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[16 May 2012 | No Comment | ]

Boris Johnson has promised to make buildings more energy efficient through a significant boost in funding. That’s according to greenwisebusiness.co.uk, citing a statement from the Mayor’s office, which suggests the Mayor will be making green jobs and growth ‘key priorities’ during his second term. As the Mayor has acquired new housing powers previously owned by […]

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[4 May 2012 | No Comment | ]

Landlords and tenants across the UK need to realise that basic energy-saving methods, like insulating a property with internal wall cladding for example, can save them money. That’s according to a survey by E.ON, which suggests that £990 million could be going to waste if renters ignore energy saving schemes, reports energychoices.co.uk. The need to […]

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[16 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]

A new energy-saving project will enable hundreds of people in West Sussex to enjoy warmer homes and reduced heating bills, The Littlehampton Gazettereports. A partnership between Arun District Council and EDF Energy means that 520 homes in Wick will receive external cladding to insulate them against the cold weather. Helping residents’ reduce fuel bills The […]

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[31 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]

A report from Oxford University has called on the government to help commercial and residential buildings improve their efficiency, eaem.co.uk reports. ‘Achieving Zero’ report The Environmental Change Institute at Oxford University has asked the government to help businesses and home-owners with the costs of providing better insulation for their buildings, be it in the form […]

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[30 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]

The Green Deal hopes to create 65,000 insulation jobs by 2015 thanks to a cash incentive offered to homeowners if they install energy-saving measures on their property, reports link2portal.co.uk. Energy secretary Chris Huhne announced the deal in parliament as part of the coalition’s flagship energy and climate policy. Households will be able to borrow up […]

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[24 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]

Last week’s launch of the Big Energy Week is continuing to help people and businesses save money on their energy bills, the Kincardineshire Observer reports. The launch of a tips website, bigenergyweek.org, is attempting to help bill payers who feel they are alarmingly out of pocket at the end of each quarter by advising them […]

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[17 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]

The Scottish Government have been urged to lead by example when it comes to making buildings more energy efficient. New figures revealed by the Liberal Democrats have revealed that no Government buildings in Scotland have achieved top energy efficiency ratings. Failing in the energy efficiency of its own buildings Furthermore, The Kilmarnock Standard report that […]

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[28 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

Small-to-medium enterprises are missing out on a potential £7.7 billion every year by not implementing energy efficiency measures, reports Fresh Business Thinking. Energy provider E.ON conducted a survey into energy efficiency measures and found some alarming results. Small financial businesses (97 per cent) and professional service businesses (91 per cent) all admitted to being unaware […]

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[29 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]

A new survey suggests that in the face of rising costs, more businesses than ever are looking into energy saving techniques, reports Green Engineering. The latest Energy Efficiency Indicator, which surveyed nearly 4,000 building owners and operators, highlighted that spiralling costs were making firms turn to greener pastures, like refurbishment of cladding systems to increase […]