UK has sixth-highest rate of excess winter deaths in Europe

Fuel poverty is gaining more attention and research is definitely needed to better understand how it can be effectively addressed. Ben Chapman writes on The Independent website about a new report by National Energy Action and climate-change charity E3G. Not in the report is a good quote by one of the authors, Pedro Guertler, a … Continue reading UK has sixth-highest rate of excess winter deaths in Europe

New report on building energy efficiency renovations

The International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) has been active promoting energy efficiency since its founding in 2009. Its membership now includes 17 of the Group of 20 (G20) economies, which represent over 80% of global energy use and over 80% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions IPEEC’s Buildings Energy Efficiency Task Group (BEET) … Continue reading New report on building energy efficiency renovations

Understanding why we need to unlock investments in energy efficiency

Recently, the International Energy Agency published its latest market report on energy efficiency. Jennifer Romero-Torres, Senior Financial Sector Specialist for the South Asia Regional Department at the Asian Development Bank uses that report to discuss investments in energy efficiency in an article on the Eco-Business website.   Energy efficiency: Why not enough is being invested … Continue reading Understanding why we need to unlock investments in energy efficiency

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

Important new study on world energy demand

The quality assurance and risk management company DNV GL has just published its Energy Transition Outlook. Kelvin Ross reviews the report on the Power Engineering International website.   World energy demand to plateau from 2030 says DNV GL report Energy efficiency will improve faster than global economic growth due to the rapid electrification of the … Continue reading Important new study on world energy demand

New report on energy efficiency potential in Canada

Canada has had a stop-start approach to energy efficiency policies and programmes since the first oil crises. The problem is that the economy is very energy intensive and for a variety of reasons, it is necessary to address these issues. A new report by the Conference Board of Canada explains where the country is and … Continue reading New report on energy efficiency potential in Canada

New report on mainstreaming climate compatible development

The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) supports decision-makers in designing and delivering climate compatible development. We do this by combining research, advisory services and knowledge management in support of locally owned and managed policy processes. CDKN is currently funded over seven-year period from March 2010 to April 2017 by the UK Department for International … Continue reading New report on mainstreaming climate compatible development

Why we can accept much more ambition in the EU energy saving strategy

Having introduced the report in a post last week, EiD is pleased to see a recent article by the report’s author, Yamina Saheb, on the EurActiv website. Yamina shows that there will be no negative impact on EU competitiveness. Importantly, this conclusion is buried within the European Commission’s own modelling results. For those with any … Continue reading Why we can accept much more ambition in the EU energy saving strategy

New underwriter’s guide to facilitate energy efficiency improvements in the US

After having reported on a new G20 investment toolkit last week, Lindsay Robbins writes on the Natural Resources Defense Council website about a new investment handbook to help lenders in the US. They are hoping this will be part of the standard mortgage lending process.   New Lender Guide Unlocks Potential for Efficiency Upgrades The … Continue reading New underwriter’s guide to facilitate energy efficiency improvements in the US

It is hard to be against a 40% energy savings target

A timely report released this week by OpenExp provides evidence that all the arguments against 40% energy savings target are irrelevant! The report entitled “Clean Energy for All Europeans – Do the Commission’s Impact Assessments Assign the Right Role to Energy Efficiency?” is based on the Commission’s modelling results included in the EED and the … Continue reading It is hard to be against a 40% energy savings target