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NHS to invest £50m in energy efficiency

A deal worth £50 million has been agreed to enable the NHS to invest in energy efficiency improvements across the organisation. The sum has been secured thanks to an alliance between the UK's Green Investment Bank (GIB) and De Lage Landen (DLL) - with both parties contributing £25... More >

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Labour sets out energy efficiency plans

The Labour Party has set out its plans to increase the country's energy efficiency through legislation and policy, should it come to power following the 2015 general election.  Shadow energy minister Caroline Flint set out a five-point election manifesto detailing these proposals in a... More >

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New York shifts focus to energy efficiency

New York City (NYC) is set to become the largest in the world to commit to efforts to decrease the levels of greenhouse gases it produces. A raft of measures are set to be unveiled today (September 22nd), ahead of tomorrow's United Nations (UN) Climate Summit. The conference itself will see... More >

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Labour to unveil energy efficiency plans

Energy efficiency will be a key focus at the Labour Party conference tomorrow (September 23rd) in Manchester. Business Green reports shadow energy and climate change minister Caroline Flint will unveil a five-point plan on how the opposition intends to reduce the country's power consumption... More >

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Tenants call for energy-efficient improvements

The majority of householders are in favour of government plans to put a limit on how many draughty homes are rented out. A study by the Energy Saving Trust (EST) found that seven out of ten said this, with this figure rising to 78 per cent among renters, Business Green reports. In addition, four in... More >

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SMEs feeling the effects of rise in energy prices

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are feeling the pinch from rising power bills, leading to a number of businesses having to find new ways to control their energy consumption.  Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) national policy chairman Mike Cherry has told the Guardian companies are... More >

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Green Deal branded 'a failure'

The government's flagship energy efficiency finance scheme - the Green Deal - has been branded a failure by ministers. A group of MPs have described the outcome of the initiative as "disappointing", blaming inadequate planning and flawed implementation as the main reasons why... More >

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Energy efficiency 'could boost global economy by $18tn'

Governments and organisations across the world have been encouraged to adopt a renewed focus on energy efficiency. New research from the International Energy Agency (IEA) suggests an increase in funding in this area could boost the international economy by $18 trillion (£11 trillion) by... More >

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'Big bills on their way' as heating gets switched back on

Despite it still officially being summertime, an increasing proportion of homeowners and businesses are already opting to turn their heating on. New figures released by boiler manufacturing firm Worcester Bosch Group suggest that one in 20 people turn the thermostat up in September, while this will... More >

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Community Energy Fortnight gets underway

Help is being offered to residents and businesses alike to help them become more energy efficient as part of a nationwide scheme being launched today (September 15th). Community Energy Fortnight will focus on offering advice on the issue, while also encouraging others to come up with their own... More >

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IEA: Energy efficiency linked to economic growth

Efforts to improve energy efficiency will not only provide a boost to the environment, but it would also be good news for economic growth, according to a new report. The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published the findings of its Capturing the Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency study,... More >

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Why we need to focus on energy efficiency sooner, rather than later

While it's been an issue that has been bubbling under the surface for quite some time, the issue of Europe's dependency on Russia as its primary energy supplier is once again under the spotlight. According to Eurostat, the country provides approximately 30 per cent of the bloc's gas, as... More >

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Smart meters alone 'won't be enough to cut bills'

Relying purely on the installation of smart meters to improve a building's energy efficiency is unlikely to be an effective approach, according to government ministers. The Public Accounts Committee has published its latest report into the progress of the UK's preparations for smart... More >

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New energy efficiency standard leaves many tenants out cold

A newly proposed standard addressing energy efficiency consumption in households is expected to alienate many tenants due to a loophole which sees the regulation exclude those living in multi-occupancy housing.  The government has proposed plans to impose energy standards on private rented... More >

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Report highlights energy-saving business priorities

The green technology sector is expected to experience a significant boom over the next few years, according to a new study. Figures released by engineering and electronics conglomerate Siemens have suggested that nearly four in five firms (79 per cent) now view the issue of energy as a... More >

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Lib Dem's cut tax bills as energy incentive

The Liberal Democrats have promised cuts to household council tax bills if improvements are made to the energy efficiency of properties.  New figures released by the political party within their manifesto states households will save an estimated minimum of £100 per year if they make... More >

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SMEs require government energy bill support

Small businesses are feeling the effects of the rise in energy prices which show little signs of coming down, one body has argued.  Action is required from the government and energy providers alike to offer support to smaller businesses through the introduction of smart meters and solar panels... More >

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