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Advantages of Energy-Efficient Upgrades in U.S. Buildings, CAP Analysis Says
Advantages of Energy-Efficient Upgrades in U.S. Buildings, CAP Analysis Says

Tuesday 14th May 2019

ACCORDING to a column from the Center for American Progress, the setting of ambitious energy efficiency standards in U.S. buildings can lower energy costs for consumers, encourage job growth, and reduce energy-related pollution and carbon emissions. The Center for American Progress is an independent non-partisan organisation dedicated to improving the lives ...

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Help for Serbia to Improve its Energy Efficiency - Video
Help for Serbia to Improve its Energy Efficiency - Video

Tuesday 29th January 2019

VELIKO Gradište in northeast Serbia is home to around 17,000 people. An almost equal number of people from this small municipality live abroad, mainly in Austria and Italy, where they have moved in search of better jobs. So reports the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Bojana Gajic writes that the ...

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Support for Energy Efficiency of Buildings in the Czech Republic
Support for Energy Efficiency of Buildings in the Czech Republic

Wednesday 23rd January 2019

THE European Investment Advisory Hub will support CMZRB in designing a dedicated investment platform aiming at overcoming market barriers and stimulating more energy efficiency projects. The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Česká záruční a rozvojová banka (Czech Guarantee and Development Bank – CMZRB) have agreed that the European Investment Advisory ...

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EBRD Green Financing Reached 36% of Total Investments in 2018
EBRD Green Financing Reached 36% of Total Investments in 2018

Friday 18th January 2019

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)continues its leading role in green financing and devoted 36% of its total investments in 2018 to the green economy. They are well on the way to their target of dedicating a 40% share of investments to the green economy by 2020. The EBRD ...

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Hilton a Case Study in Energy Efficiency Strategy
Hilton a Case Study in Energy Efficiency Strategy

Tuesday 15th January 2019

THE Climate Group report that when Hilton first rolled out its corporate responsibility measurement platform in 2009, it was a strategic investment in making smarter use of energy. With more than 5,500 properties spread across 109 countries and territories, the hospitality company knew embedding energy efficiency into its business strategy would ...

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German Businesses Investing Even More in Energy Efficiency
German Businesses Investing Even More in Energy Efficiency

Friday 11th January 2019

GERMAN companies’ recent spending on energy efficiency and their plans for energy efficiency investments are higher than ever before, according to a survey conducted by Stuttgart University. The university’s efficiency index, compiled by the Institute for Energy Efficiency in Production (EEP) in collaboration with the German energy agency (Dena), the industry association BDI ...

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Energy Efficiency Upgrades Saves University Hundreds of Thousands
Energy Efficiency Upgrades Saves University Hundreds of Thousands

Thursday 10th January 2019

A post-graduate university in the UK County of Bedfordshire is set to save hundreds of thousands of pounds and significantly reduce its carbon footprint after investing in energy efficient technologies, including its very own solar farm. Cranfield University is now on track to save £329,108 annually, decrease its greenhouse gas emissions ...

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New financing for energy efficiency loans in Lithuania
New financing for energy efficiency loans in Lithuania

Friday 4th January 2019

THE European Investment Bank (EIB) and Lithuania’s Siauliu Bankas have signed a guarantee agreement to continue and renew their funding for energy efficiency renovations of Lithuanian multi-apartment buildings. The EIB will provide a EUR 30 million guarantee from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) for a portfolio of EUR 150 ...

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Energy Efficiency Better Than Renewables
Energy Efficiency Better Than Renewables

Thursday 3rd January 2019

The BBC is running an interesting report stating how energy efficiency technologies, such as LEDs, has a greater impact on energy use than renewables stating: "But if millions choose LEDs, then with a twist of the collective wrist, their efforts will make a small but significant dent in the UK's energy ...

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Podgorica To Be One Of EBRD'S Green Cities
Podgorica To Be One Of EBRD'S Green Cities

Wednesday 19th December 2018

MONTENEGRO’S capital city, Podgorica, has joined the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Green Cities taking the first steps towards improving energy efficiency in public buildings. Mayor Ivan Vuković and EBRD Head of Montenegro Jaap Sprey, signed a mandate letter committing the city to improve the sustainability and liveability ...

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Dramatically Increased Targets for New York Energy Efficiency & Storage
Dramatically Increased Targets for New York Energy Efficiency & Storage

Thursday 13th December 2018

NEW YORK Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the New York State Public Service Commission approved two initiatives to dramatically increase New York's energy efficiency and energy storage targets to combat climate change. The new energy efficiency target for investor-owned utilities will more than double utility energy efficiency progress ...

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Energy Management - The Future of FM
Energy Management - The Future of FM

Thursday 13th December 2018

On the back of rapidly evolving technologies and digital revolution across multiple industries, Facilities Management (FM) companies are now starting to go through a significant transformation to catch up with the new demands in the marketplace, such as improving energy efficiency. Competing in the industry and maintaining significance without following industry ...

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EU  - Sign Off of Three Major Clean Energy Files
EU - Sign Off of Three Major Clean Energy Files

Wednesday 5th December 2018

BY 2030, the EU will have to get 32% of its energy from renewable sources and reach an energy efficiency headline target of 32.5%. The new targets are set out in a revised directive on energy efficiency and a revised directive on renewable energy which were adopted yesterday by the ...

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Energy Efficient Products Boost in 2019
Energy Efficient Products Boost in 2019

Monday 3rd December 2018

LORD Rupert Redesdale, the head of the Energy Mangers Association (EMA) in the UK reminded all building owners and product suppliers that in April 2019, the new Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting (SECR) scheme comes into force. In a video interview with Modern Building Services (http://modbs.co.uk) he highlighted how the EMA ...

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Our Future - The Crunch 'Cop24' Conference Starts On Sunday
Our Future - The Crunch 'Cop24' Conference Starts On Sunday

Thursday 29th November 2018

AS global temperatures continue to rise, climate action is lagging and the window of opportunity is closing. On Sunday, the United Nations will kick off critical negotiations on how to address the problem collectively and urgently - energy efficiency has a significant impact on climate change. During the two-week climate change ...

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Increasing Energy Consumption Slows EU Energy Efficiency Progress
Increasing Energy Consumption Slows EU Energy Efficiency Progress

Monday 26th November 2018

PROGRESS on improving energy efficiency and increasing the use of renewable energy is slowing across the European Union, putting at risk the EU’s ability to achieve its energy and emissions reduction targets. Rising energy consumption, particularly in the transport sector, is to blame for the slowdown, according to preliminary data ...

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New Report - Net-zero Carbon Emissions Possible for Hard-to-Abate Sectors
New Report - Net-zero Carbon Emissions Possible for Hard-to-Abate Sectors

Monday 19th November 2018

IN the wake of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) urgent call for action, this new report sends a clear signal to policymakers, investors and businesses: full decarbonisation of hard-to-abate sectors is possible, making ambitious climate objectives achievable. The new report, “Mission Possible: Reaching net-zero carbon emissions from harder-to-abate ...

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EU Sets Binding Energy Efficiency & Renewable Share Targets
EU Sets Binding Energy Efficiency & Renewable Share Targets

Wednesday 14th November 2018

THE European Parliament approved a binding 2030 target on energy efficiency (32.5%) and a target for renewables (32%) that will play a crucial role in meeting the EU’s climate goals. The Parliament on Tuesday confirmed the provisional agreement reached with the European Council in June on energy efficiency, renewables and governance ...

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$13M Grant from ADB to India's EESL for Energy Efficiency Fund
$13M Grant from ADB to India's EESL for Energy Efficiency Fund

Tuesday 13th November 2018

THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) and India’s Energy Efficiency Services Ltd. (EESL) today signed a $13 million grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), for additional financing of a project that is promoting end-use energy efficiency. The grant, to be administered by ADB, is tied to the $200 million ADB-financed Demand-Side ...

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IEA - Energy Efficiency the Cornerstone for a Sustainable Energy System
IEA - Energy Efficiency the Cornerstone for a Sustainable Energy System

Monday 22nd October 2018

A GLOBAL effort to deploy the right energy efficiency policies could, on its own, see greenhouse gas emissions peak quickly and then fall even as the global economy doubles between now and 2040, according to the IEA’s (International Energy Agency) latest analysis on energy efficiency. Energy Efficiency 2018 examines the opportunities ...

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Ancient Egyptian Blue Pigment a Boost for Energy Efficiency
Ancient Egyptian Blue Pigment a Boost for Energy Efficiency

Monday 15th October 2018

RESEARCH by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the US has revealed how the ancient Egyptian Blue pigment can boost energy efficiency. Julie Chao writes explains that the colour developed by Egyptians thousands of years ago has a modern-day application as the pigment can boost energy efficiency by cooling rooftops and ...

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IPCC Call for Global Warming Increase Limit to Just 1.5°C
IPCC Call for Global Warming Increase Limit to Just 1.5°C

Monday 8th October 2018

ENERGY Efficiency is one of the major weapons to combat global warming with that battle coming into sharp focus over the weekend. The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) have changed the call for a 2°C drop in global temperatures to just 1.5°C. Cutting energy waste, reducing the CO2 emissions is ...

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ACEEE 2018 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard - Video
ACEEE 2018 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard - Video

Thursday 4th October 2018

AS the US government loosens environmental rules, states are investing more in energy efficiency and delivering increased power savings, according to the 2018 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. This 12th annual report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), released today, identifies the leaders (Massachusetts and California), the most-improved states, ...

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Paris Builds Zero Carbon Quarter
Paris Builds Zero Carbon Quarter

Tuesday 2nd October 2018

IN the 17th District of Paris, between elegant buildings and decrepit railway tracks is the transforming Clichy-Batignolles area; changing from an industrial wasteland into an ambitious eco-district. Paris wanted to make Clichy-Batignolles a model for sustainable urban development, bringing to life through this ambitions project of energy efficiency, reduction in greenhouse gas ...

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Satellite to Assess Energy Efficiency
Satellite to Assess Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 25th September 2018

E.ON is working with the European Space Agency (ESA) and Earth observation specialist Astrosat, capturing satellite imaging data to accurately identify areas across the UK where energy efficiency measures are most needed. The project will use near real-time and archived data gathered from orbiting satellites – including optical sources, thermal-infrared for ...

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