Energy Efficiency

14 February

Almost two-thirds of the public have still not heard of the Green Deal

Two weeks since the government launched its new energy efficiency scheme the Green Deal, a new survey has revealed that almost two-thirds (61%) of the public have still not heard of it.

01 February

Npower boss says energy firms not to blame for increased energy bills

The boss of UK energy firm NPower has said that energy firms cannot be blamed for the huge bill hikes which have seen consumers increasingly out of pocket.

28 January

Government's new Green Deal officially launches today

The Government's new 'Green Deal' scheme officially launches today (January 28). Households across the country will now be able to seek Government supported loans on a number energy efficiency improvements. Firms backing the scheme include British Gas's parent company, Centrica, E.On and SSE - who are all also part of the Warm Home Discount Scheme. ...

25 January

Ofgem could fine British Gas up to £1.2bn for missing its CERT target

UK energy firm British Gas could be hit with millions of pounds worth of fines following its failure to meet energy efficiency targets. The energy regulator Ofgem could fine the energy company up to £1.2bn for failing to meet its carbon emissions reduction target (CERT) set by the Government. It is understand that the firm ...

24 January

New Poll: Four out of five UK homeowners unaware of new 'green deal'

With only days left until its launch, a new poll has found out that four out of five people in the UK have not even heard of the Government's new 'Green Deal'. Set to launch on Monday January 28, the new scheme has been greeted with a level of indifference from the public - with ...

24 June

Europe moves to cut energy use

The European Union is hoping to reduce energy use across member states by up to 20%. But it wants countries to volunteer to cut energy use, which has drawn criticism from environmental campaigners. The move comes alongside current Europe-wide drives to shift towards renewable energy sources and cut emissions. The EU originally wanted mandatory targets ...

16 March

Efficient light bulb wins Design of the Year

Two British designers were the overall winners at the 2011 Brit Design of the Year awards for their low-energy light bulb, according to guardian.co.uk. The light bulb named Plumen 001 was designed by Samuel Wilkinson and Michael-George Hemus. Energy efficient light bulbs in the past have been pretty ugly to look at, but the new ...

08 March

UK leads Europe on energy reduction

The UK is now one of the top performers in terms of energy efficiency compared with the rest of Europe, according to the guardian.co.uk. In a European commission report, energy use in the UK fell by more than five per cent from 2000 to 2008, which was the only major European economy to see a ...