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European Court of Auditors states that greater focus on cost-effectiveness still needed in co-funded energy efficiency investments in buildings

European Court of Auditors states that greater focus on cost-effectiveness still needed in co-funded energy efficiency investments in buildings

The European Court of Auditors recently assessed whether EU co-funded energy efficiency investments in buildings had cost-effectively helped the EU toward its 2020 energy saving target. Cost-effectiveness is not a determining factor for allocating public funding to energy efficiency measures in residential buildings, according to a new report from the ECA. Despite improved guidance from … Continue reading

Seven facts about financing efficiency projects outline what to know when budgeting for energy solutions

Seven facts about financing efficiency projects outline what to know when budgeting for energy solutions

Adam Fairbanks, CEO of a firm dedicated to providing cost-effective retrofit solutions for its commercial and industrial clients in the US writes on the Facility Executive website about seven facts about financing energy efficiency projects.  Do you agree?   7 Facts About Financing Energy Efficiency Projects Facilities need energy efficiency; this is no longer a … Continue reading

“Some of the most influential players in the global economy are spearheading the shift toward a clean, green, emissions-free world”

“Some of the most influential players in the global economy are spearheading the shift toward a clean, green, emissions-free world”

The financial services industry is redirecting huge flows of money from fossil fuels to low-carbon technology.  Andrew Higham, Chief Executive of Mission 2020 and a visiting fellow of practice at the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government, explains in an article on the Financial News website.   How to speed up the slow greening … Continue reading

Switzerland sets important example

Switzerland sets important example

Many of us knew energy efficiency funds coming from Switzerland. One of the best known is SUSI Partners. It is encouraging to see in a news item on the Swissinfo.ch website that the country was named the top global investor in energy efficiency. Now we need more to follow its lead. Switzerland named top global … Continue reading