The efficiency of electricity generation from existing EU waste incineration facilities is appallingly low

A new study published this week by Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) shows that the efficiency of electricity generation from existing EU waste incineration facilities is appallingly low. The RECYCLING magazine website provides a news item on the study.   New study: Energy efficiency of EU waste incinerators appallingly low Equanimator’s study ‘Debunking Efficient Recovery: the … Continue reading The efficiency of electricity generation from existing EU waste incineration facilities is appallingly low

New study on health benefits from increased energy efficiency

Angela Symons writes on the Euronews website about a study published  inthe journal The Lancet Planetary Health showing the health effects from increased energy efficiency.   Could insulating your home make you live longer? New study shows surprising energy efficiency gains Reaching net zero emissions could prolong people’s lives significantly, new research reveals. More than … Continue reading New study on health benefits from increased energy efficiency

India will pitch for an “Energy Efficiency Partnership for 2030″ during its G20 presidency this year

Rituraj Baruah writes on the Mint website that India is likely to call for an energy efficiency pact as it holds this year’s presidency of the G20. It is expected that the G20 discussions will focus on accelerating energy efficiency across demand-driven sectors.   India to moot energy efficiency pact at G20 India will pitch … Continue reading India will pitch for an “Energy Efficiency Partnership for 2030″ during its G20 presidency this year

‘Make Europe the home of clean tech’: European Commission President calls for more subsidies to fund EU’s future

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen proposed a "Net Zero Industry Act" to boost clean tech. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, she also vowed to support Ukraine "as long as it takes." Deutsche Welle provides a news item on Mme von der Leyen’s announcement.   European Commission outlines plan for clean tech … Continue reading ‘Make Europe the home of clean tech’: European Commission President calls for more subsidies to fund EU’s future

New energy performance requirements for large buildings in Türkiye

A regulation that came into force as of Jan. 1 ushers in a new era in energy efficiency in buildings in Türkiye. Latest developments are in a news item on the Hürriyet Daily News website.   New era begins in energy efficiency for buildings According to the regulation, all buildings to be constructed larger than … Continue reading New energy performance requirements for large buildings in Türkiye

Blog from Jane Marsh: How to retrofit a building for climate change

Global warming is creating suitable conditions for climate change. In response, worldwide industries have sought ways to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and overall carbon footprint. Retrofitting buildings has proven effective in enhancing energy efficiency and reducing environmental impact. Across the board, green innovations have enabled the optimization of existing structures for the United States … Continue reading Blog from Jane Marsh: How to retrofit a building for climate change

New financial support to address energy poverty in Ireland

Kira Taylor writes on the Euractiv website about new support for people at risk of energy debt and to retrofit low-income homes.   Dublin approves plan to tackle energy poverty The government approved on Tuesday its plan to tackle energy poverty and to help the poorest households adequately heat their homes amid cold snaps and … Continue reading New financial support to address energy poverty in Ireland

New report on saving energy for Europe – contrasting EU states’ measures

Research from the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) indicates that the measures to reduce gas and electricity consumption taken so far by EU states are insufficient to meet EU targets. EU targets may be reached if high prices lead to large consumers reducing their consumption. Measures to reduce energy usage also reduce the pressure on rising … Continue reading New report on saving energy for Europe – contrasting EU states’ measures

How industry can improve energy efficiency in a hurry

Industry is the world’s largest consumer of electricity, natural gas and coal, and accounts for 42 percent of electricity demand. Now, experts say improving industrial energy efficiency is the fastest and most effective way for a business to cut energy costs and emissions. Ten ways to improve energy efficiency are described in an article on … Continue reading How industry can improve energy efficiency in a hurry

French food group Danone sets up global energy programme

Danone SA executives expect a global energy programme announced Nov. 17 to improve energy efficiency by 35% by 2025 and to reduce the company’s Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by a minimum of 42% by 2030. Through the programme, Danone also plans to increase its use of renewable energy and have 100% of its … Continue reading French food group Danone sets up global energy programme