The shorter and colder days of winter mean higher energy bills for many businesses. Research has found that an office based company will use 50% of its annual gas consumption in winter. So, it’s no surprise that many businesses are focused on cutting energy usage, not only to save money but also to build corporate reputation.
The UK government’s latest figures on energy production and use, released yesterday, reveal that while coal use is at its highest share in 14 years, renewable electricity is still growing steadily.
The UK government’s Energy Company Obligation scheme, which requires suppliers to help the fuel poor with energy efficiency improvements, will help only a few, warns a report out today.
Businesses are unprepared for the effects of dwindling resources and are “sleepwalking” towards a crisis, warns the Carbon Trust.
The influential Committee on Climate Change has today warned that increased reliance on unabated gas generation could add £600 to the average household bill over the coming decades.
The UK government yesterday outlined new rules to protect consumers’ privacy and security as smart meters are rolled out across the country over the next seven years.
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.
The UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change has put £100,000 up for grabs to support energy efficiency skills training.
The UK government has fulfilled the promise made earlier this year to allow small emitters and hospitals to opt out of the European Union Emissions Trading System.