commitment to reach net zero...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 12/11/2019 - 00:01



Energy and water efficiency at home insulation energy bills; energy saving

Winter-proof your home and your energy bill

When it's feeling wintery, it's more important than ever to take steps to prevent heat escaping through your windows and doors. This will allow your home to stay warm and at a comfortable temperature, as well as ensuring your energy bills stay under control during the colder months. You can prevent...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 07/11/2019 - 12:02