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 US regulatory “reform” could hurt more than help

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 Commenting on energy efficiency programmes in Britain

New report calls for UK government to take new approach to encourage investment in energy efficiency

No one said the energy transition would be easy and when you add concerns about Brexit, Britain has its hands full of issues to deal with. But they must. Progress on the low-carbon energy transition cannot be delayed for many reasons. Joshua Burke, Energy and Environment Research Fellow at the Policy Exchange, and author of … Continue reading New report calls for UK government to take new approach to encourage investment in energy efficiency

Britain’s energy transition is a bumpy ride

Andrew Warren, Chairman of the British Energy Efficiency Federation, and a regular contributor to EiD, has written another excellent and thoughtful article on the Business Green website. Sadly, much of the EU’s Energy Performance of Buildings Directive that is an excellent foundation for the country’s energy efficiency strategy is going unenforced. While this is about … Continue reading Britain’s energy transition is a bumpy ride

Coming to grips with the energy transition in Britain

Andrew Warren, in the July/August issue of Energy in Buildings & Industry magazine, argues that the gradual decline in energy use in the UK in the last ten years has been a triumph for energy efficiency. Current policy might begin to unravel the spectacular gains that have been made. Andrew is Chairman of the British … Continue reading Coming to grips with the energy transition in Britain

With Britain leaving EU, there is still need to maintain appropriate regulations

Andrew Warren, chairman of the British Energy Efficiency Federation, warns energy saving product rules that slash domestic and business costs could be at risk post-Brexit. The article first appeared on the Business Green website. Importantly, Andrew’s comments were echoed by Energy Institute vice president and former National Grid CEO Steve Holliday who warned that "the … Continue reading With Britain leaving EU, there is still need to maintain appropriate regulations

American energy efficiency policies and programmes in bumpy ride

Daily we are reading something new about the Trump administration and it is a concern what is happening to climate and energy policies. Lauren Urbanek writes a good article on the Natural Resources Defense Council website about some of the positive and the negative developments recently.   Efficiency Standards: A Few Steps Forward, A Few … Continue reading American energy efficiency policies and programmes in bumpy ride

What is happening to America’s climate and energy policies?

With the Trump administration’s budget proposals, we are seeing some dramatic cuts in agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. Yes, the EU and the G7 are trying to get Trump to reverse his position on climate change but how that gets resolved is hard to know at this point. … Continue reading What is happening to America’s climate and energy policies?

India setting good example renovating state government buildings

Living in Europe, we watch how central governments are meeting their obligation to renovation a certain percentage of its buildings annually. The Times of India writes about an initiative in India to do something similar. It would be good to know of other such initiatives.   1500 state government buildings to be made energy efficient … Continue reading India setting good example renovating state government buildings

Worrying developments in Britain’s policies to save energy

The Energy Efficiency First theme may be a priority elsewhere, but in Britain the priority for improved energy efficiency seems to be waning. Andrew Warren, a regular contributor to EiD and chairman of the British Energy Efficiency Federation, provides an article on recent developments in the UK that are disturbing to say the least. This … Continue reading Worrying developments in Britain’s policies to save energy