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UK energy use falls, as renewable generation climbs to record levels

E.ONs Scroby Sands offshore wind farm

Records tumble as new statistics reveal falling energy use, plummeting coal demand, and soaring renewables output

18 Dec 2014

Procter & Gamble hails global waste reduction progress

landfill site photo courtesy of Veolia

Consumer goods giant sets itself four new environmental targets as part of latest sustainability report

17 Dec 2014

EU delay to fuel efficient lorries slammed by campaigners

Haulage lorry on a motorway

Compromise struck between Brussels and industry will see new designs come into force in 2022, later than many had wanted

11 Dec 2014

Temperature controlled urban distribution in a sustainable way

Industry leaders are applying current and emerging technologies to help customers achieve sustainable and quiet transport refrigeration

11 Dec 2014

CCC boss: Delaying decarbonisation would leave economy uninsured against climate impacts

Committee on Climate Change's new chief executive, Matthew Bell, makes case for cost effective decarbonisation

11 Dec 2014

Martini Asti pops cork on new lightweight bottle

Company says energy savings equate to taking 330 cars off the road

10 Dec 2014

Business energy costs predicted to rise by around a third by 2030

Committee on Climate Change urges businesses and households to embrace energy efficiency measures, as latest report predicts only modest increase in domestic bills

10 Dec 2014

How green LED Christmas lights could save you £20

Good Energy and National Trust team up to urge households to embrace energy-saving tips over the festive period

09 Dec 2014

Npower boss says energy firms deserve to face fines for missing efficiency targets

Energy giant reveals plan to undertake energy efficiency upgrades for empty homes in a bid to demonstrate such projects should be eligible for ECO support

08 Dec 2014

Government to re-launch Green Deal grant scheme with £30m fund

Green Deal Home Improvement Fund to be re-opened from this Wednesday, offering households up to £5,600 off energy-efficiency improvements

07 Dec 2014

Saks: How we rang up $500,000 in energy savings

The US retail giant reveals how relatively simple energy-efficiency measures have helped cut energy bills and carbon emissions

05 Dec 2014

Are our cities about to get a lot smarter (and greener)?

New report suggests smart city technologies capable of slashing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution could be on the cusp of a major breakthrough

05 Dec 2014

British Gas hit with £11.1m charge over failure to meet energy-efficiency targets

Energy giant to pay money to fuel poverty charity, after Ofgem concludes company failed to meet its energy-efficiency obligations

04 Dec 2014

Businesses and charities unite to call for urgent action on excess winter deaths

Energy efficiency groups and fuel poverty campaigners call on government to deliver emergency funding to reverse sharp drop in home improvements

01 Dec 2014

Study: Cities can slash CO2 cheaply using 'no brainer' technologies

Energy efficient appliances, fuel efficient transport, and biomass boilers could cut energy-related CO2 by more than a third for little outlay

01 Dec 2014

Ofgem unveils £17bn green grid investment plan

Watchdog publishes proposals to boost low carbon grid, as fines confirmed for Drax over failure to meet energy efficiency targets

28 Nov 2014

How richer data could unlock greener cities

EU-backed Re-Green initiative concludes the success of green city programmes rests on the quality of the environmental data that is available

27 Nov 2014

Davey: 'Green Growth is a necessity, a reality and an opportunity'

Energy and Climate Change Secretary speech to Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme - in full

26 Nov 2014

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