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28 Sep 2018

An energy efficiency toolbox would facilitate experience sharing on implementation of the EU’s Energy Efficiency Directive article 7


New National Energy Efficiency Plan will bring Turkey USD 30.2 billion in energy savings by 2033

28 Sep 2018

Turkey announced new National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP) for the 2017-2023 period in January 2018. The NEEAP closely follows the policies and practices of the European Union in the area of energy efficiency. It examines Turkey’s domestic energy and natural resources to encourage Turkey to be more energy efficient and environmentally conscious. The Minister of Energy and Natural Resources stated that this plan includes USD 10.9 billion of planned investment. It will help the country reduce 14 per cent of primary energy consumption, which accounts for 23.9 million tonnes of oil equivalent by 2023 and will save around USD 30.2 billion by 2033[1].

Behavioural change: Unlocking energy productivity through EP100

28 Sep 2018

Energy efficiency improvements are key to keeping global warming well below 2°C. However, they are also a powerful business opportunity, allowing global companies to invest in ambitious smart energy solutions, and reap substantial energy and cost savings.

The IEA has listed increased energy efficiency in the industry, buildings and transport sectors as key to ensuring a climate-safe world, and makes a compelling case for the role of existing technologies in driving the shift to smarter energy use. Crucially, it highlights that a multitude of energy efficiency measures can be implemented now – there is no excuse to not take action.

Blockchain technology brings innovative ways to achieve energy efficiency

28 Sep 2018

Will blockchain technology help to curve the continuous increases in energy consumption and realise the transition to more efficient and low-carbon energy systems? This question is drawing growing attention in the energy sector. To discuss this issue, the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and co-organised a conference, entitled ’Technology and Innovation Dialogue - Exploring Blockchain Technology and Environmental Sustainability’, on 23-24 July 2018 in Paris. This article outlines what blockchain technology is and how it can accelerate energy efficiency.