Top 10 Blockchain buzzwords you need to know

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Blockchain, Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are exploding into mainstream news and consciousness.

The industries have seemed happy to cloak themselves in jargon and technical terms for years. Something similar happened with the birth of the internet.

There is much hype about Blockchain and cryptocurrency; people want to know more about this so-called world changer.

I’ve concentrated on my Top 10 Blockchain buzzwords, based on how best to understand the concepts behind Blockchain. Read more here (link opens in new window)

Good block, bad block: An Introduction to Blockchain

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I’ve developed an all-encompassing interest in Blockchain technology; its potential, its pitfalls and its power.

I will be writing regularly on about my journey into this exciting world. My aim is to make Blockchain understood and accessible to everyone, covering everything from the basics to cryptocurrencies.

Read more in my introductory blog here. (link opens in new window).

The Ultimate Guide to Energy Efficiency for Small Businesses

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Short-term (tomorrow!), medium-term, and long-term: whichever way you frame it, small businesses can save energy – and money – by following some simple steps.

Our guide to energy efficiency for small businesses will banish any worries about time, potential outlays, and value as barriers to entry. Any investment is usually quickly repaid and then becomes savings, or more profit.

Learn how you can save on energy use and bills by picking up good habits, from lighting to installing solar panels to home working.

Read more here. (link opens in new window).

Cutting out draughts from older homes

Row of Sandstone Houses, perfect for draught proofing

Enjoy a warmer and more comfortable home by following my guide to simple fixes for draughts.

At its most basic, draught-proofing is filling the gaps in a building, where heat escapes and cold air enters. Some people turn up the heating to counteract cold draughts; this warms your home but escaped heating costs you and emits CO2 emission unnecessarily.

A properly draught-proofed and insulated house helps reduce your energy demands and CO2 emissions as well as saving on bills.

Read more here. (link opens in new window).

Ten top sustainable innovations for 2020

Breathing buildings, living robots, and electricity created from thin air, all in my latest blog.

The sustainability sector is a hub for technological advances. Along with The Energy Saving Trust, we look at 10 innovations that may – or may not – change the way we interact with our world in the face of climate change.

We have not tested any of these products and we cannot verify the claims of their inventors but we’re sure you’ll find them as interesting as we do.

Read more here. (link opens in new window).