Energy efficiency

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£1m paid to Octopus Energy customers as part of power saving scheme
Supplier says 400,000 customers took part, reducing their electricity use for a designated 90-minute period

Harry Taylor

25, Jan, 2023 @10:36 PM

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‘No miracles needed’: Prof Mark Jacobson on how wind, sun and water can power the world
The influential academic says renewables alone can halt climate crisis, with technologies such as carbon capture expensive wastes of time

Damian Carrington Environment editor

23, Jan, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Labour’s Rachel Reeves aiming to be ‘Britain’s first green chancellor’
Frontbencher to call for more help with energy bills for householders and to promise massive green power programme

Peter Walker Political correspondent

20, Jan, 2023 @10:30 PM

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Why a pressure cooker can save both time and money | Kitchen aide
Pressure cookers can steam-cook anything from vegetables and pulses to fish and stews in a fraction of the time, and our panel of chefs agrees they preserve flavour, too

Anna Berrill

17, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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UK private renters could save billions if energy efficiency minimum is raised
Bill payers stand to collectively save billions if minimum standard raised to a C rating, research suggests

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

14, Jan, 2023 @6:01 AM

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The new-build ‘homes’ where energy scientists play God with the weather
Researchers hope £16m temperature-controlled chamber can stress test green tech to help make houses energy efficient

Zoe Wood

12, Jan, 2023 @8:11 AM

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MPs to hear plan to get rural households to run heating on vegetable oil
George Eustice says adapted kerosene boilers can run on ‘hydro-treated vegetable oil’ and cut emissions by 88%

Alex Lawson

11, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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‘Vin in a tin’: Waitrose cans mini wine bottles in carbon-cutting measure
Supermarket’s switch from glass to aluminium cans expected to halve carbon footprint per drink

Sarah Butler

10, Jan, 2023 @5:29 PM

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Energy efficiency ‘war effort’ needed to cut bills and emissions, say MPs
Ministers missed crucial opportunities but should use energy windfall tax to speed up insulation efforts, committee says

Damian Carrington Environment editor

05, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Nuclear is not the answer to the UK’s energy requirements | Letter
Letter: We need more honesty about the problems of the proposed Sizewell C plant, writes Rae Street

02, Jan, 2023 @2:21 PM

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For some of us, wood is the only practical, affordable fuel | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to George Monbiot’s article on wood-burning stoves and the damage they do to the environment and health

01, Jan, 2023 @6:40 PM

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‘Rebound effect’ cancels out home insulation’s impact on gas use – study
Research in England and Wales shows that conservatories, extensions and changing behaviour cancelled out any savings

Michael Savage Policy editor

01, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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