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Green energy guides

It's more important than ever to make sure that our energy usage is as green as possible. Our guides will help you make energy choices that are right for both you and the environment.

Green council report: Are county councils taking sustainable steps?

With the UK’s net zero emissions target date set for 2050, green energy comparison site Uswitch.com wanted to see if the UK’s county councils are doing their part to become better sustainable businesses.

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UK food waste: How to reduce food waste at home | Uswitch

Looking to reduce your food waste at home? Check out Uswitch's top tips on how to reduce your food eco impact.

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Low carbon heating: Reduce your eco impact at home | Uswitch

Looking to reduce your eco impact at home? Read our low carbon heating guide to find out how you can have a more eco-friendly heating system.

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Car emissions: How to reduce your car pollution | Uswitch

Transport is responsible for 27% of total UK greenhouse gas emissions, but what can you do to reduce your car emissions? Read what you can do here.

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Sustainable fashion: How to reduce your eco impact | Uswitch

Fast fashion is one of the biggest polluters on the planet. Read Uswitch's sustainable fashion guide to find out how you can reduce your environment impact.

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Ground source heat pumps - low carbon heating solution | Uswitch

What is a ground heat pump, how does it work, and how effective it is for reducing your carbon footprint at home? Find out everything you need to know.

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Air source heat pumps - reduce your carbon emissions | Uswitch

Air heat source pumps are semi-renewable and can save you money on your home heating costs. But are they right for your lifestyle and property?

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What is the Boiler Upgrade Scheme?

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme replaces the Renewable Heat Incentive from 2022 - find out what it is and how you could benefit from it here.

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Wind farms: What are the pros and cons of wind energy?

How do wind farms produce and supply energy? This Uswitch guide to wind farms explains how they work, along with a rundown of the pros and cons of wind energy.

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Wind power and domestic wind turbines

There are many advantages of wind power, and with an estimated 40% of Europe's wind blowing over the UK we're in a prime position to take advantage of it.

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Reducing your carbon footprint

What is a carbon footprint, how can it be measured, and what can you do to reduce your carbon footprint?

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What is the renewable heat incentive (RHI)?

This Uswitch guide tells you everything you need to know about the benefits of the renewable heat incentive (RHI) and how to apply for the scheme (updated for 2021)

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Microgeneration of sustainable energy

Everything you need to know about microgeneration for your home, including wind, solar and small-scale renewable energy sources.

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Hydropower for the home

How does hydropower work? Is a domestic system feasible? How much does it cost, and what are the main benefits of hydropower? We’ve got the answers here.

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Ready to switch to a green energy deal?

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Find out about switching to green energy

Ready to go green? Find out how on our dedicated green energy page.

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What's Uswitch Green Accreditation?

How can you make sure your green tariff is actually green? Uswitch's Green Accreditation scheme takes the confusion out of switching to a green deal.

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