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Energy Efficiency Increases in Importance
Energy Efficiency Increases in Importance

Monday 17th June 2013

NEW research released last week by Johnson Controls, shows energy efficiency interest rose 116 percent globally since 2010, with those who set goals making the greatest strides in reducing energy use. Momentum is also growing for green building certification and green tenant space leasing, although 22 percent cite a lack ...

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Finance for SME Energy Efficiency Improvements
Finance for SME Energy Efficiency Improvements

Friday 14th June 2013

LACK of finance should not be considered a barrier to installing energy efficiency measures or renewable technologies for businesses, according to UK utility company npower. With the current media focus on the need for increased energy efficiency to help protect the UK from a potential energy supply gap, businesses may be ...

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Energy Efficiency Finance for Jamaican Businesses
Energy Efficiency Finance for Jamaican Businesses

Thursday 13th June 2013

THE Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) is offering an energy efficiency loan for businesses to improve their bottom-line through cutting energy waste and costs. The loan will be set at eight per cent, which will help their clients to cut costs but also advance Jamaica’s target for a 30 per cent ...

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IEA Urge Swift Action to Combat Climate Threat
IEA Urge Swift Action to Combat Climate Threat

Wednesday 12th June 2013

THE International Energy Agency (IEA) warned that climate change targets will be missed and urged governments to enact four energy policies to keep climate goals alive without harming economic growth. “Climate change has quite frankly slipped to the back burner of policy priorities, but the problem is not going away – ...

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London's Schools Receive Energy Efficiency Push
London's Schools Receive Energy Efficiency Push

Tuesday 11th June 2013

Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, last week looked to drive energy efficiency improvements across the city’s schools through access to interest-free pay-as-you-save loans. London has been running the RE:FIT energy efficiency programme aimed at residential buildings but the programme will now be expanded to apply to schools. They will be ...

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Growing Demand for Automated Building Energy Efficiency
Growing Demand for Automated Building Energy Efficiency

Monday 10th June 2013

A NEW report highlights the potential for energy efficiency in buildings across Europe - which accounts for 40 percent of energy demand and 30 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. This need is for improved energy efficiency in both existing and new buildings. Initiatives supporting energy efficiency, reinforced by EU legislation, are ...

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Philippines Businesses get Energy Efficiency Boost
Philippines Businesses get Energy Efficiency Boost

Friday 7th June 2013

The Philippine’s Sun Star reports on the efforts by the European Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (ECCP) to promote energy efficiency in businesses and those located in economic zones. The paper reports that the ECCP have formed a partnership with the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Peza) for the promotion of the ...

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Call for Californian Private Capital for Energy Efficiency
Call for Californian Private Capital for Energy Efficiency

Thursday 6th June 2013

CALIFORNIA can extend the duration and effectiveness of the state’s landmark energy improvement initiative, Proposition 39, for schools and public buildings, claims a white paper from the Advanced Energy Economy (AEE). The AEE (a nationwide US business organization representing the advanced energy industry) white paper states that if California dedicates a ...

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EIB Sustainable Funding Boost for Italian Businesses
EIB Sustainable Funding Boost for Italian Businesses

Wednesday 5th June 2013

THE European Investment Bank (EIB) and the UniCredit Group have signed agreements which includes €100 million funding for companies to implement environmental and renewable energy projects. The funding is aimed at financing small and medium-scale projects in the industrial and sustainable community sectors via UniCredit and UniCredit Leasing, targeting in particular ...

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Kuwait to Develop National Energy Efficiency Program
Kuwait to Develop National Energy Efficiency Program

Tuesday 4th June 2013

A POPULATION boom along with economic development has produced growth in energy consumption across the Middle East, prompting Gulf states to implement energy efficiency initiatives. Countries which have already launched national energy efficiency programs include the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates - but now Kuwait is starting ...

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World Bank Aid Energy Plans in Turkey
World Bank Aid Energy Plans in Turkey

Monday 3rd June 2013

TURKEY is looking to reduce energy consumption, expand renewable energy generation and cut greenhouse gas emissions ahead of its centennial in 2023, with commitments to ambitious action plans. Electricity demand in Turkey has been increasing by as much as 7-8 percent in recent years, resulting in energy transmission and peak capacity ...

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France Aid Jordan with Energy Efficiency Grant
France Aid Jordan with Energy Efficiency Grant

Friday 31st May 2013

THE Jordanian Ministry of Planning on Wednesday signed an agreement with the French Development Agency for an energy efficiency grant. The €500,000 grant is aimed at supporting Jordan in the countries efforts to implement energy efficiency improvements and procedures across the Kingdom. The French Development Agency has supported Jordan with other developments ...

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World Bank Call for Further Investment in Energy Efficiency
World Bank Call for Further Investment in Energy Efficiency

Thursday 30th May 2013

A WORLD Bank report, Sustainable Energy for All Global Tracking Framework, released yesterday, highlighted that energy efficiency investment needs to increase, despite promising advances recently. The report noted that 1.2 billion people do not have access to electricity, about 17 percent of the world’s population, and 2.8 billion rely on inefficient ...

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Vietnam's Buildings get Energy Efficiency Boost
Vietnam's Buildings get Energy Efficiency Boost

Wednesday 29th May 2013

THE Investment Climate Advisory Services of the World Bank Group is supporting the Vietnamese Ministry of Construction’s efforts to improve energy efficiency in buildings, reducing energy costs and CO2 emissions. An agreement has been signed which will see the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, help ...

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Germany's Energy Transformation
Germany's Energy Transformation

Tuesday 28th May 2013

GERMANY took what some considered a brave decision after the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster - to turn away from nuclear and greatly increase their renewable energy resources and improve energy efficiency. Is the German strategy working? The German Embassy in London released some details about the future use of energy in ...

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Energy Efficiency Good for Businesses and Governments
Energy Efficiency Good for Businesses and Governments

Friday 24th May 2013

ENERGY efficiency is good for businesses and governments according to research performed by the Rhodium Group for UTC Climate, Controls and Security. Fierce Energy report that John Mandyck, Chief Sustainability Officer at UTC, highlighted the benefits of improving and striving for improved energy efficiency in buildings to delegates at the Energy ...

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Kosovo Receives Energy Efficiency Funding
Kosovo Receives Energy Efficiency Funding

Thursday 23rd May 2013

A €5 million loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will enable Kosovo’s business to invest in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. The loan to Turk Ekonomi Bankasi (TEB), will open up loans for financing of rational energy utilization and assist small and medium-sized enterprises in combating ...

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UK Local Authorities Miss Out on Energy Savings
UK Local Authorities Miss Out on Energy Savings

Wednesday 22nd May 2013

OVER a third of all local authorities across England and Wales are in breach of the European Energy Directive, designed to improve the energy efficiency of their public buildings. A recent Freedom of Information (FoI) request by the Property and Energy Professionals Association (PEPA) to all authorities in England and Wales, ...

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Store Chain Recognised for Energy Efficiency Efforts
Store Chain Recognised for Energy Efficiency Efforts

Tuesday 21st May 2013

A CHAIN of convenience stores in Lincolnshire, U.K., have been recognized for their energy efficiency actions with the award of the Carbon Trust Standard for the second time. The Skegness Standard reports that introducing new technologies has helped Lincolnshire Co-op cut energy use across its stores, with the award acknowledging ...

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Building Energy Reporting for Boston
Building Energy Reporting for Boston

Monday 20th May 2013

THE Mayor of Boston, U.S., Thomas Menino, introduced his Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance, requiring large commercial and residential buildings to report and disclose such things as energy usage, and greenhouse gas emissions. The aim of the ordinance is to encourage investment in energy efficiency and further the City’s climate ...

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Developing an Energy Efficiency Roadmap for US Buildings
Developing an Energy Efficiency Roadmap for US Buildings

Friday 17th May 2013

THE American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC) is taking its next steps in developing a standardization roadmap, advancing energy efficiency in the built environment. The collaborative’s five working groups (WGs) have scheduled a series of June-July workshops in Washington, DC, to begin the gap analysis ...

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Melbourne Plan for Energy Efficient Buildings
Melbourne Plan for Energy Efficient Buildings

Thursday 16th May 2013

MELBOURNE, Australia, has introduced an amendment to their planning scheme which is designed to improve energy efficiency in new buildings and to reduce the city’s carbon footprint. The vast majority of new buildings constructed in the city will be required to meet a strong set of industry accepted and recognized minimum ...

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Pennsylvania's Small Businesses Green Energy Funding Boost
Pennsylvania's Small Businesses Green Energy Funding Boost

Wednesday 15th May 2013

THE Governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Corbett, announced yesterday that the State’s Department of Environmental Protection has awarded $32,880 in grants to help small businesses to invest in energy-efficiency. “Investment in small business is a cornerstone to sound economic growth,” Corbett said. “These grants will help small business owners continue to thrive ...

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EBRD Boost Furniture Giant's Energy Efficiency Improvements
EBRD Boost Furniture Giant's Energy Efficiency Improvements

Tuesday 14th May 2013

THE European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a $12 million loan to Azerbaijan’s largest furniture manufacturer, Embawood, to finance in part, energy efficiency improvements. The EBRD loan is complemented by €120,000 Technical Cooperation funds provided by the Early Transition Countries Initiative and the Regional Energy Efficiency Program for ...

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EU Leaders Need to Back Energy Reform
EU Leaders Need to Back Energy Reform

Friday 10th May 2013

EUROPEAN Commission President, Jose Manuel Barroso, yesterday pushed to make significant progress on energy and tax fraud and evasion at the European Council on 22 May. Writing to other European leaders, President Barroso highlighted: "We can tackle these challenges better together. Energy prices differ considerably across the EU, because our market ...

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