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World Climate Summit Focuses on Energy Efficiency
World Climate Summit Focuses on Energy Efficiency

Monday 18th November 2013

YESTERDAY was the first of the two day World Climate Summit in Warsaw, Poland, and the focus was very much on energy efficiency and energy saving targets. The final discussion of the day was themed: ’Innovative approaches to energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources', raising a lot of interest. ...

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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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Schools Save Big Through Energy Efficiency Program
Schools Save Big Through Energy Efficiency Program

Wednesday 13th November 2013

DURING the first year of its energy savings and efficiency program, Fort Wayne Community Schools (FCWS) have saved $862,333. FWCS began the Energy Leadership program in the spring of 2012 and surpassed its original annual savings goal of $590,000. On top of that, three schools have been recognized by the ...

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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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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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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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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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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 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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Smart Lights for Crossmolina, Ireland
Smart Lights for Crossmolina, Ireland

Friday 4th October 2013

IRISH Energy Minister, Pat Rabbitte, switched on smart street lighting in the town of Crossmolina in County Mayo yesterday. Crossmolina was picked as a pilot town to test a new public lighting initiative, in a first-of-its-kind venture for Ireland. The target is for long term savings for the town and Mayo ...

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Kosovo Receives Energy Efficiency Funding Boost
Kosovo Receives Energy Efficiency Funding Boost

Wednesday 2nd October 2013

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is launching the Kosovo Sustainable Energy Projects Framework (KoSEP), with €12 million finance and €3 million from the EU Office in Kosovo. The framework has been designed to encourage small and medium-sized enterprises to invest in energy efficiency technology and the rational use ...

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Green Financing for Sri Lanka
Green Financing for Sri Lanka

Tuesday 1st October 2013

PAN Asia Bank has entered into an agreement with the Global Climate Partnership Fund (GCPF) to raise $20 million through a seven year unsecured loan in Sri Lanka, reports The Island. The funds raised will be utilized to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy projects which would support the post conflict ...

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Bosnia Herzegovina Look to Improve Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings
Bosnia Herzegovina Look to Improve Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings

Thursday 26th September 2013

THE Bosnia Herzegovina Environmental Fund and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has signed an agreement to improve energy efficiency in the country’s public buildings. The two organizations are planning to implement an energy management and audit system in 400 buildings throughout the republic, including education institutions, hospitals, municipal administration buildings ...

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Bahrain and World Bank set Energy Efficiency Program
Bahrain and World Bank set Energy Efficiency Program

Wednesday 25th September 2013

THE Government of Bahrain and the World Bank signed an agreement for an Energy Efficiency Implementation Program yesterday. The Program aims to provide support to the Government to address the challenge of curbing energy demand in the country over the next three years, which has one of the highest energy ...

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WEC Report Reveals Energy Efficiency Improvements Need to Improve
WEC Report Reveals Energy Efficiency Improvements Need to Improve

Wednesday 18th September 2013

THE World Energy Council (WEC) reveal that more still needs to be done to unlock the potential of energy efficiency to deliver energy and carbon savings across the globe. This message comes from the findings of a report to be published next month by the WEC and ADEME, the French environment ...

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Euro 40M Energy Efficiency and Renewables Boost for India
Euro 40M Energy Efficiency and Renewables Boost for India

Tuesday 17th September 2013

THE European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €40 million long-term loan to SREI Infrastructure Finance Limited (SREI) of India, with the main purpose of financing investments that will help to mitigate climate change in India. The loan will be supported by the Italian Export Credit Agency SACE S.p.A. This ...

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