National Insulation Association calls on government to extend £2bn Green Homes Grant

The body’s concerns stem from the lifespan of the initiative which is considered to be too short to deliver the ambitious government’s target of 600,000 homes

Scientists develop transparent wood ‘five times more thermally efficient than glass’

The new material, which uses wood from the fast-growing, low-density balsa tree, proves to be more durable and lighter than glass, according to research

Government unveils £200m boost to make 5,000 homes of UK Armed Forces greener

Part of the funds will be spent on insulation upgrades, solar panels, energy-efficient street lighting and EV charging points

Council spends £100k to retrofit 1950’s homes and slash energy bills

Derbyshire Dales District Council has transformed 11 ‘non-traditional’ homes in a retrofit programme, which is expected to reduce energy costs by up to 50%

Chancellor set to announce £5,000 ‘Green Homes’ vouchers for households

As part of the rumoured scheme, households will be given vouchers to pay for energy efficiency upgrades, which could save an estimated £600 every year on energy bills

Government announces £80m fund to cut emissions and save on bills

The funding aims to help heavy industry go green and retrofit homes with latest green tech, helping people save money on their energy bills

Could transparent wood be the building block to a cleaner future?

Researchers made the material by removing a light-absorbing component from the cell walls of balsa wood and injecting acrylic and polyethylene glycol

Home being tested with a thermal scanner
London homes ‘most energy efficient in the country’

A new report suggests people living in Tower Hamlets, Greenwich and the City of London pay among the lowest bills in England and Wales

E.ON uses satellite imagery to tackle fuel poverty

It has teamed up with space experts to use near real-time and archived data to reduce heat loss in homes

Ukraine gets €53m energy efficiency boost

The IFC, a member of the World Bank, will manage the funding from the EU and Germany