Reforms to the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) will be targeted at households struggling to pay their energy bills.

The first part of a government £320 million fund has been released, to upgrade heating in towns and cities to supply low carbon and recycled heat.

Nissan has joined forces with power management leader Eaton to create a new residential energy storage unit, ‘xStorage’, designed to give customers the power to control how and when they use energy in the homes.

A report from the Association for the Conservation of Energy (ACE) has cautioned that the annual number of energy efficiency measures installed in UK homes is set to drastically reduce by 73 per cent by the end of the decade.

The National Audit Office (NAO) has concluded that the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s (DECC) £240m Green Deal has not achieved value for money.

The ‘zero carbon homes’ policy should be reinstated to support households to reduce energy consumption and save money on energy bills, the Energy and Climate Change Committee has urged.

A long-term development of Creative Energy Homes on the University of Nottingham campus provides a living test-site to work with the University investigating integration of energy efficient technologies into houses.