Denmark sets new long-term target for renewables

Last week, Denmark announced that it will set a higher target for renewables and will phase out coal for electricity production. Liz Gykye explains in a news item on the Wind Power Monthly website.   Denmark moves to strengthen renewable energy goals The government has announced plans in its new energy policy to require at … Continue reading Denmark sets new long-term target for renewables

Britain needs more ambition in its climate strategy

The Paris climate agreement is making everyone take a second look at whether they are doing enough to achieve the long-term targets. Actually, we do not even know if the Paris agreement is enough but it is an important milestone in getting most of the world’s countries to take an active role in addressing the … Continue reading Britain needs more ambition in its climate strategy

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 Canada in search of a climate policy

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 Impact of US federal energy efficiency programme hopefully convinces decision makers that they remain

India’s Bureau of Energy Efficiency expands its role

After 15 years of overseeing energy standards, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency is poised to take on many more roles, writes V Rishi Kumar in an article on the Hindu Business Line website.   Now wired in more ways than one The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), part of the Union Power Ministry, is no … Continue reading India’s Bureau of Energy Efficiency expands its role

Turkey takes important step forward in its energy efficiency strategy

Turkey is definitely in the midst of its energy transition. Both energy efficiency and renewable energy are gaining in importance in the overall energy strategy. Increasingly, Turkey is also aligning itself with EU energy directives. The Daily Sabah website writes about the approval of the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan that is an obligation for … Continue reading Turkey takes important step forward in its energy efficiency strategy

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

How will Brexit affect Britain’s climate strategy?

Hardly a newscast goes by without several items relating to Brexit. Following a post by Andrew Warren last week in EiD, Michele Stua and Ed Dearnley from the University of Sussex analyse some of the possible outcomes in an article on The Conversation website. Do you have any views?   What will Brexit mean for … Continue reading How will Brexit affect Britain’s climate strategy?

With Britain leaving the European Union, will it remain in the emissions trading system?

Andrew Warren, chairman of the British Energy Efficiency Federation and a regular contributor to EiD, questions what will happen to Britain’s participation in the world’s largest cap-and-trade system for carbon emissions now that it is working out its future relationship with the European Union. This article was first published in the November/December 2017 issue of … Continue reading With Britain leaving the European Union, will it remain in the emissions trading system?

India making great strides forward in its energy transition

More and more frequently we are reading about the advances being made in India and China in their transition to low-carbon economies. A Bloomberg article on the Economic Times website from India explains some of the progress in India.   India to step beyond renewable goal with China-scale tenders India has a long way to … Continue reading India making great strides forward in its energy transition