An ‘Energy Efficiency Action Plan’ containing a package of priority measures covering a wide range of cost effective energy efficiency initiatives has been launched by the European Commission (EC). The plan forms part of the EC’s plan to realise a more than 20% saving in primary energy consumption by 2020, and it calls for actions to make energy appliances, buildings, transport and energy generation more efficient.
[img:Kateri callahan.jpg|Kateri Callahan, President Alliance]Washington, DC, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- November 27, 2006 – A new ‘Six Degrees of Energy Efficiency Challenge’ has been launched by the Alliance to Save Energy and 29 partners from its ‘Power in Your Hands’ campaign. The Alliance to Save Energy (ASE) is a coalition of prominent business, government, environmental, and consumer leaders who promote the efficient and clean use of energy worldwide to benefit consumers, the environment, economy, and national security.
Energy efficiency and the consumer - a European survey
Research organisation LogicaCMG commissioned a survey of consumers in four European countries earlier this year – the UK, the Netherlands, Spain and Portugal – with the aim of understanding consumer attitudes towards energy consumption, what drives behaviour, and what could lead to this behaviour changing in future.
There has been uncertainty about the energy demand reduction that can be realized from energy efficiency, and Demand Side Management (DSM) measures. Research to date has looked at various aspects of the potential for
demand reduction that can result from energy management efforts and most studies have focused on a single fuel in a single jurisdiction. As well experts have expressed differences in opinion concerning the energy efficiency potential
The Demand Side Management Working Group (DSMWG) comprised of representatives from federal and provincial governments, the energy utility industry, major energy users and nongovernment organizations, commissioned a report on potential energy demand reductions to be realized from conservation and energy efficiency and demand side management.