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

Buildings ‘should be retrofitted rather than rebuilt’ to decarbonise sector

The Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission says current government tax structures incentivise the unnecessary demolition of buildings

Dutch ship management firm sets sail with €110m green loan

The project is expected to significantly reduce emissions of sulphur oxide and particulate matter pollutants

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Lucozade Ribena Suntory invests £13m in efficiency upgrade

The project will reduce the amount of water and energy used during manufacturing by 40% per bottle

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EU approves €107m German public support for greener buses

It will enable the retrofitting of diesel buses used for public transport in around 90 municipalities

UK commits £2.5m for low emission retrofit technologies

It will support testing of new technologies for the Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme

Nottingham homes future-proofed with green upgrades

A number of homes near Nottingham have become the first in the country to be upgraded to the energy efficiency standards expected in 2050. The 10 apartments in Sneinton have been fitted with new outside walls, a solar roof and upgraded heating systems as part of a pilot project designed to make older homes more […]