energy efficiency regulation Articles

  • Regulation of water service and efficient use of water

    This report highlights the need for policies targeted to sustainable use of water, which, at the same time, affect water service providers and the environment. Experience from several European countries can help us to identify efficient regulation mechanisms and the effect they could have on the Italian water sector. Some elements of United Kingdom regulation and some of the energy regulation in ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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 ...

  • Energy efficiency without trying (and with)

    John Lennon wrote that life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.  Apparently, the same is true of energy efficiency. Energy savings happen when we’re busy doing other things – Internet-based things specifically. We use email, bank online and download music not to save energy, but to make life easier and more interesting.  Energy efficiency is a ...

  • Smart energy needs smarter regulation

    As Europe’s smart energy community looks forward to coming together at European Utility Week (EUW) 2016 in Barcelona later this year, Global Smart Grid Federation’s Ronnie Belmans looks at how energy regulation could be refocused to the benefit of the industry and consumers. A recent survey of EUW’s Advisory Board Members revealed that almost 70 per cent of them thought that ...


    By Synergy Events

  • Implementing the new national Regulation for Energy Efficiency in Buildings (KENAK): Role and responsibility of the Energy Auditors

    The new Regulation for Buildings Energy Performance (KENAK) has been recently adopted within national legislation and expected to comprise an integral part of all future developments in the building sector in Greece. The regulation will undoubtedly significantly affect the construction of new buildings through the introduction of energy performance standards. Furthermore, the real estate market ...


    By LDK Consultants

  • Energy efficiency in buildings - facts & trends

    Urgent action is needed to reduce energy use in buildings and remove the barriers to addressing this major cause of carbon dioxide emissions. The World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s (WBCSD) Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EEB) project will develop a roadmap from a business perspective, outlining the critical steps needed to transform buildings’ energy consumption. The project has ...

  • Building Experience: Energy Efficient Buildings

    Issue: The development of large commercial, governmental and even residential buildings which take advantage of energy efficient design and incorporate on-site renewable energy sources could have a major impact on achieving and maintaining Kyoto targets on reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the future. Although demonstration sites across Europe have been built, the lessons learnt in their ...


  • Energy Efficiency prospects: What to watch

    Events unfolding in two US Northeast states – New York and Massachusetts – signal increased business opportunity for energy efficiency companies, green architects, lighting contractors, smart grid innovators and others in the business of saving energy. First, the energy efficiency world should keep an eye on debate over the possible shutdown of the Indian Point nuclear power plant in ...

  • Utilities: friend or foe of energy efficiency?

    With oil prices so high, talk again has turned to making the U.S. more energy efficient. In the power industry, utilities have been typically charged with this mission. Or to more aptly describe it, they have gotten dragged, kicking and screaming, into helping their customers use less electricity. You can’t blame them for resisting. An electric utility is a business that makes its money ...

  • Energy Efficiency Economics: Beyond 101

    At first blush, the economics of energy efficiency seem straightforward. A business installs lighting controls or some other improvement. The business then sees its energy costs drop. From the savings, the business repays the investment over weeks, months or years, and then turns a profit on the asset. While that ...

  • 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

  • Energy Regulator Sets Out Energy Savings Measures in Paper

    THE National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) has published a consultation paper with measures to encourage rapid and large-scale implementation of energy savings, in line with government policy on energy efficiency. http://saaea.blogspot.com/2010/06/energy-regulator-sets-out-energy.html ...

  • Costs and Benefits of Energy Efficient Lighting and Technology

    In developed nations, lighting accounts for a large portion of the entire amount of electrical power consumed. In the United States, lighting is responsible for approximately 20% of total electricity consumption. In Canada, up to 50% of the electricity used in residential areas is consumed by lighting. In the US and Canada, lighting accounts for about 35% of the electricity used in commercial ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Project TREE - Transfer Renewable Energy Efficiency

    TREE stands for Transfer Renewable Energy & Efficiency. TREE is a German scholarship program. TREE facilitates know-how transfer and capacity building in renewable energies, energy efficiency and climate protection, for decision makers, high potentials and engineers from developing and emerging countries. The TREE project, started in 2008 and run by the Renewables Academy AG (RENAC), is ...

  • Energy Efficient Products: the case of Latin America

    Companies manufacturing and selling appliances, equipment and lighting in Latin America (LA) face a growing demand from governments and consumers: reducing energy consumption. In a region of about 20 countries, where Spanish is the dominant language and regulatory systems are based on similar legal models, this demand wouldn’t seem to be a significant regulatory problem to energy-using ...

  • Are the number crunchers forgetting about energy efficiency?

    What is good news for the environment is often bad news for the economy. Or least that’s the conventional wisdom. The thinking is bolstered by government findings that industrial activity and Gross Domestic Product will drop if the nation adopts a leading proposal before Congress to reduce greenhouse gases. But the number crunchers may be forgetting an important input: Energy efficiency. So says ...

  • Energy efficiency management in India: a supply side perspective

    The rapid pace of India's industrial development has altered the demand-supply situation for power generation and also set the process of opening up of markets by state regulators. In the backdrop of the expected growth rate of 9% envisaged for the Indian economy, power sector requires a capacity addition of 78,000 MW in the 11th Plan with the objective of 'power for all by 2012'. During fiscal ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • Efficient aeration system boosts energy savings

    A new efficient aeration system saves the Ontario, Ore., wastewater treatment facility $47,000 annually in energy costs. Besides giving this community a financial boost, the new system netted additional equipment cost savings by cutting aeration horsepower by more than half at the plant. The environmentally conscious city, located in the Oregon/Idaho border area, is meeting all of its effluent ...

  • Reducing the Economic Friction of Regulation

    Last month, we looked at two distinctly different bioenergy business models that are merging. Energy profit centers and waste cost-recovery facilities are learning the benefits of each other's business model. The resulting projects generate maximum revenue with lower production costs. The same kind of business model duality occurs in biomass energy regulation. There are more than two kinds of ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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