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Blog posts tagged with 'energy efficiency'

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Cameron's speech: The benefits of energy efficiency go way beyond growth

By Julia Hawkins, Ashden PR and Digital Media Manager

Just to be factually accurate: it wasn’t a ‘speech’ as such, but simply ‘intro remarks':

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Thursday, 3 January 2013

Building a retrofit revolution in social housing

By Julia Hawkins, Ashden PR and Digital Media Manager

The Climate Change Act created legally binding commitments to reduce the UK’s CO2 emissions by 80% by 2050. With housing responsible for more than 25% of total emissions, any coherent strategy for tackling climate change must address the buildings we live in – and that includes social housing.

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Thursday, 6 December 2012

The Government should dash for renewable energy and energy efficiency, not gas

By Sarah Butler-Sloss, Ashden Founder Director

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Thursday, 15 November 2012

Energy efficiency – how much more research do we need?

By Simon Brammer, Ashden UK Programme Manager

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Wednesday, 7 November 2012

How to reduce your school’s fuel bills - and help save the planet

Top tips on creating a sustainable school from Keith Webber, Okehampton College Community Energy Manager

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Monday, 8 October 2012

10 reasons to apply for an Ashden Award

By Julia Hawkins, Ashden PR and Digital Media Manager

Ok I can’t deny it any longer: it’s Autumn. This can surely only mean one thing for all you sustainable energy pioneers out there: it’s time to start thinking about whether you could apply for a 2013 Ashden Award. And just in case you needed any persuading, here are 10 reasons why you should seriously consider it:

1. Prize money

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Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Base London: Envisioning smarter, greener cities

By Julia Hawkins, Ashden PR and Digital Media Manager

So we know all about smart phones, smart meters and smart grids - what about smart cities? Last Thursday's Base London conference brought techies together with businesses, local authorities and charities to discuss how cities can harness data towards tackling climate change.

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Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Student Switch Off: Turning ostriches into eco-warriors

By Julia Hawkins, Ashden PR and Digital Media Manager

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Friday, 25 May 2012

Still going for gold: Radian launches new eco-homes

By Simon Brammer, Ashden UK Programme Manager

“It’s brilliant!” said the very heavily pregnant mum, albeit looking a little overwhelmed at the hundred or so guests, including Grand Design’s Kevin McCloud, standing in her communal front garden.  “We moved here in March and haven’t needed to use the heating at all yet; our bills are really low and the kids love playing in the allotment.  I have to admit, we were a bit nervous at first about the idea of an eco-home, but it looks just like most homes inside – and it’s really cheap to run”.

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Monday, 17 October 2011

Happy 10th birthday to ENWORKS

ENWORKS - 2007 Ashden Award winner

To celebrate its tenth anniversary former Ashden Award winner, ENWORKS, has published a new report highlighting a decade of helping businesses in the North West of England become more resource efficient.

The report, Making an Impact: 2001 to 2011 is an eight-page summary of ENWORKS' work with more than 11,580 businesses across Cumbria, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside.

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