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$1B to Mitigate Climate Change in Europe & Central Asia
$1B to Mitigate Climate Change in Europe & Central Asia

Friday 28th August 2015

ALMOST one billion dollars’ worth of climate-smart investments in Europe and Central Asia have been made in the latest fiscal year by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) The funding helps in cutting greenhouse gas emissions and increasing energy efficiency and renewable energy production to spur sustainable growth.     IFC committed ...

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China's Coal Use Drops, While Renewables Grow
China's Coal Use Drops, While Renewables Grow

Monday 24th August 2015

RECENT data reveals that China’s coal production is reducing faster than their government predicted, reducing pollution and changing the nation’s energy future. Three agencies report on the continuing decline in use of coal during the first half of 2015. These are absolute drops in the coal consumed for power generation as ...

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Renewable Electricity Generation Now Second After Coal
Renewable Electricity Generation Now Second After Coal

Friday 21st August 2015

THE International Energy Agency (IEA) have released provisional data about electricity production in ‌‌‌the 34 members of the OECD for 2014 - revealing that renewables are catching coal. The report shows that production fell slightly to 10,712 TWh a decrease of 0.8% or 86 TWh compared to 2013. According to the ...

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Funding for Indonesian Clean Energy
Funding for Indonesian Clean Energy

Monday 17th August 2015

THE International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Asia Green Capital Partners Pte Ltd, a renewable-energy developer and investment company are boosting renewable energy in Indonesia. The two organizations have taken steps in co-developing the first wind-power project in Indonesia’s South Sulawesi province to help the country increase its clean-energy supply and stimulate ...

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Thailand Approves Energy Efficiency Plan
Thailand Approves Energy Efficiency Plan

Friday 14th August 2015

THAILAND’S Energy Policy and Planning Office (EPPO) yesterday approved an Energy Efficiency Plan to improve a previous energy-intensity saving target from 25% to 30%, saving an estimated Bt8.5 trillion ($241M). This Plan, reports The Nation, is in line with the current Thai national economic and social development plan, which was revised ...

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U.S. Plan For More Clean Energy
U.S. Plan For More Clean Energy

Monday 10th August 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama announced last week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s final Clean Power Plan, which will cut carbon pollution from the power sector by 32 % below 2005 levels, in 2030. Power plants are the largest drivers of climate change in the United States, accounting for roughly one-third ...

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Energy Efficiency Key for Higher Education Institutions
Energy Efficiency Key for Higher Education Institutions

Friday 7th August 2015

A new study reveal that U.S. Higher Education institutions accept that energy efficiency is key to fulfilling their core missions. The new study commissioned by Schneider Electric and the Alliance to Save Energy, found that almost 9 out of 10 respondents are expecting to increase or maintain energy efficiency investments next ...

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Proposal for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Standards for the U.S.
Proposal for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Standards for the U.S.

Monday 3rd August 2015

TWO members of the U.S. Congress are looking to get nationwide energy standards accepted to tackle climate change. Peter Welch, representing Vermont, and Ray Luján, New Mexico, want standards for renewable energy and for energy efficiency to applied across all States. Their proposed legislation requires electric utilities to get at least 30% ...

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