Bryan Kilgore for Zondits, March 11, 2015 SKF, a global supplier of bearings, seals, lubrication, and mechatronics products, was recently awarded ISO 50001 certification at thirty-eight of their manufacturing facilities across the world. More than 90% of their energy use is represented in these facilities. ISO 50001 is an international standard certification program focusing on […]
Energy Efficiency Buzzwords De-Buzzed: Heating Degree Days Penobscot Bay Pilot, February 12, 2015 Every industry does it. We use words that mean so much to us that we don’t realize that they’re meaningless to the rest of the world. This series – Energy Efficiency Buzzwords De-Buzzed – attempts to change that. Have a “green” word […]
Cleantech, Climate in the Spotlight at the State of the Union Allison Donnelly for Zondits, January 22, 2015 The State of the Union address is an opportunity for the President to comment on where the nation stands, but more than that, it sets the tone for the policy issues that the administration wants to pursue. […]
Confronted with an economic downturn, the challenges posed by climate change, fuel import dependency and rising fossil fuel bills, Europe needs to move rapidly towards a sustainable economy based on renewable energy and energy efficiency.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) says investing in efficiency can boost growth, jobs, health, government budgets, industrial productivity – and those are just the benefits backed by robust analysis. Meanwhile left-leaning thinktank the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) says efficiency could reduce EU reliance on Russian gas.