Filed under energy efficiency

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

Example from Italy shows why more needs to be done to promote industrial energy efficiency in Europe

Example from Italy shows why more needs to be done to promote industrial energy efficiency in Europe

Audits were made mandatory to large industry in the EU’s 2012 Energy Efficiency Directive. Now the directive is under review and there have been many concerns that the Commission has proposed no new legislative changes to promote industrial energy efficiency. Silvia Zinetti, a sustainable energy expert based in California and a regular contributor to EiD, … Continue reading

Upcoming events

Upcoming events

There are a couple of special events coming up soon that you should definitely consider attending.   • Upcoming International Energy Efficiency Finance Forum, Vienna, April 25, 2017 The Finance Forum is an interactive event that aims to develop a community of financiers dedicated to making energy efficiency the new normal across the globe. The … Continue reading

Assessing the benefits of energy efficiency

Assessing the benefits of energy efficiency

It is encouraging to see when the benefits of sustainable energy are explained to new audiences Stacey Paradis, executive director of the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, writes a good article on the midwestenergynews website about the benefits of energy efficiency that Americans should remember, even as the US federal government starts dismantling many of the … Continue reading

Important energy performance contract for US Army

Important energy performance contract for US Army

In Europe and globally, in the endless search for financing energy efficiency improvements, discussions always turn to energy performance contracts and the role of energy service companies. Business Wire provides a news item on the Yahoo Finance website about a recent contract signed between Siemens and the US Army. If you know of a good … Continue reading