http://www.energyefficiencynews.comAfion Media Ltd UK’s Warm Front scheme closed for business until next year<p>UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne announced today that the Government&rsquo;s Warm Front scheme will be closed for any further applications because all funds are fully allocated.</p> 2010-12-15T00:00:00-00:00 UK policy, Warm Front, Warm Front Discount, fuel poverty, heating and ventilation, insulation, boilers, refurbishment, Saint-Gobain invests $80 million in SAGE to make energy saving glass<p>French glass and construction material manufacturer Saint-Gobain has announced an $80 million investment in SAGE Electrochromics to make energy saving glass.</p> 2010-11-15T00:00:00-00:00 Building, construction, refurbishment, materials, windows, SAGE Electrochromic, Saint-Gobain, electrochromic glass, dynamic glass, US government unveils initiatives to improve energy efficiency at home<p>US Vice President Joe Biden has unveiled a series of new initiatives aimed at helping homeowners improve the energy efficiency of their residences and boosting refurbishment jobs.</p> 2010-11-10T00:00:00-00:00 US policy, refurbishment, homes, heating and ventilation, insulation, materials, Department of Energy, Home Energy Score programme, workforce, skills. UK Department of Energy and Climate Change publishes business plan<p>As part of the UK Coalition Government&rsquo;s drive to be &lsquo;accountable&rsquo; to the electorate, all departments including the Department of Energy and Climate Change have published business plans.</p> 2010-11-09T00:00:00-00:00 UK policy, Department of Energy and Climate Change, business plan, carbon capture and storage, CCS, refurbishment, insulation, Green Deal, energy efficiency, emissions, Green Investment Bank, microgeneration, feed-in tariff, renewable heat incentive, UK Government to roll out Green Deal to businesses and landlords<p>Under the UK Coalition Government&rsquo;s proposed Green Deal, businesses and tenants will now also benefit from energy-saving measures as well millions of homeowners, according to Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne.</p> 2010-11-03T00:00:00-00:00 UK policy, Green Deal, homes, businesses, rented accommodation, refurbishment, materials, insulation, heating and ventilation, energy efficiency, energy saving, US votes to improve national building energy code by 30%<p>US state and local officials have voted to improve the national building model energy code to deliver a 30% boost in savings.</p> 2010-11-02T00:00:00-00:00 US policy, building, construction, design, commercial, residential, 2012 International Energy Conservation Code, IECC, energy efficiency, materials, insulation, windows, lighting, renewables, heating and ventilation, British homes missing out on insulation<p>This year&rsquo;s Energy Saving Week has devoted a day to insulation but according to a new report by, 80% of UK homes could reduce their energy use through improved insulation.</p> 2010-10-28T00:00:00-00:00 UK policy, refurbishment, materials, insulation, Green Deal,, energy efficiency, energy conservation, EU frees up &euro;146 million for energy efficiency and renewables<p>The European Parliament&rsquo;s Energy Committee has given the go ahead for the freeing up of &euro;146 million of unspent funds to be diverted to energy saving, efficiency and renewables projects.</p> 2010-10-27T00:00:00-00:00 EU policy, energy efficiency, renewables, microgeneration, infrastructure and distribution, smart meters, smart grid, transport, road, low carbon, energy saving, insulation, refurbishment, European Energy Recovery Plan, EERP, UK energy saving week gets underway<p>Today marks the start of the UK&rsquo;s Energy Saving Week, organised by the Energy Saving Trust.</p> 2010-10-25T00:00:00-00:00 UK policy, Energy Saving Week, Energy Saving Trust, maintenance, materials, insulation, microgeneration, appliances, Siemens awarded $38.5 million to boost efficiency of government buildings<p>Siemens has been awarded a $38.5 million task order to improve the energy efficiency of government buildings in the southwest of the US.</p> 2010-10-21T00:00:00-00:00 US policy, Siemens, building, construction, refurbishment, maintenance, energy efficiency, energy conservation, energy savings, lighting, heating and ventilation, regulation and control,