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UK business sees benefit of plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle fleets

January 29th, 2013 by Energy Saving Trust

UK businesses that switch to electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles could reduce their fleet fuel costs by 75%, according to the report “Plugged-in Fleets Initiative: charging forward” published on 23 January 2013, and funded by Transport for London (TfL), the UK’s Department for Transport (DfT) and delivered by the Energy Saving Trust in partnership with […]

Electric vehicle use in commercial fleets

March 12th, 2012 by Energy Saving Trust

Electric vehicles (EVs) can be commercially viable in business fleets today, states a collaborative report, “Plugged-in Fleets – A Guide to deploying electric vehicles in fleets” published in February 2012 by the Energy Saving Trust, The Climate Group, Cenex, and with support from TFL and TNT’s ‘Planet Me’ division. Financial considerations aside, EVs offer drivers […]

Awareness of water and energy use saves money and resources

February 21st, 2012 by Energy Saving Trust

The Energy Saving Trust shows how small changes in everyday behaviour can greatly reduce water and energy use and lower bills. Behavioural change is the quickest and least costly way of saving energy and water in a resource constrained world.

Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) offer brighter future for social housing

December 17th, 2011 by Energy Saving Trust

LEDs can lighten the gloom in social housing and bring about significant reductions in energy and maintenance costs, according to an Energy Saving Trust field trial of over 4,000 light fittings in England. Management consultants McKinsey recently forecast that LED lighting has the potential to become the dominant technology in domestic and commercial lighting as […]

On-line sustainability conference for the built environment on 9 and 10 November 2011

October 24th, 2011 by Events

Sustainability Now takes place on-line on 9 and 10 November 2011.  The programme showcases innovation in the industry and expert guidance on where the opportunities are for business in the coming months. Paul King will be hosting a debate on the Green Deal with Energy Minister Greg Barker and Kevin McCloud.

Poorly insulated homes missing out on energy savings every year

June 17th, 2011 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

New figures released on 17 June 2011 reveal that nearly half of Britain’s homes do not have adequate basic insulation and are throwing away at least £100 in wasted energy payments every year. The latest lagging statistics show that only 57% of Britain’s lofts have been properly insulated and only 58% of cavity walls have […]

An engineering perspective on resource consumption and energy and water use in the Channel Islands

June 14th, 2011 by Peter Cadiou

Whether you are converted to the persuasion that Climate Change is upon us or not, the profligate consumption of finite natural resources is unacceptable on any level and should not be considered normal in any well educated society. From an engineering, and from a practical, point-of-view it is rational to conserve natural resources and our […]

Poorly insulated cold homes are a health hazard costing health service a fortune

April 8th, 2011 by Friends of the Earth

Caring for people made ill living in cold rented homes costs the UK’s National Health Service £145 million a year, reveals new research launched by Friends of the Earth on 7 April, as the green campaigning charity calls for a new law to protect tenants. The modelling, carried out by public health experts the Chartered […]

UK AWARE sustainable living show, London Olympia 25 & 26 March 2011

March 15th, 2011 by UK AWARE

The UK AWARE contemporary sustainable living show takes place at Olympia 2, Hammersmith Road, London from 10 am to 6 pm on the 25 and 26 March 2011. The show hosts an excellent seminar programme on sustainability issues. The exhibition is a one stop shop for contemporary sustainable living and 2011 will be the fourth […]

A directory of some organisations that provide emailed newsletters on sustainability topics

February 8th, 2011 by Richard Lord

Most of the organisations listed are based in the UK with a few from continental Europe and the USA. Click on the name of the organisation to go to their website. This list is work in progress.  Please provide names of other organisations that provide emailed newsletters on sustainability in the ‘Comments’ section so that […]