Climate Change

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 gas emissions and achieve climate targets. Many of these measures also help achieve energy efficiency and renewable energy targets. While climate action is clearly taking place across Europe, EU Member…

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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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 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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Houston, we have a problem...

 

This photograph of the Mission Operations Control Room in the Mission Control Center at the Manned Spacecraft Center (now Johnson Space Center), Houston, was taken on April 13, 1970, during the…

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It's time to act

People only accept change when they are faced with necessity, and only recognise necessity when a crisis is upon them. -Jean Monnet. French political economist and diplomat who was one of the founding…

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ICP – the way financial institutions can make fighting climate change a business case

On September 12-14, 2018, San Francisco hosted the Global Climate Action Summit. The operative word is on “action.” At the summit, the Joint Statement of the Supporting Institutions of the Climate…

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Clean energy investment ‘must be 50% higher’ to limit warming to 1.5C

To make coal history, we need to invest in renewables (Photo by Thomas WolfCC BY-SA 3.0 DE)

First published at Carbon Brief.

An extra $460bn per year needs to be invested on the low-carbon economy…

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Will South Korea’s energy transition include nuclear?

Ulchin Nuclear Power Plant won’t be closing any time soon, although President Moon had hoped to reduce the share of nuclear in Korea (Photo by IAEA, edited, CC BY-SA 2.0)

From Yi hyun kang, Energy…

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Climate Change

Finding your own energy transition

We are bombarded daily with news about climate change, renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainability, the circular economy, the energy transition, and so on. It is hard to know how much we…

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Europe must choose a green future

First published here.

A group of experts has published their suggestions for Europe's energy future in the European Energy Atlas 2018. In this excerpt, European Parliment member Claude Turmes points…

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We accelerate the Energy Transition.

The energy transition is already happening today. The fourth liberalisation package is going through the EU codecision process and it introduces exciting new elements for a demand-driven electricity…

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Industry at crossroads - reflections from EEFIG industry event

Industry at a crossroads  

A vibrant and highly competitive EU manufacturing sector can provide the resources and many of the solutions for the societal challenges facing the EU, such as climate…

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Towards Zero Emission Mobility in European Transport

Thirteen companies and industry associations from European industry have joined forces and identified key tasks on the upcoming European Union Low Emission Mobility Package. Representing the…

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New Utility Business Model: leverage customer base

New Utility Busines Model: leverage customer base

The typical utility model of the past is dead.

The rise of renewables is often mentioned as one of the key reasons. Giant utilities were and are…

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Here’s How European Energy Companies See The (Near) Future

Here’s How European Energy Companies See The (Near) Future

Two days at Europe’s premier energy conference, eurelectric 2017, reveal how utilities are rapidly adjusting — and looking forward- to a new…

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DecarbEurope campaign launched in Brussels

Today, 12 European organisations have presented the Report “DecarbEurope 2017: Connecting technologies for a cleaner future”. The publication is a first landmark of this multi-partner and…

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Where is industry in addressing Europe’s climate and energy obligations?

Where is industry in addressing Europe’s climate and energy obligations?  

Last November, the European Commission published its proposals to revise its array of clean energy legislation to have them…

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What the EU "Winter Package" means for industry

 

Recognising industry’s contribution to clean energy

The European Commission has published its proposals for the contribution of clean energy in meeting the EU’s obligations for the Paris climate…

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More evidence of problems with EU Emissions Trading System

There are concerns in the UK that Tata Steel could close its operations, leading to severe job cuts and economic disruption. Looking at the company from another angle, Arthur Neslen writes in The…

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