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As Home Energy Usage Spikes by 30% During Lockdown – 85% of Brits Unaware Of Their Electricity Usage – SaveMoneyCutCarbon.com Energy & Water Survey Of Great Britain


As lockdown measures in the UK persist due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a clear knock-on effect is that people are using more energy and water at home.

In fact, midday energy usage is currently spiking by 30% as a result of people working, educating, feeding and entertaining themselves from home, according to energy company, Ovo, while Bulb reports a 27% midday surge.

Meanwhile, more than a million households have been given help in the form of ‘time to pay’ with their energy bills due to coronavirus, according to The Telegraph

Yet, according to the SaveMoneyCutCarbon.com Energy & Water Survey of Great Britain 2020, 85% of Brits seem to be totally unaware of their yearly electricity usage

This is the first phase of a 5 year ongoing survey, designed to track the usage of energy and water in the home, homeowners’ awareness of how to reduce their usage, and the impact this can have on their carbon footprint. The survey asks a wide range of questions about how people understand and manage their energy and water at home

The survey is taking snapshots every six months across a wider 60 month online survey and in the first phase there were 2,633 respondents that completed the detailed questionnaire

The statistics show Brits are somewhat oblivious in particular of their energy consumption, flying in the face of the fact that 66.4% of people surveyed were actively using smart meters in their homes to monitor their energy usage

“Clearly there needs to be more education, and more attention to the finer detail of how to cut down on energy consumption as well as reducing carbon output and it must raise the question if the hugely costly roll out or smart meters is actually benefiting the consumer, are households actually looking at the meters in their houses, or are the real winner the energy companies in making collecting their billing information easier and lower cost.”, according to SaveMoneyCutCarbon CEO Mark Sait

The SaveMoneyCutCarbon Survey shows a mixture of positive and negative impact

In terms of electricity usage:

  • 25.8% don’t leave any phones, laptops or tablets on charge overnight.
  • 50.7% leave laptops on charge while working.
  • 87.9% don’t leave any lamp on overnight.
  • 76.6% don’t use a tumble dryer in the summer.
  • 42.6% set their fridge to 3 (with 5 being the coldest)
  • Only 4.4% of people surveyed leave more than five devices to charge overnight

In terms of water usage:

  • 62.6% don’t take baths. Of those that do 30.6% run a single bath every day.
  • 73.2% shower for less than 10 minutes a day.
  • 78.4% turn the tap off while brushing their teeth. A running tap will use 6 litres per minute of water.
  • 70.1% turn the tap off while washing up, rather than letting it run.
  • 29.1% have a water butt installed on taps – saving on watering the garden and washing the car

In terms of gas usage:

  • 78.9% burn gas.
  • 55.1% run a combi boiler

“Clearly, Britain is heading in the right direction,” says Sait. “The country is shifting from conspicuous and unconscious consumption of energy and water to one that understands, conserves and reduces mentality,” he says

“Now that people are spending time at home more than ever, it’s never been as important as it is now for homeowners to think carefully about how they use energy and water in their home.

“There’s very little doubt that homes across the UK will be facing larger energy and water bills this year than they’re used to” according to Sait. “It also means a significant increase in their carbon footprint – and this comes at a time when many households’ income is going to be squeezed due to the COVID-19 situation.

“Figures from this initial phase of our survey demonstrate that people are making a conscious effort to reduce their energy and water usage, but there are far more things they can change which will have a positive impact on their usage, their bills whilst reducing their carbon footprint.” Sait states.

SaveMoneyCutCarbon.com works hard to promote ways in which everyday people, and business owners, can help educate and support customers who want to use energy and water in more sustainable ways but without having to compromise often associated with carbon reduction or going green. They call it ‘Sustainability Without Compromise’.

While government initiatives over the years have strived to help people save money and to respect their environment, Sait and his team are concerned such initiatives focus too much on the negative

“People are less willing to commit to big changes than they are to minor adjustments – which are obvious – especially in the present economic situation focusing on the saving money must come first with the carbon as a welcome by product. ”.

“Simple, everyday changes such as LED lighting or eco showers and taps can make a huge difference to how much people pay every time they turn on a light or use water in their house – start with simple things is Sait’s message, as lots of little changes can make a big difference to your pocket and the environment.

Some householders are embracing the benefits of LED lighting, for instance, which reduces electricity consumption by typically up to 80%, with more than half 52% of respondents saying that they have LEDs in their homes.

For further information, please contact John Price at 6 Hillgrove PR. Email. john.price@6hillgrovepr.com; Mobile. 07968 476 241.

About SaveMoneyCutCarbon

SaveMoneyCutCarbon’s customers have saved over 727 million litres of water and 23 million kWh of energy, delivering a carbon reduction of 6,765 tonnes per annum from completed projects and products sold on its online platform. The carbon reduction alone is equivalent to travelling 23.24 million miles in an average petrol car.

SaveMoneyCutCarbon was established in 2012 with a goal to build a new single “go-to” platform for homes and organizations who want to reduce their energy and water consumption while improving their carbon footprint and sustainability credentials.

Based in Bury St Edmunds, it employs and develops local staff while delivering projects across the UK.  It provides its growing customer base a one-stop-shop: from learning how savings can be made across each building type, to helping deliver on this from a single online order, to delivery of the largest retrofit projects across the UK.

The company has recently been selected as the NHS Sustainability Supplier of the Year for their energy saving works with Cambridge University Hospitals’ world famous Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

About Mark Sait CEO

Mark has been described more than once, as a “disruptive entrepreneur” as much of his experience is in identifying and starting businesses that simplifying fragmented markets to help move new technologies or solutions into the mainstream.

SaveMoneyCutCarbon is his latest venture, the company is now recognised as the “go to people for homes and organisations that want to reduce their energy and water bills”. The business has enjoyed rapid growth and now delivers its customers millions of pounds in savings per year, through its UK wide project management and installation teams, and through its website. Mark writes columns for various publications and is often asked to comment on carbon reduction, energy and water matters for various press & TV.

Survey Infographic 

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Full Data Table of SaveMoneyCutCarbon.com Energy & Water Survey of Great Britain 2020:

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Image of Mark Sait, SaveMoneyCutCarbon.com:

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Exide to Present Latest Battery Technology at Middle East Energy Dubai 2020


Exide Technologies a global provider of stored electrical energy solutions, will present a selection of its products at the upcoming Middle East Energy conference taking place on 3–5 March 2020 in the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), United Arab Emirates. The company’s new telecom lithium battery will be officially launched in the region for the first time, while high-performance lead-acid batteries will also be on display. Exide will be positioned at Stand H4.G20.

At the event Exide will demonstrate how its technology is used in a broad variety of applications, including telecoms, uninterruptible power supplies, back-up power for renewables, power and grid quality, and providing off-grid power to remote communities. The company has a wide range of batteries available, allowing it to recommend the best technology for the application in question.

Exide will launch its high-performance GNB Sonnenschein Lithium in the Middle East for the first time at the event. The battery offers fast recharging and advanced safety features, and its maintenance-free design is ideally suited to BTS (Base Transceiver Station) applications. Its compact, lightweight structure makes transport and installation easier, and its impressive charge acceptance provides greater operating freedom. The efficiency and exceptional service life reduce total cost of ownership for operators.

Also on display will be GNB Classic Solar, Sonnenschein Solar, Sonnenschein PowerCycle, Sprinter Top Terminal and Front Terminal, Marathon Front Terminal, and Absolyte System, which is used mainly in the oil & gas and utilities & telecoms sectors. The next-generation Marathon Front Terminal batteries now have an increased design life of 15 years up from 12, and next-generation Sprinter Front Terminal batteries now have an increased design life of 12 years up from 10.

“We’re looking forward to the Middle East Energy event in Dubai,” said Adnan Eid, Exide’s Regional Sales Director MEA / India. “The MEE conference is always at the center of research and future developments in the energy industry – just where Exide likes to be. We’re excited to see what this year’s conference will bring, and to present our industry-leading products to audiences from around the world. We encourage all attendees to visit us at Stand H4.G20.”

Middle East Energy (MEE) Dubai evolved from the world-leading Middle East Electricity event, which annually attracts governments, consultants, manufacturers, managers, contractors, developers and experts from such diverse fields as renewables, telecommunications, energy management, power storage and smart technology. Exide is now entering its eighth year participating in the event.

This year will be the 45th edition of the MEE conference, a testament to its popularity and success in the energy industry not just in the Middle East – where the energy and utilities sector has been rapidly expanding – but also globally. Over the three days it will include case-study-led sessions and panel discussions presented by some 150 speakers.

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New Drone Pilot Training Program Builds Skills for the Renewable Energy Industry

The new “Drone Pilot Boot Camp + FAA Part 107 Exam Prep” is a collaboration between three companies: HeatSpring, Little Arms, and Unmanned Experts. They’ve built this unmanned aircract commercial operations course especially for engineering, construction and renewable energy firms.

Keven Gambold is the instructor. Formerly a combat pilot for the British Royal Air Force, Keven has spent the past eight years developing training programs for drone pilots with Unmanned Experts.

Logging flight time is critical for a great course. Little Arms is the software firm behind the top-rated Zephyr drone simulation software. Zephyr works across any platform and has a built-in LMS that allows Keven to review student progress and coach each individual student on their flying. Flying the Zephyr simulations with Keven’s oversight is an incredible way to build skills quickly and efficiently.

Kyle Bishop, CEO at Little Arms says, “We’re proud to announce our new partnership with HeatSpring and Unmanned Experts. The UAS industry is a constantly changing place, establishing effective and standardized training is a great way to help drive the industry forward as a whole.”

HeatSpring brings twelve years of technical online education and a deep understanding of what the market expects from a great course. They’ve spent two years designing this course and finding the right partnerships to make it happen.

“We looked at more than a dozen drone flight simulators and Zephyr was the clear winner for us,” according to Brian Hayden, co-founder at HeatSpring. “It’s built for a training environment and able to work on any machine.”

The course is great for anybody who wants to become a drone pilot, but the primary aim of the course is to unlock new opportunities for engineering, construction, and renewable energy firms. Drones are a powerful and relatively inexpensive way to increase revenue and lower costs on projects big and small.

The next course begins in April 2020 – students who enroll get immediate access to their Zephyr software program. Students who enroll in this session also receive a free FlySky FS-i6S Transmitter.

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AWARD WINNING ENERGY AND SUSTAINABILITY PROFESSIONAL JOINS TEAM ENERGY’S CONSULTANCY


A newly appointed energy and sustainability expert to strengthen TEAM’s multi-discipline Consultancy service.

Highly experienced energy project manager, Sam Arje, has joined TEAM Energy to help customers realise their energy management needs and sustainability goals through their growing suite of consultancy services.

Sam has over 15 years’ experience in project management; with 7 of those years dedicated to driving down energy consumption and carbon emissions for UK based holiday organisation, Bourne Leisure. Whilst here, Sam established sustainability strategies across the group’s three brands, managed their £45m utility spend, and implemented energy projects for the group, including their company-wide internal energy management platform, and ESOS auditing as the internal lead assessor.

His professional successes include a 25% reduction in electricity consumption and a 45% reduction in carbon emissions during his tenure at Bourne Leisure. He also won the Energy Managers Association awards for the “’Best Energy Reduction Project through Organisational Behaviour Change 2017”, “Energy Management Team of the Year 2016” and Runner up “Energy Manager of the year”, Private Sector 2019.

Commenting on Sam’s appointment, Tim Holman, Head of Operations at TEAM said:
“Sam’s sustainability achievements as an energy manager are remarkable. They represent many of the goals that our customers are working towards. His in-depth energy management insights, experience with budgeting and reporting, knowledge of up to date legislation, and general understanding of energy markets will bring many benefits to existing and new customers. “

“As a sustainability champion, we’re delighted to have Sam on board. He will be playing a key role in the development and expansion of our consultancy portfolio, adding notable value and ensuring the breadth of energy services meet the needs of the industry.”

In addition to his extensive career in project management, Sam is an experienced data analyst, market and social researcher. He previously worked as a Lead Analysis Programmer for TNS, part of the WPP group. He also has experience in offering consultancy and advice regarding trend analysis, working with customers, and business development,

“As someone who has thrived from delivering positive change through progressive energy projects, I will offer a great understanding of energy compliance, best practice and behaviour change for TEAM customers, while supporting the development of climate action within the services portfolio” said Arje.
Sam went on to add:

“TEAM is a highly ambitious company driving sustainable change, seeing its strong reputation within the energy management industry continue to grow.
“Businesses in the UK are waking up to the government’s net-zero challenge, and I’m looking forward to collaborating with TEAM’s customers to help them implement successful energy and sustainability strategies and amplify their contribution to significant environmental change.”

With this latest investment in talent, TEAM is enabling genuine growth in their Energy Services portfolio, developing an expansive suite of services, to support organisations in reducing carbon emissions and realise their sustainability goals. As an experienced energy and sustainability manager, Sam understands the operational and strategic challenges TEAM’s customers face. His appointment affirms the organisation’s commitment to build energy partnerships with their customers, deliver successful energy management, and drive positive climate action.

Notes to Editors
For further information, please contact:
Pauline Scoins – Marketing and PR Executive

TEAM Energy
Phone: +44 (0)1908 690018 Ext 204
Email: pscoins@teamenergy.com
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www.teamenergy.com

About TEAM
TEAM Energy is a leading supplier of carbon and energy management solutions. We specialise in energy management software, energy bureau services and energy consultancy.
TEAM’s customers come from the private sectors including retail, transport and banking, and public sectors such as education, government, NHS and the emergency services. Public sector organisations can also benefit from TEAM’s services under various pre-tendered government frameworks.

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East meets West: 22 years old blends Asian herbs and matcha into zero sugar energy drink


The story began like this – a young college student who suffers from mild dyslexia and struggles to spell created an one-of-a-kind tea soda made with organic Japanese matcha and several natural energy-boosting herbs to challenge Redbull’s traditional energy drinks.

The new in town HISE soda is a magical combination to power up your brain functions, especially on concentration and memory, and battle enervation and fatigue by strengthening your physical ability.

“I used to rely on energy drinks to deal with my concentration issue as I hate pills. Sure thing they do hype you up for three hours but the side-effects are just too much – blushing my skins, crazy heart pounding and energy crash” the young innovator explained. “So I turned to Chinese herbal and mint tea instead that worked like magic. Inspired by the natural drinks, I founded HISE, the powerful future energy soda that come with clean ingredients and zero sugar that are suitable for everyone, even the diabetes and persons on diet!”

To the remedy of many who want to stay energised but also value health, HISE’s new future soda comes with no side-effect but only side-benefits. With the recent super-food trend, matcha has been brought to the spotlight for its rich antioxidants content and free radical fighting properties. For more, matcha is high in dietary fiber and fosters metabolism which assist you in weight control and keeping fit. On top of that, the energy soda features three types of top-notch Asian herbs that improve your heart health and help fight age-associated and long-term diseases. One of the three, Rhodiola Rosea helps in improving mood and easing stress by correcting the chemical imbalances.

“Born in a family that is enthusiastic about teas and herbs, I am always amazed by their nutrition benefits. But we are aware that tea soda is also a soda that needs to taste good. So we studied the popular Western beverages’ taste and came up with this delightful tea lemonade recipe which is actually refreshing and sweet!” The Hong Kong based team pointed out that the sweet taste is from a new innovative natural sweetener extracted from the Eastern traditional favorite sweetener – Monk Fruit.

Excited for the future energy soda? HISE is now available as crowdfunding on kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hisedrink/hise-organic-matcha-lemonade-soda-zero-sugar and check them out at www.hisedrink.com

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Shock: The man who is designing at a faster rate than big tech companies

Michael Ross Catania
Michael Ross Catania

With an impressive green energy portfolio, Michael Ross Catania is set to become the next big name, by developing successful design patents. These industrial designs are mainly in green energy and consumer electronics.

Big tech names like, Samsung, Apple and Nike, often file such industrial design patents. The problem is though, the technology industry generally moves far slower. Why? Some contributing factors include, a combination of complicated bureaucracy, lack of free thought and imagination, along with the refusal to take risks.

With all this in mind, Michael setup LSC International Trading LLC in 2017, operating from New Jersey, USA . They currently have 230 industrial design registered, with a goal of over 3,000 within the next few years. This would exceed most large tech companies, growth wise. In addition, figures from a WIPO 2017 report suggest that LSC International Trading LLC in 2017 is projected to be ranked 7th in the world in Industrial Design IP volume, with 230 industrial designs, ranking above Google, Microsoft, and Apple.

http://www.wipo.int/edocs/pubdocs/en/wipo_pub_943_2017.pdf

They also are set to surpass Samsung’s design volume by the end of the year. http://www.wipo.int/edocs/pubdocs/en/wipo_pub_943_2017.pdf

These designs are a form of intellectual property, also referred to as “design patents”. Many of these are solar panel and smartphone innovations. Michael feels without all the red tape involved, he can compete and produce these much faster than the large tech giants.

With a glowing background, Michael Ross Catania has a MBA/Bachelors in Finance. Graduating Top 1% of Class twice, an undergraduate degree and MBA. Accepted to 2 Ivy League Schools. He is Currently attending Harvard University,part time, for a 2nd Masters.

Michael’s creative side shows from his teenage years of writing and producing music.

Currently, with over 200 songs in the EDM genre written, plus writing and producing a 4 hour Scifi musical play, “Charlie Cooper: Kepler’s Vengeance “.

More recently, Michael is in talks with a big tech company, regarding a contract to design exclusively for them.

Visit: http://lscinternationaltrading.com/

Media Contact Details
Michael Catania, LSC International Trading LLC
Laurel Springs, New Jersey, (US) 609-969-8404
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Why the Australian Mining Sector Will Be an Investor-Magnet in 2018

After a tame past few years, the Australian mining industry has been tipped to boom in 2018, with production looking to double in comparison.

A report titled ‘Mining in Australia 2017 to 2032’ was released by BIS Oxford Economics and revealed why the national resource sector is poised for a great year. The industry is expected to have significantly better results from mining exploration, production to maintenance.

The massive investment surge is translating into production, especially within the energy sector where Australia is expected to become the top exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) by 2022. According to renowned economist, Rubhen Jeya of BIS Oxford Economics, “Mining production growth will approximately double the speed of national economy in the next five years.

Specifically, BIS reports that mining productivity will rise by 5.5% in 2017/2018. This is over twice the growth in the previous year 2016/2017 which was just 2.5% based on a recent report by the Australia Bureau of Statistics.

In the past year, the higher prices for many commodities have already impacted exploration activity, which is projected to rise in this business year by 8.7% and almost 40% in the next five years.

Spending in the sector will increase

According to a Mining Business Outlook Report released by Newport Consulting, the performance prospects for Australia’s mining industry (2017/2018) indicate that 42% of country’s authorities are likely to increase spending during the specified period.

This figure increased from 23%, showing a positive and buoyant attitude within the industry. As a matter of fact, Newport Consulting believes that, since 2015, the number of optimistic miners has increased by 55%.

The study also revealed that there will be greater expenditures channelled into the improving technology such as automation and big data throughout 2018. 21% of participants in the survey admitted that having an automated system will be a huge influence in the industry this year.

However, it is believed that the massive growth in technology will also create a skills gap among workers. Companies like Rio Tinto are providing solutions in this regard. Not long ago, the mining giant partnered with TAFE Australia and the WA Government to provide vocational skills training in robotics for mining staff and other secondary workers.

Industries that will benefit within the sector

Strong growth in population is boosting consumer spending and other investments in the sector, while there is a high demand for Australia’s commodities from China due to the latter’s positive economic growth.

Currently, Australia is the biggest exporter of metallurgical coal; lead and iron ore. It is also the second biggest exporter of zinc and thermal coal and third biggest exporter of uranium. Recently, its precious stones industry gained popularity for it unique pink diamonds. Experts believe this sector of the mining industry is poised to get bigger in the coming months.

  • Energy

Black coal, which consists of both metallurgical and thermal coal is expected to remain the dominant energy export of Australia. The extrapolated energy growth rate of 2.4% is based on the projection that the global demand for coal will continue to grow into the period 2029/2030. This is because of the rising demand for steel-making raw materials and electricity, especially in Asia’s emerging market economies.

Australia’s main energy export accounts for about 49% of the total growth in energy exportation of Australia and will most likely increase over the given projected period. By 2029/2030, the country’s black coal exports are predicted to reach an equivalent of about 450 million tonnes.

  • Precious stones

The Australian mines are well known for their coveted coloured diamonds, and for 30 years, has led the world in its extraction and production. As the jewellery industry remains a key part in commodity investments, it will see a rise in demand for precious stones. This is a big opportunity for investors looking to cash in on financial investments this year.

Rav Dhillon, the CEO of Argyle Group in London, is setting up a financial vehicle of Argyle Bonds to help investors key into the Australian pink diamond commodity sector. According to Rav, “There is currently a huge demand for these types of alternative investments in the UK. Following the uncertainty of a hard Brexit, investors are currently seeking additional sources of income,” he says.

It is true, many Australian mines are working within capacity, but the low-skill ratio of many miners is still a cause for concern. As the government and many private organisations tackle this issue, one thing is sure, the mining sector appears to provide a promising outcome this year.