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Energy World March 2020

It’s usually cheaper to prevent the use of a unit of energy than it is to generate that unit, either from fossil fuels or renewables. In this edition of Energy World, we turn our attention to the sometimes overlooked ‘fifth fuel’: energy efficiency. 

The theme begins on page 14, where Andrew Williams evaluates the role of international policy in driving energy savings. 

An article on the value of ISO 50001, written by EI Fellow John Mulholland, follows. Other pieces on corporate power purchase arrangements and the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme complete the feature. 

Next, we take a look at carbon capture and storage (CCS) – a technology that features prominently in net zero forecasts but doesn’t yet exist at scale. One article, from research group Scottish CCS, highlights oil and gas companies as potential project developers. Another assesses the importance of bioenergy with CCS schemes for reaching negative emissions. 

Elsewhere, we include an interview with ion Ventures Founder Hassen Bali, who is involved with the EI’s Singapore branch, and discusses the growth of energy storage schemes in Southeast Asia. 

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