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National Energy Efficiency Advocacy Plan for Canada
National Energy Efficiency Advocacy Plan for Canada

Thursday 19th September 2013

THE Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance (CEEA) has released its white paper to outline its priorities for future energy efficiency efforts in Canada. The paper, 'Priorities for Energy Efficiency Market Development', is CEEA’s National Advocacy Plan. It is designed to help advance energy efficiency by proposing tangible, implementable solutions to current ...

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WEC Report Reveals Energy Efficiency Improvements Need to Improve
WEC Report Reveals Energy Efficiency Improvements Need to Improve

Wednesday 18th September 2013

THE World Energy Council (WEC) reveal that more still needs to be done to unlock the potential of energy efficiency to deliver energy and carbon savings across the globe. This message comes from the findings of a report to be published next month by the WEC and ADEME, the French environment ...

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Euro 40M Energy Efficiency and Renewables Boost for India
Euro 40M Energy Efficiency and Renewables Boost for India

Tuesday 17th September 2013

THE European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €40 million long-term loan to SREI Infrastructure Finance Limited (SREI) of India, with the main purpose of financing investments that will help to mitigate climate change in India. The loan will be supported by the Italian Export Credit Agency SACE S.p.A. This ...

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Energy Efficiency Technology Boost in New York State
Energy Efficiency Technology Boost in New York State

Monday 16th September 2013

THE New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) have announced that it is making $3.3 million available for energy efficiency projects in commercial and institutional buildings. The program has been developed to accelerate the adoption and utilization of commercially available energy-saving and load management technologies and strategies. This funding opportunity, ...

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UK Cities Focus on Energy Efficiency but More Needed
UK Cities Focus on Energy Efficiency but More Needed

Friday 13th September 2013

THE UK’s major city authorities all plan to improve the energy efficiency of their buildings and infrastructure, but a new study reveals a chasm of difference in climate change preparedness. A study by scientists from Newcastle University discovered that all the local authorities from the 28 that were studied and contacted ...

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Energy Savings for Scotland's Butchers
Energy Savings for Scotland's Butchers

Thursday 12th September 2013

A NEW guide to help Scotland’s butchers save energy and hence money is available from Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and the Carbon Trust Scotland (CTS). QMS state in the guide, “The Scottish Butchers’ Guide to Saving Energy”, that the average Scottish butcher could see savings of £720 per year by taking ...

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Energy Efficiency Brings Added Bonuses
Energy Efficiency Brings Added Bonuses

Wednesday 11th September 2013

Energy efficiency reduces the use of fossil fuels and emissions of greenhouse gases, but it affects societies in many other ways which the IEA calls the multiple benefits of energy efficiency. IEA (International Energy Agency) analysis suggests that these extra gains appear in five key categories: economy-wide impacts such as job ...

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EIB Support for Energy Efficiency in Czech Republic
EIB Support for Energy Efficiency in Czech Republic

Tuesday 10th September 2013

THE European Investment Bank (EIB) has extended two intermediated loans combined with EU grant subsidies to support energy efficiency promoted by SMEs and Mid-Cap companies in the Czech Republic. Both loans are expected to benefit from the new SME Energy Efficiency Window with a view to supporting energy efficiency and renewable ...

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Survey Reveals Future Investment in Energy Efficiency to Grow
Survey Reveals Future Investment in Energy Efficiency to Grow

Monday 9th September 2013

THE new Schneider Electric Survey, reveals that 43% of energy leaders say their investment in energy efficiency next year is projected to be more than it was last year. While 22% said their projected investment would stay the same, only 10% reported their investment would be less than last year. The ...

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Loans for SMEs for Energy Efficiency Projects
Loans for SMEs for Energy Efficiency Projects

Friday 6th September 2013

A NEW finance facility has been launched to help UK SMEs to fund energy efficiency solutions, saving energy, costs and greenhouse gas emissions. ReEnergise SmartEnergy Finance has been launched this week by independent and specialist financial services company ReEnergise Finance, and is a dedicated commercial funding facility for SMEs for energy ...

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UK Businesses Concerned by Energy Market Reform
UK Businesses Concerned by Energy Market Reform

Thursday 5th September 2013

THREE quarters of UK businesses are worried about the impact Electricity Market Reform (EMR) will have on their business according to new research by utility npower. The Reform has been sparked by energy generating plant closures due over the next decade and hence the need for hefty capital investment of £110 ...

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Inbalance Between EU Energy Efficiency Targets and Member States
Inbalance Between EU Energy Efficiency Targets and Member States

Wednesday 4th September 2013

27 national reports assessing national energy efficiency policies in every EU Member State have now been published as part of the Energy-Efficiency-Watch project. The reports are based on the screening of the National Energy Efficiency Action Plans (NEEAPs) as well as an expert survey, involving about 750 experts, on the implementation ...

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Cash for Office Energy Efficiency Upgrades
Cash for Office Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Tuesday 3rd September 2013

THE State Government of Victoria, Australia, is to hand out AUS$3.59 million in grants to help improve the energy efficiency of Victoria’s commercial office buildings. The Coalition Government’s 'Smarter Resources Smarter Business – Energy Efficient Office Buildings' program aims to increase business productivity and reduce costs for building owners across Victoria ...

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Kazakhstan Adopt Energy Efficiency Program
Kazakhstan Adopt Energy Efficiency Program

Monday 2nd September 2013

KAZAKHSTAN is implementing the Energy Efficiency-2020 program according to a report by Azernews. The decision was made at a government meeting chaired by Prime Minister Serik Akhmetov, who stated that the Kazakh President wishes to reduce the country’s energy use by 10 percent annually through to 2015. Vice Minister of Industry and ...

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CBI Calls for Big Push on Energy Efficiency
CBI Calls for Big Push on Energy Efficiency

Friday 30th August 2013

THE Confederation of British Industry (CBI) wants a major push on energy efficiency, urging the UK Government to streamline policies and for companies to step up action on energy efficiency. The CBI say such action will cut bottom line costs, manage risks and open up growth opportunities. In the new report, the ...

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Promotion of Energy Efficiency for Indian Industry
Promotion of Energy Efficiency for Indian Industry

Thursday 29th August 2013

THE Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) have signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) to advance energy efficiency and energy management. The MoU is between the FICCI, consultancy EESL and Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) of Germany. The three will examine the viability of energy efficiency projects, ...

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Ireland Needs to Address Public Building Energy Efficiency
Ireland Needs to Address Public Building Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 27th August 2013

THE Irish Times report the claim by Friends of the Earth Dublin that Ireland’s Government could save €200 million annually if energy efficiency in public buildings was more thoroughly embraced. Friends of the Earth Dublin, report that “Saving public money is a government priority . . . yet ministers are silent ...

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Energy Efficiency Boost for Minnesota's Commercial and Industrial Buildings
Energy Efficiency Boost for Minnesota's Commercial and Industrial Buildings

Friday 23rd August 2013

LARGE commercial and industrial buildings in Minnesota will benefit from a state-wide $10 million energy efficiency program funded by revenue bonds through leading energy savers, the St. Paul Port Authority. St. Paul City Council approved the Port Authority to issue the bonds to finance energy efficiency projects via loans to cities ...

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Energy Efficiency Help for Australian SMEs
Energy Efficiency Help for Australian SMEs

Thursday 22nd August 2013

SMALL and medium enterprises in Australia who are looking to improve their energy efficiency are to benefit from the expansion of a 'Not for Profit' national sustainability scheme.  The Australian Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism is increasing the reach of the countries CitySwitch program to benefit more small and medium ...

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Theatre to Improve Energy Efficiency and Save
Theatre to Improve Energy Efficiency and Save

Wednesday 21st August 2013

THE Nottingham Playhouse theatre in England has been awarded almost £1 million as a grant to improve energy efficiency. The Playhouse opened in 1963 at a time when energy costs and the resultant carbon emission had little consideration in the design, making it now costly to operate. Part of the grant will be ...

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Help to Improve Energy Efficiency in U.S. Rural Businesses
Help to Improve Energy Efficiency in U.S. Rural Businesses

Tuesday 20th August 2013

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced funding for 631 projects across the nation to help agricultural producers and rural small businesses reduce their energy consumption and costs. Grant and loan funding is made available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), which is authorized by ...

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New York State Building Energy Report
New York State Building Energy Report

Monday 19th August 2013

THE New York Power Authority (NYPA) have completed a report on the energy use of New York State government buildings, providing a baseline for measuring the BuildSmart NY initiative. When fully carried out, BuildSmart NY, which will increase the energy efficiency of those building by 20 percent by 2020, will result ...

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Welsh SMEs Save with Energy Efficiency
Welsh SMEs Save with Energy Efficiency

Friday 16th August 2013

CARBON Trust Wales has announced the launch of an energy saving scheme for organisations in Wales with an annual energy spend of under £30,000. The new scheme will allow small businesses in Wales to receive all the benefits of an energy survey whilst also learning from each other by being grouped together with other organisations ...

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Energy Efficiency Grants for Christchurch Rebuilding
Energy Efficiency Grants for Christchurch Rebuilding

Thursday 15th August 2013

THE Christchurch Agency for Energy in New Zealand has established a $1.8 million fund to encourage the use of advanced energy efficiency measures and renewables in the central city rebuild. Developers of buildings inside the four avenues, around the central part of the city, can apply to the Christchurch Energy Grants ...

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Energy Efficiency on The Vegas Strip
Energy Efficiency on The Vegas Strip

Wednesday 14th August 2013

NEW LED lighting is helping Las Vegas Sands Corp. take another key step toward curbing the environmental impact at its leading resort and meeting properties. As part of its Sands ECO 360° Green Meetings program, Las Vegas Sands has completed an expansive energy-efficient LED lighting upgrade to its meeting spaces ...

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