‘Use carbon taxes to make green services free’

Providing these for free would lead to a 13.4% reduction in home emissions and 23.8% reduction in fuel emissions, claims a new study

The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council establishes definition for Hydrogen-Ready boilers

The trade body suggests the move brings domestic decarbonisation one step closer to reality

Energy-efficient housing project wins Stirling Prize for architecture

Goldsmith Street in Norwich was crowned this year’s winner of the award, which aims to celebrate the UK’s best new building

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Utilita Energy to take on customers of failed supplier Eversmart Energy

The latter company was the fifth supplier to cease trading this year

Cheaper mortgage rates for energy efficient householders

The government has launched a £5m fund for the financial sector to develop green mortgages and a £10m innovation fund to cut the costs of retrofitting the UK’s housing stock

Fixed £300 penalty for fly-tipping in Wales comes into force

The Welsh Government said more than 60% of fly-tipped waste comes from households

Electricity switching figures hit nearly 400k in January

More than 100,000 households and businesses moved to small and medium sized suppliers

Small and microbusinesses continue to pay more for energy, Ofgem finds

Microbusinesses paid 35% more for their electricity in the first quarter of 2018 compared with larger firms

Energy price cap to save households £75 a year, says Ofgem

It will be confirmed in November and come into effect towards the end of December

Northern Ireland halved fuel poverty between 2011 and 2016

The Housing Executive said the improvement was largely due to lower average fuel prices, improved energy efficiency and increased income