Filed under energy efficiency

Efficiency isn’t always sufficient

Efficiency isn’t always sufficient

One of the problems of focusing on energy efficiency is that as buildings or products get larger, the impact is affected. Last week EiD had a related post. This week Susan Edmunds writes on the stuff.co.nz website about another example where the gains were cancelled. What is your experience?   Growing house size cancels out … Continue reading

It is hard to be against a 40% energy savings target

It is hard to be against a 40% energy savings target

A timely report released this week by OpenExp provides evidence that all the arguments against 40% energy savings target are irrelevant! The report entitled “Clean Energy for All Europeans – Do the Commission’s Impact Assessments Assign the Right Role to Energy Efficiency?” is based on the Commission’s modelling results included in the EED and the … Continue reading

G20 Energy Efficiency Investment Toolkit launched

G20 Energy Efficiency Investment Toolkit launched

The G20 is taking our sustainable development seriously. An important area is energy and in the past few years the G20 has shown leadership by, in part, approving an energy efficiency action plan. That has unleashed and expanded a range of activities. The International Partnership for Energy Efficiency (IPEEC) Secretariat oversees and coordinates the G20’s … Continue reading

This was the week that was

This was the week that was

There is always excitement in the air when you go to a summit. There is something special. It was good to attend the Energy Savings Summit in Brussels organised by the Coalition for Energy Savings. It was good to see old friends and colleagues and meet new people. No doubt the energy efficiency community dealing … Continue reading

Blog from Louise Sunderland – The much needed glue in a renovation strategy

Blog from Louise Sunderland – The much needed glue in a renovation strategy

Today Energy Advice Exchange published its latest briefing which highlights a range of examples of good practice in the delivery of energy advisory services across Europe. Energy advisory services (sometimes called one-stop-shops) offer consumers (building owners, managers, tenants) advice and practical assistance on a number of legal, financial, technical, practical and behavioural aspects to increase … Continue reading

A renovation strategy for Europe?

A renovation strategy for Europe?

It was in 1970 when the Beatles released The Long and Winding Road. With the onslaught of the first major oil crisis only four years later, it could be the anthem for energy policy ever since. The beginning of the road was a push to start with more insulation in our buildings in order to … Continue reading