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India Sustainable Energy Plan Ahead of COP21
India Sustainable Energy Plan Ahead of COP21

Saturday 3rd October 2015

India has one of the fastest growing economies, and populations, in the world - with the population set to exceed that of China. Hence, a sustainable future is vital for the country and the world. Ahead of COP21 in Paris in December India have revealed their plan to tackle climate change, ...

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$100 Billion Yearly to Tackle Climate Change
$100 Billion Yearly to Tackle Climate Change

Monday 28th September 2015

THE 193-Member United Nations General Assembly formally adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development last Friday, along with a set of bold new Sustainable Development Goals. UN members set a goal to release $100 billion annually to tackle climate change by 2020. With the plans including plans energy efficiency improvement goals. The ...

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Energy Efficiency Lease Finance for Poland's SMEs
Energy Efficiency Lease Finance for Poland's SMEs

Friday 25th September 2015

LEASING has become an ideal way to invest in energy efficiency and sustainable energy technology as the cost savings generally cover the lease payments. With this in mind it is good news for Polish small and medium enterprises (SME) that the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a ...

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More Financial Help for Energy Efficiency Improvements
More Financial Help for Energy Efficiency Improvements

Monday 21st September 2015

70 financing institutions have pledged to increase energy efficiency investment and develop business strategies that save energy and reduce carbon emissions. The 70 institutions range from regional and microfinance institutions to national and global banks from over 20 countries have vowed to step up this specific financing. They made their pledge at ...

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Tonga Improve Energy Efficiency with Help from China
Tonga Improve Energy Efficiency with Help from China

Friday 18th September 2015

ENERGY efficient lighting and air conditioning units have been received by the Tonga government to help improve the island’s energy efficiency. The devices were supplied today with the help of the People’s Republic of China’s and will help with Tonga’s Climate Change program to reduce the reliance on imported energy sources. ...

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Call for Carrot not Stick for UK Carbon Reduction
Call for Carrot not Stick for UK Carbon Reduction

Monday 14th September 2015

THE UK government should move away from green taxes which penalise businesses and instead use tax incentives to reduce carbon according to a major new industry report published today by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation. The report, ‘The Low Carbon Economy – From Stick to Carrot’ forms EEF’s response to the review ...

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Funding for Renewables Takes Top Spot for EBRD
Funding for Renewables Takes Top Spot for EBRD

Friday 11th September 2015

34% of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (EBRD) annual investment in 2014 provided for sustainable energy and climate finance The EBRD’s engagement in support of sustainable energy has passed a new milestone: for the first time the Bank’s investments in renewables overtook those for thermal power generation. Between 2006 ...

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Tribal Lands Sustainable Energy Push to Combat Climate Change
Tribal Lands Sustainable Energy Push to Combat Climate Change

Monday 7th September 2015

THE U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a report showing that threats to tribal energy infrastructure are expected to increase as climate change impacts extreme weather conditions. Inline with this the DOE also announced a $6 million grant opportunity to establish clean energy projects and energy efficiency projects on Indian ...

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Renewable Production Costs Compete with Fossil Fuels
Renewable Production Costs Compete with Fossil Fuels

Friday 4th September 2015

THE cost of producing electricity from renewable sources has been falling for several years. A new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) reveals renewables are competing on cost of production. The report provides in detail the contrasting costs for different power generation technologies around the world and shows that renewable ...

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$1B to Mitigate Climate Change in Europe & Central Asia
$1B to Mitigate Climate Change in Europe & Central Asia

Friday 28th August 2015

ALMOST one billion dollars’ worth of climate-smart investments in Europe and Central Asia have been made in the latest fiscal year by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) The funding helps in cutting greenhouse gas emissions and increasing energy efficiency and renewable energy production to spur sustainable growth.     IFC committed ...

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China's Coal Use Drops, While Renewables Grow
China's Coal Use Drops, While Renewables Grow

Monday 24th August 2015

RECENT data reveals that China’s coal production is reducing faster than their government predicted, reducing pollution and changing the nation’s energy future. Three agencies report on the continuing decline in use of coal during the first half of 2015. These are absolute drops in the coal consumed for power generation as ...

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Renewable Electricity Generation Now Second After Coal
Renewable Electricity Generation Now Second After Coal

Friday 21st August 2015

THE International Energy Agency (IEA) have released provisional data about electricity production in ‌‌‌the 34 members of the OECD for 2014 - revealing that renewables are catching coal. The report shows that production fell slightly to 10,712 TWh a decrease of 0.8% or 86 TWh compared to 2013. According to the ...

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Funding for Indonesian Clean Energy
Funding for Indonesian Clean Energy

Monday 17th August 2015

THE International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Asia Green Capital Partners Pte Ltd, a renewable-energy developer and investment company are boosting renewable energy in Indonesia. The two organizations have taken steps in co-developing the first wind-power project in Indonesia’s South Sulawesi province to help the country increase its clean-energy supply and stimulate ...

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Thailand Approves Energy Efficiency Plan
Thailand Approves Energy Efficiency Plan

Friday 14th August 2015

THAILAND’S Energy Policy and Planning Office (EPPO) yesterday approved an Energy Efficiency Plan to improve a previous energy-intensity saving target from 25% to 30%, saving an estimated Bt8.5 trillion ($241M). This Plan, reports The Nation, is in line with the current Thai national economic and social development plan, which was revised ...

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U.S. Plan For More Clean Energy
U.S. Plan For More Clean Energy

Monday 10th August 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama announced last week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s final Clean Power Plan, which will cut carbon pollution from the power sector by 32 % below 2005 levels, in 2030. Power plants are the largest drivers of climate change in the United States, accounting for roughly one-third ...

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Energy Efficiency Key for Higher Education Institutions
Energy Efficiency Key for Higher Education Institutions

Friday 7th August 2015

A new study reveal that U.S. Higher Education institutions accept that energy efficiency is key to fulfilling their core missions. The new study commissioned by Schneider Electric and the Alliance to Save Energy, found that almost 9 out of 10 respondents are expecting to increase or maintain energy efficiency investments next ...

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Proposal for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Standards for the U.S.
Proposal for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Standards for the U.S.

Monday 3rd August 2015

TWO members of the U.S. Congress are looking to get nationwide energy standards accepted to tackle climate change. Peter Welch, representing Vermont, and Ray Luján, New Mexico, want standards for renewable energy and for energy efficiency to applied across all States. Their proposed legislation requires electric utilities to get at least 30% ...

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Europe's Offshore Wind Smashes Installation Records
Europe's Offshore Wind Smashes Installation Records

Friday 31st July 2015

In the first six months of 2015, the European offshore wind industry installed more new capacity than in any other year on record as several projects reached completion and deployment of larger turbines increased. Installations in the first half of 2015 touched 2,342.9MW - tripling the grid-connected capacity for the same ...

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Ukraine Receive Euro 400M Energy Efficiency Funding
Ukraine Receive Euro 400M Energy Efficiency Funding

Monday 27th July 2015

THE European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending €400 million to finance projects in Ukraine focussing on energy efficiency and other sustainable projects. EIB funds will support some 25 to 40 projects fostering substantial improvements in energy efficiency, including district heating, energy efficiency in public buildings, municipal lighting and will contribute to ...

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Worldwide Sales of Solar to Exceed $151bn
Worldwide Sales of Solar to Exceed $151bn

Friday 24th July 2015

A new report predicts the market for solar photovoltaic (PV), the report also inlcudesw forecasts for capacity and revenue, segmented by region and country, through 2024. The report from Navigant Resarch has been produced following years of module oversupply and artificially low pricing, solar PV is expected to soon shift from ...

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Fund to Improve Energy Efficiency in Poland
Fund to Improve Energy Efficiency in Poland

Monday 20th July 2015

A fund started just 12 months ago, in June 2014, to support green investment in Poland has achieved a capital commitment of €155 million. The Hines Poland Sustainable Income Fund designed to finance and support sustainability investments in office and logistics achieved the amazing figure with support from several partners. After the ...

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Energy Efficiency Works for the U.S.
Energy Efficiency Works for the U.S.

Friday 17th July 2015

ENERGY efficiency has made major strides in the US in the last 35 years, with energy intensity, the measurement of energy used per dollar of gross domestic product, down from 12.1 thousand Btus per dollar in 1980 to 6.1 thousand Btus per dollar in 2014. This is according to a major ...

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Business Case for Rapid Low Carbon Transition from UK Leaders
Business Case for Rapid Low Carbon Transition from UK Leaders

Monday 13th July 2015

THE Aldersgate Group, an alliance of UK business, politics and civil society leaders, set out key policy priorities for the UK parliament to address to allow the country to meet its carbon targets in a new report.  The report: "A Brighter, More Secure Future: Low carbon priorities for the new government" gathers contributions ...

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Funding for Montenegro's First Commercial Wind Power Plant
Funding for Montenegro's First Commercial Wind Power Plant

Friday 10th July 2015

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting the first commercial wind power plant in western Montenegro. The EBRD is extending a secured loan of up to €48.5 million to finance the build and operation of a 72MW plant. In parallel, KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH is matching the loan. This is ...

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LEEP for Joy at Big Parking Energy Savings
LEEP for Joy at Big Parking Energy Savings

Monday 6th July 2015

THE U.S. Energy Department’s Better Building Alliance started a campaign to help cut energy consumption for businesses through the Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Campaign. As part of the Campaign 18 organisations so far have been official recognised for leading the way in efficient outdoor lighting. In the past 12 ...

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