A report from Elmhurst Energy is urging an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) revamp as part of 10 act-now policy and industry recommendations it says are necessary for preventing the UK from stalling further in its journey to carbon net zero and delivering truly energy efficient homes. EPCs must change if they are to properly support … Continue reading Cost, consumption, carbon – EPCs in the UK must change to measure all three
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Blog from Jane Marsh: Can the U.S. EPA Do More to Regulate Emissions from Energy?
The climate crisis is becoming more of a concern than ever before. With global temperatures rising, it is no surprise that certain regions are experiencing the effects of climate change, such as melting ice caps, more severe natural disasters and extreme droughts. The U.S. EPA is well-known for establishing regulations and requirements for companies and … Continue reading Blog from Jane Marsh: Can the U.S. EPA Do More to Regulate Emissions from Energy?
Fossil fuels still dominate the German heating market
A new heating report in Germany shows that oil and gas boilers continue to dominate the heating market. Heat pump sales, however, have increased more than 50%. According to the German heat pump association (BWP), the report “clearly shows that the incentives to switch heating systems to renewable technologies are not yet sufficient.” The heat … Continue reading Fossil fuels still dominate the German heating market
Britain’s winter fuel support failing to tack high levels of fuel poverty
The billions paid out to pensioner households each winter in Britain are failing to tackle rising levels of fuel poverty, writes Andrew Warren, chair of the British Energy Efficiency Federation, on the BUSINESS GREEN website. This is an important message for all countries addressing fuel poverty. More quantitative easing than fuel poverty alleviation: The … Continue reading Britain’s winter fuel support failing to tack high levels of fuel poverty
New Slovak law enshrines in legislation the goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050
Barbara Zmušková writes on the EURACTIV website about the new climate law in the Slovak Republic. Slovak government presents first-ever climate law The Climate Law, which for the first time officially enshrined in legislation the goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, was presented by the Slovakian Environment Ministry on Monday. The law also … Continue reading New Slovak law enshrines in legislation the goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050
Indonesia’s energy transition: a role for renewable energy?
Firdaus Cahyadi Indonesia Team Leader for the climate campaign group 350.org,, writes on the Mongabay website on the Indonesian government’s approach to renewable energy. Do any of you have experience in Indonesia? For readers not familiar with Mongabay, it is a nonprofit environmental science and conservation news platform that produces original reporting in English, Indonesian, Spanish, … Continue reading Indonesia’s energy transition: a role for renewable energy?
New energy performance requirements for large buildings in Türkiye
A regulation that came into force as of Jan. 1 ushers in a new era in energy efficiency in buildings in Türkiye. Latest developments are in a news item on the Hürriyet Daily News website. New era begins in energy efficiency for buildings According to the regulation, all buildings to be constructed larger than … Continue reading New energy performance requirements for large buildings in Türkiye
Mexico’s new climate plan is less ambitious than the previous government’s pledge
Mexico, a country of 130 million, is one of only two G20 countries not to have set net zero emission targets. Joe Lo discusses the country’s climate plan in an article on the Climate Change News website. Mexico’s new climate plan is worse than its old one, analysts say Mexico’s new climate plan, announced … Continue reading Mexico’s new climate plan is less ambitious than the previous government’s pledge
New financial support to address energy poverty in Ireland
Kira Taylor writes on the Euractiv website about new support for people at risk of energy debt and to retrofit low-income homes. Dublin approves plan to tackle energy poverty The government approved on Tuesday its plan to tackle energy poverty and to help the poorest households adequately heat their homes amid cold snaps and … Continue reading New financial support to address energy poverty in Ireland
France’s ban on short-haul flights with rail alternative endorsed by European Commission
Climate campaigners tentatively welcome the move but say that it is still ‘baby steps’ in battle to cut carbon dioxide emissions in France. Rebecca Rosman discusses the ban in an article on The Telegraph website. Which country is next? France ban on short-haul domestic flights with a rail alternative approved by Brussels France is … Continue reading France’s ban on short-haul flights with rail alternative endorsed by European Commission