Energy Efficiency

Schools Are Going Green And Here Is How

Phillip Othen | Posted 12.09.2017 | UK Tech

If you want to encourage ecological awareness in children, it makes a profound difference if the school they attend practices what it preaches. For th...

Could Clean Energy Be Brexit Britain's Get Out Of Jail Free Card?

Malcolm Brinded | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK
Malcolm Brinded

Now is the time to plant the seeds from which the UK can develop substantial domestic supply chains and become one of the world's leading exporters of clean energy skills, services and products, helping to improve access to energy in developing nations and building the global low carbon energy system demanded by the Paris Agreement.

What Will Happen To Petrol Stations? All Your Questions About The Diesel Ban Answered

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK

The government’s announcement that no new petrol or diesel cars and vans will be sold in the UK after 2040 has prompted cautious celebration among m...

China Has Built A Massive Solar Farm In The Shape Of A Cute Panda

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Tech

If governments are worried that there isn’t enough public enthusiasm for investment in renewable energy, then may we suggest turning solar plants in...

How UK Cities Are Dealing With The Problem Of Air Pollution

Phillip Othen | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The problem of air pollution in cities isn’t new. Back in 1661, diarist John Evelyn published an attack on the ‘hellish and dismal cloud of sea-co...

This Is The Greenest Place On Earth...

Jen Barton | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Costa Rica is the Central American country known for its extraordinary biodiversity (over half a million different species of plants and animals call ...

Why Apple Is Leading The Race To Build A Green Internet

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Tech

Apple is leading the race to build a green internet, according to Greenpeace analysis. The iPhone maker was awarded a score of 83 per cent in the env...

Louise Ridley

This 'Mundane' Problem Kills More Than Drugs, Fires And Road Accidents Combined

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK

Living in a home that is too cold kills more people in England and Wales than road accidents, alcohol or drug abuse, new analysis has found. The n...

Are LED's About to Take Over the World?

Anna Gillespie | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Tech
Anna Gillespie

The European Commission has also recently announced that it may ban halogen bulbs as early as next year as part of their drive on energy efficiency which means LED's and CFL's (compact fluorescent lamps) are set to become even more widespread.

Confessions of an Eco-Villain

Anna Gillespie | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Anna Gillespie

I did a lot of things at university that weren't very green. And not just with food excess. My lights were left on all day and night, I had a mountain of plastic bags hidden in wardrobes, under beds, in cupboards and in drawers ... I'm quite sure I had some in the bathroom at one point.

Driving Job Creation Through Energy Efficiency: It's a No Brainer!

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

MEPs, campaign groups and EU citizens know that having an ambitious and united approach to energy policy is a no-brainer, and part of that should be equipping buildings to do the hard work of cutting energy consumption for us. It's time now to convince the Commission and our governments to go that step further to creating a strategy that truly benefits people and planet.

How to Take the Drama Out of Your Energy Bills This Winter

David Hall | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Hall

The ominous thud as the energy bill lands on the doormat remains the single biggest financial worry for Britons, confirmed by research out last week, which showed that concern about energy costs continues to outpace our worries about mortgages, food or fuel bills.

Getting With the Times: The Implications of 21st Century Technology

Peter Rolton | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Tech
Peter Rolton

If technology allows us to virtually participate in meetings that take place anywhere in the world, is it so important that we are there to shake hands in person? As the cost of power creeps ever higher, I would imagine that priorities will shift out of necessity towards conducting more business through digital channels.

Smart Grids: A Cleaner Planet, a Smarter Planet

Peter Rolton | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK
Peter Rolton

Last week, Rolton Group proudly hosted the launch of the latest CTF report, which explores the vital role of a smart grid in the UK. I was invited by Dan Byles MP to open the event, and in my introductory speech I explained why the advent of the smart grid is of such importance for businesses and consumers alike:

Why Energy-Neutral Living is no Longer a Dream for Millions of Europeans

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Tech
Dirk Jan van den Berg

Delft University of Technology has devised a 'game-changing' new method to convert what are often historic buildings into modern energy-efficient structures without major renovation... the possibility of energy-neutral, sustainable urban living is no longer a dream for millions of people right across the continent.

Europe Is Missing Out on a Huge Climate Opportunity - And €2.4Billion a Year in Energy Savings

John Webster | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK
John Webster

The next big win for the planet may not be a field of solar panels or a new emissions cap. It may well be people themselves, motivated to become better climate stewards than their neighbours down the block.

Energy Efficiency's Strength In Numbers

Paul King | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK
Paul King

Reports on how to tackle the UK's ageing, energy inefficient and hard to heat homes are, it would appear, like buses. You wait ages for one to show up...

Five Reasons Why Energy Efficiency Is a Real Vote Winner

Paul King | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Politics
Paul King

Energy efficiency - the very act of using less energy in the first place by making your home less draughty - is neither sexy nor as newsworthy as fracking or onshore wind. Yet it is just as important, both economically and politically. And here's five reasons why...

Can Renewables Face Down the Fracking Onslaught?

Jon Bennett | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Politics
Jon Bennett

Earlier this month the tenth staging of the Ecobuild conference brought together leading lights from sustainable building. One of the conference highlights was a debate on the UK's energy future...

The Time Is Now to Move Away From Russian Gas

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK Politics
Anders Lorenzen

When countries set out their cases for energy independence, the main reason is generally cited as the need to ease reliance on oil and gas from unfriendly places. President Barack Obama's 'All of the Above' energy strategy for example, a plan that has seen this US administration extract more fossil fuels than any other, is very much predicated on the need to lessen oil imports from Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Why Don't Economists Care More About Rising Resource Prices?

Julian Morgan | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK
Julian Morgan

Economists need to pay more attention to resources as there is a clear and pressing need to develop greater resilience to commodity price shocks. While this will not solve all our economic problems, it can make an important contribution to many of them. For this reason, the careful management of resources should be right at the heart of economic policy.

Time to End the Silence on Zero Carbon

Paul King | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Politics
Paul King

In just five years' time, every new office, hospital, school, library, supermarket - or any other building in the UK for that matter - will have to be built to ambitious new environmental standards... or at least that's the plan.

Saving Money by Turning Air Into Heat - a Modern-day Miracle

Andrew Denham | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Denham

One word of warning, if you are considering applying for a payback, my advice would be to do it so sooner rather than later. The Government plans to review the scheme quarterly and will reduce the incentive as necessary based on the number of people wanting to join. This is one example where it really will pay to be in there from the beginning.

Why Davos Has Left Me With the Feeling That 2014 Is the Year the World Can and Must Rise to the Climate Challenge

Christiana Figueres | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK
Christiana Figueres

The mood, ambition and announcements at the World Economic Forum in Davos has left me feeling more energized and confident than ever that 2014 will be the year when the world can and must come together to meet the growing challenge of climate change and seize the opportunities manifest in a transition to a low carbon economy.

Why Energy Efficiency Must Be a National Infrastructure Priority

Paul King | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Politics
Paul King

A number of issues have been blamed for poor take-up of the Green Deal, from early IT glitches and inadequate marketing to overly-complex administration. But it is the relatively high interest rates on Green Deal loans - around 8 per cent - that have most commonly been cited for deterring consumers from signing on the dotted line.