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Energy efficiency: an underrated resource of our age

Recent sustainable energy news has been, at best, downcast, focusing on the United States’ Government’s decision to back out of the Paris climate deal. But running in contrast to this, here’s the good news. It appears that energy efficiency has been hugely underestimated by major international...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 06/07/2017 - 15:21



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Green and corporate giants agree: a clean energy transition is needed now

• Broader range of low carbon advocates than ever • Growth and climate aims compatible – report • Energy efficiency, transport changes needed as well as generation Only a few years ago, it would have seemed absurd to suggest that Al Gore and Royal Dutch Shell might come out fighting for the same...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 28/04/2017 - 14:19



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Green thinking is becoming the norm

Technological innovation allows us to ask better questions about how we will complete the move to sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels. New technologies enable us to become more energy efficient without requiring a change in our behaviour, meaning the motivations that once inspired actions to...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 01/06/2015 - 10:00



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Revealed: what we think about energy and climate change

The public has spoken. The latest Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) ‘Attitude Tracker’ is out, and it includes some mixed results. Over the last few years light has been brought to bear on how much consumers pay for energy and what can be done to become more energy efficient. The DECC...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 11/05/2015 - 13:37



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Energy takes centre stage in policy debate

Leading politicians took to the stage on Monday to debate energy policy in the run-up to the general election. In addition to the high-profile party leader debates, the BBC is treating TV audiences to several policy debates between key party representatives. First was the Environment and Climate...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Wed, 22/04/2015 - 09:03



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Tracking the growing commitment to corporate sustainability

Trust in major corporations is not at its highest right now - and trust is important. This is partly why, when it comes to energy, the idea of local generation and efficiency programmes has an increasing appeal. But these days, corporate commitment to sustainability issues seems to be going beyond...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 05/03/2015 - 10:00



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Wave of support boosts climate talks

The latest round of UN climate talks have been under way in Peru for more than a week now - and it’s undeniable that there’s a greater mood of optimism about forging a strong, binding agreement in place next year in Paris. Perhaps it’s got something to do with the kind of high-level backing action...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 10/12/2014 - 08:45



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Love your community, get energy fit together

Environmental behaviour change charity Global Action Plan (GAP) is supporting Big Energy Saving Week. In this guest blog, Partner Hugh Goulbourne, explains how to get involved. Since 2010, the Big Energy Saving Week programme has raised awareness of the support programmes available for vulnerable...

Submitted by Guest blogger on Tue, 21/10/2014 - 09:00



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Rich pickings in renewable energy

Sometimes the easiest way to see which ideas are making a big breakthrough globally is to simply follow the money - and there have been some significant examples of late that show green energy is no longer at the fringes of global discourse. Firstly, the World Bank’s renewable energy support has...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 01/10/2014 - 08:45



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Research ranks renewable performance

In spite of occasionally nervous rhetoric from the green energy industry in the UK, growth in renewables is unquestionably happening at some pace - 34 per cent in the last year, in fact. The study which offers this notable headline stat is by accountants PwC, who rank the UK second in the world...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 24/09/2014 - 08:45