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News from March 2017

Energy Efficiency Funding for Egypt
Energy Efficiency Funding for Egypt

Monday 27th March 2017

THREE international development banks have joined the EU to promote green investments in Egypt, supporting projects to boost energy efficiency and renewable energy sources in the country. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the EU launched their ...

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Jamaican Energy Efficiency Program Already Saved $131.5M
Jamaican Energy Efficiency Program Already Saved $131.5M

Friday 24th March 2017

JAMAICA’S Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr Andrew Wheatley, has stated that the Government has realised savings of some $131.5 million through their Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programme (EECP). Jamaica Gleaner reports: Wheatley saying: “This is money that can be diverted to other areas, such as social and infrastructural development.” The ...

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Public LED Lights Bring Many Benefits
Public LED Lights Bring Many Benefits

Monday 20th March 2017

THE Climate Group launched the 2017 edition of the Global LED Consultation update today to assist key stakeholders in assessing the significant energy saving potential of light emitting diode (LED) public lighting systems. The new update builds on over six years of work by The Climate Group in highlighting the ...

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Alberta Has Energy Efficiency Vision
Alberta Has Energy Efficiency Vision

Friday 17th March 2017

THE Canadian Province of Alberta's Government is supporting energy efficiency at a farm stewardship centre.  The facility employs engineers, technologists and specialists who research agricultural practices and monitor environmental impacts. Using $54,000 of Climate Leadership Plan funding, the centre will install a 15-kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system and upgrade lighting to ...

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Sustainable Coffee Roastery - Video
Sustainable Coffee Roastery - Video

Monday 13th March 2017

THE UK’s Costa Coffee company opened its new £38m roastery, which Costa claims is "one of the most sustainable industrial buildings in the world”. The 85,690 sq ft facility is now Europe’s biggest coffee roastery, based in Basildon, Essex, and has quadrupled Costa’s roasting capacity to 45,000 tonnes annually. This will ...

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Research Reveals Energy Efficiency Spending by Governments and Utilities to Exceed $56B in 2026

Friday 10th March 2017

A NEW report from Navigant Research analyses global government and utility energy efficiency program spending and capacity, examining the related market issues and providing market forecasts for capacity and revenue. The research is broken down by region and by segment, through to 2026. The report, Market Data: Global Energy Efficiency Spending, ...

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Funding to Boost EU Urban Energy Efficiency
Funding to Boost EU Urban Energy Efficiency

Monday 6th March 2017

Cardiff University in wales has secured almost £1m of EU funding to reduce energy use and tackle fuel poverty by enhancing urban energy efficiency. The research will be led by Professor Yacine Rezgui in the University’s Building Research Establishment (BRE) centre of excellence, in the School of Engineering. His work to improve ...

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Energy Efficiency Support for Latvia
Energy Efficiency Support for Latvia

Friday 3rd March 2017

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting an innovative solution to help Latvian energy service companies (ESCOs) obtain long-term financing for energy efficiency upgrades. A €4 million loan will be provided to the Latvian Baltic Energy Efficiency Facility (LABEEF), a company founded by energy efficiency specialists. In parallel, ...

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