Smart buildings connect the physical and digital worlds, unlocking huge potential for people, the economy and the environment. Henning Sandfort of Siemens Smart Infrastructure discusses the need to place individuals at the heart of smart design.
As home heating costs soar, it is increasingly absurd that so much heat is pouring out of our windows and doors, but national governments have been slow to respond.
Universities are major institutions that have a key role to play in the energy transition to net zero, both via their own decarbonisation and as “living laboratories” to advance clean technologies.
Portfolio standards have helped boost renewables in the US and cut vehicle fleet emissions in Europe. A push is under way to use them to align mortgage lenders with EU climate targets.
Electricity pricing that varies by time can enable consumers to bolster grid flexibility at low cost. Few countries have deployed it widely. Now China is pioneering its widespread use.
Record-high gas prices could be a tipping point for the energy transition. Business and policymakers in Europe should seize the opportunity for energy efficiency, renewables and green hydrogen.
European steelmakers have until 2033 to invest in cleaner technologies if the EU is to meet its net-zero target by 2050, a report from research organisation Industry Tracker reveals.
Industry group COGEN Europe believes the efficient use of renewable fuels, such as biofuels and hydrogen, in buildings could help the EU achieve its 2030 energy efficiency and climate targets.
Policy barriers are preventing capital flowing towards low-carbon transport. Ingrid Holmes, executive director of the UK’s Green Finance Institute, tells Energy Monitor how the organisation plans to bring them down.
Sheffield, in the north of England, has a long history of steelmaking, and is now home to electrolyser manufacturer ITM Power. However, the UK government is failing to give any clear support to cleaning up steel production using green hydrogen.
Global electricity consumption from street lighting could be slashed with smart cameras and sensors turned on, reducing emissions and advancing the energy transition, says the International Energy Agency.