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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.

Latest - Energy Efficiency

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

Have your say 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

Have your say 26 Nov 2014

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

'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

Have your say 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

Have your say 26 Nov 2014

Study: Sky high bills should make tower blocks a priority for energy efficiency

Green Alliance report says refurbishing tower blocks can not only save energy but also create jobs and help tackle anti-social behaviour

Have your say 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

Have your say 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

Have your say 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

Have your say 20 Nov 2014

Amazon announces 'long-term commitment' to become 100 per cent renewables-powered

IT giant quietly reveals it is planning to slash its carbon footprint, following pressure from Greenpeace

Have your say 20 Nov 2014

UN: World must achieve 'climate neutrality' by 2100

Report warns global CO2 emissions may have to hit zero soon after the middle of the century if world is to stay within 2C temperature rise

Have your say 19 Nov 2014

One in five new homes could dodge zero carbon standards, builders warn

Government proposals to exempt developments of 10 homes or fewer from regulations will result in higher energy bills, industry says

Have your say 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

Have your say 18 Nov 2014

Brussels frames debate for greener TVs

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

Have your say 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

Have your say 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

Have your say 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?

Have your say 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

Have your say 10 Nov 2014

DECC argues households are better off due to green policies

Government publishes annual energy bill analysis, detailing how green policies have helped to curb household energy costs by an average of £90 this year

Have your say 06 Nov 2014

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