Hidden costs of powering homes

Posted on June 26th, 2012

The groundbreaking study, ‘Powering the Nation – household energy using habits uncovered’, conducted by Defra, Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), and the Energy Saving Trust revealed that computers, televisions and other electrical products plugged in but not in use or left on standby cost the UK up to £1.3 billion in electricity bills […]

SME Green Deal Roundtable

Posted on June 25th, 2012

The new roundtable on SME-led Greed Deal models, tasked with looking at how to deliver business models that enable SMEs and micro businesses to get involved in deliering the energy efficiency measures available under the Green Deal has met for the first time on Wednsday, 20th of June. The new group, which includes a number of […]

Contribution of renewable energy increases

Posted on June 20th, 2012

According to new figures, energy from renewable sources contributed 12.4% of the gross final energy consumption in the EU27 in 2010 – increasing from 11.7% in 2009 and 10.5% in 2008. The new data was published to accompany the launch of the EU Sustainable Energy Week. The highest share of renewable energy in total consumption […]