UK farmers beef up energy savings

A beef farmer in Yorkshire has save more than £40,000 on energy bills after installing a solar power system and batteries. David Brown installed an Outback Power 6kW inverter and charging system, solar panels and batteries with the help of off-grid energy solutions firm Xerogrid. That has led to an 80% reduction in energy bills […]

Eight energy saving myths costing your business

How much can your business save by ignoring some of the myths surrounding energy efficiency? We debunk nine common misconceptions about energy saving. THAT LIGHTBULB MOMENT If you are suddenly inspired to save energy by leaving a light on when you’re dashing from a room, think again. It’s actually best to turn it off. Leaving […]

Energy efficiency helps UK property giants save £16m

The UK’s leading property owners have seen £16 million in energy savings since 2011 as a result of making their buildings greener. According to new figures from the Better Buildings Partnership (BBP), a collaboration of 28 property giants, they have also reduced energy usage by a total of 145GWh. Some of the BBP members include […]

£100k energy savings land at Belfast Airport

Belfast International Airport is flying high as it has saved more than £100,000 on energy. The savings were made after 10 months of operation of a solar power plant at Crookedstone Road. It is buying clean electricity from the 4.83MW plant through a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Lightsource Renewable Energy. The project is […]

LEDs to light up Indian streets and homes

Millions of energy efficient lights are to be installed in streets and homes across India. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India have signed a $200 million (£160m) loan to finance the installation of LEDs as well as energy efficient water pumps. The project is expected to lead to energy savings of […]

Kazakhstan loaned £21.7m for heat meters in homes

Kazakhstan has received a $27 million (£21.7m) loan to install heat meters in residential buildings. The finance from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is intended to continue supporting the nation’s goal to improve its energy efficiency and sustainability credentials, known as the ‘green economy’ strategy. Kazakhstan is a country of extreme temperatures – freezing winters can drop to […]

University of Reading gets smart about energy use

The University of Reading has saved £17 million over a five-year period by becoming more energy efficient. It has also reduced its carbon emissions by 35%, saving around 63,000 tonnes – equivalent to just above two years’ worth of the university’s current emissions. That’s a result of investing more than £4 million in projects aimed […]

Guest Blog: Mervyn Bowden – Lack of energy discipline? OK, you’re fired!

We’ve tried self-regulation, we’ve tried awareness, persuasion, naming & shaming and many more methods to get organisations to improve their overall fuel efficiency in energy and transport areas. We’ve even incentivised those being good and green. Let’s face it, this is a very serious financial and environmental area of most companies’ operations. Some compare it […]

Carbon psychology ‘could drive energy savings of £860m’

  Carbon psychologists can work with energy managers to bring behavioural change within businesses and potentially save as much as £860 million across industry. That’s according to Phil Griffiths, Lead low carbon Psychologist at npower Business Solutions (nBS), who believes psychologists can develop training packages to upskill energy managers on techniques in changing behaviour. He […]

Open data could save energy market £400m

The use of open and transparent data could save the energy market £400 million in the next 10 years. It could also help the sector reduce around 80,000 tonnes of CO2 during the same period, according to a report by Guru Systems. It analysed consumption data across a number of heat networks in the country […]