energy efficiency directive Articles

  • Legislation: The Energy Efficiency Directive

    The European Parliament will debate and subsequently vote on the Energy Efficiency Directive on 11 and 12 September 2012. If the Council agrees with the outcome of Parliament's first reading, then the legislative text will be adopted and will come into force once it is published in the Official Journal. If an agreement between the two institutions is not reached, the proposal will then be sent ...


  • Turning the Energy Efficiency Directive into a positive value driver

    The European Union is steadily moving toward a united energy front. In 2012, the EU created the Energy Efficiency Directive and set out to reach 20 percent energy efficiency within eight years. According to the European Commission, the executive body of the EU, this directive will require all EU countries to use energy more ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Capturing biogas energy to increase your business profits while safeguarding the environment

    Methane is a biogas produced from swine or cow manure, as well as food processing and meat packing waste. Methane is a natural gas, that when left uncollected, contributes to the harmful greenhouse gases in the earth’s atmosphere. When biogas is captured under a cover and becomes concentrated, it creates a corrosive and toxic byproduct called hydrogen sulfide. The gas generates a rotten egg ...

  • Energy directives update

    December 2008 has seen the agreement of a significant range of new energy and climate change measures by EU ministers. The EU Energy & Climate Change Package, as agreed 17th December 2008, includes; Energy Efficiency, EU ETS Phase III, Effort-sharing in non-EU ETS sectors, Renewable Energy, Fuel Quality and Carbon Capture & Storage. However, not all Directives were new or were changed, some were ...

  • Free eguide explains latest changes to heat network UK regulations

    Community heating specialist Switch2 Energy Limited has published a guide to the latest legislative changes affecting the UK's communal energy and district heating schemes and what they mean for heat suppliers. Important updates to the ...


    By Switch2 Energy Limited

  • 100 Simple Ways To Save Water

    To improve water conservation install a rain sensor, it turns off your irrigation when it rains. Use a weather-based controller. The use of smart controllers can reduce water usage 24% a year on average. Learn about available rebate programs ...


    By Jain Irrigation, Inc

  • Best states for energy efficiency

    If you live in Connecticut, California, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York, Texas, North Carolina, New Jersey or Ohio your state is doing something right – a lot right – when it comes to energy efficiency. The ten states deserve kudos, in that order, for policies that encourage energy efficiency, according to a report issued this week by the Center for American Progress ...


    By Energy Efficiency Markets

  • Energy efficiency and a cold marriage

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    By Energy Efficiency Markets

  • Environmental Efficiency analysis of China industry sector: a directional distance function approach

    The issue of environment has become a main hurdle to sustainable development in China. In this paper we apply the directional distance function approach to construct an Environmental Efficiency (EE) index within a Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) framework considering both desirable and undesirable outputs. The proposed approach has been applied to study the EE of the Chinese industry at the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How to become energy efficiency’s #1

    It’s easy to get the impression that technology game-changers happen in a near flash. And the stories of Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Apple leave us thinking that genius pops right out of the dorm room.   But in the energy industry it’s not that easy. The innovation we see today often stems from years of late nights, deep discussion and hard negotiation.   ...


    By Energy Efficiency Markets

  • US Dominance in Alternative Energy and Energy Efficient Technologies

    20 years ago there were very few people who would have thought that international competitiveness to be number one would involve much of anything outside military, aerospace or, computer technologies. The last thing anyone probably expected would be a race to be the top producer of the most efficient and environmentally safe technologies on earth. Yet that is precisely what is taking place right ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • The 14 best states for energy efficiency

    Once a “token gesture,” energy efficiency is now increasingly becoming a “first fuel” — the resource utilities seek before any other, even before renewable energy or other in-favor generation sources. So says the report, “Meeting Aggressive New State Goals for Utility-Sector Energy Efficiency: Examining Key Factors Associated with High Savings,” issued today by the American Council for an ...

  • EU Directive on the Landfill of Waste

    The Commission has adopted a new Proposal on the Landfill of Waste. The objective of this Proposal is to reduce the impact of waste disposal on the environment. Disposal of waste is the option of last resort in the hierarchy of waste management principles as stated by the Commission in its Waste Strategy Review of July 1996. In the Review the Commission gives clear preference to minimization and ...


  • Now where did I put that energy efficiency?

    Sort of like my car keys, “the forgotten memory doesn't disappear - we just can't remember where we put it.” So says Jonah Lehrer, one of my favorite bloggers and contributing editor at Wired.What’s memory got to do with electric power? It appears we keep misplacing energy efficiency. When critics – even sometimes supporters – talk about reducing greenhouse gases, they forget to calculate whether ...

  • Why is the reality of energy efficiency so bleak?

    Considering that making money and creating wealth is the primary objective in every business, one would expect companies to squeeze out every bit of profit from their operations by making them efficient and technologically advanced. However, the reality of energy efficiency seems to be still a bit bleak and most companies are so preoccupied with external factors that contribute to top-line ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Can low-income housing be energy efficient and affordable?

    Residents of low-income housing need energy efficiency more than others, but are less likely to be able to afford it. How to escape the Catch-22? In Ann Arbor, Michigan, the local housing commission is completing floor-by-floor renovations in the five-story Baker Commons public housing ...


    By Ensia

  • Breathe easy: The importance of emission reduction and energy efficiency

    Breathe easy Blue oil mist is an unwelcome by-product of industrial work in the energy sector. contec specialises in high-powered, energy efficient and environmentally friendly oil mist filtration systems that reduce health risks and are an inexpensive alternative to traditional exhaust piping. The high concentrations of blue oil mist produced by industrial ...

  • Energy Efficiency, Pollution Prevention, and the Bottom Line

    Introduction For many years, efforts to promote energy efficiency and pollution prevention (P2) traveled on parallel paths. Most energy efficiency advocates considered only the energy savings aspects of their projects and most proponents of P2 did not include energy on their list of sources of pollution. More recently, the two groups promoting energy efficiency and P2 have begun to realize the ...

  • How to calculate payback – The Case for Energy Efficiency

    With yet another round of government legislation mandating companies to monitor their energy efficiency coming into force this year, are business managers embracing the sustainability agenda being enforced in the UK? The general industry view appears to be that while companies are doing all they can to comply with an increasingly onerous set of ...


    By Brixsus Energy

  • Energy efficiency: The unsung hero of our times

    As our economy continues to sputter, one little-noticed industry has been booming for a while now: energy efficiency. The sector is hiring like crazy -- a fact that speaks volumes about the close relationship between clean energy and the economic recovery that we're all waiting for. Energy efficiency could save us all. My firm works with utilities, government agencies, housing authorities, and ...

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