Among Americas most serious concerns are (i) national security, which is intimately tied to energy security, (ii) economic competitiveness, and (iii) the environment. These issues transcend our national boundaries and have serious implications for the world. At the core of these problems is need to secure clean, affordable and sustainable sources of energy. Solutions must come from a combination of improvements on both the demand and supply side, and science and technology will be an essential part of the solution. After briefly describing the energy problem, the remainder of the talk will describe areas of research that may lead to transforming…0 comments
January 7, 2009 lecture by Lee Schipper for the Woods Energy Seminar (ENERGY301). In his talk When the Rubber Hits the Road: The Real Story on Fuel Economy in the US and other Developed Countries, with Implications for Developing Asia, Schipper discusses better and more realistic fuel economy options in the US and other industrialized nations.
The Woods Energy Seminar is an interdisciplinary series of talks primarily by Stanford experts on a broad range of energy topics. Lee Schipper is a Senior Research Engineer at the Precourt Institute for Energy Efficiency at Stanford University.0 comments
Ajay Mathur is Director General of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, and a member of the Prime Ministers Council on Climate Change. As Director General of BEE, Dr. Mathur coordinates the national energy efficiency programme, including the standards and labeling programme for equipment and appliances; the energy conservation building code; the industrial energy efficiency programme, and the DSM programmes in the buildings, lighting, and municipal sectors.
The Energy Conservation Act of 2001, and the National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency in 2008 provide the framework for initiatives to overcome the challenges that limit energy efficiency investments in India. Over the past few years, initiatives have been introduced to promote: adoption of energy efficient consumer appliances through energy labelling; design of energy-efficient commercial buildings based on an Energy Conservation Building Code; energy conservation in buildings and municipalities through performance contracting by ESCOs; market transformation towards energy efficient appliances (such as CFLs) through demand side management programmes; and enhanced focus on energy efficiency investments in industry due to energy data reporting and bench marking practices. However, there continue to be energy efficiency opportunities that remain unexploited because challenges such as higher first costs, coupled with inadequate information on energy performance of appliances and equipment; financial, technical and transactions risks associated with the adoption of new energy efficient technologies; and split incentives, especially in the buildings sector. The unlocking of this potential is essential to meet national goals of access to energy for all, reduced vulnerability to shocks in energy imports; and better urban air quality. Additionally, as a co-benefit, these actions also further mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.0 comments
Learn about the Energy Star logo and what it indicates from Energy Stars Katharine Kaplan. Buying Energy Star products can help the environment. Utilities and businesses respond to consumers who are concerned about global warming. To buy the right Energy Star appliance you need to understand what the Energy Star indicates.0 comments
Energy efficiency is the most important single future source of energy to supply the growing energy demand and to protect the climate. Being energy efficient in industry, mobility and housing will offer the biggest potential to use energy more efficient. Just through energy efficiency and with already existing technologies its possible to curb our predicted increasing global energy demand and thus the CO2-emissions by the year 2030 significantly.0 comments