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The Government has announced it will extend the deadline for the big energy companies to meet their targets under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO). But, warns Andrew Warren, director of the Association for the Conservation of Energy (ACE), the decision will mean the loss of thousands of jobs and will hit micro and start-up businesses.
Energy Secretary Ed Davey has called on Japan to reassess its decision to slash its carbon emissions reduction targets, describing the move as "deeply disappointing". Here is his statement.
This week, Defra announced that whilst recycling rates throughout the country have increased marginally, England is extremely likely to fail the 50 per cent EU target by 2020. Rob Crumbie of Greenredeem asks if its time to incentive people to recycle more.
Energy efficiency will remain a central part of the Government’s energy strategy, Energy Secretary Ed Davey promised today, as he set out in Parliament his Annual Energy Statement. This is his speech in full.
Energy efficiency software company opower has conducted extensive research across 12 countries to find out what consumers want from their utility companies, and discovered some revealing facts says md of Opower EMEA, Nandini Basuthakur.
This week, Energy Minister Greg Barker launched the first-ever Roadmap to a UK Government Solar PV Strategy at the Solar UK Conference in Birmingham. This is an edited extract of his speech.
The overwhelming scientific consensus in the Fifth Assessment Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), released today, presents the strongest case yet for urgent action on climate change and we have the knowledge and technology in Britain now to rapidly decrease our greenhouse gas emissions, argues Paul Allen, 'Zero Carbon Britain' project coordinator.
Labour leader Ed Miliband, set out his position on the environment at this week's Labour Party Conference, committing the party to a 2030 decarbonisation target and creating one million green jobs. This is an edited extract of his speech.
With latest official statistics showing Green Deal assessments fell in July and Green Deal Plans are still struggling to go 'live', Chris Read, partner at energy efficiency advisors EPC Partners in Exeter, puts forward what a revamped Green Deal could look like.
The horsemeat scandal brought the issue of transparency in the food chain into the public eye, fuelling growing discontent as well as political debate. As the UK's Labour party points out in its recent food policy review, no one has been prosecuted yet and questions about the transparency of food chains remain unanswered. Could ways of shortening food chains prevent this from happening again?
Consumers have been slow to take-up Green Deal finance deals, but Paul Joyner, director of Sustainable Building Solutions, part of the Travis Perkins Group, says it is too early to write the scheme off.
With electricity prices soaring and a growing body of evidence showing that buildings are not performing as well as they were designed to, Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) is catching on, says Terry McGivern, head of Resource Efficient Buildings at the Institute for Sustainability.
Last month, Energy Secretary Ed Davey announced the rollout of smart meters was to be delayed by the another year. David Green, Business Development Director, SmartReach, explains why he believes the delay is a sensible move that will increase confidence that the programme will actually deliver the anticipated benefits.
The collapse in the number of cavity walls being insulated under the Green Deal means the Government’s energy efficiency policy is at serious risk of failure, warns Andrew Warren, director of the Association for the Conservation of Energy.
The Energy Bill receives its third reading in the House of Commons today. On the eve of the reading, Energy Secretary Ed Davey issued a blistering attack on the climate sceptics and the media that supports them. Here is an edited version of his speech.