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Empire State Building Points the Way
Empire State Building Points the Way

Thursday 11th July 2013

NEW York’s famous Empire State Building is now ‘green’ through the success of its energy efficiency retrofit programme, and is now a model for sustainability upgrades in many other buildings. The retrofit of the iconic building began in 2009 as part of the Clinton Global Initiative and has succeeded yet again ...

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Australian Fruit Growers get Energy Efficiency Grant
Australian Fruit Growers get Energy Efficiency Grant

Wednesday 10th July 2013

THE Australian Government is helping the countries fruit growers to discover energy savings across their facilities through a $636,970 (Australian) grant. The grant has been awarded to Apple and Pear Australia Limited (APAL) who will now audit fruit growers and look where costs can be cut through energy efficiency. APAL spokeswoman Annie ...

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Energy Use to Double by Mid Century
Energy Use to Double by Mid Century

Tuesday 9th July 2013

OIL giant Shell predict that over the next 50 years energy demand could increase by 80% as the population nears 9.5 billion by mid-century and the fiscal advance of emerging economies. This is the view of the future presented by Shell in their New Lens Scenarios Report entitled: ‘A Shift In ...

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Sri Lankan Hotel Group Certified for Energy Efficiency
Sri Lankan Hotel Group Certified for Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 3rd July 2013

THE Heritance Hotel group in Sri Lanka has set the lead to many other resorts in the region after being awarded ISO 5001 certification for energy efficiency. ISO 5001 states the requirements for energy efficiency, including implementing and maintaining an energy management system, which allows a systematic approach to improve energy ...

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Energy Efficiency Key to UK's Emission Targets
Energy Efficiency Key to UK's Emission Targets

Monday 1st July 2013

ANGELA Knight of Energy UK, has flagged up areas the UK Government need to develop to get new energy efficiency schemes working and the challenges involved. Knight, the CEO of the trade body for the energy sector, said in a letter to climate change minister Greg Barker that energy efficiency needs ...

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Funding to Accelerate Demand-side Energy Efficiency
Funding to Accelerate Demand-side Energy Efficiency

Friday 28th June 2013

THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) will boost investment in end-user energy efficiency helping Asia and the Pacific tackle surging power demand and growing environmental threats from greenhouse gas emissions. Bindu N. Lohani, ADB’s Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, at the opening of the 8th Asia Clean Energy Forum in ...

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Europe and Central Asia need to Improve Energy Efficiency
Europe and Central Asia need to Improve Energy Efficiency

Thursday 27th June 2013

A FEW lessons in energy efficiency policy can go a long way in Europe and Central Asia, where despite improvements, many countries remain highly energy intensive. This is the conclusion of a World Bank Group study, “Lessons Learned From Energy Efficiency Success Cases”, which notes that measures taken by countries that ...

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Call for Better Energy Efficiency Targets for Europe's Buildings
Call for Better Energy Efficiency Targets for Europe's Buildings

Wednesday 26th June 2013

EUROPE’S Energy Efficiency Directive comes into force next year, but EurActiv report that there is now further pressure to adopt targets earlier and for reduced energy targets in Europe’s buildings. EurActiv adds that campaigners are urging policymakers to act now and tackle the huge potential for energy savings in Europe’s building ...

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Australian Cross Language Energy Efficiency Initiative
Australian Cross Language Energy Efficiency Initiative

Tuesday 25th June 2013

THE Australian Government’s Clean Energy Future (CEF) initiative is looking to promote and improve energy efficiency amongst SMEs run by entrepreneurs from non-English speaking backgrounds. A series of seminars will be run over the next few weeks to assist these small business owners to better understand the assistance available under the ...

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Large Cities Lead Way in Climate Action
Large Cities Lead Way in Climate Action

Monday 24th June 2013

THE world’s largest cities are taking action to combat the effects of climate change according to a news report. These cities are cutting their carbon footprint, reporting annual energy savings of up to $13 million, and their residents are benefitting from healthier living and better business environments according to the report ...

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Rethinking Energy Balance in Latin America and Caribbean
Rethinking Energy Balance in Latin America and Caribbean

Friday 21st June 2013

INTER-American Development Bank’s (IDB) new report Rethinking our Energy Future, reckons Latin America and the Caribbean’s renewable energy potential is more than enough to fulfill energy needs in 2050. The report argues that lower prices and new energy efficiency technologies are making renewables a viable alternative. Solar, geothermal, wave, wind and ...

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US Business $780bn Potential Savings Through Cutting Emissions
US Business $780bn Potential Savings Through Cutting Emissions

Thursday 20th June 2013

Smart companies innovate their way through business challenges. A new analysis shows they can also innovate to solve a global challenge and profit by employing clean energy measures. The 3% Solution: Driving Profits Through Carbon Reduction, released yesterday by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), provides a groundbreaking ...

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Hawaii Steps up Energy Efficiency Efforts
Hawaii Steps up Energy Efficiency Efforts

Wednesday 19th June 2013

THE U.S. State of Hawaii has revealed plans to aid in reaching the target of reducing energy consumption by 30 percent and increasing renewable energy supply by 40 percent by 2030. In July, Hawaii will launch an energy saving program in an effort to double the energy efficiency in state and ...

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Filipino Businesses and Government Urged to Improve Energy Efficiency
Filipino Businesses and Government Urged to Improve Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 18th June 2013

FILIPINO businesses and government agencies have been encouraged to invest in energy efficiency and cut energy waste and costs by the British Embassy in Manila. Chargé d’ Affaires at the Embassy, Trevor Lewis, stated that the United Kingdom is more than willing to share experience on implementing energy efficiency measures, such ...

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Energy Efficiency Increases in Importance
Energy Efficiency Increases in Importance

Monday 17th June 2013

NEW research released last week by Johnson Controls, shows energy efficiency interest rose 116 percent globally since 2010, with those who set goals making the greatest strides in reducing energy use. Momentum is also growing for green building certification and green tenant space leasing, although 22 percent cite a lack ...

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Finance for SME Energy Efficiency Improvements
Finance for SME Energy Efficiency Improvements

Friday 14th June 2013

LACK of finance should not be considered a barrier to installing energy efficiency measures or renewable technologies for businesses, according to UK utility company npower. With the current media focus on the need for increased energy efficiency to help protect the UK from a potential energy supply gap, businesses may be ...

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Energy Efficiency Finance for Jamaican Businesses
Energy Efficiency Finance for Jamaican Businesses

Thursday 13th June 2013

THE Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) is offering an energy efficiency loan for businesses to improve their bottom-line through cutting energy waste and costs. The loan will be set at eight per cent, which will help their clients to cut costs but also advance Jamaica’s target for a 30 per cent ...

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IEA Urge Swift Action to Combat Climate Threat
IEA Urge Swift Action to Combat Climate Threat

Wednesday 12th June 2013

THE International Energy Agency (IEA) warned that climate change targets will be missed and urged governments to enact four energy policies to keep climate goals alive without harming economic growth. “Climate change has quite frankly slipped to the back burner of policy priorities, but the problem is not going away – ...

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London's Schools Receive Energy Efficiency Push
London's Schools Receive Energy Efficiency Push

Tuesday 11th June 2013

Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, last week looked to drive energy efficiency improvements across the city’s schools through access to interest-free pay-as-you-save loans. London has been running the RE:FIT energy efficiency programme aimed at residential buildings but the programme will now be expanded to apply to schools. They will be ...

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Call for Californian Private Capital for Energy Efficiency
Call for Californian Private Capital for Energy Efficiency

Thursday 6th June 2013

CALIFORNIA can extend the duration and effectiveness of the state’s landmark energy improvement initiative, Proposition 39, for schools and public buildings, claims a white paper from the Advanced Energy Economy (AEE). The AEE (a nationwide US business organization representing the advanced energy industry) white paper states that if California dedicates a ...

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EIB Sustainable Funding Boost for Italian Businesses
EIB Sustainable Funding Boost for Italian Businesses

Wednesday 5th June 2013

THE European Investment Bank (EIB) and the UniCredit Group have signed agreements which includes €100 million funding for companies to implement environmental and renewable energy projects. The funding is aimed at financing small and medium-scale projects in the industrial and sustainable community sectors via UniCredit and UniCredit Leasing, targeting in particular ...

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World Bank Aid Energy Plans in Turkey
World Bank Aid Energy Plans in Turkey

Monday 3rd June 2013

TURKEY is looking to reduce energy consumption, expand renewable energy generation and cut greenhouse gas emissions ahead of its centennial in 2023, with commitments to ambitious action plans. Electricity demand in Turkey has been increasing by as much as 7-8 percent in recent years, resulting in energy transmission and peak capacity ...

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World Bank Call for Further Investment in Energy Efficiency
World Bank Call for Further Investment in Energy Efficiency

Thursday 30th May 2013

A WORLD Bank report, Sustainable Energy for All Global Tracking Framework, released yesterday, highlighted that energy efficiency investment needs to increase, despite promising advances recently. The report noted that 1.2 billion people do not have access to electricity, about 17 percent of the world’s population, and 2.8 billion rely on inefficient ...

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Vietnam's Buildings get Energy Efficiency Boost
Vietnam's Buildings get Energy Efficiency Boost

Wednesday 29th May 2013

THE Investment Climate Advisory Services of the World Bank Group is supporting the Vietnamese Ministry of Construction’s efforts to improve energy efficiency in buildings, reducing energy costs and CO2 emissions. An agreement has been signed which will see the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, help ...

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Germany's Energy Transformation
Germany's Energy Transformation

Tuesday 28th May 2013

GERMANY took what some considered a brave decision after the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster - to turn away from nuclear and greatly increase their renewable energy resources and improve energy efficiency. Is the German strategy working? The German Embassy in London released some details about the future use of energy in ...

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