Despite government pledges to eradicate fuel poverty in the UK, the latest official figures indicate that the number of households living in fuel poverty rose to 4.5 million in 2008.
California has topped the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy’s state energy efficiency ranking for a fourth year in a row.
UK Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude today released a list of around 200 Government-backed bodies – or ‘quangos’ – that will be axed as a part of cost-cutting measures.
The third in a series of joint US-China Clean Energy Research Centres will be led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and focus on energy efficient buildings, it was announced last week.
Two technical reports published by the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory recommend how existing commercial buildings and large hospitals can cut their energy use by at least 50% through simple, existing measures.
UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Chris Huhne is being urged by green groups to resist cuts to feed-in tariffs ahead of a keynote speech today at the Liberal Democrat party conference.
Four new homes built in East Tennessee will serve as laboratories for energy efficiency in a public-private research effort.
London is lagging behind the rest of the UK in the proportion of its housing stock fitted with loft and cavity wall insulation, according to new figures from the Energy Saving Trust.
The UK must take action on energy saving in order to meet the country’s target of reducing carbon emissions 80% by 2050, according to Secretary State for Energy Chris Huhne.
Colorado’s ENERGY STAR New Homes Programme has topped a ranking of state efficiency efforts drawn up by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.