“Shepherding good ideas from inception to actual use”

It is always good to see a major institute such as the World Resources Institute give a strong endorsement and priority to energy efficiency. Carl Weinschenk writes on the Energy Manager Today website about an important new report by WRI on accelerating energy efficiency. Give us your views on the report.   The World Resources … Continue reading “Shepherding good ideas from inception to actual use”

UNEP Inquiry Publishes New Report on Sustainable Finance in the EU

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System initiative published a new report entitled Building a Sustainable Financial System in the European Union. Building a sustainable financial system in the European Union can support long-term economic and environmental goals, boost international competitiveness, and advance the EU’s strategic role … Continue reading UNEP Inquiry Publishes New Report on Sustainable Finance in the EU

Monitoring implementation of energy efficiency obligations under the EU Energy Efficiency Directive

For anyone who has had any involvement with the 2012 Energy Efficiency Directive, it is well known that this is a complex framework directive that requires considerable effort to achieve the expected impact. Jan Rosenow writes an important blog on the Sussex Energy Group at SPRU website about a recent study he has been involved … Continue reading Monitoring implementation of energy efficiency obligations under the EU Energy Efficiency Directive

Important new report on renewables from European Environment Agency

The EEA has recently published an important report on the benefits we are deriving from renewables.   Renewables increasingly curbing reliance on fossil fuels The use of fossil fuels across the European Union continues to decline due in part to increased consumption of renewable energy sources like wind, solar and biomass, according to a report … Continue reading Important new report on renewables from European Environment Agency

Two important new reports

There are two important new reports that EiD wants to bring to your attention.   • Energy efficiency as infrastructure: leaping the investment gap This is an important briefing paper by Ada Ámon and Ingrid Holmes for E3G. As Europe moves to implement the Paris Climate Agreement, two-thirds of its low carbon energy infrastructure investment … Continue reading Two important new reports

Important new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency

EiD is always arguing that energy policy needs to be re-thought because business as usual simply cannot continue if we are to have a meaningful transition to a sustainable energy future. IRENA has just published second edition of a report that helps the process.   REthinking Energy: Renewable Energy and Climate Change Renewable energy offers … Continue reading Important new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency

New report from eceee assesses how setting interest rates affects the Commission’s energy modelling

Increasingly, the European Commission is being challenged that its energy modelling is undervaluing the full set of benefits of energy efficiency. The modelling, many are saying, has faulty assumptions, particularly on discount rates. There have been concerns for years but as the review of current energy efficiency policies is set to take place to see … Continue reading New report from eceee assesses how setting interest rates affects the Commission’s energy modelling

IEA publishes medium term energy efficiency market report

With less fanfare than for the launch of the IEA’s renewable energy market report, its 2015 report on energy efficiency markets was published this week. Unlike the renewable energy report, this one for energy efficiency is free as a COP21 special offer. Joshua S Hill reviews the report on the CleanTechnica website.   Energy Efficiency … Continue reading IEA publishes medium term energy efficiency market report

Reviewing the IEA’s new report on the renewable energy market

When the IEA publishes a new report, it makes news and such is true with the new report on the renewable energy market. Importantly, the IEA’s Executive Director, Fatih Birol, launched the report in Istanbul at a G20 energy ministers meeting. Joshua S Hill provides a good post on it from the CleanTechnica website. Readers … Continue reading Reviewing the IEA’s new report on the renewable energy market