US Vice President Joe Biden announced last week that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has reached the milestone of ‘weatherizing’ 200,000 low-incomes homes.
Renovating the UK’s one million empty homes to meet demand for affordable housing could cost a fraction of that to build new homes and save carbon emissions, says the British Property Federation.
The UK Carbon Trust, which advises organisations on energy use and efficiency, has announced that it is to cut its free services for large organisations.
Small businesses in the US are to get a $188 million boost to develop clean technologies, Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced yesterday.
GE is rolling out a ‘Treasure Hunt’ programme to help companies, universities and cities find potential energy savings.
The UK Housing Minister Grant Shapps hinted yesterday that the Government could relax the rules on how councils and developers achieve zero-carbon homes targets.
Dow Building & Construction, a division of the chemicals giant Dow, is to lead a US Department of Energy research project to improve energy efficiency refurbishments of homes.
The Welsh Assembly Government has launched a new fuel poverty strategy this week to help the hardest hit communities.
UK utility British Gas is offering free energy makeover for 50,000 households that are the most vulnerable.
The Welsh Assembly Government yesterday announced plans that will see the region lead the way in new green homes, setting the UK’s highest energy efficiency standards.