Regulated utilities in state of New York ordered to ramp up energy savings

As more utilities get involved in saving energy, it is useful to see what the state of New York is doing to require its regulated utilities to increase their effort.  Samantha Wilt explains in an article on the Natural Resources Defense Council website.   More Efficiency for New York Means More Savings, Carbon & $ … Continue reading Regulated utilities in state of New York ordered to ramp up energy savings

News from America: new federal rule will make it difficult to update energy efficiency standards

A news item from Smart Energy International website explains the changes made by the Department of Energy to add more complexity to procedures to update energy efficiency standards. This will reverse benefits and slow down, if not stop, any new developments. New US policy to make it hard to update efficiency standards A new policy … Continue reading News from America: new federal rule will make it difficult to update energy efficiency standards

Optimistic that energy saving will become trendy again

Andrew Warren, chairman of the British Energy Efficiency Federation, wrote an optimistic column about the increasing priority for energy saving that appears in the January 2020 issue of Energy in Buildings & Industry magazine. Let’s all hope he is right. What are your views?   The year energy saving became fashionable Let me start 2020 … Continue reading Optimistic that energy saving will become trendy again

Energy efficiency can play a big role in environmental justice

Ariadne Villegas, an NRDC fellow, writes about the important multiple benefits of improved energy efficiency.  This blog was published on the Natural Resources Defense Council website. Energy Efficiency in NRDC’s Commitment to Environmental Justice The people most likely to live, work, learn, and play in some of America’s most polluted and climate vulnerable environments are … Continue reading Energy efficiency can play a big role in environmental justice

Book review on energy fables

Mithra Moezzi applauds this short, powerful book for revealing how many current energy discourses are framed and their limitations. The authors provide constructive, inspiring approaches that will help us to better understand and reframe energy practices, research and policies. The review was on the Buildings and cities website.   Energy Fables: Challenging Ideas in the Energy Sector … Continue reading Book review on energy fables

State and local government buildings in New York State are expected to be at the front of the effort to reduce energy use and emissions

It is encouraging to see the funding going into the renovation of public buildings in New York State. Latest develops are explained in a news article on the Renewable Energy Magazine website.   NY Governor Cuomo Announces $1.5 Billion in Funding for Energy Efficiency Improvements New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo (D) has said that … Continue reading State and local government buildings in New York State are expected to be at the front of the effort to reduce energy use and emissions

Giving a focus on industrial energy efficiency in our low carbon energy transition

Tareq Emtariah, Director of the Department of Energy at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), wrote on the Inter Press Service website about why we should prioritise industrial energy efficiency in our climate strategies. Also, check out Rod’s related blog on the EEIP website   Industrial Energy Efficiency is a Climate Solution At a … Continue reading Giving a focus on industrial energy efficiency in our low carbon energy transition

New Coalition for the Energy Efficiency of Buildings (CEEB) established in Britain

It is encouraging to see the creation of a new coalition to promote energy efficiency in buildings. The Green Finance Institute wrote on its own website about its creation. With the support of the independent climate change think tank E3G, as secretariat, this is the first Coalition bringing together dynamic private, public and third-sector organisations … Continue reading New Coalition for the Energy Efficiency of Buildings (CEEB) established in Britain

Creating awareness on energy efficiency among students in India

It is encouraging to see that the Indian government is developing new initiatives to improve awareness of the benefits of improved energy efficiency.  Vijayawada News provides a news item on the Times of India website about the creation of energy clubs at schools. Are there similar initiatives in your country?   Energy clubs at schools … Continue reading Creating awareness on energy efficiency among students in India

Britain’s energy bill for its Parliament goes up

In a few days, Britons will go to the polls to elect the next government. Environmental issues have come up but not as much as Brexit, not surprisingly. Extinction Rebellion and others are keeping environmental issues as visible as possible. While the Palace of Westminster, the meeting place for both the House of Commons and … Continue reading Britain’s energy bill for its Parliament goes up