Tagged with Energy advice

Blog from Louise Sunderland – The much needed glue in a renovation strategy

Blog from Louise Sunderland – The much needed glue in a renovation strategy

Today Energy Advice Exchange published its latest briefing which highlights a range of examples of good practice in the delivery of energy advisory services across Europe. Energy advisory services (sometimes called one-stop-shops) offer consumers (building owners, managers, tenants) advice and practical assistance on a number of legal, financial, technical, practical and behavioural aspects to increase … Continue reading

Blog from Louise Sunderland – We have a choice: more of the same for consumers, or a chance at really raising the building renovation rate

Blog from Louise Sunderland – We have a choice: more of the same for consumers, or a chance at really raising the building renovation rate

Having avidly read the Commission’s clean energy package documents at the end of last year (OK, so I admit, not every page but all of the important stuff from a buildings perspective) I am now reading the briefings and recommendations on changes to the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive … Continue reading

Energy advice update

Energy advice update

Consumers should be at the centre of EU energy in buildings policy. Active and engaged consumers are essential for Europe to achieve its ambition to move to a low carbon, secure and competitive economy. The EU policy package to date barely provides for consumer support for energy efficiency and renewable energy investments, in the form … Continue reading

Energy advice under the microscope

Energy advice under the microscope

It is encouraging that there is increasing focus on the role and importance of the consumer in our sustainable energy strategies. Last November the European Commission published its consumer-centred clean energy policy package that proposes how to revise the current policy package to help meet our long-term energy and climate goals. Since then, there has … Continue reading

Energy Advice Exchange updates Discussion Paper and Briefing following Commission’s winter package

Energy Advice Exchange updates Discussion Paper and Briefing following Commission’s winter package

Consumers should be at the centre of EU energy in buildings policy. Active and engaged consumers are essential for Europe to achieve the ambitions to modernise the EU’s economy making it low carbon, secure and competitive, set out in the Commission’s recent ‘Clean Energy For All Europeans’ proposals. However, consumer support for energy efficiency and … Continue reading

Reflections on the European Commission’s ‘winter package’

Reflections on the European Commission’s ‘winter package’

Louise Sunderland, an independent consultant and a member of the Energy Advice Exchange, has written this important article on her initial reaction to having read the Commission’s winter package, entitled ‘Clean Energy for all Europeans’ that was published on November 30th. We would now like to get your views.   Commission’s Winter Package: “consumers are … Continue reading

Discussion paper now out: Putting consumers at the centre of EU energy efficiency policies for buildings

Discussion paper now out: Putting consumers at the centre of EU energy efficiency policies for buildings

The Energy Advice Exchange has published its discussion paper Efficiency First means Consumers First: the crucial role of energy advisory services in realising the EU’s energy ambitions. It is hoped that this paper will lead to a good discussion of our information and advice needs in our energy efficiency policies, particularly related to the buildings … Continue reading

‘We think in generalities but we live in detail…’ How do we help consumers make the right decisions on having an energy renovation?

‘We think in generalities but we live in detail…’ How do we help consumers make the right decisions on having an energy renovation?

Our energy efficiency policies in Europe give considerable attention, rightly so, to improving the energy performance of our existing building stock. And Europe certainly has a large and varied building stock, no doubt! While there is no template for building design, there certainly is no template for building renovation. Every owner and consumer has an … Continue reading