All Energy Crisis articles

  • Energy efficiency

    Optimising efficiency: The glaring hole in energy strategy


    What if there was a way for UK buildings to reduce both their emissions and their energy bills by a significant amount, for minimal financial outlay?

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    Brace for the impact of real austerity


    In 1947, as he was about to present his Budget, Labour’s Hugh Dalton, the then chancellor of the exchequer, let slip to an old friend: “No more on tobacco; a penny on beer; something on dogs and pools but not on horses; increase in purchase tax, but only on articles ...

  • Energy efficiency

    Insulation from the energy crisis


    Vincent Bryant, CEO and co-founder of Deepki, discusses the importance of improving energy efficiency across property portfolios if managers are to avoid the worst this winter.

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    Energy efficiency is a breeze with Glide Labs


    Ensuring that buildings perform as efficiently as possible has never been more important. 

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    SSE and Oxford Properties plan UK-wide EV charging network


    SSE Energy Solutions, part of the FTSE-100 energy group, has signed an electric vehicle (EV) charging partnership with real estate investor Oxford Properties (Oxford).

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    UK homes: accelerating the transition


    Weather patterns around the world are changing, and extreme weather events are increasing in frequency, becoming more severe and unpredictable. At the same time a rapid increase in energy costs, particularly the wholesale price of gas, has been a key driver of the recent increases in inflation.

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    The auctions market remains buoyant despite crises


    Rising inflation and interest rates could help rather than hinder sales at auctions. 

  • Green environmental sustainability

    Industry calls for sustainable buildings taskforce


    Leading firms from across the built environment have banded together to urge housing secretary Simon Clarke to set up a cross-industry sustainable buildings taskforce.

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    Grundfos calls for government to address holes in energy strategy


    Advanced pump solutions and water technologies firm Grundfos has urged the government to overhaul the UK’s utilities infrastructure with energy-efficient improvements to tackle the energy crisis.

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    Retail sector struggling to hit the energy efficiency deadline


    Experts predict major landlords will succeed in meeting the April deadline but smaller private investors may not.

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    Energy costs and rental markets


    Residential rents, currently at record-high levels, are predicted to increase.

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    DeVere pulls all UK property investment amid economic turmoil


    One of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations is to pull all UK property investment projects amid heightening economic upheaval, it has announced.

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    Uncertainty brings opportunity


    As we move from a climate crisis in July and an energy crisis in August to an exchange rate crisis in September, there is little wonder that many commentators are predicting catastrophe over the next 12 months. But as we know from the past nine months, a lot can change ...

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    What a week it has been


    During the economic crisis of 1964, prime minister Harold Wilson memorably remarked that a week is a long time in politics. In the economic crisis of 2022, we could perhaps update the saying – a weekend is plenty long enough to machine-gun yourself in the foot. 

  • EPC

    EPC target may make 185m sq ft of retail unlettable


    A total of 185m sq ft of UK retail space is at risk of becoming unlettable by next year if Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards are not met, according to a report from real estate adviser Savills.

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    Share prices of property firms tumble amid mini-Budget turmoil


    The share prices of major property firms have plummeted this week as investors reacted to the government’s controversial tax cuts, a run on the pound and a growing expectation of interest rate hikes through the autumn.

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    Savills and CBRE appointed to sell 32 Wetherspoon pubs


    Pub operator JD Wetherspoon has announced the appointment of Savills and CBRE to sell 32 of its pubs across England.

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    Energy crisis: we need to get creative


    I wholeheartedly agree with the argument put forward by Adam Branson in his article ‘Energy crisis puts pressure on both occupiers and landlords’. Despite the government recently announcing a six-month cap on energy prices, the real estate industry will need to take a creative, technology-enabled approach to alleviate damage.

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    Mini-budget: Industry reacts to planning reform, tax cuts and investment zones


    Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng has said the government will introduce a planning and infrastructure bill to reform and “unpick the complex patchwork of planning restrictions and EU-derived laws that constrain our growth”, in a budget described by JLL UK chief executive Stephanie Hyde as “anything but mini” for real estate.

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    Time to plug into gigafactories


    By 2040, experts forecast the UK will require a total of 21m sq ft of battery manufacturing gigafactories – gigantic plants capable of producing rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, primarily for electric vehicles (EVs).