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Get energy fit and shed pounds off your energy bills for the New Year

It is another new year and a time for resolutions. To lose a little weight is probably the top of most people's list this year, but how about shedding some pounds off your energy bill too?
It is another new year and a time for resolutions.  To lose a little weight is probably the top of most people's list this year, but how about shedding some pounds off your energy … http://www.howgreenami.co.uk/blog/get-energy-fit-and-shed-pounds-your-energy-bills-new-year/

Energy wasted by standby [infographic]

Energy wasted by electrical appliances left on standby can be upto 25% of your energy use. This infographic shows how much your entertainment equipment is wasting per year.
Energy wasted by electrical appliances left on standby can be upto 25% of your energy use. Following on from our previous post "the price of standby", this infographic demonstrate… http://www.howgreenami.co.uk/blog/energy-wasted-standby-infographic/

4 free tips for happy (and efficient) heating

With the nights drawing in, the temperature dropping and the news full of energy price hikes, it is a good time to check your heating system and make sure it is running as happy and efficiently as possible.
With the nights drawing in, the temperature dropping and the news full of energy price hikes, it is a good time to check your heating system and make sure it is running as happy a… http://www.howgreenami.co.uk/blog/4-free-tips-happy-and-efficient-heating/

Is your heating on yet?

The first of October is known as "central heating day", the day when most people switch on their heating for the winter. Are you still waiting or have you already flicked the switch?
There are many old-wives tales and traditions that people rely on about when to switch on their heating for the winter. The first of October is known as "central heating day", the… http://www.howgreenami.co.uk/blog/your-heating-yet/

The price of standby

When you think of saving energy, one of the first pieces of advice is to switch off equipment when you don't use it. But how much energy does standby actually use and does switching things off instead of standby actually save energy and money?
  related products When you think of saving energy, one of the first pieces of advice is to switch off equipment when you don't use it. It is a free and easy acti… http://www.howgreenami.co.uk/blog/price-standby/

4 tips to stay cool and green this summer

The summer is here with a vengeance and the longing for air-conditioned spaces is strong. But how can we stay cool indoors without using large amounts of energy?
Staying cool in the summer seems like an impossible task. Everywhere windows are thrown open, ice is piled into drinks and the incessant whirling of fans assaults our ears. stay… http://www.howgreenami.co.uk/blog/4-tips-stay-cool-and-green-summer/

A "nudge" to save energy

Behavioural science and the politicos buzz word "nudging" are becoming an ever present part of our society. But these techniques can help us save energy.
Behavioural science and the politicos buzz word "nudging" are becoming an ever present part of our society. The basic premise is that instead of using pure utilitarian incentives … http://www.howgreenami.co.uk/blog/nudge-save-energy/

Voltage Optimisation - VO4HOME

Voltage Optimisation is now available for your home. Saving you money, energy and reducing the wear and tear on your electrical appliances and gadgets. Independently verified and guaranteed to produce energy savings of at least 10%.
This article was supplied and sponsored by Fusion of Power Ltd., www.fusionofpower.co.uk  Voltage Optimisation is now available for your home. Saving you money, energy and red… http://www.howgreenami.co.uk/blog/voltage-optimisation-vo4home/

Domestic biomass ... the low down

Burning wood to keep warm and cook food is as old as humanity itself. The traditional open fire, while still popular, is inefficient and wasteful. So now new energy efficient and "renewable" heating systems are available; from the ubiquitous wood-burning …
Burning wood to keep warm and cook food is as old as humanity itself. The traditional open fire, while still popular, is inefficient and wasteful. So now new energy efficient and … http://www.howgreenami.co.uk/blog/domestic-biomass-low-down/

setsuden: energy efficiency in Japan

Energy efficiency is not as glamorous as new cutting edge renewable energy technologies, but it may well prove to help reduce our reliance on fossil fuels sooner rather than later.
Energy efficiency is not as glamorous as new cutting edge renewable energy technologies, but it may well prove to help reduce our reliance on fossil fuels sooner rather than later… http://www.howgreenami.co.uk/blog/setsuden-energy-efficiency-japan/

The case for domestic micro-generation

Micro-generation technologies, such as solar photvoltaics, heatpumps and biomass, show the potential to provide up to 40% of domestic energy by 2050. Due to the mainly renewable nature of micro-generation, they could help reduce domestic carbon emissions …
Micro-generation technologies, such as solar photvoltaics, heatpumps and biomass, show the potential to provide upto 40% of domestic energy by 2050 2. Due to the mainly renewable … http://www.howgreenami.co.uk/blog/case-domestic-micro-generation/

mobile phone charger controversy

Lots of energy saving websites will tell you to switch off your mobile phone charger when it is not in use but they are also now saying not to leave your phone plugged in once it is fully charged. Does this work in the real world? I test the advice to fin…
Lots of energy saving websites will tell you to switch off your mobile phone charger when it is not in use (for example here, here, here and even here), they are also now saying n… http://www.howgreenami.co.uk/blog/mobile-phone-charger-controversy/

insulated pylon cross-arms increase capacity

Energy efficiency at a grid scale is large step in increasing capacity and reducing loses without adding new infrastructure. An insulated cross-arm developed by The University of Manchester could increase capacity by up to 2.5 times.
Energy efficiency at a grid scale is large step in increasing capacity and reducing loses without new infrastructure. A new device developed by The University of Manchester and EP… http://www.howgreenami.co.uk/blog/insulated-pylon-cross-arms-increase-capacity/

The "Green Deal", could it save you money?

The government's energy saving "Green Deal" scheme starts on Monday 28th January. The basic premise is that homeowners can borrow money for energy saving improvements to their home and then pay off the loan through the "savings" in their energy bills.
The government's energy saving "Green Deal" scheme starts on Monday 28th January. The basic premise is that homeowners can borrow money for energy saving improvements to their hom… http://www.howgreenami.co.uk/blog/green-deal-could-it-save-you-money/

The humble room thermometer

This cold snap has prompted me to write a little about the perception of temperature and how the humble thermometer can help save you energy.
This cold snap has prompted me to write a little about the perception of temperature and how the humble thermometer can help save you energy. The joy of thermometers Since t… http://www.howgreenami.co.uk/blog/humble-room-thermom/

8 energy saving tips that cost nothing

There is a lot of advice on saving energy but a lot of the time they will cost you money to set up. So here is a list of 8 simple energy saving tips that will cost you nothing to implement, but could save you money straight away.
There is a lot of advice on saving energy but a lot of the time they will cost you money to set up. So here is a list of 8 simple energy saving tips that will cost you nothing to … http://www.howgreenami.co.uk/blog/8-energy-saving-tips-cost-nothing/