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How to understand the terms ‘decarbonization’ and ‘carbon neutrality’? It is not about removing carbon itself – it is the combination of carbon and oxygen (carbon-dioxide) which yields harmful consequences for the global climate. Carbon-dioxide (CO2) accumulates in the atmosphere through natural and anthropogenic processes. In the atmosphere, CO2 absorbs heat and thus causes the atmosphere to heat…

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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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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.

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If the cement industry were a country,…

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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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New recording of energy performance contracts (EPCs) in government accounts

New recording of energy performance contracts (EPCs) in government accounts  

Recently Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, published new guidance on recording of energy…

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Are you compliant?

Energy in Transition blog post written by Ulrika Wising on 7th December 2015. So December 5th 2015 has now passed, the date by which businesses all across Europe must comply with Article 8 of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU (also known as ‘Article 8′).

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Article 8: the legal quirk entangling some Swedish businesses

Energy in Transition blog post written by Ulrika Wising on 23rd October 2015. December 5th 2015 is a date on which you’re probably already firmly focused. Because, of course, that’s the date by which businesses across Europe must comply with EU Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU Article 8, (or ‘Article 8′ for short).

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ISO 50001: easier Article 8 compliance, plus energy cost savings

Energy in Transition blog post written by Ulrika Wising on 5th December 2016. Right across Europe, Article 8 of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU (also known as ‘Article 8′) now applies. Simply put, from December 5th 2015, businesses with at least either 250 employees – or annual revenues of €50 million and an annual balance of €43 million – have had to comply with Article 8 in every…

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Whirlwind: Approval process European Commission´s clean energy package

The Brussels Winter Package whirlwind

The European Commission’s clean energy – or ‘winter’ – package is producing a whirlwind of activity in its approval process. I have seen it at first hand over…

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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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