A two-pronged approach to energy support would see targeted help with bills and more efficient housing.
It would level the playing field and promote equitable access to low-carbon energy for all.
By following these unusual energy-saving tips, you will not only cut costs but will also help to conserve resources for future generations.
Existing decarbonisation measures are often unsuitable for the least efficient homes – failing to improve their performance will trap vulnerable people in fuel poverty.
Cranking the heating up 24/7 isn’t an option for most people.
Massive 13,000-home project investigates how much energy is typically used at different temperatures.
Home energy efficiency improvements should not be a luxury for those who can afford it.
More ambition, particularly in boosting energy efficiency, could help.
England’s housing strategy will consume our entire carbon budget by 2050 – there are alternatives, but they face political and economic barriers.
Australia is an exception among developed nations in having increased energy use per person since 2005. A new consultation paper offers hope of policies that can lift the nation’s energy performance.
Constructing and running buildings accounts for roughly a third of global energy use and emissions. So it’s alarming that a report to COP27 shows the sector is veering off course for net zero by 2050.
Recent suggests quantum computers could solve problems with breathtaking speed by comparison to current supermodels.
Buildings are designed for people to live in, but what happens when no one is present or only half of the occupants are there?
Europe is facing the prospect of an acute energy crisis – how does research suggest households can reduce their energy use?
Ethereum, one of the world’s largest blockchains and host of decentralized finance, NFTs and billions of dollars’ worth of cryptocurrency, is poised to dramatically reduce its energy consumption.
Past claims about the costs of 5-star and then 6-star home energy ratings were overblown. We are hearing similar claims about the new 7-star standard, but good design makes it a good deal for owners.
Cutting a home’s energy waste starts with stopping the leaks. Energy-efficient appliances and windows can make a difference, too.
Hot rooftops and a looming skills shortage – these are just a few challenges faced by crucial yet undervalued air-conditioning repair people.
Energy modeling software provides insight into whether letting your A/C relax while you’re gone all day will save you energy – and money.
Tenants are rarely allowed to make permanent changes to a house. And many landlords know little about the conditions tenants endure, but most who do retrofit homes do it to improve renters’ comfort.