G20 Energy Efficiency Investment Toolkit launched

The G20 is taking our sustainable development seriously. An important area is energy and in the past few years the G20 has shown leadership by, in part, approving an energy efficiency action plan. That has unleashed and expanded a range of activities. The International Partnership for Energy Efficiency (IPEEC) Secretariat oversees and coordinates the G20’s … Continue reading G20 Energy Efficiency Investment Toolkit launched

More action needed to meet energy goals by 2030, new report finds

Deutsche Welle, Germany’s international broadcaster, reports on a new report from the World Bank that highlights that efforts to provide clean energy to the poor are not meeting their goals and that a greater effort is needed.   Getting clean power to the poor hits a bump A fresh report by the World Bank and … Continue reading More action needed to meet energy goals by 2030, new report finds

New report from European Environment Agency

The European Environment Agency shows that the energy transition is well underway in Europe in the deployment of renewable energy.   Renewables assuming greater role in the EU energy mix, helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions The EEA report ‘Renewable energy in Europe 2017,’ shows that renewables have become a major contributor to the energy … Continue reading New report from European Environment Agency

Coming to grips with air pollution in Europe

Air pollution has significant impacts on the health of Europeans, particularly in urban areas, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). While air quality is slowly improving, air pollution remains the single largest environmental health hazard in Europe, resulting in a lower quality of life due to illnesses and an estimated … Continue reading Coming to grips with air pollution in Europe

Turkey: IEA publishes in-depth review of energy policies and programmes

Since the in-depth review in 2009, the International Energy Agency believes Turkey has made significant progress in reforming its energy sector. The report states that completing the reforms will allow Turkey to tap into its renewable and energy efficiency potentials. The review is available as a free download here. Meanwhile, it is good to see … Continue reading Turkey: IEA publishes in-depth review of energy policies and programmes

BUILD UP Webinar – Report presentation: Energy Transition of the EU Building Stock

How to transform the building stock from being an energy waster to being a positive element in the EU energy system and the EU economy? Do the EU’s climate and energy targets meet the needs and expectations of the energy renovation market in the EU? How to maximise on 2016 as the ‘year of delivery … Continue reading BUILD UP Webinar – Report presentation: Energy Transition of the EU Building Stock

The growing impact of air pollution

EiD over the years has had many posts relating to the problems from air pollution. Now a new World Bank report documents the impact. John Vidal writes in The Guardian that air pollution costs the world trillions of dollars a year and severely impedes development in many countries   Air pollution costs trillions and holds … Continue reading The growing impact of air pollution

Signals 2016 – Towards green and smart mobility

The European Environment Agency (EEA) has recently published a new report on our evolving transport system. Transport plays a critical role in the way we live. Our food, clothes and household waste all need to be transported, contributing to our economy and quality of life. But the increasing use of planes, cars and other fossil-fuel … Continue reading Signals 2016 – Towards green and smart mobility

New IEA report gives some stark warnings about impact of air pollution

Recently the International Energy Agency came out with an important report on energy and air pollution. This is timely as cities and countries tackle this increasingly important issue. Tim Buckley, Director of Energy Finance Studies, Australasia for the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, wrote an important analysis of the report on the RenewEconomy … Continue reading New IEA report gives some stark warnings about impact of air pollution

European Environment Agency publishes important new report on resource efficiency

At some point, our policies are going to have to take a more integrated approach because at some point we come to the limits of growth, given demographics and a myriad of other factors. While many of us work in specific areas – such as energy efficiency – at some point we have to take … Continue reading European Environment Agency publishes important new report on resource efficiency