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'Radical approach needed' to energy efficiency

An ambitious strategy to encourage the UK to become more energy efficient could have wide-ranging benefits on the economy and the population's welfare, according to a new report. The study - released by campaign group The Energy Bill Revolution - says a "radical new approach" to... More >

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Europe agrees on energy efficiency target

Leaders across the EU have finally come to an agreement regarding the bloc's energy efficiency targets over the next decade and a half. At a summit in Brussels on October 23rd, bosses committed to a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by a minimum of 40 per cent, while they also need to... More >

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New campaign hopes to 'champion' energy issues

Highlighting the benefits of becoming more energy efficient to the UK public is the aim of a new initiative being launched by a group of businesses and charities. The Big Energy Vision project is backed by big names including John Lewis, Kingfisher, uSwitch, the UK Green Building Council and... More >

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UK population 'clueless' about energy efficiency

The UK public needs better education on energy efficiency issues, according to the results of a new survey. Research carried out by ComRes on behalf of the National Energy Foundation (NEF) quizzed people on a range of topics, from what they think is the most effective way to meet the country's... More >

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D-Day looms for EU energy policies

Europe's leaders will meet tomorrow (October 23rd) and attempt to agree on the foundations of a new EU Climate and Energy Policy for 2030, with energy efficiency and increasing the use of renewables top of the agenda.   Back in 2008, EU member states came together to sign up for a 2020... More >

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City leaders call for energy efficiency target

City leaders in Leicester, Milton Keynes, Aberdeen and Bristol have asked for the government to seriously consider signing up to a fixed energy efficiency goal by 2030. The four cities have teamed up and sent a letter to prime minister David Cameron ahead of this week's European Council summit,... More >

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Energy efficiency app aiming to make difference to retailers

Small retailers are being encouraged to take action that will result in them becoming more energy efficient via a new mobile application. The Green Retail App was revealed as part of the Resource Efficient Scotland programme yesterday (October 16th) at a major event hosted in London by the Retail... More >

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UK govt 'hopes to find compromise' on energy targets

The government has revealed it believes a compromise on plans for the country to become more energy efficient by 2030 is possible ahead of an EU summit meeting next week. Despite continuous messages over how the coalition intends to reduce power consumption across the country over the next decade... More >

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London 'not interested' in Green Deal

Interest in the government's Green Deal finance initiative was lower in London than anywhere else in the country. This is according to new official figures, which looked at how many assessments for the funding were carried out in different regions across the UK, Energy Live News reports. The... More >

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Energy efficiency market confidence continues to soar

Confidence in the non-domestic energy efficiency market has never been higher, according to a new report. Figures released by the Green Investment Bank - and produced by EEVS Insight - revealed demand for the sector's services is continuing to increase, while almost half of the... More >

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Focus on data 'could improve energy efficiency take-up'

Not enough organisations are taking advantage of the information provided in Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) to help boost their energy efficiency, according to a new study. Business Green reports an investigation carried out by the Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) has found... More >

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Is the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund about to return?

Homeowners looking to add energy-efficient improvements to their property have received a boost, with one of the government's flagship subsidy schemes set to be reintroduced. Energy secretary Ed Davey announced at the Liberal Democrat party conference in Glasgow yesterday (October 7th) that the... More >

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Energy efficiency 'great for the UK'

The UK would receive a significant jobs and GDP boost if it were able to succeed in reducing its energy consumption by 40 per cent by 2030. That's according to new figures published by Cambridge Econometrics, following the group's study into the possible ramifications of a range of... More >

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UN summit 'fires starting gun' for energy efficiency race

More than a year of discussions on global climate change has been kicked off following a United Nations summit in New York, with worldwide policies on the issue likely to be created as a result. Over 120 high profile leaders attended the event, which set out what the UN hopes to achieve between now... More >

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Report links green offices with productivity

We often hear about how investing in energy efficiency technology in the workplace can save a business significant sums of money, but new research is now suggesting there's another way it can have a positive impact. According to a report published by the World Green Building Council (WGBC),... More >

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Final call on eco grants for Derby firms

There is just one week to go until businesses in Derby will no longer be able to take advantage of a scheme that could see them receive financial support to make their firm more eco-friendly. The deadline for applications for the BESPOKE (Business Energy Support Promoting Opportunities and... More >

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Scottish govt in £4.5m energy efficiency push

A new energy efficiency initiative in Scotland is being launched, with the aim of helping around 1,700 households manage their bills more effectively. Details of the programme - the Green Homes Cashback Scheme - have been revealed by the Scottish government, with council houses and properties that... More >

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