Energy labels for appliances such as dishwashers and TVs are to get a post-Brexit makeover designed to encourage consumers to buy more energy efficient products for their homes, the department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) revealed today. The government said the new system would provide more accurate information to consumers and incentivise product manufacturers to produce greener products, noting that the previous EU labelling system had not kept pace with improvements in energy efficiency over the years, leading to most appliances being confusingly classed as A+, A++, or A+++. Critics have long argued that the EU labelling system meant that products that were well short of being best in class for energy efficiency were still able to carry an A+ label, creating confusion for consumers and undermining the incentive for manufacturers to develop more efficient devices.
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Amory B. Lovins Keynote: Disruptive Energy Futures. This is part of the “Global Conference for a Nuclear Free, Renewable Energy Future: 10 Years Since Fukushima.”
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A Yorkshire couple have waited six months to repair their heating due to delays caused by the Government’s Green Homes Grant scheme. PhD student Ruth Quinn, 29, and her 30-year-old partner Sandy, applied to the scheme in October, which provides funding for homeowners who want to make their property more energy-efficient. The first-time buyers in Bingley have since been forced to weather out the cold snap with the assistance of some blankets and an electric radiator while waiting for an answer on their application.
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