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China set to use Iron Hand to Force Energy Efficiency
China set to use Iron Hand to Force Energy Efficiency

Friday 7th May 2010

CHINA is set to use an “iron hand”, in a silk glove of an extra $12 billion, to their achieve energy efficiency targets. The hard line is being taken after it was revealed that energy use rose 3.2% in the first quarter compared to last year, reversing the decline in the ...

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Farms to Benefit from new Initiative
Farms to Benefit from new Initiative

Thursday 29th April 2010

US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced an inniative to help US farmers become more energy efficient, with funding becoming available for energy audits to help save energy and money through efficiencies. Vilsack admitted: "Reducing energy use on America's farms and ranches will not only help our agricultural producers become more profitable, ...

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Energy Efficiency Could Offset Virginia's Increasing Energy Costs
Energy Efficiency Could Offset Virginia's Increasing Energy Costs

Tuesday 27th April 2010

AN expected increase in demand for energy in the US state of Virginia during the next two decades could nearly be offset by energy efficiency technologies and practices, a new report claims. Released by Duke University and Georgia Tech, the report examines the energy usage of 16 Southern states, focusing on ...

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Plenty of Benefits from Federal Building Energy Efficiency Investment
Plenty of Benefits from Federal Building Energy Efficiency Investment

Tuesday 27th April 2010

FEDERAL buildings across the United States are benefiting from retrofitting of energy efficiency technologies and products since last year. The US General Services Administration (GSA) has so far invested $4 billion on improving the energy efficiency of federal buildings. Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), GSA was awarded $5.5 billion ...

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Global and National Energy Efficiency Funding Boost for ESCOs
Global and National Energy Efficiency Funding Boost for ESCOs

Friday 9th April 2010

INITIATIVES for energy efficiency from governments and even global bodies are funding many opportunities for enterprises in the energy saving industry. The industrial countries often provide energy efficiency funding at regional and state level – generally supplemented and added to by national grants and initiatives. For the second and third world, the ...

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European Call for Energy Efficiency Aid for SMEs
European Call for Energy Efficiency Aid for SMEs

Thursday 25th March 2010

Small and medium-sized firms need financial help to recruit experts to apply for loans for energy efficiency projects, industry representatives said at a workshop in Brussels on Wednesday. SMEs do not have sufficient resources to do so at the moment, they said. Guido Lena of small business association Ueapme told delegates ...

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$3 Trillion Investment Needed for Eastern Europe & Central Asia
$3 Trillion Investment Needed for Eastern Europe & Central Asia

Tuesday 23rd March 2010

According to a report from the World Bank entitled: Lights Out? The Energy Outlook in Eastern Europe and the Central Asia, the region as a whole will face an energy crunch unless investments of more than $3 trillion are made over the next 20 years. “The demand for primary energy in ...

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IFC & Philippine Bank Combine to Expand Energy Efficiency
IFC & Philippine Bank Combine to Expand Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 16th March 2010

The International Finance Corp. (IFC), the private-sector arm of the World Bank, has partnered with Philippine bank Banco de Oro (BDO) in expanding into energy efficiency. In a statement, IFC said the partnership with BDO allows them to encourage more investments into energy efficiency that will also help the Philippines manage ...

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Energy Efficiency Favoured for Funding
Energy Efficiency Favoured for Funding

Tuesday 9th March 2010

Commercial money is tight, but not quite as tight when projects involve increasing energy efficiency. Some innovative financing techniques are emerging to allow customers to make improvements without incurring initial out-of-pocket costs. Energy efficiency has emerged as the most palpable and least controversial way to make environmental changes, although the ...

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$40 Million Energy Efficiency Boost for New York's Education, Health & NPOs
$40 Million Energy Efficiency Boost for New York's Education, Health & NPOs

Tuesday 9th March 2010

New York Governor David A. Paterson unveiled an investment of $40 million to tackle energy efficiency in the Empire State’s schools, universities, colleges, hospitals and not-for-profit agencies. The 118 projects lined up are expected to see a $13.5 million annual reduction in energy and operating costs, which will provide a full ...

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$3 Million Boost for San Francisco Energy Efficiency
$3 Million Boost for San Francisco Energy Efficiency

Thursday 4th March 2010

Mayor Newsom has announced that San Francisco has secured $2.9 million in federal funds to compensate the cost of commercial energy efficiency programs. New funding will add incentives already offered with the GreenFinanceSF program. The program will be launching in early April, once the grant is in place, then applicants ...

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Billions Available For Energy Saving From U.S. Stimulus Fund
Billions Available For Energy Saving From U.S. Stimulus Fund

Monday 1st March 2010

Knoxville in the U.S has recently conducted an extensive energy audit and they are about to find out which of 99 city buildings are wasting the most energy. Their timing couldn't have been better with a flood of U.S. federal government stimulus money earmarked for energy efficient measures will be available ...

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US Stimulus Fund - Billions Available For Energy Efficiency
US Stimulus Fund - Billions Available For Energy Efficiency

Monday 1st March 2010

Knoxville in the U.S has recently conducted an extensive energy audit and they are about to find out which of 99 city buildings are wasting the most energy. Their timing couldn't have been better with a flood of U.S. federal government stimulus money earmarked for energy efficient measures will be available ...

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Government Funding To Save Hospital 36% Of Energy
Government Funding To Save Hospital 36% Of Energy

Thursday 25th February 2010

It is a year since President Obama's Recovery Act and the US health secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, has highlighted a federal project to increase energy efficiency at a Shriners Hospital that will eventually save more than $60,000 per year. The Erie Shriners Hospital, Erie, Pennsylvania, received funding under American Recovery and ...

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Thai Industries Set Up Energy Efficiency Loans
Thai Industries Set Up Energy Efficiency Loans

Thursday 25th February 2010

The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) plans to expand financial assistance for factory operators to improve energy conservation by asking for soft loans from commercial banks. Rungruang Saipawan, Director of the FTI Institute of Industrial Energy, said the federaton and the Energy Industry's Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency Department (DEDE) are ...

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Israel to Fund Energy Efficiency Initiatives
Israel to Fund Energy Efficiency Initiatives

Thursday 18th February 2010

Israeli Minister of National Infrastructures Uzi Landau said during the "Policy & Technology - Energy Efficiency - The Quiet Giant" panel at the Eilat-Eilot International Renewable Energy Conference & Exhibition: " Israel has decided to cut its energy consumption by 20% by 2020 under a business-as-usual scenario, which is an ambitious ...

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Energy Efficiency, Jobs Creation, Environmental Impacts
Energy Efficiency, Jobs Creation, Environmental Impacts

Friday 12th February 2010

The US government’s commitment towards environmental issues has been highlighted this week. The PEERS Group (Program for Energy Efficiency Through Responsible Stimulus), is a grassroots initiative that seeks matching government funds for existing state and utility energy efficiency rebates, the PEERS Committee is headed by the interNational Association of Lighting Management ...

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South Korea Sees The LED Light
South Korea Sees The LED Light

Thursday 11th February 2010

The South Korean government announced today that it will spend $47 million this year to increase the use of energy efficient lighting products, aimed at helping South Korea cut back on greenhouse gas emissions. The funds will promote use of light-emitting diode (LED)-based lighting products, power transformers and inverters, according ...

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San Francisco Invests In Energy Efficiency
San Francisco Invests In Energy Efficiency

Friday 5th February 2010

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has announced that the city will invest $19.2 million to make the city more energy efficient, and in the process create up to 22 new jobs and generate $3 million in energy savings annually going forward. About $11.5 million of the funds will be distributed through ...

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World Bank, IMF All Have Money For Energy Efficiency
World Bank, IMF All Have Money For Energy Efficiency

Monday 1st February 2010

Financial incentives to become energy efficient are now common place and show no sign of disappearing, in fact they will become evermore prominent as 2010 continues and governments drive towards reducing energy use. Many of these incentives are locally based; others are national while others are international. For instance in Tunisia the ...

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BASIC Urges Rich Nations To Hand Over $10 billion Funding Aid To Poor Countries
BASIC Urges Rich Nations To Hand Over $10 billion Funding Aid To Poor Countries

Monday 25th January 2010

The group known as BASIC, composed of Brazil, South Africa, India, and China, has urged developed nations to quickly start distributing the $10 billion pledged in Copenhagen, aimed to help poorer countries adapt to the effects of climate change. With a share of this funding initiative, poor countries would be able ...

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Brazil Creates United Fund For Poor Nations' Adaption To Climate Change
Brazil Creates United Fund For Poor Nations' Adaption To Climate Change

Friday 22nd January 2010

Brazil is going to suggest the creation of a united fund with China, South Africa and India, with the aim of helping poor countries adapt to global warming, and more broadly, in an attempt to revive stalled global climate talks. The creation of a fund to help poor nations sustain themselves ...

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Canada Invests $146 Million In Clean Energy
Canada Invests $146 Million In Clean Energy

Tuesday 19th January 2010

Over the next 5 years, the Canadian government plans to inject up to $146 million in 19 clean energy projects, including energy use in buildings, community heat generation, renewables and energy storage. The projects are being supported by the $1 billion Clean Energy Fund, which is part of the Government of ...

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EIB Lends China Efficient Helping Hand
EIB Lends China Efficient Helping Hand

Friday 8th January 2010

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending China €134 million to support 4 projects aimed at improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions by 830,000 tonnes. Initiatives to encourage and sponsor energy efficiency improvements are welcomed by the Energy Saving Association (ESA), whose members believe in the undeniable potential of energy ...

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DOE Grant IT + .Com $47 Million For Energy Efficiency
DOE Grant IT + .Com $47 Million For Energy Efficiency

Friday 8th January 2010

The US Department of Energy (DOE) is granting IT and communications giants a $47 million boost to improve energy efficiency. These major groups include IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Yahoo!. IT and telecommunications centers currently consume approximately 120 billion kWh/year, which is 3% of America's total electricity use. Energy efficiency improvements are needed ...

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