Energy efficiency


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News and Comment

  • News and Views |

    Various programmes have been introduced to increase energy efficiency in buildings. A study of commercial buildings in Los Angeles, USA, now finds that voluntary certification programmes have been effective at lowering energy use, bringing savings of up to 30%.

    • Margaret Walls
    Nature Energy 2, 17055
  • Editorial |

    Recent announcements highlight the increasing competitiveness of renewable electricity sources and signal that the need for subsidies may be approaching an end.

    Nature Energy 2, 17017
  • Comments and Opinion |

    Slowing GDP growth, a structural shift away from heavy industry, and more proactive policies on air pollution and clean energy have caused China's coal use to peak. It seems that economic growth has decoupled from growth in coal consumption.

    • Ye Qi
    • , Nicholas Stern
    • , Tong Wu
    • , Jiaqi Lu
    •  & Fergus Green
    Nature Geoscience 9, 564–566