Tagged with analysis

Benefits of improved energy efficiency

Benefits of improved energy efficiency

It is always good to see how other analysts assess the impact of energy efficiency. Sheryl Carter and David B. Goldstein of the Natural Resources Defense Council wrote a good blog on its website as part of a series of blogs on NRDC’s new report, “America’s Clean Energy Frontier: The Pathway to a Safer Climate … Continue reading

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