Understanding The Dangers of Fluorescent Light Bulbs
The energy efficiency of CFLs may be significant, but unlike traditional light bulbs, there is a hidden danger sealed inside each little bulb that requires special handling and disposal.
LED & Artificial Light Guide
This guide explains the various lighting technologies for indoor artificial lighting, with explanations on light quality, efficiency, longevity and various health and usability factors included. The guide contains detailed information on the most common lamp types such as incandescents, fluorescents and LEDs.
Phase out of incandescent lamps
This paper was prepared for the Energy Efficiency Working Party in October 2009. It was drafted by the IEA Energy Efficiency and Environment Division (EED). This paper reflects the views of the IEA Secretariat and may not necessarily reflect the views of the individual IEA member countries.
Energy Efficiency – the first fuel for the EU Economy
While energy efficiency investments in buildings have been taking place for decades, the EU today finds itself in a place where these investments have become strategically important due to the high level of energy imports required by the EU bloc (55% in 2012 and costing EUR 400bn), rising energy prices and the need to increase ambition in tackling climate change in 20301. A number of the policies and markets which guide energy efficiency investments are still relatively new and will take time to have their full impact.
We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth's climate. The stakes are high for us and our children. Everyone should take part in the effort.