Understanding the ‘why’ is key to effective energy-saving behaviour

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To increase energy efficiency, many countries are encouraging their citizens to make individual energy-saving changes, such as changing the type of light bulbs they use. This study investigated the relationship between understanding of environmental issues and effective energy-saving behaviour and shows that informed citizens are key to successful policy.

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Household energy efficiency could help boost the economy

green-homeImproving the energy efficiency of homes could have positive economy-wide impacts, recent UK research suggests. It would allow householders to spend the money they save on energy on other products and services. Although this additional demand and the associated production in non-energy sectors would partly offset the energy saved in the home, this ‘rebound effect’ does not completely outweigh the household energy savings.

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Audi Admits 2.1 Million Vehicles Are Also Fitted With Emissions Cheat Software

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Audi has admitted 2.1 million of its cars sold to the public contain software designed to cheat emissions tests. As the diesel emissions scandal rolls on, reports claim several senior executives across the Volkswagen group has been put on leave.

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European Commission welcomes UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The new UN Agenda for Sustainable Development is adopted today in New York. It represents a true landmark achievement uniting the whole world around 17 common goals for a more sustainable future. The EU was instrumental to reach an ambitious outcome.

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