Paying for a service to accelerate deployment of energy-efficient technologies

Although energy-efficient technologies are available and their economic benefits are clear, there are several barriers that prevent these from being deployed, including high up-front costs, perception of greater performance risk, and other investment priorities. Dimitris Karamitsos writes on the weforum website about a way to overcome those barriers through servitisation.   What is servitisation, and … Continue reading Paying for a service to accelerate deployment of energy-efficient technologies

Comparing France and Germany in their building renovation strategies

To achieve climate neutrality by 2050, the question of renovating buildings to be more energy-efficient is of crucial importance. More than ever before, it is the subject of debate on both sides of the Rhine. Lucie Duboua-Lorsch and Lukas Scheid report on the EURACTIV website.   Energy-efficient building renovation: a Franco-German challenge Even before the … Continue reading Comparing France and Germany in their building renovation strategies

Andhra Pradesh government will launch an Internet of Things (IoT) pilot project in micro, small and medium enterprises in all districts to study energy efficiency measures

Visakhapatnam News reports on the Times of India website that the Andhra Pradesh government is taking important steps to launch an IoT project for MSMEs to promote greater energy efficiency.   Andhra Pradesh to launch IoT project in MSMEs for energy efficiency The government will launch an Internet of Things (IoT) pilot project in micro, … Continue reading Andhra Pradesh government will launch an Internet of Things (IoT) pilot project in micro, small and medium enterprises in all districts to study energy efficiency measures

Changing some of our energy use routines due to the pandemic really can have significant benefits for ourselves and the planet

Philipp Grünewald, EPSRC Fellow, Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford writes on The Conversation website about learning from the first lockdown to provide us with important lessons as we cope with the current pandemic.   Four energy-saving lessons from the first lockdown which may help us through the winter The gold standard … Continue reading Changing some of our energy use routines due to the pandemic really can have significant benefits for ourselves and the planet

By shifting current policies and fundamental program designs, next-generation energy efficiency programmes can be a crucial tool for meeting deep carbon-reduction goals

Val Jensen writes on the Greentech media website about the need to revamp energy efficiency programmes to meet long-term energy and climate objectives. While he speaks about the United States, there are no doubt lessons for all of us.   Revamped Energy Efficiency Programs Are the Key to Deep Carbon Reductions Across the U.S., governments … Continue reading By shifting current policies and fundamental program designs, next-generation energy efficiency programmes can be a crucial tool for meeting deep carbon-reduction goals

Concerns about “net-zero energy ready” buildings in Canada

As many countries around the world are planning on ambitious energy efficient buildings, Canada has run into some problems for new buildings.  John Bleasby discusses latest developments in an article on the Daily Commercial News website   Energy efficiency advocates concerned about direction of 2020 NBC Two groups representing Canada’s leading edge of building energy … Continue reading Concerns about “net-zero energy ready” buildings in Canada

Targets for emissions cuts released by Chinese government this week

China will use energy more efficiently over the next five years and expects its carbon emissions to be on a steady decline by 2035 at the latest, according to a roadmap for the country's development released after top-level political meetings this week. Kevin Foster explains latest developments on the Argus website.   China lays out … Continue reading Targets for emissions cuts released by Chinese government this week

Energy efficiency measures in buildings & industrial facilities are key driver to accelerate the energy transition

A news item on the Energy Voice website discusses the latest report from DNV GL provides strategies and solutions that help change how—and how much—energy is used. What are your views.   Energy efficiency the ‘secret weapon’ in reducing emissions - News for the Oil and Gas Sector Energy efficiency measures in buildings and industrial … Continue reading Energy efficiency measures in buildings & industrial facilities are key driver to accelerate the energy transition

Britain faces a major challenge to improve home energy efficiency

Latest Office for National Statistics data shows there has been little improvement in home energy efficiency in recent years, writes Andrew Warren, chairman of the British Energy Efficiency Federation, on the Business Green website.   Energy efficiency statistics lay bare the scale of draughty homes  Not far off half the energy the UK consumes each … Continue reading Britain faces a major challenge to improve home energy efficiency

New report from JRC: Enabling Positive Energy Districts across Europe: energy efficiency couples renewable energy

From an energy perspective, zero or positive energy districts (PED) provide opportunities to achieve cost-effective levels of high-energy efficiency and renewable energy systems. This newly published report by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) aims to understand how to handle energy performance targets by moving beyond individual buildings towards a district level. This is a … Continue reading New report from JRC: Enabling Positive Energy Districts across Europe: energy efficiency couples renewable energy