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 ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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.   ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Energy efficient ferrero group invests in GEM

    Thermal Energy International Inc is pleased to announce that Energhe S.p.A. has made Thermal Energy International’s GEM venturi orifice steam traps its steam trap of choice following rigorous testing at Ferrero Group’s headquarters in Alba, Italy.   Founded in 2007 by parent company, Ferrero Group, Energhe S.p.A. develops energy efficient projects and financial savings for ...

  • Case study - Multi-tenant building energy efficiency

    Buildings accounted for roughly 40% of total U.S. energy consumption in 2010, according to the United States Energy Information Association. “[New York] City's roughly 1 million buildings cost $15 billion a year to power and heat and account for 80% of the city's greenhouse gas emissions”(1). The proliferation of smart energy devices and building management systems will result in the ...


    By Powerhouse Dynamics

  • New direction of energy policy in Hungary towards the new millennium

    Ten years ago, Hungary started to elaborate a new energy policy parallel with the restructuring the economy. The energy policy focused on the safety of the energy supply, the establishment of market conditions, environmental protection and improvement of energy efficiency. New regulations and institutional background also had to be created. The former state-owned energy companies have been ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Background: EU electricity and gas directives

    3.rd Energy Market Package, proposed September 2007 September 2007 the EU Commission proposed a revision of the electricity and gas market directives with amendmets of the directives on electricity and gas markets and the directives on cross-border trade of electricity and gas. The main changes are that all countries must have independant regulators of the electricity and gas markets, that these ...

  • Assessing Feasibility of Direct Drive Technology for Energy Recovery from Digester Biogas

    ABSTRACTThe Regional Municipality of Waterloo completed a study, with support from Environment Canada, to evaluate the feasibility of using direct drive technology to recover energy from digester biogas. The study identified that a 150 HP engine, operating at 54 % load, could be supported by the estimated gas production of 1560 m3/d with 63 % methane by volume. ...

  • Efficiency: Highest priority for no one

    If there was still any question about the economic value of energy efficiency, it was put to rest this week by a McKinsey & Company report. The United States could save $1.2 trillion and generate 900,000 new jobs through better energy management, according to “Unlocking Energy Efficiency in the US Economy.” Sounds good. But there is a problem. We’ll need billions of keys to do the unlocking. ...

  • Energy use efficiency of on-farm- and post-pineapples production in Nigeria

    The energy use and energy use efficiency in a group of pineapples plantations of a research institute in Nigeria was estimated. Total energy expenditure was 6,117.81 MJha –1 and energy output was 21,760 MJ/ha. The output/input energy ratio was 3.56. The different categories of energy input estimated are: direct energy (51.21%), indirect energy (48.79%), renewable energy (14.08%) and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Heating and Cooling in the upcoming EU Renewables Directive

    It is crucial that the future EU Renewables Directive includes effective measures to promote renewable heating and cooling (RES-H). To reach the 20% target by 2020, almost half of the growth in renewables production has to come from RES-H alone. Heating is a primary human need. Supply shortage recently became a credible scenario. While reducing this risk, RES-H can achieve substantial cost ...

  • A Better Mousetrap: High-Efficiency Halogen Lamps Are a Superior Energy-Efficient Lighting Solution for Existing Recessed Downlights

    For many homeowners, especially those with children, the kitchen is the most lived-in room in the house. It's a gathering place, a workspace, a study area, an entertainment venue and of course, a room in which to enjoy meals together. Thus, it's not uncommon for kitchen lights to be switched on for four or more hours per day. This presents a legitimate opportunity to save money and reduce air ...


    By GreenPoma.com

  • My Energy Efficiency - SMZ 133 - Universal Panel Meter

    SMZ 133 - advanced power monitor and datalogger with 512 Mb internal memory, rich selection of programmable inputs and outputs and with advanced communication options. This panel meter is intended for wide area distribution network monitoring as well as for industrial and building energy efficicency applications. It includes precise electric energy meter - active energy class 0.5, reactive in ...


    By KMB Systems, s.r.o.

  • With high-pressure in the mixer AERZEN‘s energy-efficient blower technology

    According to the Federal Statistical Office, annual sales of bakery goods total around EUR 18 billion. Behind this is an annual consumption of 85 kilogrammes per inhabitant, within which the general public prefers bread, which accounts for 63 percent of the total. With this type of food being so popular, the market is extremely competitive. The significance of larger medium-sized bakeries and ...

  • Upcoming EU electricity and gas directives should be changed to support EU`s new energy and climate policies

    It is important that the coming electricity and gas market directives ensures that renewable energy is given priority in the electricity and gas networks. This is both important when the energy is sold from local producers to the network and when the network is used for transport of energy from a renewable energy production unit to its owners. It applies to both electricity and gas networks, and ...

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