Filed under energy efficiency

There is no room for complacency

There is no room for complacency

The recent IEA energy efficiency report also leads Joshua S Hill to reflect in an article on the CleanTechnica website on one of the report’s key messages. What is your understanding from the report?   Governments Must Remain Focused Or Risk Losing Energy Efficiency Gains The International Energy Agency has warned governments that they must … Continue reading

Commenting on energy efficiency programmes in Britain

Commenting on energy efficiency programmes in Britain

Recently the British government published its Clean Growth Strategy and that has led to more debate on the state of energy efficiency in the country. The UK is interesting because we are seeing significant differences in how the regions are implementing energy efficiency. Ross Gillard and Carolyn Snell from the University of York write a … Continue reading

Promoting industrial energy efficiency in Singapore

Promoting industrial energy efficiency in Singapore

Narendra Agarwal writes on the Business Times website from Singapore about an important award won by Shell Chemicals Seraya for its activities to promote energy efficiency in its facilities. It is important to see the progress made in other countries.   Committed to a low-carbon future FOR adopting energy-efficiency practices, Shell Chemicals Seraya (Pte) Ltd … Continue reading

Focus on industrial energy efficiency in Europe

Focus on industrial energy efficiency in Europe

The gods are obviously shining down on industrial energy efficiency in Europe these days. For too long, energy efficiency policies and programmes were geared towards the buildings sector. Yes, there is a requirement for mandatory audits for large industry and there is promotion for energy management systems and to help SMEs, but the overall effort … Continue reading

Promoting improvements in the energy performance of the petrochemical industry in Singapore

Promoting improvements in the energy performance of the petrochemical industry in Singapore

It is encouraging to see the improvements in energy efficiency in the petrochemical industry in Singapore. These efforts started several decades ago and are not letting up. Narendra Aggarwal explains in an article on The Business Times website.   Striving to better energy performance PROACTIVE in energy-conservation efforts since the beginning of its operations in … Continue reading

Benefits of improved energy efficiency

Benefits of improved energy efficiency

It is always good to see how other analysts assess the impact of energy efficiency. Sheryl Carter and David B. Goldstein of the Natural Resources Defense Council wrote a good blog on its website as part of a series of blogs on NRDC’s new report, “America’s Clean Energy Frontier: The Pathway to a Safer Climate … Continue reading

Blog from Catrin Maby – A Passport to a better building future? Putting the Building Renovation Passport in context

Blog from Catrin Maby – A Passport to a better building future? Putting the Building Renovation Passport in context

It’s good to see the growing support for the concept of the ‘Building Renovation Passport’, defined by BPIE in their 2016 study as ‘a document – in electronic or paper format – outlining a long-term (up to 15 or 20 years) step-by-step renovation roadmap for a specific building, resulting from an on-site energy audit fulfilling … Continue reading