Bitcoin demand is massive – but dwarfed by domestic devices on standby

New research from the University of Cambridge suggests the cryptocurrency network consumes energy at a rate of around 50TWh a year

Domestic efficiency measures ‘pay for themselves 12 years faster than renewables’

New research highlights how the average renewable installation, such as rooftop solar panels or mini wind turbines, takes 21 years and three months before it starts to make a saving

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Congratulations on your new baby… but don’t forget about the energy bill

A new study suggests a baby being born means a household’s energy bills are likely to rise by a third

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Yorkshire Water to break world record for… acoustic ears?

The utility aims to install 34,000 auditory devices into its underground pipe network to listen out for leaks

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Savills slashes energy use with behavioural prompts

The estate agent said its reduced consumption by 26% without impacting day-to-day business activities

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England ‘could face water shortages within 25 years’

Sir James Bevan, CEO of the Environment Agency, warns the future is bleak unless action is taken now

Veolia and Anglian Water target £1m savings

The firms say improved energy management can significantly reduce the water company’s carbon footprint

Octopus Energy teams up with If This Then That to automate energy tariff

The partnership will allow customers to automatically adjust their energy usage based on price fluctuations

American showers send 1.7 trillion gallons of water down the drain every year

The Alliance for Water Efficiency says that’s enough to fill 2.6 million Olympic swimming pools

Yorkshire Water wants a ‘straightforward conversation’ with customers

The water firm believes making its data public will help people think more about reducing their usage