Energy Saving News...

News

Breaking Article - Posted 81 hrs ago

European Spending on Energy Efficient Building Technologies to Rise to $112Bn

Go to Article
Story Released 9:37pm 16/10 European Spending on Energy Efficient Building Technologies to Rise to $112Bn

Energy Saving News

Saving Energy in Small Commercial Buildings
Saving Energy in Small Commercial Buildings

Monday 22nd July 2013

BUILDING on U.S. President Obama’s Climate Action Plan the Energy Department announced an award of $10 million for six projects to help small commercial buildings save money by saving energy. These small commercial buildings are less than 50,000 square feet in size and include schools, churches, strip malls, restaurants and grocery ...

Read full article

Green Certification for Philippine's Buildings
Green Certification for Philippine's Buildings

Friday 19th July 2013

TO promote energy efficient buildings and infrastructure in the Philippines, the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence (BERDE) have launched a new rating system.  Eco-business.com report that the BERDE Green Building Rating System (GBRS) is used to monitor the environmental performance of buildings that exceed ...

Read full article

School District to get $1.64m Energy Efficiency Grant
School District to get $1.64m Energy Efficiency Grant

Thursday 18th July 2013

THE California State West Contra Costa school district is to receive $1.64 million anually for five years from a state grant to improve energy efficiency across its schools. The money will be used for energy saving projects in schools that are due for rebuilding, remodeling or repair. Using California’s Proposition 39, which ...

Read full article

Clean Energy Progress in Serbia
Clean Energy Progress in Serbia

Wednesday 17th July 2013

SERBIA plans to continue to improve energy efficiency across the country and increase the exploitation of renewable energy. Zorana Mihajlovic, Serbian Energy Minister, said at a green energy conference on Monday: “Serbia is rich in energy resources, but it has not been very efficient in exploiting them. Renewable energy sources are ...

Read full article

Energy Efficiency Funding for Turkish SMEs
Energy Efficiency Funding for Turkish SMEs

Tuesday 16th July 2013

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is aiding Turkey’s efforts to become energy-efficient with a financing facility that now totals close to half a billion euros. With a group of key partner banks, the EBRD is providing finance for on-lending to Turkey’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) wishing to ...

Read full article

Energy Efficiency in Large Firms Could Return £1.9Bn
Energy Efficiency in Large Firms Could Return £1.9Bn

Monday 15th July 2013

PROPOSALS for new energy saving assessments for larger firms in the UK have been published by the UK’S Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). These assessments, required by the new Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), will enable companies to identify opportunities to save money on energy bills through improved ...

Read full article

Is the U.S. Progressing in Energy Efficiency?
Is the U.S. Progressing in Energy Efficiency?

Friday 12th July 2013

THE United States has lagged behind the developed world in energy efficiency for a long time, are they now catching up? This is a question answered in ACEEE’s latest report. With energy efficiency taking center stage last week when President Obama announced a series of steps the administration will be taking to ...

Read full article

Empire State Building Points the Way
Empire State Building Points the Way

Thursday 11th July 2013

NEW York’s famous Empire State Building is now ‘green’ through the success of its energy efficiency retrofit programme, and is now a model for sustainability upgrades in many other buildings. The retrofit of the iconic building began in 2009 as part of the Clinton Global Initiative and has succeeded yet again ...

Read full article

Australian Fruit Growers get Energy Efficiency Grant
Australian Fruit Growers get Energy Efficiency Grant

Wednesday 10th July 2013

THE Australian Government is helping the countries fruit growers to discover energy savings across their facilities through a $636,970 (Australian) grant. The grant has been awarded to Apple and Pear Australia Limited (APAL) who will now audit fruit growers and look where costs can be cut through energy efficiency. APAL spokeswoman Annie ...

Read full article

Energy Use to Double by Mid Century
Energy Use to Double by Mid Century

Tuesday 9th July 2013

OIL giant Shell predict that over the next 50 years energy demand could increase by 80% as the population nears 9.5 billion by mid-century and the fiscal advance of emerging economies. This is the view of the future presented by Shell in their New Lens Scenarios Report entitled: ‘A Shift In ...

Read full article

Sri Lankan Hotel Group Certified for Energy Efficiency
Sri Lankan Hotel Group Certified for Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 3rd July 2013

THE Heritance Hotel group in Sri Lanka has set the lead to many other resorts in the region after being awarded ISO 5001 certification for energy efficiency. ISO 5001 states the requirements for energy efficiency, including implementing and maintaining an energy management system, which allows a systematic approach to improve energy ...

Read full article

Energy Efficiency Funding for Space Coast Businesses
Energy Efficiency Funding for Space Coast Businesses

Tuesday 2nd July 2013

BUSINESSES in Florida’s Space Coast can benefit from an energy efficiency funding program to be rolled out in August. Low-interest loans for local businesses, promising 20 percent or more savings on electric bills will be available through the Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF), a nonprofit group based in St. Lucie ...

Read full article

Energy Efficiency Key to UK's Emission Targets
Energy Efficiency Key to UK's Emission Targets

Monday 1st July 2013

ANGELA Knight of Energy UK, has flagged up areas the UK Government need to develop to get new energy efficiency schemes working and the challenges involved. Knight, the CEO of the trade body for the energy sector, said in a letter to climate change minister Greg Barker that energy efficiency needs ...

Read full article

Funding to Accelerate Demand-side Energy Efficiency
Funding to Accelerate Demand-side Energy Efficiency

Friday 28th June 2013

THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) will boost investment in end-user energy efficiency helping Asia and the Pacific tackle surging power demand and growing environmental threats from greenhouse gas emissions. Bindu N. Lohani, ADB’s Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, at the opening of the 8th Asia Clean Energy Forum in ...

Read full article

Europe and Central Asia need to Improve Energy Efficiency
Europe and Central Asia need to Improve Energy Efficiency

Thursday 27th June 2013

A FEW lessons in energy efficiency policy can go a long way in Europe and Central Asia, where despite improvements, many countries remain highly energy intensive. This is the conclusion of a World Bank Group study, “Lessons Learned From Energy Efficiency Success Cases”, which notes that measures taken by countries that ...

Read full article

Call for Better Energy Efficiency Targets for Europe's Buildings
Call for Better Energy Efficiency Targets for Europe's Buildings

Wednesday 26th June 2013

EUROPE’S Energy Efficiency Directive comes into force next year, but EurActiv report that there is now further pressure to adopt targets earlier and for reduced energy targets in Europe’s buildings. EurActiv adds that campaigners are urging policymakers to act now and tackle the huge potential for energy savings in Europe’s building ...

Read full article

Australian Cross Language Energy Efficiency Initiative
Australian Cross Language Energy Efficiency Initiative

Tuesday 25th June 2013

THE Australian Government’s Clean Energy Future (CEF) initiative is looking to promote and improve energy efficiency amongst SMEs run by entrepreneurs from non-English speaking backgrounds. A series of seminars will be run over the next few weeks to assist these small business owners to better understand the assistance available under the ...

Read full article

Large Cities Lead Way in Climate Action
Large Cities Lead Way in Climate Action

Monday 24th June 2013

THE world’s largest cities are taking action to combat the effects of climate change according to a news report. These cities are cutting their carbon footprint, reporting annual energy savings of up to $13 million, and their residents are benefitting from healthier living and better business environments according to the report ...

Read full article

Rethinking Energy Balance in Latin America and Caribbean
Rethinking Energy Balance in Latin America and Caribbean

Friday 21st June 2013

INTER-American Development Bank’s (IDB) new report Rethinking our Energy Future, reckons Latin America and the Caribbean’s renewable energy potential is more than enough to fulfill energy needs in 2050. The report argues that lower prices and new energy efficiency technologies are making renewables a viable alternative. Solar, geothermal, wave, wind and ...

Read full article

US Business $780bn Potential Savings Through Cutting Emissions
US Business $780bn Potential Savings Through Cutting Emissions

Thursday 20th June 2013

Smart companies innovate their way through business challenges. A new analysis shows they can also innovate to solve a global challenge and profit by employing clean energy measures. The 3% Solution: Driving Profits Through Carbon Reduction, released yesterday by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), provides a groundbreaking ...

Read full article

Hawaii Steps up Energy Efficiency Efforts
Hawaii Steps up Energy Efficiency Efforts

Wednesday 19th June 2013

THE U.S. State of Hawaii has revealed plans to aid in reaching the target of reducing energy consumption by 30 percent and increasing renewable energy supply by 40 percent by 2030. In July, Hawaii will launch an energy saving program in an effort to double the energy efficiency in state and ...

Read full article

Filipino Businesses and Government Urged to Improve Energy Efficiency
Filipino Businesses and Government Urged to Improve Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 18th June 2013

FILIPINO businesses and government agencies have been encouraged to invest in energy efficiency and cut energy waste and costs by the British Embassy in Manila. Chargé d’ Affaires at the Embassy, Trevor Lewis, stated that the United Kingdom is more than willing to share experience on implementing energy efficiency measures, such ...

Read full article

Energy Efficiency Increases in Importance
Energy Efficiency Increases in Importance

Monday 17th June 2013

NEW research released last week by Johnson Controls, shows energy efficiency interest rose 116 percent globally since 2010, with those who set goals making the greatest strides in reducing energy use. Momentum is also growing for green building certification and green tenant space leasing, although 22 percent cite a lack ...

Read full article

Finance for SME Energy Efficiency Improvements
Finance for SME Energy Efficiency Improvements

Friday 14th June 2013

LACK of finance should not be considered a barrier to installing energy efficiency measures or renewable technologies for businesses, according to UK utility company npower. With the current media focus on the need for increased energy efficiency to help protect the UK from a potential energy supply gap, businesses may be ...

Read full article

Energy Efficiency Finance for Jamaican Businesses
Energy Efficiency Finance for Jamaican Businesses

Thursday 13th June 2013

THE Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) is offering an energy efficiency loan for businesses to improve their bottom-line through cutting energy waste and costs. The loan will be set at eight per cent, which will help their clients to cut costs but also advance Jamaica’s target for a 30 per cent ...

Read full article