Tagged with analysis

Reviewing energy performance in Europe

Reviewing energy performance in Europe

Michael MacDonald from the Energy Performance Measurement Institute in the United States and a friend of EiD provides an important post reviewing the progress made in Europe since 2005. You should find this useful.   Basic European Energy Performance, 2005–2015 The European Union (EU) has several energy performance goals, and they have changed some over … Continue reading

Consumers benefiting from energy efficiency standards

Consumers benefiting from energy efficiency standards

It is encouraging to see that the Consumer Federation of America has reported to the Department of Energy of the benefits that consumers are enjoying from important federal minimum energy performance standards. This is their article on YubaNet.com from Nevada County, California. Are comparable calculations available for Europe?   New Analysis Shows Energy Efficiency Standards … Continue reading

It is hard to be against a 40% energy savings target

It is hard to be against a 40% energy savings target

A timely report released this week by OpenExp provides evidence that all the arguments against 40% energy savings target are irrelevant! The report entitled “Clean Energy for All Europeans – Do the Commission’s Impact Assessments Assign the Right Role to Energy Efficiency?” is based on the Commission’s modelling results included in the EED and the … Continue reading

Demonstrating the variation in economic value across energy efficiency investments

Demonstrating the variation in economic value across energy efficiency investments

We are always looking for solid analysis related to energy efficiency. Judson Boomhower, Postdoctoral scholar, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and Lucas Davis, Associate Professor at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley have written an important column the VoxEU.org website about their recent work. Electricity prices can vary dramatically … Continue reading

Giving investors rapid, accurate cash-flow models and financial risk analyses for renewable energy projects

Giving investors rapid, accurate cash-flow models and financial risk analyses for renewable energy projects

Risk analysis is important for all sustainable energy projects on the demand and supply side. Rob Matheson writes a good article on the MIT News website about new financial-modelling software for sustainable-infrastructure projects could boost investment in sector.   Calculating the financial risks of renewable energy For investors, deciding whether to invest money into renewable-energy … Continue reading

Finally putting a price on nature

Finally putting a price on nature

Until now, no one has developed a good way to estimate the monetary value of natural resources. Chelsea Harvey writes in the Washington Post that a group of scholars may have finally come up with a solution.   Economists keep saying we should put a price on nature. Now they’ve finally done it Putting a … Continue reading