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How to build your own eco-home

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A few pointers to how self-builders can make new properties greener...

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Auto-speed limits for vans: What you need to know

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How would you feel if your vehicle was fitted with an automatic speed cap? Well, van drivers could face just that after one leading member of European Parliament called for the vehicles to be fitted with limiters restricting them to 75 miles per hour.

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Your guide to renewable energy

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We've teamed up with Home Building & Renovating Magazine to look at the alternative energy sources available to UK households.

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Ten tips for greening up your home

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In the first of a three-part series aimed at helping you ‘green up’ your home, we’ve joined forces with Home Building & Renovating Magazine to offer some top tips for saving money and the planet all at once.

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The future of energy generation

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To reduce global reliance on fossil fuels, much research is being made into more sustainable ways of generating power. Take a peek into a possible future here.

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Think green to save energy - and money

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Energy costs have been coming down recently, so bills shouldn't hit households quite as hard as they did last year when they rocketed through the roof

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Ethical personal finance

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You don’t have to volunteer for a conservation project in the Amazon rainforest to have a positive impact on the environment – real differences can be made without having to leave your familiar surroundings.

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Ethical choices for your monthly bills

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As the song goes, it’s not easy being green. Just as you expect to pay more for organic food, there was a time when you accepted paying a premium for making ethical choices when arranging your insurance provider or electricity supplier.

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Top money saving tips for ethical living

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There’s no doubt that the UK is moving towards a more sustainable way of life. We should expect to see more measures like the government’s recent plans to reduce our carbon emissions by 34% in the next 11 years and by 80% before 2050 by using more renewable energy.

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The big six’s green energy tariffs

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Everybody’s getting into green (renewable) energy these days – including the Big Six energy providers. Here’s a rundown of the various green tariffs available from the energy giants.

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