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

Got an idea to drive innovation in the water sector?

A new competition is providing up to £5,000 for the top innovative idea

New system to boost UK public sector’s renewable energy use

Interested suppliers that provide technologies such as solar panels, wind turbines, heat networks and battery storage can register on the Crown Commercial Service’s hub

EDF Energy wins contracts to power up public sector bodies

The volume of power it will supply in Scotland accounts for around 10% of the nation’s annual electricity consumption

Welsh Government seeks views on low carbon future

Its proposals aim to support the target of achieving 45% emissions reductions by 2030

UK increases public sector greenhouse gas emissions target for 2020

The government expects it to deliver savings worth £340m

Views sought on voluntary emissions target for public sector

The UK Government is proposing to introduce a voluntary emissions target for the higher education and public sectors in England. It is seeking comments on its proposal for those sectors – excluding central government departments and their agencies which already have their own goals – and inviting views on the action required to deliver an […]

Fuel suppliers line up for £850m public sector contracts

A total of 35 suppliers have been chosen to provide fuel for public sector organisations in the UK. Small and medium sized businesses make up almost three quarters of the total number of suppliers on Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) new National Fuels Framework, expected to be worth around £850 million over four years. Winners include […]

Welsh public sector ‘to be carbon neutral by 2030’

The Welsh Government is consulting on plans to decarbonise the public sector by 2030. Environment Secretary Lesley Griffiths announced the ambition for the public sector to be carbon neutral earlier this month and is calling for suggestions on how it can be achieved. It is also seeking views, until 13th September, on challenges around the […]

UK businesses ‘overpaying by £500m on energy bills’

One in five business energy bills contain mistakes, from incorrect rates to meter reading errors. That could be costing firms around £500 million on their energy bills due to errors and inaccuracies across the supply chain, according to new research. Inenco analysed thousands of business energy invoices to find the most common errors and forecast […]