The UK is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050, relative to 1990 levels. We need a transformation of the UK economy while ensuring secure, low carbon energy supplies to 2050, and face major choices about how to do this.
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The authors of this report review advances in energy efficiency legislation and how it has played out in the market through the year 2011. The report follows 25 energy efficiency policy recommendations made in prior years by the International Energy Agency.
This website provides a compilation of best practices and experiences in the use of natural gas vehicles, the production of biogas and natural gas and the expansion of fueling infrastructure in countries including Sweden, Finland, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland and Germany.
This recorded webinar examines the Readiness for Investment in Sustainable Energy (RISE) project, which provides indicators for assessing the legal and regulatory landscape for investment in sustainable energy.
This report examines cost reduction and technology improvement trends for a suite of renewable energy generation options, and it illuminates other factors that may influence their deployment through 2025.
This report describes how energy has become the central theme in discussions on alleviating poverty, promoting economic development and improving the quality of life of people.
This article explores governance options and regimes for addressing climate change in building stock. Specifically, the authors investigate how building regulatory systems and related polices are addressing the current and future effects of climate change.
This journal article brings together 50 “new-governance” instruments to understand better new governance for low-carbon buildings and what may be expected from it. The authors find that new-governance instruments fall short in exactly the same areas as do traditional instruments.
According to the authors, this report reveals the major potential for societies to raise economic performance and extend significant environmental and social benefits through improved energy productivity.
This publication examines the sectors, technologies and policy measures that will be central in the transition to a low-carbon energy system.