Tag Archives: Energy efficiency

Achieving energy efficiency through behaviour change

This report provides a review of available literature on measures targeting consumer behaviour in order to achieve energy savings. It focuses on: Energy efficiency measures and behaviour change; structural factors, such as the impact of liberalisation, energy mix and energy tariff structures; and the rebound effect. The report is available to download from the European Environment …
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Re-Powering Transport 2011

The World Economic Forum has just published the report “Re-Powering Transport 2011”. The study shows that global transportation and fossil fuels are inextricably linked. More than 60 percent of the 87 million barrels of oil consumed daily goes to powering the world’s transportation systems. Even more significantly, liquid fossil fuels account for more than 96 …
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Energy Efficiency

The World Economic Forum, in partnership with Accenture, has just launched the report, “Energy Efficiency: Accelerating the Agenda”. The study emphasizes the urgent need for energy efficiency to be at the forefront of the global agenda. According to the report, energy demand is expected to increase by 40 percent by 2050. The estimated capital required …
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The Future of Energy Efficiency

Business Insights has just published the report “The Future of Energy Efficiency”. The report examines why energy efficiency has become central to policy in both advanced and developing economies. The world is expected to dramatically increase its need for new energy as population grows, societies become increasingly electrified and vehicle use expands. With competition for …
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Financing Global Climate Change Mitigation

The report Financing Global Climate Change Mitigation is one of the first outputs of the Global Energy Efficiency 21 (GEE21) project, launched by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE). The ECE’s aim is to promote self-financing energy efficiency improvements that raise economic productivity, diminish fuel poverty and reduce environmental air pollution such as …
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Energy Vision Update 2010

The World Economic Forum has just published the report “Energy Vision Update 2010: Towards a More Energy Efficient World”. The study explores the importance of energy efficiency in meeting the world’s energy demands. Of all the energy options available, efficiency can contribute the most to energy “supply” while reducing costs and greenhouse gases and, at …
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Trade and Environmental Review 2009/2010

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has just published the “Trade and Environmental Review 2009/2010: Promoting Poles of Clean, Sustainable Growth in Developing Countries to Enhance Resilience to the Inter-related Economic, Food and Climate Crises.” The report focuses on the 140 plus low-income and least developed countries, which played no part in …
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