Built environment

US states can slash building emissions by updating energy codes with new climate funds – ACEEE

A new report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has identified the US states that are best…

How much is the UK government really spending on its new insulation plans?

Until recently, the UK government has dragged its heels when it comes to energy efficiency.  From David Cameron pledging to…

Adaptation lessons from Israel’s Negev Desert: A source of climate hope

Recent UN climate conferences have seen louder calls to both prepare and finance climate adaptation plans, as the impacts of…

Building and construction emissions hit all-time high in 2021 – UNEP

The greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption of the building and construction sector rebounded from the Covid-19 pandemic to hit…

Net zero could drive up the global demand for timber, putting at risk the world’s forests

The drive to net zero could lead to a fourfold surge in the global demand for timber by 2050, according…

Tapping homeowner equity in pursuit of energy efficiency

The EU has a renovation problem. If its net-zero emissions goals are to be met, it needs to dramatically increase…

Opinion: Eyes to the horizon during a crisis

EU member states have allocated more than €570bn since September 2021 to schemes designed to cushion the financial impact of…

COP27: Manage your expectations

Government and industry representatives from across the world will attend the next annual UN climate change conference (COP27) in Sharm…

Is Saudi Arabia’s ‘The Line’ just an oil crisis failsafe? 

Just 40km from Sharm El Sheikh, the Egyptian resort town where COP27 will take place in November, is NEOM, Saudi…

Can community energy save lives this winter?

There are around 10,000 deaths caused by fuel poverty every year in the UK. Shocking as that figure may be,…