Tag Archive: energy efficiency
Remember that scene in the sci-fi film Avatar, where all the blue people gather round the tree that seems to be lit from within? Well, that could soon be a real thing, not just on Pandora, but here on Earth – and they wouldn't just be pretty, they could be practical, lighting our streets and even our homes.
In a week where political media coverage was dominated by the Budget, you may have missed news from Westminster that the government plans to â€œtighten climate rulesâ€ and â€œcut carbon emissions effectively to zeroâ€, as BBC environment analyst Roger Harrabin summarised.
It's clear that the current ways we produce and consume energy will be difficult to sustain over the long term (already, the US uses as much electricity to cool its buildings as Africa uses on pretty much everything). But changing the ways we produce and consume power could lead to fundamental changes in our relationship with energy companies.
All over the UK, businesses and local authorities are taking steps to become more energy-efficient. It's not just a case of reducing emissions and protecting the environment – it's also about lowering costs and making the most of our resources.
Gab Barbaro gives his thoughts on helping small businesses to be more energy efficient, after the Federation of Small Businesses reveals new research showing that nine in 10 are seeking to become more energy efficient.