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Tag: energy efficiency

Five implications of energy price rises – it’s time to act!

Human society, let alone life in general, can’t run without energy. In the UK we’ve grown accustomed to the ease of flicking the switch or filling up the tank and having instant access to relatively cheap energy. The rapid rise in wholesale prices, fuelled further by the war in Ukraine, has been a shock to […]

Posted 15 March 2022 | Categories: One Planet Living, Opinion Piece | Tags: carbon emissions, energy, energy efficiency, fossil fuels, green recovery, heat pump, low carbon, one planet living, retrofit

What is zero carbon?

I hate to admit that when I first heard the term, I was confused. Carbon is the main building block of life so how could you go to zero? However, I quickly learned that it’s a shorthand for net zero carbon emissions. That may sound straightforward enough but how do you get to zero when […]

Posted 23 July 2020 | Categories: Back to Basics, One Planet Living | Tags: climate emergency, energy efficiency, one planet living, retrofitting, UN Paris Agreement, wellbeing, zero carbon, Zero Carbon Britain