Tagged with energy efficiency

Benefits of low-energy homes

Benefits of low-energy homes

Researchers from Australia and Britain have shared experiences in the two countries to better understand the benefits of low energy homes. Stephen Berry and David Michael Whaley from the University of South Australia together with Trivess Moore from RMIT University write in The Conversation about some of their findings. Low-energy homes don’t just save money, … Continue reading

New IPEEC report on energy efficiency networks

New IPEEC report on energy efficiency networks

Stefan Jungcurt writes on the SDG Knowledge Hub of the International Institute for Sustainable Development about a new report released by the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC), based in Paris.   IPEEC Outlines Benefits and Challenges of Energy Efficiency Networks The International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) has released a report, titled … Continue reading

Efficiency First

Efficiency First

Joseph Dutton writes an important article on the E3G website. It is important because, while discussing the dynamics in the gas sector in the UK, his message is simple: we must give more attention to decreasing demand.   Britain’s gas: Let’s focus on efficiency, not fracking The closure of the UK’s largest gas storage facility … Continue reading

With Britain leaving EU, there is still need to maintain appropriate regulations

With Britain leaving EU, there is still need to maintain appropriate regulations

Andrew Warren, chairman of the British Energy Efficiency Federation, warns energy saving product rules that slash domestic and business costs could be at risk post-Brexit. The article first appeared on the Business Green website. Importantly, Andrew’s comments were echoed by Energy Institute vice president and former National Grid CEO Steve Holliday who warned that “the … Continue reading

Blog by Silvia Zinetti: International perspectives and best practices from “Community Choice Energy” in providing financing for energy efficiency upgrades at the local level

Blog by Silvia Zinetti: International perspectives and best practices from “Community Choice Energy” in providing financing for energy efficiency upgrades at the local level

The past two weeks I was busy traveling around Europe. By coincidence and good fortune, I was in Brussels for the EU Sustainable Energy Week and was invited to be part of a panel at PUBLENEF & Energy Advice Exchange policy roundtable “Think local first: designing an EU building policy framework centered on consumers, local … Continue reading