Beiträge zum Stichwort 'energy efficiency'

  • Improving energy productivity will drive sustainable growth

    In all discussions on energy security and climate change, we often forget that energy use is an important factor in generating well-being and prosperity. In order to reach the maximum effect, we therefore need to make energy use as productive as possible. And we are getting better at this. For exam...
    Erstellt am 06-08-2015 Von: Kornelis Blok Fachgebiet: Energie- & CO2-Effizienz Kommentare: 0
  • Manufacturing industries transitioning to a low carbon economy

    Success calls for a new way of thinking How do past achievements impact future developments in energy and climate? Ecofys turns 30 and looks back to look ahead. The threat of climate change and the scarcity of fossil resources leave us no choice but to embark on a transition to a low-carbon economy. There will be winners and losers in th...
    Erstellt am 27-11-2014 Von: Michiel Stork Fachgebiet: Energie- & CO2-Effizienz Kommentare: 0
  • Zero-Energy Buildings need connections!

    How do past achievements impact future developments in energy and climate? Ecofys turns 30 and looks back to look ahead. To achieve 2050 targets for an almost climate-neutral building sector, new buildings have to be (nearly) zero-energy. And, the refurbishment of existing buildings has to reach a ...
    Erstellt am 18-11-2014 Von: Fachgebiet: Energie- & CO2-Effizienz Kommentare: 0
  • Travelling from 1984 to 2014 in the world of energy

    Ecofys looks back to look ahead When Ecofys was founded back in 1984, the energy world was completely different from the one we know today. The world was just recovering from two oil crises and oil prices were soon to drop. Nevertheless, these crises, together with the increased awareness of the finiteness of fossil energy resourc...
    Erstellt am 10-11-2014 Von: Kornelis Blok Fachgebiet: Erneuerbare Energien Kommentare: 0
  • Halving the EU’s gas imports

    Enhanced action on energy efficiency and renewable energy can half the EU’s gas imports and achieve more than 40% GHG reductions This blog post was written by Taryn Fransen, World Resources Institute, and Niklas Höhne, Ecofys. Later this week, the European Council will vote on a target to further ...
    Erstellt am 20-10-2014 Von: Fachgebiet: Energie- & CO2-Effizienz Kommentare: 0
  • Neuland betreten zum Schutz des Klimas

    Dieser Blog Artikel wurde von Dr. Niklas Höhne verfasst: Mehr Klimaschutz ist dringender denn je. Das Tempo könnte deutlich erhöht werde, wenn wir bereit sind, Neuland zu betreten. Das “Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change (IPCC)” veröffentlicht nun den letzten Teil seines fünften Sachstands...
    Erstellt am 11-04-2014 Von: Fachgebiet: Energie- & Klimapolitik Kommentare: 0
  • Energy efficiency: what are we waiting for?

    There is something odd about energy efficiency Many studies have shown that there is big potential for energy efficiency improvement, and it is widely acknowledged that energy efficiency improvement is the number one option to tackle climate change and improve the security of our energy supply. Energy efficiency also saves us money: in two ways....
    Erstellt am 13-03-2014 Von: Kornelis Blok Fachgebiet: Energie- & CO2-Effizienz Kommentare: 0
  • EU’s 2030 energy and climate package

    More than a greenhouse gas target needed This blog post has been written by Dr. Niklas Höhne: The energy and climate package agreed by the EU in 2008 formed a milestone in EU policy making. It included a target to achieve 20% of renewable energy, 20% energy efficiency improvements, and 20% reductions in GHG emissions by 2020. The impleme...
    Erstellt am 18-04-2013 Von: Fachgebiet: Energie- & Klimapolitik Kommentare: 0
  • Understanding the full impact of the Energy Efficiency Directive

    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...
    Erstellt am 20-12-2012 Von: Heleen Groenenberg Fachgebiet: Energie- & CO2-Effizienz Kommentare: 0
  • We can still limit global warming to 2°C!

    This blog post has been written by Dr. Niklas Höhne: An increase in the global mean temperature of two degrees would already result in fatal consequences: The agricultural productivity would be heavily impaired, the sea level would rise by up to one metre in this century and dying coral reefs would...
    Erstellt am 15-11-2012 Von: Kornelis Blok Fachgebiet: Energie- & Klimapolitik Kommentare: 0