Can We Just Use Less AC? And How Buildings are Becoming More Efficient

Can We Just Use Less AC? And How Buildings are Becoming More Efficient

According to the International Energy Agency in Paris, if the world wants to meet its climate targets set last December, something must be done. To that end, it says that more enforcement of building codes is necessary, which will in turn create more efficient buildings that would require less cooling.

IEA Issues Review of US Energy Policies

IEA Issues Review of US Energy Policies

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released a review of US energy policies, stating that while the United States is in a strong position to deliver a reliable, affordable and environmentally sustainable energy system, the country must establish a more stable and coordinated strategic approach for … Read more…

District Energy Projects Vie for Awards

District Energy Projects Vie for Awards

Con Edison, Helsinki Energy and District Energy St. Paul are among the district energy systems under consideration for awards at this year’s Global District Energy Climate Awards. Around the world, cities and communities are deploying district energy system infrastructure in a bid to cut greenhouse gas emissions, … Read more…

Industry Groups Push for Fan and Pump Efficiency Standards

Industry Groups Push for Fan and Pump Efficiency Standards

The Pump Industry Association and Fan Manufacturers Association of Australia and New Zealand have been working with Sustainability Victoria to develop energy-efficiency standards for fans and pumps used in commercial, manufacturing and mining sectors, Pump Industry Magazine reports.

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IEA: US Largest Global Oil Producer by About 2020

IEA: US Largest Global Oil Producer by About 2020

The US is projected to be the largest global oil producer by about 2020 — overtaking Saudi Arabia until the mid-2020s — according to International Energy Agency’s 2012 World Energy Outlook (WEO).

The WEO forecasts that the extraordinary growth in oil and natural gas output in the United States will mean a sea-change in global energy flows. In the New Policies Scenario, the WEO’s central scenario, the United States becomes almost self-sufficient in energy, in net terms, by 2035.

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