November 29, 2017

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have voted to reduce energy use by 40% by 2030.

Each EU nation will have to set its own corresponding national energy efficiency targets that are needed to reach the overall goal.

They would cover all stages of the energy ch...

November 29, 2017

It is now just four months until new rules concerning Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards come into force. 

From that date, any properties rented out in the private rented sector will need a minimum energy performance rating of E on an Energy Performance Certificate (EP...

November 27, 2017

Low carbon energy has been placed at the front and centre of the UK’s long-awaited industrial strategy white paper.

In its ‘Industrial Strategy - Building a Britain fit for the future’, the UK government identified clean growth as one of four so-called Grand Challenges...

November 27, 2017

The government plans to provide up to £8.8 million to develop innovative approaches to smart energy management.

The Non-Domestic Smart Energy Management Innovation Competition aims to drive innovation in the energy services market in three priority sectors: hospita...

November 26, 2017

Chair of policy committee also points to action to extract more North Sea gas and oil, suggesting support for shale gas is cooling

A protester is led Away during a demonstration at Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire, where final consent for fracking is expected to be gi...

November 25, 2017

SCOTTISH consumers are becoming increasingly more interested in green energy, with research from price comparison site Compare the Market finding that two thirds (67 per cent) say they would be prepared to switch to a green tariff.

Most Scottish customers (72 per cent)...

November 24, 2017

Centrica has pitched its future vision of the UK’s business energy market, suggesting that greater distributed power could save the economy billions, create thousands of jobs and help boost productivity.

The power giant has published a new report dubbed ‘Distributed Ene...

November 23, 2017

How to make all buildings carbon negative is a policy aim currently being developed by the Welsh Assembly Government, which aspires to be a world leader on the path to sustainability.

Wales is using legislation to shift itself into a very different direction from Englan...

November 23, 2017

Government accused of ‘turning their back on renewables’ after saying there will be no more money for new low-carbon levies

The Treasury decision will deal a blow to companies hoping to build new windfarms, solar plants and tidal lagoons. Photograph: Murdo Macleod for t...

November 22, 2017

Earlier today chancellor Philip Hammond delivered the Autumn Budget which, amongst a raft of other measures, pledged new funding to drive electric vehicle growth but dealt what some have labelled a “catastrophic blow” to new renewable deployment in the UK. Here is how...

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