November 2013

Energy firms sitting on £1bn for green measures as their profits rise by 77%

The big six energy firms have taken £1bn from their customers for green measures but have completed a fraction of the work. Figures from the regulator Ofgem showed that companies had achieved as little as 3% of the measures to be carried out under the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) which they are they are supposed to pay for solid and cavity wall insulation, particularly for people on low incomes or with

Radfan wins IKEA's inaugural Earthhack competition

Radfan, a UK-based start-up, has won the inaugural EarthHack, an online crowdsourcing competition that asked competitors to reimagine existing technology for a more sustainable home and save 1 million tons of CO2 per annum by 2020. The Radfan is a low power fan unit that attaches to any standard central heating radiator and redirects the warm air straight out into the room. This makes the room warmer and more comfortable as