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Are global CO2 emissions still rising?

In 2015, after three years of slow growth, the growth of global CO2 emissions from fossil-fuel use and from steel and cement production was brought to a standstill. One of the main causes was the 2% global decrease in coal burning and cement production - the largest decrease over the past five...

eceee publishes guide on energy efficiency in the Clean Energy Package

Eceee, the European council for an energy efficient economy, has published a procedural guide to aid people in understanding the current developments of the Clean Energy Package process. The study presents major outstanding issues and goes through the updated legislative content. The briefing...

Eurostat clarifies how to record energy performance contracts in national accounts

EU lifts one key barrier for public investments in energy efficiency, easing adoption of ambitious 2030 targets and Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Commission, has published today an updated guidance note on the recording of energy performance contracts (EPCs) in government...

ACEEE unique guide tracks how local energy policy boosts community resilience

How have your community's energy efficiency initiatives also increased its resilience? The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy new paper, Indicators for Local Energy Resilience, gives municipal leaders a unique set of tools to answer this question. We explore local energy...

Fossil fuel subsidies are a staggering $5 tn per year

A new study finds 6.5% of global GDP goes to subsidizing dirty fossil fuels 

EEFIG UNDERWRITING TOOLKIT

Underwriting toolkit assists financing institutions on appraising value and risk of energy efficiency investments 

Energy Policies of IEA Countries - Hungary 2017 Review

International Energy Agency has just published the most recent Indepth Review of Hungary 2017, focusing on the country's energy policies.

Energy transition in Europe: The future of energy efficiency policies at stake

On 26 June 2017, energy ministers of the European Union will meet to agree on a general approach for the first batch of the 'Clean Energy for All Europeans package’, a set of legal tools which will set Europe’s next steps in achieving its energy transition.

Country reports show successful implementation of Article 7 around the EU

22 available national annual progress reports and Energy Efficiency Action Plans, which were due April this year under the EED, confirm progress reported already last year in achieving the annual energy savings requirement of Article 7. Several countries report a significant increase in annual...

G20 ENERGY EFFICIENCY INVESTMENT TOOLKIT HIGHLIGHTS US$ 221 BILLION INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

According to the International Energy Agency’s analysis, more than USD 221 billion is being invested annually into energy efficiency improvements in buildings, industry and transport in the G20 economies. More than half of this investment is into the buildings sector. UNEP FI has contributed...