Tag: energy intensity


A new and substantially different version of GRESB’s Performance Indicators aspect has landed. So toss out your old spreadsheet (it won’t help this year), pull out your copy of the GHG Protocol, and get ready to rethink your approach to Read more…


This is the second in a two-part series on the water-energy nexus and this post focuses on the City of San Diego. The previous post, discussed the energy and greenhouse gases associated with moving water in the state of California. Read more…


Because I roam the desert a lot, the UV Index is something I pay attention to. It is an international standard that measures the strength of ultraviolet radiation from the sun at a given time and place. Canada was the Read more…


In a webinar earlier this year, my colleague Kerry-Ann Adamson forecast that that governments will move toward a more prescriptive approach to energy policy. In other words, they will not simply set broad efficiency or emissions targets but will specifically Read more…


Energy intensity or energy per unit of GDP is gradually declining as the economy changes. We are able to use less energy for growth, which is a good sign. However, differences still remain between countries and different countries have vastly different energy intensities. The future projection, however, shows a continuing declining trend.


The use of renewable sources of energy in Europe continues to grow at a brisk pace and energy efficiency also is improving, significantly reducing reliance on coal and natural gas, according to a new report. In 2009, renewable energy accounted for 18.4…

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