Walmart sticks $100m energy savings in its basket

  Walmart has reduced its energy costs by more than $100 million (£72.5m) over the past decade as part of an ongoing commitment to energy efficiency. The world’s largest retailer says a significant part of its savings were generated from replacing existing lights with 1.5 million LEDs across more than 6,000 shops, car parks, warehouses […]

Close your fridge, swap your lights and fill your washer!

  Neglecting to upgrade old light bulbs with LEDs around your home could cost you hundreds of pounds a year. That’s the suggestion from consumer group Which?, which has outlined the main ways domestic energy users can stop wasting power, heating and cash. It says running your dishwasher, washing machine or tumble dryer half-full is […]

RBS saves 10 tonnes of emissions with clean heat

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has saved more than 10 tonnes of carbon emissions in the last year through an efficient heating innovation. The bank installed Endo Enterprises’ EndoTherm technology across three of its branches and in doing so, reduced its gas consumption by 29%. The equipment reduces the energy needed to heat a […]

CHP units score full marks at UK university

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is expecting to achieve major carbon savings after installing two new combined heat and power (CHP) units from Veolia. The resource management firm has signed a 10-year contract to deliver secure, low carbon energy supplies. The 4MW CHP units replace older models and are expected to help the university reduce […]

Digital platform to cut industrial energy costs by 6.7%

A digital platform could help businesses such as Mars cut industrial energy costs by 6.7% a year. That’s according to provider 2degrees, which conducted a 40-company trial of its ‘Manufacture 2030 bee’ online tool, with businesses expected to save an average of more than £160,000 annually. The organisation hopes the platform will be able to […]

‘Take energy saving funding away from Big Six’

Theresa May should take taxpayer funding for energy saving away from the Big Six and instead give it to local energy co-op groups. That’s according to think-tank IPPR, which suggests the best way to save energy and make bills cheaper is by bypassing the Big Six altogether. At present, large energy firms use government funds […]

Main barrier to domestic energy efficiency ‘is cost’

Cost is the main barrier to the public adopting green energy technologies. That’s according to a new survey of 1,539 consumers by Electricity North West (ENW), in which 91% of all Brits said they are being held back from installing renewable and energy effiency features in their homes. More than half (56%) of consumers that […]

Carbon Trust to run £9.2m industrial energy efficiency initiative

The Carbon Trust is to run the government’s new £9.2 million industrial energy efficiency initiative. The four-year Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator (IEEA) aims to lower costs and increase the number of available energy efficient technologies for a range of industrial sectors, through demonstration of near to market innovations. Co-funding of between £150,000 and £1 million […]

Third of businesses ‘aren’t trying to make offices greener’

A third of businesses are not taking measures to make their offices environmentally friendly. That’s according to a new survey of 500 businesses conducted by money saving advisor Make It Cheaper, which shows many business owners are missing opportunities to reduce their energy emissions and save on costs – nearly half spend more than £1,000 on energy each month. Around 31% of […]

Scottish councils offered £11m for energy efficiency

The Scottish Government is offering a further £11 million of funding for energy efficiency projects. It is the second wave of Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme (SEEP) pilot fund, aiming to help local authorities test new and innovative energy-saving approaches with homes, community groups and businesses. The projects will be part of the development phase of […]