What are the barriers and drivers for energy efficiency? Under what circumstances do they arise? How important are they in different contexts? How do the different actors intervene to overcome these barriers? These are just some of the issues discussed in “Barriers and drivers to energy efficiency – A new taxonomical approach” by B.
This is a key question asked by Nikhil Kaza and Marie Patane Curtis in their recent paper entitled “The Land Use Energy Connection.”
It’s a valid – and highly relevant – question to ask, because most planners focus on energy consumption, not production.
Estimated annual electricity savings of cable upsizing could total 20 TWh/year, yet market research indicates that the industry still views initial cost as an obstacle
The European Copper Institute has estimated the benefits of applying an economic cable sizing strategy on an EU scale to industry and tertiary sectors and has come up with an electricity saving potential of 20 TWh/year.
Few studies have investigated and compared the acceptance of different energy technologies. Moreover, little is known about the role of protected values. These are the values that a person considers extremely important and non-negotiable – for example in the context of energy resources.
In a large survey in Switzerland, Vivianne H. M.
Central heating systems are widely used in homes throughout much of Europe. Most of them consist of one or more centrally located pumps that circulate hot water to the radiators and the floor heating system. However, there are alternatives available as well. A relatively new technology uses small decentralized circulation pumps. Each radiator and each circuit of the floor heating system has its own circulation pump. This not only enables zone-heating, it also helps save fuel and electricity.