Tag Archive for 'home energy efficiency'

UK Department of Energy and Climate Change to ensure all rented properties meet minimum ‘E’ energy efficiency rating by April 2018

May 10th, 2011 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne has today announced plans to introduce regulations to ensure that all landlords would face minimum energy efficiency standards under the Green Deal. Under the proposals, announced at Second Reading of the Energy Bill: From April 2016 landlords will not be able to refuse reasonable requests from tenants, […]

Energy efficiency drives large fall in gas use in British Gas homes

February 3rd, 2011 by Centrica

British Gas homes have seen a 22 per cent decline in gas consumption, on average, as more homes adopt energy efficiency measures. These cuts in gas use follows three decades of rising consumption, and shows the impact energy efficiency is having on British homes, according to an independent report published today. The British Gas Home […]

Improving Young People’s Lives: The role of the environment in building resilience, responsibility and employment chances

November 10th, 2010 by Sustainable Development Commission

Green exercise, outdoor activity and environmental volunteering improve young people’s wellbeing and personal responsibility as well as maximising employment chances. A report published by the Sustainable Development Commission calls on the Government and service providers to do more to help young people prepare for the green economy in order to tackle youth unemployment. The report […]