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Energy Efficiency Can Address Climate Change
Energy Efficiency Can Address Climate Change

Wednesday 19th September 2018

DISTINGUISHED American energy expert Amory Lovins yesterday published what may be the most important findings for climate change since Lord Nicholas Stern published “The Economics of Climate Change” in 2007. Current climate change thinking argues that the world has to use energy at least 3% more productively each year in order ...

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College Improves Energy Efficiency With New Lighting System
College Improves Energy Efficiency With New Lighting System

Tuesday 18th September 2018

AFTER an energy audit within the Center for Natural Sciences at Ithaca College, New York, the Office of Energy Management and Sustainability plans to upgrade some lighting fixtures and controls within the building to improve its energy efficiency. Greg Lischke, director of energy management and sustainability, discussed these plans with a ...

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Ukraine's Industries to get Energy Efficiency Improvement Help
Ukraine's Industries to get Energy Efficiency Improvement Help

Friday 14th September 2018

A joint conference took place today between the Ministry for Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine and the German company GIZ with aim if improving the energy efficiency of Ukrainian industrial facilities. At the conference, a presentation was made on the selection of Ukrainian enterprises that will receive technical support for ...

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Energy Efficiency Employs 2.25 Million Americans
Energy Efficiency Employs 2.25 Million Americans

Wednesday 12th September 2018

ENERGY efficiency added more new jobs than any other industry in the entire U.S. energy sector in 2017 and now employs nearly 2.25 million Americans, according to a new jobs analysis from E4TheFuture and the national, nonpartisan business group E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs). The new report, Energy Efficiency Jobs in America ...

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Funding Boost for Serbian Energy Efficiency
Funding Boost for Serbian Energy Efficiency

Friday 7th September 2018

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a loan of up to Din 600 million (equivalent to €5.1 million) to UniCredit, the second-largest bank in Serbia, to enhance its financing of the green economy. The loan comes under the EBRD €85 million Green Economy Financing Facility for the Western ...

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Higher Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Standards for the University of California

Wednesday 5th September 2018

THE University of California yesterday announced a bold expansion of its systemwide sustainability goals as part of its Carbon Neutrality Initiative and leadership on climate change efforts. UC will aim for 100% reliance on clean electricity supplies across its campuses and medical centerscentres5, which dovetails with the university’s prior pledge to become ...

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Green Grid - Still a Need to Keep Improving Energy Efficiency?

Monday 3rd September 2018

THE Mayor of London’s RE:FIT ask whether energy efficiency is needed with a greener grid? Raising a question from the Public Sector Executive (PSE): As the grid becomes less carbon-intensive, do organisations still need to be concerned with reducing energy use? Between 2014 and 2018, the carbon intensity of UK grid ...

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India Secures $300 Million to Ramp-up Energy Efficiency Programme

Wednesday 29th August 2018

THE Government of India, the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL),  and the World Bank yesterday signed a $220 million Loan Agreement and an $80 million Guarantee Agreement for the India Energy Efficiency Scale-Up Program. The Program, to be implemented by EESL, will help scale up the deployment of energy saving ...

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Municipal Government Saves Through Energy Efficiency Improvements

Friday 24th August 2018

AMERESCO, a leading energy efficiency and energy infrastructure company, announced this week the successful energy efficiency project serving the municipal government buildings of Stewart County, Tennessee, USA. Ameresco installed multiple energy conservation measures to eight local government facilities, including administrative buildings, a courthouse, and emergency medical services (EMS) facilities. The ...

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New York Property Owners & Landlords to Cut Energy by 20% by 2030

Monday 20th August 2018

A major effort is to take place by several of New York’s biggest property owners and landlords to reduce energy consumption by 20% by 2030. Urban Green Council are working with the property companies and landlords to reach the target reduction in energy, carbon emissions and costs. Urban Green’s first 80x50 Buildings ...

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Pakistan Approve Development of a National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Policy

Monday 13th August 2018

THE Board of Director (BoD) of Pakistan’s National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (NEECA) have approved the plan for the development of a National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Policy. The BoD also approved the launch of a National Energy Conservation Awards Scheme and the adoption of standard industrial classification codes by ...

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Green Financing For Polish SMEs

Monday 6th August 2018

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a loan of PLN 300 million (€71 million equivalent) to provide leasing finance to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Poland’s private sector, which will help them increase energy and resource efficiency. The funds are filtered through Millennium Leasing Sp. z ...

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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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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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Boost Energy Efficiency for Turkish SMEs

Tuesday 26th June 2018

THE EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) is providing a loan of €50 million equivalent in Turkish lira to Garanti Finansal Kiralama A.S. for on-lending to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Turkey for energy efficiency investments. The loan is extended under the third phase of the Turkey Sustainable Energy ...

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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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