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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

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

Report: Ofgem prepares action over energy firms' failure to meet efficiency goals

Telegraph reports fines are likely as Ofgem nears completion of long-running investigations

Have your say 06 Nov 2014

Cable touts £50m to support emerging green techologies

Innovate UK strategy and funding pot aims to support tech that can solve global challenges

Have your say 05 Nov 2014

EU energy efficiency plans accused of lacking 'clear pathway' for improvement

Study finds UK among four member states compliant with Energy Efficiency Directive, but green building industry criticises 'piecemeal approach' across Europe

Have your say 04 Nov 2014

CBI calls for energy efficiency to be made infrastructure priority as supply fears escalate

Leading business body underlines support for electricity market reform, but warns political rhetoric is hampering crucial infrastructure investment

Have your say 03 Nov 2014

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

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