The final post-games sustainability report reveals that the London 2012 Olympic Games had a 28% smaller carbon footprint than predicted, saving 400,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent from construction to the closing ceremony.
The UK government’s plans to simplify the Carbon Reduction Commitment efficiency scheme will save businesses £272 million, says Energy Minister Greg Barker.
UK Energy Minister Greg Barker yesterday announced that 38 communities across the country have been awarded a share of £3 million to install renewable heating.
The UK government claims it is making strides in its flagship Green Deal scheme but a survey reveals that 96% of the British public have not heard of the home energy initiative or do not understand it.
Tower block residents typically miss out on energy efficiency advice and improvements, but they could provide an ideal vehicle for whole building improvements, says Green Alliance.
The UK’s Ministry of Defence has enlisted IT giant IBM to help it improve the energy efficiency of its 4000 military bases and training grounds.
A report from the Association for the Conservation of Energy out on Monday has accused the UK government of significantly reducing the financial help on offer to the fuel poor.
Software giant Microsoft is to test out whether a fuel cell power plant running on biogas generated by a wastewater treatment facility can support a data centre.
The government-backed Energy Technologies Institute is launching a £3 million study into householders’ use of heat and energy.
The Carbon Trust is urging schools in England to invest in energy efficiency measures, which could help cut annual energy bills by £70 million.