31 Mar 2017

Energy transformation towards 100% renewable energy is economically inevitable, and socially and environmentally desirable, yet it may produce negative signals in outdated statistics as fossil trade diminishes and the sector shrinks.

Journal article
14 Mar 2017

China has made energy conservation and energy efficiency one of its top priorities as a means of guiding its economic and social development. In the past three decades, while China’s economy increased eighteen‑fold, energy consumption increased only five‑fold. The energy intensity of China’s GDP declined by about seventy percent during the same period.

Book
30 Mar 2017

The rationale for energy efficiency policy can be framed in terms of a variety of different benefits. This paper considers how different benefits have been used within the overall rationale for energy efficient retrofit policy in different contexts.

Journal article
06 Dec 2017

Climate change is increasingly exacerbating existing population health hazards, as well as resulting in new negative health effects. Flooding is one particularly deadly example of its amplifying and expanding effect on public health.

Journal article
30 Sep 2017

Shopping centres are a very peculiar kind of buildings due to the specific final energy uses (mainly related to lighting, ventilation, cooling and refrigeration in presence of food supermarkets) and the complexity of the overall system. The need to ensure a certain sales volume, and the state of constant transformation (addressed by marketing reasons) drive the energy retrofitting actions.

Report
16 Nov 2018

With over 4 million inhabitants and a growth rate of over 4% annually, Kenya’s capital city Nairobi is the largest and most populous city in the country, and the tenth largest city in Africa. It is an established hub and the main commercial centre of the country with a well-developed business infrastructure, and is estimated to generate more than 63% of Kenya’s gross domestic product.

Report
11 Oct 2017

Argentina’s significant domestic natural gas and hydro resources has led to an electricity generation system based on these fuel sources, offering low electricity prices. However, declining gas production due to the exhaustion of resources coupled with growing energy consumption is emphasizing the importance of both diversifying energy supply and managing energy demand.

Briefing paper
27 Sep 2017

Russia has acknowledged energy efficiency as an important direction for its policy development. In 2008, an economy-wide target was set to reduce energy intensity by 40% by 2020 in relation to 2007. The target is supported by Federal Law 261 on Energy Savings and Energy Efficiency (2009) and the State Program on Energy Efficiency (2014).

Briefing paper
19 Jun 2017

This book uses energy and economic models to assess the potential for further energy-efficient improvements in the transport, building, industry and power sectors of China.

Book
01 Jun 2017

As the largest energy consumer in the world, energy efficiency and conservation have been prioritized in China to meet its fast-growing appetite for energy as a result of industrialization and urbanization, as well as to alleviate environmental pressure and tackle climate change.

Book
16 Feb 2017

The European building stock and energy system are at the initial stages of a journey towards becoming smart: moving from a centralised, fossil fuel-based and highly-energy-consuming system towards one that is more efficient, decentralised, consumer-focused and powered by renewable energy.

Report
12 Jan 2016

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a leading organization globally on building energy codes and standards. PNNL has served as the technical lead for DOE’s Building Energy Codes Program in the U.S. and worked on building energy codes in many countries including Vietnam, India, China, and Russia.

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