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Ukraine's Decision Makers to Learn about Energy Efficiency
Ukraine's Decision Makers to Learn about Energy Efficiency

Friday 15th February 2013

UKRAINIAN political and business decision-makers are being invited to a “Training in Energy Efficiency” (TrEff) program. The international program is being run by the Renewables Academy (RENAC), and is being sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) as part of its Energy Efficiency Export Initiative. The first seminar ...

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Energy Efficiency in the State of the Union Address
Energy Efficiency in the State of the Union Address

Wednesday 13th February 2013

ENERGY efficiency was aired in President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, stressing the importance of improvement. Obama said: “I’m also issuing a new goal for America: let’s cut in half the energy wasted by our homes and businesses over the next twenty years. “We’ll work with the states to do ...

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Energy Efficiency Summit for Pacific Islands
Energy Efficiency Summit for Pacific Islands

Monday 11th February 2013

THE New Zealand Government and the European Union are combining to hold the Pacific Energy Summit with the aim of progressing energy efficiency and renewable energy for Pacific Island Countries. The Summit will be hosted in Auckland, New Zealand, from 25-27 March, and will look to help Pacific countries and territories ...

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Focus on Energy Efficiency more than Renewables
Focus on Energy Efficiency more than Renewables

Thursday 7th February 2013

ULSTER University, Northern Ireland, have submitted evidence to the policy makers that energy efficiency should take the focus rather than renewable energy. The evidence, gathered from a European Regional Development Fund project, was presented to an All Party Parliamentary Group for Excellence in the Built Environment’s (APPGBE) inquiry by a research ...

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A Good Green Deal for Businesses
A Good Green Deal for Businesses

Tuesday 29th January 2013

YESTERDAY the Green Deal was launched in the UK and it isn’t just for households as it also applies to businesses - enabling them to finance energy efficiency upgrades. All types and sizes of businesses can have an individual energy efficiency package and one that suits the needs of a particular ...

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Call for Greater Investment in Clean Energy
Call for Greater Investment in Clean Energy

Tuesday 15th January 2013

Yesterday, during the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), energy and finance leaders met to discuss ways to encourage greater private sector investment in clean energy projects. The discussion included renewable energy and low-carbon, climate friendly projects and how they can be a tactic to mitigate climate change and diversify the global ...

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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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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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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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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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UK Climate Change Funding for Developing Nations
UK Climate Change Funding for Developing Nations

Wednesday 5th December 2012

THE UK is to provide £150 million in sustainable financing to developing countries to enable them to better combat climate change. The announcement was made yesterday by UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey when he arrived in Doha for the final week of the UN climate ...

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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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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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Carbon Pricing Producing Positive Effects
Carbon Pricing Producing Positive Effects

Friday 23rd November 2012

AUSTRALIA’S and New Zealand’s largest public listed companies are happier with carbon pricing and are taking more action on energy efficiency than they were in 2011. The Carbon Disclosure Project Australia and New Zealand Climate Change Report 2012, which was written by Deloitte Australia, revealed a 12 percent increase amongst the ...

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Economic Sense of Incentives for Energy Efficiency
Economic Sense of Incentives for Energy Efficiency

Thursday 22nd November 2012

A NEW report from BlueGreen Canada entitled ‘More Bang for our Buck’ explains how the country can create more jobs while cutting harmful emissions. The report claims that Canada’s increasing reliance on oil sands, including the tax incentives given to the gas and oil sectors, is not the best long term ...

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Business Leaders Call for Binding EU Energy Efficiency Targets
Business Leaders Call for Binding EU Energy Efficiency Targets

Wednesday 21st November 2012

REUTERS report that business leaders want the European Union (EU) to set a new binding energy efficiency target. The group went public to ignite a discourse of sustainability aims for 2030, with the European Commission (EC) due soon to issue green policy documents. The group of executives sent a letter yesterday to ...

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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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President Obama Will Tackle Climate Change
President Obama Will Tackle Climate Change

Thursday 15th November 2012

A WEEK after winning another four years in office, U.S. President Barack Obama held his first press conference and declared his support to combat climate change. A question from New York Times journalist Mark Landler focused on how the President would ‘tackle climate change’. As a politician it may be that Obama ...

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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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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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Health Authority Saves Through Energy Efficiency
Health Authority Saves Through Energy Efficiency

Thursday 8th November 2012

THE National Health Service covering the south west Scottish Area of Ayrshire and Arran has made substantial energy savings and reductions to their carbon emissions across their facilities since 2011. Cost saving estimated to be about £250,000 ($400,225) by taking several energy efficiency and energy saving steps. They replaced inefficient internal ...

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Not Enough Spent on Energy Efficiency Innovation and Research
Not Enough Spent on Energy Efficiency Innovation and Research

Tuesday 30th October 2012

NOT enough is being done to develop energy efficient buildings, appliances and cars to combat climate change according to the latest research. The research by the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia published in Nature Climate Change discovered that double the amount of effort is ...

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