Energy efficiency is the planet’s first fuel. Energy we don’t consume is cheaper, cleaner and more abundant than any other source. Insulating our buildings may seem an obvious way to save energy, but Rockwool Group’s Mirella Vitale warns that without ambitious long-term policy goals, society will fail to reap the full potential of energy efficient buildings.
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