Tagged with Not-for-profit

A real gold mine of information

A real gold mine of information

Young volunteers for the environment from the Climate and Development Network (Réseau Climat & Développement) have come up with a document listing more than 200 information sites on economic, social and environmental issues.  While the names of the various sites are in French the web address frequently uses the English name so it’s easy to … Continue reading

New energy efficiency organisation launches in the UK

New energy efficiency organisation launches in the UK

A new not-for-profit organisation the Energy Efficiency Partnership for Buildings (EEPB) has been launched in the UK. It replaces the Energy Efficiency Partnership for Homes, which traditionally did a lot of work with local authorities, housing associations and charities, particularly in regards to fuel poverty. The EEPB’s objectives include the development of industry-agreed solutions to barriers … Continue reading

New report on industrial energy management

New report on industrial energy management

The International Energy Agency (IEA), in partnership with the Institute for Industrial Productivity (IIP), has published “Energy Management Programmes for Industry: Gaining Through Saving.” This report is part of IEA’s Policy Pathway publication series detailing implementation of the “IEA 25 Energy Efficiency Policy Recommendations.”  The report is available on the IEA website. The document details proposals … Continue reading

Employment impacts from retrofitting Poland’s buildings

Employment impacts from retrofitting Poland’s buildings

Central European University in Budapest has just published Employment Impacts of a Large-Scale Deep Building Energy Retrofit Programme in Poland.  The report was funded by the European Climate Foundation. The research demonstrates that up to 84% of energy used to heat Polish buildings, and corresponding CO 2 emissions – can be avoided by a wide-spread … Continue reading

Focus on industrial energy efficiency

Focus on industrial energy efficiency

After slumbering for many years, it is back, moving up the policy agenda.  Improvement of energy efficiency in industry was a focus of attention after the oil crises of the 1970s because it could be done quickly.  There was a lot of progress, with a combination of monitoring (actually counting energy consumption in a factory), … Continue reading

Légion d’Honneur

Légion d’Honneur

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has named Dr. Hélène Connor, founder and chairman of HELIO International, a recipient of the 2012 Légion d’Honneur in recognition of her four decades of visionary work in promoting environmental protection, sustainable energy and participatory governance. Hélène and I worked together for more than 12 years and she has been one … Continue reading