Blog posts with the tag: "USA"

Tuesday 26 March 2013

As soon as there is discussion of energy efficiency and the potential for improving energy efficiency, someone counters with the argument that reducing energy use per unit of output only leads to more energy use as people and firms spend some (or all) of the money saved by greater efficiency on more consumption, resulting in…

Thursday 14 March 2013

I recently attended a meeting of the Chop Sticks Club – a group that has been promoting Anglo-Chinese relations for the last twenty years. Although of course the projected future where the Chinese economy continues to grow dramatically may not be totally assured it’s phenomenal growth over the last twenty years, along with similar rapid…

Monday 11 March 2013

The term ESCo, or Energy Service Company is widely used to describe companies that develop energy efficiency projects in clients facilities and then either invest themselves, less and less common by the way as balance sheets are constrained, or bring a third party source of finance to fund the projects. In a classic Energy Performance…

Friday 8 March 2013

In February 2002 the then US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfield made a very famous speech in which he said: ‘There are known knowns; there are things we know we know.  We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say, we know there some things we do not know.  But there are also…

Wednesday 27 February 2013

The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) recently published another excellent report (they are very prolific!). This one, “Calculating the Nation’s Annual Energy Efficiency Investments” by Skip Laitner undertook the ambitious task of documenting the annual investment in energy efficiency in the USA and the benefits. It found that in 2010 the USA…

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