Tag: efficiency

Buildings an unlocked source of energy savings – IEA

Buildings an unlocked source of energy savings – IEA

In many markets energy efficiency investments in buildings still often considered a risk By John Dulac, IEA Energy Analyst 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 […]

By December 11, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Artificial Intelligence boosts efficiency for solar and wind

Artificial Intelligence boosts efficiency for solar and wind

Autonomous drones with real-time artificial intelligence-supported analysis will inspect wind turbines and solar panels Artificial intelligence (AI) will increasingly automate operations over the next several years in the solar and wind industries and boost efficiencies across the renewable energy sector, according to a new DNV GL position paper. The position paper “Making Renewables Smarter: The […]

By December 1, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Digital technology set to transform global energy system – IEA

Digital technology set to transform global energy system – IEA

Digital technology raising new security and privacy risks, and disrupting markets, businesses and employment Digital technologies are set to transform the global energy system in coming decades, making it more connected, reliable and sustainable. This will have a profound and lasting impact on both energy demand and supply, according to a new report by the […]

By November 7, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Global energy efficiency gains at risk of slowing down without renewed govt focus – IEA

Global energy efficiency gains at risk of slowing down without renewed govt focus – IEA

Households across the world spending less on energy as a result of efficiency The recent acceleration in global energy efficiency gains risks slowing down if governments do not maintain their focus on implementing new efficiency policies, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency. Global energy intensity – the energy used per unit […]

By October 6, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Cities are key to climate change – Edmonton to host 2018 IPCC conference

Cities are key to climate change – Edmonton to host 2018 IPCC conference

Edmonton plan seeks to reduce energy use 25% per capita By David Dodge and Scott Rollans How the heck did Edmonton, Alberta wind up as host to an IPCC international 2018 Cities and Climate Change Science Conference? This conference is a big deal. It’s sponsored by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the very same United Nations […]

By October 4, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Albertans offered incentives on winter energy efficiency products

Albertans offered incentives on winter energy efficiency products

Government claims programs supported creation of 1,300 private sector jobs Starting Sept 28, Energy Efficiency Alberta is offering in-store savings on outdoor timers for block heaters, holiday lights and programmable thermostats, as well as many other energy-efficient products, according to an Alberta government press release. “Fall and winter are the most energy-intensive seasons of the […]

By September 29, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Doing more with less: Increased energy efficiency could lower energy demand in Canada

Doing more with less: Increased energy efficiency could lower energy demand in Canada

Canada’s energy demand to grow at average annual rate of 0.7% According to the International Energy Agency, approximately two-thirds of economically feasible global energy efficiency measures have not been implemented. If Canada were to pursue energy efficiency improvements more aggressively, it could reduce its energy consumption by up to 15 per cent by 2035, according to […]

By August 25, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Global automakers shifting to high efficiency gasoline engines, diesel to be phased out by 2020

Global automakers shifting to high efficiency gasoline engines, diesel to be phased out by 2020

Advancements in electronic controls, real-time sensing, actuation systems are enhancing thermodynamic efficiency of ICE vehicles A new report from Navigant Research analyzed the market for technologies that improve the energy efficiency of light duty vehicles with internal combustion engines (ICEs) and low voltage electrified propulsion, providing global market forecasts through 2026. Automakers and suppliers around the world […]

By August 17, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
US news brief July 26: Residential electricity sales have fallen since 2010

US news brief July 26: Residential electricity sales have fallen since 2010

Also in this brief: New York District court dismisses lawsuit challenging Zero Emissions Credit Program, TPG Growth closes acquisition of Discovery Midstream Following sustained growth through 2010, U.S. residential electricity sales have declined in both absolute and per capita terms, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Although changes in the weather are a key driver of […]

Alberta hires ICF International to roll out commercial energy efficiency program

Alberta hires ICF International to roll out commercial energy efficiency program

2014 Ipsos-Reid poll finds 78% of Albertan’s support energy efficiency program Energy Efficiency Alberta has selected ICF International, a consulting and technology services provider to serve as program implementer for Energy Efficiency Alberta’s (EEA) Business, Non-Profit and Institutional (BNI) Energy Savings program, according to a press release from ICF International. ICF International is a company […]