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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

Labour fears looming crisis for coalition's flagship energy efficiency scheme

Shadow Energy and Climate Change Minister warns next government could face sharp drop in ECO market

Have your say 22 Dec 2014

Jonathan Reynolds: New generation of Labour MPs will lead climate agenda

Shadow Climate Change Minister reveals how Labour plans to tap into public and business enthusiasm for climate action

Have your say 22 Dec 2014

UK energy use falls, as renewable generation climbs to record levels

Records tumble as new statistics reveal falling energy use, plummeting coal demand, and soaring renewables output

Have your say 18 Dec 2014

Removing the barriers to Demand Side Response

National Grid's Duncan Burt explains how a new service aims to encourage more organisations into the demand side response market

Have your say 12 Dec 2014

Bahamas seeks future in the sun with Carbon War Room

Caribbean nation signs up to Richard Branson-backed programme to accelerate clean energy development in the region

Have your say 12 Dec 2014

Breaking: Homeowners burn through £24m Green Deal vouchers in less than two days

Solid wall insulation element of £30m Home Improvement Fund closes but consumers can still apply for other energy efficiency measures

Have your say 11 Dec 2014

Business energy costs predicted to rise by around a third by 2030

Committee on Climate Change urges businesses and households to embrace energy efficiency measures, as latest report predicts only modest increase in domestic bills

Have your say 10 Dec 2014

UK climate policy: Setting our economy on the right path?

Aldersgate Group hosts a business panel to discuss the current UK policy framework followed by a drinks reception

Have your say 09 Dec 2014

How green LED Christmas lights could save you £20

Good Energy and National Trust team up to urge households to embrace energy-saving tips over the festive period

Have your say 09 Dec 2014

Government to re-launch Green Deal grant scheme with £30m fund

Green Deal Home Improvement Fund to be re-opened from this Wednesday, offering households up to £5,600 off energy-efficiency improvements

Have your say 07 Dec 2014

Are our cities about to get a lot smarter (and greener)?

New report suggests smart city technologies capable of slashing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution could be on the cusp of a major breakthrough

Have your say 05 Dec 2014

British Gas hit with £11.1m charge over failure to meet energy-efficiency targets

Energy giant to pay money to fuel poverty charity, after Ofgem concludes company failed to meet its energy-efficiency obligations

Have your say 04 Dec 2014

Autumn Statement 2014: Green business reaction

What the sector is saying about George Osborne's mid-year financial update

Have your say 03 Dec 2014

DECC poised to reopen popular Green Deal Home Improvement Fund

Government to allocate portion of £100m fund to next phase of GDHIF, after sudden closure of incentive scheme this summer

Have your say 02 Dec 2014

Businesses and charities unite to call for urgent action on excess winter deaths

Energy efficiency groups and fuel poverty campaigners call on government to deliver emergency funding to reverse sharp drop in home improvements

Have your say 01 Dec 2014

Ofgem unveils £17bn green grid investment plan

Watchdog publishes proposals to boost low carbon grid, as fines confirmed for Drax over failure to meet energy efficiency targets

Have your say 28 Nov 2014

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

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