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Europe Support Kenya's Wind Power
Europe Support Kenya's Wind Power

Monday 31st March 2014

EUROPE’S long-term lending institution, the European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to provide €200m to support the Lake Turkana Wind Power project, sub-Saharan Africa’s largest wind power project. The €620 million (Ksh70 billion) scheme will transform supply of renewable energy in East Africa and benefit from additional financial support from ...

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Funds for Kyrgyz Small Businesses Energy Efficiency Improvements
Funds for Kyrgyz Small Businesses Energy Efficiency Improvements

Friday 28th March 2014

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is channeling $5 million to support the expansion of lending programmes through micro-finance institutions in the Kyrgyz Republic. The credit line to the microfinance organisation FINCA, will consist of two parts. $2 million will be allocated under the Kyrgyz Sustainable Energy Financing Facility ...

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Euro 400 Million for Croatian Energy Efficiency Projects
Euro 400 Million for Croatian Energy Efficiency Projects

Thursday 27th March 2014

THE European Investment Bank (EIB) has provided two loans to the Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development (HBOR) for energy efficiency projects. One loan is for €250 million to co-finance projects for small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) and a €150 million facility to support investments in the MidCap companies in order to ...

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Municipalities Receive Grants for Energy-Saving Projects
Municipalities Receive Grants for Energy-Saving Projects

Wednesday 26th March 2014

23 Connecticut municipalities have been recognized during a ceremony at the State Capitol for their participation in the statewide Clean Energy Communities program. The program is past of the Energize Connecticut initiative that incentivizes cities and towns to support energy efficiency and renewable energy.   Municipal leaders from the communities were joined by ...

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NZ Hospital to Save Through Energy Saving Lighting
NZ Hospital to Save Through Energy Saving Lighting

Thursday 20th March 2014

NEW Zealand's Palmerston North Hospital, on the North Island, is looking to upgrade its lights with more modern, efficient, energy-saving lights producing substantial reductions in energy demand, emissions and utility bills. The first phase, costing $692,000, will involve the replacement of three types of ageing light fittings in the Emergency Department, ...

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Romania Get Energy Efficiency Funding Boost
Romania Get Energy Efficiency Funding Boost

Tuesday 11th March 2014

ROMANIA Insider report that Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein will donate €8 million to Romania to finance energy efficiency programs aiming to reduce greenhouse gases. A statement from Romania’s Ministry of Economy revealed: “The donor states, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, concluded with Romania the Memorandum of Understanding which designates the Ministry of Economy ...

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Room to Improve LA Buildings Energy Efficiency
Room to Improve LA Buildings Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 11th March 2014

A RECENT symposium at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and the Ziman Center for Real Estate addressed the critical issue of increasing the energy efficiency of buildings. The UCLA Green Building Symposium - Building Better Places discussed how vital it is for more buildings to increase the use ...

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Funds to Help Romania's Transition to Green Economy
Funds to Help Romania's Transition to Green Economy

Friday 7th March 2014

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is helping Romania’s transition to a low-carbon economy through further development of renewable energy resources. EBRD will provide a loan of €49 million towards the construction, commissioning and operation of the 108 MW Crucea North Wind Farm in the Black Sea region of ...

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Energy Efficiency Progress for New York State Buildings
Energy Efficiency Progress for New York State Buildings

Thursday 6th March 2014

THE New York Power Authority (NYPA) revealed that during the first year of the BuildSmart NY Initiative the energy performance of state government buildings improved by nearly 5%. The initiative, which is being administered by NYPA, is intended to reduce energy consumption at state facilities by 20% by 2020. The BuildSmart NY ...

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$1M Invested in Energy Efficiency Generated $3.87M
$1M Invested in Energy Efficiency Generated $3.87M

Wednesday 5th March 2014

AN independent analysis has been released showing the economic performance of 16 US cities under the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA). The report, entitled 'The Economic Impact of Energy Efficiency Investments in the Southeast' from the US Department of Energy (DOE) funded energy efficiency retrofit consortium released the details from ...

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Stimulus Money Improves Cities Energy Efficiency
Stimulus Money Improves Cities Energy Efficiency

Monday 3rd March 2014

UNITED State’s Mayors released results of a survey showing city successes in using Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Gresham, Oregon, Mayor Shane Bemis, Bridgeport, Connecticut, Mayor Bill Finch and Carmel, Indiana, Mayor Jim Brainard presented the survey findings during ...

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Investment in Slovenia's Energy Efficiency Sector
Investment in Slovenia's Energy Efficiency Sector

Friday 28th February 2014

THE EBRD Board of Directors has adopted a new strategy for Slovenia which sets out the Bank’s priorities in the country for the next four years, including improving energy efficiency. Slovenia’s Government is committed to a continuation of key reforms outlined in the National Reform Programme. The EBRD (European Bank of ...

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Nigeria to Increase Energy Efficiency Awareness

Thursday 27th February 2014

NIGERIA is to increase it’s promotion of energy efficiency through the National Orientation Agency (NOA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) according to the country’s Leadership newspaper. Director-General of NOA, Mike Omeri, is reported by the paper as stating that a program will be increased following on from a previous ...

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Energy Efficiency Fund for UK Organisations
Energy Efficiency Fund for UK Organisations

Wednesday 26th February 2014

THE UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) and Societe Generale Equipment Finance (SGEF) have joined forces to provide £50m of finance for energy efficiency projects. The alliance will marry SGEF's strong track record in equipment financing with additional capital and expertise from GIB, helping public and private sector organisations reduce their energy ...

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New York College Energy Saving
New York College Energy Saving

Tuesday 25th February 2014

NEW York State’s Nazareth College estimates to save over $441,000 annually in energy costs, thanks to $575,000 from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). "New York State is a national leader in green building, and the projects at Nazareth College are another example of the way NYSERDA ...

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UAE Need to Adopt Energy Management Systems
UAE Need to Adopt Energy Management Systems

Monday 24th February 2014

UNITED Arab Emirate’s (UAE) future energy use will rely on energy efficient management systems according to a report by Trade Arabia. According to Niraj Mathur, senior lead assessor at Lloyds Register Quality Assurance (LRQA), adopting an Energy Management System-EnMS, like ISO 50001, is one of the best ways for the UAE ...

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Public Sector Must Improve Energy Efficiency
Public Sector Must Improve Energy Efficiency

Thursday 20th February 2014

UK public sector organisations are fighting against a rising tide of energy costs and need to focus on energy efficiency to win, according to Tim Pryce. Pryce, Head of Public Sector at the Carbon Trust, writes in the Local Government Chronicle that public sector organisations who are unable to reduce energy ...

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China Outspends US on Energy Efficiency
China Outspends US on Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 19th February 2014

CHINA spent more on energy efficiency than the US for the first time, accounting for almost a third of the world’s total with $4.3 billion invested. Global smart grid investment reached $14.9 billion in 2013, up from the $14.2 billion recorded in 2012, according to the latest authoritative figures from research ...

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Energy Efficiency Increases Production and Competitiveness
Energy Efficiency Increases Production and Competitiveness

Tuesday 18th February 2014

A NEW survey reveals Britain’s manufacturers are increasing their investment in strategic energy management and efficiency, in order to improve their competitive position against a backdrop of rising energy costs. The survey, released yesterday by EEF, the UK manufacturers’ organisation, and energy supplier npower, voices the concerns of manufacturers and recognises ...

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The EU's Big Energy Efficiency Opportunity
The EU's Big Energy Efficiency Opportunity

Monday 17th February 2014

AN excellent article in Ireland’s Independent newspaper by Philip Lee highlights the opportunity in the EU zone for businesses and others, due to the demand for improved energy efficiency. Lee refers to the EU pointing at energy efficiency as one of the major solutions to climate change, energy security, competitiveness and ...

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NY Green Bank
NY Green Bank

Thursday 13th February 2014

NEW York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, announced the start of business operations for the New York Green Bank, which will work to stimulate private sector financing and accelerate the transition to a more cost-effective, resilient and clean energy system. The largest green bank in the nation, the NY Green Bank ...

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Green Bank Funds Energy Efficient Street Lamps
Green Bank Funds Energy Efficient Street Lamps

Wednesday 12th February 2014

SEVEN million street lights clock up an electricity bill of more than £300 million annually in the UK, they are often a local authority's largest single cost. With fewer than a million low energy street lamps across the UK, there is a huge potential for savings, but investment is needed. However, ...

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10M Euro for Croatian Energy Efficiency Improvements
10M Euro for Croatian Energy Efficiency Improvements

Tuesday 11th February 2014

THE  EBRD is providing a €10 million loan to Erste Bank Croatia for on-lending to private companies and municipalities for investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. The loan comes under the Western Balkans Sustainable Energy Efficiency Facility II (WeBSEFF II) launched last year to support efforts towards the improved ...

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Delhi Summit Calls for Action on Energy Efficiency
Delhi Summit Calls for Action on Energy Efficiency

Monday 10th February 2014

AT the 'Delhi Sustainable Development Summit' (DSDS) world leaders and government representatives urged the global community to take urgent steps to reverse the effects of climate-change by improving sustainability. The Summit discussed strategies and challenges through the presence and involvement of world leaders, Nobel Prize winners, ministers from several countries ...

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EU Politicians Want Binding Energy Targets
EU Politicians Want Binding Energy Targets

Thursday 6th February 2014

EUROPEAN Union (EU) MEPs called yesterday for a 40% cut in CO2 emissions, a 30% target for renewable energy and a 40% target for energy efficiency by 2030, all as binding targets. The targets come under the EU's new long-term climate-change policy, with the MEPs criticising the European Commission's recent non-binding ...

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