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Londoners Could Save Big by Cutting Shower Time
Londoners Could Save Big by Cutting Shower Time

Monday 2nd November 2015

Londoners could save £60 million off their annual energy bills by reducing shower time by a minute. If people in London reduced the time spent in the shower they could also reduce their water use by nearly 3,000 litres per year. By using water and energy-saving freebies and following simple advice, ...

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Restaurant Group Recognised for Energy Efficiency
Restaurant Group Recognised for Energy Efficiency

Friday 30th October 2015

THE U.S. Arby’s Restaurant Group, has been recognised by the U.S. Department of Energy for its leadership in energy efficiency and 38% energy savings at its flagship restaurant in Atlanta. Arby’s full-scale energy use data monitoring system helps them make informed decisions about when and where to deploy various efficiency upgrades. ...

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Ninth Annual State Energy Efficiency Scorecard Released
Ninth Annual State Energy Efficiency Scorecard Released

Monday 26th October 2015

THE ACEEE (American Council for an Energy-Efficiency Economy) has released its ninth State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. The State Scorecard ranking of the states is issued annually with the support of the US Department of Energy. The ACEEE reports that energy efficiency measures continue to flourish in states across the country, with ...

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COP21 National Pledges to Slow Emissions from Energy
COP21 National Pledges to Slow Emissions from Energy

Friday 23rd October 2015

THE International Energy Agency (IEA) have released a World Energy Outlook (WEO) special briefing outlining energy sector implications of national climate pledges submitted for the upcoming climate summit in Paris. The briefing finds that if all countries meet goals outlined in their submitted pledges, known as Intended Nationally Determined Contributions ...

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Major Investment in Hydro-power Project in Georgia
Major Investment in Hydro-power Project in Georgia

Monday 19th October 2015

THE Georgian Co-Investment Fund (GCF) has announced a $723,000,000 investment in the Tskhenistskali cascade of hydro power plants (HPP) project in Georgia. The HPP will have a total installed capacity of 347.1 MW and annual generation of 1,743.7 M kWh. The project is located in Racha-Lechkhumi Kvemo Svaneti region, Lentekhi and ...

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Call for Local Governments to be Involved in Climate Change Combat
Call for Local Governments to be Involved in Climate Change Combat

Friday 16th October 2015

FOR the new global agreement on climate change to succeed, local governments must be empowered to act to accelerate national governments efforts in lowering carbon emissions according to the EU’s Committee of Regions (CoR). Just two months ahead of the climate conference in Paris CoR states that the climate agreement must ...

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Energy Efficiency Cuts Greenhouse Gases
Energy Efficiency Cuts Greenhouse Gases

Monday 12th October 2015

AHEAD of the COP21 climate negotiations in Paris in December, the new book Energy Efficiency Market Report 2015 reveals that energy efficiency improvements since 1990 in IEA member countries. The book by the International Energy Agency (IEA) reveals that these countries avoided 870 million tonnes of CO2 emissions in 2014 – ...

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Report States Turkey Must Improve Energy Efficiency
Report States Turkey Must Improve Energy Efficiency

Friday 9th October 2015

A Report from the World Bank states that if Turkey is to continue its trajectory of economic growth in a sustainable manner, energy efficiency will be of critical importance. The report further reveals that the Government of Turkey has placed energy efficiency as a key component of both its energy ...

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Renewables to Lead World Power Scene to 2020
Renewables to Lead World Power Scene to 2020

Monday 5th October 2015

RENEWABLE energy will represent the largest single source of electricity growth over the next five years, driven by falling costs and aggressive expansion in emerging economies, according to the IEA. The IEA (International Energy Agency) made the prediction in their annual market report. Pointing to the great promise renewables hold for ...

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India Sustainable Energy Plan Ahead of COP21
India Sustainable Energy Plan Ahead of COP21

Saturday 3rd October 2015

India has one of the fastest growing economies, and populations, in the world - with the population set to exceed that of China. Hence, a sustainable future is vital for the country and the world. Ahead of COP21 in Paris in December India have revealed their plan to tackle climate change, ...

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$100 Billion Yearly to Tackle Climate Change
$100 Billion Yearly to Tackle Climate Change

Monday 28th September 2015

THE 193-Member United Nations General Assembly formally adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development last Friday, along with a set of bold new Sustainable Development Goals. UN members set a goal to release $100 billion annually to tackle climate change by 2020. With the plans including plans energy efficiency improvement goals. The ...

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Energy Efficiency Lease Finance for Poland's SMEs
Energy Efficiency Lease Finance for Poland's SMEs

Friday 25th September 2015

LEASING has become an ideal way to invest in energy efficiency and sustainable energy technology as the cost savings generally cover the lease payments. With this in mind it is good news for Polish small and medium enterprises (SME) that the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a ...

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More Financial Help for Energy Efficiency Improvements
More Financial Help for Energy Efficiency Improvements

Monday 21st September 2015

70 financing institutions have pledged to increase energy efficiency investment and develop business strategies that save energy and reduce carbon emissions. The 70 institutions range from regional and microfinance institutions to national and global banks from over 20 countries have vowed to step up this specific financing. They made their pledge at ...

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Tonga Improve Energy Efficiency with Help from China
Tonga Improve Energy Efficiency with Help from China

Friday 18th September 2015

ENERGY efficient lighting and air conditioning units have been received by the Tonga government to help improve the island’s energy efficiency. The devices were supplied today with the help of the People’s Republic of China’s and will help with Tonga’s Climate Change program to reduce the reliance on imported energy sources. ...

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Call for Carrot not Stick for UK Carbon Reduction
Call for Carrot not Stick for UK Carbon Reduction

Monday 14th September 2015

THE UK government should move away from green taxes which penalise businesses and instead use tax incentives to reduce carbon according to a major new industry report published today by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation. The report, ‘The Low Carbon Economy – From Stick to Carrot’ forms EEF’s response to the review ...

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Funding for Renewables Takes Top Spot for EBRD
Funding for Renewables Takes Top Spot for EBRD

Friday 11th September 2015

34% of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (EBRD) annual investment in 2014 provided for sustainable energy and climate finance The EBRD’s engagement in support of sustainable energy has passed a new milestone: for the first time the Bank’s investments in renewables overtook those for thermal power generation. Between 2006 ...

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Tribal Lands Sustainable Energy Push to Combat Climate Change
Tribal Lands Sustainable Energy Push to Combat Climate Change

Monday 7th September 2015

THE U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a report showing that threats to tribal energy infrastructure are expected to increase as climate change impacts extreme weather conditions. Inline with this the DOE also announced a $6 million grant opportunity to establish clean energy projects and energy efficiency projects on Indian ...

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Renewable Production Costs Compete with Fossil Fuels
Renewable Production Costs Compete with Fossil Fuels

Friday 4th September 2015

THE cost of producing electricity from renewable sources has been falling for several years. A new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) reveals renewables are competing on cost of production. The report provides in detail the contrasting costs for different power generation technologies around the world and shows that renewable ...

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$1B to Mitigate Climate Change in Europe & Central Asia
$1B to Mitigate Climate Change in Europe & Central Asia

Friday 28th August 2015

ALMOST one billion dollars’ worth of climate-smart investments in Europe and Central Asia have been made in the latest fiscal year by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) The funding helps in cutting greenhouse gas emissions and increasing energy efficiency and renewable energy production to spur sustainable growth.     IFC committed ...

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China's Coal Use Drops, While Renewables Grow
China's Coal Use Drops, While Renewables Grow

Monday 24th August 2015

RECENT data reveals that China’s coal production is reducing faster than their government predicted, reducing pollution and changing the nation’s energy future. Three agencies report on the continuing decline in use of coal during the first half of 2015. These are absolute drops in the coal consumed for power generation as ...

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Renewable Electricity Generation Now Second After Coal
Renewable Electricity Generation Now Second After Coal

Friday 21st August 2015

THE International Energy Agency (IEA) have released provisional data about electricity production in ‌‌‌the 34 members of the OECD for 2014 - revealing that renewables are catching coal. The report shows that production fell slightly to 10,712 TWh a decrease of 0.8% or 86 TWh compared to 2013. According to the ...

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Funding for Indonesian Clean Energy
Funding for Indonesian Clean Energy

Monday 17th August 2015

THE International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Asia Green Capital Partners Pte Ltd, a renewable-energy developer and investment company are boosting renewable energy in Indonesia. The two organizations have taken steps in co-developing the first wind-power project in Indonesia’s South Sulawesi province to help the country increase its clean-energy supply and stimulate ...

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Thailand Approves Energy Efficiency Plan
Thailand Approves Energy Efficiency Plan

Friday 14th August 2015

THAILAND’S Energy Policy and Planning Office (EPPO) yesterday approved an Energy Efficiency Plan to improve a previous energy-intensity saving target from 25% to 30%, saving an estimated Bt8.5 trillion ($241M). This Plan, reports The Nation, is in line with the current Thai national economic and social development plan, which was revised ...

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U.S. Plan For More Clean Energy
U.S. Plan For More Clean Energy

Monday 10th August 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama announced last week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s final Clean Power Plan, which will cut carbon pollution from the power sector by 32 % below 2005 levels, in 2030. Power plants are the largest drivers of climate change in the United States, accounting for roughly one-third ...

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Energy Efficiency Key for Higher Education Institutions
Energy Efficiency Key for Higher Education Institutions

Friday 7th August 2015

A new study reveal that U.S. Higher Education institutions accept that energy efficiency is key to fulfilling their core missions. The new study commissioned by Schneider Electric and the Alliance to Save Energy, found that almost 9 out of 10 respondents are expecting to increase or maintain energy efficiency investments next ...

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