Energy efficiency

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UK could unlock £70bn a year in renewable energy, report claims
Plausible for UK to become global clean energy superpower if investment is ramped up

Jillian Ambrose

15, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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The climate cost of insulating our homes | Letter
Letter: Paul Brannen makes the case for using natural materials for home insulation

17, Apr, 2023 @4:41 PM

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Fast-build modular homes – an answer to the UK housing crisis?
Industry in UK is still largely loss-making but there are hopes it might soon deliver significant proportion of new homes

Julia Kollewe and Kalyeena Makortoff

14, Apr, 2023 @5:00 AM

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UK insulation scheme would take 300 years to meet government targets, say critics
Exclusive: National Energy Action says progress on energy efficiency in the UK is too slow and not well targeted at fuel-poor households

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

09, Apr, 2023 @1:34 PM

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Solar is now viable even in rainy climes – so why aren’t we making hay?
Government’s reluctance to require panels to be fitted on new homes in England from 2025 remains a puzzle

Paul Brown

31, Mar, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Net zero strategy shows UK will miss 2030 emissions cuts target
Government admits its policies will achieve only 92% of cuts and experts think that is a ‘generous reading’

Fiona Harvey and Jillian Ambrose

30, Mar, 2023 @4:55 PM

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Delays to landlord energy efficiency standards will cost England’s renters £1bn
Delays mean private tenants in the 2.4m homes with an EPC rating below C will face years of high bills

Mark Sweney

27, Mar, 2023 @11:01 PM

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Little progress made on energy efficiency in UK homes, report finds
National Infrastructure Commission accuses ministers of ‘prevarication’ over installation of heat pumps

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

26, Mar, 2023 @11:01 PM

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Budget does little to meet UK’s net zero carbon goals, say campaigners
Chancellor silent on home insulation, oil and gas windfall tax, and onshore windfarms – but freezes fuel duty

Fiona Harvey Environment editor

15, Mar, 2023 @6:11 PM

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Innovative heat tech could save England’s swimming pools from closure
Twenty pools may be upgraded this year after startup uses energy from small data centre to heat water

Sandra Laville Environment correspondent

14, Mar, 2023 @10:25 AM

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The heat pump revolution is here. This is what you need to know
Heat pumps have become the tech of choice to keep homes warm – but what are they and how do they work?

Brian Kahn

11, Mar, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Hunt urged to commit extra £6bn a year to making UK homes energy efficient
Exclusive: Groups say Jeremy Hunt needs to kickstart renewed drive to help cut bills and reduce emissions

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

09, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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