Ed Davey

Mar 21
More than 500,000 British homes are warmer, greener and cheaper to heat

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517,000 households have been helped to improve their homes to make them more energy efficient through the Green Deal or Energy Company Obligation (ECO) since the schemes started last year. The Green Deal and ECO were introduced by the government to help people take control of their energy use and reduce their bills. By offering […]

Feb 18
Reducing the impact of construction on the environment

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Earlier this month Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change confirmed that the UK had met its first carbon budget, the first step in fulfilling our commitment to cut Britain’s emissions by 80% in 2050. It is widely reported that buildings account for approximately half of the UK’s carbon dioxide emissions. BRE […]

Feb 11
UK Energy Secretary needs to make ECO work for installers

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Energy Secretary Ed Davey was called on today to “overhaul” the way the Energy Companies Obligation scheme is administered. Under the ECO, the “Big Six” energy suppliers are expected to invest around £1billion a year to provide almost 250,000 low income homes with free A-rated boilers and insulation. But leading energy network, Futureproof, said the […]

Sep 25
New landmark development in Shanghai achieves BREEAM rating

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The new towers that form part of the Shanghai International Shipping Service Centre’s (SISSC) flagship marina development in China’s largest city have used BREEAM, the world’s foremost environmental assessment standard to demonstrate best practice in sustainable building design, construction and operation. The formal certificates were handed over on 25 September by UK Energy Secretary Ed […]