Energy Efficiency

09 December

Npower chief says more should be done to secure the success of ECO scheme

npower's chief executive Paul Massara openly supported Ofgem's fining of rival energy firm British Gas, but claims the Energy Company Obligations scheme is still far from perfect.

10 November

Labour strengthens stance on energy efficiency with plans to improve 5 million homes

Today, Labour published its long-awaited green paper: a five-point plan which outlines improvements to the energy efficiency of over 5 million homes in the UK.

03 November

New energy saving ‘black box’ slated to save UK householders £250

New ‘black box’ energy monitoring technology will be tested in British homes next month to help reduce the amount of energy used by heating and domestic appliances, potentially saving UK households £250 a year on their gas and electricity bills.

28 October

5 ways to become more eco-efficient in the home

Energy efficiency advocate and writer Kate Critchlow discusses her top 5 ways to become more energy efficient and save money.

08 October

Green Deal energy saving scheme receives further £100 million funding

The UK government’s Green Deal incentive, aimed at encouraging energy consumers to make energy-saving home improvements in exchange for cashback, is set to receive millions of pounds in funds to sustain the scheme.

06 October

The government comes under pressure to toughen up energy efficiency targets to boost the UK economy by £62bn

A new report has been released, supporting recent criticism of the government's efforts to reduce the UK's energy usage by 2030. But, the Secretary General and the European Commission claim too much too soon would not be a good thing for Britain's economy.

01 October

Solar power is set to overtake gas and oil as the planet’s main energy source by 2050

According to a new report released by the International Energy Agency, it’s likely that by mid-century, the sun could surpass oil and gas as the world’s primary source of energy.

15 July

Improvements needed for UK to meet 2025 carbon budget

The climate change budget for the UK is reportedly running off course and destined not to meet the 2025 deadline. For improvements to be made and the deadline to be met,  the country must set long-term targets and improve its low carbon policy according to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). Under the Fourth Carbon ...

10 July

SEA study claims UK could be £12bn better off with greener homes

A switch in policies to concentrate on making houses greener could result in savings of over £12 billion in the UK, according to the Sustainable Energy Association (SEA). By 2050, the UK needs to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 80%. Currently, proposed models aim to complete this through a range of  energy technologies and ...

05 February

New report urges a push for carbon capture and storage

A new report has suggested the pursuit of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology in the UK could create a new £15bn-35bn industry: With the creation of the industry possibly helping save money on energy bills too. The study, conducted on behalf of the CCS Association - the industry representative - and the TUC, claims ...