Mexican Consumer Group Demands Vehicle Efficiency Labeling / Los consumidores mexicanos exigen etiquetado de eficiencia y de las emisiones de los vehículosWednesday, January 14th, 2009
Synopsis in English: A Mexican consumer group, The Power of the Consumer (El Poder del Consumidor – EPC) is calling upon automobile manufacturers to label all new vehicles sold in Mexico regarding their fuel efficiency [kilometers (km) per liter consumed] and greenhouse gas emissions [primarily grams of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted per km], similar to […]
Recently Mexico launched an initiative to promote consumer purchases of vehicles with better fuel efficiency and lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that is, as far as I can tell, unique to Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The Environment Secretariat (SEMARNAT), via the National Ecology Institute (INE), the Office of the Federal Consumer Prosecutor (Profeco) […]
This project is interesting to me for several reasons.
I like that it will help home owners reduce their energy consumption, will provide photovoltaics to low- and middle-income households, and will emphasize systems “financially feasible for users” (sometimes household solar systems promoted are not appropriate to the income bracket they are supposed to serve).
I like that […]
European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) and Greenpeace International (GP). Working for the Climate: Renewable Energy & the Green Job [R]evolution. English. 2009. 72 pp.
GP undertook this study to determine whether there would be more jobs created by its “Energy [R]evolution” scenario (see below) — which called for a nine-fold increase in renewable energy and massive […]