River water-powered ‘reverse fridge’ to heat UK council’s offices

Heat pumps will use refrigerant fluid and heat energy from a river to heat 19th-century mills

Aldi to reduce CO2 emissions behind closed fridge doors

The supermarket chain will install fridge doors to save a fifth of each store’s energy consumption

Mind the fridge: Brits ‘bin almost 42% of the food they buy every year’

An estimated £2,675 of food is thrown away every year, according to new research

Sainsbury’s says its aerofoil fridges are a really cool way to reach net zero

The supermarket giant notes the innovative equipment delivers emissions savings of around 8,783 tonnes each year

Each American throws away nearly three metric tonnes of food over their lifetime

A new survey suggests this means each year the average US citizen wastes around $2,796 on food that ends up in the bin

Could a ‘fridge’ save money on your hot water costs?

A new renewable technology could help consumers save money on their hot water costs. Called the ‘Little Thermodynamic Box’, it is an air source heat pump which works like a fridge in reverse. It has panels which absorbs heat from the surrounding atmosphere and uses the energy to heat hot water. The company, called Magic […]

US launches ‘Flip Your Fridge’ scheme

The US Government has launched a new initiative encouraing people to become more energy efficient. Called “Flip Your Fridge”, it shows the benefits of recycling old refrigerators and replacing them with Energy Star models. Energy Star is a standard for energy efficient products, established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which is responsible for protecting […]

Tough energy efficiency rules cutting costs for householders

The cost of running household appliances such as watching the television and washing clothes in Britain’s households has fallen significantly since the 1990s, according to a new report. That’s the result of tougher EU minimum performance standards and an increase in energy efficient products on the market, DECC revealed, claiming the UK could save more […]