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Riding to work: cycling in the city

Ride to work week aims to get more people commuting by bike. With transport one of the major sources of carbon emissions in the UK, every bike journey helps reduce that figure. But what's it like cycling in the big city? We caught up with Energy Saving Trust staffer and regular cycle commuter,...

Submitted by StewMuir on Thu, 28/03/2019 - 17:57



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A pool ebike at Energy Saving Trust

by Kirsty McIver At the Energy Saving Trust we give lots of advice on how to save energy as you travel, cut fuel bills and live more sustainably. We do our best to apply this ethos to our working life here at Energy Saving Trust. Our latest step towards zero emission travel is an ebike for our...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 26/03/2019 - 14:28



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Switched on Scotland

Energy Saving Trust recently held the first Switched on Scotland Forum at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh, in partnership with Transport Scotland. More than 150 delegates attended representing businesses, local authorities, public sector agencies, charities and not-for-profit organisations. The event...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Fri, 22/03/2019 - 15:50



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Why outside the grid does not mean outside of help

Four million households across the UK are off the mains gas grid and are reliant on expensive alternatives to gas to heat their homes. While off-grid living may conjure up romantic ideas of returning to a more natural way of living, the reality for many is much more prosaic. It is typically far...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 19/03/2019 - 17:58



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Cold-calling: top 5 tips to avoid rogue traders and installers

We regularly get enquiries via email or social media about unscrupulous individuals using the Energy Saving Trust name, when they’re hard-selling energy-saving goods and services, real or imagined, to people. Energy Saving Trust does not cold call. If you receive a phone call or answer the door to...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 12/03/2019 - 00:00



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Local energy and community groups can support the expansion of electric vehicle infrastructure

By Jacob Roberts The uptake of electric vehicles in the UK has surged over the last four years, with almost 60,000 plug-in cars registered in 2018. Zap-Map shows we’re heading towards 20,000 public UK charge points to support this switchover to electric vehicles. But there’s still a long way to go...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Thu, 07/03/2019 - 13:31



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PocketWatt tool set to continue as Digi-Label project comes to an end

Energy Saving Trust’s International Collaboration team have been co-ordinating the Digi-Label project – a European project to improve consumer understanding of energy labels - for the past three years. As the project draws to a close, they’ve released a snapshot of some of the early findings from...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Mon, 04/03/2019 - 20:22



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Domestic solar plus battery storage: a revolution in the electricity market

Guest blog post by Erica Charles, CEO, Spirit Energy NB. None of the figures or statistics in this article have been independently verified by Energy Saving Trust. It’s an exciting time for the UK energy sector. Older fossil fuel and nuclear power plants are due to be de-commissioned by 2025, at...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Thu, 28/02/2019 - 00:00



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Smart meters: top quality service is the smart option

We recently launched our Energy Saving Advice app to help installers give good quality, tailored advice to householders when they’re getting a smart meter put into their home. The smart meter installer’s code of practice means that they must give energy saving advice at every home visit. But this...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 19/02/2019 - 17:23



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Wales: working towards a sustainable future

By Ieuan-Rhys Beal Homes across Wales will be donning their traditional Welsh bonnets, retro rugby jersey or the more modern football kit on Friday 1 March. Overloads of Welsh cakes, bara brith and crempog (Welsh pancakes) will be the delicacies of the day as the nation comes together to celebrate...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 19/02/2019 - 11:18