January 30th

Saving energy in hotels

Energy used in hotels accounts for between 4 and 6% of operating profit. Saving energy can thus directly increase a hotel’s revenue and profitability without the need to increase sales.

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January 29th

European Postgraduate Programs in Sustainable Energy

While European graduate and post-graduate programs in sustainable energy can vary in terms of duration, content, curriculum, level of detail, degree, etc., there are a few common characteristics that can be used to segment available programs. The main classification criteria include - among others - topic/ sector, duration, credits awarded, type of degree and delivery mode.

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January 28th

IEA DSM Annual Report - Styling DSM

The IEA DSM Programme has a new strategy. This is a part of the process to extend the term for the Programme and requires moments of consideration over what has been achieved in the past and what is required for the future. A process that is necessary and useful but not entirely pleasant! Just as we all, with growing age, do not always find it pleasant to see ourselves in the mirror in the morning.

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January 23rd

Analyzing PV competitiveness in wholesale markets

A new study indicates that PV generation parity already exists in one country, with others not far behind

When analyzing retail markets, grid parity exists when an alternative energy source generates electricity at a cost matching the price of power from the electricity grid – and without subsidies so that deployment will be driven by economic fundamentals.

In terms of photovoltaic (PV) electricity, grid parity is influenced by numerous factors such as:

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January 21st

Future Power Systems

"The Future is out there somewhere; we just have to make sure we get the best one"

"There are an infinite number of ways of running an Electricity Supply system badly"

When the GB System Demand Peaks at 60GW, we are pushing 85 million Brakehorsepower through a quite fragile set of wires.

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January 18th

Forty years of energy security trends

An interesting article by Marilyn A. Brown et al. entitled ‘Forty years of energy security trends: A comparative assessment of 22 industrialized countries’ concludes that many industrialized countries have made limited progress toward the goal of achieving secure, reliable and affordable supplies of energy while also transitioning to a low-carbon energy system.

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January 17th

January 15th

New webinar series on the low carbon economy

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new and very exciting series of webinars on the low carbon economy.

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Energy saving opportunities per sector

Improving energy efficiency – doing more with less energy – is a key objective. It is fundamental to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, maintain secure energy supplies, cut greenhouse gas emissions, increase the productivity of businesses, save money, and enhance the quality of life.

In all sectors it is therefore vital that energy efficiency opportunities are fully deployed.

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January 13th

Webinar - The role of Building Automation in nearly Zero-Energy Buildings

Author: 
Markus Offermann
Post date: 
Tue, 01/13/2015 - 15:11
Building automation has a key role to play in the implementation of nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (nZEB). Building automation is the connector of all the single requirements for nZEB, such as a well-insulated and airtight building shell, efficient HVAC system and a high share of renewable energy. That is one of the main conclusions of a study prepared by Ecofys for the Leonardo ENERGY initiative.
 
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