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Energy efficiency - Widely regarded as the easiest and most cost effective means of cutting carbon emissions and reducing energy costs, energy efficiency measures typically deliver pay back for businesses within a few years. Popular improvements, include switching to LED lighting or Green IT systems, installing insulation or upgrading HVAC systems, and adopting automated building energy management technologies.

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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

Have your say 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

Have your say 22 Sep 2014

Tenants demand better insulated properties

Survey finds strong support for government plans to prevent landlords from renting out low efficiency buildings, but is more action needed?

Have your say 19 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

Have your say 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

Have your say 18 Sep 2014

MPs: Green Deal needs stamp duty discounts to drive home insulation

Energy and Climate Change Committee warns government that the Green Deal will continue to remain unattractive to most consumers without new incentives

Have your say 15 Sep 2014

Action that doesn't cost the Earth

In the last in our series on climate economics, Steven Heath of Knauf Insulation argues new evidence that climate action can boost the economy should be translated into Treasury policy

Have your say 15 Sep 2014

MPs urge government to double down on demand management and cut energy bills by £360m

Tim Yeo urges Energy Minister to tweak Capacity Market in order to drive greater investments in energy savings

Have your say 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

Have your say 10 Sep 2014

Report: EU must cut energy use by a third to end reliance on Russian gas

IPPR report calls for greater focus on energy efficiency in response to Ukraine crisis, as EU Council discusses energy security blueprint

Have your say 09 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

Have your say 08 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

Have your say 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

Have your say 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

Have your say 05 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

Have your say 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

Have your say 04 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

Have your say 04 Sep 2014

Government launches electricity demand reduction pilot project

Government invites applications from companies seeking financial support to help them install energy efficient technologies

Have your say 02 Sep 2014

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