Tuesday, 15 April 2014

REVIEW - Method Hand Wash

Firstly, these hand washes from Method are a beautiful thing! The simple ergonomic bottles and the pretty hand wash colours are smart enough for any bathroom or cloakroom. As for the scents, they are fresh and natural and not in the least overpowering.
The gel hand wash is dispensed using a pump action nozzle and you don’t need to use very much to create a lather. My hands can be quite dry, but I found that both varieties of hand wash left my hands feeling soft rather than overly dry.
Read the full review here.

REVIEW - ecostar GPS Driving Coach

The ecostar is very simple to set up and comes with a gel sticky pad with which to attach the device to the dashboard. As described, this can be removed from the dashboard without leaving any residue. Once in-situ the ecostar is powered using the USB lead which plugs into a cigarette lighter/12v socket. The set-up instructions are clear and easy to follow and the product only takes a few minutes to set up the first time. Thereafter the settings are remembered.

Read the full product review here.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Now Available

It's been a long time in coming, but the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is now also available to domestic customers.  Homeowners will now be able to receive payments for heat generated by renewable sources such as biomass boilers and solar thermal panels.  The aim of the scheme, which has been available since 2011 for non-domestic installations, is to bridge the gap between the cost of renewable and non-renewable energy. 

Depending on the type of renewable energy used, homeowners will be able to claim between 7.3 and 19.2p/kWh for heat generated, with payments made quarterly for seven years.

More information on the scheme can be found on the GOV.UK and Energy Saving Trust websites.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Energy Watch: Love Your Clothes

The Love Your Clothes website is profiled on this month's Energy Watch page.  It's all about sustainable clothing so have a read to see what you could do to reduce the waste often associated with fashion.

Monday, 3 March 2014

greenCHAT Newsletter Features Fairtrade

Fairtrade is definitely our hot topic this month, with the latest issue of greenCHAT, our online newsletter, headlining with the subject.  On the back of Fairtrade Fortnight and our Energy Watch profile on the event, we felt it was a good opportunity to continue to promote Fairtrade while it's already hopefully in people's consciousness. 

In addition, check out our top springtime energy saving tips, find out what's new at UK Energy Saving and don't miss our Energy Saving Calculator.

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Energy Watch - Fairtrade Fortnight 2014

We've already been talking about Fairtrade Fortnight on this blog and social media sites, but we have also decided to dedicate our Energy Watch page to the event for the month of March.  Whilst Fairtrade Fortnight doesn't of course run right through the month, the importance of Fairtrade won't end when the event does!  Check out our Energy Watch page for information on 2014's Fairtrade Fortnight. 

Thursday, 27 February 2014

QSTARZ announces ECO STAR: Making your driving safer and more economical

QSTARZ, a global leading GPS brand, today is pleased to introduce the ECO STAR. Featuring 3-way In-Vehicle ECO Alert (Screen Alert, LED Alert and Beep Alert) prompts to improve driving habits immediately. Built-in GPS and acceleration sensor, ECO STAR is the world’s first device enabling driver to have instantly indicator of driving status. Coach you to be a SAFE and ECO Driver

Thanks to the vehicle safety technology that reduce the street accident. Nowadays, you may have ABS, air bags, anti-lock brakes, traction control or cruise control on your car. However we are all human being, distraction can be fatal. The more high technology you rely on may reduce your attention on the road safety. The only way to make cars safer is to drive them carefully. Just like an ECO-SAFE driving coach with you, ECO STAR will help you to improve driving behaviour and warn you while unsafe driving. Such as sharp turn, harsh brake, rapid acceleration, idle or unsteady speed.

The road can be a very dangerous place, With ECO STAR you can significantly reduce your chances of being involved in a road accident. ECO STAR helps and coaches you to be a SAFE and ECO driver and make peace for your family. ECO STAR enhances driver skills and feedback to higher fuel economy of your vehicle, save your monthly fuel bill, vehicle maintenance cost and costs of accidents, as well as reduces CO2 emissions to save energy for our Earth.

What ECO STAR Benefits you?
Driver Safety
Help and coach you to be a safe driver and make peace for your family.

Fuel Economy
Enhance safe driver skills will feedback to higher fuel economy of your vehicle.

Saving Cost
Save your monthly fuel bill, vehicle maintenance cost and also reduces costs of accidents.

Green Earth
Reduce greenhouse and CO2 emissions to save energy for our Earth.

ECO STAR will soon be available on February 28th.

For more information about ECO STAR, please go to http://eco.qstarz.com/ECO-try/Products.html