All new Californian homes required to have solar panels

It is the first US state to introduce such a law from 2020

City of London lights up with energy efficient plan

A new strategy for more energy efficient use of lighting across the Square Mile in London has been launched. The City of London Corporation’s innovative lighting proposals, which include remotely operated lights, aim to improve energy use and help tackle light pollution, complementing work already underway to upgrade street lighting to LEDs. Its plans, claimed […]

A bright idea for cutting lighting bills

A new motion sensor can save energy, reduce emissions and cut bills by maintaining light at a constant level. Lighting firm Helvar has developed the 321 Multisensor, which uses passive infrared technology to dim lights and save energy, for example when the sun shines into a room, before brightening them again as the clouds darken […]

ET recharges his UFO EV!

Forget charging your electric car – imagine having to charge your spaceship. A gang of alien UFOs have reportedly been sighted doing exactly that – by swooping in and around a giant thunderstorm above Sydney, Australia. Alien enthusiast UFO Today posted the footage to his YouTube channel – it was originally filmed by someone else […]

Energy efficient investments ‘could knock £270 off bills’

Investing in energy efficient technologies could help householders save £270 on bills on average. A new study reveals they could also cut energy use by a quarter every year – equivalent to the output of six Hinkley Point C nuclear power stations. Researchers have estimated that investing in technologies like heating, insulation, lighting and appliances […]

Sun and wind power high-tech lamp posts

An Irish cleantech firm is installing wind and solar-powered lighting in New York and Chicago. Airsynergy has installed the ‘Intelligent Smart Poles (ISPs)’ in Breezy Point Municipality, Washington Irving Intermediate School and Dobbs Ferry High School in New York, as well as at the Chicago Institute of Technology. The ISP uses a combination of wind and […]

Shopping centre bags serious energy savings

A shopping centre in Northern Ireland has cut its electricity bill by a third after installing energy efficient lighting upgrades. The Kennedy Centre in Belfast had its 26-year old system upgraded – it says the work has resulted in significant savings both in terms of energy consumption and cost, with the payback period estimated to […]

Watt’s winter energy saving tips

As a business owner, do you find that your utility bills dramatically increase during the cold winter months? Here are some simple energy saving tips, that can help you to remain energy efficient during winter and ultimately keep those utility bills low. Heating During the winter it is highly important that your business premises remains at a comfortable […]

Energy efficiency suppliers ‘shaken after Brexit’

The energy efficiency sector has seen supplier confidence continue to fall following Brexit. A new UK Energy Efficiency Trends report, which takes into account trends in supplier order books, staffing, sale prices and government action, reveals supplier confidence dropped 21 points in the first quarter of 2016. It fell below zero for the first time since the […]

Switch to LEDs to save UK council £14m

Bolton Council expects to save millions of pounds on energy bills over 20 years as a result of being energy efficient. More than half of Bolton’s street lamps have been switched to LEDs since the rollout began in April last year. That’s around 15,000 lights in more than 2,000 streets. The project is expected to […]