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.
The UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change has put £100,000 up for grabs to support energy efficiency skills training.
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.
Water efficiency must not be neglected in the UK government’s new home and business energy saving initiatives, urge the Energy Saving Trust and Waterwise.
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.
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.
The UK Green Investment Bank officially opens for business today with £3 billion of government funds to invest in the green economy.
The UK government yesterday promised a “transformation” in the country’s energy use with a new efficiency strategy, which will save as much as the output from 22 power stations by 2020.
The Carbon Trust is urging schools in England to invest in energy efficiency measures, which could help cut annual energy bills by £70 million.