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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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 UK Green Deal Cash Boost
UK Green Deal Cash Boost

Thursday 8th March 2012

A total of £3.5 million in funding has been announced today to help train hundreds of people in key green skills ahead of the launch of the UK’s Green Deal, delivering on the Deputy Prime Minister’s announcement in March last year to create 1,000 Green Deal apprenticeships. The Green Deal is ...

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Helping Australian Businesses Access $1 Billion in Clean Tech Funding
Helping Australian Businesses Access $1 Billion in Clean Tech Funding

Wednesday 7th March 2012

OVER 1800 manufacturers in Australia have registered to attend information sessions for the $1 billion Clean Technology Investment programs. The $800 million Clean Technology Investment Program and the $200 million Clean Technology Food and Foundries Investment Program offer assistance to businesses to invest in energy efficient capital equipment and low emissions ...

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€10 million to the Bulgarian Energetics and Energy Savings Fund
€10 million to the Bulgarian Energetics and Energy Savings Fund

Monday 5th March 2012

THE EBRD is boosting its support for energy efficiency projects in Bulgaria with a new €10 million loan to the Bulgarian Energetics and Energy Savings Fund (FEEI) – the country’s first private fund supporting energy-saving measures in publicly-owned buildings. The seven year loan highlights the Bank’s long-standing commitment to supporting the ...

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Hong Kong's Building Energy Efficiency Initiatives
Hong Kong's Building Energy Efficiency Initiatives

Tuesday 21st February 2012

THE Hong Kong Government announced yesterday that the three-year Buildings Energy Efficiency Funding Schemes launched in  April, 2009, will close on April 7. 

With $450 million(US$58M) allocated by the Hong Kong Environment and Conservation Committee, the subsidy schemes have aimed to encourage building owners to upgrade the energy efficiency performance of their ...

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Obama's Robust Energy Efficiency Budget Welcomed by ASE
Obama's Robust Energy Efficiency Budget Welcomed by ASE

Wednesday 15th February 2012

U.S. President Obama’s 2013 budget gives financial muscle to his State of the Union energy efficiency message, the non-profit Alliance to Save Energy (ASE) stated this week. If the U.S. Congress approves the President’s allocations, the United States will be able to better achieve the triple promise of energy efficiency ...

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Bahamian Government Plan to Improve Energy Efficiency and Intensity
Bahamian Government Plan to Improve Energy Efficiency and Intensity

Monday 13th February 2012

THE Bahamas are looking to improve their energy efficiency to combat climate change and energy intensity. Energy use data reveals that the Bahamas imported 7,814,000 barrels of oil and petroleum products in 2010, at a cost of $695,810,000, or approximately 10 percent of The Bahamas' GDP for that year. “The typical household ...

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London's Public Buildings to Get Energy Efficiency Make-Over
London's Public Buildings to Get Energy Efficiency Make-Over

Monday 30th January 2012

HUNDREDS of jobs are set be created and millions of pounds saved for the taxpayer thanks to the Mayor's programme to make public bulidings more energy efficient. Schools, libraries, town halls and hospitals are among nearly 400 public buildings set to get an energy efficiency makeover through London Mayor Boris Johnson's ...

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Canada Takes Action to Improve Energy Efficiency
Canada Takes Action to Improve Energy Efficiency

Monday 30th January 2012

JOE Oliver, the Canadian Minister of Natural Resources, announced yesterday additional funding for the ecoENERGY Efficiency Initiatives, improving energy efficiency through building codes and industrial practices amongst others. The additional funding amounts to $117 million over three years. “This investment demonstrates our continuing commitment to advance clean energy technologies and makes Canada ...

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Property Refurbishment Fund Reaches £100 Million Mark
Property Refurbishment Fund Reaches £100 Million Mark

Friday 27th January 2012

THE Threadneedle Low-Carbon Workplace Trust (LCW) has secured a significant equity commitment from real estate group The Townsend Group, together with an additional equity commitment LCW is at £100m. Launched in 2010, LCW is a partnership between Threadneedle Investments, a leading UK property investment manager, Stanhope, one of the UK’s leading ...

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