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The cost implications of improving the energy efficiency of appliances is a vital input for those involved in developing sustainable energy policies. Residential appliances contribute 30% of all electricity generated in OECD countries, producing 12% of all energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. They are the second largest consumer of electricity and the third largest emitter of greenhouse gas emissions in the OECD. By 2020 it is estimated that residential appliance electricity consumption will have grown by 25% compared to current levels (OECD/IEA, 2003).
Post date: 6 juil 2012
Type: Publication

The Australian Government has established the $200 million Community Energy Efficiency Program to work with councils and community organisations to implement energy efficiency measures across diverse local communities.The government has announced the successful applicants under Round One of the Community Energy Efficiency Program. Over $42 million will be distributed to 63 recipients including local councils and non-profit community organisations.
Post date: 6 juil 2012
Type: Actualité

The Centre offers the Building Energy Efficiency Policies database (BEEP). Policy-makers, practitioners, industry and researchers from all over the world will be able to access this database and look at effective policies which are being implemented. These policies include:
Post date: 28 mai 2012
Type: Actualité

The Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, on behalf of the Energy Efficiency Working Group of the Select Council on Climate Change, has released a Draft Framework which proposes initiatives for public comment. Supporting consultancy reports have also been released. Comments are welcomed on the Draft Framework until 6 July 2012. Consultation forums on the Draft Framework are also being held in all capital cities in May and June. 
Post date: 28 mai 2012
Type: Actualité

The report’s major findings for 2011 include: • 29.7 GW of PV systems were connected to the grid in 2011, up from 16.8 GW in 2010; in terms of installed systems the estimated numbers are a minimum of 24.7 GW in 2011, up from a maximum of 21.8 GW in 2010 • With approximately 70 GW cumulative global installations, PV is now, after hydro and wind power, the third most important renewable energy source in terms of globally installed capacity
Post date: 22 mai 2012
Type: Publication

www.ecbcs.org/newsletters/index.htm This edition features articles on -
Post date: 14 mai 2012
Type: Actualité

According to the Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Chloe Munro, the Clean Energy Regulator’s first priority will be to “ensure continuity of service for people who are involved with existing regulatory schemes which support business and industry to reduce their carbon emissions”.
Post date: 11 avr 2012
Type: Actualité

To date, 3,800 schools across Australia have been awarded grants under the National Solar Schools Program. The latest round of applications were assessed on value for money criteria, as well as environmental and educational benefits. Applications from schools located in remote or low socio-economic areas received additional weighting to allow funding to be directed to schools most in need. Applications for the final round of the National Solar Schools Program (2012-13) will open on 13 February, 2012.
Post date: 8 mar 2012
Type: Actualité

Read the full story 'Empowering Australians to take action on climate change' about the Empower campaign on the Clean Energy Future website: http://www.cleanenergyfuture.gov.au/empowering-australians-to-take-action-on-climate-change/
Post date: 6 mar 2012
Type: Actualité