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Energy Efficiency Support for Latvia
Energy Efficiency Support for Latvia

Friday 3rd March 2017

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting an innovative solution to help Latvian energy service companies (ESCOs) obtain long-term financing for energy efficiency upgrades. A €4 million loan will be provided to the Latvian Baltic Energy Efficiency Facility (LABEEF), a company founded by energy efficiency specialists. In parallel, ...

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Room for Sustainable Improvement Globally
Room for Sustainable Improvement Globally

Friday 17th February 2017

DESPITE an increasing number of developing countries are emerging as leaders in sustainable energy, with robust policies to support energy access, renewables and energy efficiency, according to a new World Bank Report, but more is needed. Amongst these leading lights are Mexico, China, Turkey, India, Vietnam, Brazil, and South Africa. But ...

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West Balkans Get Energy Efficiency Funding
West Balkans Get Energy Efficiency Funding

Friday 10th February 2017

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Commission (EC) are stepping up their joint efforts to promote energy efficiency across the Western Balkans. In the latest push, the EC is providing a €30 million grant to implement the next phase of the Regional Energy Efficiency Programme (REEP) ...

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Energy Efficiency Takes Off at Manchester Airport
Energy Efficiency Takes Off at Manchester Airport

Friday 3rd February 2017

FOR ten years striving to significantly reduce its energy usage Manchester airport has become the first carbon neutral airport in the UK, through investing over £7.5 million in efficiency projects,. The airport has installed more than 25,000 low energy LED lights, including the first on any UK runway. This has led ...

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NYC Look to Save $50M in Energy & Reduce GHG Emissions
NYC Look to Save $50M in Energy & Reduce GHG Emissions

Monday 30th January 2017

NEW YORK CITY Mayor Bill de Blasio, in partnership with the Real Estate Board of New York announced the official launch of the NYC Carbon Challenge for Commercial Owners and Tenants. The partnership between New York City and private and institutional sector leaders, who have committed to reduce greenhouse gas ...

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Partnership for Energy Efficiency Improvement at Italian Plant
Partnership for Energy Efficiency Improvement at Italian Plant

Friday 20th January 2017

SOLVAY Energy Services announced today the creation of the joint venture with Marubeni Europe plc and Ansaldo Energia to invest in an energy efficiency project at Solvay’s facility in Rosignano, Italy.  The three partners will finance the project, that will allow the plant to be competitively supplied with energy and reduce ...

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Kodak Snaps Up Energy Savings
Kodak Snaps Up Energy Savings

Monday 16th January 2017

KODAK Alaris has made 11% savings on annual energy costs at its UK manufacturing site through utilising a cloud based energy-management system.   The system developed by DONG energy was launched in 2015 and is a Site Optimisation product, it analyses half-hourly signals from the energy market and calculates the most cost-efficient ...

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Harlequins Bright LED Future at The Stoop
Harlequins Bright LED Future at The Stoop

Friday 13th January 2017

HARLEQUINS, a West London based rugby team, will be seeing their games more clearly in the future; saving energy and money due to new LED lighting of their stadium. The Stoop has been fitted with a new eco-friendly LED system, which reduces the number of lights of the ground while improving ...

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Scottish Council Act on Energy Efficiency Programme
Scottish Council Act on Energy Efficiency Programme

Friday 6th January 2017

THE North Ayrshire council, Scotland, are planning to improve the energy efficiency of 14 council buildings this year. The Daily Record newspaper reports that community centres and schools among other facilities in the region will benefit from lighting improvements, boiler replacement, heating control improvements and draught proofing. The target is to achieve ...

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$30M Project to Improve Energy Efficiency in Jamaica
$30M Project to Improve Energy Efficiency in Jamaica

Monday 19th December 2016

THE Inter-American Development (IDB) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will fund a $30 million project to promote electricity conservation in Jamaica by reducing electricity consumption and improving traffic flows. Jamaica’s dependence on petroleum imports and the inefficient use of energy resources seriously impacts government expenditure and debt, which is ...

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Irish Public Sector Saved €154 Million Through Energy Efficiency
Irish Public Sector Saved €154 Million Through Energy Efficiency

Monday 12th December 2016

THE Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) today published the third annual report on the energy efficiency performance of Ireland’s public bodies. The report shows that government departments and public bodies avoided €154 million energy spend through increased energy efficiency. The sector is now 21% more energy efficient than their 2009 ...

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Scottish SMEs Could Save £19k Annually With Improved Energy Efficiency
Scottish SMEs Could Save £19k Annually With Improved Energy Efficiency

Monday 5th December 2016

SCOTTISH SMEs could add, on average, £19,000 annually to their bottom line by improving energy efficiency according to a new report from Zero Waste Scotland. To aid SMEs to cut waste the Scottish Government are also offering interest free loans of up to £100k to install energy efficiency technology and implement ...

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UK Manufacturer's Energy Efficiency Could Return £2.65bn
UK Manufacturer's Energy Efficiency Could Return £2.65bn

Friday 2nd December 2016

UK manufacturers could improve the UK economy by an additional £2.56 billion by investing more in energy efficiency technologies, claims a new report by Barclays. The Barclays Corporate Banking “Powering On; Energy Resilience in UK Manufacturing” report examines current attitudes of UK manufacturers towards energy supply and management and models how ...

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Koskisen Oy Volunteer to Improve Energy Efficiency
Koskisen Oy Volunteer to Improve Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 30th November 2016

FINNISH wood company Koskisen Oy have signed a voluntary National Energy Efficiency Agreement to improve their energy efficiency by 7.5% from current levels by 2025 Koskisen signed the Energy Efficiency Agreement for 2017–2025, with a major aspect of the agreement system being support for the implementation of new energy-efficient technologies and ...

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EU Winter Package to Offer Binding Energy Efficiency Target?
EU Winter Package to Offer Binding Energy Efficiency Target?

Friday 25th November 2016

MIGUEL Arias Canete, EU’s Climate Commissioner, revealed today, Friday, that he is driving to extend the 2030 energy efficiency target in this week’s EU winter package of policies, released next Wednesday. According to EurActiv.com the European Commission will announce increased EU energy efficiency targets on 30 November. Although it is expected ...

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Energy Efficiency the Answer for the Economy and Climate Change
Energy Efficiency the Answer for the Economy and Climate Change

Monday 21st November 2016

THE UK’s CarbonTrust released a new report at the end of the UN’s COP22 climate talks in Marrakech last week which shows how critical energy efficiency is to battling climate change and expand economies. The Trust states that despite the availability of the technology and the energy cost savings possible, ...

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UK Get a £1.7Bn Boost From Energy Efficiency Savings
UK Get a £1.7Bn Boost From Energy Efficiency Savings

Friday 18th November 2016

New analysis released today shows the productivity of the UK economy rose by £1.7 billion between 2010 and 2015 as a result of industrial, services and domestic sector energy efficiency investments. The 2016 UK Energy Productivity Audit, published ahead of the launch of the Government’s discussion paper on its Industrial Strategy, ...

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Program to Reduce Canadian Manufacturer's GHGs & Improve Energy Efficiency
Program to Reduce Canadian Manufacturer's GHGs & Improve Energy Efficiency

Friday 11th November 2016

THE Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) have launched their new SMART Green Program in partnership with the Government of Ontario this week which highlights how important it is to be energy efficiency while reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Ian Howcroft, CME Vice President, Ontario, stated about the program, ”We are proud ...

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ASHRAE/IES Publish 2016 Energy Efficiency Standard
ASHRAE/IES Publish 2016 Energy Efficiency Standard

Monday 7th November 2016

THE American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) have published a new energy efficiency standard based on numerous energy saving measures from industry The 2013 standard currently serves as the commercial building reference standard for state building energy codes. Now the ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard ...

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GM Save $73 Million Due to Energy Efficiency Improvements in 2016
GM Save $73 Million Due to Energy Efficiency Improvements in 2016

Monday 31st October 2016

GIANT car manufacturer General Motors (GM) are concerned about energy efficiency, to cut bills and reduce their substantial greenhouse gas emissions, and they saved $73 million in 2016. Actions such as the installation of 186,000 LED bulbs and fixtures and energy management systeam contributed to the savings made. Global efforts by ...

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Energy Efficiency Saves Now and Into the Future for Europe
Energy Efficiency Saves Now and Into the Future for Europe

Friday 28th October 2016

THE European Commission is to shift focus to the building industries energy efficiency after energy imports into the EU reduced by $27 billion last year due to energy efficiencies. Arias Canete, European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, highlighted the building industry, “which accounts for an inefficient 40% of our energy consumption”, ...

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Energy Efficiency Cuts New Zealand's CO2 and Costs
Energy Efficiency Cuts New Zealand's CO2 and Costs

Monday 24th October 2016

IMPROVED energy efficiency is helping New Zealand cut thousands of tonnes of carbon emissions, as well as saving millions of dollars a year. Links between energy efficiency and carbon mitigation are demonstrated by several programmes run by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA). Recent results were published today in EECA’s ...

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The Low Hanging Fruit - Energy Efficiency in Developing Countries
The Low Hanging Fruit - Energy Efficiency in Developing Countries

Friday 21st October 2016

THROUGHOUT the developing world energy efficiency is becoming increasingly critical as they wish to adopt sustainable economies in the face of ever increasing growth in energy demand. THE International Energy Agency (IEA) have been running a series of articles about energy efficiency across the developing world, and in their third article ...

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$5 Million Energy Efficiency Competition for 5 New York Cities
$5 Million Energy Efficiency Competition for 5 New York Cities

Sunday 16th October 2016

NEW York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the launch of a clean energy competition that will award up to $5 million for forward-thinking, energy efficiency projects in Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, Buffalo and Yonkers. The competition represents the latest phase of the Five Cities Energy Plans initiative, launched in 2015, ...

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Watchdog Claims UK Needs to Focus on Energy Efficiency
Watchdog Claims UK Needs to Focus on Energy Efficiency

Friday 14th October 2016

THE UK needs to take concrete action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions given its commitment to the Paris Agreement. The vote to leave the EU does not affect the need for action now, claim the UK Committee on Climate Change (CCC). In a set of new reports, the Committee recommends that the ...

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