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Old people in many countries are less likely to own a car. Anna Jurkovska/Shutterstock.com

Our ageing populations could help slow greenhouse emissions

Could developed countries' ageing populations help clean up the climate? New research suggests that a 1% increase in the proportion of over-65s delivers a 1.5% cut in carbon dioxide emissions.
Would you believe this bunch if they told you about energy saving measures? DECCgovuk

The Green Deal can be saved, but only by the community

Energy secretary Ed Davey has finally recognised that the take-up of Green Deal financing was “disappointing”, and the latest figures show how much it is flagging. But Davey analysis of the scheme shows…
Brisbane’s annual City of Lights show, which is sponsored by an oil and gas company. Flickr/Wei Lun Koh (some rights reserved)

When will Australians finally stop wasting our energy?

From flicking on a light to travelling around town, our lives are utterly dependent on energy. That’s why it’s so surprising that Australia has been so bad at thinking about our country’s future energy…
Rent is free, but scientists turn your lights on and off and open and close your doors remotely. University of Salford

Close doors, boil less water, turn down the heat – save £600

Britain’s housing stock is old and leaky. The vast majority fails to meet modern energy efficiency standards, is responsible for over a quarter of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions, and is often very…
10% price rises are becoming the new normal. Rui Vieira/PA

Raise income tax to tackle escalating energy prices

Energy prices seem seldom out of the news. Politicians show their frustration with the energy market in proposing various solutions. This week Tory grandee and former prime minister John Major has called…

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