Tag Archive for 'saving energy'

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 […]

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 […]

Coca Cola’s Recyclometer shows the energy saved by recycling

October 4th, 2012 by Richard Lord

Coca-Cola successfully recycled over ten million plastic bottles from the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games. Coca-Cola is focused on increasing the amount of recycled materials in their packaging, and especially focused on recycling PET plastic bottles. In conjunction with WRAP, Coca-Cola have provided a Recyclometer that informs users how much energy is saved by […]

Retrofitting domestic properties for improved energy efficiency

March 13th, 2012 by Catalyst Housing

According to the Carbon Trust, buildings account for approximately 40% of the carbon emissions in the UK, around half of this coming from domestic buildings. To find solutions to reduce carbon emissions from the domestic housing stock, Catalyst Housing undertook a ground breaking eco-refurbishment of two Victorian, ‘hard-to-treat’ homes in Reading, UK. The project, endorsed […]

DECC’s new Energy Efficiency Deployment Office spearheads UK’s energy efficiency policy

February 8th, 2012 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

A new offensive on cutting energy waste was launched by UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey, with the creation of a dedicated team within DECC assembled to spearhead energy efficiency policy and make it more relevant to people’s everyday lives.

Vacuum insulation panels will make it easier to retrofit buildings for improved energy efficiency

December 10th, 2011 by Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV

Insulation panels that are both thin and effective are expensive. At present these high-end products are built into energy-saving refrigerators. Innovative components and production techniques are now set to sink the costs – so that private home-builders can also benefit from the new technology. In Germany, the rising cost of heating has sparked a renovation […]

A free 96 page community guide on how to save and produce energy

November 29th, 2011 by Duncan Clark

Duncan Clark writes “‘The Rough Guide to Community Energy‘ which I co-wrote with Malachi Chadwick provides advice on everything from setting up a local carbon-reduction group to fundraising for megawatt-scale wind systems.” M&S provided financial support and 10:10 provided delivery support. The 96 page book relates to the UK energy market and is written for […]

Learning how to save energy by playing a game

September 16th, 2011 by Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology

Germany’s Federal Government has decided to accelerate the implementation of their energy policy. But the rapid implementation will succeed only with the help of consumers. They are called upon to use the energy from renewable resources in a more efficient fashion. A new online game shows how energy can be saved. Do I toast my […]

Saving energy is the new mantra

April 27th, 2011 by Richard Lord

The Japanese have made a commitment to reduce their electricity use by up to 25 percent this summer, in the wake of the devastating tsunami that hit the northeast coast of Japan on 11 March 2011 and shut down a fifth of Japanese nuclear power plants. Japan may endure rolling blackouts for up to five […]

Poorly insulated cold homes are a health hazard costing health service a fortune

April 8th, 2011 by Friends of the Earth

Caring for people made ill living in cold rented homes costs the UK’s National Health Service £145 million a year, reveals new research launched by Friends of the Earth on 7 April, as the green campaigning charity calls for a new law to protect tenants. The modelling, carried out by public health experts the Chartered […]