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Boost for Turkey's Renewable Energy Goal
Boost for Turkey's Renewable Energy Goal

Tuesday 17th February 2015

TURKEY has taken an important step towards reaching its 2023 renewable energy targets thanks to support from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).   In a move to grow the share of renewables in the country’s energy mix, increase security of energy supply and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the Turkish ...

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University Announces 1M Pound Energy Efficiency Upgrade
University Announces 1M Pound Energy Efficiency Upgrade

Monday 16th February 2015

THE University of Reading has announced a £1 million upgrade to its science labs to improve energy efficiency and cut the environmental impact of its scientific teaching and research. The investment will help the University cut its carbon emissions by more than 750 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year - enough ...

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More Money for Front-Line Care after Energy Efficiency Retrofit
More Money for Front-Line Care after Energy Efficiency Retrofit

Friday 13th February 2015

KINGSTON General Hospital (KGH), Ontario, after a $10 million, five year investment programme is now the most energy efficient acute acre hospital in Canada. Starting 2010 with a major refit to the infrastructure to cut energy costs and improve efficiency of the original buildings, then started a second project in 2013. Allan ...

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New Iniative for Retailers to Improve Energy Efficiency
New Iniative for Retailers to Improve Energy Efficiency

Thursday 12th February 2015

THE British Retail Consortium (BRC) has launched a new initiative to enable UK retailers to improve their energy efficiency; driving down business costs and reducing their environmental impact. With 25-in-5: Unlocking Energy Efficiency through Smart Regulation, the BRC aims to harness the experience, knowledge and best practices of its members, leading ...

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Funding for Rural Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects
Funding for Rural Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects

Wednesday 11th February 2015

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced yesterday that rural agricultural producers and small business owners can get help to purchase and install renewable energy systems or make energy efficiency improvements. These efforts help farmers, ranchers and other small business owners save money on their energy bills, reduce America's dependence on ...

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U.S. Government Energy Use at Record Low
U.S. Government Energy Use at Record Low

Tuesday 10th February 2015

THE U.S. Energy Department announced that more than 20 new partners have committed to improving energy efficiency across their respective building portfolios by 20% over the next ten years. These new partners, including the 6 multifamily partners announced by the White House, bring with them fresh perspective and leadership in ...

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Norway Divests from Coal
Norway Divests from Coal

Monday 9th February 2015

NORWAY has announced a total divestment from coal - the first nation to do so; providing a shot in the arm for those calling for a future without fossil fuels. In June 2014 the UN called for Norway to close down coal mining in the Arctic island group Svalbard. The Norwegian government ...

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South Africa to Battle Load-Shedding
South Africa to Battle Load-Shedding

Friday 6th February 2015

SOUTH Africa is suffering from a lack of power - a problem that has been affecting the country for a number of years - despite promises for improvement load-sheering has started and call for energy saving have intensified. Eskom, the national utility, started stage three load shedding (basically blackouts) across the ...

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Solar Energy Boost for Africa
Solar Energy Boost for Africa

Thursday 5th February 2015

THE World Bank Group announced the launch of Scaling Solar at the Powering Africa: Summit in Washington DC, aiming to create a viable market for private solar power projects in Africa The gathering saw African ministries, utility companies and the international power community come together to discuss progress and initiatives to increase ...

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Three Organisations Call for New Approach to Climate Change
Three Organisations Call for New Approach to Climate Change

Wednesday 4th February 2015

THREE major organisations have come together and called for a new approach to urban planning at the “Cities in a Changing Climate” event, recently in London. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in partnership with the Centre for Science and Policy and the Cambridge Forum for Sustainability and the ...

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The Ups and Downs of Energy Efficiency
The Ups and Downs of Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 3rd February 2015

MORE energy-efficient elevators significantly reduce the costs in a building, but building owners struggle to identify the elevator system and the savings associated, according to a new study. The study, by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), and looked at elevators and escalators, which make up 2-5% of ...

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Make Energy Efficiency UK Election Priority
Make Energy Efficiency UK Election Priority

Monday 2nd February 2015

IN a letter in yesterday’s Sunday Telegraph 80 CEOs from some of the UK’s biggest companies and organisations called for politicians to make energy efficiency big in the forthcoming election. Top professionals from IKEA, B&Q, Federation of Master Builders and Friends of the Earth were many others called for “a bold ...

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Indian Clean Energy Investment $10Bn This Year?
Indian Clean Energy Investment $10Bn This Year?

Friday 30th January 2015

CLEAN energy investments in India jumped to $7.9bn in 2014, helping the country maintain its position as the 7th largest clean energy investor in the world. The numbers, just released by research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance, show that the Indian government’s ambitious plan of 24/7 power for all Indians is ...

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For Each $1 of Solar Incentives Returns $2.46
For Each $1 of Solar Incentives Returns $2.46

Thursday 29th January 2015

PROVING the advantage of incentives for renewable energy uptake a recent survey reported that for each $1 invested in solar energy it returned $2.46 to the local economy. In 2014 Solar Washington, an educational non-profit, collected data from solar installers and manufacturers directly involved in the solar industry in Washington State, ...

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Theme Park Reduces Energy Bill & Carbon Footprint
Theme Park Reduces Energy Bill & Carbon Footprint

Wednesday 28th January 2015

A UK Theme Park, Lightwater Valley, is set to save £50,000 ($76,000) through energy saving actions and strategies. Lightwater Valley’s owners, Heritage Great Britain, turned to an energy management consultancy to audit their energy use with the aim of reducing their carbon footprint and energy use. They then took measures to ...

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$62.7M Finance for Jamaican Wind Farm
$62.7M Finance for Jamaican Wind Farm

Tuesday 27th January 2015

THE largest private sector renewable energy project in Jamaica has garnered some heavy weight financial backing, delivering $62.7 million to build a wind farm on the island. The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, with the support of the Government of Canada and along with the ...

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$48M Clean Energy Initiative for the U.S.
$48M Clean Energy Initiative for the U.S.

Monday 26th January 2015

TWO charitable bodies have combined to fund a $48 million initiative to improve energy efficiency and renewable energy in the U.S. to combat climate change and air pollution. Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Heising-Simons family announced last week the launch of a new Clean Energy Initiative to support U.S. state-based solutions that ...

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China Exceed Energy Intensity Target
China Exceed Energy Intensity Target

Friday 23rd January 2015

CHINA’S State Council has revealed that their energy efficiency target for last year was exceeded, cutting energy intensity by 4.8%. The result exceeded their target of 3.9% and the 2013 target of 3.7%. The targets were set as part of China’s target of cutting energy intensity by 2015 to 16% below ...

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Invisible Energy and Energy Efficiency
Invisible Energy and Energy Efficiency

Thursday 22nd January 2015

A NEW report reckons that although many UK businesses are saving big through energy efficiency and localized energy generation, it is invisible - no one knows what is being saved. The new report by the UK’s Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE), titled ‘Invisible Energy’ reveals that the country's improved energy efficiency ...

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University Saves Big Through Energy Efficiency Measures
University Saves Big Through Energy Efficiency Measures

Wednesday 21st January 2015

THE energy efficiency measures at the University of Hawaii Manoa are paying off. The campus has saved more than 9% of energy costs, and $3.4 million last year alone. The savings were achieved through strategic air conditioning, lighting and building control retrofitting projects. A huge accomplishment, considering Mānoa has added ...

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IFC to Finance Renewable Energy Sources in Pakistan
IFC to Finance Renewable Energy Sources in Pakistan

Tuesday 20th January 2015

THE International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) investments in Pakistan will boost the private sector and support to tap new energy sources to ease power shortages, Jin-Yong Cai, CEO of IFC. Cai met Pakistani government leaders in Islamabad yesterday, including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Finance Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar. He said ...

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School District Save $8M Annually Through Energy Efficiencies
School District Save $8M Annually Through Energy Efficiencies

Monday 19th January 2015

THE Houston Independent School District’s (HISD) efforts to reduce energy consumption are paying dividends with a projected $8 million savings for the current fiscal year. The district’s Energy and Sustainability department credits behavioral changes, capital repairs and preventative maintenance for the reduction in costs. “We’re excited to recognize that the district’s commitment ...

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World Bank Provides $31M for Kosovo Energy Efficiency and Renewablea
World Bank Provides $31M for Kosovo Energy Efficiency and Renewablea

Friday 16th January 2015

THE World Bank is providing $31 million of finance for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in Kosovo. Kosovo’s Minister of Finance, Avdullah Hoti, and the World Bank’s Country Director and Regional Coordinator for Southeastern Europe, Ellen Goldstein, yesterday both signed agreements for the Kosovo Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Project, ...

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$100M for Brazilian Wind Power
$100M for Brazilian Wind Power

Thursday 15th January 2015

THE International Finance Corporation (IFC) released BRL 260 million ($100 million) in financing from Itaú Unibanco, a major Brazilian bank, to meet growing demand for renewable energy in Brazil. Arranged by IFC, Itaú’s loan  is part of an IFC financing package to support a plan to build over 260 MW ...

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A Solar System Installed in the U.S. Every 2.5 Minutes
A Solar System Installed in the U.S. Every 2.5 Minutes

Wednesday 14th January 2015

ACCORDING to new data from GTM Research, the U.S. solar industry completed a staggering project every two and a half minutes in 2014. According to the research the growth was led by the residential sector, where 200,000 systems were affixed to rooftops around the U.S. That's up from 50,000 residential ...

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