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UN Secretary General Calls for Commitments on Energy Efficiency
UN Secretary General Calls for Commitments on Energy Efficiency

Thursday 24th October 2013

UNITED Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon stated yesterday that the world is at a “tipping point,” and how it produces, distributes and uses energy will determine if sustainable development succeeds. Ban was highlighting that climate financing, in particular new public-private partnerships, increased investment and enhanced market development. “Promoting energy efficiency will realize massive ...

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EU Eastern Partnership Energy Efficiency Boost
EU Eastern Partnership Energy Efficiency Boost

Wednesday 23rd October 2013

ARMENIA, Georgia and Moldova have joined the Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership (E5P) to significantly boost their support for energy efficiency and the reduction of harmful emissions. During a pledging conference held Monday this week at the European Investment Bank (EIB) in Luxembourg, the international donor community raised ...

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EU Acknowledges Future Role of Energy Efficiency
EU Acknowledges Future Role of Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 22nd October 2013

THE draft European Parliament report on a 2030 framework for climate and energy policies, rightly acknowledges the future role of energy-efficiency policies in the 2030 climate and energy framework. The draft report produced jointly by the ENVI (environment, public health and food safety) and ITRE (industry, research and energy) committees, is ...

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Jamaica to Speed Up Public Sector Energy Efficiency
Jamaica to Speed Up Public Sector Energy Efficiency

Monday 21st October 2013

THE Jamaican Government is looking to speed-up the provision of energy saving solutions under the Public Sector Energy Efficiency and Conservation programme. Jamaica’s Principal Director in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Fitzroy Vidal, said that work under the programme is “fairly advanced.” “We are going to do as much ...

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Energy Efficiency and Green Industry Top Agenda
Energy Efficiency and Green Industry Top Agenda

Friday 18th October 2013

GREEN industry and energy efficiency are at the core of sustainable industrial development, said participants at an international conference that opened in Seoul today. The one-day event was organized by the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE), the Korea Energy Management Corporation (KEMCO) and the United Nations ...

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Energy Efficiency a Fuel
Energy Efficiency a Fuel

Thursday 17th October 2013

THE scale of global investment in energy efficiency and its contribution to energy demand are as significant as those of other developed supply-side resources according to a new report. The International Energy Agency (IEA) yesterday unveiled the inaugural Energy Efficiency Market Report which for the first time describes the wide range ...

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Energy Efficiency Technology Boost for Belarus
Energy Efficiency Technology Boost for Belarus

Wednesday 16th October 2013

ENERGY efficiency equipment worth €4 million will be delivered to Belarus, the Head of the EU Delegation to Belarus, Maira Mora revealed to BelTA yesterday. The equipment will be supplied under the EU’s project “Support in the field of norms and standards related to energy efficiency of consumer goods and industrial products”, and ...

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Building Energy Efficiency In Asia
Building Energy Efficiency In Asia

Tuesday 15th October 2013

BUILDING owners in Asia markets are motivated by savings and government programs to drive energy efficiency decisions, according to the 2013 Energy Efficiency Indicator (EEI) study by Johnson Controls. The survey revealed a 10 percent increase in interest in energy efficiency since 2010 in Asia, and a lack of capital and ...

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Energy Efficiency Saves NY Schools $37M Annually
Energy Efficiency Saves NY Schools $37M Annually

Monday 14th October 2013

THE New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Energy Services for Schools Program has saved school districts roughly $37 million dollars in energy costs annually. The NYPA revealed the success of their program to highlight the significant economic and environmental benefits from increased investments in energy efficiency and clean energy technologies at public ...

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UK On Shaky Track to Energy Targets
UK On Shaky Track to Energy Targets

Friday 11th October 2013

THE UK Government claims the country is on track to reduce emissions by 34% by 2020 due to Government reforms towards a low-carbon economy, despite disputes over energy policy. UK Secretary of State, Edward Davey, yesterday revealed the Government’s assessment of progress made in reducing emissions across each sector of the ...

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EU States Need to Keep Up Energy Efficiency Efforts
EU States Need to Keep Up Energy Efficiency Efforts

Thursday 10th October 2013

EUROPEAN Union States have had mixed progress in achieving three climate and energy targets for 2020 according to a new report. These findings come from new European Environment Agency (EEA) assessments, and are published in their report 'Trends and projections in Europe 2013'. The report examines EU progress in meeting energy efficiency ...

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Property Firm Sponda Hit Energy Saving Targets
Property Firm Sponda Hit Energy Saving Targets

Wednesday 9th October 2013

FINNISH property investment company Sponda Plc achieved reduction in energy consumption throughout its properties The energy consumption of the properties included in Sponda's Energy Efficiency Program has decreased in line with previously set targets. Sponda also expects its future targets for reducing the ecological footprint of its business premises to ...

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U.S. ESCO Market to Reach $8.3 Billion
U.S. ESCO Market to Reach $8.3 Billion

Tuesday 8th October 2013

ACCORDING to a new report, Navigant Research concludes that growth in the U.S. ESCO market will see annual revenue grow from $4.9 billion in 2013 to almost $8.3 billion in 2020. Eric Bloom, Senior Research Analyst with Navigant Research stated:  “Difficulties imposed on key customer segments, such as municipalities, by weak economic ...

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LED Retrofit for Dubai Municipality
LED Retrofit for Dubai Municipality

Monday 7th October 2013

MORE than 260 of Dubai’s municipal buildings will be retrofitted with energy-efficient LED lighting, saving at least 50% on the municipality’s lighting energy bill. The Khaleej Times reports that officials predict a 10.5GWh saving per year, delivering a reduction of 6,200 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually. The retrofits will take over three ...

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Smart Lights for Crossmolina, Ireland
Smart Lights for Crossmolina, Ireland

Friday 4th October 2013

IRISH Energy Minister, Pat Rabbitte, switched on smart street lighting in the town of Crossmolina in County Mayo yesterday. Crossmolina was picked as a pilot town to test a new public lighting initiative, in a first-of-its-kind venture for Ireland. The target is for long term savings for the town and Mayo ...

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IEA Urge Improved Energy Efficiency for SE Asia
IEA Urge Improved Energy Efficiency for SE Asia

Thursday 3rd October 2013

THE International Energy Agency (IEA) yesterday called for Southeast Asian countries to take "serious action" to improve energy efficiency due to their fast growing energy consumption. The rapidly rising energy use in the region is leading to a sharp rise in the region’s dependence on oil imports and a reduction in ...

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Kosovo Receives Energy Efficiency Funding Boost
Kosovo Receives Energy Efficiency Funding Boost

Wednesday 2nd October 2013

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is launching the Kosovo Sustainable Energy Projects Framework (KoSEP), with €12 million finance and €3 million from the EU Office in Kosovo. The framework has been designed to encourage small and medium-sized enterprises to invest in energy efficiency technology and the rational use ...

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Green Financing for Sri Lanka
Green Financing for Sri Lanka

Tuesday 1st October 2013

PAN Asia Bank has entered into an agreement with the Global Climate Partnership Fund (GCPF) to raise $20 million through a seven year unsecured loan in Sri Lanka, reports The Island. The funds raised will be utilized to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy projects which would support the post conflict ...

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Energy Efficient Buildings Standards for Scotland
Energy Efficient Buildings Standards for Scotland

Monday 30th September 2013

NEW buildings in Scotland are to be more energy efficient when changes to the building standards come into effect in 2015, the Scottish Minister for Planning, Derek Mackay announced last week. From October 2015, improvement to new buildings will reduce carbon dioxide emissions compared to the current levels. These measures will ...

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US Manufacturers Save $1 Billion Through Energy Efficiencies
US Manufacturers Save $1 Billion Through Energy Efficiencies

Friday 27th September 2013

THE U.S. Energy Department today recognized more than 120 manufacturers that are making smart investments to save on energy costs, cut greenhouse gas emissions and improve their bottom lines. The recognition supports the current administration’s efforts to double energy productivity by 2030 and help businesses save money and energy. Through the U.S.’s ...

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Bosnia Herzegovina Look to Improve Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings
Bosnia Herzegovina Look to Improve Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings

Thursday 26th September 2013

THE Bosnia Herzegovina Environmental Fund and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has signed an agreement to improve energy efficiency in the country’s public buildings. The two organizations are planning to implement an energy management and audit system in 400 buildings throughout the republic, including education institutions, hospitals, municipal administration buildings ...

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Bahrain and World Bank set Energy Efficiency Program
Bahrain and World Bank set Energy Efficiency Program

Wednesday 25th September 2013

THE Government of Bahrain and the World Bank signed an agreement for an Energy Efficiency Implementation Program yesterday. The Program aims to provide support to the Government to address the challenge of curbing energy demand in the country over the next three years, which has one of the highest energy ...

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Oil Company's LED Switch Over to save $6M in Two Years
Oil Company's LED Switch Over to save $6M in Two Years

Tuesday 24th September 2013

AN annual saving of $6 million through swapping out incandescent lighting with LED lighting over the next two years is forecast for Petroleum Development Oman (PDO). The Oman Daily Observer reports that around 300,000 incandescent bulbs and lamps will be replaced with LED alternatives. The LED's consume up to 70% less ...

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Singapore Cranks Up Energy Efficiency Improvement
Singapore Cranks Up Energy Efficiency Improvement

Monday 23rd September 2013

SINGAPORE’S Environment and Water Resources Minister Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan stated yesterday that energy efficiency has overtaken sustainable water supply as a critical concern for the republic. He said: “What has really happened globally is the substitution of one critical vulnerability - water - with another critical vulnerability - energy, simply because ...

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U.S. City Energy Efficiency Scorecard
U.S. City Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Friday 20th September 2013

THE American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has released the 2013 City Energy Efficiency Scorecard, a report that ranks 34 of the most populous U.S. cities. The scores were based on policies to advance energy efficiency. The report includes recommendations and strategies for all cities to lower energy use. ACEEE ...

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