EU-ASE at EE Global 2020 – Global Energy Efficiency Indicator Study Release

On 29 April, EU-ASE president Monica Frassoni spoke at the first in the EE Global 2020 webinar series which focused on the results of Johnson Controls’ 2019 Global Energy Efficiency Indicator survey. The survey tracks current and planned investments, key drivers, and organizational barriers to improving energy efficiency in facilities.

Monica Frassoni provided the European perspective on the survey and contributed to the discussion on how the results can inform the EE community’s actions to accelerate national and global economic recovery.

Among the panellists were Clay Nesler of the Alliance to Save Energy, Jeff Eckel of Hannon Armstrong, Joyce Henry of Natural Resources Canada, and He Ping of Energy Foundation China.

 

The recording of the webinar is available here

Workshop: State aid and Energy efficiency

On 25 March 2020 we held an online workshop to discuss “State aid and energy efficiency“. To do so we involved national experts working in energy efficiency organisations in Czechia, Germany, Romania and Slovakia, as well as EU-level experts dealing with State aid rules.

The goal of the workshop was to exchange on the barriers posed by EU State aid rules to the implementation of national building renovation programmes.

The speakers’ presentations can be downloaded here:

Agora & ClientEarth – Chance for Buildings (CZ and SK)- Deneff (DE) – Roenef (RO)

 

Danfoss Webinar: Facing a World of water under pressure

Water and energy loss put pressure on the water industry

According to World Economic Forum 2017, a water crisis is evaluated as one of the highest risks to the world and with the largest impact.

As populations grow, pressures mount and finding a more sustainable relationship between water and energy supplies become critical in less than two decades. Today, close to one third of the world’s population is estimated to live in water stressed and scarcity areas and by 2040, almost 20 % of all countries are anticipated to experience extremely high water stress.  

Yet, water and energy loss in the water sector are extremely high. In fact, the average amount of water wasted by waterworks is 40 % worldwide and 26 % in Europe – due to errors, leakages, and water pressure. 

At the same time, 4 % of global electricity is consumed by the water industry – a figure that is expected to double by 2040 – and water accounts for up to half of a municipality’s total energy bill.

 

Watch the webinar here.