International Organisations

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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“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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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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Energy Flexibility Initiative from the University of Stuttgart

At this Autumn’s session of the UNECE group of Experts on Energy Efficiency in Geneva, the groups’ Vice-Chair and Energy Efficiency in Production, University of Stuttgart (EEP) Head of International…

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IEA, EU and China advance Energy Efficiency

29 June 2017: According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), energy efficiency is the one energy resource that every country possesses in abundance and is the quickest and least costly way of…

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The G20 Energy Efficiency Forum and the Energy Efficiency Investment Toolkit

On 2nd May I was fortunate enough to present at the G20 Energy Efficiency Forum and take part in a panel discussion.  The G20 energy efficiency work has not got much attention but there are some good…

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