A must read

A must read

There are few people who think so thoughtfully and clearly about energy in its fullest sense as Walt Patterson. He is trained as a nuclear physicist and has published thirteen books and hundreds of papers, articles and reviews, on nuclear power, coal technology, renewable energy, energy systems, energy policy and electricity. Since 1991 he has … Continue reading

Have we reached the tipping point in deploying renewables?

Have we reached the tipping point in deploying renewables?

Achim Steiner, under-secretary general of the United Nations and executive director of the UN environment programme (UNEP), writes in The Guardian about how clean energy has spread to every corner of the globe, with more than 100,000 megawatts of capacity installed last year. Steiner explains how clean energy investment in 2014 rose 17% compared to … Continue reading

The role of energy savings kits

The role of energy savings kits

Todd Recknagel, CEO of AM Conservation Group, discusses energy savings kits on the Intelligentutility website. Because it is not often we hear about such a concept, this is well worth the read. Let us know what you think?   3 tips to help customers embrace energy savings kits Energy programs continue to offer utilities a … Continue reading

Impact of improving ventilation for commercial ovens

Impact of improving ventilation for commercial ovens

Lucina Dann writes for the edie website about simple improvements that are leading to good energy savings for commercial ovens.   Carbon Trust slices 5% from oven energy use Simple improvements to the ventilation systems of commercial ovens could significantly reduce the bakery industry’s carbon footprint and save bakers thousands of pounds, a new trial … Continue reading

How people interact with buildings impacts on energy use

How people interact with buildings impacts on energy use

Understanding consumer behaviour is fundamental if we are going to achieve greater energy savings. Naomi Cole discusses behaviour based energy efficiency in a recent article on the energypriorities website.   Behavior Based Energy Efficiency: The Power of People It’s no secret that buildings have the greatest opportunities for energy savings. To date, this fact has … Continue reading