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Andrew Warren on EU energy savings targets

Andrew Warren on EU energy savings targets

Andrew Warren, Director of the UK Association for the Conservation of Energy, wrote an excellent column that appears in the current issue of Energy in Buildings & Industry magazine. He looked at the way in which the absence of a legally binding Europe-wide target for energy efficiency improvement for 2020 is leading to the likelihood … Continue reading

America’s energy transition: what the Trump administration is doing to energy efficiency standards

America’s energy transition: what the Trump administration is doing to energy efficiency standards

The US President has waged a war against energy efficiency standards for lightbulbs, washing machines, boilers, cars – and now even showerheads, writes Andrew Warren, a former special advisor to the UK House of Commons environment select committee, first published on the Business Green website.   On Seinfeld, shower heads, and Trump’s war on efficiency … Continue reading

China’s energy transition still dominated by coal

China’s energy transition still dominated by coal

The enormous expansion of coal-fired generation already underway does inevitably mean that, throughout China’s regions, there are now more vested interests likely to be distinctly antipathetic to any swift moves to decarbonise the Chinese economy further. Andrew Warren, former special advisor to the House of Commons environment select committee explains in an article on the … Continue reading

Tribute to one of the world’s major climate change scientists: “his was the voice that always carried real authority”

Tribute to one of the world’s major climate change scientists: “his was the voice that always carried real authority”

A towering figure in tackling global heating, the UK climate science pioneer Sir John Houghton has died at 88, a victim of the coronavirus pandemic. Andrew Warren, director of the Association for the Conservation of Energy between 1981 and 2014and  now chair the British Energy Efficiency Federation, provides a personal tribute on the Climate News … Continue reading

Large enterprises required to have regular mandatory audits but that policy is still not a game changer

Large enterprises required to have regular mandatory audits but that policy is still not a game changer

For many organisations it was merely a box-ticking exercise required under the 2012 EU Energy Efficiency Directive. In Britain it was called the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme and there were hopes it would really make a difference and drive energy efficiency investments. Andrew Warren, chairman of the British Energy Efficiency Federation and a friend of … Continue reading