Blog posts with the tag: "Energy Efficiency"

Monday 5 February 2024

Photo credit: Nico Hogg, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic It is now becoming widely accepted that increasing the flow of investment into energy efficiency is essential for hitting climate targets, as well as addressing issues including fuel poverty and energy security. Much of that investment will have to come from the private sector, from institutional…

Monday 14 April 2014

The retrofit of the Empire State Building (ESB) a few years back deservedly got a lot of publicity and helped put energy efficiency on the agenda for commercial property owners – at least in the US.  Once completed in all tenant spaces savings are projected to be 38%.  The measured savings have exceeded the targets…

Wednesday 2 April 2014

I saw an interesting guest blog on Steve Blank’s blog by Henry Chesbrough who developed the idea of Open Innovation which is relevant to the discussion of innovation in the energy sector.  It was comparing start-ups to established companies and defined the difference like this:   A startup is a temporary organization in search of…

Thursday 20 February 2014

There have been a few interesting energy articles in the FT, most notably; “Consumers see the light over lower energy costs”, by Guy Chazan, which reported that people use nearly a third less electricity to light their homes than they did 16 years ago. Brenda Boardman from the Environmental Change Institute at Oxford said that…

Wednesday 12 February 2014

In October 2012 the US was battered by Hurricane Sandy which affected 24 states, led to serious flooding in New York and New Jersey, caused an estimated $65 billion economic impact, the cancellation of 5,000 flights, 286 deaths and over 8 million people experiencing power cuts – some of which lasted many days.  One important…

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