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Breaking: EU Commission proposes energy efficiency goal for 2030

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30 per cent target designed to curb emissions and boost energy security amid Ukraine crisis

23 Jul 2014

What will happen to the Big Six ECO "windfall"?

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Energy industry declares "there is no windfall" and hints any savings could take years to filter through to customers, as energy efficiency sector calls for savings to be reinvested in insulation

23 Jul 2014

European Investment Bank backs UK smart meter rollout as part of £190m deal

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EIB inks lending agreement with Arqiva to support the deployment of smart meter, digital radio and Wi-Fi infrastructure

23 Jul 2014

Top university backtracks over wind turbine fire claims

Imperial College London admits it may have misled media over research analysing frequency and impact of wind industry fires

23 Jul 2014

Government trims Green Deal home improvement incentives as scheme passes £50m milestone

Government reports 12,200 applications have been received by Green Deal energy efficiency incentive scheme

23 Jul 2014

How to reduce energy use in the home

Beko's top tips for slashing energy consumption from electrical appliances and heating

22 Jul 2014

Government proposes legal target for tackling fuel poverty, but critics warn of loopholes

Potential loopholes and anger over latest windfall for the Big Six mean many within the energy efficiency sector remain less than impressed at latest proposals

22 Jul 2014

BBC broadcasts its carbon-cutting success

Corporation reveals it has cut energy consumption by 20 per cent thanks to switch to greener studios, but carbon impact of travel keeps climbing

22 Jul 2014

Sainsbury's reveals how power from food waste is taking supermarket off-grid

Biffa and Sainsbury's announce that Cannock store is now being power entirely by local anaerobic digestion facility

21 Jul 2014

Iberdrola joins PRISM plan to turn plutonium stockpile into power

Spanish utility signs MoU with GE Hitachi's PRISM project to generate power from UK's nuclear waste

21 Jul 2014

Germany tops global energy efficiency league table

New report reveals huge opportunities for energy efficiency improvements globally

21 Jul 2014

Closing in on a circular economy – lessons from Scotland and Wales

Green Alliance's Jonny Hazell warns that England is lagging behind the rest of the UK when it comes to getting value out of its resources

21 Jul 2014

Sky’s the limit: Drone makers target sustainability

As the FAA prepares rules for drones, these companies are landing serious interest from the likes of Amazon, Boeing, BP and Google

18 Jul 2014

Will Liz Truss take responsibility for resource policy?

The new Environment Secretary faces a daunting in-tray, but waste policy must now be made a priority

18 Jul 2014

AFC Energy inks latest South Korean fuel cell export deal

UK-based developer signs landmark agreement worth up to $15m to provide South Korean energy giant with new fuel cell technology

18 Jul 2014

Green Investment Bank warns of energy from waste investment gap

New report suggests UK requires £5bn to fund new energy from waste infrastructure through to 2020

17 Jul 2014

Microsoft signs major wind power deal in green data centre push

Greenpeace uses the move as another chance to criticise Amazon Web Services

16 Jul 2014

How design can determine recycling habits

Dr Stewart Barr makes the case for recycling collection to be designed into buildings so it becomes part of a daily routine

16 Jul 2014

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