Global climate change affects the American public with growing visibility and ferocity. As severe weather events wreak havoc on the East coast or wildfires consume hundreds of thousands of acres in the West, concern about the effects of climate change grow. In addition, the American public bears a h...
Erstellt am 10-01-2013
Von: Diane Broad Fachgebiet: Energie- & CO2-Effizienz
Energy efficiency is an answer to many problems. It is critical to reduce energy demand and moderate energy prices, and bring lower energy bills for both consumers and industries. Consequently, it will enhance competitiveness of EU industries and the economy as a whole. Saving energy can help reduc...
China is taking increasingly bold steps in its environmental agenda. Concerns about energy security, rising environmental damage and pressure to maintain the country’s competitiveness are all pushing in one direction – a greener future. The 11th Five-Year Plan tested the waters and the 12th Five-Yea...
I have recently been enjoying free time as a first-time mum after the birth of our son. We are of course committed to becoming environmentally friendly parents, so I considered choosing washable diapers instead of disposable. I wanted to make an informed decision and did some research on the environ...
Erstellt am 25-10-2012
Von: Fieke Geurts Fachgebiet: Energie- & CO2-Effizienz
To achieve targets set by the EU for the building sector, we need to get a clearer picture of what is needed for Europe’s non-residential stock. To allow designing suitable policies for the building sector, it is essential not just to know the current status of the building stock, but also entirely ...
Erstellt am 13-08-2012
Von: Sven Schimschar Fachgebiet: Energie- & CO2-Effizienz
It is widely accepted that energy efficiency improvement is the number one option to increase our security of supply and reduce the risks of climate change. However, we know that progress so far is limited – there are a lot of good examples, success stories and effective policies, but on a global sc...
Erstellt am 25-07-2012
Von: Kornelis Blok Fachgebiet: Energie- & CO2-Effizienz
The emissions trading scheme is the single most important instrument for the EU for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in industry. Lately a couple of interesting things coincided concerning the scheme.
First, a preliminary 2011 overview of submitted annual emission reports shows that emissions of...
Erstellt am 28-06-2012
Von: Rolf de Vos Fachgebiet: Energie- & CO2-Effizienz