Energy efficiency labels can have wider effects, including causing a small amount of people selling their properties to act just like those companies by actually redesigning their homes

David Comerford, Senior Lecturer of Economics and Behavioural Science at University of Stirling writes on The Conversation website about what it would take to make good energy efficiency labels even more effective.   Climate change: efficiency labels really do encourage less energy use – but there’s a better way of using them Reducing our energy … Continue reading Energy efficiency labels can have wider effects, including causing a small amount of people selling their properties to act just like those companies by actually redesigning their homes

Calling for common sense to promote energy efficient lighting

Simon Brammer, who works for works for the sustainable energy charity Ashden, writes an excellent article in the Guardian Professional about consumer confusion over choosing energy efficient lighting.  His suggestions call for common-sense labelling and better marketing. How many incentives does it take to change a light bulb? If I asked you to give me … Continue reading Calling for common sense to promote energy efficient lighting

Trial in UK to have appliance labels show electricity costs

Rebecca Smithers writes in the Guardian about a new appliance label that is being tested at the UK department store, John Lewis. This is a trial, sponsored by the UK government, that will last for six months. The label includes the lifetime electricity costs.  It will be interesting to see how consumers react to it. … Continue reading Trial in UK to have appliance labels show electricity costs