Tagged with energy efficiency

Blog by “Skip” Laitner: Report on the Critical Role of Smart Policies and Programs to Promote Productive Investments

Blog by “Skip” Laitner: Report on the Critical Role of Smart Policies and Programs to Promote Productive Investments

Following a request from our colleague Benoît Lebot and the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC), https://ipeec.org/, we just finished an analytical manuscript this month on the critical role of policies to drive productive investments in global energy efficiency. The big message? Following the infographic below, by going green (spending smart on policies, programs, … Continue reading

Autonomous transport less efficient than predicted

Autonomous transport less efficient than predicted

Andrew Masterson writes on the Cosmos magazine website about two studies that found autonomous transport – self-driving cars and drones ­– less efficient than predicted. Drone, self-driving vehicle energy savings overstated, reports find Autonomous vehicles and drones could reduce greenhouse gases and energy use in the transport sector, two reports show, but the savings are … 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

Impact of US federal energy efficiency programme hopefully convinces decision makers that they remain

Impact of US federal energy efficiency programme hopefully convinces decision makers that they remain

With severe cuts being made to the US federal budget, Justin Koscher, president of the Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association, argues in an article on The Hill website that energy efficiency programmes should be spared.   Federal energy efficiency programs deliver strong returns. Congress should look elsewhere for cuts Every business owner knows you can’t build … Continue reading