United Kingdom

Lord Hunt said: “A global climate deal in Copenhagen needs all countries to make the most ambitious commitments possible, but it will also require all of us to change how we lead our lives and how we generate our energy. ... Smart meters will put the power in people’s hands, enabling us all to control how much energy we use, cut emissions and cut bills. ... Smart grids will help manage the massive shift to low carbon electricity such as wind, nuclear and clean fossil fuels. ...
Post date: 3 Dec 2009
Type: News

The Aldersgate Group is a strategic coalition of businesses, NGOs, think tanks and individuals, who believe in that high environmental standards are essential for future economic growth and competitiveness. Aldersgate Group Project Chair John Edmonds said: "The skills gap in the UK economy is well documented, with one in three firms already hampered by a shortage of skilled staff, from those needed to install new technology to scientists and engineers."
Post date: 26 Nov 2009
Type: News

With Copenhagen Climate Change Conference just a couple of weeks away, the environment is likely to remain a hot topic amongst the British public, says Professor Nick Buck of the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Essex, which is leading the new research: "One of the unique features of Understanding Society is that we speak to the same people each year, which means we can see how people's behaviours and attitudes change over time.
Post date: 26 Nov 2009
Type: News

A key recommendation is that all major environmental policies should be accompanied with a corresponding skills strategy. The Government should also: provide sufficient investment for training, make the training institutions fit for purpose, drive demand for environmental skills, reform its communication strategy The most significant driver for low carbon skills is a robust government industrial policy that encourages investment in low carbon technology and resource efficiency.
Post date: 26 Nov 2009
Type: Publication

Post date: 22 Nov 2009
Type: Link

The Department’s London headquarters also published today its latest monthly energy efficiency rating for October which is a ‘D’. Compared to this time last year, DECC has reduced its use of gas by 90% and its use of electricity by 22%.
Post date: 18 Nov 2009
Type: News

Post date: 17 Nov 2009
Type: Tool

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Post date: 16 Nov 2009
Type: Tool

The UK has announced a package to increase energy efficiency in households. The Home Energy Saving Programme will help households save €350 a year on energy costs. Legislation introduced under the programme requires energy companies to invest over €1 billion to make homes more energy efficient. This programme will provide funding to both the existing Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) scheme, and the new Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP).
Post date: 8 Oct 2009
Type: News