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Energy Efficiency articles

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

A business plea for a strong 2030 energy and climate deal

Chief executive of Rockwool calls for European Council to show leadership and approve on an ambitious energy savings target this week

Have your say 21 Oct 2014

Strada and Cafe Rouge owner embraces energy use slashing software

Tragus deploys iSee platform to curb energy demand across restaurant estate

Have your say 17 Oct 2014

Rescue talks continue as Green Deal Finance Company insists it is 'business as usual'

Company insists deadline to secure the future of Green Deal loan provider has not yet lapsed

Have your say 15 Oct 2014

Has the insulation industry reached Green Deal crisis point?

Industry insiders highlight a worrying trend of cutbacks across the energy efficiency sector after NWS became the latest installer to go bust

Have your say 14 Oct 2014

Confidence in UK's energy efficiency market gathers pace

New report backed by Green Investment Bank shows growing demand for energy saving measures from offices, schools and public buildings

Have your say 09 Oct 2014

Energy efficiency in buildings under threat from poor data

Study finds low take-up of Energy Performance Certificates crucial for efficiency investments is holding back real world savings

Have your say 09 Oct 2014

Global energy efficiency market worth $310bn and growing, IEA says

Report finds efficiency investments over the past 40 years have shed the equivalent of Europe's entire annual energy demand

Have your say 08 Oct 2014

Ed Davey to offer £100m Green Deal energy efficiency boost

Announcement due at Lib Dem conference where party is due to vote on plans to back expansion of Gatwick Airport and pledge to ban coal power plants from 2025

Have your say 07 Oct 2014

Vacuum cleaner manufacturers urge Cameron to back EU ban

EXCLUSIVE: Chief executive of Miele tells Prime Minister that the Ecodesign Directive provides a welcome boost to innovation

Have your say 06 Oct 2014

Tougher energy efficiency target would boost UK economy by £62bn – study

Environmentalists cite unpublished EU figures in call for a more ambitious goal for reducing energy use by 2030

Have your say 06 Oct 2014

Could an EU tax row scupper the Green Deal?

Andrew Warren warns that an imminent EU ruling on VAT charged on energy-saving products could have grave implications for the energy efficiency sector

Have your say 06 Oct 2014

Here's what's on Olive Garden's sustainability menu

Amid shareholder conflict and other turmoil, Darden Restaurants shows progress in reducing carbon emissions, energy and waste

Have your say 03 Oct 2014

Carnival cruises towards $2.5bn fuel savings

P&O owner reveals efficiency measures are set to cut fuel consumption by one billion gallons

Have your say 03 Oct 2014

National Trust and Panasonic team up for green technology 'showcase'

Technology giant announces it is to work with conservation charity to deploy cutting-edge green technology at historic properties

Have your say 30 Sep 2014

Ford revs up $25m global LED rollout

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

Have your say 30 Sep 2014

Energy efficiency – From Cinderella to sweetheart?

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

Have your say 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

Have your say 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

Have your say 25 Sep 2014

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