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The new energy and heating infrastructure will reduce carbon emissions at the Trust by around 10,000 tonnes annually

In practice: Oxford University Hospitals' money-saving CHP retrofit

Oxford University Hospitals benefited from a finance procurement system that partnered the Trust with companies that could replace aging heat and power infrastructure with a combined heat and power system that would generate massive economic savings.

edie Explains: Energy resilience

Energy resilience is about ensuring a business has a reliable, regular supply of energy and contingency measures in place in the event of a power failure.

One of BT’s flagship sustainability commitments is to help its customers cut carbon emissions by three times their own end-to-end emissions by 2020

BT offers renewable-energy tariff to customers with Good Energy partnership

As part of an ongoing initiative to help customers cut carbon emissions alongside operational reductions, BT has inked a new energy bill contract that offers discounts for consumers to switch to a renewable energy tariff.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) expects the energy bill for a typical firm to fall by £200,000 in 2016/17 as a result of the measure

Heavy industry to get £100m exemption from low-carbon levy

Energy intensive industries will see their annual bills cut by £100 million under plans to exempt them from the majority of the costs of the contracts for difference (CfD) scheme.

Despite the government recently announcing a review into energy costs for businesses, the committee said climate policies were adding relatively little to companies’ bills

UK climate targets 'will raise household energy bills by £100 in a decade'

The cost of supporting new windfarms and nuclear power stations to meet the UK's carbon targets will add nearly £100 to the average household energy bill by the end of the next decade, according to a government adviser.

The UK is already legally bound by the Climate Change Act to reduce emissions 80% by 2050

Zero carbon emissions target to be enshrined in UK law

The UK will enshrine in law a long-term goal of reducing its carbon emissions to zero, as called for in last year's historic Paris climate deal.

Labour MP Alan Whitehead is calling for a coherent national strategy to help the UK meet its climate targets

Shadow Energy Minister calls for national CCS strategy

Shadow Energy Minister Alan Whitehead has renewed his calls for a national carbon capture and storage (CCS) strategy, following the Government's last-minute decision in November to axe a £1bn competition for CCS pilot projects.

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NHS Trust to save £1.9m a year with energy efficiency upgrade

Salford Royal Hospital in Greater Manchester is expected to slash £1.9m from its annual energy bill thanks to a new efficiency programme part-funded by the Green Investment Bank (GIB).

National Audit Office to investigate taxpayer value for money in George Osborne’s scrapping of CCS and question plans to secure UK energy supply

Spending watchdog to examine scrapping of £1bn carbon capture plan

The National Audit Office is to investigate George Osborne's decision to scrap a £1bn prototype carbon capture scheme which cost the taxpayer at least £60m, a letter seen by the Guardian shows.

The Autumn Statement document included a pledge to reduce the projected cost of green policies on the average annual household energy bill by £30 from 2017

7 questions George Osborne didn't answer in his Spending Review

Chancellor George Osborne spoke for an hour and the Government released a 154-page document detailing the changes made to Britain's economic plan today, but when it comes to green policy, there STILL seems to be more questions than answers.

The grace period will be introduced as and amendment to the Energy Bill

Subsidy grace period could allow for another 3GW of onshore wind

The Government has confimed it will grant a 'grace period' after the closure of the Renewables Obligation subsidy in April that could allow another 2.9GW of onshore wind energy capacity to be built in the UK.

Drax has dropped out of the White Rose CCS project, citing financial concerns

Government advocates CCS despite Drax dropout

The UK Government has reiterated its support for carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology, after energy giant Drax pulled out the UK's flagship project.

Four lenders cited the premature end to the RO as the primary reason for not lending

Onshore wind investors put off by punitive policies

More than half of the major sources of project finance for renewable energy developers say they will not lend to onshore wind projects in the UK until there is more clarity around subsidies.

The amendment was debated in the Lords on Wednesday but won't be voted upon until the energy bill reaches its report stage in October

Oil and gas majors could be forced to pay for CCS in the UK

Companies that import or extract oil and gas in the UK could be forced to pay for the cost of storing carbon emissions underground, under a new amendment to the Energy Bill.

DECC said that technology deployment costs had fallen by more than 50% in some bands, leading to an installation boom which had created

Feed-in Tariff could be closed to new applicants by January 2016

The Feed-in Tariff (FIT) scheme, which offers subsidy support to small scale renewables, could be closed to new applicants by January 2016, the Government announced today.

Module prices in the EU are now up to 25% higher than the global average

Solar industry looks to Chinese imports to ease subsidy squeeze

The Renewable Energy Association (REA) has called for the EU to drop import tariffs on Chinese solar modules, claiming the cheaper equipment could help the industry overcome subsidy cuts.

Ikea is the first major global retailer to make the full switch to LEDs

Ikea lights the way with switch to full LED range

Ikea has become the first major global retailer to offer only LED lights, by phasing out traditional halogen bulbs in its new lighting range.

The report said that households and essentially just want affordable energy but the Government has instead been overly focused on decarbonisation and security of supply

Policy Exchange: 'Reckless' green policies main cause of spiralling energy bills

The UK Government's 'reckless' green policies have added £60 to the average household energy bill in the past five years, according to a new study from centre-right think-tank Policy Exchange.

The IPPR report looks at who is paying the most to fund the green and social policies that are wrapped up in our energy bills

Green policy costs hitting poorest households hardest

The cost of green energy and low-carbon policies are hitting low-income groups hardest, according to a new report from the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR)

Sustainability stats: This week in numbers

This week of sustainability news was dominated by the Queen's speech on Wednesday and the accompanying flurry of green legislation from the incoming Conservative Government.

Amber Rudd backed the transferal of some of her powers to the Oil and Gas Authority

Rudd reiterates support for UK oil and gas

New Energy Secretary Amber Rudd has praised the Tory Government's support for oil and gas set out in the Queen's Speech, insisting the fossil fuels must continue to play an essential part of the UK's energy mix over the coming decades.

Queen Elizabeth II reads out the speech written for her by the Prime Minister's team

Queen's Speech 2015: Energy security and climate change on the agenda

Collaborating with other nations to combat climate change and the release of a new Energy Bill to increase energy security in the UK were among the key announcements in the first all-Conservative Queen's Speech since 1996.

SEaB Energy and Demand Logic have each been awarded £50,000 to implement their technologies at the Canary Wharf estate in the Docklands

Canary Wharf trials two new smart-city innovations

Canary Wharf will trial an energy-from-waste scheme and an intelligent building control system as part of a project to find the best smart-city initiatives.

Currently, the cost of wholesale electricity currently makes up 65% of an energy bill, but this will drop to 49% by 2050

Environmental taxes will make up a third of business energy bills by 2050

EXCLUSIVE: The proportion of a business' energy bill that comes from the energy itself will drop below 50% by 2050, according to an expert speaker at Sustanability Live.

The increased flexibility will make solar PV a much more attractive investment for businesses, says Decc.

Government announces 'roaming' solar Feed-in Tariff

Businesses will soon be able to take solar panels with them when they relocate without losing subsidies, the Government has announced today.

Network costs currently make up around 23% of an energy bill

Manufacturers support calls for better energy network regulation

The manufacturers' organisation EEF has welcomed a parliamentary report which criticises Ofgem for allowing the operators of Britain energy networks to make "greater than expected profit".


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