Strong public backing for renewables revealed

Posted on July 10th, 2012

According to DECC Public Attitude tracker, 79% of the UK public supported renewable energy for providing electricity with only 5% opposed. The department’s Public Attitudes Tracker showed seven in ten agreed renewable energy industries and developments provided economic benefits to the UK, and 55% said they would be happy to have a large-scale renewables project […]

GT Energy and E.ON UK partner to produce clean geothermal energy

Posted on July 4th, 2012

On Tuesday 3 July GT Energy signed a MoU with E.ON UK to develop five new deep-geothermal heat and distribution systems. Work on the projects, located in northwest England, will begin later this year. GT Energy managing director Padraig Hanly confirmed the agreement was part of a shift in focus in the company’s UK operations, […]

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 […]

IEA: UK’s low carbon strategy is leading by example

Posted on May 31st, 2012

International Energy Agency (IEA) published a report “Energy Policies of IEA Countries – United Kingdom 2012 Review” applauding the UK’s long-term vision for low carbon future. UK’s 2050 low carbon vision aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050, through a variety of mechanisms such as Green Deal. The Agency supported UK’s Electricity […]

DECC to hold Green Deal Supply Chain Roadshow

Posted on May 30th, 2012

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) announced a series of briefings to be held for the supply chain opportunities offered by the Green Deal. The Green Deal is due to begin in autumn and will allow the installation of energy efficiency measures in homes and businesses for no upfront cost. Green Deal will […]

UK’s Low Carbon Environmental Goods and Services 6th largest in the world

Posted on May 30th, 2012

According to the Low Carbon Environmental Goods and Services (LCEGS) Report, commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the green economy in the UK grew by almost 5% during 2010/11 to £122.2bn when compared to 2009/10 data, making it the 6th largest in the world. The report also stated that there are […]

Electricity Market Reforms will keep the lights on, bills down and air clean

Posted on May 22nd, 2012

Read the full press release on the DECC website