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2012 Energy Efficiency Indicator Global Results (Executive Summary)

The 2012 global Energy Efficiency Indicator (EEI) survey highlights trends and provides new insights into the attitudes and practices of global executives and building owners responsible for energy management and investment decisions in industrial, commercial and public-sector buildings.


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The Smart Grid in 2013: Charged for Growth

The Smart Grid in 2013: Charged for Growth | Energy public policy management | Scoop.it

In the past year, the grid has seen some remarkable highs, while also being tested to meet the basic needs of society.


On one hand, big advances have flourished, fundamentally changing the way we power our lives. Roof-mounted solar panels have gone from a costly oddity to a competitive selling point for many homes and battery-powered vehicles have gained traction.

On the other hand, the idea of progress has been challenged by a slew of weather woes that have shaken consumer confidence in our energy infrastructure. A series of intense storms, heat waves and drought made 2012 one of the toughest years globally for the grid in many years.

So what will 2013 bring? The growth of the smart grid.

A new stage is opening - where the public was once ambivalent about the smart grid, consumers are now starting to demand these improvements, spurred by the need to improve reliability, participation and the resiliency to recover from large-scale grid events.

Going into the new year, pressure to rebuild the northeast's grid with more resilience will further boost trends that point towards investment in these smart technologies to continue to expand by over 10% over the next five years.
And while efforts to date have focused on improving the grid's heavy-duty backbone, a look ahead suggests that coming smart grid efforts will reach more directly into everyday life.


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An interesting look at the future of the smart grid, renewable energy and the trends that are shaping the development of these technologies in the coming year.

In addition to energy generation, the article examines infrastructure, energy storage, distributed generation, public awareness, and social networks as communication tools...

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Energy efficiency -- with a digital smile

Energy efficiency -- with a digital smile | Energy public policy management | Scoop.it
An electric bill usually isn't much to smile at.
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Energy efficiency - Siemens USA

Energy efficiency - Siemens USA | Energy public policy management | Scoop.it
Combined heat and power plants are among the most efficient energy production methods. Learn more about this and other ways of energy conservation in the US.
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Gestión ambiental: Energía

Gestión ambiental: Energía | Energy public policy management | Scoop.it
El Proyecto Ecocampus es la formalización del compromiso de la UAM con la agenda 21.
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ESEFICIENCIA | El “I Congreso Smart Grids” destaca las oportunidades de las Redes Eléctricas para ahorrar energía, generar trabajo y ofrecer nuevos servicios de valor añadido para los usuarios.

ESEFICIENCIA | El “I Congreso Smart Grids” destaca las oportunidades de las Redes Eléctricas para ahorrar energía, generar trabajo y ofrecer nuevos servicios de valor añadido para los usuarios. | Energy public policy management | Scoop.it

El “I Congreso Smart Grids” destaca las oportunidades de las Redes Eléctricas para ahorrar energía, generar trabajo y ofrecer nuevos servicios de valor añadido para los usuarios.

 

El Congreso ha estado organizado por FUTURED, AFME y Grupo Tecma Red. El evento contó además con el apoyo institucional y la colaboración de MATELEC (fema), IDAE y MINECO.

 

Unas redes eléctricas cada vez más inteligentes integrarán de forma óptima la generación, el consumo y los futuros clientes que a la vez se puedan comportar como consumidores y generadores, aportando mejoras en la capacidad, fiabilidad y sostenibilidad del sistema y constituyendo así un eje estratégico para permitir conseguir los objetivos de ahorro y eficiencia energética marcados por la Unión Europea y sus Estados miembros.


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IRENA | Videos

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The Agrovoltaic system, solar energy encounters agriculture

The Agrovoltaic system, solar energy encounters agriculture | Energy public policy management | Scoop.it
Production of solar energy and agriculture. What do these two activities have in common? Well, first of all, nature: one uses the sun to create electricity and the other uses soil to produce food.
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Pedro Joaquin Coldwell announced as Mexico's New Energy Minister

Pedro Joaquin Coldwell announced as Mexico's New Energy Minister | Energy public policy management | Scoop.it

Pedro Joaquin Coldwell was appointed Secretary of Energy by Enrique Peña Nieto.

 

Born in 1950, Coldwell has a law degree from the Universidad Iberoamericana, until his appointment as head of the Department of Energy (Sener), was president of the PRI's National Executive Committee and has been local and federal deputy, senator and governor of Quintana Roo .

 

The new Secretary of Energy was also Secretary of Tourism under President Carlos Salinas de Gortari and later, general coordinator of the Mexican Commission for Aid to Refugees of the Ministry of Interior.He was also head of the government delegation to the peace talks in Chiapas and Mexico's Ambassador to Cuba.

 

"Leading SENER, you have a man who has not politically discussed anything, has behaved like a connoisseur- a firm believer of the rule of law", said David Penchyna, president of the Senate Energy Committee. "Distinguished by his bargaining, dialogue, openness ... It is an appointment that will help honest discussion with Mexican society, with the potential for public policies that build the country. "

 

We now require an honest rule with concrete proposals by Coldwell, whose existing resources must translate into tangible gains for Mexicans.

 


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Retrofitting Traditional Mortgage Underwriting with Energy Efficiency Provides Benefits

This video includes a good argument you might be able to use to convince a bank or other lender to fund energy efficiency project.


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Energy Efficiency Finance – The Closer We Get, the More Complicated it Seems… | Enterprise Smart Grid

Energy Efficiency Finance – The Closer We Get, the More Complicated it Seems… | Enterprise Smart Grid | Energy public policy management | Scoop.it

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2012 Energy Efficiency Indicator Global Results (Executive Summary)

The 2012 global Energy Efficiency Indicator (EEI) survey highlights trends and provides new insights into the attitudes and practices of global executives and building owners responsible for energy management and investment decisions in industrial, commercial and public-sector buildings.


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Peruvian Power Plant Turns Garbage into Electricity

Peruvian Power Plant Turns Garbage into Electricity | Energy public policy management | Scoop.it

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Solar-powered system shines as suitable solution - The Hindu

Solar-powered system shines as suitable solution - The Hindu | Energy public policy management | Scoop.it
The HinduSolar-powered system shines as suitable solutionThe HinduWith the increase in the load shedding duration over the past couple of months, more and more city residents are exploring options to go in for solar-powered back-up systems and...
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The role of smart grids in Germany - 100% renewable | Renewables International

While Germany is considered a leader in biomass, solar, and wind, it sorely lags behind in a number of related areas, such as smart grids. Almost no near real-time power rates are offered, few smart meters have been installed, and the market is not designed to produce these changes.

 

Today, Renewables International presents a previously unpublished study completed in November by German energy expert Marian Bichler, who provides an excellent overview of what has been done up to now, what is being discussed, and why proponents of renewables need to get involved.

 

Click headline to download the study--


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Sustainable cities: Siemens USA

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An integrated network of energy and information systems come together to form the infrastructure system at the heart of a sustainable city.
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Energy efficiency boosts state's economy - The Providence Journal

Energy efficiency boosts state's economy - The Providence Journal | Energy public policy management | Scoop.it
Energy efficiency boosts state's economyThe Providence JournalBill Ober, right, owner of Polyurethane Molding Industries, in Woonsocket, has made improvements to save on energy costs, including updating the compressed-aire system that runs through...
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(Video) Smart Grids drive the future

Enel, due to the realization and implementation of innovative Projects as Smart Metering, automation and remote grid control already is internationally ranke...

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Californian lessons for Australia's energy plans

Californian lessons for Australia's energy plans | Energy public policy management | Scoop.it
Make consumers central to electricity policy and keep things simple are two key lessons from California's experience of energy programs in the past 35 years of reform, according to one of its former regulators.
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U.S. energy revolution transforms climate debate - CNN.com

U.S. energy revolution transforms climate debate - CNN.com | Energy public policy management | Scoop.it
The coming of shale gas and now shale oil has transformed not just the U.S.
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México, con fuerte potencial en energía renovable | El Economista

México, con fuerte potencial en energía renovable | El Economista | Energy public policy management | Scoop.it
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Smart Grid: 8 new smart grid solutions that tackle really big challenges

Smart Grid: 8 new smart grid solutions that tackle really big challenges | Energy public policy management | Scoop.it
Smart Grid - We're seeing a blistering pace of new smart grid releases that tackle everything from switchyard failure prevention to energy storage to "surgical" demand response.

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Financing Green Part I: Funding Energy Efficient Retrofits and Overcoming Uncertainty - CoStar Group

Financing Green Part I: Funding Energy Efficient Retrofits and Overcoming Uncertainty - CoStar Group | Energy public policy management | Scoop.it
It has become increasingly evident to those in the commercial real estate industry that improving building energy performance and making other sustainable and green improvements can impact property values and balance sheets.

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The Energy Efficiency Revoluti... | Building Efficiency Connected Community

The Energy Efficiency Revoluti... | Building Efficiency Connected Community | Energy public policy management | Scoop.it

The finance industry has had a bumpy road of late. Energy efficiency financing, a field that exploded in popularity over the past two years now seems to have disappeared from view.


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SolarIndustryMag.com: Smart Grid To Play Large Role In Renewable Energy Integration

Focusing on solar power news, analysis and information, Solar Industry covers utility-scale projects, renewable energy policy, photovoltaic technology, and the market for new products and services for professionals in the solar business.

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Japanese breakthrough will make wind power cheaper than nuclear

Japanese breakthrough will make wind power cheaper than nuclear | Energy public policy management | Scoop.it
A surprising aerodynamic innovation in wind turbine design called the 'wind lens' could triple the output of a typical wind turbine, making it less costly than nuclear power.
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