Catherine Early Cities - 16/June/2022

How to maximise energy efficiency investments

Sudden spikes in the cost of energy have pushed energy efficiency higher up the public and political agenda. Building renovations can be costly, but there could be ways of making energy efficiency itself more efficient

Ensuring the right energy efficiency measures are used and installed correctly can make a big impact 

DIGITAL INPUT Digital technologies can offer consumers greater control, thereby using energy more efficiently

BOOM AND BUST The current piecemeal approach increases seen in many energy efficiency incentives is increasing costs

KEY QUOTE When fossil fuels were cheap and plentiful, nobody really wanted to talk about energy efficiency. Now, fossil fuels aren’t cheap, and certainly not plentiful, but it’s a bit too late ...

 

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