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Spanish building community calls for greater ambition on energy renovation of buildings

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21 June 2017 | Source: Reegle News | Countries: Spain | Sectors: Buildings, Cross cutting
On 14 June 2017, the European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EuroACE) organised a workshop in Madrid, Spain, on ‘Energy Renovation of Buildings in Spain’. Over 50 participants from the industry, the financial sector, the European Commission, Spanish national and local authorities gathered in the Official College of Architects Madrid (COAM) to discuss the crucial role of building renovation in the Spanish Energy Transition and for the Spanish economy.     [...

Clean tax cuts: a new idea with conservative roots

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20 June 2017 | Source: ACEEE | Countries:  | Sectors: 

Congress is likely to tackle federal tax reform in 2017 and may consider new ideas. One proposal it should seriously consider is clean tax cuts—the application of supply-side tax rate cuts to investments that reduce the emissions of harmful pollutants. Cutting tax rates on income gained from clean...

Solar heating could cover over 80 percent of domestic heating requirements in Nordic countries

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20 June 2017 | Source: Reegle News | Countries: Sweden | Sectors: Buildings, District energy, Equipment and appliances
By using suitable systems, more than 80 percent of heating energy for Finnish households could be produced using solar energy with competitive prices. This result is also valid for Sweden, Norway, Alaska, northern Canada and other locations at the same latitudes.

Future trucks fueled by hydrogen created with solar power: Exhaust? Pure water vapor

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20 June 2017 | Source: Reegle News | Countries: Norway | Sectors: Transport
Heavy-duty trucks will soon be driving around in Trondheim, Norway, fueled by hydrogen created with solar power, and emitting only pure water vapor as “exhaust”. Not only will hydrogen technology revolutionize road transport, it will also enable ships and trains to run emission-free.

Nigeria: We'll Soon End Estimated Billing, Electricity DISCOs Assure Consumers

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20 June 2017 | Source: Reegle News | Countries: Nigeria | Sectors: Power sector
[This Day] The 11 electricity distribution companies (Discos) in the country have assured their non-Maximum Demand customers, which are consumers with minimal power consumptions that they are working diligently towards intensifying their metering obligations, with a view to phasing out estimated billing exercise which has become contentious.