Tagged with impact

Is air quality affecting house prices?

Is air quality affecting house prices?

As we see our cities tackling air pollution, we understandably first turn to the health of their citizens. Katie Morley writes in The Telegraph about another concern, the impact on house prices. Have you experienced this?   High pollution is reducing house prices by 15pc as buyers reject ‘unhealthy’ homes Property listings will include traffic … Continue reading

Assessing the benefits of energy efficiency

Assessing the benefits of energy efficiency

It is encouraging to see when the benefits of sustainable energy are explained to new audiences Stacey Paradis, executive director of the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, writes a good article on the midwestenergynews website about the benefits of energy efficiency that Americans should remember, even as the US federal government starts dismantling many of the … Continue reading

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