This week’s briefs

This week’s briefs

There are quite a few briefs this week that should be of interest to EiD readers.   • CLASP EiD was disappointed to hear of the closing of the CLASP Europe office. Only a few weeks, we posted a new discussion paper from the organisation [http://energyindemand.com/2014/02/20/discussion-paper-on-developing-measurement-methods-for-eu-ecodesign-and-energy-labelling-measures/]. We wish Pernille Schiellerup and the team all the … Continue reading

Important new public finance initiative in UK

Important new public finance initiative in UK

The website Building Better Healthcare reports on an important new financing deal to retrofit one of London’s classic hospitals. The deal could prove to be an important model for the future.   Landmark energy efficiency deal signed at St Bartholomew’s Hospital A new, low-carbon combined cooling, heating and power solution is being created for St … Continue reading

How Crimea affects Europe’s energy strategy

How Crimea affects Europe’s energy strategy

Stephen Stec and Alexios Antypas from the Central European University in Budapest write an excellent article in The Guardian on how Europe’s energy strategy must evolve. As they argue, the role of climate and energy policy in the ‘long game’ that will play out between Russia and the west has been overlooked. What is missing … Continue reading

Setting a model for other countries to follow

Setting a model for other countries to follow

FOCUS Information Agency in Bulgaria writes about an interview that Terry McCallion, Director for Energy Efficiency and Climate Change, at the EBRD gave on the success from the financing facility that was established in the country.   Bulgaria’s success in energy efficiency lending is a model for other countries In an interview for Utilities monthly, … Continue reading