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UK Businesses Want More Energy Efficiency Grants
UK Businesses Want More Energy Efficiency Grants

Friday 29th April 2016

THE British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) and British Gas have published a survey of over 2,100 businesses regarding how the government can help businesses to install energy efficiency measures. The survey of businesses of firms in England and Wales has found that more than a third (36%) of businesses believe that ...

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 £7m Funding for UK SMEs to Cut Energy Costs
£7m Funding for UK SMEs to Cut Energy Costs

Monday 25th April 2016

ENERGY efficient equipment grant and advice programme offers lifeline to UK SMEs struggling with energy costs   The UK’s Carbon Trust is launching a new fund providing vital capital for smaller businesses to replace old, power-guzzling equipment, together with expert advice to boost the efficiency and productivity of businesses in England, Scotland ...

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Energy Burden on Low Income Households but Energy Efficiency Can Help
Energy Burden on Low Income Households but Energy Efficiency Can Help

Friday 22nd April 2016

A review of 48 major U.S. metropolitan areas finds that low-income households devote up to three times as much income to energy costs as average households in the same city, and that energy efficiency is critical to closing the gap. The report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) ...

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$60 Million Funding for Two US Energy Programs
$60 Million Funding for Two US Energy Programs

Monday 18th April 2016

THE U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy have announced up to $60 million in funding for two new programs that aim to solve some of the nation’s most pressing energy challenges. The funding is designed to accelerate the development of novel energy technologies. The first program, NEXT-Generation Energy Technologies ...

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Port of Long Beach Incentivises Energy Efficiency
Port of Long Beach Incentivises Energy Efficiency

Friday 15th April 2016

THE Port of Long Beach, California, is launching a new program offering its terminals rebates to encourage them to replace outdated, polluting and inefficient electrical equipment with energy-efficient technology. The Board of Harbour Commissioners has approved the Energy Efficiency Rebate Match Program, creating a pool of $500,000 to reimburse Port tenants ...

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World Bank Group Release Climate Action Plan
World Bank Group Release Climate Action Plan

Monday 11th April 2016

THE World Bank Group announced plans to help developing countries add 30 gigawatts of renewable energy to the world’s energy capacity. 30 gigawatts is enough energy to power 150 million homes. The plans will also bring early warning systems to 100 million people and develop climate-smart agriculture investment plans for at ...

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Energy Efficiency Financing for Ukraine
Energy Efficiency Financing for Ukraine

Friday 8th April 2016

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing additional resources to support Ukraine’s energy efficiency drive with the launch of the €75 million Ukraine Residential Energy Efficiency Financing Facility (IQ energy). The programme promotes residential energy efficiency in a country which contains one of the largest housing stocks in ...

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OECD Countries Increase Renewable Electricity Generation
OECD Countries Increase Renewable Electricity Generation

Monday 4th April 2016

ELECTRICITY generation from wind and solar increased by 16% across OECD countries in 2015, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Total OECD electricity generation was broadly flat (up 0.3% last year), with increases in wind and solar offsetting declines of around 1% in generation from combustible fuels (including coal, gas, ...

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Energy Efficiency Investment for Bucharest's Residential Buildings
Energy Efficiency Investment for Bucharest's Residential Buildings

Friday 1st April 2016

THE European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending €19.5 million to finance the second phase of energy efficiency improvements for multi-family housing in the Sector 4 municipality in Bucharest. This is the the second tranche of an approved EIB loan of €42 million. Investments under the first tranche of €22.5 million signed ...

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