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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

Survey: Saving money is number one reason for businesses to go green

New Grant Thornton report shows corporates are increasingly realising financial benefits from CSR efforts

Have your say 21 Aug 2014

Researchers: Retailers could be paying too much for energy

Oxford University team warns companies hampered by both too little and too much information as they seek to reduce energy consumption

Have your say 15 Aug 2014

Do sustainable buildings really cost more?

New research by BREEAM reveals the true costs of investing in green building measures, such as insulation, rainwater harvesting and solar panels

Have your say 12 Aug 2014

Could Boris Johnson position himself as next 'green' Tory leader?

Mayor of London aims thinly veiled swipe at George Osborne's lack of support for the low carbon economy, arguing "you can have growth that is environmentally friendly"

Have your say 11 Aug 2014

Could renewables unlock domestic energy efficiency market?

Major new survey from Energy Saving Trust reveals huge pent up demand for domestic renewables

Have your say 07 Aug 2014

Will Amber Rudd tackle the energy giants' ECO windfall?

Andrew Warren argues the government could, in one swoop, boost energy efficiency and deliver the carbon savings it promised by cracking down on the Big Six's latest windfall

Have your say 06 Aug 2014

Corporate demand sparks wood heat sector to 1GW mark

There are now over 4,900 commercial wood heat systems accredited under the Renewable Heat Incentive

Have your say 05 Aug 2014

Europeans prioritise energy efficiency measures as price fears rise

Study by Kingfisher finds households are eight times more likely to prioritise energy efficiency changes compared with two years ago

Have your say 05 Aug 2014

Energy efficient fridges could turn your ice cream green

Unilever to launch ice cream freezer cabinets that are 20 per cent more efficient than current technology

Have your say 02 Aug 2014

Airbnb celebrates environmental savings

New survey reveals sofa surfing guests use 78 per cent less energy than those in hotels

Have your say 01 Aug 2014

Green Deal Finance Company reviews business model as it prepares for uncertain future

EXCLUSIVE: GDFC considers direct sales and marketing business model in a drive to increase energy efficiency installations

Have your say 01 Aug 2014

How the global sofa surfing movement is helping the environment

Joe Gebbia, co-founder of Airbnb, highlights the green credentials of the company's flourishing business model

Have your say 01 Aug 2014

Philips announces £21m deal to throw energy efficient light on student digs

Unite Students and Philips ink deal to install LED lighting for 41,000 students

Have your say 30 Jul 2014

Green policy takes two steps forward, one step back

The green economy is making great progress and new carbon targets promise a further boost, but constant policy setbacks are not helping

Have your say 25 Jul 2014

How a small Aberdeenshire salon became a beacon of eco-hairdressing

Elan Hair Design, BusinessGreen Leaders Award winner for energy efficiency project of the year, reveals how it shaved its energy bills by over 80 per cent in one year

Have your say 25 Jul 2014

The coalition's green gains may not be done just yet

UK Green Building Council's John Alker argues there are a number of crucial green policies in the pipeline where the coalition could yet deliver some late victories

Have your say 25 Jul 2014

Green Deal Finance Company surges past £1m a week milestone

Latest figures show applications for Green Deal plans have risen 166 per cent since the start of the year

Have your say 25 Jul 2014

Mars unwraps plan to drive global renewables investment

Food giant promises investment in 200MW US wind farm is set to be the first of many large scale renewables projects

Have your say 24 Jul 2014

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