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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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Demand for Building Energy Management Systems to Double
Demand for Building Energy Management Systems to Double

Tuesday 13th August 2013

ACCORDING to a new report from Navigant Research, worldwide revenue for building energy management systems (BEMS) will reach $5.6 billion annually by 2020, more than doubling from the 2013 level. Driven by technology advances and a growing familiarity among customers as to the benefits that energy management systems provide, as they ...

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U.S. DOE Commits to Update Commercial Appliance Standards
U.S. DOE Commits to Update Commercial Appliance Standards

Monday 12th August 2013

THE US Department Of Energy has made a commitment to a timetable to update overdue National Energy-Saving Standards for widely used commercial appliances. New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, leading a coalition of 10 states and the City of New York, today announced an agreement with the U.S. Department ...

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Canada Life's Weather Shines Green
Canada Life's Weather Shines Green

Friday 9th August 2013

MORE than 60 years after it first lit up the Toronto skyline, the Canada Life Building weather beacon is getting an energy efficiency upgrade. Tomorrow and Sunday, weather permitting, the Canada Life weather beacon will convert to using light emitting diode (LED) lights to show the temperature rising and falling and ...

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NH Hotel Group's Win-Win Through Energy Efficiency
NH Hotel Group's Win-Win Through Energy Efficiency

Thursday 8th August 2013

THE NH Hoteles group has exceeded its own targets set in their 2008-2010 Strategic Environmental Plan and have received two international green awards in the process enjoying making major savings. From the inception of their Strategic Plan, NH invested more than €4 million in environmental initiatives, with 60% of this figure ...

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Municipality Borrow $3.7M for Energy Efficiency Upgrades
Municipality Borrow $3.7M for Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Wednesday 7th August 2013

THE City of Methuen in Massachusetts will borrow $3.7 million to invest in energy efficiency improvements for municipal and school buildings. The Eagle-Tribune reports that all the costs associated with the energy efficiency upgrades will be met through future energy savings over the next 15 years, estimated to be about $300,000 ...

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UC San Diego Receive $7.2M for Energy Efficiency Efforts
UC San Diego Receive $7.2M for Energy Efficiency Efforts

Tuesday 6th August 2013

THE University of California’s San Diego campus has been given $7.2 million for three years of energy efficiency efforts and upgrades from their local utility company. Utility company, San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) presented a cheque for $7.2 million, incentive money made from the amounts of $330,000 for 2010, $2.5 ...

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Upgrading Motor Controls Saves Energy
Upgrading Motor Controls Saves Energy

Monday 5th August 2013

A UK company, Cirteq, have saved £11,000 annually on energy costs by installing energy efficient technology on motors in one machine. Cirteq make circlips for the automotive, aerospace and general engineering industries, with one of the first processes being to shape and draw the raw metal wire using a machine that ...

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China Continues Heavy Investment in Energy Efficiency
China Continues Heavy Investment in Energy Efficiency

Friday 2nd August 2013

CHINA is continuing the efforts to develop clean energy and energy efficiency according to Xie Zhenhua, the Vice Director of the National Development and Reform Commission. The Asian giant’s total investment in energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emission reduction projects is expected to be around $375 billion through to 2015, with ...

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Bulgarian SMEs get 64M Euro Energy Efficiency Financing
Bulgarian SMEs get 64M Euro Energy Efficiency Financing

Thursday 1st August 2013

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is promoting energy efficiency in Bulgarian small and medium-sized enterprises by providing a line of credit to finance improvements. Three leading Bulgarian banks – Postbank, Piraeus Bank Bulgaria A.D. and United Bulgarian Bank A.D. (UBB) – are handling the funding to support the ...

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New Energy Efficiency Standards for UK Buildings
New Energy Efficiency Standards for UK Buildings

Wednesday 31st July 2013

THE UK Government announce new energy efficiency standards for non-domestic buildings which promises to cut fuel bills for large businesses by about £60k, compared to build standards before 2010. The measures will come into force in April 2014 meaning non-domestic buildings will have to include energy saving features such as energy ...

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Energy Efficiency Funding for Azerbaijani Businesses
Energy Efficiency Funding for Azerbaijani Businesses

Tuesday 30th July 2013

THE IFC (International Finance Corporation), is supporting Bank Respublika as it provides Azerbaijani businesses financing for energy saving technologies, to boost the efficiency and competitiveness. IFC, a part of the World Bank Group, signed an agreement with Bank Respublika to provide energy efficiency financing and also provide training for bank ...

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Call for Improved Energy Efficiency in Zambia
Call for Improved Energy Efficiency in Zambia

Monday 29th July 2013

A CALL for improvements in Zambia’s energy efficiency were made at the opening of the country’s 2013 Energy Week - themed ‘Energy Conservation - My Responsibility’. The Times of Zambia reports that Charles Zulu, Zambia’s Mines, Energy and Water Development Deputy Minister called for concerted efforts towards reducing the country's power ...

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Croatian Company get 9.9M Euro Energy Efficiency Loan
Croatian Company get 9.9M Euro Energy Efficiency Loan

Friday 26th July 2013

PODRAVKA, one of the largest food producers in Croatia, have received a €9.9 million loan from the EBRD to improve its energy efficiency. A press release from the company reveals: "The loan will finance investments focused on improvements in various factories and the company’s headquarters building. “This improvement of energy efficiency ...

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SPAR Slovenija get 40M Euro Energy Efficiency Boost
SPAR Slovenija get 40M Euro Energy Efficiency Boost

Thursday 25th July 2013

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supplying a loan of up to €40 million to retailer SPAR Slovenija to support further development on resource and energy efficiency. SPAR Slovenija currently operate 88 stores in the country with 2012 sales of €693 million, and is indirectly fully owned ...

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World Bank Funding for Energy Efficiency in Uzbekistan
World Bank Funding for Energy Efficiency in Uzbekistan

Wednesday 24th July 2013

Funding to improve industrial sector energy efficiency in Uzbekistan worth $100 million is being provided by the World Bank. Saroj Kumar Jha, the World Bank Regional Country Director for Central Asia and the Government of Uzbekistan signed the line of credit for additional financing to the Energy Efficiency Facility for Industrial ...

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10M Euro Energy Efficiency Boost for Romanian SMEs
10M Euro Energy Efficiency Boost for Romanian SMEs

Tuesday 23rd July 2013

ROMANIA’S small and medium sized businesses have been given a €10 million boost to invest in energy efficiency and renewable energy from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The new financing arrangement for this loan is through Romania’s UniCredit Tiriac Bank S.A. for on-lending to small and medium-sized enterprises ...

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