Energy and Climate Change

How the revolution in electric vehicles is changing mining

The world’s largest carmakers are among those driving hardest for sustainable minerals Please use the sharing tools found via the share button at the top or side of articles. Copying articles to share with others is a breach of T&Cs and Copyright Policy. Email to buy additional rights. Subscribers may share up to

Energy prices take over as biggest concern for businesses amid crisis

Energy prices are now the biggest concern for businesses, according to a new report from npower Business Solutions (nBS). In a survey of 200 large businesses, 77% put energy costs as their biggest concern followed by 72% identifying the ongoing recovery from Covid-19. Nine out of ten businesses predict their energy costs will increase over the

Government failure to boost energy efficiency ‘inexplicable’, says IEA

Saving energy is ‘utterly essential’ to cut bills, end reliance on Russian oil and gas and slash emissions says agency The failure by governments and businesses to accelerate energy efficiency efforts is “inexplicable”, according to the head of the International Energy Agency. Fatih Birol said saving more energy was “utterly essential” in cutting household’s rocketing bills,

Limits on renewables ‘will keep UK energy bills higher this winter’

Government limit on contracts for new renewable energy generation is ‘outdated thinking’, says Greenpeace UK Consumers will face higher energy bills than necessary next winter because of a decision by the government to limit new renewable energy generation, described as a “missed opportunity” by the renewables industry, and “outdated thinking” by a green campaign group.

Energy criteria high on UK homebuyer checklists, survey finds

Savills says people are paying close attention to EPCs, and homes with heat pumps sell at a premium Homebuyers are paying more for properties with heat pumps or other low-carbon technology installed, and are looking closely at energy ratings, according to analysis by the estate agents Savills. Energy-saving credentials are becoming important considerations for people

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