Tagged with impact

Beware what glows in the dark

Beware what glows in the dark

The Internet of Things, activated through apps, promises tremendous convenience to homeowners. But it may also prove irresistible to hackers. John Markoff writes a good article in The New York Times that should give you plenty to think about as we design our sustainable energy policies.   Why Light Bulbs May Be the Next Hacker … Continue reading

Good news on jobs in energy efficiency

Good news on jobs in energy efficiency

When we discuss energy efficiency policies, everyone wants to know the impact on jobs. This is totally understandable. Carl Weinschenk writes on the Energy Manager Today website about recent analysis in the US. Do we have equivalent and recent data in Europe?   Big Job Gains in Energy Efficiency Sectors A report from the U.S. … Continue reading

The impact of air pollution

The impact of air pollution

Air pollution is discussed more and more. We have read about the impact in cities. We are reading about the impact from aviation and diesel vehicles and on and on. Chelsea Harvey writes a good article in the Washington Post about the impact in the US. It is encouraging that it is improving but there … Continue reading

Exploring the impact of air pollution

Exploring the impact of air pollution

Air pollution is known for serious health and climate change impacts. Now, as Chris Mooney writes in the Washington Post, there is a link with violent crime.   Researchers just discovered a hidden factor that could be driving violent crimes In a paper published by the National Bureau for Economic Research, two researchers say they … Continue reading

Energy efficiency employs nearly 1 million in the EU

Energy efficiency employs nearly 1 million in the EU

Some 900 thousand people were employed in work relating to the supply of energy efficient goods and services in 2010, according to a new study entitled ‘assessing the employment and social impact of energy efficiency’. The study, published in December 2015, found that the sectors with the greatest levels of energy efficiency jobs were those … Continue reading

Understanding green due diligence

Understanding green due diligence

Green finance is in the news every day. But, Todd Cort and Cary Krosinsky, who teach sustainable business at Yale University, write in the Financial Times, that virtually nothing is known about the environmental impact of these loans and bonds. It would be good to get your views on this.   ‘Green’ finance environmental impact … Continue reading

An interesting reaction to low fuel prices

An interesting reaction to low fuel prices

What do you do when energy prices fall? Binyamin Appelbaum writes an interesting article in the New York Times about the reaction of Americans that “don’t make much sense.” Is this your reaction too?   When Gas Becomes Cheaper, Americans Buy More Expensive Gas When gas prices fall, Americans reliably do two things that don’t … Continue reading