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Unlocking energy savings from buildings

The past decade has seen major changes across the energy sector, from the emergence of solar PV or shale oil and gas to electric vehicles and high-efficiency lighting. But one sector has seen very little change. The building sector represents

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EU Parliament votes in favor of 2030 binding renewable energy target of 35%

The European Parliament has approved the proposal submitted by its Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE), to set an EU 2030 renewable energy target of 35%. Europe’s Climate Action and Energy Commissioner, Miguel Arias Cañete has welcomed the vote

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Delivering the energy transition for jobs, growth and investment in Europe

Last 7th of November the European Parliament organised in Brussels along the European Commission the High-level conference on clean energy financing: delivering the energy transition for jobs, growth and investment, where the necessity and proposals to carry out the energetic

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A power of good? Smart energy technology explained

Smart technology allows companies and households to use energy more efficiently, reducing the need to build more power stations, some of which burn polluting fossil fuels such as coal or gas. Some of these technologies are more advanced than others

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What countries are the most energy efficient?

As global energy use rises, some nations are ramping up their energy efficiency. So which countries use the least amount of energy?

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All Canadian federal government buildings to go 100% green by 2025

The Canadian federal government has pledged to run all its operations on renewable energy by 2025, according to environment minister Catherine McKenna. McKenna made the announcement at the Canadian Wind Energy Association yesterday but revealed very little else on how

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Energy efficiency gains ground despite lower energy prices, new IEA report says

As governments focus on implementing their commitments to save energy and reduce carbon emissions under the recently ratified Paris agreement, a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) highlights the progress made by energy efficiency policies around the world

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Energy efficiency first! Five reasons we need a higher target for 2030

This short briefing spells out why the cheapest, cleanest, safest energy is the energy we don’t actually need. “Every 1% means lifting 7 million people out of energy poverty“: a quote by Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete in Reuters (09/09/2016). The

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Oil & gas sector needs to commit to long-term thinking to achieve meaningful cost cuts

A majority of senior oil and gas professionals (56%) believe that the industry is repeating the mistakes of previous downturns and have concerns over the loss of jobs and experience and lack of efficiency, according to a new report published

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Cuts in greenhouse gases from investments in energy efficiency

The new book Energy Efficiency Market Report 2015 reveals that energy efficiency improvements since 1990 in Iea member countries avoided 870 million tonnes of Co2 emissions in 2014 – and a cumulative 10 billion tonnes over the last 25 years,

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