New IEA report on energy efficiency published

The IEA examines the full spectrum of energy issues including oil, gas and coal supply and demand. The report stresses that more efficient use of energy is the first and best response. In 2022 the global economy used energy 2% more efficiently than it did in 2021. Efficiency improvements need to average about 4% a year this decade to align with the IEAs Net Zero Emission by 2050 Scenario. This year has been marked by several significant policy and spending announcements that point to continued efficiency investment and progress for years to come. IEA also announced today that its 8th Annual Global Conference on Energy Efficiency will take place on June 6-8, 2023, in Paris, France. It will be hosted by Frances Minister for Energy Transition Agnès Pannier-Runacher and IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol, and is being held in partnership with Schneider Electric.

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Regulatory Barriers for Energy Service Companies
Policy & Regulation Energy Efficiency Services

Regulatory Barriers for Energy Service Companies

The Global ESCO Network has conducted a series of interviews with partner associations in order to map barriers for ESCOs that can be characterized as regulatory in nature. The interviews have been open and explorative, but structured with the aim to facilitate a categorization and benchmarking across countries.

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How to generate long-term value creation through operationalisation of sustainability data
Finance

How to generate long-term value creation through operationalisation of sustainability data

A lack of effective and automated tools is holding firms back from properly collecting and sharing data. Sustainability data should be of high quality, auditable, transparent, comparable, screened for errors and data gaps. Firms should strongly consider optimizing their data to generate actionable insights.

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HEAT PUMPS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION 2022 - status report
Energy Efficiency Technology

HEAT PUMPS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION 2022 - status report

There were 180 million heat pumps operational worldwide in 2020. That number needs to rise to 600 million by 2030 to be on track to meet a goal of net zero emissions by 2050. The EU is a recognised technology leader in heat pumps.

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Personal Data - Smart Cities: How Cities Can Utilise Their Citizen’s Personal Data to Help Them Become Climate Neutral
Smart Cities & Buildings

Personal Data - Smart Cities: How Cities Can Utilise Their Citizen’s Personal Data to Help Them Become Climate Neutral

The Smart Cities Marketplace initiative, Citizens Control of Personal Data will launch a book on the EC stand at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona on November 15th. It will address some of the issues which a smart city needs to overcome to make use of both the data currently available to them and how this can be enhanced by using emerging technology.

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Creating a long-lasting platform to map the future of energy
Energy Recovery & DHC Digitalisation

Creating a long-lasting platform to map the future of energy

The EMB3Rs platform is set to help companies cost-effectively convert waste heat to a valuable revenue stream. It maps the supply and demand of thermal energy from potential stakeholders and shows how excess heat and cold can be re-used.

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The multiple benefits approach of energy audits – new report and tool
Energy Efficiency Services

The multiple benefits approach of energy audits – new report and tool

The report presents the integrated multiple benefits approach that expands the scope of energy audits and energy management systems beyond the traditional financial and technical concerns.

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Innovation is improving electric motors in five key ways
Energy Efficiency Technology

Innovation is improving electric motors in five key ways

Electric motors account for more than 40% of global electricity consumption. Without efficiency improvements, global energy consumption from electric motors is expected to rise by 13,360 TWh annually by 2030.

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Energy transition investment in Emerging Markets and Developing Countries
Finance

Energy transition investment in Emerging Markets and Developing Countries

Emerging markets and developing economies (EM&DEs) account for nearly half of the total global greenhouse gas emissions. The volume of capital currently being deployed to transition these countries to lower-carbon sources of energy is insufficient given the size of the climate challenge.

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What are the main types of Waste-to-Energy technologies on the market today?
Energy Recovery & DHC

What are the main types of Waste-to-Energy technologies on the market today?

In the U.S. alone, 140 million tons of waste find their way into landfills every year. Energy recovery as a waste treatment process sees Waste-to-Energy technologies convert chemicals in waste residues into practical forms of energy.

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