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International agreement on increasing energy efficiency targets for certain types of ships

International agreement on increasing energy efficiency targets for certain types of ships

Following an earlier story on shipping last week, a stricter target for energy efficiency improvements in some ships has been agreed at the International Maritime Organization. Nina Chestney explains in an article on the Hellenic Shipping News website.   IMO agrees on stricter efficiency targets for some ships The International Maritime Organization (IMO) on Friday … Continue reading

Dubai: To be more successful at achieving an energy-efficient neighbourhood, technological solutions should complement urban design solutions

Dubai: To be more successful at achieving an energy-efficient neighbourhood, technological solutions should complement urban design solutions

Karishma Asarpota, an urban planner and researcher, writes on the Inter Press Service News Agency website about his views on ways in which we should rethink architectural or urban design solutions. What are your views?   Building a More Energy-Efficient Neighbourhood in Dubai Dubai is an Emirate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with a … Continue reading

Analysing Britain’s Energy Performance Certificates

Analysing Britain’s Energy Performance Certificates

An Everest study analyses 15,623,536 home Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) across the country to reveal the best and worst rated areas for energy efficiency. It is explained in an article on the Open Access Government website.   Revealed: The best and worst areas for energy efficiency Britain’s houses are some of the oldest and coldest … Continue reading

The impact of energy performance certificates

The impact of energy performance certificates

What is your experience with EPCs? Ten years after their introduction DECs and EPCs provide a fascinating snapshot of the state of the UK’s building stock even if compliance is still far from perfect. Andrew Warren, chairman of the British Energy Efficiency Federation, explains in an article in the April 2019 issue of Energy in … Continue reading

Switzerland sets important example

Switzerland sets important example

Many of us knew energy efficiency funds coming from Switzerland. One of the best known is SUSI Partners. It is encouraging to see in a news item on the Swissinfo.ch website that the country was named the top global investor in energy efficiency. Now we need more to follow its lead. Switzerland named top global … Continue reading