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Data is key if we are to address climate change

Data is key if we are to address climate change

Recently, EiD had a post that Canada needed better data on GHG emissions if it was to meet its long-term objectives.  Now Stefan Hogendoorn, CTO at Cloud Technology Solutions, writes on the Data Economy website of the importance of good data in addressing climate change.   Data will lead the fight against climate change This … Continue reading

To meet GHG emissions targets, Canada needs better data

To meet GHG emissions targets, Canada needs better data

Data are so essential for our low-carbon energy transition. Even for the preparation of the long-term renovation strategies in Europe that are currently underway, many countries have faced problems with data of consumption and of the housing stock. Eric Andrew-Gee and Tavia Grant write on Canada’s Globe & Mail website that Canada has a different … Continue reading

More interaction . . .

In the past few months, we have had data hubs from the IEA’s Sustainable Building Centre and the BPIE.  They are both excellent, and constantly evolving, which is good. On February 8th, EiD had a post that included reports coming from ENTRANZE, a project funded by Intelligent Energy Europe to support policy making to encourage … Continue reading

Reviewing feed-in tariffs

Paul Gipe has an excellent website where he provides a regular review of the latest happenings in feed-in tariffs, among other topics.  Here is the latest from Paul.   Tables of Feed-in Tariffs Worldwide These tables summarize tariffs for different technologies in different countries, and various states and provinces. The tables may also provide an … Continue reading

Focus on BPIE

The Building Performance Institute Europe is almost three years old and has been churning out valuable material to help Europe improve the energy performance of its building stock. Frequently EiD has highlighted its publications and activities. There are a couple of important updates that EiD readers will be interested in.   ENTRANZE First, BPIE is … Continue reading

Ontario shows the way forward in decreasing electricity demand

Ian MacLeod of the Ottawa Citizen writes about Ontario being the only place in North America where electricity demand is decreasing, in large part because of energy conservation.  Ontario’s decelerating appetite for electrical power leaves it as the only electricity-generating jurisdiction in North America to forecast negative growth in winter demand and flat growth in … Continue reading

Taking a test drive

Taking a test drive

The BPIE buildings data hub was launched this week.  Having had a small role to play in the data gathering, I was interested to see the results and so spent some time checking it out.  The portal lived up to expectations. Users can access country profiles, search specific parameters, generate overviews and graphs as well … Continue reading