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ADB Provide $100 Million Energy Efficiency Finance to Shandong
ADB Provide $100 Million Energy Efficiency Finance to Shandong

Tuesday 23rd August 2011

THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) has provided a loan of $100 million for an energy efficiency project in the Shandong province of China. ADB’s Board of Directors approved the funding for the Shandong Energy Efficiency and Emission Reduction Project, as well as financing state-of-the art energy technologies at two private companies. The ...

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Energy Grants for Michigan Farmers and Rural Businesses
Energy Grants for Michigan Farmers and Rural Businesses

Monday 22nd August 2011

MICHIGAN, U.S. farmers and small businesses will receive up to $20,000 in grants to implement energy efficiency and renewable energy. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has made the $503,848 in grants available in concert with President Obama’s rural economic bus tour in the U.S. Midwest, to 34 farmers and enterprises. U.S. Senator ...

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Richmond SMEs offered Energy Efficiency Grants
Richmond SMEs offered Energy Efficiency Grants

Wednesday 17th August 2011

BUSINESSES in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames have been given a financial boost thanks to a new energy efficiency grant. SMEs (Small and medium-sized enterprises) in the Southwest London town can apply for up to £1,000 from the local authority, Richmond Council, to help buy energy efficient equipment, to ...

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Fiji Push their Energy Conservation Efforts
Fiji Push their Energy Conservation Efforts

Tuesday 16th August 2011

IN THE Pacific Island State of Fiji, existing energy efficiency initiatives are being ramped up by the Government to improve energy efficiency and save money. The initiatives have been in place for a while, but little has been achieved, hence a push now to educate the population to think about energy ...

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Energy Efficiency Funding for Pennsylvania's Small Businesses
Energy Efficiency Funding for Pennsylvania's Small Businesses

Tuesday 16th August 2011

SMALL business owners in Pennsylvania, U.S., looking to improve their energy efficiency have been given a financial incentive. Businesses looking to cut emissions and save money via improved energy efficiency are eligible to apply for a Small Business Advantage Grant through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Businesses can apply for 50-percent ...

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Bangladeash to get $300 million Loan for Energy
Bangladeash to get $300 million Loan for Energy

Friday 12th August 2011

THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) is extending a $300 million loan to Bangledesh to improve its energy infrastructure and address critical power shortages, which are severely affecting the economy. The ADB Board of Directors approved the loan for the Power System Efficiency Improvement Project, which will help meet Bangladesh’s urgent need ...

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Energy Efficiency will help Pakistan with $35 Billion Power Bill
Energy Efficiency will help Pakistan with $35 Billion Power Bill

Tuesday 9th August 2011

PAKISTAN’S energy sector will be required to invest $35 billion to meet the increasing demand for energy over the next four years. A paper prepared by the Pakistani Planning Commission (PC) revealed that energy demand is expected to increase to over 25,000 MW by 2014-15, leading the paper to also predict ...

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Chicago to Shine Brighter while Saving $1.8 Million
Chicago to Shine Brighter while Saving $1.8 Million

Monday 8th August 2011

CHICAGO is about to shine brighter as they undergo a major installation of energy efficient lighting. The new replacement light bulbs will reportedly burn brighter, provide a better colour, burn less energy they will also last longer. Commissioner Gabe Klein, Chicago Department of Transportation, told Chicago’s ABC Channel 7 news: "We're going ...

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Thailand Need to Spend Billions on Energy Efficiency Promotion
Thailand Need to Spend Billions on Energy Efficiency Promotion

Tuesday 2nd August 2011

THE Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency Department reckon Thailand could have to spend 400 billion baht ($13.6 billion) over the next twenty years in promoting energy efficiency. Danai Egkamol, Director of the department's Bureau of Energy Regulation and Conservation told the Bangkok Post, "World oil prices rise each year, prompting governments ...

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EU Commission Proposes Cheaper Funds for Troubled States
EU Commission Proposes Cheaper Funds for Troubled States

Monday 1st August 2011

EUROPE’S States in economic crisis may soon get temporary access to funding at a lower cost for development, including energy efficiency programmes. The European Commission unveiled the proposal today (Monday) and wants the release of European Union grants to Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Romania, Latvia and Hungary, all receiving International bailouts, if ...

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Macao to Provide Fund for Energy Efficiency
Macao to Provide Fund for Energy Efficiency

Friday 22nd July 2011

THE Government of Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) has announced the creation of Environmental Protection and Energy Conservation Fund, which will provide financial support for sustainable equipment. The Macao Daily Times reported on today quoted Cheong Sio Kei, Director of the city's Environmental Protection Bureau (DSPA), as saying that the $50 ...

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Chicago to Initiate Energy Efficiency Upgrades
Chicago to Initiate Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Wednesday 20th July 2011

RAHM Emanuel, the new Mayor of Chicago, U.S.A. is displaying his green credentials by announcing an energy efficiency retrofit programme for 100 of the city’s buildings. The buildings will receive the upgrades in lighting, mechanical equipment and water conservation technology through the "Guaranteed Energy Performance Contracting" program. The city will initially identify which buildings ...

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Indian SMEs to get Energy Efficiency Funding Boost
Indian SMEs to get Energy Efficiency Funding Boost

Monday 18th July 2011

THE INDIAN Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) has entered into an agreement with the Bureau for Energy Efficiency (BEE) for the development of energy efficiency amongst MSMEs. Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) have a huge potential for energy saving through energy efficiency improvements, and this new agreement will help ...

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EIB Provides €310 Million for Energy Efficiency in Greece
EIB Provides €310 Million for Energy Efficiency in Greece

Friday 15th July 2011

€310 million is to be provided to the Greek Public Power Corporation (PPC) by the European Investment Bank (EIB) for promoting energy efficiency and security in economic hit Greece.  The EIB investment will be used for environmentally friendly energy production and reinforcing efficient power transmission and distribution across the country. Energy ...

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EBRD make Record First-Half Year Investments
EBRD make Record First-Half Year Investments

Wednesday 13th July 2011

OVER the first six months of 2011 the European Bank for Reconstruction Development (EBRD) financed a record 161 projects, the highest number of first half projects in its history. As we often report on EBRD investments on these pages, there is plenty of funding to improve energy efficiency across Europe. Within ...

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World Bank Grant to Boost Viet Nam's Energy Efficiency
World Bank Grant to Boost Viet Nam's Energy Efficiency

Thursday 7th July 2011

THE World Bank have granted $2.37 million to the Viet Nam Government and other stakeholders in their efforts to improve the nations energy efficiency. The World Bank’s Global Environment Facility will fund the $2.37 million three-part project with the aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across Viet Nam’s industrial sectors. The first ...

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Europe has a €265 million Energy Efficiency & Renewables Fund
Europe has a €265 million Energy Efficiency & Renewables Fund

Wednesday 6th July 2011

ON FRIDAY the European Commission launched a €265 million European Energy Efficiency Fund by utilising money left from a €4 billion EU energy infrastructure fund investments from other parties. The European Commission (EC) will provide €125 million, with the European Investment Bank (EIB) €75 million, Italian public bank Cassa Depositi e ...

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Spain Aims for €600 Million Sustainability Fund
Spain Aims for €600 Million Sustainability Fund

Tuesday 5th July 2011

SPAIN has launched a fund with the ultimate target of €600 million to fund energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Spanish Energy Saving and Diversification Institute (IDAE) have concluded an agreement which sees the two bodies launch a JESSICA (Joint European Support for Sustainable ...

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UK MPs want to Stand up to World Bank over Fossil Fuel Subsidies
UK MPs want to Stand up to World Bank over Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Wednesday 29th June 2011

UK funding for World Bank aid programmes should be withheld if the Bank does not stop financing new unabated coal-fired power stations in developing countries, British MPs warn. The call came in a report published on today, with the Chair of the UK’s Environmental Audit Committee, Joan Walley MP, stating: "The ...

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India to Provide Funds for Energy Efficiency Industry
India to Provide Funds for Energy Efficiency Industry

Tuesday 28th June 2011

THE Indian Government is to provide incentives to the emerging energy efficiency industry through the National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE).   Two funds are being set up, the Partial Risk Guarantee Fund and the Venture Capital Fund, to provide financial incentives to drive forward the energy efficiency industry.   Ajay Mathur, ...

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Montenegro gets new Funding for
Montenegro gets new Funding for "Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings."

Tuesday 28th June 2011

BALKAN State Montenegro has new funding of €12.5 million from this autumn for the countries “Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings” programme. Dr Milorad Katnić, Montenegro's Minister of Finance, met with Dr. Tina Babo, Regional Director of the KfW Bank in Southeast Europe to discuss the new funding, its future support for ...

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Energy Efficiency Funding Bonus for Wellington Businesses
Energy Efficiency Funding Bonus for Wellington Businesses

Monday 27th June 2011

COMPANIES in Wellington, New Zealand are being offered an added bonus of up to NZ$1,000 to improve energy use, under a partnership between Government and Wellington City Council announced today. Last month the New Zealand Government launched its Energising Business programme to help Kiwi businesses cut energy costs. Under the scheme, ...

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China Release Energy Efficiency Reward Funds
China Release Energy Efficiency Reward Funds

Friday 24th June 2011

CHINA has been setting impressive energy efficiency targets in the face of a rocketing economy and progress, and has now offered further funds for energy efficiency rewards to industry. The Chinese Ministry of Finance said today that the Government will continue to allocate funds for rewards to enterprises who upgrade their ...

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Finance Incentives Key to Building Energy Efficiency
Finance Incentives Key to Building Energy Efficiency

Monday 20th June 2011

Availability of financing and incentives are among the key elements to driving increased energy efficiency in buildings, according to leaders who attended the North America Energy Efficiency Forum. The forum, co-sponsored by Johnson Controls and the U.S. Energy Association, examined how advanced efficiency technologies, energy policies and consumer education can ...

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Insurance Giant's Investment Arm Targets Energy Efficiency Growth
Insurance Giant's Investment Arm Targets Energy Efficiency Growth

Monday 13th June 2011

LEGAL & General Investments announces the launch of the Global Environmental Enterprises Fund, a passively managed fund aimed at profiting from the evolution to a lower carbon economy. Legal & General Investments has partnered with Osmosis Investment Management on this fund. Osmosis is an independent specialist investment firm with a deep ...

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