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Barriers are preventing energy-efficiency improvements, says report

A report – Powering Energy Efficiency – uncovers why people aren’t upgrading their heating systems despite the potential for long-term savings. The research, carried out by Cebr and commissioned by Grundfos, found that UK households are losing out on £2.4 billion worth of savings, while businesses are losing out on £717 million due to various barriers […]

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 London Eye turns green for ‘Green Friday’ 

The Kensa Group & Merlin Entertainments will turn the lastminute.com London Eye green as a symbol of the UK’s green aspirations. The London Eye is a zero-carbon electric facility and will be turned green using 100% LED lighting. Kensa and Merlin are calling for everyone in society to collaborate to help secure a greener and […]

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Europe’s biggest battery energy storage system

Europe’s biggest battery energy storage system (by MWh) located in East Yorkshire has been successfully energised. Developed by Harmony Energy Limited and employing a Tesla 2-hour Megapack system, the Pillswood project, near Hull, has the capacity to store up to 196 MWh (megawatt hours) of electricity in a single cycle. This is enough electricity to […]

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Public smart charging could save EV drivers over £600 a year by 2030

Data released from the UK’s first-ever trial of smart metered on-street electric vehicle (EV) chargers – Agile Streets – demonstrates that smart charging at public charge points could save drivers £604.65 per year in charging costs compared to traditional non-smart public charging – equivalent to UK-wide collective savings of over £4.1 billion a year by 2030.   The […]

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The ADE welcomes energy efficiency funding

The £6 billion of energy efficiency funding from 2025 unveiled in the Autumn Statement marks a vital step forward in reducing energy demand in the long-term and working towards delivering net zero by 2050, according to the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE). The trade association, representing more than 150 organisations, has consistently urged the government […]

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UK100 responds to Autumn Statement

Responding to the Autumn Statement, Polly Billington, Chief Executive of UK100, a network of local authorities committed to Net Zero and Clean Air, says: Confirmation today that Britain is returning to austerity will alarm local leaders up and down the country. Local authorities are still grappling with the effects of the first round of spending […]

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New website for households from BEAMA

BEAMA’s Heating Controls group has created Control Your Home, a website with practical advice for households on how best to use heating controls for gas central heating. The new site also includes evidence from tests on a heating system to show the scale of savings that are possible from some practical adjustments to the controls. […]

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ECIU analysis shows how insulation could cut gas imports

Getting many of the UK’s homes up to a basic level of insulation this decade could save up to 384TWh (terawatt hours) of gas over the period 2030 to 2035, compared to 118TWh of gas that could be produced by new ‘already approved’ North Sea fields over the same period, according to new analysis from […]

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Veolia awarded Eastbourne District General Hospital energy management contract

Veolia is working on energy upgrades at Eastbourne District General Hospital – the project is one of the first to take a whole building approach. Veolia has been awarded the £27m energy management contract to upgrade the 459-bed Eastbourne District General Hospital, part of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. The contract, which extends to 2040, […]

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Heat and transport slowing net zero progress, says REA

The Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) has published its state of the industry annual report, REview22. The report presents the latest deployment and employment figures for the renewable energy and clean technology industry, which show that progress on renewable power remains positive, despite the fall in generation. However, the lack of government […]

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Solar farms approved in Northumberland

Permission has been granted for the construction, operation and management of solar farms on land at Low Horton Farm in Northumberland. The proposed developments will meet the energy needs of approximately 30,000 homes each year. Glen Sanderson, leader of the council and portfolio holder for climate change, said: This is a pivotal moment in our journey towards […]

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Demand grows for energy-efficient homes

Santander’s Buying into the Green Homes Revolution  report has found a rising demand for energy-efficient houses from home buyers. The research, which asked 2,000 homeowners and 175 estate agents, their views on retrofitting, found that there is a distinct growing interest among home buyers for energy-efficient properties, with 85% of estate agents reporting increased demand […]

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