Rishi Sunak ‘must do more’ to fight soaring energy bills

Experts are calling on the Chancellor to take more action to help low-income families

Energy switching is 79% lower than in February last year

Energy switches ticked up slightly after three consecutive months of all-time switching lows

Worcester streets shine a light on multi-million-pound energy savings

Worcestershire County Council will spend £6 million on LED conversion of around 20,000 lights

Treasury urged to remove VAT on energy efficiency measures

Trade body says elimination of the VAT could help rapid carbon reductions

Scientists develop ‘smart window’ that can heat or cool a home

The technology could slash energy usage by up to 34%

Government unlocks £179m energy efficiency package for social homes

Nearly 20,000 social homes will receive upgrades, including heat pumps, solar panels and insulation measures

US aims for community solar to power five million homes by 2025

Consumers are estimated to save a total of $1bn on their energy bills

New York announces $36m initiative to establish regional clean energy hubs

Organisations with experience in providing services in the clean energy, energy efficiency, social services and housing sectors are encouraged to participate in the development of a hub as a new way to offer services to communities

US announces $60m for energy efficient manufacturing

The funding will be used by university-based Industrial Assessment Centres (IACs), which assist manufacturers in reducing their carbon footprint while training the next-generation of energy efficiency workers

New York and National Grid team up for home energy savings pilot

The new performance-based model is expected to deliver additional energy and bill savings of 10% to 30% for customers