The UK government today promised £3.5 million to train hundreds of people in the construction industry to deliver its flagship energy efficiency scheme.
The latest UK government statistics show modest improvements in home insulation levels, but solid wall insulation still lags significantly behind.
Retrofitting US building stock could yield $1 trillion in energy savings and create up to 3.3 million years of employment, according to a study by Deutsche Bank and The Rockefeller Foundation.
Radically improving the energy efficiency of new and existing building should form a key part of a more ambitious EU target to reduce primary energy use 40% by 2050, according to researchers.
Ensuring that hot water boilers are working efficiently could save UK organisations over £400 million a year, according to the Carbon Trust.
New appointed UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey promised to put energy efficiency at the heart of government strategy in his first official speech today.
The Liberal Democrat Edward Davey is to step in to replace disgraced Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Chris Huhne, who resigned on Friday.
Siemens and Johnson Controls have won contracts from the US Army for renewable and energy efficiency projects totalling over $60 million.
The UK government yesterday unveiled new proposals to cut carbon emissions from new and existing buildings.
The London Assembly has passed a motion calling on Mayor Boris Johnson to revise his latest budget, warning that it fails to address the capital’s environmental problems.