energy efficiency investment

A New Dawn for Energy Efficiency Financing

September 16, 2015 by Clare Taylor

Energy Efficiency Financing

Energy efficiency remains one of the most stubborn energy transition challenges. The money is on the table, but the market is yet to take off. Now a ground-breaking project is developing standardized processes for bankable projects on a massive scale. Is investor confidence the key to unlocking the world’s ‘first fuel’?[read more]


Building European Investor Confidence for Energy Efficiency Investment

March 24, 2015 by Clare Taylor

Hopes are high for the success of the Investor Confidence Project Europe, a new EU funded project designed to increase private investment in energy efficiency. The aim: to accelerate development of a global efficiency market by standardizing how efficiency projects are developed and savings is calculated.[read more]

Innovative Financing for Public Authorities From eeef: A Role Model Fund for Energy Efficiency Investment

October 2, 2014 by Clare Taylor

eeef and Energy Efficiency Investment

Without enough investment into energy efficiency, the EU risks missing its 2020 – and longer-term - climate and energy targets. Public funding is available to leverage private capital – and ‘role model fund’ eeef is showing how to profitably deliver innovative financing solutions for sustainable energy projects.[read more]

A Concept for Optimizing Strategic Energy Infrastructure?

April 14, 2014 by Roman Kilisek

Optimal Energy Infrastructure

A timely new report published by the World Economic Forum in April 2014 titled “Strategic Infrastructure Steps to Operate and Maintain Infrastructure Efficiently and Effectively” addresses an important area for necessary investment globally: infrastructure.[read more]

How Japan Replaced Half its Nuclear Capacity with Conservation and Efficiency

April 10, 2014 by Justin Guay

Japan Fuel Changes

After the Tohoku earthquake three years ago, Japan was in a seemingly impossible situation. A tremendous amount of conventional generation capacity, including the entire nuclear fleet, was unavailable and the country faced the risk of power cuts during summer consumption peaks.[read more]


Energy Efficiency Investment: Is Europe Open for Business?

March 26, 2014 by Clare Taylor

So far the European Commission recent climate and energy proposals lack a 2030 target for energy efficiency. But investing in energy-efficient buildings makes sense for carbon abatement and Europe's fuel import bill. According to Dr Steve Fawkes, investor confidence is what is needed most.[read more]

The Global Race to Energy Efficiency Starts with Just One Step [INFOGRAPHIC]

March 12, 2014 by Nick Blandford

Race to Energy Efficiency

How much energy was generated by all the participants in the 2013 Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris? Take a look a this infographic and see how the energy generated by all the 2013 runners could light up the Eiffel Tower for three nights![read more]

Opportunity: Plugging US Oil and Natural Gas System Methane Leaks

March 6, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Methane Leak Opportunity

A new methane emission study released recently details sources and potential costs associated with reducing emissions of the potent greenhouse gas from US energy infrastructure. The study found the US oil and gas industry could significantly reduce methane emissions using existing technology[read more]

The US Smart Thermostat Market Is Potentially Massive

February 22, 2014 by Stephen Lacey

Smart Thermostat Market

Programmable thermostats have been on the market for a long time. In fact, the technology's roots go all the way back to 1885, when Albert Butz invented the "damper flapper," a regulated pulley system that automatically controlled air flow to a coal furnace.[read more]


Energy Efficiency: The Italian Job

January 31, 2014 by Clare Taylor

The work of one small provincial energy agency located in rural Italy has led to investment of over EUR 90 million in energy efficiency in the region, as the Province of Chieti aims for a ‘new economy’ based on the idea of the fight against waste.[read more]