energy efficiency policy Articles

  • Energy efficiency policy in Slovenia

    Slovenia set up its own energy efficiency policy in the Strategy of Energy Use and Supply of Slovenia, adopted by the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia in early 1996. Energy efficiency policy in Slovenia is in harmony with the European Commission's policy concerning the promotion of energy efficiency. The new Energy Act, adopted in September 1999, defines energy efficiency as equally ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Energy efficiency policies and measures in Hungary

    The article analyses Hungarian energy efficiency policies and measures in different sectors. The energy efficiency measures are ranked in the following sectors: energy, industry, transport, household and tertiary. The primary and final energy intensities and the energy efficiency index are examined in the frame of macroeconomic analysis. The energy consumption trends and the driving forces are ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Midwest manufacturing snapshot : energy use and efficiency policies

    The workforce and economies of Midwestern states are more reliant on manufacturing than in any other U.S. region. Like the U.S. as a whole, during the past decade, the Midwest lost one-third of its total manufacturing workforce. With the central focus of state governments on economic development, there is a growing interest in understanding how industrial energy efficiency investments could ...

  • Southeast energy policy briefs

    The World Resources Institute (WRI)—together with the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA), Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE), and Southface—compiled high-level overviews of regional opportunities to enhance energy efficiency, develop renewable electric power resources, and manage water-energy ...

  • Urban energy policy design

    Over 60 per cent of global energy demand is consumed in cities, where roughly half of the world's population lives. Moreover, the urban population is expected to continue increasing rapidly due to growing urbanisation in emerging economies and developing countries, putting cities at the centre of the sustainable energy challenge. Cities can play an important role in the application of sustainable ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Energy Policy Scenarios to 2050

    So much has changed in the world of energy since WEC last prepared scenarios in the 1990s. While these were updated at the turn of the century to take into account new assumptions about population, the prices of oil and gas, climate change, and technology developments, it became apparent that the real issues today are the emergence of massive new energy demand in China and India, the market power ...


    By World Energy Council

  • Cooperation between the developed and transformation countries in the area of efficient energy conservation policy

    In the article, the fundamental problems of cooperation between developed countries and transformation countries in Central and Eastern Europe are discussed. Due to the research carried out in this connection, both positive and also negative development trends were analysed. The results obtained in the above-mentioned research also permitted recommendations to be made for the improvement of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • General problems of the policy of efficient energy consumption in Central and Eastern European countries

    In this article, the results of studies provided from the former Polish Ministry of Planning and Institute of Environment Engineering of the Polish Academy of Sciences, concerning energy conservation policy in Central and Eastern European countries, experiences from former centrally planned economies working towards transition conditions, were analysed. The general problems regarding the economy ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Energy efficiency for sustainable development in Russia: renewables, new technologies and policy issues

    This paper assesses possible ways to efficient energy use for sustainable development in Russia. Based on the research of the Energy Institute (EnIn), Moscow, [1,2], analysis of different studies of the power sector in Russia is provided to generalise the state of the art in energy production, distribution and consumption, and technological innovations for renewable resources utilisation. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Resource‑efficient green economy and EU policies

    Green economy as a strategy Originally seen as a useful policy approach to tackle the economic and financial crisis that began in 2008, the green economy is, today, seen as a strategic way of delivering a fairer society living in a better environment. Three objectives underly the green economy approach: improving resource efficiency, ensuring ecosystem resilience, and enhancing social ...

  • Senix Water Level Sensors Drive Irrigation Automation Project

    Australia’s Water Crisis Irrigation management is serious business in Australia especially within the Murray-Darling Basin, a 1,000,000 square kilometer watershed that is home to Australia’s most productive agricultural land. The basin’s 23 rivers have ...


    By Senix Corporation

  • Renewable energy and energy efficiency in Bulgaria

    The interest in renewable energy sources (RESs) utilisation and energy efficiency improvement programmes in Bulgaria reflects the changes in the field of energy policy worldwide and in Europe. Now energy management becomes a great problem of inner policy of Bulgarian government. In the last few years there has been a growing attention to the RESs applications. Bulgaria has one of Southern ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Energy and climate policy: colleagues or competitors?

    Forecasts and scenarios foresee increasing levels of energy consumption and CO2 emission. Even without strong interventionist policies, the CO2 growth rate may level off. The question is whether this slow-down will be in time from a climate perspective. A combination of early CO2 stabilisation in the OECD, Eastern Europe and the former USSR in combination with more expenditure on R&D might enable ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Some elements of energy conservation policy under the energy policy guidelines of Poland

    This paper discusses the energy conservation policy issues in the context of an overall state energy policy, including regulations which came into force under the new Energy Law provisions. As a result of the analysis performed, it was confirmed that in the period of market transformation in Poland, a key factor of energy efficiency improvement would be an appropriate energy pricing policy. At ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • Obama and the reinvention of energy efficiency

    The energy efficiency industry received a nice boost this week during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. Obama called for cutting energy use by half over the next 20 years. Such attention comes at a significant point in the history of the energy efficiency movement, one when it appears to be re-inventing itself again, and in a way that ...

  • Integrating sustainability in energy policy modelling

    As a major challenge to humanity, sustainable development calls for safe, environmentally sound, and economically viable energy pathways. This is a global challenge, not only to energy policy change and defining operational terms of sustainability, but also to improving analytical tools and modelling frameworks. To this end, fundamental requirements of sustainable development are discussed from a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Energy efficiency and calling in the dogs

    By Elisa Wood January 26, 2011   My dogs came in immediately when I called them tonight. The cookies I’ve recently begun serving up upon their return seem be making an impression.  At last they see a reason to leave behind all the fun things to chase in the woods.   Yes, I’ve been slow to understand – or at least enact – the basic ...

  • Analysis of the impacts of building energy efficiency policies and technical improvements on China's future energy demand

    In this paper, the LEAP (Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning system) 2000 model and scenario analysis were utilised to study the impact of implementing building energy efficiency policies and promoting related technical improvements on China's future building energy demand up to 2020. In the coming 20 years, China's building energy consumption is expected to increase and will be the main ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Energy efficiency highlights in transformation period and updating of energy policy of Poland up to 2005

    This paper presents some important macroeconomic components characterising the energy economy in Poland during the transition period 1995-2000. Evaluation of primary energy use in Poland has been made in two separate energy flows firstly, energy in the production sector and secondly, energy consumed by households. The comparison of energy productivity in Poland and the EU in 2000 shows 50% of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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