Energy efficiency

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UK energy bills – six ways to reduce the impact of soaring prices
Be it a loft insulation drive or a lower price cap, there are many ways to help – but action must be swift and extensive

Phillip Inman and Alex Lawson

10, Aug, 2022 @5:55 PM

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Doors shut, ties ditched: what are EU countries doing to save energy?
EU member states have been urged to reduce energy use to ensure they can cope in the event Russia cuts all supplies

Guardian reporters

29, Jul, 2022 @11:40 AM

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Can a government campaign persuade Britain to use less energy?
The reaction to recent efforts to keep people safe in the heatwave shows a delicate balance is needed

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

24, Jul, 2022 @2:43 PM

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Next PM must get a grip on net zero plans or deter investment, warn Lords
Influential committee says UK must join dots between policies to plug gap between ambition and delivery

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

21, Jul, 2022 @5:01 AM

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‘A lot of challenges’: can housing industry build homes habitable in high temperatures?
The UK’s housing stock must be resilient to rising heat levels, experts warn, with retrofitting of older properties also needed

Julia Kollewe and Tom Calverley

19, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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It’s democracy v plutocracy – this is the endgame for our planet | George Monbiot
The US supreme court is helping to destroy our climate. But it was a much smaller decision, closer to home, that was the final straw for me, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

George Monbiot

06, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Shop around, switch things off and seal the gaps: a renter’s guide to energy efficiency
For renters, who can’t make big changes such as solar installations, there are still lots of ways to reduce your energy bill and stay warm

Caitlin Cassidy

01, Jul, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Fuel-poor homes face taking £250 energy hit due to poor insulation
Better insulation would save large sums for millions struggling with the cost of living, finds LGA report

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

30, Jun, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Government policies will not get UK to net zero, warns damning report
Progress report from the Climate Change Committee suggests ministers could renege on greenhouse gas emissions commitment

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

28, Jun, 2022 @11:01 PM

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National Grid will pay households to shift electricity use to avoid blackouts
Scheme encourages customers with smart meters to use less energy at peak times and reduce carbon emissions

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

27, Jun, 2022 @3:36 PM

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Net-zero rules set to send cost of new homes and extensions soaring
They came into force in England last week to help the UK hit environmental goals by 2050, but this means short-term pain for long-term gain

Shane Hickey

20, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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For hydrogen power to be a climate solution, leaks must be curbed
Unlike carbon dioxide, hydrogen does not have a direct effect on climate – it affects other pollutants

Gary Fuller

17, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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