Tag Archive for 'Green Deal'

Poorly insulated homes missing out on energy savings every year

June 17th, 2011 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

New figures released on 17 June 2011 reveal that nearly half of Britain’s homes do not have adequate basic insulation and are throwing away at least £100 in wasted energy payments every year. The latest lagging statistics show that only 57% of Britain’s lofts have been properly insulated and only 58% of cavity walls have […]

Independent Committee on Climate Change delighted UK government has accepted 4th carbon budget recommendations

May 17th, 2011 by Committee on Climate Change

David Kennedy, Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) said “we are delighted that the UK Government has accepted our recommendations on the 4th carbon budget (2023-2027). This is a world first: no other country has made legally binding commitments to ambitious emissions reduction targets for the 2020s.

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, […]

Committee on Climate Change’s Renewable Energy Review highlights major role for renewables in meeting UK climate targets

May 9th, 2011 by Committee on Climate Change

The Committee on Climate Change says that renewable energy should make a major contribution to decarbonising the UK economy over the next decades. The conclusions will be set out in the Committee’s Renewable Energy Review which was requested under the Coalition Agreement. The review concludes that a renewable energy share of around 30% by 2030 […]

Earth Hour message from the UK Prime Minister David Cameron

March 21st, 2011 by Prime Minister David Cameron

“I am delighted to send my very best to the WWF and this year’s Earth Hour.  At the heart of this initiative is one simple and yet profound idea – sharing responsibility holds the key to fighting climate change. Yes, of course, international co-operation and government action have vital roles to play.

UK government initiatives to enhance sustainable development and maximise economic growth

March 21st, 2011 by Rt Hon Caroline Spelman MP

This is a lightly edited transcript of the address to the SDUK conference on 17 March 2011 by Rt Hon Caroline Spelman MP, UK Secretary of State, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. —— “Thank you very much for inviting me to this conference. We are happy to engage in this whole subject that so many […]

Chris Huhne, UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, talks on blueprint for energy future

March 6th, 2011 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

On 3 March 2011 Chris Huhne, UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, gave a speech on “A blueprint for our energy future“. He spoke about the growing impact of climate change. “In 2009, the Association of British Insurers said – and I quote – ‘our assessment of climate change convinces us that […]

Greenhouse gases significantly increasing likelihood of extreme weather events in the UK

February 16th, 2011 by WWF

In response to the University of Oxford’s study, “Anthropogenic greenhouse gas contribution to flood risk in England and Wales in autumn 2000,” Keith Allott, Head of Climate Change at WWF-UK said “this study, shows clearly that even at current levels, greenhouse gases are significantly increasing the likelihood of extreme weather events right here in the […]

WWF-UK comments on the UK’s energy security and green economy bill

December 9th, 2010 by WWF

WWF commends the UK Government for introducing a piece of legislation designed to secure a green energy future but calls for more clarity on the Green Deal and how it will deliver the proposed ‘step change’ in the provision of energy efficiency measures to homes and businesses. In particular, WWF is concerned that the government […]

UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary, Chris Huhne, heralds green homes revolution

November 2nd, 2010 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

The UK wastes up to £3 billion of energy annually.  To reduce this waste, the UK plans to create up to 100,000 insulation jobs by 2015. Thousands of new insulation workers will soon be hitting Britain’s streets as part of a national effort to make people’s homes warmer and cheaper to run. Chris Huhne, Energy […]