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.
Heating and cooling
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.
Decentralised generation will serve shifting electricity requirements, but also brings unique challenges. How can microgrids help deliver reliable, sustainable solutions? And what lessons are being drawn from Siemens own microgrid, powering its campus in Vienna?
Siemens Smart Infrastructure
Air-source heat pumps are the best way of keeping US homes cool during extreme heat, while boasting lower costs and carbon emissions, reveals a study by not-for-profit RMI.
While passive solutions are vital to the decarbonisation of cooling, improving the average energy efficiency of air conditioning is a simple, crucial step forward which governments can enact immediately.
A report from the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air reveals the extreme levels of pollution from coal plants in the Western Balkans, calling for immediate legal action.
Geothermal energy is touted to play a fairly significant role in the US's future energy mix, but the technology continues to struggle with high upfront costs.
Thousands of new power plants, pipelines, LNG terminals and extraction fields reveal investment strategies laden with climate and financial risk.
The European Commission’s latest attempt to align national fuel taxes and reward cleaner alternatives was always going to be a long shot, but its leniency towards natural gas may make it more palatable to member states.
A majority of European countries have failed to comply with the latest nearly zero-energy buildings standards, which must be revised to make them more harmonised, says the Buildings Performance Institute Europe, a think tank.
Manchester led the first industrial revolution and it has ambitions of 'doing things first', but in reality learning from others and sharing best practice will probably get cities to net zero fastest.
The UK could decarbonise its electricity supply as early as 2030, says UK energy company Good Energy in a new report.