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Beiträge zum Stichwort 'energy efficiency'

  • 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: Niklas Höhne Fachgebiet: Energie- & CO2-Effizienz Kommentare: 0
  • Neuland betreten zum Schutz des Klimas

    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 Sachstandsberichts, in dem es um Klimaschutz geht. Mit 235 führenden...
    Erstellt am 11-04-2014 Von: Niklas Höhne 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: 1
  • EU’s 2030 energy and climate package

    More than a greenhouse gas target needed 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 implementation status of these targets is mixed: Renewable...
    Erstellt am 18-04-2013 Von: Niklas Höhne 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!

    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 threaten the attached food chain. Europe would suffer...
    Erstellt am 15-11-2012 Von: Niklas Höhne Fachgebiet: Energie- & Klimapolitik Kommentare: 0
  • Climate and energy policies of the new Netherlands’ government

    On Monday, the Liberal party (VVD) and the Social Democrats (PvdA) have presented their coalition agreement. It contains some really interesting mentions of a series of measures for climate, energy efficiency and renewable energy. Overall, we see healthy climate change ambitions to at least follow ...
    Erstellt am 02-11-2012 Von: Thomas Winkel Fachgebiet: Energie- & Klimapolitik Kommentare: 1
  • The need for more energy-related renovation

    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 Kommentare: 2
  • Energy Efficiency Professionalism

    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 Kommentare: 0
  • Wedging the Gap

    A bottom-up approach to the global climate challenge Weather records are piling up in the US and worldwide, and the seasonal state of the Arctic sea ice melt is the worst we’ve seen so far. And in the meantime, greenhouse gas emissions are still rising, where they should now start to go down to keep average global warming below 2 degrees C (3.6 degree...
    Erstellt am 19-06-2012 Von: Kees van der Leun Fachgebiet: Energie- & Klimapolitik Kommentare: 0