european energy manager Articles

  • Powering Renewable Programs: The Utility Perspective

    When considering how to build out a renewable energy portfolio, there are a lot of factors and many points of view to consider. For purposes of this narrative, we will take the point of view of the electric utility itself. Your electricity providers are quite familiar with the concept of a “smart grid.” According to the Department of Energy (DOE), a smart grid “generally refers ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • 10 things you need to know about the circular economy

    10 things you need to know about the circular economy A working circular economy could be a practical solution to the planet’s emerging resource problems. Here’s 10 facts you should know. 1. Why do we need one? The circular economy is touted as a practical solution to the planet’s emerging resource crunch. Reserves of key resources such ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Management of environmental and energy economy systems of Central and Eastern European countries

    In this paper, the efficiency of institutional support for energy and environmental economy problems in Central and Eastern European countries (on different levels) is discussed. The results of the research provided by the International Centre on Energy and Environmental Policy (ICEEP) in 2001-2002 are considered. These results permit recommendations for managers interested in efficient ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Energy demand simulation for East European countries

    The analysis and created statistical models of energy consumption tendencies in the European Union (EU25), including new countries in transition, are presented. The EU15 market economy countries and countries in transition are classified into six clusters by relative indicators of Gross Domestic Product (GDP/P) and energy demand (W/P) per capita. The specified statistical models of energy ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Enerit helps European Schools become Energy Efficient

    Enerit are a key member of a consortium of energy specialists from across Europe under the EU VERYSchool project for energy efficient schools. VERYSchool will integrate smart LED lighting, smart metering, BEMS, energy simulation and energy action management software into a platform called the “Energy Action Navigator” and demonstrate it in four Pilot locations in Europe. ...


    By Enerit Ltd

  • Climate change and a European low-carbon energy system

    Summary This report presents an assessment of possible greenhouse gas emission reduction pathways made feasible by global action and a transition to a low-carbon energy system in Europe by 2030. It analyses trends and projections for emissions of greenhouse gases and the development of underlying trends in the energy sector. It also describes the ...

  • European Academy of Management activities on energy and environment risk management in Central and Eastern Europe

    The article explains the beginning of EMA cooperation with CEE countries after the transition of their government systems and deals with specific energy and environmental solutions, which have caused a substantive increase in uncertainty degree in relevant decision making processes. Evaluations of the Polish experience have a decisive part in this respect. An important increase of exchange of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • European Power Markets in Transition

    With European energy markets in transition, all market participants now face a number of potentially tricky challenges. A combination of EU initiatives, increasingly invasive regulations and a backdrop of falling and less volatile commodity prices, have precipitated an era of change and uncertainty in which there are fewer trading opportunities and profits are harder to come by. Analysis ...


    By Powel AS

  • European nuclear education network

    In most countries within the European Union that rely to a significant extent on nuclear power, neither undergraduate nor PhD education is producing a sufficient number of engineers and doctors to fill the needs of the industry. As a result of an EU-supported project, a new education organisation, European Nuclear Education Network (ENEN), has recently been established, with the aim to establish ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Lean and energy management

    Lean manufacturing principles have been practiced in the US for decades and for most manufacturing companies, energy management programs are consistent with Lean initiatives.  In fact, many energy efficiency improvements can result from lean manufacturing programs without actually focusing on energy savings. Examples include: Process improvement projects can deliver a more consistent ...


    By RTS Consulting Inc.

  • Establishment of a European energy policy think-tank: necessity or luxury?

    A new research agenda and ground breaking approaches should be adopted in order to overcome energy system inertia and pass through the current carbon constrained economy to new prosperous and more sustainable energy development paths. The wide consensus of the energy sector community (business, academic, policy, etc.) is considered a necessity for the success of such a challenging undertake. In ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Decision support system framework of the PRIMES energy model of the European Commission

    PRIMES is a large scale model of the energy systems of European Union member-states linked together through energy markets. The PRIMES software is based on a full-scale decision support system (DSS) framework, which is presented in the paper. The DSS framework of PRIMES intends to support the seamless integration of data management, model running and reporting. The system is based on a common ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A global setting for European environmental monitoring — measuring what we must manage

    Food production, energy security, the availability of safe drinking water and healthy ecosystems are all drivers of stable economic growth. The recent economic upheavals have underlined this fact and shown just how important it is that the planet's natural capital is managed as well as its economic assets if society's basic needs are to be met. Today's international frameworks, conventions and ...

  • Green CSR practices: a European approach

    In their business strategy, companies incorporate their concerns on global environmental problems by setting their principles on sustainability with CSR. An in depth analysis will provide a general view of how European companies express their environmental concerns through green management. A comparative content analysis of European companies is conducted in order to find the similarities or ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Management changes in the Lithuanian energy sector

    Lithuania was invited at the end of 2002 to become a member of the European Union and to join NATO. The country, being in transition from a centrally planned to a free market economy, is experiencing fundamental transformations. Lithuania has inherited an energy sector with a comparatively good technical infrastructure but inappropriate for a small independent state. In order to transform the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Towards an European Fuel Cell Strategy

     Head of Unit 'Energy Consumption Technology' At the onset of the Fourth Framework Programme for Community research and technological development including demonstration, a ten year fuel cell strategy for Europe was published in 1995 jointly by DG XII (Directorate General for Science, Research and Development) and DG XVII (Directorate General for Energy). The interest of the European ...

  • Energy risk management with carbon assets

    This article proposes a mean-variance optimisation and portfolio frontier analysis of energy risk management with carbon assets, introduced in January 2005 as part of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme. In a stylised exercise, we compute returns, standard deviations and correlations for various asset classes from April 2005 to January 2009. Our central result features an expected return of 3% with a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Risk management issues in the Romanian energy sector

    Romania, a country in transition to a market economy, is associated to the European Union and has applied to become a member. It signed the European Energy Charter and is highly committed to harmonising its legislation with EU laws and regulations. In 2001, the Romanian Government approved 'The National Strategy for Development of Romanian Energy Sector' in the medium-term. The main objective of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • European waters - current status and future challenges - a synthesis

    The Europe 2020 strategy is the European Union's strategy for economic growth in Europe over the next decade. This strategy envisages the development of a 'greener', more environmentally friendly economy in Europe. Sustainable water management is a critical element of this green economy because healthy and resilient ecosystems provide the services needed to sustain human well‑being and our ...

  • Brussels` Golden taps leave Europeans Thirsty

    Water is the driving force of all nature, Leonardo da Vinci used to say. Without it, life would be extinct. Humans need water to drink, shower, grow crops, make fabric for their clothes and hundreds of other things. The United Nations has declared water a human right. So, how powerful and dangerous would a handful of humans be if they were to decide on the amount, management, quality and price of ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

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