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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

Number of the week – 30781

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

First reflections

The bi-annual eceee Summer Study is now over.  Participants have gone home or have taken an extended holiday in the south of France.  Most are quite tired from the myriad of panel session presentations, informal sessions, solutions workshops, plenary sessions and chats during the coffee breaks.  But it is a good tiredness.  The organisation and … Continue reading

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

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

Smörgåsbord à la carte

This week there are some important updates for you: • This year’s eceee Summer Study is only a couple of weeks away – June 3 to 8.  The theme is Rethink, Renew, Restart. As the eceee states: “It is time to Rethink policies and options. It is time to Renew commitments to climate, energy security … Continue reading


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

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

An ecolabel for electricity

EKOenergy is a network of 21 European environmental NGOs promoting the use of renewable electricity. On February 23rd 2013, the EKOenergy Board approved criteria for the EKOenergy label, the first (and only) pan-European ecolabel for electricity. Consumers on the European electricity market are confronted with a variety of questions and doubts. “How do I change … Continue reading