“It’s easier to save energy when you can see the energy you’re using”

In an article in the November/December issue of Energy in Business & Industry magazine, Andrew Warren, Chairman of the British Energy Efficiency Federation, questions quite how successful attempts to use the residential smart metering system to alter demand peaks this winter can possibly be.  There is no longer any requirement for an energy company to … Continue reading “It’s easier to save energy when you can see the energy you’re using”

New EEA publication on Europe’s commitments for sustainability and energy system from the perspective multiple, interconnected crises

The European Environment Agency’s (EEA) assessments have shown that Europe and world face unprecedented environment and climate challenges that require ambitious policy responses, such as the European Green Deal. Published recently, EEA Signals 2022 looks at Europe’s commitments for sustainability and energy system from the perspective multiple, interconnected crises.   Moving towards sustainability in times … Continue reading New EEA publication on Europe’s commitments for sustainability and energy system from the perspective multiple, interconnected crises

15 ways to conserve energy and save on your electric bill

Energysage has produced a handy tool to learn more about how to conserve energy and electricity in your home. Given the price of electricity these days, these tips can be quite valuable to EiD readers. Let us know how useful they are to you. What is energy conservation? At its core, energy conservation is the practice … Continue reading 15 ways to conserve energy and save on your electric bill

Spanish utility implements ambitious, personalised information campaign

Through intelligent algorithms, a Spanish utility will produce 90 million communications with personalised advice for an information campaign to help households reduce energy consumption and save on bills. Yusuf Latief discusses the campaign on the Smart Energy International website.   Iberdrola’s information campaign to spur 11mn customers to reduce energy use Iberdrola launched the information … Continue reading Spanish utility implements ambitious, personalised information campaign

Energy efficiency: the need to look at past successful messages rather than unproven new technology

In the April issue of Energy in Buildings & Industry, Andrew Warren, chairman of the British Energy Efficiency Federation, sets out the reasons why the Government have managed to issue its' latest energy policy whilst omitting any initiatives to stimulate energy efficiency. It also sets out what needs to be done to rectify the position, … Continue reading Energy efficiency: the need to look at past successful messages rather than unproven new technology

European Green Deal: New proposals to make sustainable products the norm and boost Europe’s resource independence

This week the Commission presented a package of European Green Deal proposals to make sustainable products the norm in the EU, boost circular business models and empower consumers for the green transition. As announced in the Circular Economy Action Plan, the Commission is proposing new rules to make almost all physical goods on the EU market more friendly to the environment, circular, and … Continue reading European Green Deal: New proposals to make sustainable products the norm and boost Europe’s resource independence

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

Strong argument that an energy savings grant scheme in UK should also support lighting

We can now take advantage of the Green Homes Grant in the UK. But there is one glaring omission in the technologies available to UK’s homeowners, according to Andrew Warren, chairman of the British Energy Efficiency Federation in the September issue of Energy in Buildings & Industry.   Why has lighting been left in the … Continue reading Strong argument that an energy savings grant scheme in UK should also support lighting

Regulated utilities in state of New York ordered to ramp up energy savings

As more utilities get involved in saving energy, it is useful to see what the state of New York is doing to require its regulated utilities to increase their effort.  Samantha Wilt explains in an article on the Natural Resources Defense Council website.   More Efficiency for New York Means More Savings, Carbon & $ … Continue reading Regulated utilities in state of New York ordered to ramp up energy savings

Optimistic that energy saving will become trendy again

Andrew Warren, chairman of the British Energy Efficiency Federation, wrote an optimistic column about the increasing priority for energy saving that appears in the January 2020 issue of Energy in Buildings & Industry magazine. Let’s all hope he is right. What are your views?   The year energy saving became fashionable Let me start 2020 … Continue reading Optimistic that energy saving will become trendy again