Blog posts with the tag: "Government"

Tuesday 14 May 2013

I had a great trip to Ireland recently, speaking at the IERC conference and getting updated on the various private and public energy efficiency initiatives. Ireland is really making impressive strides to improve energy efficiency.   In February the government published its second National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP) which highlighted the potential benefits to…

Monday 29 April 2013

An interesting piece in the Sunday Times today headlined “Grid to get switch to your fridge’ nearly caused me to choke on my coffee. It starts with the sentence, ‘Fridges, freezers and ovens could be automatically switched off in homes across the country as part of new plans to reduce energy consumption’ before going on…

Monday 8 April 2013

When I was doing my PhD I met Brenda Boardman who was doing her PhD investigating the then little known or understood problem of fuel poverty. Brenda and I were both funded by the joint committee of what was then the Science and Engineering Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council (I think…

Tuesday 12 March 2013

We are at the beginning of not one but two revolutions, an energy revolution and a finance revolution.   The global financial crisis exposed the stupidity, greed and complete lack of ethics in large parts of the financial system. Lots of people made an awful lot of money without doing anything useful. Banks built dubious…

Thursday 7 March 2013

I am a (sceptical) fan of the current governments policies on energy efficiency and as I said in a recent Energy World article we have built some reasonable foundations for an energy efficiency policy. The launch of the Energy Efficiency Mission in February, hosted by Greg Barker, which included a letter of support from Bill…

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