Posts tagged with 'energy savings'

  • 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...
    Posted 06-08-2015 By: Kornelis Blok Category: Energy & Carbon Efficiency Comments: 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 ...
    Posted 18-11-2014 By: Category: Energy & Carbon Efficiency Comments: 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...
    Posted 10-11-2014 By: Kornelis Blok Category: Renewable Energy Comments: 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....
    Posted 13-03-2014 By: Kornelis Blok Category: Energy & Carbon Efficiency Comments: 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...
    Posted 20-12-2012 By: Category: Energy & Carbon Efficiency Comments: 2