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USDA Proposed Rule to Help Rural Energy Efficiency Upgrades
USDA Proposed Rule to Help Rural Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Thursday 19th July 2012

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a proposed regulation that will help rural businesses and homeowners make affordable energy improvements to their buildings. This effort is expected to expand job opportunities in the construction industry and save businesses and homeowners money on their energy bills – reflecting the U.S. Administration’s overall ...

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Australian Businesses Spend to Improve Energy Efficiency
Australian Businesses Spend to Improve Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 18th July 2012

A REPORT from the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) reveals that energy expenditure as a percentage of turnover increased 10 percent from 2008 to 2011 increasing demand for energy efficiency. Ai Group Chief Executive Innes Willox said that the report, "Highlights the mounting pressure on business from rising energy prices. We ...

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EU Energy Efficiency Directive Endorsed
EU Energy Efficiency Directive Endorsed

Friday 13th July 2012

THE deal on the proposed EU energy efficiency directive which we reported was struck by MEPs and Council on 13 June, was endorsed by the Energy Committee yesterday. The directive would introduce mandatory measures such as renovating public buildings and energy-saving schemes for utilities. The plenary vote is scheduled for ...

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U.S. Government's $14M Energy Efficiency Funding for 22 States
U.S. Government's $14M Energy Efficiency Funding for 22 States

Tuesday 10th July 2012

THE U.S. Energy Department recently announced new investments in state-led energy efficiency projects, supporting the government's commitment to reduce building energy costs and transfer those savings directly to taxpayers.  The Energy Department, through its State Energy Program, awarded nearly $14 million to 22 states and territories to conduct energy efficiency upgrades ...

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$20M for Sustainable World Cup
$20M for Sustainable World Cup

Thursday 5th July 2012

FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association), have announced that they will spend $20 million for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil to be the first with a comprehensive sustainability strategy. FIFA and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) teamed up with the Brazilian government at Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable ...

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£8m Green Scheme is Major Boost for South West England
£8m Green Scheme is Major Boost for South West England

Thursday 28th June 2012

A NEW £8 million energy efficiency and micro-generation initiative has been launched this month for the South West of England by the UK’s Energy Saving Trust and Regen SW. The initiative – Ready for Retrofit – the £8m programme will help local businesses prepare for the eco-refurbishment of tens of thousands ...

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Financial Giants to Invest $40 Billion into Clean Energy Projects
Financial Giants to Invest $40 Billion into Clean Energy Projects

Monday 18th June 2012

OVER the next decade U.S. financial giants Goldman Sachs will invest $40 billion into clean energy projects globally, according to media reports. The bank, who have already provided investment worth $4.8 billion into clean energy companies globally, is increasing their commitment due to the expanding desire of nations such as China ...

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Savings From South Africa's Business Energy Saving Programmes
Savings From South Africa's Business Energy Saving Programmes

Thursday 14th June 2012

ESKOM, the South African utility company, is delighted with the results so far from their energy saving programmes. South Africa’s Independent Online reports that a total of 46 businesses had committed to saving electricity, and so far they have achieved average demand savings of 261 megawatts (MW) during evening peak periods. ...

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Cities Need More Funding for Green Growth
Cities Need More Funding for Green Growth

Wednesday 13th June 2012

IN a new report from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) 82% of cities identify the potential for economic growth as a result of climate change mitigation and adaptation. More than half the participating cities identify opportunities to create green jobs and new business initiatives. Despite the substantial prospects for green ...

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$50 Billion Sustainability Finance from Bank of America
$50 Billion Sustainability Finance from Bank of America

Tuesday 12th June 2012

THE Bank of America yesterday announced a new 10-year, $50 billion environmental business goal to help address climate change, reduce demands on natural resources and advance lower-carbon economic solutions. The Bank has also introduced significant new goals to reduce the environmental impact of its own operations. The new goal, effective from ...

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Bangladesh Businesses get Energy-Efficiency Financing
Bangladesh Businesses get Energy-Efficiency Financing

Monday 11th June 2012

EASTERN Bank Ltd. (EBL) in Bangladesh has developed the first Sustainable Energy Finance loan for the country to help companies implement energy-saving measures and boosting the competitiveness of private enterprises who take out such loans. Eastern Bank developed EBL Green Credit, with assistance from the South Asia Enterprise Development Facility, managed ...

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Australian Government Provide $20 Million Boost for SME Energy Efficiency
Australian Government Provide $20 Million Boost for SME Energy Efficiency

Thursday 31st May 2012

THE Australian Government has awarded more than $20 million to improve energy efficiency among small businesses. The Energy Efficiency Information Grants program, which is part of the country’s carbon pricing package, saw interest from over 200 SMEs. The grants are going to businesses and organisations across several sectors, such as manufacturing, agriculture ...

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Kentucky Farmers get Energy Efficiency Grants
Kentucky Farmers get Energy Efficiency Grants

Tuesday 29th May 2012

ALMOST $700,000 in energy efficiency grants are available to agricultural industries across the U.S. state of Kentucky. State Governor Steve Beshear revealed that the first round of applications came from 81 farms in 36 counties, with the grant money provided from the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund. The programme offers 25 percent, up ...

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University Granted Over £1 Million for Energy Visualisation Project
University Granted Over £1 Million for Energy Visualisation Project

Friday 11th May 2012

PLYMOUTH University in the UK has been awarded more than one million pounds to lead an innovative project which will help people to understand how they use energy in their homes and buildings. It is hoped that eViz – Energy visualisation for carbon reduction – will help people with property, from ...

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Ethiopia and Nigeria get Renewable and Energy Efficiency Funding
Ethiopia and Nigeria get Renewable and Energy Efficiency Funding

Thursday 10th May 2012

ETHIOPIA and Nigeria have been given a financial boost to improve energy efficiency and renewable energy across the two countries from African Development Bank (AfDB). Ethiopia’s efforts to increase energy efficiency and diversify its hydro-dependent energy mix through renewable energy got a $50 million boost from the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) ...

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New York State to Invest $800M in Energy Efficiency
New York State to Invest $800M in Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 2nd May 2012

NEW York State is to invest $800 million to improve energy efficiency in their state governmental buildings, with the goal of reducing energy consumption by 20 percent over the next 4 years. The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will issue debt to finance the projects, which will involve energy efficient upgrades ...

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U.S. Government still Challenged by Energy Efficiency Example
U.S. Government still Challenged by Energy Efficiency Example

Tuesday 1st May 2012

U.S. Federal Agencies show progress towards sustainability, but funding and competing priorities conflict with ultimate energy efficiency goals. Progress towards answering U.S. President Barack Obama's challenge to "lead by example" in achieving greater energy efficiency is mixed in federal agencies, according to a survey conducted by the Government Business Council (GBC), ...

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Bulgaria to Improve Energy Efficiency of Public Buildings
Bulgaria to Improve Energy Efficiency of Public Buildings

Monday 30th April 2012

THE Bulgarian Energy Minister is set to launch energy efficiency projects across 13 public buildings today. Delyan Dobrev, the Bulgarian Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism and his deputy Valentin Nikolov will launch the project to improve energy efficiency in buildings in the cities of Kozloduy and Novi Han. Financing of €1.3 ...

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$8 Million Energy Efficiency Investment in Atlanta
$8 Million Energy Efficiency Investment in Atlanta

Tuesday 24th April 2012

THE U.S. City of Atlanta’s economic development division, Invest Atlanta, hopes to lure new businesses downtown by making commercial buildings more energy efficient according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Invest Atlanta's board approved plans to invest up to $8 million from the city’s Westside tax allocation district to help commercial building ...

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Renewable Power Revenue Can Fund Energy Efficiency
Renewable Power Revenue Can Fund Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 11th April 2012

SCOTLAND’S consumer watchdog, Consumer Focus Scotland, says Community Benefit Funds from renewables can help improve energy efficiency. Hundreds of thousands of pounds paid by renewable energy developers to local communities could be invested in improving energy efficiency and helping take thousands more Scottish homes out of fuel poverty. In a report published ...

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$1 Billion Cleaner Future Grant for Australian Manufacturers
$1 Billion Cleaner Future Grant for Australian Manufacturers

Monday 9th April 2012

THE Australian Government have launched $1 billion in funding for manufacturers to improve energy efficiency and reduce pollution. The Clean Technology Investment Programs will provide grants to help manufacturers buy new plant and equipment which cuts their energy costs or reduces carbon pollution. The Australian Industry and Innovation Minister, Greg Combet, launched ...

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Unprecedented Opportunties for U.S. Federal Investments in Energy Efficiency
Unprecedented Opportunties for U.S. Federal Investments in Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 21st March 2012

THE National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO) in the U.S. will address the impact of energy efficiency on jobs and deficit reduction ahead of the Annual Federal Workshop. This Thursday, March 22, high level leaders in the U.S. clean energy economy will gather at the Pepco Building in Washington D.C. ...

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South Africa Loan Arrangement for Energy Efficiency and Renewables
South Africa Loan Arrangement for Energy Efficiency and Renewables

Friday 16th March 2012

SOUTH African bank ABSA has made an agreement with the French Development Agency (AFD) to offer loans for clean energy and energy-efficiency projects. The loan, of €40m, comes at a time as South Africa is about to see an explosion of renewable energy projects on the back of the government's independent ...

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Belarus Energy Efficiency Project Discussions with World Bank
Belarus Energy Efficiency Project Discussions with World Bank

Wednesday 14th March 2012

WORLD Bank (WB) experts are to discuss joint energy-efficient projects in Belarus this week, checking on progress and targets. The WB are to carry out a series of visits, which includes working meetings with Belarus’ energy efficiency department and specialists from the Utilities Ministry as well as in the Belinvestenergosberezheniye Company. ...

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Financing Techniques Boost Investment in Energy Efficiency
Financing Techniques Boost Investment in Energy Efficiency

Friday 9th March 2012

SPIRALING energy costs are driving businesses globally to invest in energy efficiency technologies, reducing their energy consumptions and costs according to a new paper from Siemens Financial Services (SFS). HeatingandVentilation.net report SFS stating: "In developed economies, tough credit conditions have restricted organisations' ability to invest. Now, however, financing arrangements are becoming ...

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