Tiny devices that scavenge wasted energy could boost European industry and create a multibillion market but require urgent agreement on measurement standards. A new project has been set up to ensure European developers don’t miss out.
The seven German partners in the European EnLight consortium have announced that they will aim for a further 40% reduction in the energy consumption of LEDs during R&D projects over the next three years.
Hundreds of public buildings in the capital could get an energy efficiency overhaul thanks to a newly established £100 million fund, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson announced this week.
The UK Government has announced a £6.5 million investment in the future of green engineering skills, as part of a plan to boost the country’s offshore wind and marine energy sector.
Renewable electricity supplier Good Energy has stepped up its commitment to solar energy, aiming to source one third of its electricity from solar power. Solar previously represented less than 1% of the company’s output.
According to a new report from the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), fast-moving plans for biomass energy could have a negative impact on some of the world’s poorest countries.
A recent survey from utility and environmental consultancy Gemserv has revealed that UK residents are reluctant to install green technology due to a lack of awareness about the related cost savings and government incentives.
Before resigning last week, Japanese prime minister Naoto Kan passed a feed-in tariff bill which will see utilities pay a set rate to green energy producers.