Infrared heating over heat pumps?

A new study claims infrared heating is more cost-effective and energy efficient than heat pumps – and could be the answer to net zero

Are cheap heat pump loans the quickest way to UK’s ‘retrofit revolution’?

Bank customers will reportedly be able to get cheap loans from UK banks to make their homes greener

‘Give or miss’: Consortium calls on government to support green homes or risk net zero

A group of 14 organisations and companies call for a ‘green housing revolution’ that will provide grant funding to homeowners

Fresh £5m funding to scrap polluting cars for cleaner alternatives for low income Londoners

Motorists can apply for £2,000 for scrapping a car and £1,000 for scrapping a motorcycle or moped, with charities also able to access funding to scrap minibuses

Welsh health boards granted additional £10m for energy efficiency and renewables

The funding will support energy projects being delivered by Swansea Bay University Health Board, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and the Hywel Dda University Health Board

Retrofitting homes in northern England ‘could create 77,000 new green jobs’

IPPR North says the move to decarbonise existing housing stock would also generate 111,000 jobs across the UK’s supply chain by 2035

EU unveils new energy efficiency strategy to retrofit 35m buildings

The strategy aims to tackle energy poverty, decarbonise heating and cooling solutions and renovate public buildings

London LED traffic lights upgrade signals energy and cost savings of 75%

Siemens Mobility replaced incandescent traffic signals with energy efficient LEDs across 161 crossings and junctions throughout the capital for Transport for London

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%

New online checker for clean air zones with charges launched

The vehicle checker, which is now live, aims to help businesses and drivers to prepare for the introduction of clean air zones in Birmingham and Leeds