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Open now: The Energy Efficiency Barometer of Industry - a tool to enhance industrial energy productivity

Energy Efficiency

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19 October 2017

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Stefan Buettner

Where do individual enterprises stand in terms of energy efficiency and what can they do to further strengthen their competitiveness? The Industry Barometer originated in Germany and is collected semi-annually by the Institute for Energy Efficiency in Production (EEP) of the University of Stuttgart, in collaboration with inter alia Fraunhofer IPA, Energy Efficiency in Industrial Processes (EEIP), the Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) and numerous partners across 88 countries.

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Towards Zero Emission Mobility in European Transport

Energy Efficiency

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18 October 2017

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Dusan Jakovljevic

Representing the zero-emission mobility industry, thirteen companies see the second part of the ‘Europe on the Move’ mobility package announced for November as a unique opportunity for the European Union to once again lead the shift to decarbonise vehicles.

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Artificial Intelligence in Energy Management Software

Energy Efficiency

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16 October 2017

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Jürgen Ritzek

Energy Management Software (EMS) can be used to collect and report data. But what´s next? What role can artificial intelligence (AI) play? Are there already examples in the market?

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Blockchain: The basis for disruptive innovation in the energy sector?

Energy Efficiency

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12 October 2017

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Dr Marius Buchmann

What will be the impact of blockchain in the energy sector: in the generation sector, the network sector and for the retail business? Will blockchain disrupt the energy sector?

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New recording of energy performance contracts (EPCs) in government accounts

Finance

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09 October 2017

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Rod Janssen

The Eurostat guidance note on the accounting treatment of EPCs significantly increases the possibilities for public bodies to use EPC contracts, by including and clarifying the circumstance in which these contracts can be recorded off government balance sheets. It also paves the way for the development of a stronger market of EPC providers, involving many SMEs.

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