What they are saying

What they are saying

Letter to the editor in The Independent, April 15, 2014 Energy Secretary Ed Davey need not worry about having to persuade other European governments about the need to take Putin’s energy threat seriously (14 April). As it happens, the heads of EU Governments, all of whom met in Brussels last month, unanimously agreed to require … Continue reading

Guess what is missing?

Guess what is missing?

Archie Prentice writes an important article in Business for Scotland about the role subsidies play in energy policy in Scotland. Interestingly, the subsidies for renewables gain more public attention but one has to be aware of the subsidies that are also given to fossil fuels and nuclear energy. It would have been good for the … Continue reading

A pioneering experiment in demand response

A pioneering experiment in demand response

When you have a large concert hall that can certainly heat up when it has a large audience, what do you do? Guy Chazan writes in the Financial Times about an important experiment at London’s Royal Festival Hall.   Royal Festival Hall in tune with drive to save power Turning off the air-conditioning at the … Continue reading

What we need – an energy efficient baguette

What we need – an energy efficient baguette

L’EnergieD’avancer website provides a good story about bakeries working with the French energy company, EDF, to significantly reduce the costs of the traditional French mainstay, the baguette.   A cheaper baguette thanks to energy efficiency Cooking, refrigerating, lighting … : A bakery is a relatively energy-intensive activity. As part of its business of selling gas … Continue reading

Companies can become zero energy

Companies can become zero energy

The Swedish furniture company has never had so much attention. Dominic Basulto, a futurist and blogger, writes in the Washington Post that all companies should pledge to be net zero energy by 2050, following the example of IKEA that has pledged to do so by 2020. With the eceee industrial summer study coming up in … Continue reading

How companies should approach climate change

How companies should approach climate change

Continuing on the corporate theme this week, Eliot Metzer writes in The Guardian about the need for companies to be transparent on their position on climate change, they must be clear, consistent, and constructive. Corporate lobbying on climate change: silence is not neutrality Questions are rising about how companies should lobby on environmental issues, and … Continue reading

Businesses and the built environment

Businesses and the built environment

Tim Broyd provides a very good argument in the Guardian Professional about why businesses need to invest in sustainability and infrastructure in the built environment if they want to remain competitive on a global scale   Businesses need better understanding of built environment says study The world is changing, and changing in ways that will … Continue reading

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