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Germany most energy-efficient nation, report reveals

A report into the energy efficiency of 16 of the world's major economies has found Germany to be the best-performing. The study - conducted by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) - found Mexico to be the least eco-friendly, while it also voiced concerns over the... More >

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Short-term thinking 'is risking the UK's energy future'

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) deputy director-general will tell delegates at today's (July 17th) CBI Energy Conference that too many organisations and individuals are focused on the short term when it comes to the UK's energy needs. Katja Hall will highlight the importance of... More >

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UK 'struggling' to meet 2020 carbon targets

The government needs to be doing more to ensure the UK hits its 2020 carbon reduction targets, according to a new report. On Tuesday (July 15th), the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) released the details of its annual progress update, emphasising the stark reality that missing the goals were... More >

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Energy efficiency 'important' to first-time buyers

Having a low level of energy consumption is now considered to be a priority of the majority of people looking to purchase their first home, according to new research. The study, conducted by E.ON, found that while location remained the number one dealmaker or breaker when it came to choosing a... More >

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Bromsgrove residents benefit from external wall insulation

Almost 150 properties in Bromsgrove should benefit from a reduction in their energy bills upon the completion of a three-year programme to make homes in the area more energy efficient. The Bromsgrove Advertiser reports the houses in Sidemoor have been undergoing improvement work as part of a... More >

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Energy efficiency solutions firm hoping to tackle fuel poverty

It is hoped that a new partnership between energy efficiency solutions business Anesco and power supplier First Utility will support more households in their efforts to avoid falling into fuel poverty. The two organisations have signed a three-year deal that will see thousands of the most... More >

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Green Deal 'could be gone by next month'

Households looking to take advantage of the government's Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) may only have until next month to apply for its support. The Telegraph reports the initiative, which was relaunched in June, is proving to be significantly more popular than the previous... More >

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Wigan Council fronts new energy campaign

People living in the Wigan borough of Greater Manchester are being encouraged to take advantage of government support to help them become more energy efficient. The Little Bill campaign, launched by the local council, aims to educate residents on what they need to do to reduce their electricity and... More >

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UK residents 'admitting to lack of energy efficiency'

One in eight people rate their home's insulation and other energy efficiency measures as "poor" or "very poor", according to a new survey. The research, carried out by Ocean Finance, has found that many of those who responded in this way blame the age of their property as... More >

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Annual energy bills could rise to £2,000 by 2035, study reveals

The price of gas and electricity could skyrocket over the new two decades unless something is done to improve our energy efficiency and establish new sources of power. That is the key finding of a study focusing on the future of the energy sector, which the National Grid has now published. Its... More >

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DECC urges families to 'act now' on energy efficiency

Households across the UK are being invited to take advantage of the government's flagship home energy efficiency programme, while funding is still available. The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) launched on June 8th, with 4,405 applications having been accepted across England and Wales... More >

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Housing association's investment in eco measures paying off

A Sunderland housing association has launched an ambitious 20-year plan to upgrade its properties so they are more energy efficient. Gentoo Group has already fitted eco-friendly measures into 2,000 of its homes, thanks to more than £10 million in funding that has been supplied by a... More >

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NIA 'looking to tackle' solid wall fuel poverty

The issue of how people who struggle to pay their energy bills can be supported is to be the focus of a special workshop hosted by the National Insulation Association (NIA) later this month. Scheduled for July 23rd, the NIA is acting upon recent analysis it carried out alongside the Centre for... More >

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Help for those in fuel poverty 'isn't enough'

The poorest people in society are missing out on having energy-efficient homes because of the shortcomings of the government's schemes. According to the latest statistics, the number of homes having measures like solid wall insulation (SWI) and new boilers installed has dropped by 60 per cent... More >

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Global insulation market 'expected to see strong growth'

The insulation sector is predicted to experience significant growth over the next six years, according to new figures. A study - carried out by Grand View Research - has forecast the the worldwide market will achieve a compound annual growth rate of 8.5 per cent, meaning it should be worth... More >

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2030 EU energy targets boosted by €38bn funding pot

Funding for energy efficiency initiatives across Europe will be boosted by a funding increase. Euractiv reports European Union (EU) bosses have increased the amount of money available to support such projects by 40 per cent, meaning the total cash pot will be an estimated €38 billion... More >

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Green Deal provides £8.5m funding in first 2 weeks

The government's new Green Deal Home Improvement Fund has seen a total of 2,821 applications made over its first fortnight of operation. According to the Department of Energy and Climate Change, industry estimates suggest a total of £8.5 million has been issued during the first two weeks... More >

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Link between households and efficiency suppliers 'needs strengthening'

The UK's power consumption could be reduced if the relationship between households and their local suppliers was improved. This is according to a nationwide cooperative of 20 organisations hoping to bring the country's energy efficiency up to scratch by 2020, GreenWise Business... More >

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NIA: Nearly 8m homes in need of SWI

Almost eight million homes would benefit from having solid wall insulation (SWI) installed, according to the National Insulation Association (NIA). The organisation wants to see more being done to raise awareness of the benefits of such measures, as well as encouraging the government to offer more... More >

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The smiley face of energy efficiency

Householders are more likely to respond to energy efficiency advice if they received feedback in the form of smiley face or sad face emoticons, according to new research. The alternative approach has been the subject of a recent study carried out by Sustainable Homes, which is a member of the UK... More >

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Should energy firms be renationalised?

The so-called Big Six energy firms in the UK have received a great deal of media attention recently, particularly with regard to the prices they charge consumers for their tariffs. In light of this, head of independent energy supplier Ecotricity Dale Vince, has written a piece in the Mirror arguing... More >

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Bordon regeneration 'to lead way in energy efficiency'

A housing regeneration project taking place in the East Hampshire area of Bordon is striving to lead the way for energy-efficient homes in the UK. The government is monitoring the work being done to implement such measures in the town, with these ranging from triple glazing, solar panels and... More >

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Greenpeace calls for government energy-saving commitment

Eco-campaigning organisation Greenpeace has called on David Cameron to review his plans to address the UK's dependency on Russian fuel sources ahead of a key gathering tomorrow (June 27th). In a recent blog post, the charity has asked for the prime minister to consider how the country can work... More >

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Fuel poverty a 'real issue' for Liverpool

The problem of fuel poverty has been described as a "real issue" in Liverpool by one of the city's leaders. Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, councillor Ann O'Byrne said rising energy bills and a lack of proper provisions to stop heat escaping from much of the local housing stock... More >

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National focus should be on energy efficiency, says study

Energy efficiency should be a "national priority", according to a new report. A group of around 20 organisations have been working together to produce the study, which emphasises the direction the construction industry needs to be heading in to ensure a sustainable future. Construction... More >

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Students offered help with energy bills

A new course aimed at teaching students in Scotland about managing their energy bills more efficiently, alongside cooking healthy food, has been launched. H-eat Well is being run by social enterprise the Calman Trust, which has recently received £215,670 of National Lottery funding to help... More >

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EU 'on track' for energy targets

By 2020, the European Union (EU) aims to have improved energy savings by one-fifth, which it is reportedly on track to achieve. According to a document seen by news provider Reuters, current efforts are proving so successful that a significantly higher target for improvement may be put in place for... More >

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4 in 5 think govt should do more to tackle climate change, says study

Four-fifths of the UK public are unhappy with the government's approach to tackling global warming, according to new research. The study - carried out by renewable heating provider Innasol - found just one in five feel as though ministers are doing enough to reduce the effects of climate... More >

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FPAG: 'Get homes to Band C by 2025'

The government should conduct a complete overhaul of its energy efficiency strategy, according to non-departmental public organisation the Fuel Poverty Advisory Group. Derek Lickorish, the body's head, told the Guardian he saw some areas of current policy as being "manifestly... More >

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EU leaders call for new energy efficiency targets

Leaders from seven nations within the European Union (EU) are pushing for all member states to sign up to a binding energy savings target next month. Reuters report the move is to try to move away from a reliance on Ukraine and Russia for energy sources, with the current crisis in the region... More >

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