Not to miss . . .

Not to miss . . .

There are a couple of upcoming events you should consider. This is particularly important for young researchers in energy efficiency or biomass.   • WSED Young Researchers Conference The annual World Sustainable Energy Days in Wels, Austria has grown from strength to strength over recent years. The World Sustainable Energy Days are organised by the … Continue reading

Business starts to raise concerns about UK government’s reduction of subsidies for renewable energy

Business starts to raise concerns about UK government’s reduction of subsidies for renewable energy

Pilita Clark writes a good article in the Financial Times about Siemens’ concerns about the British government’s scrapping of many subsidies for renewable energy. They worry that “doubt and uncertainty discourages investment decisions”   Siemens weighs into UK green energy row One of the world’s biggest industrial conglomerates has weighed into a row about green … Continue reading

Australia has been taking advantages of backpackers to install energy-saving equipment

Australia has been taking advantages of backpackers to install energy-saving equipment

Nick Toscano writes an interesting article in the Melbourne Age about how backpackers have been used in Australia to promote energy efficiency. Yet, not everything has been legal. Australia’s Fair Work Ombudsman, Natalie James, hopes the penalties will be a warning for others tempted to exploit overseas labour.   Backpackers exploited under energy efficiency target … Continue reading

Showing the human side of energy policy

Showing the human side of energy policy

Richard Howard of the Policy Exchange think tank writes about a new paper he has written on getting our priorities right and realising that energy policy is about people.   The Customer is Always Right: Putting consumers back at the heart of UK energy policy The average household energy bill has risen by £120 over … Continue reading

Setting up the infrastructure for electric vehicles

Setting up the infrastructure for electric vehicles

The Guardian provided a good article on the Australian state of Queensland’s first solar-powered fast-charging station is to be built in Townsville, and the government is offering small businesses a plan to help reduce costs.   Queensland plans 1,600km string of fast-charging stations for electric cars Queensland wants to build a string of charging stations … Continue reading