Scotland will soon need to take “leaps not strides” in order to reduce carbon emissions, according to Holyrood’s energy minister.
Energy efficiency measures in buildings and industrial facilities are a key driver to accelerate the energy transition, but more investment and innovation is needed to speed up the pace of change.
A £3 billion green package with grants for homeowners and public buildings to improve energy efficiency will be unveiled by Rishi Sunak as part of his coronavirus economic strategy.
The Conservatives have pledged £9.2 billion to improve the energy efficiency of homes, schools and hospitals, as they make a pitch to voters concerned about the environment.
Shell CEO Ben van Beurden has been unveiled as part of a global commission to help global progress on energy efficiency.
Building new homes that fail to live up to energy efficiency standards is an "invisible cheat" which costs homeowners money and hits climate efforts, Government advisers warn.
Saudi Arabia has set up a new company which will spearhead the crusade to make government and public buildings more energy efficient.
Making homes more energy efficient should be a “national priority” paid for through taxes, the industry has urged.
A home energy-efficiency programme has been allocated £30 million of Scottish Government funding.
Boosting investment in energy efficiency could create up to 9,000 jobs a year, business leaders have told the Scottish Government.
Subsidies to reduce the risk of blackouts must focus on innovative schemes for energy storage and cutting demand rather than “dirty diesel”, MPs have urged.
A shift to highly efficient LED light bulbs in homes could cut winter peak energy demand and curb fears about blackouts, campaigners have suggested.
Weaker energy efficiency standards for consumer goods after Brexit could mean products that are more expensive to run are dumped in the UK, it has been warned.
Home energy efficiency should be part of the UK’s infrastructure programme to help communities who have been “left behind”, the Government’s climate advisers have urged.
A Scottish internet of things company is taking part in a £900,000 research and development project to develop breakthrough technology in the energy efficiency market.
Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) yesterday hailed the increase in demand for “tools” it helped develop in an effort to improve efficiency in the industry. The trade association said more than 900 companies had signed up to the industry mutual hold harmless (IMHH) deed. OGUK said the deed, which was originally developed in 2002, helped firms clarify the allocation of risks and avoid doubling up on the insurance of identical liabilities offshore.
Former US vice president and climate campaigner Al Gore has said he is “puzzled” by recent UK Government moves to cancel a raft of green policies.