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$60M Boost for New York Solar Energy
$60M Boost for New York Solar Energy

Wednesday 14th May 2014

NEW York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that $60 million is now available through the third round of the statewide NY-Sun Competitive PV initiative. “By supporting the growth of the solar industry in New York, our administration is taking a fundamental step in growing the State’s clean energy economy,” ...

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New US Energy Efficiency Standards for Electric Motors
New US Energy Efficiency Standards for Electric Motors

Tuesday 13th May 2014

THE U.S. Energy Department have set two new energy efficiency standards for electric motors and walk-in coolers and freezers, saving businesses $26 billion on utility bills through 2030 It is estimated that these new standards combined will help reduce carbon pollution by up to 158 million metric tons – equivalent to ...

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USDA to Help Cut Energy Costs
USDA to Help Cut Energy Costs

Monday 12th May 2014

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA has funding for rural small businesses and agricultural producers for funding to make energy efficiency improvements or to install renewable energy systems. "Developing renewable energy presents an enormous economic opportunity for rural America," Vilsack said. "This funding will help farmers, ranchers and rural ...

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Energy Costs Driving UK Businesses to Energy Saving
Energy Costs Driving UK Businesses to Energy Saving

Friday 9th May 2014

THE BBC report that according to the Carbon Trust UK business’ electricity costs have doubled over the last 10 years, driving energy efficiency to the top of many to do lists. They comment that "going green" can mean business survival let alone the impact sustainability can have on the environment. But ...

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Jamaican Energy Efficiency Savings
Jamaican Energy Efficiency Savings

Thursday 8th May 2014

THREE Jamaican state agencies, where the Government’s Energy Conservation and Efficiency Project has been implemented, have recorded $5.77 million in savings since the programme’s commencement in May 2012. This results from total investments of $3.76 million which the administration, through the Jamaican Science, Technology, Energy, and Mining Ministry, made to implement ...

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U.S. National Climate Assesment
U.S. National Climate Assesment

Wednesday 7th May 2014

THE U.S. Global Change Research Program released the Third National Climate Assessment yesterday, the most comprehensive, authoritative, transparent scientific report on U.S. climate change impacts ever generated. The report confirms that climate change is affecting every region of the country and key sectors of the U.S. economy and society, underscoring ...

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Maine's Non-profit's Buildings get Energy Efficiency Boost
Maine's Non-profit's Buildings get Energy Efficiency Boost

Tuesday 6th May 2014

THE Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, U.S. has awarded a $1.2 million grant to the Maine Community Foundation to help nonprofits increase the energy efficiency of historic downtown buildings. The Foundation is making the award to help Maine nonprofits replicate the Georgia-based “Grants to Green” program, which will bring important ...

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Fighting Crime and CO2 Emissions
Fighting Crime and CO2 Emissions

Friday 2nd May 2014

THE recently opened Scottish Crime Campus is an intelligent building, with a building management system (BMS) which delivers sustainability with reduction in CO2 emissions. The main purpose of the building is to fight serious organised crime, costing £75 million to build, bringing together the police and other involved agencies all in ...

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Denmark 100% Renewable by 2050
Denmark 100% Renewable by 2050

Thursday 1st May 2014

DENMARK is trailblazing the fight against climate change with a target to meet all its energy needs from renewable sources by 2050, also requiring high standards of energy efficiency. The move make economical sense as Deutsche Welle (DW) reports the target is creating more jobs, increasing exports and reducing the country’a ...

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No-Cost 26% CO2 Reduction for the US
No-Cost 26% CO2 Reduction for the US

Wednesday 30th April 2014

A NEW study outlines how energy efficiency could be used by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce CO2 levels with no net cost to the nation’s economy. The study by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) highlights how the EPA’s carbon pollution standard, currently under ...

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Local Businesses to Benefit from Connecticut Program
Local Businesses to Benefit from Connecticut Program

Tuesday 29th April 2014

THE Connecticut Office of Energy Efficient Businesses (OEEB), a state energy efficiency program designed to provide direct outreach to small businesses, is to help businesses in Windham. OEEB’s engineers and analysts will meet with the town’a businesses to identify energy cost savings from energy efficiency work, energy procurement, fuel switching, ...

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U.S. Loan Programme Advances Energy Efficiency
U.S. Loan Programme Advances Energy Efficiency

Monday 28th April 2014

THE U.S. Loan Program Office’s (LPO) has an impressive record. It provides finance to businesses who struggle to get loans from banks or other commercial financial sources for energy efficiency projects. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a draft loan guarantee solicitation through LPO for innovative renewable energy and energy ...

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Energy Efficiency for Future Energy Needs
Energy Efficiency for Future Energy Needs

Friday 25th April 2014

ONE of the biggest oil companies, if not the biggest, Exxon Mobil has publicly identified the best energy source for our future and they cannot drill, mine or generate it. The Houston Business Journal report the words of Ted Pirog, an energy analyst with Exxon Mobil, who plainly identifies the best ...

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EU States Missing Energy Saving Targets
EU States Missing Energy Saving Targets

Thursday 24th April 2014

AN analysis by the Coalition for Energy Savings of the European Union (EU) Member States’ plans for achieving 1.5% annual energy savings shows the bloc are falling short of their targets. The analysis highlights that most countries not only show low ambition but also fail to demonstrate credibly how the mandatory ...

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Energy Efficiency Criticism for Croatia's Goverment
Energy Efficiency Criticism for Croatia's Goverment

Wednesday 23rd April 2014

CROATIAN NGO Green Action criticized the Croatian government on Earth Day for not investing enough in energy efficiency and renewable energy sources, reports dalje.com. Green Action president Bernard Ivcic said: ”The Croatian government, unfortunately, is not showing any ambition to tackle the problem of climate change; it is not investing enough ...

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Passive Buildings Could Equal Passive Norway
Passive Buildings Could Equal Passive Norway

Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Reducing the energy used by buildings is certainly a valid target for energy savers and climate change battlers, generally because many buildings are energy inefficient - hence research by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is looking at how the country’s housing stock can reduce energy demand and ...

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Energy Efficiency is U.S.’s Cheapest Energy Resource
Energy Efficiency is U.S.’s Cheapest Energy Resource

Thursday 17th April 2014

A new report released by the American Committee of an Energy-Efficiency Economy (ACEEE) reveals that energy efficiency is the cheapest method of providing the U.S. with electricity. Energy efficiency programs aimed at reducing energy waste cost utilities only about three cents per kilowatt hour, while generating the same amount of ...

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Kenya Can Greatly Benefit from Green Economy
Kenya Can Greatly Benefit from Green Economy

Wednesday 16th April 2014

KENYA’S transition to a green economy offers major economic benefits worth $45 billion by 2030, offering greater food security, a cleaner environment and higher productivity of natural resources. This is the conclusion of a new study launched Tuesday by the Government of Kenya and the UN Environment Programme. The study, “The ...

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Energy Efficiency Program for Colombian SMEs
Energy Efficiency Program for Colombian SMEs

Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) has launched its GREENPYME program in Colombia, aiming to help small and medium enterprises from energy-intensive sectors achieve greater energy efficiency. A group of 40 companies will be selected to be part of a first round of energy audits which will help them identify opportunities ...

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Efficient and Clean Energy Needed to Fight Climate Change
Efficient and Clean Energy Needed to Fight Climate Change

Monday 14th April 2014

THE Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) revealed a report yesterday revealing a rise in global greenhouse gases emissions to unprecedented levels despite more policies aimed at reducing climate change. The report, entitled Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change, shows that emissions grew more quickly between 2000 and 2010 ...

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US Cities with Most Energy Efficient Buildings
US Cities with Most Energy Efficient Buildings

Friday 11th April 2014

THE U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the sixth annual list of the top 25 U.S. metropolitan areas with the most Energy Star certified buildings. The cities on this list demonstrate the economic and environmental benefits achieved by facility owners and managers when they apply a proven approach to energy ...

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Austria Set Energy Efficiency Example
Austria Set Energy Efficiency Example

Thursday 10th April 2014

IN a review of Austrian energy policies the International Energy Agency (IEA) praised European country Austria for its balanced focus on energy efficiency, security of supply, and renewable energy sources. The country’s decarbonisation drive has strengthened as the economy and renewable energy use have continued to grow, while fossil fuel ...

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$393.7 Million to be Spent on Jamaican Energy Efficiency Project
$393.7 Million to be Spent on Jamaican Energy Efficiency Project

Wednesday 9th April 2014

THE Jamaican Government is to promote private sector investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency. The Government has allocated $393.7 million in the 2014/15 Estimates of Expenditure for the Energy Security and Efficiency Enhancement project, which will seek to improve energy efficiency and security in key areas of the economy. Amongst the ...

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Energy Efficiency Building Retrofits to Rocket
Energy Efficiency Building Retrofits to Rocket

Tuesday 8th April 2014

A new report from Navigant Research, reveals that the worldwide market for energy efficiency retrofits in commercial and public buildings will grow from $68.2 billion in 2014 to $127.5 billion by 2023. Voluntary energy efficiency certification programs and energy efficiency regulatory requirements are driving the market’s growth, according to a new ...

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New Zealand Businesses to Save from Energy Efficiency Initiatives
New Zealand Businesses to Save from Energy Efficiency Initiatives

Monday 7th April 2014

NEW Zealand Minister of Energy and Resources Simon Bridges has announced three energy efficiency initiatives to improve business productivity, save money and reduce carbon emissions. “The energy sector, specifically transport and industrial heat, are two key areas where energy efficiency initiatives have the potential to save thousands of dollars for businesses ...

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