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18.6M Euros for Energy Efficiency Projects in Ireland
18.6M Euros for Energy Efficiency Projects in Ireland

Friday 12th June 2015

THE Irish government has awarded €18.6 million to 29 community energy efficiency projects that will benefit 2,435 homes and 400 public, private and community buildings. Irish Minister for Energy Alex White, revealed that the projects are expected to deliver lifetime energy savings of €140 million in the localities concerned. The grants are ...

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IKEA Funding Sustainable Futures
IKEA Funding Sustainable Futures

Monday 8th June 2015

IKEA are making bold new commitments to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy and to support the communities most at risk. The IKEA Group and IKEA Foundation announced the €1 billion total, which is made up of an IKEA Group commitment of €600 million for investment in renewable energy and ...

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Funding for Sustainable Energy in Morocco
Funding for Sustainable Energy in Morocco

Friday 5th June 2015

FOUR international financial institutions are teaming up with the European Union to promote sustainable energy investments in Morocco. The funding of €80 million will be used for supporting projects in the country that cut back on energy waste and also help to develop renewable energy sources.    The money will provide loans via ...

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US Energy Efficiency Scheme Delivers $840M in Savings
US Energy Efficiency Scheme Delivers $840M in Savings

Monday 1st June 2015

A U.S. Government scheme to promote energy efficiency has saved $840 million since its inception in 2011, and is know being expanded. As part of the Government’s effort to advance energy efficiency and combat the harmful effects of climate change, Better Buildings Challenge partners cut energy waste by 94 TBTUs since ...

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Clean Energy Progress Slows
Clean Energy Progress Slows

Friday 29th May 2015

DESPITE a few recent success stories, clean-energy progress is falling well short of the levels needed to limit the global increase in temperatures to no more than 2 degrees Celsius. This is the conclusion of the International Energy Agency (IEA) tracking report presented this week at the Clean Energy Ministerial meeting ...

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Sustainable Energy Progress is Underway, but not on Track
Sustainable Energy Progress is Underway, but not on Track

Friday 22nd May 2015

SIGNIFICANT progress has been achieved towards modern energy access, increased energy efficiency and renewable energy, but much more effort is needed according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). To achieve the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative goals by 2030 so much more will need to be achieved, according to the ...

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Plan to Supply Hydropower to Four Asian Countries
Plan to Supply Hydropower to Four Asian Countries

Monday 18th May 2015

THE Government of Tajikistan intends to develop an electricity transmission line to supply hydropower to span four countries. The ‘Central Asia-South Asia’ (CASA 1000) project, will supply hydropower to Tajikistan itself, but also to the Kyrgyz Republic along with exporting green energy to power hungry Afghanistan and Pakistan. The Tajikistan Government and ...

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A Loan to Light up Yerevan
A Loan to Light up Yerevan

Friday 15th May 2015

THE Armenian capital, Yerevan, with 1.1 million inhabitants, a third of the nation’s population, uses up a the lion’s share of the country’s energy - particularly through old and inefficient street lighting. With combating climate change, improving the economy and well being of the citizens the European Bank for Reconstruction and ...

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Another Energy Efficiency Bill from Shaheen
Another Energy Efficiency Bill from Shaheen

Monday 11th May 2015

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen for New Hampshire has introduced a bill that would reduce operating costs for hospitals, universities and manufacturing plants through energy efficiency. Shaheen was the co-author of the recent energy efficiency bill passed in the U.S., and has now introduced the Heat Efficiency through Applied Technology (HEAT) Act, ...

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Clean Energy Technological Innovation Essential
Clean Energy Technological Innovation Essential

Friday 8th May 2015

A concerted push for clean-energy innovation is the only way the world can meet its climate goals claim the International Energy Agency (IEA) as it released its flagship energy technology report. Energy Technology Perspectives 2015 , shows that despite a few recent success stories, clean-energy progress is falling well short of ...

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Southeast Asia Energy Efficiency Motor Demand to Grow
Southeast Asia Energy Efficiency Motor Demand to Grow

Friday 24th April 2015

CONTINUING investment in end-user industries is driving the growth of the Southeast Asian low-voltage (LV) integral horsepower (IHP) motors market. With the existing installed base of LV IHP operational for the last 10 to 15 years, vendors can expect considerable replacement demand from end users. New analysis from consultants Frost & ...

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Earth Hour Beckons - Video
Earth Hour Beckons - Video

Friday 27th March 2015

WWF’s ninth Earth Hour rolls around the globe at 8.30pm local time tomorrow, 28 March, when the world’s focus will hopefully be on climate change by switching off power. As the opportunity for action on climate change peaks in 2015, the world’s largest grassroots movement will raise its voice to ...

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EU States Face Legal Action Over Energy Efficiency
EU States Face Legal Action Over Energy Efficiency

Thursday 26th March 2015

MORE than two thirds of EU countries face European Commission legal action and possible fines, after failing to translate the EU’s Energy Efficiency Directive into national law report EurActiv. According to EurActiv the 19 member states have missed the deadline by over nine months, despite EU leaders only last week calling ...

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Roadmap for New York Offshore Wind
Roadmap for New York Offshore Wind

Wednesday 25th March 2015

A NEW study looks to reduce the cost of offshore wind power for New York State over the next decade, realizing the potential of utility-scale clean energy. The study conducted by the University of Delaware's Special Initiative on Offshore Wind (SIOW) for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority ...

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ACEEE Releases Tool to Help States’ Clean Power Plans
ACEEE Releases Tool to Help States’ Clean Power Plans

Tuesday 24th March 2015

THE American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) have released a step-by-step guide to help U.S. states document and claim emissions reductions resulting from building energy codes. The guide is intended as a means for states to comply with their obligations under the Clean Power Plan. The paper is the first ...

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Romanian Companies Honored for Energy Efficiency Efforts
Romanian Companies Honored for Energy Efficiency Efforts

Monday 23rd March 2015

15 Romanian companies have been honoured by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Union (EU) for promoting energy efficiency. Included in the 15 are a cereal grower, a car-servicing company, a manufacturer of antique-style furniture, a fruit and vegetable processor, several bakeries, a paper producer, and ...

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Georgia to Achieve Energy Self-sufficiency via Hydropower Funding
Georgia to Achieve Energy Self-sufficiency via Hydropower Funding

Friday 20th March 2015

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) are helping Georgia tap its hydropower potential. By investing in the construction and operation of the Shuakhevi hydropower plant will also see the country achieve energy self-sufficiency. The $250 ...

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$21M in Energy Efficiency and Innovation Grants for California
$21M in Energy Efficiency and Innovation Grants for California

Thursday 19th March 2015

THE California Energy Commission approved $21 million in grants for energy innovation and efficiency programs at its monthly business meeting. Almost a dozen innovative projects - including one to convert forest residues to electricity and another to turn dairy manure into biogas - were funded through four key grant and loan ...

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€20M Energy Efficiency Loan for Moroccon Bank
€20M Energy Efficiency Loan for Moroccon Bank

Wednesday 18th March 2015

FOUR financial institutions are providing a €20 million financing to the Moroccon BMCE Bank and its leasing subsidiary Maghrebail. THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) have combined to strengthen sustainable energy measures in ...

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2014 Energy-related Emissions of CO2 Stalled
2014 Energy-related Emissions of CO2 Stalled

Tuesday 17th March 2015

DATA from the International Energy Agency (IEA) indicate that global emissions of carbon dioxide from the energy sector stalled in 2014. This marks the first time in 40 years in which there was a halt or reduction in emissions of the greenhouse gas that was not tied to an economic downturn. "This ...

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Solar Thermal Energy Funding for South Africa
Solar Thermal Energy Funding for South Africa

Monday 16th March 2015

A NEW solar thermal electricity facility in South Africa’s Northern Cape region is getting a ZAR 455 million ($37 million) from the International Financial Corporation (IFC). The 100-megawatt Xina Solar One facility being developed by Abengoa is expected to produce clean energy for more than 95,000 households, create jobs and reduce ...

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Senators Re-introduce Bill Enhancing Energy Efficiency Programs
Senators Re-introduce Bill Enhancing Energy Efficiency Programs

Thursday 12th March 2015

THREE U.S. Senators yesterday re-introduced their legislation to strengthen and reauthorize the heart of the federal government’s energy efficiency strategy. Senators Chris Coons, Susan Collins, Jack Reed, and Jeanne Shaheen re-introduced the Weatherization Assistance Program and to reauthorize the vital work of the State Energy Program. The Weatherization Enhancement and Local ...

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Smart Energy Solutions for Cyprus?
Smart Energy Solutions for Cyprus?

Wednesday 11th March 2015

INTERNATIONAL and local experts discussed smart solutions to energy challenges in Cyprus, at a high-level conference in Nicosia yesterday.   The conference – Smart sustainable energy: International experience and Cyprus – was a forum for sharing examples from across Europe of best practice in the industry.   It was organised by the Cypriot Ministry ...

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EU Share of Renewable Energy Consumption Up by 15%
EU Share of Renewable Energy Consumption Up by 15%

Tuesday 10th March 2015

IN 2013, the share of energy from renewable sources in gross final consumption of energy reached 15.0% in the European Union (EU), compared with 8.3% in 2004, the first year for which the data is available. The share of renewables in gross final consumption of energy is one of the headline ...

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Andhra Pradesh to be Energy Saving Leader
Andhra Pradesh to be Energy Saving Leader

Monday 9th March 2015

TO help achieve India’s energy saving target under the government’s Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation (EE and EC)  programme, they will make Andhra Pradesh ‘an incandescent bulb free state’  by 2016. The HANS India report that under the programme, all municipalities in the state have been directed to switch the incandescent street ...

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