Thursday, April 27, 2017

Investment stimulated by market-based instruments for energy efficiency has risen six-fold over the last ten years

IEA published the first global overview of market-based instruments (MBIs) for energy efficiency, such as auctions, energy efficiency obligations on utilities and white certificate programmes. Contrary to other policy instruments, MBIs allow market actors to choose the measures and delivery routes that provide the most cost-effective way to achieve the outcomes set out by policy makers.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Canadian Biogas Association (CBA) provides tools and training for biogas project developers

The Canadian Biogas Association recently hosted two Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Workshops for municipalities as part of a series of targeted communications for municipal and public sector staff to learn more about this important renewable fuel. Participants of the first workshop have learn about RNG technologies, tools for measuring GHG emission reductions, such as GHGenius, and a number of RNG projects that have been implemented by municipalities across Canada.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Multiple benefits of energy efficiency can deliver as much as 2.5 times the value of the energy demand reduction

According to IEA, energy efficiency should be recognized as a major energy resource. Thanks to energy efficiency investments over the preceding four decades, energy use avoided by IEA member countries was larger than any other single supply side resource, including oil, gas, coal and electricity. 

Monday, April 10, 2017

OECD report: current carbon prices are too low to ensure needed GHG emissions reduction

The OECD released the report about pricing CO2 through taxes and emissions trading systems, which presents a new data on “effective carbon rates” on CO2-emissions for energy use across six economic sectors in 41 countries. The study analyzed OECD countries responsible for some 80 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions and found a major gap between current carbon pricing policies and what should be the minimum estimated cost for carbon given its climate impact.

Monday, April 3, 2017

U.S. cleaner energy industry's revenue is comparable now with pharmaceutical industry

With $200 billion in revenue, advanced energy industry is among U.S. economy leaders, says report published by AEE, a national trade association of businesses working on cleaner and smarter energy. AEE includes in advanced energy the following sectors: building efficiency, electricity generation, delivery and management, advanced transportation, fuel production and delivery, combined heat and power, advanced manufacturing processes, etc.