IEA Energy Efficiency Market report shows policy is a key driver for improving energy efficiency

The IEA’s Energy Efficiency Market Report 2016 shows that the world’s economy is becoming more energy-smart. The global energy intensity, i.e. the amount of energy used per unit of GDP, improved by 1.8% percent last year. These advances would not be possible without proactive regulation...

DG ENER presents compelling case for energy efficiency policies

Paul Hodson, the Head of the European Commission's energy efficiency unit, presented findings from the EED impact assessment at the EUFORES Inter-parliamentary meeting in Copenhagen and at the Renovate Europe Day in Brussels. 

EU meets energy efficiency target six years early

Energy efficiency in the European Union is constantly improving. But this could be as much down to the economic downturn as its own efforts, a new study has found. EurActiv’s partner Journal de l’Environnement reports. 

Small increase in energy investment could cut premature deaths from air pollution in half by 2040, says new IEA report

IEA strategy based on existing energy technologies and policies can cut 50% of pollutant emissions, the fourth-largest threat to human health, by 2040

Efficient Poland initiative supports new national renovation strategy

The Efficient Poland Initiative, supported by the Institute of Environmental Economics and thirteen organisations and associations, has sent a letter to the Polish Ministry of Infrastructure and Construction to demonstrate support for preparing a new the National Renovation Strategy, which is due...

2015: Stable CO2 emissions in the G20 thanks to energy efficiency and to the decline of coal share.

Based on information for G20 countries, which represent 80% of the global demand, the annual Enerdata analysis shows the key trends as well as the evolution of world markets. After a surprising year in 2014, what do we learn from 2015?Are we moving towards stabilization of energy...

Hungarian National Workshop

On the 12th of May, local authorities and stakeholders in the energy services sector came together to discuss financing solutions for renovating the building stock. 

EBRD supports financing facility for energy efficiency in Croatia

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) launched a €60 million facility for financing energy efficiency improvements in Croatian homes and households. An online tool, the ‘REENOVA+ Technology Selector’, contains a range of pre-approved technologies and...

Investor Confidence Project Wins Prestigious Finance for Resilience Award

Environmental Defense Fund’s Investor Confidence Project (ICP) received the prestigious Finance for Resilience (FiRe) award at The Future of Energy Summit hosted by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Over one thousand investors and energy experts voted for innovative ideas that...

European Parliament calls for common definition of energy poverty

The European Parliament adopted a non-binding resolution on “Meeting the antipoverty target in the light of increasing household costs”.