The third edition of the GTF provides an evidence-based look at progress at the regional, country, and international level toward ensuring universal access to modern energy services, doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix, and doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency. The report provides an overview of long-term trends since 1990 and focuses on progress achieved in the most recent period, 2012–14.
The third biennial ACEEE City Energy Efficiency Scorecard measures the progress of city policies and programs that save energy while benefiting the environment and promoting economic growth. We ranked 51 large US cities for their energy efficiency efforts across 5 policy areas: local government operations, community-wide initiatives, buildings, energy and water utilities, and transportation.
This study looks into barriers to investing in energy efficiency and ways to overcome them. A vast body of research on the topic of energy efficiency investments and barriers that prevent the energy efficiency potential to be fully realized exists. However, it is often the perception of those who work in the field of energy efficiency as a practitioner that may provide additional and valuable insights on the challenges and solutions for overcoming barriers to energy efficiency investments.
CommONEnergy, a research project funded by the European Union, developed these past 4 years new strategies and solutions to retrofit existing shopping centres to reduce consumptions, increase energy efficiency and comfort. The project, coming soon to an end, presented its landmark publication, Guidelines on how to approach the energy-efficient renovation of shopping centres during a full day event in Brussels.
Energy is at the forefront of the development agenda. Recognizing energy's vital role in development and prosperity, the world has committed to Sustainable Development Goal 7 to "Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all" as one of 17 goals for 2030, as well as to dramatically increase energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy.