New study shows coal dependence squeezes Polish taxpayers for €141 billion

Poland’s dependence on coal is costing Polish taxpayers dearly, but the Polish government remains reluctant to shift to clean energy sources, according to a report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). “If a coal phaseout is achieved by 2030, the resulting savings would enable Poland to build twice as much clean … Continue reading New study shows coal dependence squeezes Polish taxpayers for €141 billion

Blog from Jane Marsh: How Does Low Carbon Housing Benefit the Environment?

The U.S. generates 5.1 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide each year, which come from activities like powering appliances or heating your home. In addition, carbon is released when building materials, such as concrete, are manufactured. The overproduction of carbon can lead to air pollution and increase global warming. These emissions also disturb natural habitats … Continue reading Blog from Jane Marsh: How Does Low Carbon Housing Benefit the Environment?

New EEA briefing on multiple benefits of switch to renewable electricity

The increased use of renewable electricity across the European Union has not only reduced pressures linked to climate change, but also to air and water pollution (particulate matter formation, eutrophication and acidification), according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) briefing published recently. More targeted actions can help minimise the negative environmental effects of boosting renewable … Continue reading New EEA briefing on multiple benefits of switch to renewable electricity

Report provides quantitative and qualitative information of Covid-19 impact on energy efficiency in commercial buildings

The scientect website describes information on a new report by Researchmoz that discusses the full range of issues that will affect the deployment of energy efficiency measures commercial buildings between now and 2027. It is important to see that there is serious analysis that sees Covid-19 having long-term impacts on how we address improving the … Continue reading Report provides quantitative and qualitative information of Covid-19 impact on energy efficiency in commercial buildings

Four main ways that “greening” can benefit businesses

Everyone is looking at how the recovery from the current pandemic should take place and what should be included. Jagannadha Pawan Tamvada, Associate Professor in Strategy and Innovation, at the University of Southampton and Mili Shrivastava, Senior Lecturer in Strategy at Bournemouth University write on The Conversation website argue that going green should be central … Continue reading Four main ways that “greening” can benefit businesses

Energy efficiency important for creating employment

As policies are developed, one of the key interests of decision-makers is in better understanding how many jobs are created. Kevin Burns who works in the HVAC industry writes a detailed article on the Contractingbusiness website about the jobs created in his industry. The workers who create, manufacture, install, and maintain energy-efficient HVAC systems are … Continue reading Energy efficiency important for creating employment

Better understanding of the multiple benefits of energy efficiency

More and more we are reading about how people are understanding the importance of improving energy efficiency. After all, energy efficiency is a means to an end, not an end in itself. Carl Weinschenk writes a good column in Energy Manager Today about the secondary benefits that we should all have a better grasp of. … Continue reading Better understanding of the multiple benefits of energy efficiency

New survey shows advantages for businesses from energy efficiency

Lisa Cohn writes on the energyefficiencymarkets website about the results by a regular study by Deloitte in the US showing the importance of energy efficiency to improve competitiveness. It is encouraging that companies generally are positive about their efforts to date, with 52 percent characterising their energy management efforts as extremely/very successful, compared to 42 … Continue reading New survey shows advantages for businesses from energy efficiency

Identifying the positive macroeconomic impacts from improving energy efficiency

The International Institute for Sustainable Development writes about a recent report by the Asian Development Bank on its modelling exercise on the impact of improving energy efficiency. This is a welcome sign and follows the recent IEA report on multiple benefits.   ADB Highlights Positive Economic Impacts of Energy Efficiency A modeling study published by … Continue reading Identifying the positive macroeconomic impacts from improving energy efficiency

The benefits of a clean energy economy

Recently we are getting a lot of articles on the wide range of benefits from increased energy efficiency and renewable energy. This is a good development and hopefully this will lead to even more analysis on those benefits. Silvio Marcacci writes on the CleanTechnica website about many of the benefits of a clean energy economy. … Continue reading The benefits of a clean energy economy