Cities of Leeds and London will be home to a new UK centre for driving global green finance and investment

The research hubs in the two cities will provide data and analytics to financial institutions and services such as banks, lenders, investors and insurers around the world to better support investment and business decisions by considering the impact on the environment and climate change. The hubs also aim to attract and develop new green finance … Continue reading Cities of Leeds and London will be home to a new UK centre for driving global green finance and investment

Britain comes up with its own emissions trading scheme

On January 1st, EiD had a post about Britain, Brexit and ETS and where everything was heading. Now Andrew Warren, Chairman of the British Energy Efficiency Federation writes in February issue of Energy in Buildings & Industry about Britain’s own emissions trading scheme. Although the UK has set its own scheme, it is likely that, … Continue reading Britain comes up with its own emissions trading scheme

US trails China and EU in creating clean energy jobs

Alexandra Ellerbeck writes on the Washington Post website about the challenges facing the Biden administration to create millions of jobs, particularly related to battery technology critical for powering electric cars and storing solar and wind energy   China, Europe way ahead of U.S. when it comes to clean energy jobs President Biden has promised that … Continue reading US trails China and EU in creating clean energy jobs

French court decision this week “a historic victory for climate justice”

French judges have ruled that the government is failing to meet its obligations to fight climate change in a decision hailed as a triumph for environmental campaigners. Charles Bremner writes on The Times website about this week’s developments.   France failing to meet Paris climate pledge French judges have ruled that the government is failing … Continue reading French court decision this week “a historic victory for climate justice”

Automakers recognise the future importance of electrification but still need to increase fuel efficiency

Though EVs are important, it’s emissions from the entire automobile fleet – meaning vehicles of all types and sizes – that ultimately matter for climate. John DeCicco, Research Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan argues in an article on The Conversation website about the need to continue increasing fuel efficiency.   To make the … Continue reading Automakers recognise the future importance of electrification but still need to increase fuel efficiency

Tackling “planned obsolescence” of electric goods

Britain is considering how it can tackle the number of products that end up in landfill. Ministers are also looking at laws to force manufacturers to make spare parts available for at least seven years and encourage repairs rather than replacement of broken products. Andrew Ellson discusses latest developments in an article on The Times … Continue reading Tackling “planned obsolescence” of electric goods

“By failing to prioritize efficiency today, we are leaving hundreds of billions of dollars in additional gains on the table”

Paula Glover, president of the Alliance to Save Energy in the United States makes a strong argument for energy efficiency in an article on the Politico website. While she reflects on energy efficiency policies in America, these are equally true globally.   Want Environmental Justice? Look to Energy Efficiency One of my first jobs was … Continue reading “By failing to prioritize efficiency today, we are leaving hundreds of billions of dollars in additional gains on the table”

Britain’s energy transition: creating jobs requires effective policies to promote energy efficiency

The potential for jobs creation in energy efficiency is immense. But this will only be realised if it is matched by government enthusiasm behind effective policies. Andrew Warren, chairman of the British Energy Efficiency Federation, discusses the situation in Britain in the January issue of Energy in Buildings & Industry.   Jabs and jobs go … Continue reading Britain’s energy transition: creating jobs requires effective policies to promote energy efficiency

Calls to overhaul the Energy Performance Certificate system in UK underpinning the ratings amid mounting evidence that they are inaccurate

Energy performance certificates (EPCs) were introduced in 2007. Yet in a report last month the Climate Change Committee gave warning that the certificates had “extensive issues” and that there was an urgent need to make them fit for purpose. Emily Gosden discusses the problem in an article on The Times website.   Energy certificate ‘flaws’ … Continue reading Calls to overhaul the Energy Performance Certificate system in UK underpinning the ratings amid mounting evidence that they are inaccurate

Addressing Britain’s energy-inefficient building stock: a system-wide perspective is needed rather than passing the buck down to homeowners or housebuilders

Sankar Sivarajah, Head of School of Management and Professor of Technology Management and Circular Economy at the University of Bradford provides his views in an article on The Conversation website on how to improve Britain’s energy-inefficient housing stock. What are your views? The UK has some of the least energy-efficient housing in Europe – here's … Continue reading Addressing Britain’s energy-inefficient building stock: a system-wide perspective is needed rather than passing the buck down to homeowners or housebuilders