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Regulation restricting CO2 grows from 50 to 500 laws globally

 

Legislation plays a fundamental role in tackling climate change.  New research, conducted in collaboration between Globe International and the London School of Economics, shows a dramatic increase in the climate laws. The findings of the study illustrate that the world’s stock of climate legislation has risen steeply, from fewer than 50 in 2000 to almost 500 in 2013! Those are becoming more ambitious as countries realise the benefits of tackling climate change and discovered that the costs are manageable.

 

Making the case: DECC research shows link between EPC rating & house prices

 

It can sometimes feel like an uphill battle in making the case for truly energy efficient homes; not only is the whole idea yet to make a significant impact on consumers, when it does it is usually in the form of a brand-spanking new build. It is in this context that is it worth pointing out that not only do energy efficiency measures such as wall insulation, double glazing and energy efficient boilers help reduce energy bills, they also contribute towards higher resale values. The study, compiled by DECC in 2024, found that dwellings that were rated with an EPC of D were sold for 8% more than dwellings with a G, and ratings of A/B were sold for 14 per cent more than the lowest rated houses.

 

A study of the effects of feedback on domestic energy use - Findings pt2

 
National Energy Study

Baker Homes and partners undertook a study of energy use in over 500 homes through the 2013/14 winter. The following is the first report we published of our findings. This installment is the last part of our report.

 

A study of the effects of feedback on domestic energy use - Findings pt1

 
National Energy Study

Baker Homes and partners undertook a study of energy use in over 500 homes through the 2013/14 winter.  The following is the first report we published of our findings. This installment is the second part to our report.

 

A study of the effects of feedback on domestic energy use - Foreword

 
NES

Baker Homes and partners undertook a study of energy use in over 500 homes through the 2013/14 winter.  The following is the first report we published of our findings. This instalment is the foreword to our report. You can read the introduction to the study here. We will be publishing the main findings in the next two blogs. Stay tuned!

 

A study of the effects of feedback on domestic energy use - Introduction

 
National Energy Study

Baker Homes and partners undertook a study of energy use in over 500 homes through the 2013/14 winter. The following is the first report we published of our findings. This instalment is the introduction to our report.

 

Obama – No other country has done as much to reduce energy use (Part 3 of 3)

 
President Obama

The historic decree issued by the federal Environmental Protection Agency  in June on behalf of President Obama to cut emissions from power plants by 30% was by no means the last word in America’s path to a low carbon future, but it has nevertheless spurred prospects for a global deal on climate change. It also shows that leadership on this issue is possible, especially when the arguments are reframed more along public health grounds, bringing US public opinion onside and isolating Congress.

 

Obama – No other country has done as much to reduce energy use (Part 2 of 3)

 
President Obama

The historic decree issued by the federal Environmental Protection Agency  in June on behalf of President Obama to cut emissions from power plants by 30% was by no means the last word in America’s path to a low carbon future, but it has nevertheless spurred prospects for a global deal on climate change. It also shows that leadership on this issue is possible, especially when the arguments are reframed more along public health grounds, bringing US public opinion onside and isolating Congress.

 

Obama – No other country has done as much to reduce energy use (Part 1 of 3)

 
Barack Obama, Climate Action Plan

The historic decree issued by the federal Environmental Protection Agency  in June on behalf of President Obama to cut emissions from power plants by 30% was by no means the last word in America’s path to a low carbon future, but it has nevertheless spurred prospects for a global deal on climate change. It also shows that leadership on this issue is possible, especially when the arguments are reframed more along public health grounds, bringing US public opinion onside and isolating Congress.

 

Climate change: what 40 years of data shows us

 
Glacier retreat GIF

NASA and the University of California have recently announced that melting of the West Antarctic ice sheet is “unstoppable with major consequences”. The findings mean that sea level projections will need to be revised upwardly, closer to 4 feet of sea level rise.

 

Fuel poverty statistics release 2022

 
Department of Energy

DECC have released the latest statistics on fuel poverty in the UK. The statistics actually date from 2024, reflecting the time to survey and analyse primary data.

 

Innovation and research key when it comes to reducing water wastage

 
Savewatersavemoney PR photo

Water efficiency experts, Save Water Save Money, are pleased to announce they have been recognised at the UK Water Efficiency Awards 2022 as runners-up in the highly competitive Innovation category for their pioneering initiative - ‘The Sustainable Communities Partnership’.

 

Move aside King Canute: is it time for adaptation to move up the agenda?

 
Flooding image

One of the many difficulties with persuading the venerable human psyche we all possess that it is really – no really­ – time to act on climate change is that for most in the UK it remains a fundamentally abstract notion. Most, but not all – as was alarmingly demonstrated in recent memory on the Somerset Levels and elsewhere. Similarly, the issue of overheating, leading to what are somewhat-callously known as ‘excess deaths’, are rightly becoming a media focal point each summer as much as those from the cold in winter.

 

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