energy efficiency policy News

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 SERIES

  • 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 SERIES

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Bipartisan energy efficiency efforts discussed at 24th annual Energy Efficiency Forum

    WASHINGTON, June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Public and private sector leaders exchanged ideas yesterday to address the importance of energy efficiency in a changing economy at the 24th annual Energy Efficiency Forum, co-hosted by Johnson Controls and ...


    By Johnson Controls, Inc.

  • Government Policy and Financial Incentives Will Combine to Drive Energy Efficiency Retrofits in Public and Commercial Buildings, According to Pike Research

    Energy efficiency retrofits to existing commercial and public buildings represent a rapidly growing market that will benefit building owners, tenants, communities, and the environment. While most energy efficiency retrofits take place because the building owner is looking to reduce energy costs, government policy is a growing influence. States, cities, municipalities, and the federal government ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Fuel poverty and energy efficiency debate

    The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (Mr Edward Davey): I am grateful to the Opposition for this opportunity to set out the many things the Government are doing this winter, and in the winters to come, to help people to keep their energy bills as low as possible and to keep their houses warm. I am under no illusion about how hard it is out there this winter. Times are tough, many ...

  • Energy policies of New Zealand 2010 review

    New Zealand’s energy policies are on the right track, but challenges remain, IEA says New report cites energy efficiency and investment in infrastructure as areas in which further commitments should be made New Zealand continues to adopt a proactive approach to its energy policies and has demonstrated a visible commitment to reform, according to a review ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Machinery of government change: energy-using products policy

    This written ministerial statement confirms that policy responsibility for energy-using products will transfer from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to the Department of Energy and Climate Change. This responsibility includes, but is not limited to, the UK’s interests in the IEA Implementing Agreement on Energy Efficient End-use Equipment (4E) and the Super-efficient ...

  • Energy policy meltdown: Bush administration and oil shale

    In a potentially disastrous plan that would destroy large tracts of the Rocky Mountain region, the Bush administration has announced its draft regulations for opening 2 million acres of public lands in Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah for commercial oil shale production, according to experts at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The following are statements from Amy Mall, the Natural ...

  • Energy efficiency plan hanging in the balance

    The future of an EU action plan on energy efficiency that was due to be adopted this Wednesday, has been thrown into doubt after European commission president Jose Manuel Barroso raised last-minute concerns. The action plan is intended to set out the policies and measures required over six years to achieve the EU’s goal of reducing energy consumption 20 per cent by 2020 (EED 20/09/06). As ...

  • Democratic Controlled Congress Shapes New Energy Policy

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) - A bill to make permanent the current ban on drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, ANWR, was one of the first measures proposed in the House of Representatives, now controlled by a majority of Democrats. Bills to allow drilling in the refuge have passed the House 10 times in previous Congressional sessions, but these measures have all been ...

  • Public support for climate & energy policies rising

    Public concern about global warming is once again on the rise, according to a national survey released today by researchers at Yale and George Mason Universities. The results come as the U.S. Senate prepares to vote this week on a resolution to block the EPA from regulating carbon dioxide as a pollutant The survey was fielded from May 14 to June 1, 2010 with a nationally representative sample of ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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