The European Central Bank should phase out climate-warming investments by preferring green bonds, Christine Lagarde said as she pitched to become the bank’s first female president. EURACTIV's media partner Climate Home News reports.
Squads of insulators and energy efficiency experts are to be sent house to house around the UK, in the latest stage of the government's bid to plug the gaps in Britain's leaky homes and curb rising bills.
EU regulators have rubber-stamped €700 million of public support the UK is offering under a ‘Green Deal’ energy-efficiency scheme, but the project’s VAT component is still firmly under the Brussels microscope.
Householders insulating their homes from January will be able to claim hundreds – and potentially thousands – of pounds back in cash from the government, the energy secretary, Ed Davey, said on Friday (19 October).