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$48 Trillion Investment to Meet Energy Needs
$48 Trillion Investment to Meet Energy Needs

Friday 6th June 2014

THE International Energy Agency (IEA) has calculated that to meet the world’s growing need for energy will require more than $48 trillion in investment over the period to 2035. This gigantic amount is the conclusion of a special report on investment released this week by the IEA as part of the ...

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ACEEE Comment on EPA Proposal
ACEEE Comment on EPA Proposal

Wednesday 4th June 2014

THE American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has made a statement in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants. Steven Nadel, ACEEE executive director, stated: “Energy efficiency is the cheapest, cleanest, and most readily available energy resource to help states ...

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EBRD and IEA Combine to Improve Energy Efficiency
EBRD and IEA Combine to Improve Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 3rd June 2014

ENERGY efficiency is not only the quickest and lowest-cost way to address security and environmental issues; it is also one of the best ways to meet surging energy demand. With energy consumption growing over 5% a year in many Arab countries including the southern and eastern Mediterranean (SEMED) region, the International ...

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Climate Change Indicators in the United States
Climate Change Indicators in the United States

Monday 2nd June 2014

THE U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the third edition of a report, ‘Climate Change Indicators in the United States’ pulling together observed data on key measures of the environment. The data includes U.S. and global temperature and precipitation, ocean heat and ocean acidity, sea level, length of growing season, and ...

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Call for India's New Government to Adopt Energy Efficiency Policies
Call for India's New Government to Adopt Energy Efficiency Policies

Wednesday 21st May 2014

INDIA has a new Government, leading The Energy Resources Institute (TERI) to make energy efficiency recommendations, amongst others, for the new administration to consider. TERI state in their proposals that nergy efficiency measures can be implemented on the energy supply as well as demand side across the energy intensive end-use consuming ...

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IEA - Action Needed on Energy Efficiency
IEA - Action Needed on Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 20th May 2014

THE International Energy Agency (IEA) yesterday released two guides aimed at helping countries around the world develop ambitious energy efficiency policies. The two guides is designed to show policy makers, analysts and statisticians how to better track and use data on the so-called hidden fuel. Measuring energy efficiency is not always easy: ...

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Electricity Could Replace Oil as the Fuel of the Century
Electricity Could Replace Oil as the Fuel of the Century

Monday 19th May 2014

ELECTRICITY will increasingly power the world's economies in the 21st century, rivalling oil as the dominant energy carrier, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency. The report also states that actively managing this transformation is the only way to ensure global energy security and climate goals are economically ...

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US Could Soon Use Nearly 100% Renewable Energy
US Could Soon Use Nearly 100% Renewable Energy

Wednesday 14th May 2014

THE U.S. can quickly transition to nearly 100% renewable energy, phasing out coal and nuclear power, according to a major new report from Greenpeace and the Global Wind Energy Council. The report, “Energy [R]evolution - A Sustainable USA Energy Outlook”, provides a blueprint for transforming the country’s electricity, transportation, and ...

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$60M Boost for New York Solar Energy
$60M Boost for New York Solar Energy

Wednesday 14th May 2014

NEW York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that $60 million is now available through the third round of the statewide NY-Sun Competitive PV initiative. “By supporting the growth of the solar industry in New York, our administration is taking a fundamental step in growing the State’s clean energy economy,” ...

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USDA to Help Cut Energy Costs
USDA to Help Cut Energy Costs

Monday 12th May 2014

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA has funding for rural small businesses and agricultural producers for funding to make energy efficiency improvements or to install renewable energy systems. "Developing renewable energy presents an enormous economic opportunity for rural America," Vilsack said. "This funding will help farmers, ranchers and rural ...

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Energy Costs Driving UK Businesses to Energy Saving
Energy Costs Driving UK Businesses to Energy Saving

Friday 9th May 2014

THE BBC report that according to the Carbon Trust UK business’ electricity costs have doubled over the last 10 years, driving energy efficiency to the top of many to do lists. They comment that "going green" can mean business survival let alone the impact sustainability can have on the environment. But ...

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U.S. National Climate Assesment
U.S. National Climate Assesment

Wednesday 7th May 2014

THE U.S. Global Change Research Program released the Third National Climate Assessment yesterday, the most comprehensive, authoritative, transparent scientific report on U.S. climate change impacts ever generated. The report confirms that climate change is affecting every region of the country and key sectors of the U.S. economy and society, underscoring ...

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Denmark 100% Renewable by 2050
Denmark 100% Renewable by 2050

Thursday 1st May 2014

DENMARK is trailblazing the fight against climate change with a target to meet all its energy needs from renewable sources by 2050, also requiring high standards of energy efficiency. The move make economical sense as Deutsche Welle (DW) reports the target is creating more jobs, increasing exports and reducing the country’a ...

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U.S. Loan Programme Advances Energy Efficiency
U.S. Loan Programme Advances Energy Efficiency

Monday 28th April 2014

THE U.S. Loan Program Office’s (LPO) has an impressive record. It provides finance to businesses who struggle to get loans from banks or other commercial financial sources for energy efficiency projects. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a draft loan guarantee solicitation through LPO for innovative renewable energy and energy ...

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Energy Efficiency for Future Energy Needs
Energy Efficiency for Future Energy Needs

Friday 25th April 2014

ONE of the biggest oil companies, if not the biggest, Exxon Mobil has publicly identified the best energy source for our future and they cannot drill, mine or generate it. The Houston Business Journal report the words of Ted Pirog, an energy analyst with Exxon Mobil, who plainly identifies the best ...

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Energy Efficiency Criticism for Croatia's Goverment
Energy Efficiency Criticism for Croatia's Goverment

Wednesday 23rd April 2014

CROATIAN NGO Green Action criticized the Croatian government on Earth Day for not investing enough in energy efficiency and renewable energy sources, reports dalje.com. Green Action president Bernard Ivcic said: ”The Croatian government, unfortunately, is not showing any ambition to tackle the problem of climate change; it is not investing enough ...

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Passive Buildings Could Equal Passive Norway
Passive Buildings Could Equal Passive Norway

Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Reducing the energy used by buildings is certainly a valid target for energy savers and climate change battlers, generally because many buildings are energy inefficient - hence research by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is looking at how the country’s housing stock can reduce energy demand and ...

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Kenya Can Greatly Benefit from Green Economy
Kenya Can Greatly Benefit from Green Economy

Wednesday 16th April 2014

KENYA’S transition to a green economy offers major economic benefits worth $45 billion by 2030, offering greater food security, a cleaner environment and higher productivity of natural resources. This is the conclusion of a new study launched Tuesday by the Government of Kenya and the UN Environment Programme. The study, “The ...

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Efficient and Clean Energy Needed to Fight Climate Change
Efficient and Clean Energy Needed to Fight Climate Change

Monday 14th April 2014

THE Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) revealed a report yesterday revealing a rise in global greenhouse gases emissions to unprecedented levels despite more policies aimed at reducing climate change. The report, entitled Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change, shows that emissions grew more quickly between 2000 and 2010 ...

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Austria Set Energy Efficiency Example
Austria Set Energy Efficiency Example

Thursday 10th April 2014

IN a review of Austrian energy policies the International Energy Agency (IEA) praised European country Austria for its balanced focus on energy efficiency, security of supply, and renewable energy sources. The country’s decarbonisation drive has strengthened as the economy and renewable energy use have continued to grow, while fossil fuel ...

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$393.7 Million to be Spent on Jamaican Energy Efficiency Project
$393.7 Million to be Spent on Jamaican Energy Efficiency Project

Wednesday 9th April 2014

THE Jamaican Government is to promote private sector investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency. The Government has allocated $393.7 million in the 2014/15 Estimates of Expenditure for the Energy Security and Efficiency Enhancement project, which will seek to improve energy efficiency and security in key areas of the economy. Amongst the ...

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Guyana Sets Energy Efficiency Lead
Guyana Sets Energy Efficiency Lead

Thursday 3rd April 2014

GUYANA is shaping up to set a gold standard for the Caribbean in implementing a national energy efficiency strategy to curb greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels. "Energy efficiency is the main method of fighting climate change and its impact is global since unclean energy is the main contributor," the associate ...

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College to Enjoy Major Savings from Energy Efficiency Work
College to Enjoy Major Savings from Energy Efficiency Work

Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A $5 million energy efficiency programme by New York Power Authority (NYPA) at the College at Brockport has been completed this week, which aims to save $300,000 in energy saving annually. The work has been carried out as part of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's Build Smart NY initiative which aims ...

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Europe Support Kenya's Wind Power
Europe Support Kenya's Wind Power

Monday 31st March 2014

EUROPE’S long-term lending institution, the European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to provide €200m to support the Lake Turkana Wind Power project, sub-Saharan Africa’s largest wind power project. The €620 million (Ksh70 billion) scheme will transform supply of renewable energy in East Africa and benefit from additional financial support from ...

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Municipalities Receive Grants for Energy-Saving Projects
Municipalities Receive Grants for Energy-Saving Projects

Wednesday 26th March 2014

23 Connecticut municipalities have been recognized during a ceremony at the State Capitol for their participation in the statewide Clean Energy Communities program. The program is past of the Energize Connecticut initiative that incentivizes cities and towns to support energy efficiency and renewable energy.   Municipal leaders from the communities were joined by ...

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