EU bank lends €250m for green homes in Paris

It says the new finance will help create 2,580 energy efficient new homes and generate 5,000 new jobs in Paris

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Hydrogen energy projects win share of £90m government funding

Hydrogen is a low or zero emission alternative to fossil fuels, which could be used to power industry and transport

London mayor launches £3.6m fund to make homes energy efficient

The Retrofit Accelerator for Homes will provide financial support to local authorities and housing associations to make ‘urgent’ upgrades and improvements

Efficient use of materials for homes and cars ‘key to cutting emissions’

New analysis suggests CO2 equivalent emissions could be reduced by up to 25 gigatons between 2016 and 2060 across the G7 countries

Energy-efficient housing project wins Stirling Prize for architecture

Goldsmith Street in Norwich was crowned this year’s winner of the award, which aims to celebrate the UK’s best new building

CCC: UK homes are ‘largely unprepared for climate change’

The Committee on Climate Change warns the nation’s legally-binding climate targets will not be met without the reduction of emissions from buildings

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Inefficient new-build homes add £200 per year to energy bills

The Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit says scrapping the Zero Carbon Homes policy was an error

Dutch-style domestic efficiency upgrades halve energy bills

Nottingham City Council has secured more than £5 million in funding from the EU to extend the programme

Major European banks pilot energy efficiency mortgages

Under such schemes, buyers can get reduced interest rates on their mortgages for greener and more energy efficient homes

Northern Ireland halved fuel poverty between 2011 and 2016

The Housing Executive said the improvement was largely due to lower average fuel prices, improved energy efficiency and increased income