sustainable thinking



Efficiency articles

Labour energy efficiency strategy - at a glance

Shadow energy secretary Caroline Flint

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

insulation-installer-wearing a mask

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

Garden view of the front of the White House

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

Labour MP warns rental energy efficiency regulation loophole threatens to leave tenants in the cold

Alan Whitehead calls on government to require all rented property to meet proposed energy efficiency standards

08 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

Cameron can't insulate himself from blame over green job losses

The insulation industry, the fuel poor, and the planet all deserve better than this energy efficiency policy fiasco

05 Sep 2014

Mark Group planning to cut 670 jobs due to energy efficiency policy u-turn

Improved momentum for Green Deal comes too late for Mark Group, as ECO cuts force leading insulation provider to launch redundancy programme

05 Sep 2014

Could an energy-saving 'five a day' campaign deliver healthier energy bills?

As John Lewis reveals success of new energy labelling scheme, Baroness Verma argues campaign to promote energy-saving best practices could help people cut bills and emissions

04 Sep 2014

Open Energi: The dynamic way to power up energy savings

BusinessGreen's Innovation of the Year winner is cutting carbon and boosting renewables, while offering companies a no-strings-attached new revenue stream

04 Sep 2014

Baroness Verma: "The industrial revolution had a price - a carbon price"

Baroness Verma's speech on the creation of an "energy saving society" - in full

04 Sep 2014

National Grid hails 'positive response' as demand management edges towards mainstream

Grid operator again downplays blackout concerns and reveals how new scheme promises to curb demand by up to 300MW at peak times

02 Sep 2014

New vacuum cleaner rules don't suck, CCC insists

Committee on Climate Change says banning high-powered machines will result in significant carbon savings without loss of performance

01 Sep 2014

CottonConnect urges retailers to cotton on to water risks

Major new report calls on corporates to use World Water Week as a trigger to address the water footprint of their cotton supply chains

29 Aug 2014

Green data centre energy warning over inefficient servers and big data strain

The Natural Resources Defense Council offers recommendations to ease data centre energy inefficiency

28 Aug 2014

« Previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 Next »

LATEST OPINION

Information currently unavailable.

LATEST ANALYSIS

UPCOMING EVENTS

LATEST POLICY NEWS

LATEST ENERGY NEWS

LATEST INVESTMENT NEWS

In the wake of the IPCC's climate change impacts report, is your business planning to develop a climate resilience strategy?

66%

5%

29%

NEWSLETTER

JOB OF THE WEEK

Project Development Manager (Offshore Wind)- London


We are currently working alongside one of the key players in Offshore Wind to search and select a Project Development Manager to play a key role in the development phases of a major Offshore Wind farm. 

Find out more >

proofpoint3

You don’t have to be born yesterday to fall for a targeted attack

A discussion of the “risk perception gap”, its implications and how it can be closed

apcbgmay

Data centre guide- energy cost and carbon allocation strategies

It is both simple and inexpensive for any data centre, regardless of size or age, to get started allocating costs and carbon