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Economy Boost Through Energy Efficiency
Economy Boost Through Energy Efficiency

Friday 15th November 2013

THE State of Rhode Island has the second highest unemployment rate in the country, but a recent study shows how energy efficiency programs have delivered hundreds of jobs. The economic impact study shows that National Grid’s Rhode Island energy efficiency programs have led to the creation of 528 full time jobs ...

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Energy Efficiency Central to Tackling Emissions and Costs
Energy Efficiency Central to Tackling Emissions and Costs

Thursday 14th November 2013

THE International Energy Authority (IEA) yesterday released their 2013 World Energy Outlook, revealing that energy efficiency has to play a more central role in tackling emissions and rising energy bills. The report, released yesterday in London, presents a central scenario in which global energy demand rises by one-third in the period ...

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Energy Efficiency Boost for Rural States
Energy Efficiency Boost for Rural States

Monday 11th November 2013

UNITED States Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on Friday funding for 424 projects across the country to help agricultural producers and rural small businesses reduce their energy consumption and costs. The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) offers financial assistance to farmers, ranchers and rural small businesses to purchase and install ...

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Energy Efficient US State Scorecard
Energy Efficient US State Scorecard

Friday 8th November 2013

THE American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) have released their seventh annual state scorecard, which ranks states on their energy efficiency policy and program efforts. Energy efficiency measures are thriving in state capitals around the United States, with several states, including Mississippi, Connecticut, Illinois, and West Virginia, taking major steps ...

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Call for EU to Act on Building Energy Efficiency
Call for EU to Act on Building Energy Efficiency

Thursday 7th November 2013

EUROPEAN Union member states need to be more ambitious and act quicker to implement plans for energy efficiency retrofits to buildings, claims activists and an international council. The Energy Efficiency Directive requires every EU country to establish a long-term strategy for mobilizing investment in the energy efficient renovation of their building ...

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Energy Efficiency Money for Georgia's MSEs
Energy Efficiency Money for Georgia's MSEs

Wednesday 6th November 2013

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing $6 million to micro and small enterprises (MSE) in Georgia to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy. The funds are being made available through Credo, Georgia’s largest non-bank microfinance institution with a strong presence in rural areas and an extensive coverage ...

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Plenty of Investment in UK Energy Sector
Plenty of Investment in UK Energy Sector

Tuesday 5th November 2013

IN the Olympic year, private sector investment in the UK energy sector rose to £11.6bn, equivalent to building 20 Olympic Stadiums, according to a report from EY for EnergyUK. The report - Powering the UK 2013 - which looks at the sector’s total economic, investment and employment contributions to the UK, ...

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Financial Energy Efficiency Boost for Balkans
Financial Energy Efficiency Boost for Balkans

Monday 4th November 2013

BALKAN states are receiving a €10 million energy efficiency boost thanks to the European Bank of Reconstructions and Development (EBRD). UniCredit Bank d.d. Mostar is joining the new Western Balkans Sustainable Energy Efficiency Facility II (WeBSEFF II) with the loan from the EBRD. The funds will be on-lent to private and ...

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Boost for Brazilian Energy Efficiency Measures
Boost for Brazilian Energy Efficiency Measures

Friday 1st November 2013

BRAZILIAN companies are receiving a boost to invest in energy efficiency measures from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). $1.6 million in guarantees has been issued under the Energy Efficiency Guarantee Mechanism, which is a credit tool which the IDB uses. They use their credit rating ...

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Egypt Needs to Recognize Benefits of Energy Efficiency
Egypt Needs to Recognize Benefits of Energy Efficiency

Thursday 31st October 2013

EGYPT is facing many problems but efforts toward a green economy could provide a tremendous boost for the country and the environment. Estimates predict around 700,000 jobs would be produced over the next 15 years from the energy efficiency and green industries. This offers hope to the multitude of citizens currently ...

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UK Business Leaders Warning Letter to Prime Minister
UK Business Leaders Warning Letter to Prime Minister

Wednesday 30th October 2013

LEADERS from 50 of the UK’s leading companies and institutions operating in the built environment are warning the Prime Minister not to scale back so called green levies on energy bills. In a letter to David Cameron coordinated by the UK Green Building Council, chief executives from a range of firms, ...

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ADB Funds Asian Business Energy Efficiency Expansion
ADB Funds Asian Business Energy Efficiency Expansion

Tuesday 29th October 2013

HOSPITALS, hotels, malls, and many other businesses in Southeast Asian countries are expected to adopt cost-effective, energy-saving solutions through energy efficiency projects funded by ADB (Asian Development Bank). ADB at the end of last week signed a multicurrency loan worth $20 million for energy efficiency projects. This innovative and flexible loan ...

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EBRD Energy Efficiency Funding Boost for Russian SMEs
EBRD Energy Efficiency Funding Boost for Russian SMEs

Monday 28th October 2013

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is lending 1.7 billion Roubles to UniCredit Leasing Russia (UCLR) to finance new leases to energy efficiency projects. UniCredit Leasing Russia (UCLR) is one of the top leasing companies in Russia, and will target the loans at small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in ...

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Energy Efficiency Improvement Needed for Lithuania and EU
Energy Efficiency Improvement Needed for Lithuania and EU

Friday 25th October 2013

ENERGY efficiency improvements are vital for Lithuania to boost the countries economy and bring it in line with the European Union according to vice minister of energy Zydrune Juodkiene. Juodkiene stressed the importance of energy efficiency during the CONCERTO conference (the European Commission initiative within the European Research Framework Program), its ...

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UN Secretary General Calls for Commitments on Energy Efficiency
UN Secretary General Calls for Commitments on Energy Efficiency

Thursday 24th October 2013

UNITED Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon stated yesterday that the world is at a “tipping point,” and how it produces, distributes and uses energy will determine if sustainable development succeeds. Ban was highlighting that climate financing, in particular new public-private partnerships, increased investment and enhanced market development. “Promoting energy efficiency will realize massive ...

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EU Eastern Partnership Energy Efficiency Boost
EU Eastern Partnership Energy Efficiency Boost

Wednesday 23rd October 2013

ARMENIA, Georgia and Moldova have joined the Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership (E5P) to significantly boost their support for energy efficiency and the reduction of harmful emissions. During a pledging conference held Monday this week at the European Investment Bank (EIB) in Luxembourg, the international donor community raised ...

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EU Acknowledges Future Role of Energy Efficiency
EU Acknowledges Future Role of Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 22nd October 2013

THE draft European Parliament report on a 2030 framework for climate and energy policies, rightly acknowledges the future role of energy-efficiency policies in the 2030 climate and energy framework. The draft report produced jointly by the ENVI (environment, public health and food safety) and ITRE (industry, research and energy) committees, is ...

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Jamaica to Speed Up Public Sector Energy Efficiency
Jamaica to Speed Up Public Sector Energy Efficiency

Monday 21st October 2013

THE Jamaican Government is looking to speed-up the provision of energy saving solutions under the Public Sector Energy Efficiency and Conservation programme. Jamaica’s Principal Director in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Fitzroy Vidal, said that work under the programme is “fairly advanced.” “We are going to do as much ...

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Energy Efficiency and Green Industry Top Agenda
Energy Efficiency and Green Industry Top Agenda

Friday 18th October 2013

GREEN industry and energy efficiency are at the core of sustainable industrial development, said participants at an international conference that opened in Seoul today. The one-day event was organized by the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE), the Korea Energy Management Corporation (KEMCO) and the United Nations ...

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Energy Efficiency Technology Boost for Belarus
Energy Efficiency Technology Boost for Belarus

Wednesday 16th October 2013

ENERGY efficiency equipment worth €4 million will be delivered to Belarus, the Head of the EU Delegation to Belarus, Maira Mora revealed to BelTA yesterday. The equipment will be supplied under the EU’s project “Support in the field of norms and standards related to energy efficiency of consumer goods and industrial products”, and ...

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Building Energy Efficiency In Asia
Building Energy Efficiency In Asia

Tuesday 15th October 2013

BUILDING owners in Asia markets are motivated by savings and government programs to drive energy efficiency decisions, according to the 2013 Energy Efficiency Indicator (EEI) study by Johnson Controls. The survey revealed a 10 percent increase in interest in energy efficiency since 2010 in Asia, and a lack of capital and ...

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Energy Efficiency Saves NY Schools $37M Annually
Energy Efficiency Saves NY Schools $37M Annually

Monday 14th October 2013

THE New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Energy Services for Schools Program has saved school districts roughly $37 million dollars in energy costs annually. The NYPA revealed the success of their program to highlight the significant economic and environmental benefits from increased investments in energy efficiency and clean energy technologies at public ...

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UK On Shaky Track to Energy Targets
UK On Shaky Track to Energy Targets

Friday 11th October 2013

THE UK Government claims the country is on track to reduce emissions by 34% by 2020 due to Government reforms towards a low-carbon economy, despite disputes over energy policy. UK Secretary of State, Edward Davey, yesterday revealed the Government’s assessment of progress made in reducing emissions across each sector of the ...

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EU States Need to Keep Up Energy Efficiency Efforts
EU States Need to Keep Up Energy Efficiency Efforts

Thursday 10th October 2013

EUROPEAN Union States have had mixed progress in achieving three climate and energy targets for 2020 according to a new report. These findings come from new European Environment Agency (EEA) assessments, and are published in their report 'Trends and projections in Europe 2013'. The report examines EU progress in meeting energy efficiency ...

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Property Firm Sponda Hit Energy Saving Targets
Property Firm Sponda Hit Energy Saving Targets

Wednesday 9th October 2013

FINNISH property investment company Sponda Plc achieved reduction in energy consumption throughout its properties The energy consumption of the properties included in Sponda's Energy Efficiency Program has decreased in line with previously set targets. Sponda also expects its future targets for reducing the ecological footprint of its business premises to ...

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