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Chasing Zero

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Century after century, home along the east-central coast of the Arabian Peninsula generally meant a house of mud or coral brick, roofed with palm thatch, in a small town or settlement. Food staples were local dates and rice, as well as fish that came to shore aboard dhows powered by the winds. Cooking was fueled by wood, carried to the coast by camel from interior oases. It was an economy powered, directly and indirectly, by the sun.

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The Coalition for Energy Savings strives to make energy efficiency and savings the first consideration of energy policies and the driving force towards a secure, sustainable and competitive European Union. Its membership unites businesses, professionals, local authorities, trade unions and civil society organisations in pursuit of this goal.

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U4Eis a global effort supporting developing countries and emerging economies to move their markets to energy-efficient appliances and equipment. Informs policy makers of the potential environmental, financial and economic savings of a transition to high-efficiency products;Under the leadership of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), U4E brings together all key stakeholders active in the area of product efficiency.

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Launched in April 2013, the project has allowed companies to benefit from existing energy efficiency tools and exchange best practices during its initial 27-month EU-funded phase and continues to do so through its on-line platform and the network of SMEs established within the context of the project.

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Facilitating Multi-level governance for Energy Efficiency (multEE) is a Horizon 2020 project that aims to improve the consistency and quality of energy efficiency policy planning and implementation through innovative monitoring and verification schemes as well as through improved coordination between different administrative levels.