Today sees the publication of the Stern Review's final report; the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change.
It's Light Savers Day and one of the easiest actions that everyone can make is to replace the lightbulbs in the home (and business too) with energy-saving lightbulbs.
Energy-saving bulbs use less wattage, typically 80% less electricity, to produce a similar brightness of light. In addition they also last 12 times longer than your old lightbulbs!
For more information take a look at lightbulbs-direct.com
If you're in your mid-life years, we're sorry... this isn't about turning back the clock...
Today, as part of the EST's Energy Saving Week, it's "Turn to 30 Day" which means simply... when you do your washing, use the 30Â°C wash cycle.
Now, we gotta say that doing every wash at 40Â°C is fine, we've never done a "boil wash" ever, but we can't go any lower than 40Â°C, so maybe when our highly efficient Zanussi needs replacing we'll go for a more capable model :)
Continuing Energy Saving Week, it's Green Wheels Day today and the Energy Savings Trust are promoting green driving tips to reduce CO2 emissions such as:
Would you believe it... today is Boil Better Day?
As part of Energy Saving Week the Energy Saving Trust are promoting that we all use a little less water in our kettles - by only boiling as much water as you need rather than "filling the kettle" we can all be a bit more energy efficient, save energy & save money by simply boiling better.
Right, that's made me thirsty, I'm off to make a cup of tea...
Just in case you didn't know it's Energy Saving Week :)
The Energy Savings Trust is kicking off the week with today, Monday, being "Buy better day" meaning that if you're off out to buy yourself a new fridge (on a Monday?) then make sure it's got an Energy Saving Recommended logo!
See the Energy Saving Recommended products.
With natural gas & oil running low in the North Sea, Britain is resorting to importing more and more of its energy needs.
Renewable energy is also on the agenda and yet the prices are constantly on the rise. Take yesterdayâ€™s gas price hikes from the French firm EDF â€“ consumer gas prices up 19% due to the increased wholesale prices they say.
According to Secretary of State, Peter Hain, the Government of Northern Ireland is proposing changes to the Building Regulations to make renewable energy generation compulsory on all new builds from 2008.
That means that within 2 years it will be mandatory that all new homes, company and public buildings will be micro-generating energy via solar panels (to heat hot water) and solar photo-voltaic panels or small wind turbines to self-generate electricity.