Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Visualization tools for energy flows in Canada's energy systems


Canada Energy Systems Analysis Research (CESAR) in partnership with whatIf? Technologies Inc. have developed interactive, multi-year Sankey diagrams showing the energy systems of Canada and its provinces between 1990 and 2013.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Energy efficiency already accounts 30 times more jobs in the U.S. than coal mining


Energy efficiency is a growing employer with 1.9 million jobs nationwide and thousands of jobs in each state. These findings are revealed by the report Energy Efficiency Jobs in America, which is prepared by E2 and E4TheFuture and based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data and a survey of tens of thousands of businesses across the country. It is projected that 245,000 more jobs  to be added over the next year - very impressive 13 percent growth rate. 

Friday, December 9, 2016

Clean Energy Economy: how to get there


The new report, From Risk to Return: Investing in a Clean Energy Economy by the Risky Business Project, demonstrates that not only is managing the risks implied by climate change both economically and technically viable, but it also would create significant new business opportunities. The transition to a cleaner energy economy rests on three pillars: moving from fossil fuels to electricity wherever possible, generating electricity with low or zero carbon emissions, and using energy much more efficiently.

Monday, December 5, 2016

EC's new Clean Energy for All Europeans package: energy efficiency first



The European Commission has proposed a binding EU-wide target of 30% for energy efficiency by 2030. EC plans to reach this target through: