Tag Archive for 'energy efficiency'

Crucial role of energy productivity in electricity generation capacity

October 23rd, 2015 by Richard Lord

Trevor Hutchings, Director of Advocacy at the WWF-UK, and formerly leading the low carbon economy programme at the UK government’s Department of Energy & Climate Change, had the last word at the B4E Climate Summit conference in London in September 2015 by making a clarion call to conference delegates to promote the need and opportunity for […]

Improving home energy efficiency a remedy for rising energy bills

March 12th, 2014 by UK Green Building Council

The UK Green Building Council is urging the UK Chancellor George Osborne to make energy efficiency of homes a top infrastructure priority in his 19 March 2014 budget. The Council states that the UK needs to retrofit one million homes each year for the next 25 years to curb rising energy bills, reduce the occurrence […]

Energy efficiency measures can be more important than any single fuel

October 31st, 2013 by International Energy Agency

The International Energy Agency’s inaugural Energy Efficiency Market Report states that the scale of global investment in energy efficiency and its contribution to energy demand are as significant as those of other developed supply-side resources. The report joins the IEA market reports for oil, gas, coal and renewable energy, highlighting the place of energy efficiency […]

No heating bills for energy efficient community centre

December 5th, 2012 by Bere Architects

Bere Architects have moved their office into the Mildmay Centre on Woodville Road in London. Justin Bere wrote in his company’s blog that by the end of November 2012, not a single penny has been spent on heating at the Mildmay Centre yet the indoor temperatures throughout the building remained very comfortable at between 21° […]

Cutting electricity use with energy efficiency measures is cheaper than generating more electricity

November 29th, 2012 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

The UK Government has published proposals to dramatically reduce electricity demand across the whole UK economy. Cutting the amount of electricity used in Britain’s homes, businesses and industry can be much cheaper than paying firms to supply it; saving money through lower bills and reducing the need for new generation capacity. Just a 10% reduction […]

Guernsey’s achilles heel is food and energy security

November 15th, 2012 by Toby Birch

The consultation published in February 2012 on Guernsey’s Economic Development Strategy by Oxford Economics shows yet again that we have resorted to UK consultants when a wealth of knowledge is available locally. The report commences with a quote from an economics Nobel Prize winner, underscoring our servile addiction to ‘growth’. To be fair, it does […]

Energy efficiency is at the heart of UK Government’s energy policy

November 13th, 2012 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

According to the UK’s Government’s Energy Efficiency Strategy, a transformation in the way energy is used across the UK economy could help boost growth and jobs. Investing in energy efficiency could save up to 22 power stations-worth of energy by 2020. The Strategy is aimed at changing the way energy is used in sectors such […]

Guernsey’s growing enthusiasm for energy efficiency and renewables

November 5th, 2012 by Richard Lord

Guernsey is improving energy efficiency and developing micro-renewable energy projects but progress is very slow compared to developments in the rest of Europe. Some Guernsey residents are making their homes more energy efficient and producing and using their own renewable energy. Guernsey Electricity Ltd increased the price of electricity on 1 October 2012 because of […]

Energy efficiency investment more worthwhile than increasing supply

October 26th, 2012 by University of East Anglia

According to research from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change at the University of East Anglia, much more needs to be done to develop energy efficient cars, buildings and domestic appliances to address climate change. A report, ‘Marginalization of end-use technologies in energy innovation for climate protection‘ published in Nature Climate Change on 26 October 2012, […]

European Commission promotes efficient living to improve welfare

October 9th, 2012 by European Commission

Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action, launched on 8 October 2012 a pan-European communication campaign in collaboration with more than 70 organisations from across Europe. Under the slogan “A world you like. With a climate you like” the campaign seeks to put practical solutions at the centre of the climate change debate and demonstrate […]