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Major Investment For Sustainable Energy Projects Spanning 10 Countries
Major Investment For Sustainable Energy Projects Spanning 10 Countries

Monday 20th November 2017

THE Green Climate Fund (GCF) will start funding its largest climate finance investment to date following an agreement signed with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The GCF-EBRD Sustainable Energy Financing Facilities programme spans three regions and directs new climate finance flows to Armenia, Egypt, Georgia, Jordan, Republic of ...

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$12M New York State Financing for Real-time Energy Management
$12M New York State Financing for Real-time Energy Management

Friday 17th November 2017

NEW York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced this week $12 million financing to enhance energy efficiency in industrial and multifamily buildings. This expands the Real-Time Energy Management initiative launched last year to improve efficiency in commercial buildings, including office buildings, hotels, universities, hospitals and retail stores. Real-Time Energy Management ...

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A World Transforming - the IEA's World Energy Outlook 2017
A World Transforming - the IEA's World Energy Outlook 2017

Wednesday 15th November 2017

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released World Energy Outlook 2017 highlighting increases electrification of energy, ever faster deployment of renewable energy and a steady decline of the coal industry are all predicted as major shifts in the global energy scene over the next 25 years. The resurgence in oil and gas production ...

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An Increase in CO2 Emissions - Report Reveals
An Increase in CO2 Emissions - Report Reveals

Monday 13th November 2017

HIGHLIGHTING the need for greater effort to reduce energy waste and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions comes the latest figures from the Global Carbon Project. After a flattening of CO2 emissions over the last couple of years the climate is again heating up, focussing the minds of those at the UN Climate Change ...

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Loan to SKB For New Swedish Energy Efficient Buildings
Loan to SKB For New Swedish Energy Efficient Buildings

Saturday 4th November 2017

THE European Investment Bank (EIB) and SKB, Sweden’s largest non-profit private housing co-operative, signed a €56 million loan agreement to build new minimum energy apartments in the Stockholm region. This is the first time the EIB provides direct financing for energy-efficient residential buildings in Sweden, which are also known as “nearly ...

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Five New BIRD Energy Projects Announced
Five New BIRD Energy Projects Announced

Wednesday 1st November 2017

THE U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in partnership with Israel’s Ministry of Energy (MOE) and the Israel Innovation Authority announced $4.8 million for five newly selected energy projects as part of the Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Energy program. The approved projects will leverage cost-share for a total project ...

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Promotion for Indonesian Green Buildings
Promotion for Indonesian Green Buildings

Friday 27th October 2017

THE International Finance Corporation (IFC) along with the Indonesian Institute of Architects (IAI) and the Green Building Council Indonesia (GBC Indonesia) hosted a signing ceremony where CEOs from Indonesia’s top 10 architecture firms solidified their commitment to implement green building measures in their designs.   Indonesia is the fourth most populated country ...

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Green Fitness in Tajikistan
Green Fitness in Tajikistan

Monday 23rd October 2017

INTER Fitness LLC built the state-of-the-art fitness centre in Dushanbe in the capital of Tajikistan, to be not only a top class fitness centre but to be sustainably responsible. It became the first sports complex in Tajikistan to implement an advanced engineering system that is helping to reduce energy costs and ...

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UK Commits to World Leading Cost-Effective Sustainability
UK Commits to World Leading Cost-Effective Sustainability

Friday 20th October 2017

AN ambitious strategy setting out how the UK is leading the world in cutting carbon emissions, combating climate change while driving economic growth, has been published. ‘The Clean Growth Strategy: Leading the way to a low carbon future’ was released by the UK’s Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark. The blueprint ...

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

Monday 16th October 2017

A new report from Navigant Research examines the European market for energy efficient building technologies, providing market forecasts through 2026, segmented by commercial building type and new construction or retrofit spending. Advancements in intelligent building technologies are evolving toward an integrated ecosystem of components and sensors that work together as a ...

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Climate Change Funding Stimulus for Developing Economies
Climate Change Funding Stimulus for Developing Economies

Friday 13th October 2017

IFC (International Finance Corporation), a member of the World Bank Group, is joining forces with the government of Finland to stimulate private sector financing for climate-change solutions, especially in low-income countries. The Finland-IFC Climate Change Program includes a €114 million contribution from Finland, building on commitments made in the historic ...

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Kosovo Green Economy Funding Boost
Kosovo Green Economy Funding Boost

Monday 9th October 2017

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a loan of up to €2 million to Kreditimi Rural i Kosoves (KrK), the third-largest microfinance institution in Kosovo, to deepen its financing of the green economy. The funds will be on-lent to borrowers from the residential sector for investments in ...

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Governments Need to Act to Maintain Energy Efficiency Gains
Governments Need to Act to Maintain Energy Efficiency Gains

Friday 6th October 2017

ENERGY efficiency improvements over the last few years across the world are under threat if government do not keep their focus according to a new report. According to the Energy Efficiency 2017 report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) the recent acceleration in global energy efficiency gains risk slowing down if ...

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Green Buildings Vital For EBRD
Green Buildings Vital For EBRD

Monday 2nd October 2017

GREEN buildings represent a major global investment opportunity with buildings comprising the largest segment of the $231 billion energy efficiency market, an EBRD publication launched today finds. The potential is particularly large in the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s countries of operations where a high proportion of existing buildings lag ...

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New Tool for Sustainable EU Building Performance
New Tool for Sustainable EU Building Performance

Friday 29th September 2017

THE European Commission has launched the pilot phase of ‘Level(s)’, a new EU tool for sustainable buildings, which they hope will transform the building sector. It is the first tool of its kind that has been developed for use across the whole of Europe and has been launched during World Green ...

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UK Businesses Could Save £1.3bn a Year With Policy Upgrade
UK Businesses Could Save £1.3bn a Year With Policy Upgrade

Monday 25th September 2017

THE think tank, Policy Exchange, is calling on UK ministers to tackle a radical overhaul of business energy efficiency policies. The Clean Growth report reckons that UK businesses could reduce energy bills by £1.3 billion annually if a new set of energy policies were installed to encourage investment in the many ...

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Ukrainian Companies Get Funding for Energy Efficiency Technology
Ukrainian Companies Get Funding for Energy Efficiency Technology

Friday 22nd September 2017

SIX Ukrainian companies have been chosen as recipients of Climate Innovation Vouchers (CIVs), a new scheme aimed at the development and improvement of technologies reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improving energy consumption in Ukraine. Businesses and consultancies from Kiev, Dnipro and Lviv will receive vouchers worth €160,000 in total for ...

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Improvements in NYC Building Energy Efficiency
Improvements in NYC Building Energy Efficiency

Monday 18th September 2017

NEW York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced new mandates that will force building owners to make sharp reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. The new rules will compel owners to meet fossil fuel caps – requiring deeper energy efficiency upgrades on an accelerated 2030 timeframe – with sharp penalties ...

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Over 300 Companies Commit to Set Ambitious Science-Based Climate Targets
Over 300 Companies Commit to Set Ambitious Science-Based Climate Targets

Friday 15th September 2017

OVER 300 global companies have committed to set emissions reduction targets through the Science Based Targets initiative. This year, more than 90 new companies have joined, demonstrating that the private sector is committed to aligning their efforts to tackle climate change with the Paris Agreement’s goal to limit global warming ...

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EU Pushes for Further Cuts in Emissions
EU Pushes for Further Cuts in Emissions

Friday 8th September 2017

THE EU has to put forward a mid-century zero emissions strategy by 2018, Environment Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) stated yesterday. The EU’s Environment Committee agreed on a series of recommendations to EU institutions and countries ahead of the COP23 meeting next November in Bonn. They call on EU leaders ...

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Victoria State Businesses Benefit From Initiative
Victoria State Businesses Benefit From Initiative

Monday 4th September 2017

THE Australian Victoria State Government is helping businesses reduce their energy costs through a range of programs that support long term sustainability and jobs growth. The State Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today (September 4, 2017) visited logistics company Metcash, which saved $300,000 on their annual energy ...

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Nigeria's First National Building Energy Efficiency Code
Nigeria's First National Building Energy Efficiency Code

Friday 1st September 2017

NIGERIA has officially launched their first building energy efficiency code reports the Daily Trust newspaper. The programme has been formulated in conjunction with the German Development Agency (GIZ), Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP) and the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing. Speaking at the announcement event yesterday (August 31, 2017), the ...

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Shopping Centre Saves 33% With LED Lighting
Shopping Centre Saves 33% With LED Lighting

Wednesday 30th August 2017

THE Kennedy Shopping Centre in West Belfast, Northern Ireland, has made a 33% saving on their electricity costs thanks to a new energy efficient lighting upgrade. Open 26 years, the centre was using old and inefficient lighting for its foyers, basement carpark and toilets. Irish company Energia worked with the centre’s ...

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Partnership to Improve Energy Efficiency in UAE
Partnership to Improve Energy Efficiency in UAE

Friday 25th August 2017

MASDAR, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, and MDC Business Management Services (BMS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore opportunities to deliver projects that improve the energy and water efficiency of buildings and facilities in the UAE. Masdar’s specialised sustainability capabilities will be combined with the facilities management expertise ...

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Big Ben Silenced, But Will Be More Energy Efficient
Big Ben Silenced, But Will Be More Energy Efficient

Monday 21st August 2017

BRITAIN’S most photographed landmark, the iconic Elizabeth Tower, more popularly known by the name of its great bell Big Ben is to fall silent for upgrades, including improved energy efficiency. Standing at 96 metres the tower, clock and bell (the actual Big Ben) is the main focus as people look towards ...

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