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CBI Calls for Big Push on Energy Efficiency
CBI Calls for Big Push on Energy Efficiency

Friday 30th August 2013

THE Confederation of British Industry (CBI) wants a major push on energy efficiency, urging the UK Government to streamline policies and for companies to step up action on energy efficiency. The CBI say such action will cut bottom line costs, manage risks and open up growth opportunities. In the new report, the ...

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Promotion of Energy Efficiency for Indian Industry
Promotion of Energy Efficiency for Indian Industry

Thursday 29th August 2013

THE Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) have signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) to advance energy efficiency and energy management. The MoU is between the FICCI, consultancy EESL and Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) of Germany. The three will examine the viability of energy efficiency projects, ...

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EIB Funding to Boost Renewables in Central America
EIB Funding to Boost Renewables in Central America

Wednesday 28th August 2013

THE European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to provide $230 million backing to support investment in hydropower, wind, geothermal and photovoltaic renewable energy schemes across Central America. The joint program with the Central American Bank for Economic Integration will enable more than $500 million of investment in projects in six central ...

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Ireland Needs to Address Public Building Energy Efficiency
Ireland Needs to Address Public Building Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 27th August 2013

THE Irish Times report the claim by Friends of the Earth Dublin that Ireland’s Government could save €200 million annually if energy efficiency in public buildings was more thoroughly embraced. Friends of the Earth Dublin, report that “Saving public money is a government priority . . . yet ministers are silent ...

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Energy Efficiency Boost for Minnesota's Commercial and Industrial Buildings
Energy Efficiency Boost for Minnesota's Commercial and Industrial Buildings

Friday 23rd August 2013

LARGE commercial and industrial buildings in Minnesota will benefit from a state-wide $10 million energy efficiency program funded by revenue bonds through leading energy savers, the St. Paul Port Authority. St. Paul City Council approved the Port Authority to issue the bonds to finance energy efficiency projects via loans to cities ...

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Energy Efficiency Help for Australian SMEs
Energy Efficiency Help for Australian SMEs

Thursday 22nd August 2013

SMALL and medium enterprises in Australia who are looking to improve their energy efficiency are to benefit from the expansion of a 'Not for Profit' national sustainability scheme.  The Australian Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism is increasing the reach of the countries CitySwitch program to benefit more small and medium ...

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Theatre to Improve Energy Efficiency and Save
Theatre to Improve Energy Efficiency and Save

Wednesday 21st August 2013

THE Nottingham Playhouse theatre in England has been awarded almost £1 million as a grant to improve energy efficiency. The Playhouse opened in 1963 at a time when energy costs and the resultant carbon emission had little consideration in the design, making it now costly to operate. Part of the grant will be ...

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Help to Improve Energy Efficiency in U.S. Rural Businesses
Help to Improve Energy Efficiency in U.S. Rural Businesses

Tuesday 20th August 2013

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced funding for 631 projects across the nation to help agricultural producers and rural small businesses reduce their energy consumption and costs. Grant and loan funding is made available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), which is authorized by ...

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New York State Building Energy Report
New York State Building Energy Report

Monday 19th August 2013

THE New York Power Authority (NYPA) have completed a report on the energy use of New York State government buildings, providing a baseline for measuring the BuildSmart NY initiative. When fully carried out, BuildSmart NY, which will increase the energy efficiency of those building by 20 percent by 2020, will result ...

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Welsh SMEs Save with Energy Efficiency
Welsh SMEs Save with Energy Efficiency

Friday 16th August 2013

CARBON Trust Wales has announced the launch of an energy saving scheme for organisations in Wales with an annual energy spend of under £30,000. The new scheme will allow small businesses in Wales to receive all the benefits of an energy survey whilst also learning from each other by being grouped together with other organisations ...

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Energy Efficiency Grants for Christchurch Rebuilding
Energy Efficiency Grants for Christchurch Rebuilding

Thursday 15th August 2013

THE Christchurch Agency for Energy in New Zealand has established a $1.8 million fund to encourage the use of advanced energy efficiency measures and renewables in the central city rebuild. Developers of buildings inside the four avenues, around the central part of the city, can apply to the Christchurch Energy Grants ...

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Energy Efficiency on The Vegas Strip
Energy Efficiency on The Vegas Strip

Wednesday 14th August 2013

NEW LED lighting is helping Las Vegas Sands Corp. take another key step toward curbing the environmental impact at its leading resort and meeting properties. As part of its Sands ECO 360° Green Meetings program, Las Vegas Sands has completed an expansive energy-efficient LED lighting upgrade to its meeting spaces ...

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Demand for Building Energy Management Systems to Double
Demand for Building Energy Management Systems to Double

Tuesday 13th August 2013

ACCORDING to a new report from Navigant Research, worldwide revenue for building energy management systems (BEMS) will reach $5.6 billion annually by 2020, more than doubling from the 2013 level. Driven by technology advances and a growing familiarity among customers as to the benefits that energy management systems provide, as they ...

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U.S. DOE Commits to Update Commercial Appliance Standards
U.S. DOE Commits to Update Commercial Appliance Standards

Monday 12th August 2013

THE US Department Of Energy has made a commitment to a timetable to update overdue National Energy-Saving Standards for widely used commercial appliances. New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, leading a coalition of 10 states and the City of New York, today announced an agreement with the U.S. Department ...

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Canada Life's Weather Shines Green
Canada Life's Weather Shines Green

Friday 9th August 2013

MORE than 60 years after it first lit up the Toronto skyline, the Canada Life Building weather beacon is getting an energy efficiency upgrade. Tomorrow and Sunday, weather permitting, the Canada Life weather beacon will convert to using light emitting diode (LED) lights to show the temperature rising and falling and ...

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NH Hotel Group's Win-Win Through Energy Efficiency
NH Hotel Group's Win-Win Through Energy Efficiency

Thursday 8th August 2013

THE NH Hoteles group has exceeded its own targets set in their 2008-2010 Strategic Environmental Plan and have received two international green awards in the process enjoying making major savings. From the inception of their Strategic Plan, NH invested more than €4 million in environmental initiatives, with 60% of this figure ...

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Municipality Borrow $3.7M for Energy Efficiency Upgrades
Municipality Borrow $3.7M for Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Wednesday 7th August 2013

THE City of Methuen in Massachusetts will borrow $3.7 million to invest in energy efficiency improvements for municipal and school buildings. The Eagle-Tribune reports that all the costs associated with the energy efficiency upgrades will be met through future energy savings over the next 15 years, estimated to be about $300,000 ...

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UC San Diego Receive $7.2M for Energy Efficiency Efforts
UC San Diego Receive $7.2M for Energy Efficiency Efforts

Tuesday 6th August 2013

THE University of California’s San Diego campus has been given $7.2 million for three years of energy efficiency efforts and upgrades from their local utility company. Utility company, San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) presented a cheque for $7.2 million, incentive money made from the amounts of $330,000 for 2010, $2.5 ...

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Upgrading Motor Controls Saves Energy
Upgrading Motor Controls Saves Energy

Monday 5th August 2013

A UK company, Cirteq, have saved £11,000 annually on energy costs by installing energy efficient technology on motors in one machine. Cirteq make circlips for the automotive, aerospace and general engineering industries, with one of the first processes being to shape and draw the raw metal wire using a machine that ...

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China Continues Heavy Investment in Energy Efficiency
China Continues Heavy Investment in Energy Efficiency

Friday 2nd August 2013

CHINA is continuing the efforts to develop clean energy and energy efficiency according to Xie Zhenhua, the Vice Director of the National Development and Reform Commission. The Asian giant’s total investment in energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emission reduction projects is expected to be around $375 billion through to 2015, with ...

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Bulgarian SMEs get 64M Euro Energy Efficiency Financing
Bulgarian SMEs get 64M Euro Energy Efficiency Financing

Thursday 1st August 2013

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is promoting energy efficiency in Bulgarian small and medium-sized enterprises by providing a line of credit to finance improvements. Three leading Bulgarian banks – Postbank, Piraeus Bank Bulgaria A.D. and United Bulgarian Bank A.D. (UBB) – are handling the funding to support the ...

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