Blog from Silvia Zinetti: Delivering Energy Efficiency in Industry: How the Hera Group turned an obligation into an innovative and successful business strategy

Blog from Silvia Zinetti: Delivering Energy Efficiency in Industry: How the Hera Group turned an obligation into an innovative and successful business strategy

In my last article, I introduced the Hera Group, an Italian multi-utility owned for the majority by local municipalities, and portrayed its unique approach to global sustainable development. Today the focus is on Hera’s leading role in delivering energy efficiency in industry. Hera committed to energy efficiency more than ten years ago, and from what … Continue reading

Blog by “Skip” Laitner: Report on the Critical Role of Smart Policies and Programs to Promote Productive Investments

Blog by “Skip” Laitner: Report on the Critical Role of Smart Policies and Programs to Promote Productive Investments

Following a request from our colleague Benoît Lebot and the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC), https://ipeec.org/, we just finished an analytical manuscript this month on the critical role of policies to drive productive investments in global energy efficiency. The big message? Following the infographic below, by going green (spending smart on policies, programs, … Continue reading

Hyperloop shuttle proposed for India

Hyperloop shuttle proposed for India

Technology is evolving quickly. Joe Sommerlad writes on the Independent website about plans by Virgin to build a hyperloop shuttle in India. Just to remind yourself, Wikipedia defines a hyperloop as a proposed mode of passenger and/or freight transportation, first used to describe an open-source vactrain design released by a joint team from Tesla and … Continue reading

Autonomous transport less efficient than predicted

Autonomous transport less efficient than predicted

Andrew Masterson writes on the Cosmos magazine website about two studies that found autonomous transport – self-driving cars and drones ­– less efficient than predicted. Drone, self-driving vehicle energy savings overstated, reports find Autonomous vehicles and drones could reduce greenhouse gases and energy use in the transport sector, two reports show, but the savings are … Continue reading