UK agrees to super greenhouse gas reduction

UK agrees to super greenhouse gas reduction

The UK has become one of the first countries to agree to a milestone agreement to reduce the emissions of a super greenhouse gas.   A super greenhouse gas (GHG) known as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) which is commonly found in fridges and air conditioning units, is a...
Sky achieve major reduction in carbon emissions

Sky achieve major reduction in carbon emissions

Since 2008, Sky have reduced their carbon emissions by almost half, by investing in the energy efficiency of their buildings. According to Sky’s annual sustainability report, since 2008 they have achieved a 47% reduction in carbon intensity across the UK and Ireland....
G20 falling behind on decarbonisation

G20 falling behind on decarbonisation

G20 falls behind on decarbonisation pledges, however the UK is strongly outperforming the rest of G20 in reducing emissions. According to PwC’s Low Carbon Economy Index Report (published 30th October), global GDP growth was 3.1% in 2016 but emissions presented signs...
HSBC guarantees $100 billion to fight climate change

HSBC guarantees $100 billion to fight climate change

Banking giant HSBC have promised $100 billion of finance for low-carbon technology and sustainable development to help fight climate change by 2025. HSBC have unveiled a number of new commitments to tackle climate change and cut climate-related risks in their own...
ESOS saves small firms money

ESOS saves small firms money

More than half of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who undertook an Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) audit made financial savings New research conducted by the Government has found that two-thirds of businesses who carried out an ESOS audit saved in...
Have you started your energy audits for ESOS compliance?

Have you started your energy audits for ESOS compliance?

Phase 2 of the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme has started, participants who expect to qualify for Phase 2 should intend on beginning their energy audits as early as possible to ensure they are fully compliant by the deadline. The Department for Business, Energy and...
New clean growth strategy announced

New clean growth strategy announced

The government have released a new clean growth strategy to cut the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions. The clean growth strategy states ‘£2.5 billion will be invested by the government to support low carbon innovation from 2015 -2021. More broadly, the National...
Renters over-paying on their energy bills

Renters over-paying on their energy bills

Renters are paying extra on their energy bills due to poor energy efficiency, landlords need to improve homes to ensure compliance with the MEPS legislation According to a new study conducted by insurance firm AXA, renters are collectively paying £13million extra a...