Sustainable Energy

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ACEEE argues in a new report that Energy Efficiency must be more visible and it is easy to agree. Energy Efficiency is in most policy debates discussed as the counterbalance to more supply but in reality it is more difficult. Energy Efficiency is often foregone because of its invisibility. Which is a pity since energy… » read more

Posted by Hans Nilsson

“The market is a good servant but a bad master”. That is at least the way an old saying has it. Often attributed to Vaclav Havel, but also to the former Danish Energy minister Svend Auken. Whoever is to take credit this saying comes to mind when reading The Economist, where the issue is brought… » read more

Posted by Hans Nilsson

This webinar discusses energy efficiency labelling and performance standards. Possible discussion topics are: Is ‘enlargement’ of the labeling scheme beneficial? How to accommodate the continuous improvement in technology? How to design schemes to phase-out old appliances? How to certify and harmonize testing centers? Financial incentives to stimulate efficient products in the market. The role of… » read more

Posted by Hans De Keulenaer

Few people are better acquainted with EU policies regarding energy efficiency than Randall Bowie. During his 11 year career at DG Energy and Transport of the European Commission, he became one of the driving forces on energy efficiency promotion and one of the architects of the Energy End-use Efficiency and Energy Services Directive and of… » read more

Posted by Ingenheiro

Date: April 11, 2008 Time: 15h00 – 16h00 Europe Daylight Time (Brussels, Paris, Berlin) Moderators: Roman Targosz, Hans De Keulenaer Practical information & Registration Summary In any country, network losses are the single biggest use of electricity. In the OECD region, network losses amount for 4-10% of electricity generated. This webinar discusses the importance of… » read more

Posted by Hans De Keulenaer

A report by a UK Parliamentary Committee on Communities and Local Government criticises the UK Government’s concentration on improving the energy performance new homes and paying too little attention to existing housing stock. The report highlights the energy deficiencies of existing stock, which, on average, emit twice as much carbon per home as one constructed… » read more

Posted by David Chapman

Electricity is a high quality energy carrier, and its inefficient use needs to be avoided by all means. But more important than the question ‘can we save electricity?’ may be to ask ourselves whether electricity can save energy. The use of electricity is growing fast, and it’s growing faster than the consumption of primary energy.… » read more

Posted by Ingenheiro

This discussion webinar takes place on Friday, March 21th, from 14h30 to 15h30. Content The UK is taking the lead in sustainable building. In 2007, new housing regulations were agreed upon and go into full force in stages over the upcoming years. The regulations stipulate that from 2016 on, all new homes in the UK… » read more

Posted by Hans De Keulenaer

Based on a Discussion Webinar, Friday 29 February 2008 The EU’s Energy End-use Efficiency and Energy Services Directive came into force in April 2006. The directive prescribes that all Member States should present a series of National Action Plans of which the first one was due for June 2007. These 27 action plans produce for… » read more

Posted by Ingenheiro

Based on a Discussion Webinar, Friday 15 February 2008 Two major concerns exist about our electrical power system. The first one is the reliability and quality of the electrical power, summarized under the term ‘Power Quality’ (PQ). Poor PQ affects the profitability and the productivity of our economy. The second concern is the energy efficiency… » read more

Posted by Hans De Keulenaer