energy efficiency policy News

  • Media advisory - Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy

    NREL Director Dan Arvizu will discuss how increased energy efficiency can benefit the nation when the Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy releases its recommendations Thursday, Feb. 7 in events at the National Press Club and the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Arvizu will join Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., Tom King, President, National Grid USA, Kateri Callahan, President, Alliance to ...

  • Business attitudes to energy efficiency policy options

    The Carbon Trust has completed new research for the Department of Energy and Climate Change examining the attitudes of businesses in the UK to a range of potential energy efficiency policy options. The project was designed to inform the early stages of the policy development process, with a particular objective to build the evidence base on incentive policies, and to explore which ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Energy efficiency policies around the world: review and evaluation

    The World Energy Council (WEC) has published a new report on energy efficiency trends and policies around the world. The report produced in collaboration with ADEME (France) covers over 70 countries representing more than 80% of global energy consumption. The report was presented today by the study Chair Dr. Francois Moisan at a round table of leading media energy experts organised by the World ...


    By World Energy Council

  • Chinese energy policies

    China's economic, energy and environment policies have not been streamlined to fight climate change, according to a new study. Carmen Richerzhagen and Imme Scholz from the German Development Institute reviewed China's recent climate-relevant policies and actions in a study published last month (3 December) in World Development. They found that China has struggled hard to increase its energy ...

  • US government commended for policy outlining challenges on energy efficiency and renewables

    “The US has made good progress on the way to a more sustainable energy system and successfully and successfully demonstrated its ability to react to supply disruptions”, Nobuo Tanaka, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), said last week in Washington. During the presentation of the publication Energy Policies of IEA Countries – United States 2007 Review, Mr. Tanaka also ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Policy Measures Driving Energy Efficient Practices in North America

    Bharatbook added a new report on 'North America Energy Efficiency Policy Handbook, 2010: Policy Measures Driving Energy Efficient Practices' into its market report catalogue for reselling. North America Energy Efficiency Policy Handbook, 2010: Policy Measures Driving Energy Efficient PracticesThis report provides an in-depth analysis of the policy initiatives in the US and Canada. It details the ...


  • President Obama announces national fuel efficiency policy

    President Obama has – for the first time in history – set in motion a new national policy aimed at both increasing fuel economy and reducing greenhouse gas pollution for all new cars and trucks sold in the United States. The new standards, covering model years 2012-2016, and ultimately requiring an average fuel economy standard of 35.5 mpg in 2016, are projected to save 1.8 billion barrels of oil ...

  • IEA commends Switzerland for its energy policy reforms, but sees more room for higher energy efficiency and use of renewable energy

    Switzerland has made impressive progress in its energy policy over the past few years”, said Nobuo Tanaka, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), today in Berne at the launch of Energy Policies of IEA Countries – Switzerland 2007 Review. “Electricity market reform is an important step for Switzerland and its neighbours. Furthermore, Switzerland is making laudable progress on ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Energy efficiency – The Hidden Fuel

    The benefits of energy efficiency go well beyond the simple scaling back of energy demand, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency published today. In a study that reframes the discussion about the so-called “hidden fuel”, the IEA shows how energy efficiency has the potential to support economic growth, enhance social development, advance environmental ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New pathways to energy efficiency

    A lack of technical capacity and know-how hinders many governments from capitalising on the full potential of energy efficiency, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Over 40% of the 25 energy efficiency policy recommendations made by the IEA two years ago have not yet been implemented, says the agnecy. These recommendations alone could - if implemented globally without delay - save ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Energy efficiency project in Brazil

    Berlinwasser International and GTZ begin energy efficiency project in Minas Gerais Berlin, Germany – Energy efficiency in sewage plants is an environmental topic with acute relevance for development policies, explains Dieter Ernst, CEO of Berlinwasser International. This is why the Berlin company has joined a PPP (public private partnership) project developed together with GTZ [Gesellschaft für ...

  • 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 and Energy ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • European union clean energy policy

    The European Union has adopted a highly ambitious target of decarbonizing power generation and other key industrial sectors, in addition to 67% cuts in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transport and up to 91% in reductions within the residential sector by 2050. To accomplish these goals, the EU embarked on a strategy of developing a holistic view of energy, transport, and efficiency - a ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Research and Markets: US Policy on Engine Efficiency: Driven by the US Department of Energy`s Over-Arching Policy for Energy Research & Development

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ct3psd/us_policy_on_engin) has announced the addition of the "US Policy on Engine Efficiency" report to their offering. US Policy on Engine ...


  • Eaton Targets Energy Policy, Electrical Efficiency and Carbon Management at 2014 World Energy Engineering Congress on Oct. 3

    Power management company Eaton, in collaboration with the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), is providing educational presentations and moderated panels focused on energy policy, electrical efficiency and carbon management on Oct. 3 at the 2014 World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC) in Washington, D.C. Eaton is a host sponsor of the event, which takes place at the Washington Convention ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Energy efficiency in buildings is the road to sustainability

    According to a new publication released by the International Energy Agency (IEA), energy efficiency in buildings is the most cost effective way to improve energy security, reduce energy costs and achieve a cleaner environment. The publication Promoting Energy Efficiency Investments: Case Studies in the Residential Sector notes that in ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • From words to action on energy efficiency

    The International Energy Agency today released two guides aimed at helping countries around the world develop ambitious energy efficiency policies by showing policy makers, analysts and statisticians how to better track and use data on the so-called hidden fuel. The IEA views energy efficiency as an important way to improve energy security and cut greenhouse-gas emissions in the decades to come. ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Statement on the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s International Energy Efficiency Scorecard

    The Secretary of State Edward Davey in response to the first International Energy Efficiency Scorecard I welcome today’s publication of the first International Energy Efficiency Scorecard by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. Energy efficiency sits at the heart of our policies to encourage low-carbon growth, and I am therefore particularly pleased that the ...

  • Energy Efficiency Strategy: 2013 Update

    The Government is today publishing the Energy Efficiency Strategy: 2013 Update. In November 2012 the Coalition published the first ever Government Energy Efficiency Strategy, which sets out our mission to seize the energy efficiency opportunity in the UK. The 2013 Update focuses on the significant progress that has been made over the last 12 months. Since the publication of the Energy Efficiency ...

  • Investors Highlight Policies That Could Spur Multi-Billion Dollar Opportunity in Energy Efficiency Investments

    Energy efficiency is estimated to be a multi-hundred-billion dollar investment opportunity in the United States, but better policies are required to unlock broad-based financing from institutional investors, who together manage approximately $70 trillion in assets globally. That is the key finding of ...


    By Ceres

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