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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

Report highlights 'strong' economic case for national energy efficiency overhaul

Campaign group says making home insulation a national infrastructure priority would increase UK GDP by £14bn and create 108,000 jobs

Have your say 30 Oct 2014

Green Deal Finance Company says liquidation 'highly unlikely' as demand accelerates

Company confirms weekly demand for Green Deal plans has topped £2m for the first time, further fuelling hopes that refinancing package can be agreed

Have your say 29 Oct 2014

It's not perfect, but the EU energy and climate package is great news for the green economy

The targets and policies delivered by the EU energy and climate change package prove that decarbonisation efforts are now firmly part of the political and business mainstream

Have your say 28 Oct 2014

Green Investment Bank toasts latest green whisky distillery project

Royal Brackla Distillery in Nairn becomes latest site to benefit from GIB-backed biomass boiler investment

Have your say 28 Oct 2014

Cameron hails EU climate agreement as end to green energy 'diktats'

But Green MP Caroline Lucas says lack of binding energy savings target is bad for consumers and businesses

Have your say 27 Oct 2014

Businesses and charities unite to launch The Big Energy Vision

New nationwide campaign aims to highlight how energy-saving green technologies mean households can ‘use less, waste less and pay less'

Have your say 23 Oct 2014

Why it is time for a Big Energy Vision

Paul King of the UK Green Building Council explains why businesses and NGOs are coming together to highlight how greener buildings can save everyone money

Have your say 23 Oct 2014

Updated: Advertising watchdog confirms Green Deal ads were 'misleading'

Government comes under fire for promising homeowners savings through energy efficiency scheme as new figures spark fears over Home Improvement Fund

Have your say 22 Oct 2014

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

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