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Energy Efficiency Help for Australian SMEs
Energy Efficiency Help for Australian SMEs

Thursday 22nd August 2013

SMALL and medium enterprises in Australia who are looking to improve their energy efficiency are to benefit from the expansion of a 'Not for Profit' national sustainability scheme.  The Australian Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism is increasing the reach of the countries CitySwitch program to benefit more small and medium ...

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Theatre to Improve Energy Efficiency and Save
Theatre to Improve Energy Efficiency and Save

Wednesday 21st August 2013

THE Nottingham Playhouse theatre in England has been awarded almost £1 million as a grant to improve energy efficiency. The Playhouse opened in 1963 at a time when energy costs and the resultant carbon emission had little consideration in the design, making it now costly to operate. Part of the grant will be ...

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Help to Improve Energy Efficiency in U.S. Rural Businesses
Help to Improve Energy Efficiency in U.S. Rural Businesses

Tuesday 20th August 2013

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced funding for 631 projects across the nation to help agricultural producers and rural small businesses reduce their energy consumption and costs. Grant and loan funding is made available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), which is authorized by ...

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New York State Building Energy Report
New York State Building Energy Report

Monday 19th August 2013

THE New York Power Authority (NYPA) have completed a report on the energy use of New York State government buildings, providing a baseline for measuring the BuildSmart NY initiative. When fully carried out, BuildSmart NY, which will increase the energy efficiency of those building by 20 percent by 2020, will result ...

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Welsh SMEs Save with Energy Efficiency
Welsh SMEs Save with Energy Efficiency

Friday 16th August 2013

CARBON Trust Wales has announced the launch of an energy saving scheme for organisations in Wales with an annual energy spend of under £30,000. The new scheme will allow small businesses in Wales to receive all the benefits of an energy survey whilst also learning from each other by being grouped together with other organisations ...

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Energy Efficiency on The Vegas Strip
Energy Efficiency on The Vegas Strip

Wednesday 14th August 2013

NEW LED lighting is helping Las Vegas Sands Corp. take another key step toward curbing the environmental impact at its leading resort and meeting properties. As part of its Sands ECO 360° Green Meetings program, Las Vegas Sands has completed an expansive energy-efficient LED lighting upgrade to its meeting spaces ...

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Demand for Building Energy Management Systems to Double
Demand for Building Energy Management Systems to Double

Tuesday 13th August 2013

ACCORDING to a new report from Navigant Research, worldwide revenue for building energy management systems (BEMS) will reach $5.6 billion annually by 2020, more than doubling from the 2013 level. Driven by technology advances and a growing familiarity among customers as to the benefits that energy management systems provide, as they ...

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U.S. DOE Commits to Update Commercial Appliance Standards
U.S. DOE Commits to Update Commercial Appliance Standards

Monday 12th August 2013

THE US Department Of Energy has made a commitment to a timetable to update overdue National Energy-Saving Standards for widely used commercial appliances. New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, leading a coalition of 10 states and the City of New York, today announced an agreement with the U.S. Department ...

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Canada Life's Weather Shines Green
Canada Life's Weather Shines Green

Friday 9th August 2013

MORE than 60 years after it first lit up the Toronto skyline, the Canada Life Building weather beacon is getting an energy efficiency upgrade. Tomorrow and Sunday, weather permitting, the Canada Life weather beacon will convert to using light emitting diode (LED) lights to show the temperature rising and falling and ...

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NH Hotel Group's Win-Win Through Energy Efficiency
NH Hotel Group's Win-Win Through Energy Efficiency

Thursday 8th August 2013

THE NH Hoteles group has exceeded its own targets set in their 2008-2010 Strategic Environmental Plan and have received two international green awards in the process enjoying making major savings. From the inception of their Strategic Plan, NH invested more than €4 million in environmental initiatives, with 60% of this figure ...

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UC San Diego Receive $7.2M for Energy Efficiency Efforts
UC San Diego Receive $7.2M for Energy Efficiency Efforts

Tuesday 6th August 2013

THE University of California’s San Diego campus has been given $7.2 million for three years of energy efficiency efforts and upgrades from their local utility company. Utility company, San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) presented a cheque for $7.2 million, incentive money made from the amounts of $330,000 for 2010, $2.5 ...

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China Continues Heavy Investment in Energy Efficiency
China Continues Heavy Investment in Energy Efficiency

Friday 2nd August 2013

CHINA is continuing the efforts to develop clean energy and energy efficiency according to Xie Zhenhua, the Vice Director of the National Development and Reform Commission. The Asian giant’s total investment in energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emission reduction projects is expected to be around $375 billion through to 2015, with ...

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New Energy Efficiency Standards for UK Buildings
New Energy Efficiency Standards for UK Buildings

Wednesday 31st July 2013

THE UK Government announce new energy efficiency standards for non-domestic buildings which promises to cut fuel bills for large businesses by about £60k, compared to build standards before 2010. The measures will come into force in April 2014 meaning non-domestic buildings will have to include energy saving features such as energy ...

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Call for Improved Energy Efficiency in Zambia
Call for Improved Energy Efficiency in Zambia

Monday 29th July 2013

A CALL for improvements in Zambia’s energy efficiency were made at the opening of the country’s 2013 Energy Week - themed ‘Energy Conservation - My Responsibility’. The Times of Zambia reports that Charles Zulu, Zambia’s Mines, Energy and Water Development Deputy Minister called for concerted efforts towards reducing the country's power ...

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Croatian Company get 9.9M Euro Energy Efficiency Loan
Croatian Company get 9.9M Euro Energy Efficiency Loan

Friday 26th July 2013

PODRAVKA, one of the largest food producers in Croatia, have received a €9.9 million loan from the EBRD to improve its energy efficiency. A press release from the company reveals: "The loan will finance investments focused on improvements in various factories and the company’s headquarters building. “This improvement of energy efficiency ...

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SPAR Slovenija get 40M Euro Energy Efficiency Boost
SPAR Slovenija get 40M Euro Energy Efficiency Boost

Thursday 25th July 2013

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supplying a loan of up to €40 million to retailer SPAR Slovenija to support further development on resource and energy efficiency. SPAR Slovenija currently operate 88 stores in the country with 2012 sales of €693 million, and is indirectly fully owned ...

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World Bank Funding for Energy Efficiency in Uzbekistan
World Bank Funding for Energy Efficiency in Uzbekistan

Wednesday 24th July 2013

Funding to improve industrial sector energy efficiency in Uzbekistan worth $100 million is being provided by the World Bank. Saroj Kumar Jha, the World Bank Regional Country Director for Central Asia and the Government of Uzbekistan signed the line of credit for additional financing to the Energy Efficiency Facility for Industrial ...

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10M Euro Energy Efficiency Boost for Romanian SMEs
10M Euro Energy Efficiency Boost for Romanian SMEs

Tuesday 23rd July 2013

ROMANIA’S small and medium sized businesses have been given a €10 million boost to invest in energy efficiency and renewable energy from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The new financing arrangement for this loan is through Romania’s UniCredit Tiriac Bank S.A. for on-lending to small and medium-sized enterprises ...

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Saving Energy in Small Commercial Buildings
Saving Energy in Small Commercial Buildings

Monday 22nd July 2013

BUILDING on U.S. President Obama’s Climate Action Plan the Energy Department announced an award of $10 million for six projects to help small commercial buildings save money by saving energy. These small commercial buildings are less than 50,000 square feet in size and include schools, churches, strip malls, restaurants and grocery ...

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Green Certification for Philippine's Buildings
Green Certification for Philippine's Buildings

Friday 19th July 2013

TO promote energy efficient buildings and infrastructure in the Philippines, the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence (BERDE) have launched a new rating system.  Eco-business.com report that the BERDE Green Building Rating System (GBRS) is used to monitor the environmental performance of buildings that exceed ...

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School District to get $1.64m Energy Efficiency Grant
School District to get $1.64m Energy Efficiency Grant

Thursday 18th July 2013

THE California State West Contra Costa school district is to receive $1.64 million anually for five years from a state grant to improve energy efficiency across its schools. The money will be used for energy saving projects in schools that are due for rebuilding, remodeling or repair. Using California’s Proposition 39, which ...

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Clean Energy Progress in Serbia
Clean Energy Progress in Serbia

Wednesday 17th July 2013

SERBIA plans to continue to improve energy efficiency across the country and increase the exploitation of renewable energy. Zorana Mihajlovic, Serbian Energy Minister, said at a green energy conference on Monday: “Serbia is rich in energy resources, but it has not been very efficient in exploiting them. Renewable energy sources are ...

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Energy Efficiency Funding for Turkish SMEs
Energy Efficiency Funding for Turkish SMEs

Tuesday 16th July 2013

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is aiding Turkey’s efforts to become energy-efficient with a financing facility that now totals close to half a billion euros. With a group of key partner banks, the EBRD is providing finance for on-lending to Turkey’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) wishing to ...

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Energy Efficiency in Large Firms Could Return £1.9Bn
Energy Efficiency in Large Firms Could Return £1.9Bn

Monday 15th July 2013

PROPOSALS for new energy saving assessments for larger firms in the UK have been published by the UK’S Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). These assessments, required by the new Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), will enable companies to identify opportunities to save money on energy bills through improved ...

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Is the U.S. Progressing in Energy Efficiency?
Is the U.S. Progressing in Energy Efficiency?

Friday 12th July 2013

THE United States has lagged behind the developed world in energy efficiency for a long time, are they now catching up? This is a question answered in ACEEE’s latest report. With energy efficiency taking center stage last week when President Obama announced a series of steps the administration will be taking to ...

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