Today, 28% of global carbon dioxide emissions derive from energy use in buildings and by 2050 building energy demand is expected to increase by 30%. At the same time, the Paris climate agreement commits the world to keep the global temperature rise to less than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. ...
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Exciting new technology, equipment and greater political will help boost the image of energy efficiency, a vital tool in reducing emissions, says Jennifer Layke, US-based Global Director of the Energy Programme at the World Resources Institute
The US state of California is setting an example for others to follow on energy saving policies, explains Andrew McAllister, lead commissioner for energy efficiency at the California Energy Commission
Full support for energy efficiency from EU politicians will give companies the confidence to invest in projects that will benefit the economy, the environment and society at large, says Monica Frassoni, President of the European Alliance to Save Energy
Clear policies and a long-term vision will help energy efficiency play its full role in the energy transition, argues Dominique Ristori, Director-General for Energy at the European Commission
Mark Lister, head of the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency, explains why more innovation and investment is needed if the barriers to scaling up energy efficiency are to be successfully dismantled.