BSH is the market leader in the field of resource-saving domestic appliances. The company carries out research and development (R&D) in five locations in Germany, investigating the potential for improving energy efficiency and saving resources across a wide range of domestic appliances. Small household appliances as well as larger ones such as refrigerators, washing machines and driers are to be further optimised in terms of their energy consumption.
Post date: 27 Jan 2012
Report Number E118
Post date: 10 Jan 2012
Renewable energies, energy efficiency and innovations for the energy turnaround: broadly-based financing offers for private persons, enterprises and municipalitiesExpanded range of energy and environmental financing for enterprises starting 1 January 2012
Post date: 9 Jan 2012
CO2 emissions reduced by 1 million tonnes in 2010Over 40% of CO2 reductions the required annually by private households until 2020 have been achievedHeating cost savings of EUR 6.4 billionInvestments of over EUR 22 billion secured 287,000 jobs for at least one year
Post date: 22 Dec 2011
The report is structured as follows:• Section 2 presents the barriers to financing energy efficiency projects;
Post date: 9 Dec 2011
Post date: 9 Dec 2011
The long-term goal of the plan is to implement an energy and transport network that relies solely on renewable energy sources. By 2020, the initiatives will lead to extensive reductions in energy consumption, making it possible for half of the country’s electricity consumption to be covered by wind power. Coal is to be phased out of Danish power plants by 2030. And by 2035, all electricity and heating will be generated using renewable sources.
Post date: 30 Nov 2011
Post date: 10 Nov 2011
Jülich Research Centre report published
In 2010 KfW financings initiated investments of EUR 22 billion
Every "promotional euro" provided generates additional budget revenue of four to five euros
Current interest rate in the KfW Energy-efficient Refurbishment Programme of 1% effectively p.a. in combination with repayment bonuses of up to 12.5% of total investment amount
Post date: 3 Nov 2011
Only one in ten (11 per cent) UK householders said they would reinvest the money in additional energy-efficiency measures. Ironically, about the same number (12 per cent) said they would use the £400 to purchase new consumer appliances and gadgets such as a large flat-screen TV, washing machine or smartphone.
Post date: 2 Nov 2011