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The South African government, host of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban (COP17), has formally announced a comprehensive phase-out policy for inefficient lighting, linked to a global initiative from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) with the support of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to tackle climate change through the transition to energy efficient lighting

A four-year government-funded programme that aims to develop new technologies to help meet the needs of the UK’s future power systems will kick-off with investment of £2.4 million in feasibility studies that will stimulate innovation in automated power distribution and demand management

UK industry could save more than £630m through the use of more efficient electric motors and variable speed drives (VSDs), according to new guidance published by the Carbon Trust


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An additional £10 million of grant funding is to be made available to research, develop and demonstrate technologies that will achieve significant cuts in carbon emissions from road transport, following a government decision to provide supplementary finance through the Technology Strategy Board


Further to the update issued on 30 September 2011, this is a statement by Mr Hugh Shaw, the Secretary of State’s Representative (SOSREP) for Maritime Salvage and Intervention, who was appointed by the UK Government to oversee the operation


Smart home energy management and income maximisation services such as debt, tax and benefits advice can help vulnerable households to make financial savings that can run into the thousands, according to a report on SHIMMER, a London fuel poverty pilot by a consortium of partners and funded by the Technology Strategy Board


A failure to invest now in carbon capture and storage (CCS) is not only placing at risk the jobs of the 10,000 people directly employed in the coal mining and coal power industries, but is also jeopardising the chances of the UK becoming a world leader in the emerging low-carbon technology, warns the TUC today


Britons’ love of electrical appliances and gadgets could see the UK miss its carbon emission reduction targets for domestic appliance electricity use by as much as seven million tonnes.That is the stark finding of a new report by the Energy Saving Trust, the independent body set up to help householders reduce their energy bills and combat climate change


A new £4.3 million pound low carbon project has been launched in the West Midlands set to help over 120 local building businesses learn about and take forward business opportunities using innovative technologies


Architectural researchers at the University of Strathclyde have found that the drive towards more ecologically sustainable building design is changing how our cities look


The Exercise Sula report has been published today . Exercise Sula was held in Scotland in May to test the UK’s response to an uncontrolled release of hydrocarbons into the sea from a deep water well


Energy saving light bulbs are still a sensible buy, even if they have risen in price, Friends of the Earth (FOE) has said


With UK Government working on a roadmap for the future development and strategic direction of the carbon capture and storage (CCS) sector, the Energy Institute (EI) announces its latest work in support of this developing technology

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