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Councils 'should be leading' on energy efficiency

Improving energy efficiency is something that everyone needs to do if UK targets are to be met. However, since energy costs typically only account for one to three per cent of a company's outgoings, implementing measures to cut costs isn't always a priority for business owners. This is... More >

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New energy efficiency measures could threaten UK office lettings

As of April 2018, landlords will no longer be able to let out properties with the lowest energy-efficiency ratings - as measured by Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs). The Financial Times reports that this could pose a threat to the value of property investors' portfolios. EPCs provide a... More >

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Labour promises to 'streamline' energy-efficiency regulations

In a bid to clarify its ambitions for energy efficiency across the UK and "end the scandal of cold homes" the Labour Party has published a 'green paper' titled An End to Cold Homes - setting out the energy efficiency strategy. As well as providing a number of promises to domestic... More >

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1m Brits 'won't turn on their heating this winter'

Worries about the cost of keeping their homes warm will lead to many people in the UK resisting turning their heating on this winter, regardless of how cold it gets. This is according to new research from Innasol, which claimed 63 per cent of people will hold off from reaching for the thermostat... More >

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Green Deal registration 'on the increase'

The government's main energy efficiency programme, the Green Deal, appears to be growing in popularity, according to new figures. Government statistics show that nearly 1,500 individual plans were registered in October, which means the total number of Green Deal-based home improvements underway... More >

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London mayor praises green organisations

The efforts of some of London's businesses to reduce their carbon footprint by becoming more energy efficient have been recognised at a special event. Mayor of London Boris Johnson personally took the time to praise the work being done in this area during the Business Energy Challenge awards,... More >

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Energy efficiency 'boosts house sales'

Homes that have undergone work to improve their energy efficiency rating sell for more and are snapped up quicker than those that remain inefficient, according to new research. The study - seed funded by Scotland's 2020 Climate Group and developed by its Built Environment sub-group - analysed... More >

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Carbon Clever conference discusses energy efficiency

Improving the energy efficiency of homes in the Scottish Highlands needs to be the first step taken if people in the region are going to take climate change initiatives seriously. This is the view of Aird and Loch Ness councillor Margaret Davidson, who told the Carbon Clever conference in Inverness... More >

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Energy efficiency 'crucial' to limiting climate change

The world needs to get much better at how it uses energy if the issue of climate change is going to be successfully tackled, according to a new study. UNEP (the United Nations Environment Programme) has released its Emissions Gap report to highlight the disparity between what countries are saying... More >

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Haunted house? It's just poor insulation

If you've got an active imagination, or are of a particularly nervous disposition, you might have experience of being 'spooked' in the past by the feeling of a ghostly presence in the room. But are you actually keeping company with a spirit, or is there a more reasonable... More >

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13,000 energy efficiency upgrades 'needed every week'

The UK government needs to encourage as many as 13,000 houses to undergo energy efficiency upgrades every week if the country has any chance of hitting future eco targets, according to a leading expert. Speaking to the BBC, Sustainable Homes managing director Andrew Eagles claims the figure is... More >

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What is thermal bridging?

If you are interested in making your property more energy efficient, you might have heard of the term 'thermal bridging'. But what does it mean and how can you work towards addressing the issues around it? Firstly, thermal bridging is generally a bad thing, which occurs when there is a gap... More >

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Is it time to rethink ECO?

Recent government data shows that the number of measures installed under the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) slumped 14 per cent in August.  The news has prompted industry experts to ask whether the scheme, which places legal obligations on big energy suppliers to help improve... More >

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Energy efficiency 'the key to reaching emissions targets'

Investment in energy efficiency is essential if governments have any chance of hitting their emissions targets in the coming years, according to an industry expert. Click Green reports that specialist engineering and construction insurer HSB Engineering Insurance is upping its efforts to get the... More >

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New green building wins award before even opening

A new facility in Northern Ireland that will be dedicated towards researching green technology has already proven its credentials without even opening its doors. The CREST (the Centre for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technologies) centre in Enniskillen has been recognised with the Sustainable... More >

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EU energy efficiency strategies 'falling short'

A number of countries are falling short of the requirements set out in the EU's Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), according to new analysis.  The EED was introduced in 2012 in an effort to meet a 20 per cent energy-saving target across member states by 2020. According to the European... More >

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Argument for energy efficiency 'continuing to grow'

The reasons for investing in the UK's ageing housing stock to reduce levels of fuel poverty across the country can't be ignored, according to an industry expert. Writing for City AM, Kingfisher group chief executive Sir Ian Cheshire has highlighted how, with temperatures now starting to... More >

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