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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 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

  • Ukraine: energy and economic situation, energy conservation policy distinctions of energy consumption

    In the article, the main directions of state policy in the field of energy conservation are considered. An analysis of the energy and economic situation is carried out, the condition and directions of development of a fuel and energy complex in Ukraine are shown. The subject of energy conservation policy is determined, its priority directions chosen, the evaluation of energy consumption ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Analysis of policy options for promotion of clean and energy efficient technologies in the transport sector in Beijing

    As a extra-large city in China, Beijing faces a serious problem with air pollution. In 1998, a package of air pollution control measures was announced by local government. However in order to reach environment target, further policy options have to be explored. Based on previous studies on technology choices for urban transport in Beijing, this paper presents a policy assessment to examine these ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 ...

  • Energy efficiency and savings in the Russian Federation

    The low renovation rate of technological equipment and extreme economic crisis over the last ten years in Russia has led to the formation of great energy conservation potential. Over the last decade, the energy intensity of industrial production has increased by 1.5; energy conservation potential is estimated as 30% of energy consumption. The article contains information about energy consumption ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Energy efficiency: What are the laggards thinking?

    Why do some states avoid creating policies that encourage consumers and businesses to save energy? What’s the psychology of the laggards? A new report by the American Council for an Energy Efficiency Economy sheds some insight as it examines the states that consistently fall behind in the organization’s annual energy efficiency ...

  • Energy efficiency: Cure for mortgage meltdown?

    By Elisa Wood October 7, 2010   My first reaction was that the Alliance to Save Energy was stretching a bit by titling its October 6 talk: “Is energy efficiency the key to recovery from the recession?” But after hearing David Goldstein’s presentation, I must admit I’m thinking about energy efficiency in a whole different way. Goldstein, author of the ...

  • Investors and public back energy efficiency

    Energy efficiency finally has transitioned from being a good idea to a good business – to a very good business. Money poured into the industry last year, pumping up total deal values by 664.7% and making 2009 energy efficiency’s break-out year, according to Peachtree Green Advisors. ...

  • How to make energy efficiency affordable

    Energy efficiency is a tortoise in the green energy race. Not glamorous like solar, wind or smart grid, it tends to plod along in the back of the pack, attracting little media attention. But being last can be a good thing; you learn from the frontrunners. Such is the case when it comes to financing. EE is beginning to borrow from strategies that have spurred tremendous growth for solar and other ...

  • China’s booming energy efficiency industry

    China’s energy efficiency industry is emerging as a high growth sector with the country projected to spend as much as Rmb2.1 trillion (USD300 billion) over the next five years on products and services that cut energy use. The key drivers of this development are the Chinese government’s determination to curb the country’s expanding energy appetite as well as higher production and energy costs. ...

  • Obama’s budget good for energy efficiency

    President Obama's 2013 budget caused a lot of smiles this week among energy efficiency advocates – even if it is more of a wish list than anything else. Obama calls for about $1.2 billion in spending for energy efficiency. What’s this mean to the energy efficiency industry? Kateri Callahan, president of the ...

  • Energy Efficiency and PV: Together Forever

    We have seen a marriage of the energy efficiency and solar energy industries as the US has worked to green its buildings. In fact, some financing programs require that all cost-effective efficiency be pursued before solar panels are installed.  Here Elisa Wood interviews Liz Merry, owner of Verve Solar Consulting, about how the solar industry views energy efficiency and the outlook for ...

  • Federal stimulus: Pork or real energy policy?

    Two recent gestures by President Obama indicate that he is serious about clean energy and will pursue it differently than any of his predecessors. First, he made history in using his inaugural speech to promote renewable energy – something never done before by a US President, according to Department of Energy’s EERE News Network. Second, on February 5 Obama drilled down to the nitty-gritty of ...

  • Photovoltaic Applications and Policy Initiatives

    Issue: The world photovoltaic (PV) market has grown significantly in recent years. Although this trend is expected to continue in the future, estimates cannot be given with any real certainty. Relevance: In this context the question that arises is the role that public and private funding plays in market development and how this funding should be used to ensure the best results. Although current ...


    By Atlantis Technologies LLC

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