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EBRD Energy Efficiency Funding Boost for Turkey's Businesses
EBRD Energy Efficiency Funding Boost for Turkey's Businesses

Monday 24th December 2012

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is further aiding Turkey to improve its energy efficiency and create a low carbon economy through a finance package worth €50 million. The EBRD is providing the funding through the Finansbank for on-lending to private companies investing in industrial energy efficiency, renewable energy, ...

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Craft Brewery Benefits from Energy Efficiency Upgrades
Craft Brewery Benefits from Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Friday 21st December 2012

THE Two Roads Brewing Company in Stratford, U.S.have received the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund’s Energy Efficiency Leadership Award for their efforts in improving energy efficiency and environmental awareness. Two Roads, a craft brewery, benefited from the Energy Efficiency Fund’s program, Energy Conscious Blueprint. Via this program Two Roads upgraded their energy ...

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New U.S. Act to Push Energy Efficiency in Federal Facilities
New U.S. Act to Push Energy Efficiency in Federal Facilities

Thursday 20th December 2012

U.S. President Barack Obama this week signed a handful of energy efficiency provisions into law. The American Energy Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act is the legislative mechanism to drive energy efficiency actions within governmental agencies. The Act will promote energy efficiency across federal facilities, including installing advanced energy monitoring. The act will also ...

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Indian Government's Most Energy Efficient Building
Indian Government's Most Energy Efficient Building

Wednesday 19th December 2012

THE Government of India’s most energy efficient building for 2012 is the Ambala divisional railway building in the northern state of Haryana. The Indian Union Ministry of Power honored the Senior Electrical Engineer R K Gupta for his efforts and success in greatly improving the energy efficiency in the building.

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Energy Efficiency Funding for New Mexico
Energy Efficiency Funding for New Mexico

Tuesday 18th December 2012

THE New Mexico Bank & Trust and the BluePath Finance LLC have teamed up offering finance for energy efficiency technology upgrades for businesses, non-profits and the public sector. BluePath specialize in providing funding for the installation of energy efficiency technology, with a lot of the saving made through the technology covering ...

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London's Buildings Continue Energy Efficiency Upgrade
London's Buildings Continue Energy Efficiency Upgrade

Monday 17th December 2012

THE Mayor of London’s RE:FIT program is set to enter its second phase - with millions of pounds due to be spent upgrading around 400 public buildings in the UK’s capital. Law courts, libraries and schools will be amongst the facilities that will be retrofitted with energy efficiency technology, saving costs ...

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Businesses 'Sleep' While Resources Dwindle
Businesses 'Sleep' While Resources Dwindle

Friday 14th December 2012

MANY Companies remain unprepared for the effects of dwindling natural resources, according to new research from the Carbon Trust.  The study, amongst 475 senior executives in Brazil, China, Korea, UK and USA, shows that many are not prepared to look at the issue of resource shortages now and believe they will ...

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Guam's Red Cross Office Saves Through Energy Efficiency
Guam's Red Cross Office Saves Through Energy Efficiency

Thursday 13th December 2012

THE Pacific Island of Guam’s Energy Office yesterday inspected the energy efficiency measures taken by the American Red Cross in their offices in the island capital Haganta. The walk-through looked at the installed energy efficiency technologies, which have already seen the building enjoying energy and the resultant cost savings over the ...

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Big Business Set the Lead in Clean Energy
Big Business Set the Lead in Clean Energy

Wednesday 12th December 2012

CLIMATE change and energy efficiency maybe on the minds of world leaders at COP18 and in national parliaments but a new report shows it is business that is taking action. The new report from Calvert Investments, Ceres and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) titled: “Power Forward: Why the World’s Largest Companies ...

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RBS Set Up £200M Energy Efficiency Fund
RBS Set Up £200M Energy Efficiency Fund

Tuesday 11th December 2012

THE UK’s Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has launched a Carbon Reduction Fund so businesses can access low cost loans to improve energy efficiency. The £200 million ( $320 million) fund can offer lower cost finance as it is backed by the UK government’s Funding and Lending scheme’s low lending rates. ...

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Andhra Pradesh to Set Mandatory Energy Efficiency Code
Andhra Pradesh to Set Mandatory Energy Efficiency Code

Monday 10th December 2012

TO produce substantial energy savings India’s Andhra Pradesh state government’s Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) for commercial buildings will become mandatory after January 2013. The code means that if a planned commercial building has a capacity of 100 kilowatts, energy saving strategies, measures and technology needs to be implemented, along ...

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Energy Efficiency Vital for Our Future - Fatih Birol
Energy Efficiency Vital for Our Future - Fatih Birol

Friday 7th December 2012

IN an interview this week with EurActiv the International Energy Agency’s Chief Economist, Fatih Birol. explained how energy efficiency is vital for a reduction in global CO2 emissions. He actually referred to energy savings as one of the “few valuable options” left for mankind, particularly without any global climate agreement before 2020 ...

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U.S. Bipartisan Effort to Improve Federal Building Energy Efficiency
U.S. Bipartisan Effort to Improve Federal Building Energy Efficiency

Thursday 6th December 2012

THE U.S. is slowly accepting man made global warming, as is exemplified by efforts of a Republican and a Democrat in working together on improving energy efficiency in federal buildings. Republican Cory Gardner and Democrat Peter Welch are forming a bipartisan caucus in the U.S. Congress in an effort to ensure ...

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LED Lighting a Major Factor in Combatting Climate Change
LED Lighting a Major Factor in Combatting Climate Change

Tuesday 4th December 2012

ELECTRONICS giant Philips hailed the governments and businesses at COP18, the UN Climate Change Conference in Doha, to adopt energy efficient lighting to lower costs, improve competitiveness and reduce emissions. Eric Rondolat, CEO of Philips Lighting commented: “LED lighting is a technology innovation that enhances efficiency and brings substantial savings. These ...

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Michigan Push Energy Efficiency
Michigan Push Energy Efficiency

Friday 30th November 2012

STATE Governor of Michigan Rick Snyder in an address this week put energy efficiency at the center of the U.S. state’s energy policy. Snyder called for longer term, adjustable strategies to secure the State’s future energy needs and protect its natural environment. He stated in his address that energy efficiency is ...

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UK Proposal to Cut Energy Use
UK Proposal to Cut Energy Use

Thursday 29th November 2012

Proposals to dramatically reduce electricity demand across the whole UK economy will be published by the Government today. Cutting the amount of electricity used in Britain’s homes, businesses and industry can be much cheaper than paying firms to supply it; saving money through lower bills and reducing the need for new ...

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Australian Sawmill Investing in Energy Efficiency
Australian Sawmill Investing in Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 28th November 2012

AN Australian sawmill is aiming to reduce carbon emissions by almost 36 percent through investing millions in energy efficiency equipment and technology. The Bombala Times of New South Wales reports on local business Dongwha Timbers sawmill, which is benefitting from an AUS$8.2 million grant from the Australian Government’s Clean Technology Investment Program. The ...

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EBRD Energy Efficiency Funding in Belarus Businesses
EBRD Energy Efficiency Funding in Belarus Businesses

Tuesday 27th November 2012

THE European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) are providing an initial $4 million of energy efficiency funding for Belarus’ industry and small to medium businesses. Industry and commerce in Belarus is energy intensive and the finance aims to help the country reduce energy consumption, and cutting carbon emissions. The initial loan ...

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Thailand Looks to Introduce Green Building Certification and Codes
Thailand Looks to Introduce Green Building Certification and Codes

Tuesday 20th November 2012

$13 billion over two decades may be needed by Thailand’s energy efficiency and green construction sector, this conclusion comes after a report on energy efficiency spending between 2003 and 2011. Currently the sector is anticipating the positive effect of energy efficiency, green building standards and certification which will drive growth in ...

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Chicago Harbour Awarded for Energy Efficiency
Chicago Harbour Awarded for Energy Efficiency

Monday 19th November 2012

THE Chicago Park District have received a major sustainability award for running the worlds most energy efficient and green marina. The Chicago Park District manage the largest municipal park area in the U.S., and opened the 31st Street Harbor in May at a cost of $103 million. Michael Kelly, Chicago Park District ...

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Jamaica's ESCO Project
Jamaica's ESCO Project

Friday 16th November 2012

THE Jamaican Minister of Labour and Social Security, Derrick Kellier, said improving the island state’s energy efficiency is vital to achieving savings in energy costs of around $10.4 million monthly. Kellier made the statement this week during the launch of the ‘Developing an Energy Services Company (ESCO) in Jamaica’ project, which ...

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UK Energy Efficiency Strategy
UK Energy Efficiency Strategy

Wednesday 14th November 2012

A CHANGE in energy use in the UK and investment in energy efficiency would increase jobs and could save the equivalent energy produced by 22 power stations by 2020. That is the conclusion of the UK Government’s Energy Efficiency Strategy published yesterday, which looks to change the way we use energy ...

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IEA Calls for Efforts on Energy Efficiency
IEA Calls for Efforts on Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 13th November 2012

THE world’s politicians and other policy makers have been urged by the International Energy Agency (IEA) to concentrate on energy efficiency to combat climate change. Yesterday the IEA released the 2012 World Energy Outlook, annually released providing a report on the global situation with forecasts of energy trends until 2035 along ...

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Energy Efficiency Investment Best for Growth
Energy Efficiency Investment Best for Growth

Monday 12th November 2012

A REPORT from the UK’s Consumer Focus reveals that linking carbon taxes to energy efficiency programmes is an excellent way to boost economic growth, job creation and combating climate change. The report estimates that in the UK alone increasing energy efficiency investment would create 71,000 jobs by 2015, rising to 130,000 ...

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10 Billion EBRD Funding for Energy Efficiency and Renewables
10 Billion EBRD Funding for Energy Efficiency and Renewables

Friday 9th November 2012

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announced this week that since 2006 they have invested €10 billion (over $13 billion) in energy efficiency and sustainable energy. The Bank’s Sustainable Energy Initiative (SEI) was set up in 2006 and has funded 552 energy efficiency and sustainable energy programs and schemes ...

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