All articles for the topic: energy efficiency


Event: 10th Meeting of the Monaco Blue Initiative

The 10th meeting of the Monaco Blue Initiative will be held in Monaco from 24-25 March 2019, under the presidency of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco.

South Africa: How Historical Use of Poor-Quality Coal Has Affected Eskom's Efficiency and Brought Us Load Shedding

[Daily Maverick] The quality of coal is essential for the adequate functioning of an electrical generation unit. In South Africa, some of it is mixed with sand and rocks.

Event: UNEA-4 Leadership Dialogue 2: Life-cycle Approaches to Resource Efficiency, Energy, Chemicals and Waste Management

The high-level segment (HLS) on the fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4) will include three interactive Leadership Dialogues, taking place on 14 and 15 March, on issues of relevance to the theme of the Assembly, ‘Innovative Solutions for Environmental Challenges and Sustainabl

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: New Toolkit Helps Quantify Efficiency’s Benefits

Carbon Reduction and Energy Efficiency in the Water and Wastewater sector (Webinar) - 20.03.2019


The linkages between water and energy consumption are significant. To produce energy, water is needed and, likewise, the provision and treatment of water requires the consumption of energy, in particular of electricity (ca. 60%).

South-East Europe parliamentarians prepare Joint Declaration on future of energy efficiency in Energy Community

The Joint Declaration, consolidating inputs by Members of parliament from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, North Macedonia, and Serbia was also presented at the Energy Community Parliamentary Plenum, which was held back to back with the 3rd South-East Europe Parliamentary Foru

Good practices of cities

Cities are raising their profile within the international energy efficiency arena. More and more cities are committed to become CO2 neutral and engage a low-carbon development transition. At COP23 in Bonn, 25 cities pledged to implement more and more ambitious actions to mitigate and adapt to climate change by 2020.

Refurbishment of public buildings and modernization of public lighting

User generated Initiative

The project Zagreb Energy Efficient City (ZagEE) lead to the realization of energy savings by implementing economically sound and energy efficient technologies and measures to public lighting and buildings (90% of the buildings were classified below F energy class).

TransMilenio Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)

User generated Initiative

The capital of Colombia, Bogotá, has implemented an efficient and innovative bus system for urban transport using a Private Public Partnership (PPP). The public sector, represented by the TransMilenio S.A., planned the project with funding responsibilities and daily supervision.

Energy and water efficient apartments

User generated Initiative

Smart Green Apartments (SGA) is a free programme provided by the City of Sydney to guide multi-apartment buildings to decrease energy and water consumption and waste outputs through free audits and information on government rebates.


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