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Ford revs up $25m global LED rollout

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Motoring giant announces plan to install energy-efficient lighting at all its manufacturing facilities, slashing energy bills and emissions by around 70 per cent

30 Sep 2014

Energy efficiency – From Cinderella to sweetheart?

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Dave Sowden wonders whether the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats will match Labour’s Fairy Godmother offer

26 Sep 2014

Verco: No ordinary green consultancy

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UK company that spawned Good Energy and CamCo and designed carbon markets for the EU sees huge opportunities in energy efficiency

26 Sep 2014

Is the Green Deal Finance Company really on the brink of collapse?

EXCLUSIVE: Industry sources slam government's handling of Green Deal, as leaked letter reveals finance company may face liquidation

25 Sep 2014

Green Deal Finance Company warns investors it could be wound up

EXCLUSIVE: Green Investment Bank reluctant to provide further funding, leaving the government facing an October deadline to save its flagship energy efficiency scheme

25 Sep 2014

Will Labour's Energy Efficiency pledge repair damaged confidence?

Dave Sowden of the Sustainable Energy Association welcomes Labour's new energy efficiency strategy as a welcome step in the right direction for the domestic clean tech sector

24 Sep 2014

Richard Branson steers new trucking efficiency drive

Carbon War Room publishes data on current technologies it says could save the trucking industry $40bn a year and cut emissions 20 per cent

24 Sep 2014

UN: more efficient equipment could save $350bn a year

New Efficient Appliances and Equipment Partnership launched to promote worldwide shift to energy efficient devices

24 Sep 2014

Labour declares "war on cold homes"

Caroline Flint confirms ambitious new energy efficiency plans and slams UKIP over climate change denial

23 Sep 2014

Caroline Flint: "Be in no doubt, Labour will make saving energy a national infrastructure priority"

Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary speech to Labour Party Conference - in full

23 Sep 2014

Labour energy efficiency strategy - at a glance

Free home energy reports, interest-free loans, and upgrades for fuel poor households to form centrepiece of Labour energy strategy

22 Sep 2014

Labour prepares to unveil major national energy efficiency strategy

Caroline Flint will tomorrow announce plans to upgrade five million draughty homes and make energy efficiency a national infrastructure priority

22 Sep 2014

White House unveils solar power and energy efficiency boost

Paper outlines more than 50 actions and commitments designed to avoid 300 million tonnes of CO2 emissions, as administration sets out climate negotiating stall

19 Sep 2014

Tesco software rollout aims to ensure every little energy-saving helps

Retail giant confirms it has inked a three year deal to deploy Elster EnergyICT management software across its estate

18 Sep 2014

PepsiCo backs new tool to predict water risks

This new scenario modeling system helps planners in Latin America and the Caribbean make more informed infrastructure investments

12 Sep 2014

IEA calls on policymakers to deliver "multiple benefits" of energy efficiency

International Energy Agency argues that so-called "hidden fuel" can boost economy, tackle poverty, and address climate risks

10 Sep 2014

MPs shine spotlight on smart meter cost concerns

Public Accounts Committee voices fears over cost of smart meter deployment, but DECC insists strategy will deliver over £6bn iof net benefits to the economy

10 Sep 2014

Rented homes and energy efficiency: A sad tale of intention and action

Labour's Alan Whitehead warns rules to improve the efficiency of rented accomodation include a worrying loophole that will leave many tenants living in cold and draughty homes

08 Sep 2014

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