Important vacancies in energy efficiency

Important vacancies in energy efficiency

There are some important vacancies in energy efficiency. • UNEP Finance Initiative Energy Efficiency Finance Consultant – apply by February 16th UNEP FI is looking for a Energy Efficiency Finance Consultant, to be based in Paris. The overall objective of this assignment is to assist UN Environment and its Finance Initiative in the productive policy/finance … Continue reading

Innovative use of wind power

Innovative use of wind power

Ian Johnston writes in The Independent about how streetlights may be fitted with small wind turbines in Britain. Do you know of other such innovative uses of renewable energy technologies?   Renewable energy companies are fitting wind turbines to lampposts to make electricity Millions of lampposts could be fitted with wind turbines connected directly into … Continue reading

New review of Poland’s energy policies

New review of Poland’s energy policies

The International Energy Agency has recently published its 2016 review of Poland’s energy policies and programmes. Energy policy is complicated because of the country’s dependence on domestic coal. While Poland has made some progress on improving energy efficiency and installing renewable energy, it is obvious that much more is needed, even if the IEA’s executive … Continue reading

Latest update on sustainable energy finance

Latest update on sustainable energy finance

The SDG Knowledge Hub of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) provides the January update on global developments in sustainable energy finance.   Sustainable Energy Finance Update: Transportation and Housing Projects Receive Support Several new financing announcements and partnerships were announced for renewable energy projects, public transportation and residential housing. Financing for renewable energy … Continue reading

The light bulb has become an icon of innovation

The light bulb has become an icon of innovation

Tim Harford, often known as the Undercover Economist, has provided a delightful article on the BBC World Service website about the evolution of the cost of providing light for our domestic needs. This is perfect weekend and winter reading. EiD is certain you will enjoy. It also brings some interesting points that will give you … Continue reading

European Commission’s latest proposals for improving energy efficiency policies seems to be incurring the ire of the departing Brits

European Commission’s latest proposals for improving energy efficiency policies seems to be incurring the ire of the departing Brits

Fourteen months ago, there was global agreement to raise the ambition of our energy and climate policies in order to significantly reduce the impact of climate change. Improved energy efficiency was seen as a major element in meeting those goals. That was before Britain voted to leave the European Union. Now, Andrew Warren, Chairman of … Continue reading