John Denham secretary of state for communities and local government spoke to edie as he launched the Government's Greener Homes Strategy.
Edie's awards scheme has acted as a springboard to Europe for one of last year's winners, allowing them to represent the UK as environmental projects from across the continent go toe to toe.
Leading economic and environmental lobby organisation the Aldersgate Group is teaming up with edie to promote the 2010 Awards for Environmental Excellence.
New motorists should have to show they understand fuel efficiency before they can pass their test, according to the CBI.
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