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UK strongly represented in green technology boom

Source: The Engineer Britain is Europe’s third most productive inventor of environmental technologies, a sector where activity has risen sharply, says the European Patent Office. The UK ranks third in Europe for patenting environmental technologies, behind Germany and France, according to the European Patent Office. Between 1995 and 2011, the UK filed 3,972 of the 75,000 inventions categorised as ‘green tech’. Europe produces just under a fifth of all inventions applicable to...

The Save It Easy guide to key energy policy changes in the autumn budget

Chancellor George Osborne delivered his Autumn Statement to the House of Commons today (November 25, 2015). Mr Osborne told the House of Commons: “We are committed to the low carbon sector and we show our commitment to the Paris talks next week (Dec 2015). But we believe going green should not cost the earth.” Major Budget Cuts at DECC The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) will see its budget will be reduced by 22% by 2019-20. This will be delivered through:...

Cities urged to switch street lighting to energy-efficient LED by 2025

Source: Click Green The Climate Group, which is hosting its annual Climate Week NYC in New York, has called on every city and utility around the world to schedule the switch of their street lighting to LED by 2025. The move was announced as the campaign group launched its new major global campaign called “LED = Lower Emissions Delivered” to encourage local governments, cities and utilities to embrace the carbon and cost benefits of switching to LED. A new report, “Support The Big...

Corbyn appoints shadow energy and environment secretaries

Source: Edie.net Jeremy Corbyn has named his shadow secretaries for energy and environment as the new Labour leader looks to push forward his ambitious energy reform programme. Corbyn, who was elected Labour leader on Saturday (12 September), has elected Lisa Nandy to head up the shadow Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and Kerry McCarthy to lead the shadow Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). The announcement follows the stepping down of a number of...

Retrofit lighting technologies can pave the way for energy savings beyond the first stage of ESOS

With many businesses well on their way to compliance in the first stage of ESOS (Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme), attention is turning to the next steps to take once the deadline of 5th December 2015 has passed. Energys is advising participants on how to use retrofit technologies to turn the opportunities identified by the scheme into the means for long-term energy savings. Recent reports have shown that more and more businesses are becoming informed about their responsibilities under...

Multi-Academy Trust chooses T5 retrofit adapters to deliver energy savings and improved light quality

Energys Group – leaders in energy efficiency lighting for schools - has delivered a retrofit lighting solution to the Bedfordshire East Multi Academy Trust (BEMAT). The project has been funded through an operational lease from Utility Rentals. Educational policy and methodology may change substantially over time, but one aspect of schools’ provisions remains constant – and that is the need to ensure that children and teachers have access to the latest technology, and are able to go...

Retrofit lighting specialist supports Special Schools in applying for latest round of Salix funding

The company behind retrofit T5 lighting adaptor Save It Easy, Energys Group, is encouraging community and foundation Special Schools to take advantage of new Salix funding which has been allocated to them for energy-efficient upgrades. The funding, which was unveiled in December 2014, has an application deadline of 20th March 2015. Salix has funded upgrades in 50 Special Schools since 2004, with energy-efficiency projects totalling more than £1 million. Special Schools are “energy...

Energys encourages academies to take up the energy efficiency challenge with new Salix funding pot

The new round of interest-free Salix loans for academies and sixth form colleges represents an important opportunity to cut carbon and unlock energy savings – but only if quick action is taken, advises Energys Group. Applications close on 19 December 2014, which means that academies and sixth form colleges have a limited time to tap into a new round of government-backed loans for energy-saving upgrades. New pot of money available Salix Finance provides interest-free loans to the...

Yorkshire FE college saves 612 tonnes of CO2 with longstanding T5 retrofit lighting installation

Yorkshire Coast College has saved almost £70,000 net as a result of an energy-efficient lighting upgrade using T5 converter ‘Save It Easy®’ from Energys Group, which has consistently delivered savings on energy and maintenance costs over a six-year period. Yorkshire Coast College, a busy further education college in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, prides itself on providing both excellent teaching and first-rate facilities. However, the energy and maintenance burden associated with...

Innovative lighting solution helps Portsmouth City Council to cut car park lighting energy use by 49%

Portsmouth City Council has undertaken an energy-efficient lighting installation at its Isambard Brunel car park, using innovative retrofit device, ‘Save It Easy®’. As a result, the car park is set to reduce its annual electricity costs by £17,573, saving 87 tonnes of carbon each year. A massive 61% of Portsmouth City Council’s carbon footprint comes as a result of running buildings. So, when the Council set about slashing its energy use, Isambard Brunel car park, with its high...
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