Early estimates show a fall in greenhouse gas emissions of 2.5% across Europe in 2011, according to the European Environment Agency.
Amid the furore over household energy prices, this week was ‘Big Energy Saving Week’ with organisers Citizens Advice calling on householders to switch suppliers to get the best deal.
UK high street retailer Marks and Spencer has signed a deal with waste management firm Shanks Group to convert its food waste into electricity.
Data centres are wasting energy because of “archaic” attitudes to equipment tolerances to heat and humidity, says The Green Grid.
Swedish furniture retailer IKEA announced a new sustainability strategy this week that will see the chain become self-sufficient in renewable energy by 2020.
The UK government announced a £40 million competition for local councils on Friday to support initiatives aiming to boost energy efficiency, reduce fuel poverty and encourage collective switching.
Householders in England and Wales could receive up to £1000 cash back for taking energy efficiency measures in a government initiative to kick start its flagship Green Deal scheme.
UK energy regulator Ofgem joined in the fray today unveiling its own plans to give energy customers a “simpler, clearer and fairer” deal.
Largely unnoticed amid the furore over energy prices, the UK Energy Secretary Ed Davey yesterday announced changes to legislation covering major energy infrastructure projects.