27 Feb '12, 6pm

Energy efficiency: Green economy's neglected stepchild?

Energy efficiency: Green economy's neglected stepchild?

Energy efficiency: Green economy’s neglected stepchild? Published Monday, 27th February 2012 If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed or jump onto our free newsletter . You can now also find us on twitter and Facebook too. Come and join the discussion. Is efficiency becoming like the weather, in that everyone talks about it but nobody does anything about it? Europe has ambitious 2020 climate and energy goals — a 20 percent reduction in primary energy use, a 20 percent cut in greenhouse gas emissions and 20 percent of energy coming from renewable sources — but it isn’t improving as much as it should be in some areas. That’s particularly true when it comes to making buildings more energy efficient, which is all but a no-brainer for better sustainability. “Buildings are responsible for 40 percent of Europe’s energy-related greenhouse gas emissions, so ove...

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