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 


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...


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...

Just three EU countries showing climate ambition in line with Paris agreement

Only three European countries are pursuing climate policies that could deliver on the promises made at the Paris climate conference, according to a new ranking published by T&E and NGO Carbon Market Watch. Sweden, Germany and France top the ranking, which is based on the ambition being shown by...

EU energy efficiency requirements for products generate financial and energy savings

A newly updated report shows how the EU's Ecodesign and energy labelling requirements for products are saving consumers both energy and money. It tracks the progress of an ongoing study of the impact of these requirements. 

IEA finds CO2 emissions flat for third straight year even as global economy grew in 2016

Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions were flat for a third straight year in 2016 even as the global economy grew, according to the International Energy Agency, signaling a continuing decoupling of emissions and economic activity. This was the result of growing renewable power generation,...