The Ellen MacAuthur Foundation’s news roundup

Progress made, but acceleration needed to meet targets on plastic waste and pollution Today, with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), we have published the second annual New Plastics Economy Global Commitment Progress report. The report shows that much more must be done, and at greater speed, to achieve the 2025 targets and …

Utilities can diversify the energy efficiency workforce. Here’s how.

BLOG POST Media contact: Ben Somberg, 202-658-8129 Utilities can diversify the energy efficiency workforce. Here’s how. By Mary Shoemaker, Senior Research Analyst and Roxana Ayala, Research Assistant The energy efficiency sector is the largest employer in the clean energy economy. It offers competitive pay, but not everyone is benefiting from this economic powerhouse: …

Efficiency is the Infinitely Expandable Resource – ASME

Ask an engineer his or her opinion of what should be done to respond to the climate challenge, and the chances are good that they will talk about new technology. That is understandable. After all, the most high-profile projects have involved such new, or newly improved technologies as solar photovoltaic …

Announcing the Women Leading Regeneration on the Land Summit

Register today for the Women Leading Regeneration on the Land Summit! October 1st, 12-3pm MT Zoom Online Gathering LEARN MORE & REGISTER Women leading Regeneration on the Land Summit, a half-day Face to Face Online Gathering, the 2nd of 3 sessions in 2020, will highlight “regeneration-in-action”. This summit offers collaborative …

PERSPECTIVES: Wind, Wires, and Fire

P E R S P E C T I V E S: Wind, Wires, and Fire By Rinaldo S. Brutoco The following Perspectives column was published in the September 10, 2020 (online and printed) edition of the Montecito Journal as well as on the World Business Academy website. The devastating Paradise …

“PANDEMIC PRIORITY: DAILY FREE TESTS FOR ALL!”

By Hazel Henderson ©Hazel Henderson   Revelations on the abject failure of the USA of the Trump administration, including the verbatim tapes of Robert Woodward‘s interviews in “RAGE” (2020), show the necessity for coordinated government policy, leadership and collective action. In the global spread of Covid-19, those countries with these …

A DERAILED ECONOMY: Overview from Brazil

“Ethical Markets highly recommends this timely and important article by our always perceptive global Advisory Board member, Prof. Ladislau Dowbor, full professor of economics at the Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo, Brazil and advisor to many UN agencies, author of many books one of which  I was honored to …

IEA 2020 energy efficiency indicators

Release of 2020 energy efficiency indicators database Space heating is the largest end use in the residential sector in IEA member countries, with approximately 48% share. Since 2000, space heating intensity in households – defined as energy consumption per residential floor area – significantly decreased in most IEA countries. For …

August 2020 Newsletter

August 2020 Newsletter Hello friend, As we trudge through the dog days of summer, I want to share highlights of work here at ACEEE and by our community partners. We’ve been looking at how energy efficiency can simultaneously help revive the COVID-weakened economy and address climate change. Our latest research …