Julie’s Bicycle calls on governments to address the gap between culture and environment policy

As the world’s governments negotiate policy to effectively limit climate change at COP26 in Glasgow, there is a crucial gap: culture policy. The cultural sector - the arts, creative industries and heritage - can make a crucial contribution to accelerating environmental action. Culture is vital to national economies, contributing creative skills and innovation, and influencing lifestyles, … Continue reading Julie’s Bicycle calls on governments to address the gap between culture and environment policy

EnergyPages

Energy Efficiency in Industrial Processes (EEIP), a not-for-profit industrial energy efficiency platform based in Brussels, recently launched its new business tool, EnergyPages, the first Directory 2.0 – a community based energy efficiency marketplace. EnergyPages is an electronic telephone book for the industrial energy efficiency community in most regions of the world.  It was designed to … Continue reading EnergyPages

Number of the week – 30781

This is the number of followers that the Energy Efficiency in Industrial Processes (EEIP), a not-for-profit organisation based in Brussels, has in its “energy efficiency community.”  EEIP is only two years old but it has steadily built a strong and loyal following.  Launched at the European Commission in April 2011, EEIP is the first B2PTM … Continue reading Number of the week – 30781

This was the week that was

Everyone thinks the last week of May in Paris is all about tennis – Roland Garros, the French Open. Far from it for those working on sustainable energy issues! For two days, there was the 2nd building sector symposium organised by the Global Buildings Performance Network (GBPN). The main objective of the meeting was to … Continue reading This was the week that was

Quote of the week

“Sometimes politicians are looking for simple quick fixes and, when they say ‘natural gas is half the price in the US, why can’t we do that in Europe?’ the rational response would be that in that case, we should use less gas,” Hans Nilsson, board member of eceee (European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy) … Continue reading Quote of the week

Important new report on energy and competitiveness from eceee

On May 21st, the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy published a discussion paper entitled “European competitiveness and energy efficiency: Focusing on the real issue”.  So, what is the real issue? Everyone is worried about the price of energy and that Europeans are paying so much more than in most other regions of the … Continue reading Important new report on energy and competitiveness from eceee

Smorgasbord

There are some interesting developments to share: EiD is happy to see Laura Williamson returned to Paris to work for REN21 as Communications and Outreach Manager.  Laura will be missed at HELIO International where she has been a stalwart promoting sustainable energy.  Laura and Christine Lins, Executive Secretary, will make a formidable team.  EiD wishes … Continue reading Smorgasbord

New survey tries to come to grips with “deep” energy efficiency in buildings in Europe

The Global Buildings Performance Network and its European Hub, the Buildings Performance Institute Europe, have just released a survey undertaken by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) to better understand what the “buildings community” is thinking on the importance and feasibility of going “deep,” achieving very ambitious savings, compared to past performance.   Are Businesses Ready … Continue reading New survey tries to come to grips with “deep” energy efficiency in buildings in Europe