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How richer data could unlock greener cities

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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'

Liberal Democrat energy and climate change secretary Ed Davey

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

26 Nov 2014

Davey urges 10,000 businesses to embrace Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme

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'Regulation isn't an ideological issues, it's a pragmatic one,' says Energy and Climate Change Secretary as he makes case for latest energy efficiency rules

26 Nov 2014

Green Deal Finance Company secures £50m rescue package

EXCLUSIVE: DECC funding proposal worth £34m and £16m of private investment brings an end to liquidation fears for energy efficiency loans provider

26 Nov 2014

How match-making energy champions is helping cut carbon

Chloe Hampson of Fit for the Future and Ashden's Simon Brammer explain how a new initiative is slashing emissions from the UK's historic buildings

24 Nov 2014

Mayor Boris urges firms to sign up to London's Business Energy Challenge

27 leading firms awarded gold, silver and bronze ratings based on their emission reduction efforts

21 Nov 2014

Green Deal enjoys much-needed boost as plans top 7,000

But industry warns increase in Green Deal demand is failing to make up for collapse in ECO market

20 Nov 2014

The case for resource loops

WRAP's Dr Liz Goodwin argues that the circular economy is on the brink of some game-changing innovations

18 Nov 2014

National Gallery becomes portrait of energy efficiency

Lighting overhall will allow gallery to maximise use of natural daylight without harming paintings

18 Nov 2014

EU energy efficiency rules need strengthening, not watering down

The EU's under fire Ecodesign rules are critical to the bloc's emission reduction efforts, argues Andrew Warren

18 Nov 2014

Siemens to boost output from Hull offshore wind factory

Green Port Hull will be reduced in size but production of blades to increase by 20 per cent

17 Nov 2014

Brussels frames debate for greener TVs

European Commission restarts initiative to tighten energy-efficiency regulations on monitors and digital photo frames

17 Nov 2014

Asda inks contract to deliver smart meter functionality to 660 stores

Elster EnergyICT follows Tesco energy software contract with new Asda deal

14 Nov 2014

Caroline Flint promises 'step change' in approach to energy efficiency, but downplays hopes of infrastructure funding boost

Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary says Labour would get more 'bang for buck' from current energy efficiency funding, as she admits additional infrastructure funding has not yet been committed

11 Nov 2014

10 things we've learnt from Labour's energy efficiency green paper

Labour wants to drastically reform the UK's energy efficiency strategy, but will its plans work?

10 Nov 2014

Labour to beef up plans to make five million homes more energy efficient

Opposition to publish much-trailed energy efficiency green paper, detailing plans for half a million energy reports and new interest free loans

10 Nov 2014

Mercedes leads EU's fuel economy 'cheaters'

Report finds company has biggest differential between test and real world performance, with average gap growing to 31 per cent

10 Nov 2014

UK's £1bn Advanced Propulsion Centre opens its doors

Vince Cable says facility will place UK in fast lane of low carbon motoring industry

06 Nov 2014

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