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 are funded by the UK government, devolved governments and the private sector.
Offering a source of free advice and information, the Energy Saving Trust helps people across the UK to save energy, conserve water and reduce waste. They work through regionally based and country-specific teams and advice centres to direct people to the right grants to make energy saving happen, including loft insulation, cavity walls and installation of renewable energy sources. For more detail visit the Energy Saving Trust website www.energysavingtrust.org.uk.
In addition to it's advice role, The Energy Saving Trust provides evidence-based policy analysis in the areas of household energy efficiency, low-carbon transport, renewables and micro generation. They also manage the Low Carbon Building Programme which provides grants for the installation of microgeneration technologies.
The Energy Saving Trust also manages accreditation services such as the Energy Saving Recommended logo, which is used as a stamp of energy efficiency on appliances.
They also run a programme to promote community-based energy projects - Community Action for Energy (CAfE), as well a providing advice to businesses on their green fleet management.