January 2017

30 Jan Global Efficiency Investments

Global investment in energy efficiency is now worth $221bn annually. This is two-thirds greater than investment levels in conventional power generation, according to the International Energy Agency’s 2016 annual market report on energy efficiency. In an upbeat summary of worldwide trends, the Paris-based agency records a...

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28 Jan Cornwall Looks to Pioneer Renewable Projects

Cornwall Council’s ambitious green plans are continuing with a new series of projects that have been developed over the last four years. The council has worked with various partners to make the most of the area’s natural resources, as an abundance of wind and sun mean...

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27 Jan Bonfield Review

Accreditation bodies have welcomed the publication on Friday (16 Dec) of the long-awaited Bonfield Review, and its emphasis on the importance of EPCs, but Elmhurst Energy said it was disappointed with some of the report’s omissions. Elmhurst said the report avoids a detailed analysis of why...

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24 Jan MEES could £16 BN

As many as one in five business premises could be unlettable in 2018, wiping more than £16bn off the value of the UK’s commercial property portfolio. Those are amongst the conclusions of a report jointly prepared by property solicitors and arbitrators on the impact of the...

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13 Jan Testing the association between homes and health

Health and housing are the twin focuses of a promising new study bringing together University of Exeter Medical School with Energy Saving Trust, Devon and Cornwall Public Health and the Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (NEW CCG). The eight-month research project, funded by...

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