Why now is the time for a bold energy transition plan

The overarching UK energy policy environment is in the midst of change and we set out our vision our recent paper, 'Energy efficiency: Recalibrating the debate'. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has been closed and its functions moved into the new-look business department:...

Statistical press release: Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics 2016

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy today releases 4 key publications: the Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics 2016, UK Energy in Brief, Energy Flow Chart, and Energy Consumption in the United Kingdom providing detailed analysis of production, transformation and consumption of energy...

Ireland to give €20m to new Energy Efficiency Projects

€20m in grant funding is set to be awarded to a number of energy efficiency projects in Ireland through a new initiative operated by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). The Better Energy Communities scheme, which will support 38 community energy projects and upgrade more...

Energy Assessors respond to DECC scrapping

Assessor organisations are shedding no tears over the scrapping of the Department of Energy and Climate Change by new Prime Minister Theresa May – see New PM Scraps DECC News of the closure of the Department emerged late last week, and has already received a positive response...

New Energy & Climate Ministers

With the completion of the line-up at the re-organised Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, we now know the names of the juniors ministers believed to be the new Energy and Climate Change Ministers, though their names won’t be familiar to too many people. The...

Brexit- The Industry responds

Despite some concerns in the industry before the polls opened about the possible consequences of a Brexit vote, the overwhelming mood now is that it’s business as usual, and we need to be ready to fight to keep energy assessment on the agenda of Government. A...

Bringing green energy and better buildings to refugees

Renewable energy is being put to work in helping to tackle one of the greatest challenges of our time – the global refugee crisis. A report by from a consortium of experts last year suggested that refugees' energy use had been neglected, with 90 per cent...

New innovation in efficient use of electricity

A company called Extreme Low Energy (ELe) has recently won an award for its new innovation, which claims potential energy savings of 80 per cent, by delivering DC electricity direct to office computer systems, without the need for inefficient conversion from AC at every machine. In...

Housing data: the key to tackling fuel poverty in Southend-on-Sea

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is set to look at its local housing stock in a whole new way, as a new collaboration with the Energy Saving Trust aims to shed light on their housing stock – and hopefully ignite efforts to tackle fuel poverty and boost...