Coming soon: World Sustainable Energy Days, 21-25 June 2021

Boosting economic recovery with the energy transition! This is the focus of the next World Sustainable Energy Days (WSED) from 21-25 June 2021 in Wels,Austria. Take a look at the programme! The event is a “special edition” of their annual conference as a hybrid event: You can participate online from anywhere in the world. According to current planning, on-site participation will also be possible (following COVID rules in … Continue reading Coming soon: World Sustainable Energy Days, 21-25 June 2021

A new app teaching people about energy efficiency reflects how technology plays a key role in reaching new audiences

Marina Ollé Hurtado writes on the youris.com about a user-friendly smart app to help people improve their energy-saving behaviours developed by European researchers.     An intelligent app to teach people energy efficiency Energy demand is growing across many countries in the world as populations increase and people get richer. In fact, global energy consumption … Continue reading A new app teaching people about energy efficiency reflects how technology plays a key role in reaching new audiences

Energy efficiency at heart of global push to net zero

This is a good summary from Energy in Buildings & Industry about the recent IEA report outlining the roadmap to net zero.   Energy-efficiency measures are “front-loaded” in the IEA’s new roadmap to net zero The International Energy Agency’s new roadmap to net zero by 2050 has identified energy efficiency as its' first “key pillar … Continue reading Energy efficiency at heart of global push to net zero

There is an urgent need to increase the energy efficiency of data centres and reduce their environmental impact

Alessandro Bruschini, Infrastructure Manager from Aruba wrote on the Techerati website on the urgent need to improve the energy performance of data centres and offers three solutions.   Why going ‘green‘ is crucial to all data centre operations Three solutions that offer a ‘green’ route towards energy efficiency improvements It’s been said many times over, … Continue reading There is an urgent need to increase the energy efficiency of data centres and reduce their environmental impact

Carbon performance a necessary complement to energy performance: EU buildings’ policy should address the carbon footprint of construction, says BPIE

The EU’s forthcoming revision of legislation for buildings and construction is a critical opportunity to create policy and investment certainty on how energy performance requirements will be supported by carbon performance rules, says BPIE. New research from BPIE shows that while some EU Member States have introduced comprehensive policy action to reduce the carbon footprint of buildings … Continue reading Carbon performance a necessary complement to energy performance: EU buildings’ policy should address the carbon footprint of construction, says BPIE

Eurovision – how energy efficiency became a showstopper

This week Europe is enjoying three evenings of the Eurovision Song Contest, two semi-finals and the final on Saturday evening. This has been a wonderful way of bringing Europeans together to watch some great entertaining acts. Watching this week’s first semi-final, it was obvious how great the lighting was. The Eurovision Song Contest website lists … Continue reading Eurovision – how energy efficiency became a showstopper

The International Passive House Institute has a new campaign to promote energy efficient buildings

Lloyd Alter writes on the Treehugger website about the new campaign by iPHA to promote energy-efficient buildings. What are your views?   Efficiency: The First Renewable Energy The International Passive House Association (iPHA) launched a campaign—"Efficiency: The First Renewable Energy"—with the goal "to raise awareness for the vital role energy efficiency in buildings plays in … Continue reading The International Passive House Institute has a new campaign to promote energy efficient buildings

Upcoming events in June

Here are three important not-to-be-missed events in June.   eceee summer study – June 7-11 eceee’s bi-annual summer study is coming June 7-11, this year as a virtual event. The theme is “A New Reality” which definitely seems appropriate in this pandemic environment. There is an increasingly urgent climate crisis, and we simply can’t go … Continue reading Upcoming events in June

One expert’s views on how to design a successful carbon trading scheme

As India contemplates the creation of a domestic emissions trading scheme, a number of things should be kept in mind. Mahua Acharya, MD & CEO, Convergence Energy Services Limited provides his views in an article on the Financial Express website.   Carbon Trading: New emission-markets for a new decade As the world gets closer to … Continue reading One expert’s views on how to design a successful carbon trading scheme

More than half the Netherlands’ four million home owners are not yet taking steps to make their homes more energy efficient

A news item on the Dutch News website discusses the problems in getting homeowners to take action to make their homes more energy efficient. Are you finding the same problems in your country?   More than half of home owners are not boosting energy efficiency More than half the Netherlands’ four million home owners are … Continue reading More than half the Netherlands’ four million home owners are not yet taking steps to make their homes more energy efficient