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Competition Drives Investment in Energy Efficiency
Competition Drives Investment in Energy Efficiency

Monday 29th February 2016

COMPETITION from Asia seems to be a key driver for investing in higher energy efficiency in manufacturing processes. This was at least one of the reasons which pushed Bossa, a Turkish textile giant operating three plants in Adana, in the south of the country, to take the issue very seriously. With a ...

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Irish Public Bodies Made €120M Energy Savings
Irish Public Bodies Made €120M Energy Savings

Friday 26th February 2016

THE Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) revealed that in 2014 energy efficiency measures in public bodies reduced energy spend by €120 million. The results were published yesterday, February 25, in their Annual Report 2015 on Public Sector Energy Efficiency Performance. This puts the public sector about halfway towards its ...

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Reinventing Future Electricity Markets
Reinventing Future Electricity Markets

Monday 22nd February 2016

ELECTRICITY markets are undergoing massive transformation, as the push for low-carbon power generation shifts the industry towards high investment in renewables and other new technologies. This is the conclusion of a new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA), Re-powering Markets: Market design and regulation during the transition to low-carbon power ...

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Smart Digital Platform to Boost Energy Efficiency in EU Cities
Smart Digital Platform to Boost Energy Efficiency in EU Cities

Friday 19th February 2016

THE EU-funded SUNSHINE project has developed a novel online platform to substantially improve energy efficiency in both buildings and wider urban areas. The platform, designed for city planners, industry and energy stakeholders, assesses and maps buildings’ energy behaviour, and can also remotely control public street lighting. The platform has already succeeded ...

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Fund to Help UK Universities Save £210M on Energy Costs
Fund to Help UK Universities Save £210M on Energy Costs

Monday 15th February 2016

THE Revolving Green Fund backed by the UK government is an energy efficiency scheme for UK Universities, and has led to projects that are estimated to save Universities more than £210 million in energy costs In 2008 Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and Salix Finance formed a partnership to ...

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Boost for Sustainable Energy Financing in Turkey
Boost for Sustainable Energy Financing in Turkey

Friday 12th February 2016

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is expanding its support for sustainable energy financing in Turkey with an additional €500 million. Under the Mid-size Sustainable Energy Financing Facility (MidSEFF), now totalling €1.5 billion, funds are provided to Turkish banks in the form of loans and capital market instruments for ...

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Centre to Jump Start Ghana’s Green Economy
Centre to Jump Start Ghana’s Green Economy

Monday 8th February 2016

THE World Bank Group have announced the upcoming launch of a new Climate Innovation Center (CIC) in Accra to support Ghana’s green growth strategy. The CIC will be financed through a $17.2 million grant package recently approved by the World Bank Group. The CIC will support Ghana’s National Climate Change ...

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Morocco Opens Phase 1 of Worlds Largest Concentrated Solar Power Plant
Morocco Opens Phase 1 of Worlds Largest Concentrated Solar Power Plant

Friday 5th February 2016

MOROCCO has opened the first phase of what is set to become the world’s largest concentrated power plant (CSP). Yesterday, February 4, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI inaugurated Noor 1, the first phase of what will become the largest CSP in the world, in a ceremony attended by world and industry leaders ...

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New Three Year Energy Efficiency Plan for Massachusetts
New Three Year Energy Efficiency Plan for Massachusetts

Monday 1st February 2016

THE Massachusetts’ Department of Public Utilities has issued an order approving the 2016‑2018 Three‑Year Energy Efficiency Plans of the Commonwealth’s electric and gas distribution companies and the Cape Light Compact.  The Plan, supported by the Energy Efficiency Advisory Council, is expected to deliver an estimated $8 billion in economic, environmental ...

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