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Green strategy and politics Policy fuel poverty

The stark challenge of fuel poverty

• Official government advisory group identifies funding shortfall on quest to improve homes – report • Energy efficiency as infrastructure priority acknowledged • More resource and better targeting needed The Committee on Fuel Poverty has published its first report – spelling out what needs to be...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 19/10/2016 - 15:38



International Energy use toys plastic

Playtime going 'green' as toy giants clean up their act

LEGO is looking to build its sustainability credentials further, after achieving an 11.5 per cent reduction in energy use since 2013. It's a story of triumph over adversity – or at very least decidedly unpromising beginnings. Setting itself a 10 per cent target three years ago, it only managed 0.4...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 18/10/2016 - 14:50



Energy and water efficiency at home domestic energy efficiency energy bills; energy saving

Energy advice: 6 need-to-know tips to help you save money

Small bits of energy saving advice add up. Energy Saving Trust have six top tips that could collectively save householders in the UK a cool £1.4billion. Energy Saving Trust Analyst, Aled Stephens, explained the logic behind the advice: “Switching energy supplier could save you up to £300. These...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 14/10/2016 - 11:23



International innovation plastic

10 fantastic innovations in the war on plastic

The war on plastic has begun in earnest. With critics citing waste, the pollution caused during disposal, and the energy used to create and mould the compounds into the forms we know so well, new ways of tackling our addiction to plastic are being conceived. France has taken the legal route – with...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 10/10/2016 - 15:25



Green strategy and politics ECCC renewables

Cleaning up heating and transport central to hitting renewable targets

• Heat and fuels lag behind green electricity efforts • MPs warn that clean energy targets will be missed without new focus • New public awareness push needed – Philip Sellwood While the UK is on track to meet its obligations on renewable electricity generation, it is risking failure on heat and...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 30/09/2016 - 14:49



Lighting energy efficient lighting LED lighting

Turning the spotlight on halogens

• Halogen spotlights latest to be phased out • LEDs begin to dominate market • What next for lighting in the UK? The latest leg of the EU's lightbulb phase-out spells the death knell toll for halogen spotlights. Project Manager Stewart Muir (pictured) explains the ins and outs of the change – and...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 16/09/2016 - 16:13



Transport electric vehicles taxis

Charged up for Uber electric vehicle trial

• More than 50 electric cars will be available in London • Introduction of private hire EVs to another UK city by Autumn • 3-month study into programme to be conducted by EST Energy Saving Trust trials and testing often make the news – but more column inches are guaranteed when it's a trial...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 13/09/2016 - 16:11



Green strategy and politics low carbon green North

Can low-carbon investment drive a northern renaissance?

• Report puts sustainability at heart of 'Northern Powerhouse' • Regional green success stories highlighted • Government may be warm to the idea—author The Northern Powerhouse, the Government's move to boost prosperity and opportunity in the North of England, has endured uncertain times of late. A...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 12/09/2016 - 15:56



Green strategy and politics renewables global sustainability

'Safe bet' green tech looks to secure place at top table

• Renewables to be a solid investment amidst market turmoil - report • Clean energy R&D set to rise • Still a huge change needed to face down fossil fuels The world of investing may be an unpredictable place, particularly when the world at large seems to be in more turmoil than usual, but...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 08/09/2016 - 16:20



Green strategy and politics UK energy supply low-carbon technology

Building capacity for big UK energy changes

• Transforming energy supply will cost hundreds of billions – report • Imports up, through energy usage down • Out with the old – in with what, exactly? Research from Barclays has put a number to the amount of money needed to transform the UK's energy supply over the coming years, and it's a stern...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 07/09/2016 - 15:15