Tag Archive for 'energy saving'

Cutting electricity use with energy efficiency measures is cheaper than generating more electricity

November 29th, 2012 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

The UK Government has published proposals to dramatically reduce electricity demand across the whole UK economy. Cutting the amount of electricity used in Britain’s homes, businesses and industry can be much cheaper than paying firms to supply it; saving money through lower bills and reducing the need for new generation capacity. Just a 10% reduction […]

Energy efficiency is at the heart of UK Government’s energy policy

November 13th, 2012 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

According to the UK’s Government’s Energy Efficiency Strategy, a transformation in the way energy is used across the UK economy could help boost growth and jobs. Investing in energy efficiency could save up to 22 power stations-worth of energy by 2020. The Strategy is aimed at changing the way energy is used in sectors such […]

Coca Cola’s Recyclometer shows the energy saved by recycling

October 4th, 2012 by Richard Lord

Coca-Cola successfully recycled over ten million plastic bottles from the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games. Coca-Cola is focused on increasing the amount of recycled materials in their packaging, and especially focused on recycling PET plastic bottles. In conjunction with WRAP, Coca-Cola have provided a Recyclometer that informs users how much energy is saved by […]

FIT4Green plug-in reduces data centre energy use over 20 percent

September 21st, 2012 by Technical Research Centre of Finland

The FIT4Green project has produced an energy-aware plug-in that reduces data centre energy consumption by more than 20%. ICT as a whole is responsible for about 2% of global CO2 emissions, which is equivalent to the global CO2 emissions of aviation. Data centres are a significant part of ICT. The energy related costs total over […]

A Guernsey perspective on why Earth Hour is important

March 21st, 2011 by Anne Sandwith

‘Earth Hour‘ focuses people’s mind on the vital importance of energy conservation and energy efficiency. We need to reduce the base load to the absolute minimum before embarking on new power stations of any description. You only have to look around Guernsey after dark to see houses with every room in the house lit up […]

The Sustainable Schools Website

May 13th, 2010 by Richard Lord

The Sustainable schools website helps schools become more sustainable. The SUSchool website has information on biodiversity and nature, climate change, consumer and lifestyle, saving energy, homes and buildings, transportation, food, playgrounds, renewable energy, recycling and waste and water. SUSchool is a project of the Alternative Technology Centre (ATC), a not-for-profit information and education centre on […]