Tag Archives: Renewable energy

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Are we set for a Community Energy Revolution?

This month sees the start of the UK’s first ever Community Energy Fortnight. Running from the 24th August to the 8th September, the campaign aims to get people inspired about community energy through a programme of talks and tours around … Continue reading

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Ship Iceland

Visiting the world’s smartest energy users

You may have noticed that we’ve been a bit quiet here on the blog, and that’s because I’ve been away on holiday in Iceland. This in itself isn’t that relevant to Be Energy Smart until you realise that Iceland may … Continue reading

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Greening the National Trust

Scheme to green the National Trust’s energy to be funded by members

The National Trust has made an interesting and potentially game-changing deal with green electricity supplier Good Energy. Good Energy has agreed to pay the National Trust £25-£40 per year for each of it’s member households that sign up to one … Continue reading

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Thermodynamic Systems

Solar thermodynamic heating explained

Solar thermodynamic heating is a form of renewable heating that is supposed to produce heat come rain or shine – even in the snow, apparently! Solar thermodynamic heating is not currently accredited under the MCS scheme, but we understand that … Continue reading

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Trends

2012’s Energy Trends – is our energy use getting better?

Today the government released its latest energy statistics and trends, and we felt that it was a good time to reflect on the past year. What was the good and the bad energy news in 2012? Good Energy Trends: While … Continue reading

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Is biomass really a renewable fuel?

In simple terms, biomass is defined as a renewable fuel source because the term ‘renewable’ means that it can be relatively easily replaced, and biomass fuel can. The biomass burnt as a heating fuel is usually a wood product of … Continue reading

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Energy Bill

How will the Energy Bill affect consumers?

On the 29th November Energy Secretary Ed Davey delivered a statement to the House of Commons announcing the publication of the much-anticipated Energy Bill. The bill includes a lot of legislation reducing carbon emissions across the UK economy, but what … Continue reading

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Be Energy Smart – The Launch

Our website allows you to carry out a very quick, free “arm-chair” survey on your property to see how you can save money by installing renewable energy technology. Not only can you get ideas to make your home that little … Continue reading

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Be Energy Smart – The Start of a Renewable Revolution

If you have seen our website, which you probably have done, you will see that we call ourselves “the independent solution to finding out the best way to manage your energy”. That is exactly what we are trying to be; … Continue reading

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