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The consumer experience of district heating

We frequently hear news reports on the problems people face with their gas and electricity suppliers: high charges, poor customer service and confusion over tariffs. But what about the 200,000 UK consumers whose heating is supplied by district or...

17 Dec 2015 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty

COP21: An inspirational place to be

As mentioned in his previous blog, Richard Dryburgh, Business Development Manager with Changeworks Recycling, travelled to Paris with the 2050 Climate Group to attend COP21 in Paris. In his video diary (10 mins) Richard shares his...

15 Dec 2015 Lynne Sneddon Carbon reduction

Going to Paris to tackle climate change

Richard Dryburgh, Business Development Manager with Changeworks Recycling, is travelling to Paris with member of Scotland’s 2050 Climate Group. Tackling climate change is a cause I’ve been active in since university and has changed the way I...

3 Dec 2015 Lynne Sneddon Carbon reduction

Taking the ‘pane’ out of fitting double-glazing, part 2

Alex Hilliam, Changeworks Senior Researcher in Behaviour Change, is exploring the challenges of fitting slimline double glazing in traditional properties in Scotland, as part of a project funded by the Scottish Government’s Learning Network...

13 Apr 2015 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty, Carbon reduction

Taking the 'pane' out of fitting double-glazing

Alex Hilliam, our Senior Researcher in Behaviour Change, fitted slimline double glazing to his Victorian flat in Edinburgh last year. It's now a more comfortable and energy efficient home as a result, but he had restrictions on the type of windows...

15 Jan 2015 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty, Carbon reduction

Fuel Poverty Maps: a way to target energy efficiency funding

Fuel poverty is one of the biggest challenges of our time. The latest Scottish House Condition Survey estimates that 940,000 households (39%) in Scotland find it a challenge, or impossible to maintain, a satisfactory heating regime without...

17 Dec 2014 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty

Research shows tenant engagement is vital for social housing renewables

Since the introduction of the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) scheme in 2010, there have been half a million installations of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in UK homes – many of them in social housing [1]. A similar scheme, the domestic ...

30 Sep 2014 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty

Edinburgh schools celebrate less waste

The sun shone brightly on the beautiful surroundings of the Holyrood Park Education Centre as Changeworks' Waste Education Team held their annual end of year Celebratory Event for primary and nursery schools recently. The event marked the...

29 Jul 2014 Lynne Sneddon Waste

Island hopping to meet our customers

Our Argyll and Bute-based Home Energy and Partnership Liaison Officer Brian Barker reports on his short but epic trips last month to the islands of Jura and Tiree to provide in-home advice:I made three home visits to customers:...

11 Jun 2014 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty

Meet David, one of our Waste Wise Volunteers!

David is one of our team of volunteers whose efforts have helped make a number of our waste projects a success. He is a volunteer with the Waste Wise Volunteer project, which works in four local communities in Edinburgh and the Lothians, including...

6 Jun 2014 Lynne Sneddon Waste

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