Tagged with appliances

Consumers “use vastly different amounts of energy to light our homes, watch TV and make toast”

Consumers “use vastly different amounts of energy to light our homes, watch TV and make toast”

We have a good American example that all of us should appreciate. Eric Williams, Professor of Sustainability at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Ashok Sekar, Postdoctoral Fellow, Energy Systems Transformation (EST) Research Group at the University of Texas at Austin and Eric Hittinger, Associate Professor of Public Policy also at the Rochester Institute of Technology … Continue reading

The air conditioning challenge in the Mediterranean Basin

The air conditioning challenge in the Mediterranean Basin

Frédéric Dubessy writes on the econostrum.info website about a recent study by the World Bank to address the increasing penetration of air conditioning with the need to promote energy efficiency and reduce energy consumption.   Solar power bringing energy efficiency to Mediterranean air-conditioning Faced with an explosion in the numbers of air-conditioners in the Mediterranean … Continue reading

Sustainable cooling urgently needed

Sustainable cooling urgently needed

Hannah Koh writes on the Eco-Business website about the role air conditioning is playing in our modern societies, responsible for 7 per cent of global carbon emissions. The market is dominated by inefficient, polluting systems and most governments allow the market to continue like this through weak regulations. However, there are options to have more … Continue reading

Important developments in more efficient air conditioning

Important developments in more efficient air conditioning

With the changing climate, we are seeing greater deployment of air conditioning. While we can reduce the need through energy renovation and passive designs, the trend towards greater air conditioning will continue. Geoff Smith, Emeritus Professor in Applied Physics, University of Technology, Sydney, writes on The Conversation website about a new approach that uses fluid-filled … 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