Policy & Regulation

If we are in a climate crisis, it is time to leave no stone unturned.  In the 1970s, there were two major oil crises and action was mobilised on many fronts. The International Energy Agency was created to front the work of the western developed countries. They were major crises, no doubt. But they were not existential crises as we are facing now. The journalist David Wallace-Wells, as one…

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Policy & Regulation

The time is right: Industrial Policy and the European Green Deal

This week, there is a big article in the Financial Times about how Brussels is re-tooling industrial policy. The focus of the article is on how there is increasing support to develop the battery…

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Policy & Regulation National & Regional Policy Climate Change

More national climate policies expected, but how effective are the existing ones?

Author: European Environment Agency

In 2019, EU Member States reported that they had already adopted or were planning to adopt 1925 national policies and corresponding measures to reduce greenhouse…

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Projects

Best Practices to tackle an investor raise

One best practice for project developers is learning from the experiences of other entrepreneurs and investors. At Joule Assets Europe, we work with project developers and investors. Gearing up for…

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Policy & Regulation

Blockchain will be the next GDPR

What has been apparent for a long time to all of us involved in energy efficiency at business and industry is that the communication layer is the foundation of nascent energy system. It will radically…

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Funding Programs

The European Investment Bank (EIB) revises energy lending criteria

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will phase out support to energy projects reliant on fossil fuels: oil & gas production, infrastructure primarily dedicated to natural gas, power generation or heat…

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Policy & Regulation

Hungary, Portugal and Poland sign up to EU quantum communication infrastructure initiative

At the Digital Assembly, 7 Member States agreed to work together to explore how to make available a quantum communication infrastructure (QCI) in Europe, to boost European capabilities in quantum…

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Climate Change

Making an impact

‘Every investment is an impact investment’
Amy Clarke, Tribe Impact Capital 

Impact Investment & SDGs

I have been thinking a lot about impact investing since speaking at the King’s Impact Investing…

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Policy & Regulation Climate Change

Sustainable finance: Simplicity liberates action!

For nearly ten years Energy Efficiency in Industrial Processes (EEIP) has been working on the policies and tools enabling financing of energy efficiency in industry. Complexity of investing in energy…

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Funding Programs Projects

EIC Accelerator Fund Investment Guidelines available!

The grants available will be between € 0.5 and 2.5 million and equity investment can amount up to €15 million. The aim is to increase support for ground-breaking concepts that could shape new markets…

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Climate Change

What the energy efficiency community can learn from the Club of Rome

One step at a time

We are confronting a lot of doom and gloom. On the one hand, we have the student climate activists and the Extinction Rebellion shaking our complacency to show that globally we are…

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Projects

ICP partners made it!

ICP Partners help spread the Investor Ready Energy EfficiencyTM (IREE) Certification scheme in local countries

In a nutshell…

The Investor Confidence Project (ICP) Europe is tackling two of the main…

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Policy & Regulation Projects

More than Ronaldo - How 5 innovative Portuguese companies drive energy efficiency

How to drive energy efficiency markets?

  1. Make energy efficiency projects bankable
  2. Gain client trust by delivering energy savings as promised

How that works?

During last years, energy efficiency…

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International Organisations Climate Change

“Simply not enough”

Current efforts in the industrial sector are simply not enough in light of both the drastic climatic changes ahead and vast efficiency potentials sitting around barely touched. All essential…

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Policy & Regulation Projects

How Greece drives energy efficiency: 5 innovative companies

How to drive energy efficiency?

  1. Make energy efficiency projects bankable
  2. Gain client trust by delivering energy savings as promised

How that works?

During last years, energy efficiency experts…

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Policy & Regulation Climate Change

Finding our voice

We communicate in many ways. Often it is in our voice, but it can be in our actions, our body language, our facial expressions, our writings and so on.  

A few weeks ago, I was a speaker at the Indus…

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Policy & Regulation Projects

5 innovative UK energy efficiency project developers and quality assurance providers

During last years, energy efficiency experts in Europe and US, backed by a 1,5 billion EUR investor network, have worked together to increase confidence into investing in energy efficiency - serving…

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Policy & Regulation Projects

EU research & innovation tout court

 

EEIP bridging the gap between EU-funding opportunities and businesses: free EU-project matchmaking.

With billions of euros available for 2014-2020, European funds represent a great opportunity to…

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Policy & Regulation Projects

The Times Are A-Changin’

In 1964, Bob Dylan wrote one of those classic songs that have remained powerful over the years. He wrote the song as a deliberate attempt to create an anthem of change for the time. What does this…

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Policy & Regulation Projects

Waste Heat Recovery - first European industry project certified by the Investor Confidence Project

VIENNA/LONDON, January 2019. The Investor Confidence Project's innovative Investor Ready Energy Efficiency™ Certification has been awarded to a waste heat utilisation project at GMS GOURMET GmbH. The…

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Projects

The Investor Confidence Project: The Time is Now

 

The end of the year normally makes us reflect on where we are and how we got there. In the past couple of months, we have been shocked by a special report from the Intergovernmental Panel for…

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Projects

TOP 3 articles in Energy Efficiency fom the 2nd quarter of 2018

1 - What's next for industrial energy efficiency?

By Paul Noble

Why don't companies do more? This is the question to understand why organizations don't engage a holistic energy efficiency approach…

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Directives Climate Change

Interview to Rod Janssen - "We can't oversell energy efficiency"

First published here.

Interview Energy Efficiency

ABOVE THE RADAR

 

We can’t oversell Energy Efficiency”, says EEIP* President Rod Janssen. But with the Energy Management System ISO 50001, and the…

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Directives ETS Climate Change

Q&A: Why cement emissions matter for climate change

A builder directs wet concrete from a cement truck into the foundations of a large building. Credit: Peter Righteous/Alamy Stock Photo.

First published here.

If the cement industry were a country,…

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Climate Change

Climate change might double the cost of a beer

This article has been republished here from WIRED.

Despite adapted cultivation techniques, it appears like problems in beer production cannot be avoided. (Public Domain)

Beer drinkers might pay more…

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