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Deep Benefits of Improved Energy Efficiency

Thursday 2nd August 2018

SEVERAL projects at The University of Manchester’s Urban Institute are showing how improvements in the efficiency of household energy use can result in benefits for human health and well-being, economic productivity, environmental quality and urban development. The recently-completed COMBI project (‘Calculating and Operationalising the Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency in Europe’, funded ...

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Energy Efficiency Funding for SMEs In NE Lincolnshire, UK

Monday 30th July 2018

SMALL businesses in North East Lincolnshire, UK, are getting the opportunity to benefit from £9.2m funding to improve energy efficiency and save money and emissions. The Smarter Energy Greater Lincolnshire program is making the money available. The program aims to aid SMEs to make improve energy efficiency through grants, knowledge and ...

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Capital Goods Makers Driving Low-carbon Industrial Revolution

Tuesday 24th July 2018

A low carbon industrial revolution is being driven by innovation in the capital goods sector – according to a new report ‘Bridging low carbon technologies’ from environmental non-profit and investment research provider CDP today. Capital goods companies provide the products and solutions that major high-emitting sectors such as power generation, ...

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Energy Efficiency to Reduce Disparity in U.S. Rural & Urban Energy Burden

Monday 23rd July 2018

RURAL households across the United States spend a disproportionately high share of their income on energy bills — about 40% more than their metropolitan counterparts, according to a new report released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and the Energy Efficiency for All (EEFA) coalition. The problem is ...

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Dubai's Investment in Energy Efficiency Projects Increased to $136m in 2017

Friday 20th July 2018

DUBAI’S Regulatory & Supervisory Bureau (RSB) for electricity and water reported that the UAE city’s complete investments in the energy efficiency market increased to $136m (AED500m) in 2017. According to the Bureau’s 2017 annual report energy efficiency project investment reached AED250m in 2017, increasing by a third compared to 2016.  These ...

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New Energy Efficiency Bill for Malaysia in 2019

Thursday 19th July 2018

A Malaysian Energy Efficiency Bill is to be introduced in 2019 to cut the country’s carbon emissions by 45% by 2030. This will be in compliance with the Paris climate accord. So stated Malaysian Energy, Green Technology, Science and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin, as reported by the Malay Mail ...

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3BN Swedish Kronor Loan for Energy Efficient Social Infrastructure

Sunday 15th July 2018

THE European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a SEK 3bn (Euro 292m) loan agreement with Hemsö Fastighets AB. The Swedish property owner will use the long-term (up to 25 years) financing facility to build healthcare and research infrastructure, elderly care homes and educational facilities, all to nearly-zero-energy-building (NZEB) standards. The ...

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LONDON'S £500m Energy Fund to Tackle CO2 Emissions

Wednesday 11th July 2018

LONDON'S Hospitals, museums, offices, libraries, social housing and universities are amongst the public buildings and small businesses set to become more energy efficient thanks to a new £500 million-pound investment fund. A recent study from the Green Finance Taskforce revealed that many public-sector organisations and small businesses want to install energy-efficiency ...

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Energy Technology Could Save NHS £130m per year

Wednesday 4th July 2018

AT a time when the UK's National Health Service (NHS) budgets are under pressure, the savings are enough to fund more than 4,000 nursing jobs, which could help to meet significant and increasing demands for NHS services. The figures, released by Centrica Business Solutions, are part of a wider report that ...

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Nigerian Engineers Urged to Improve Energy Efficiency

Monday 2nd July 2018

IN an effort to tackle Nigeria’s energy crisis, the President of NSE (Nigerian Society of Engineers) has urged professional engineers to use innovative solutions to improve energy efficiency. NSE President Adekunle Mokuolu stressed the importance of improved energy efficiency to the nation’s economy and stability. He added many companies are moving out ...

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Countries Need Energy Efficiency to Reach Paris Targets

Tuesday 26th June 2018

SOME countries do strikingly better than others in saving energy, but all can better use efficiency to meet their Paris Agreement climate goals, according to The 2018 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard published today by the nonprofit American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). No country came close to a perfect score, ...

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Ukraine Planning Interregional Energy Efficiency Centres

Monday 18th June 2018

A scheme to create up to five ‘interregional energy efficiency in Ukraine is being planned to provide consultative services for energy efficient technologies. Oleksandr Dombrovskyi, the Acting Head of the Ukraine Parliamentary Committee on Fuel and Energy Complex, revealed the plans stating: "There is a need for permanent exhibition centres with ...

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£500M Facility for Green Energy & Energy Efficiency
£500M Facility for Green Energy & Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 13th June 2018

FINANCIAL corporation Macquarie Group today announced the issue of a £2.0 billion loan facility (the Facility), including £500m in green tranches, for such actions as improving energy efficiency. The Facility builds on Macquarie’s significant and longstanding commitment to green energy and technology as a fund manager, adviser, financier, participant in ...

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Energy Efficiency Programme for Ghana
Energy Efficiency Programme for Ghana

Friday 8th June 2018

THE Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), Ghana, is set to roll out various programmes under its Energy Efficiency and Demand Side Management (EEDSM) project, all aimed at ensuring energy efficiency and conservation, writes Lydia Kukua Asamoah of the Ghana News Agency. The EEDSM Project, a component under the Ghana Power Compact, also known ...

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Scotland Expands Energy Efficiency Scheme
Scotland Expands Energy Efficiency Scheme

Wednesday 6th June 2018

MORE Scottish homeowners will be able to carry out energy efficiency work and improvements on their properties as a pilot scheme expands. The HEEPS (Home Energy Efficiency Programme Scotland) scheme lets homeowners on low incomes borrow up to £40,000 for energy efficiency improvements and essential repairs, including the installation of a ...

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Hawaii Aims to Become Carbon Neutral
Hawaii Aims to Become Carbon Neutral

Monday 4th June 2018

HAWAI’I State Governor, David Ige, has signed three bills that set a carbon-neutral goal for the islands by 2045, create a carbon offset program and require a sea-level rise analysis in environmental impact statements. Energy efficiency will be c entral to the pacific isalnd state's efforts in cutting carbon emissions, combatting ...

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Financing for Energy Efficiency Projects in Philippines
Financing for Energy Efficiency Projects in Philippines

Wednesday 23rd May 2018

STATE-owned Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) is stepping up its efforts to promote energy efficiency and conservation with a new program that will finance the energy efficiency projects of public and private institutions, a top official said. DBP president and chief executive officer Cecilia C. Borromeo said the DBP Energy ...

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Energy Efficiency A Priority for Ukraine
Energy Efficiency A Priority for Ukraine

Friday 18th May 2018

ENERGY efficiency is a priority for the Ukrainian economy and it will help both save energy resources and increase the economy by at least 1% report ukrinform.net. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities of Ukraine Hennadiy Zubko stated this at the European External Investment Programme ...

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Jamaican Energy Efficiency Investment
Jamaican Energy Efficiency Investment

Thursday 17th May 2018

THE Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Trust Fund are jointly investing in energy-efficient and renewable energy interventions in six local institutions at a cost of US$2.1 million. They are the May Pen, Black River, Savanna-la-Mar, National Chest and Bellevue hospitals, and the Sir John Golding ...

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Air Conditioning a Factor in Growth of Global Electricity-Demand
Air Conditioning a Factor in Growth of Global Electricity-Demand

Tuesday 15th May 2018

THE growing use of air conditioners in homes and offices around the world will be one of the top drivers of global electricity demand over the next three decades, according to new analysis by the International Energy Agency that stresses the urgent need for policy action to improve cooling efficiency. The ...

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Air Conditioning a Factor in Growth of Global Electricity-Demand

Monday 14th May 2018

THE growing use of air conditioners in homes and offices around the world will be one of the top drivers of global electricity demand over the next three decades, according to new analysis by the International Energy Agency that stresses the urgent need for policy action to improve cooling efficiency. The ...

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EU Commission & EIB Clarify Energy Performance Contracts
EU Commission & EIB Clarify Energy Performance Contracts

Wednesday 9th May 2018

EUROSTAT, the Statistical Office of the European Commission, and the European Investment Bank (EIB) are launching a new Practitioner's Guide on the Statistical Treatment of Energy Performance Contracts. The Guide explains the practical application of the “Eurostat Guidance note on the revised treatment of Energy Performance Contracts in government accounts”, ...

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Energy Efficiency Funding for Scotland
Energy Efficiency Funding for Scotland

Friday 4th May 2018

FUNDING of £54.5 million to help tackle fuel poverty and reduce greenhouse gas emissions has been announced by Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Speaking at the All Energy conference in Glasgow, the Sturgeon launched the Route Map to an Energy Efficient Scotland, which outlines action to ensure that by 2040, all ...

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Energy Efficient Firms Could Double Success Over Competitors
Energy Efficient Firms Could Double Success Over Competitors

Monday 30th April 2018

IF businesses develop an energy strategy they are over twice as likely to lead their market competition according to a survey of more than 1000 UK companies by Centrica Business Solutions. The responses revealed that investment in advanced energy solutions report many benefits, with 41% enjoying substantial reductions in energy bills. ...

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Energy Efficiency Boost for Ukraine
Energy Efficiency Boost for Ukraine

Wednesday 25th April 2018

THE International Finance Corporation (IFC), the European Union, and Germany signed agreements today to support the Ukrainian government’s work in reducing energy waste and greenhouse gas emissions in the residential sector. Agreements were signed by IFC and EU likewise IFC and Germany to set up a new multi-donor fund to ...

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