Light Savers Day

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!

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Turn to 30 Day

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 30°C wash cycle.

Now, we gotta say that doing every wash at 40°C is fine, we've never done a "boil wash" ever, but we can't go any lower than 40°C, so maybe when our highly efficient Zanussi needs replacing we'll go for a more capable model :)


Boil Better Day

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...

Compare Energy Bills

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 yesterday’s gas price hikes from the French firm EDF – consumer gas prices up 19% due to the increased wholesale prices they say.

Northern Ireland's Green Energy Push

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.