UK Government to introduce new regulations for smart energy appliances

They will initially apply to fridges and freezers, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and battery storage

Energy Vendors Association gets momentum

EVA aims to raise standards across the energy sector for both brokers and suppliers

Air pollution below US standards ‘linked with higher death rates’

Death rates among people over 65 are higher in areas with more particulate air pollution – even in regions below US standards. Air pollution particulate matter is the solid and liquid particles suspended in the air including dust, pollen, soot, smoke and liquid droplets. A new report by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, […]

New US energy efficiency standards for commercial fridges

Businesses in the US are expected to save $11.7 billion (£7bn) on their energy bills by implementing the new efficiency standards set for commercial refrigeration equipment. The Department of Energy estimates the standards will also help cut carbon emissions by around 142 million metric tons – equivalent to the annual electricity use of 14.3 million homes. […]

US sets new efficiency standards for external power supplies

The US Government has announced new energy efficiency standards for external power supplies used in electronics such as mobile phones and laptops. They are expected to help consumers save nearly $4 billion on their energy bills and cut carbon pollution by 47 million metric tons over the next 30 years, according to the US Department […]

Energy efficiency standards for TV boxes to save $1bn

Consumers could save more than $1 billion (£0.6bn) on energy bills every year as a result of the new efficiency standards for pay-TV box sets. The US Department of Energy along with a group of organisations have announced non-regulatory standards which will improve the efficiency of set-top boxes by as much as 45% by 2017 […]

Scotland sets energy efficiency standards for new buildings

New buildings in Scotland are set to be more energy efficient following changes to the standards announced by the Scottish Government. Improvements to new homes from October 2015 are expected to cut carbon emissions by around 21% compared to current levels while new non-domestic buildings such as shops and offices will have an average reduction […]

New US limits on power plant emissions

New standards to cut carbon emissions from new-built power plants have been released by the US Government. Under the proposals set by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), new large natural gas-fired turbines would need to meet a limit of 1,000lbs of CO2 per megawatt hour while new small natural gas-fired turbines would need to […]

Ofgem launches new standards for energy suppliers

Ofgem’s rigorous new standards of conduct to ensure energy suppliers are treating consumers fairly have come into force this week. The new rules have been introduced as part of the first stage of the energy regulator’s Retail Market Review (RMR) reforms to make the market “simpler, clearer and fairer” for consumers. They cover a range […]

UK businesses back Ofgem’s rules for energy brokers

Almost half of UK businesses said they value help from third parties to compare energy prices across suppliers and negotiate the complexity of their contracts. That’s according to a new survey of 508 businesses, which claims a majority of them back Ofgem’s Code of Practice. It aims to increase the confidence of business customers engaging […]