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Energy Saving Trust is a non-profit organisation jointly funded by the British Government and the private sector in order to help fight climate change by promoting the sustainable use of energy, energy conservation and to cut carbon dioxide emissions in the United Kingdommarker.

Background

The Energy Saving Trust is an independent, UK-based organisation focused on promoting action that leads to the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions - a key contributor to man-made climate change. They were set up in 1993.

They provide free, impartial advice and information for people across the UK looking to save energy, conserve water and reduce waste and also work with like minded organisations and groups who wish to tackle climate change, both in the public and private sector.

The Energy Saving Trust has teams based in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, whilst in England there is a regional structure. This approach allows them to deliver UK-wide programmes on a country and regional basis, as well as country-specific programmes in each of the individual nations in the UK. It also enables them to offer people help tailored to their home type, circumstances and household budget.

Members

Energy Saving Trust is a non-profit organisation jointly funded by the British Government and the private sector. Its current members are:

Government

  • The Secretary of State for the Energy and Climate Change
  • The Secretary of State for Transport
  • The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
  • The First Minister for Scotland
  • The Welsh Assembly Government


Private Sector



Activities

Consumer advice and action

The Energy Saving Trust work with consumers by providing them with practical advice and support through their website and via our local advice centreswhich enables them to save energy, conserve water and reduce waste in the home and make sustainable transport choices.

Commercial partnerships

The Energy Saving Trust work in collaboration with commercial organisations that show a genuine commitment to reducing the UK's carbon emissions in the domestic sector by helping them engage their customers and employees to save energy, conserve water and reduce / recycle waste.

Housing and building professionals

The Energy Saving Trust provide technical guidance and solutions to help UK housing professionals design, build and refurbish to high levels of energy efficiency

Local authorities and housing associations

The Energy Saving Trust offer a range of advice, support and services designed specifically to help local authorities and housing associations meet their obligations under the new carbon dioxide emissions performance indicator.

Communities

The Energy Saving Trust - through their Green Communities programme - supports, facilitates and promote community based energy projects. They also provide advice through our network of advice centres which provide direct support to communities to make things happen on the ground

Business transport

The Energy Saving trust operates a transport advice programme, available to organisations in England and Scotland, and offers solutions to help reduce costs and improve the environmental performance of car and van fleets.

Strategy

The Energy Saving Trust provides independent evidence-based strategic analysis around the areas of:

i)Household energy efficiency

ii)Low-carbon transport

iii)Mass market renewables and micro generation.

They respond to consultations from UK Government including the devolved administrations, parliamentary select committees, the European Commission, regulators and other agencies. The Energy Saving Trust also undertakes major research to inform their strategic positions.

Evaluation and accreditation

The Energy Saving Trust manages robust accreditation services such as the Energy Saving Recommended logo, which is now widely recognised and used as a mark on energy efficient appliances.

As well as evaluating the impacts of their own programmes, the Energy Saving Trust provides evaluation expertise to others.

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