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EE-ASIA : e-tool for Energy Efficiency

As I promised before, I would like to share you a tool that I learn from the last two workshops on Energy Efficiency organized by ACE-ESCAP in Bangkok on 19-20 and 21-22 April 2011. (See my previous post)

The tool is EE-ASEAN, an e-tool for Asian countries to strengthen their institutional capacity and unlock their energy efficiency potential. This e-tool has been developed by Dr. Brahmanand Mohanty, Consultant of UN-ESCAP.

This e-tool comes along with the EE Guidelines, products of a project by The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), with support from Korea Energy Management Corporation (KEMCO) of the Republic of Korea through the East Asia Climate Partnership, entitled “Strengthening Institutional Capacity to Support Energy Efficiency in Asian Countries”. Both intend to help in more effective dissemination of information, experiences and best practices related to regulation, market transformation, education, capacity building, etc. (Find more about the project here). Read more

ASEAN and Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency (EE) is a technical term in the energy sector that means using less energy to provide the same level of energy service or using same energy to provide more. When everybody is heading to the high energy prices or in simply high oil prices, and yes in the correlation with the high rate demand growth, EE seems to be of the most cost-effective ways of enhancing energy security and addressing climate.

In ASEAN case itself, the region’s economic growth had a consequential increase in the Total Final Energy Consumption. The region’s final energy consumption increased at an annual rate of 3.8% from 241 MTOE in 1995 to 375 MTOE in 2007. The industrial sector had the fastest growth in consumption at an average annual rate of 6.1% resulting to its increased share from 23.1% in 1995 to 28.9% in 2007. The transport sector had the second fastest average annual growth rate at 3.5%. Its share to the total decreased from 27.7% in 1995 to 23.9% in 2007. The “Others” sector which include the residential, commercial, transport and non-energy sectors had the slowest growth rate of 2.2%. As a result, its share to the total consumption decreased from 49.2% in 1995 to 47.2% in 2007. Read more

Fukushima Report : No.1

I just received the Fukushima Report : No.1 from Japanese WEC Member Committees (Date: 25 April 2011).

As not all of people have an access to this report, I would like to share it with you all.

Five points on the report are:

1. Nuclear Fission Chain Reaction Was Safely Halted But Decay Heat of Fuel Was Not Cooled Down.
2. Hydrogen Explosion Released Radioactive Materials into the Atmosphere around the Power Plant (No Fire Occurred).
3. IAEA Estimates the Total Radiation Dose at 10% of the Radiation from the Chernobyl Accident.
4. Massive Water Pouring to Cool Down Reactors and Leakages of Highly Contaminated Water.
5. Effort to Halt the Release of Additional Radiation into the Environment.

You may download FUKUSHIMA REPORT No_1 to gain complete information.

Japanese WEC Member Committees mentioned that they will sent the update report continuously, so I will keep you update then.

Be an ENERGY STAR Video Challenge: Carbon Cops

Just log on to the EPA’s Channel on youtube and I found this very interesting video, challenges us to be the Carbon Cops. It’s fascinating to see how the kids join this campaign.

Check the video here and join the challenge. I do. :-)

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEpxpXyFAcQ]

Energy Training Week of IEA

Here’s the update!

I went to Paris, France early this month (4-8 April 2011), attended the training that held by International Energy Agency (IEA). This is my 3rd time to participate in the courses/trainings that held by IEA, after Emergency Respond Training for APEC Economies in September 2010 and Emergency Respond Exercise 5 (ERE5) in November 2011.

As the new comer in the energy policy field, trainings or courses are the thing that I need most, especially when the opportunity comes from the biggest international organization in the energy field. Not much people get the chances like me, right?  Read more