Home energy startup Igloo secures cool £600k

The supplier raised the money through a crowdfunding campaign

E.ON teams up with banking group to offer green mortgages

The scheme would allow first-time buyers and re-mortgagers to borrow further via a linked energy efficiency home improvement loan to improve their properties

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

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 […]