For more than 40 years, California has had a deliberate, consistent focus on energy efficiency. During that time, the state has enacted a number of forward-looking policies to reduce electricity consumption — by an amount that would be sufficient to power around eight million homes. And, in addition to saving energy, since the 1970s efficiency standards for buildings and appliances have saved the state’s economy well over $100 billion. ...
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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
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
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.
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
This interview with Peder Andreasen, CEO of Danish transmission system operator (TSO) Energinet.dk, is part of a series of interviews that FORESIGHT will publish ahead of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM9) and Nordic Clean Energy Week (NCEW), which will take place in Copenhagen and Malmo in May 2018.