Blog posts with the tag: "Environment"

Wednesday 26 February 2014

There is a tangible sense of frustration at the slow progress being made in scaling up the European energy efficiency market. But traditional players need to learn from the more dynamic markets in the US or risk being overtaken by rivals with new business models.   The science fiction writer Arthur C Clarke once said:…

Wednesday 23 October 2013

For something different and for the first time I have a guest blog on onlyelevenpercent.  An earlier post of mine talked briefly about the problems facing traditional energy suppliers and we have recently seen news of RWE adopting a radical change in strategy.  This excellent piece by Gerard Reid of Alexa Capital goes into detail…

Monday 4 March 2013

Having just read ‘Made to Stick’ by Chip and Dan Heath I have been pondering how to make energy efficiency a stickier idea. We all know that efficiency suffers from being very dull as well as being too technical a concept for the person in the street and that ‘improving its image’ is essential. The…

Monday 11 February 2013

The internet and the ubiquity of high volume, low cost communications and information processing has introduced us to the power of ‘big data’ and data transparency in many fields and now is the time to apply it to building energy use. In September New York City published the 2011 energy benchmarking results for large commercial…

Monday 4 February 2013

Global new investment in renewable energy has risen from $22 billion in 2004 to $211 billion in 2010[1] driven almost entirely by subsidies. Subsidies have been justified by the perceived need to reduce carbon dioxide emissions to combat global warming and the need to support renewable generation technologies until they are cost-effective. Now the on-going…

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