Half of Brits ‘aren’t making regular efforts to reduce energy use’

Smart Energy GB says smart meters will help change this

UK’s services and industry responsible for 30% of total energy consumption

Large businesses of more than 250 employees account for around 45% of non-domestic and non-transportation energy demand

‘Public deluded about amount they need to own and how much they waste’

Relocation firm Movinga says people must cut down on damaging levels of consumption

Londoners – stop leaving the lights on!

The capital’s inhabitants are the nation’s most likely to leave lights and appliances turned on when not in use

UK public ‘care five times more about Brexit than environment’

Around 62% of the population believe leaving the EU is the nation’s biggest challenge

World Bank announces $300m energy efficiency funding for India

The investments under the programme are expected to avoid 170 million tons of carbon dioxide being emitted

BP: Plastic bans will slow oil demand

Bans on single-use plastics will slow growth in global oil demand. That’s the forecast from BP’s latest Energy Outlook, which suggests the phasing out of plastic bottles, carrier bags and straws at both governmental and commercial levels is likely to significantly affect how the fuel source is used. Oil accounts for nearly two-thirds of the growth […]

Efficiency inaction ‘could cost businesses £7.4bn’

If UK businesses don’t take action to manage their gas and electricity consumption, they can expect to pay an extra £7.4 billion on their energy costs by 2019. That’s according to a new report from energy consultancy Inenco, which suggests rising non-commodity costs, expensive carbon pricing and a fall in renewable support scheme incentives mean […]

Iceland’s bitcoin mines ‘could pinch all the power’

  Iceland could use more electricity on bitcoin mining than on supplying the entire country’s homes in 2018. The Associated Press has reported Johann Snorri Sigurbergsson, Director of Business Development at energy firm HS Orka, said if all the mining firms wanting to get involved actually manage to do so, there won’t be enough energy […]

Share of UK’s low carbon power hit record high last year

The share of energy generated by low carbon power sources in the UK increased to a record high of 54.4% in the third quarter (Q3) of 2017. That’s according to new government data, which shows this increased from 50.2% the same period the year before, as a result of increased generation from renewables. Clean energy’s […]