The latest IEA Policy Pathway report, “Joint public-private approaches for energy efficiency finance”, aims to support policy makers at all levels of government and other relevant stakeholders who seek practical ways to develop, support, monitor or modify energy efficiency policies in their home country and abroad.To read more, please click here.
Post date: 25 Gen 2012
Accelerating and scaling up private investment in energy efficiency is crucial to exploit the potential of energy efficiency. However many barriers remain to private investment such as access to capital, uncertainty of future energy prices, transaction costs, perceived higher risk, and lack of knowledge. As part of the IEA 25 Energy Efficiency Policy Recommendations, the IEA recommends that governments support private investment in energy efficiency.
Post date: 24 Gen 2012
Post date: 15 Dic 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: 29 Nov 2011
"Der Uranerzgehalt wird in Zukunft sinken - dadurch wird der Abbau mehr Energie benötigen. Ab einem Erzgehalt von ca. 0,01 % wird der Energieaufwand für den Abbau so hoch, dass die Gesamtenergiebilanz negativ wird," erläutert Andrea Wallner vom Österreichischen Ökologie-Institut, Gesamtleiterin des Projektes.Zum Vergleich: Der weltweit durchschnittliche Erzgehalt lag in den letzten fünf Jahrzehnten zwischen 0,05 % und 0,15 %.
Post date: 28 Nov 2011
Renewable energy now accounts for almost a fifth of all electricity produced worldwide. The new book, Deploying Renewables 2011: Best and Future Policy Practice (IEA), addresses how countries can best capitalise on that growth to realise a sustainable energy future.To read the full press release, please click here.
Post date: 25 Nov 2011
Post date: 18 Nov 2011
If the world is to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius -- thought to be the minimum safety level before devastating effects of climate change set in -- emission volumes must not have more than 450 parts per million (ppm) of carbon dioxide. With emissions already at 390 ppm of CO2, time is running out for action.Around 80 percent of total energy-related carbon emissions permissible by 2035 to limit warming are already accounted for by existing power plants, buildings and factories, the IEA said in its World Energy Outlook.
Post date: 15 Nov 2011
Post date: 11 Nov 2011