Tagged with national policies

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

New survey shows that British businesses believe energy efficiency policies need strengthening

New survey shows that British businesses believe energy efficiency policies need strengthening

A recent article by staff on the BusinessGreen website shows that there is significant dissatisfaction over the government’s existing plans to improve energy productivity. Would this also be the case in your own country?   Survey: UK business energy efficiency targets “lack ambition” Businesses believe government policy needs strengthening, survey reveals, amid continued uncertainty across … Continue reading

US regulatory “reform” could hurt more than help

US regulatory “reform” could hurt more than help

Everyone is watching the steps taken by the Trump administration to form its regulatory framework for energy. Lauren Urbanek writes an important article on the Natural Resources Defense Council website about the possible impact of revising the current regulatory framework.   Standards Save Trillions. Why Mess With a Good Thing, DOE? The Department of Energy … Continue reading

Commenting on energy efficiency programmes in Britain

Commenting on energy efficiency programmes in Britain

Recently the British government published its Clean Growth Strategy and that has led to more debate on the state of energy efficiency in the country. The UK is interesting because we are seeing significant differences in how the regions are implementing energy efficiency. Ross Gillard and Carolyn Snell from the University of York write a … Continue reading