In the Energy-Climate era of today, the challenge of energy consumption is the greatest problem faced by humanity in its history. The majority of environmental problems arise from the types of energy we use, and the increasing burning of fossil fuels accelerates climate change. Ongoing improvement on innovative measures could reduce the overall energy consumption, reduce energy costs, and reduce global greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental impacts. ISO 50001 is expected to affect up to 60% of the world energy consumption and is a global trade catalyst for industrial energy efficiency. The standard can help organizations be better prepared for government- or utility sponsored energy efficiency programs, carbon or energy taxes, and international climate agreements. For multinational companies this can greatly simplify compliance with environmental mandates across national borders. For companies that are not able to fulfil relevant ISO50001 standard and/or legislative requirements, we need to explain areas of their non-conformity and reiteration on alternative innovative solutions.Read Full article
EU Fit for 55 package: a good fit for companies performing energy management systems and energy audits?
The European Commission circulated a new set of proposals called ‘Fit for 55’ It aims to deliver the 2030 climate change targets and coping with the highly popular EU Green Deal. The proposed package actively contributes to raise the level of ambition of the EU.Read Full article
More and more companies are setting their own targets for reducing emissions. They know that their own future and competitiveness are at stake. Some committed German companies are networking in the Climate Protection Companies initiative. Green energy networks help companies tap into new potential as well.Read Full article
The German Energy Efficiency Award is endowed with prize money totalling 30,000 euros. Companies from any industry in Germany or abroad can apply online at energy efficiencyaward.de/en/apply/. The 18 nominees will be selected by a jury of.Read Full article
Green Revolution - Medium-sized companies show the way. Lessons from two spanish companies in the chemical industry
SATECMA, a chemical producer with several production lines, started its journey towards environmentally friendly products 20 years ago. DichaandHecho is an ecobrand focused on the development of novel cleaning products which are both effective and sustainable.Read Full article
17.02: Live briefing/PK on the results of the winter survey of the "Energy Efficiency Index of German Industry".
The 2020 winter survey of the Energy Efficiency Index (EEI) shows a renewed increase in the importance of energy efficiency within German industry. The Institute for Energy Efficiency in Production has been surveying current and planned energy efficiency activities in German industry every six months since.Read Full article
Energy audit and augmented reality: how to combine them? RETROFEED innovation accelerated by COVID-19
The event was organised by the RETROFEED project on 2 December 2020. It showcased the variety of innovative responses to the unanticipated circumstances brought upon industries. The event included some reflections of the European Commission, followed by a demonstration session of energy audit.Read Full article
I moderated a webinar on energy efficiency for the IPFA as part of their energy transition series. This may be the last in the series but believe me, this is the most important element of the energy transition. I tend towards a fundamental position.Read Full article
Findings for Germany will be published at European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (eceee)s Industry conference, global outcomes towards the turn of years. The questionnaire is accessible to manufacturing companies across 12 dedicated country versions and five further universal language versions.Read Full article