30

OCT

According to a new survey, 65 per cent of people in Britain would consider buying or leasing an alternative fuel vehicle over the next couple of years.

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Of these alternatives, hybrids came out top in the survey, which also showed some interesting regional variations in attitudes to electric vehicles (EVs). They were favoured the most in the North East, where thePlugged-in Places scheme has been going since 2010, and there is a commitment to regional manufacturing of EVs. Pleasing to see that targeted investment and local economic benefits really do work when it comes to new, green technologies.Also likely to arouse interest are urban-based hire

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29

OCT

Ofgem has launched its ECO2.1 consultation on the Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation (HHCRO)

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Ofgem has launched its ECO2.1 consultation on the Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation (HHCRO)Ofgem has now launched its ECO2.1 consultation on how it proposes to administer specific requirements of the Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation (HHCRO) under the ECO2 Order 2014.Ofgem is seeking your views on its proposals, whether you agree with them or not. Responses should be received by 9am on 1 December 2014.In the coming months Ofgem will hold two consultations on how it

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24

OCT

Guest Blog

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Chief Executive of energy regulator Ofgem, Dermot Nolan, explains the importance of shopping around for better energy tariffs as part of Big Energy Saving Week. We shop and compare prices for many things in life, yet we often don’t think about doing this when it comes to our energy bills. Comparing tariffs has been difficult in the past, and the process of changing your supplier too time consuming, but our reforms have changed things for the better. Ofgem has created a simpler, clearer and

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16

OCT

Green Investment Bank

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A new £50million pot, co-funded by the Green Investment Bank, will see packages of energy efficiency measures installed in hospitals across the UK, with one of the first recipients Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham. It’s hoped that changes by the hospitals involved will cut bills by 20 per cent.With an annual NHS energy bill of £750 million and a carbon footprint of 25 million tonnes, there’s certainly a long way to go, but the money will surely provide a solid b

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9

OCT

Bio energy’s contribution to the UK energy mix is on the rise

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Bio energy’s contribution to the UK energy mix is on the rise – seven per cent of electricity generation in the second quarter of 2014, marking nearly nine per cent increase on the year before.Given that the International Renewable Energy Association (IRENA) is suggesting that biomass could provide60 per cent of global renewable energy by 2030, these are the kind of increases that should become commonplace.While around 40 per cent of this projection is assumed be from agricultural wa

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7

OCT

China has pledged for the first time to take firm action on climate change, telling a UN summit that its emissions, the world's highest, would soon peak.

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Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli also said China would make its economy much more carbon efficient by 2020.US President Barack Obama said climate change was moving faster than efforts to address it, and the US and China had a responsibility to lead other nations.The summit was the largest high-level climate meeting since 2009.Hosted by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, it aimed to encourage 120 member states to sign up to a comprehensive new global climate agreement at talks in Paris next year.As he clo

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