Too many companies may be relying on offsetting their emissions through carbon credits rather than cutting their own

Emily Gosden writes on The Times website about a recent study that shows most businesses need to go further to improve the credibility of their targets and their plans for meeting them to avoid accusations of “greenwashing”. Out of the 2,000 largest publicly traded companies by sales, 417 have set net zero goals, the report … Continue reading Too many companies may be relying on offsetting their emissions through carbon credits rather than cutting their own

Shareholders calling for business to take climate change more seriously

Simon Jessop, Matthew Green and Ross Kerber write on the Reuters website that investors are pushing companies to accelerate their actions on climate change. This is a good, detailed article that should be read.   Show us the plan: Investors push companies to come clean on climate In the past, shareholder votes on the environment … Continue reading Shareholders calling for business to take climate change more seriously

Climate change: the need for more diversity in boardrooms

Despite improvements in gender equality, numbers are still lagging. The link between gender diversity and carbon footprint may not be obvious. Of five groups of businesses, the least diverse were twice as likely to fail to disclose the bare minimum of GHG data as the most diverse. A 2019 Credit Suisse study found that companies … Continue reading Climate change: the need for more diversity in boardrooms

Calls for renovating older buildings in Hong Kong to improve energy performance

While Hong Kong has a high concentration of relatively new buildings, there are almost ten thousand that are 40 years of age or older. Dr. Winnie Tang writes on the EJ Insight website from Hong Kong about the need to take energy renovation seriously.   Renovation of old buildings to enhance energy efficiency The balcony … Continue reading Calls for renovating older buildings in Hong Kong to improve energy performance

An idea that morphed into a company that plans to make solar energy the most accessible form of energy in the world

The energy transition requires innovation and not only in technologies but in techniques and business models. Katie Fehrenbacher writes in The Guardian about a company that started with crowdfunding and is now a major accelerator and an incubator in the growing renewable energy world.   Powerhouse: the startup making solar the most accessible energy in … Continue reading An idea that morphed into a company that plans to make solar energy the most accessible form of energy in the world

Looking for new ways to help customers save energy

The state of Vermont has been one of the leaders in addressing energy efficiency in the United States. While much has been done, it is encouraging to see that Efficiency Vermont is still challenging the status quo to achieve even greater savings. Tim Perrin from Efficiency Vermont writes about a recent pilot project in the … Continue reading Looking for new ways to help customers save energy

Implementing energy efficiency programmes requires good communication

It is probably self evident that good communications is essential for ensuring success in energy efficiency programmes. This article on the edie.net website reviews the importance of good communication. Have you recent experience that confirms this?   Communication skills crucial for energy managers to deliver efficiency programmes, say experts Advances in technology have created a … Continue reading Implementing energy efficiency programmes requires good communication

Potential for important energy savings in the hospitality sector

Hospitality services are growing globally. Carl Weinschenk write on the Energy Manager Today website about the important opportunities to increase energy efficiency in the hospitality sector.   The Hospitality Sector Offers Significant Energy Efficiency Opportunities The hospitality industry in general, and big hotels in particular, can add a tremendous amount to the bottom line by … Continue reading Potential for important energy savings in the hospitality sector

Businesses are increasingly pledging their support for action on climate change

We realise that the energy transition takes the efforts of all parts of society. There have been concerns that companies have been slower to react. However Gina-Marie Cheeseman writes on the Justmeans.com website that companies are increasingly showing their support. Having recently attended the eceee industrial efficiency conference in Berlin, EiD would certainly agree. What … Continue reading Businesses are increasingly pledging their support for action on climate change