Concerns about security of energy supply and high energy bills have resulted in an increase in online searches for information on how to save energy. It can be said that the energy crisis in Europe has in effect become a Google trend.
In order to support European users, Google, with the help of the International Energy Agency (IEA), has decided to activate a new function in 29 countries, rearranging the available data and offering some useful tips to keep energy costs down. Thus, as of 9 November 2022, anyone looking for information on the energy landscape will have, alongside a more general overview, also local information and a collection of news on the subject.
The IEA itself recently launched two new online hubs on the global energy crisis and energy saving to increase the availability of reliable information on these topics. The hubs present basics, data and analysis on the nature of the crisis, its causes and impacts, what is being done about it and what measures can be taken to improve energy security and affordability.
IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol said: “The IEA is committed to clearing the fog of misinformation surrounding the current global energy crisis and what people can do to address it. It is critical that policymakers, business leaders and consumers have access to accurate and unbiased data, analysis and advice”.
Sources: renewables.co.uk, iea.org