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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...

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,...

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,...

What to expect from the Visegrád Group on the EU’s “Clean Energy” package?

Air pollution and energy poverty leading to grassroots mobilisation on energy efficiency in the Visegrad countries. Progress in local authorities on energy efficiency is leading the development of efficiency measures in Visegrad 4 countries, even though national level politics are more hostile...

Energy poverty handbook

A new booklet has been published on energy poverty. This publication presents a selection of case studies presenting various good practices aiming to end energy poverty in Europe. 

Energy efficiency the largest clean economy industry in the U.S

Unlike large wind turbines or rooftop solar panels, most energy efficiency improvements are invisible: They might be folded within a super-insulated building, embedded in the controls of a smart monitoring system, or quietly embodied in a high efficiency AC system. Looking at the job sector,...

900,000 households are planning energy efficiency improvements in the near future

41 percent of Hungarians finished energy efficiency improvement projects in the past 5 years and a quarter of them are planning to do so in the next 5 years – as a research by the Hungarian Energy Efficiency Institute found in the autumn of 2016. The most important issue for those living in...

Achieving global leadership in renewable energies

Renewable electricity, cleaner heating and cooling, decarbonised transport, empowered consumers and at least 27% renewables in the EU will bring clean energy for all Europeans.