Continuation of Energy Efficiency Fund gives Northern Ireland boost

Firms in Northern Ireland that want to purchase energy efficient equipment to cut costs and reduce the environmental impact of commercial energy consumption can continue to access Invest Northern Ireland’s 0% APR Energy Efficiency Loan Fund for at least two more years. Following an independent review...

New report shows uptick in Post-Brexit Efficiency Investment

Large-scale energy efficiency projects have become more popular with businesses post-Brexit, according to the latest Energy Efficiency Trends report from EEVS Insight. The quarterly report, supported by Bloomberg New Finance, finds that over half of respondents are undertaking projects over £100,000, rising from 27 per cent...

Lights, camera, carbon reduction: a focus on UK television production

The UK television industry has its own carbon calculator named albert, which was developed by the BBC when they approached the Energy Saving Trust to assess the carbon footprint of EastEnders - and then, in 2011, shared with other programme producers. Comedy cuts carbon It is pleasing...

Cutting out draughts in older homes is not as tricky as it sounds

Draught-proofing is a cheap and effective way to save money and make your home more comfortable. But those living in older or period properties can be put off by the unique characteristics of the building. In actual fact, these properties are among the most ripe for...

Smart meters

Smart meters are the next generation of gas and electricity meters. Together with their accompanying in-home displays, smart meters will help you keep track of the energy you use in your home, and will cut out the need for meter readings. Every home and business in Great...

Televisions remain the electricity glutton of the home

Our thirst for tablets, laptops and other games consoles seems unquenchable – but you may be surprised to learn that TVs, including set-top boxes and DVD/Blu-ray players, still remain the biggest electricity consumer of our domestic electronic appliances and devices. They account for 50 per cent...

5 lesser-known cities taking sustainability seriously

Zurich has just been announced as the world's most sustainable city based on a number of environmental, social and financial considerations, while Ljubljana, with its impressive public transport infrastructure and noble waste objectives, is the current European Green Capital.   But which are the cities trailblazing in...

UK ratifies the Paris Agreement

The UK Government played a major role when the world came together last year in Paris to reach the ambitious deal to reduce global CO2 emissions. Less than a year later, the landmark Agreement has entered into force and has been ratified by the UK...

UK-India science and innovation partnerships

Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson outlines details of a series of UK-India science and innovation programmes. Good afternoon and welcome. It’s great to be here today to celebrate the partnerships that continue to bring our 2 countries closer together. The Chevening Programme is a shining example...