Tagged with national policies

Canada in search of a climate policy

Canada in search of a climate policy

Especially for a country that is dependent on resource development, Canada has struggled to find the right balance in its climate and energy policies to date. Michael Binnion, president and CEO of Questerre Energy, writes on the Policy Options website that a common sense climate policy is needed. Wherever you live, there are important lessons … Continue reading

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