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UK Businesses Want More Energy Efficiency Grants
UK Businesses Want More Energy Efficiency Grants

Friday 29th April 2016

THE British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) and British Gas have published a survey of over 2,100 businesses regarding how the government can help businesses to install energy efficiency measures. The survey of businesses of firms in England and Wales has found that more than a third (36%) of businesses believe that ...

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 £7m Funding for UK SMEs to Cut Energy Costs
£7m Funding for UK SMEs to Cut Energy Costs

Monday 25th April 2016

ENERGY efficient equipment grant and advice programme offers lifeline to UK SMEs struggling with energy costs   The UK’s Carbon Trust is launching a new fund providing vital capital for smaller businesses to replace old, power-guzzling equipment, together with expert advice to boost the efficiency and productivity of businesses in England, Scotland ...

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Energy Burden on Low Income Households but Energy Efficiency Can Help
Energy Burden on Low Income Households but Energy Efficiency Can Help

Friday 22nd April 2016

A review of 48 major U.S. metropolitan areas finds that low-income households devote up to three times as much income to energy costs as average households in the same city, and that energy efficiency is critical to closing the gap. The report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) ...

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$60 Million Funding for Two US Energy Programs
$60 Million Funding for Two US Energy Programs

Monday 18th April 2016

THE U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy have announced up to $60 million in funding for two new programs that aim to solve some of the nation’s most pressing energy challenges. The funding is designed to accelerate the development of novel energy technologies. The first program, NEXT-Generation Energy Technologies ...

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Port of Long Beach Incentivises Energy Efficiency
Port of Long Beach Incentivises Energy Efficiency

Friday 15th April 2016

THE Port of Long Beach, California, is launching a new program offering its terminals rebates to encourage them to replace outdated, polluting and inefficient electrical equipment with energy-efficient technology. The Board of Harbour Commissioners has approved the Energy Efficiency Rebate Match Program, creating a pool of $500,000 to reimburse Port tenants ...

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World Bank Group Release Climate Action Plan
World Bank Group Release Climate Action Plan

Monday 11th April 2016

THE World Bank Group announced plans to help developing countries add 30 gigawatts of renewable energy to the world’s energy capacity. 30 gigawatts is enough energy to power 150 million homes. The plans will also bring early warning systems to 100 million people and develop climate-smart agriculture investment plans for at ...

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Energy Efficiency Financing for Ukraine
Energy Efficiency Financing for Ukraine

Friday 8th April 2016

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing additional resources to support Ukraine’s energy efficiency drive with the launch of the €75 million Ukraine Residential Energy Efficiency Financing Facility (IQ energy). The programme promotes residential energy efficiency in a country which contains one of the largest housing stocks in ...

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OECD Countries Increase Renewable Electricity Generation
OECD Countries Increase Renewable Electricity Generation

Monday 4th April 2016

ELECTRICITY generation from wind and solar increased by 16% across OECD countries in 2015, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Total OECD electricity generation was broadly flat (up 0.3% last year), with increases in wind and solar offsetting declines of around 1% in generation from combustible fuels (including coal, gas, ...

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Energy Efficiency Investment for Bucharest's Residential Buildings
Energy Efficiency Investment for Bucharest's Residential Buildings

Friday 1st April 2016

THE European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending €19.5 million to finance the second phase of energy efficiency improvements for multi-family housing in the Sector 4 municipality in Bucharest. This is the the second tranche of an approved EIB loan of €42 million. Investments under the first tranche of €22.5 million signed ...

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UK's Premier Inn to Make Big Savings Through Solar
UK's Premier Inn to Make Big Savings Through Solar

Monday 21st March 2016

WHITBREAD, one of Britain’s largest hospitality companies has completed the installation of solar panels on the rooftops of 88 of its Premier Inn hotels across the UK. This is the largest batch of solar installations Whitbread has ever undertaken and is expected to generate more than 1,326MWh of power annually, delivering ...

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Energy Efficiency Will Save India $6.5 Billion Annually
Energy Efficiency Will Save India $6.5 Billion Annually

Friday 18th March 2016

INDIAN households are rapidly adopting LED bulbs in a bid to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. Indian Power and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal said : “Energy efficiency has been a serious priority of this government. In fact, it has more potential than any other programme. The LED programme can ...

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Spreading Energy Efficiency Awareness in Andhra Pradesh
Spreading Energy Efficiency Awareness in Andhra Pradesh

Monday 14th March 2016

THE Indian State Government of Andhra Pradesh is pushing for improved awareness of energy efficiency goals through behavioural change for wise use of energy resources. The Hindu reports that the State Government Secretary (Energy) Ajay Jain has written letters to District Collectors to spread awareness about the energy efficiency aims and ...

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Top Priorities for Energy Chiefs
Top Priorities for Energy Chiefs

Friday 11th March 2016

THE World Energy Council’s annual survey of global energy leaders - the 2016 World Energy Issues Monitor - tracks the concerns of over 1000 global energy leaders. This year’s report identifies ‘A climate of innovation - responding to the commodity price storm’ and for the first time highlights the views ...

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Advanced Energy Growth
Advanced Energy Growth

Monday 7th March 2016

THE U.S. business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) announced that total revenue for global advanced energy was a record $1.4 trillion in 2015. Navigant Research produced a report on advanced energy,  which they define as high efficiency, advanced energy and energy related technologies offering secure, sustainable and clean energy for now ...

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Hanoi Promoting Energy Efficiency Across City
Hanoi Promoting Energy Efficiency Across City

Friday 4th March 2016

THE Vietnam News Service reports that the city of Ha Noi is promoting the efficient use of energy and resources by tightening management of energy-consuming equipment and vehicles. The city’s municipal Department of Industry and Trade will work with relevant agencies to supervise capacity, technology and environment standards at production facilities, ...

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Competition Drives Investment in Energy Efficiency
Competition Drives Investment in Energy Efficiency

Monday 29th February 2016

COMPETITION from Asia seems to be a key driver for investing in higher energy efficiency in manufacturing processes. This was at least one of the reasons which pushed Bossa, a Turkish textile giant operating three plants in Adana, in the south of the country, to take the issue very seriously. With a ...

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Irish Public Bodies Made €120M Energy Savings
Irish Public Bodies Made €120M Energy Savings

Friday 26th February 2016

THE Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) revealed that in 2014 energy efficiency measures in public bodies reduced energy spend by €120 million. The results were published yesterday, February 25, in their Annual Report 2015 on Public Sector Energy Efficiency Performance. This puts the public sector about halfway towards its ...

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Reinventing Future Electricity Markets
Reinventing Future Electricity Markets

Monday 22nd February 2016

ELECTRICITY markets are undergoing massive transformation, as the push for low-carbon power generation shifts the industry towards high investment in renewables and other new technologies. This is the conclusion of a new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA), Re-powering Markets: Market design and regulation during the transition to low-carbon power ...

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Smart Digital Platform to Boost Energy Efficiency in EU Cities
Smart Digital Platform to Boost Energy Efficiency in EU Cities

Friday 19th February 2016

THE EU-funded SUNSHINE project has developed a novel online platform to substantially improve energy efficiency in both buildings and wider urban areas. The platform, designed for city planners, industry and energy stakeholders, assesses and maps buildings’ energy behaviour, and can also remotely control public street lighting. The platform has already succeeded ...

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Fund to Help UK Universities Save £210M on Energy Costs
Fund to Help UK Universities Save £210M on Energy Costs

Monday 15th February 2016

THE Revolving Green Fund backed by the UK government is an energy efficiency scheme for UK Universities, and has led to projects that are estimated to save Universities more than £210 million in energy costs In 2008 Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and Salix Finance formed a partnership to ...

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Boost for Sustainable Energy Financing in Turkey
Boost for Sustainable Energy Financing in Turkey

Friday 12th February 2016

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is expanding its support for sustainable energy financing in Turkey with an additional €500 million. Under the Mid-size Sustainable Energy Financing Facility (MidSEFF), now totalling €1.5 billion, funds are provided to Turkish banks in the form of loans and capital market instruments for ...

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Centre to Jump Start Ghana’s Green Economy
Centre to Jump Start Ghana’s Green Economy

Monday 8th February 2016

THE World Bank Group have announced the upcoming launch of a new Climate Innovation Center (CIC) in Accra to support Ghana’s green growth strategy. The CIC will be financed through a $17.2 million grant package recently approved by the World Bank Group. The CIC will support Ghana’s National Climate Change ...

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Morocco Opens Phase 1 of Worlds Largest Concentrated Solar Power Plant
Morocco Opens Phase 1 of Worlds Largest Concentrated Solar Power Plant

Friday 5th February 2016

MOROCCO has opened the first phase of what is set to become the world’s largest concentrated power plant (CSP). Yesterday, February 4, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI inaugurated Noor 1, the first phase of what will become the largest CSP in the world, in a ceremony attended by world and industry leaders ...

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New Three Year Energy Efficiency Plan for Massachusetts
New Three Year Energy Efficiency Plan for Massachusetts

Monday 1st February 2016

THE Massachusetts’ Department of Public Utilities has issued an order approving the 2016‑2018 Three‑Year Energy Efficiency Plans of the Commonwealth’s electric and gas distribution companies and the Cape Light Compact.  The Plan, supported by the Energy Efficiency Advisory Council, is expected to deliver an estimated $8 billion in economic, environmental ...

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Jamaican Government Making Major Savings Through Energy Efficiency
Jamaican Government Making Major Savings Through Energy Efficiency

Monday 25th January 2016

THE Tax Administration of Jamaica (TAJ) office at the Donald Sangster Building (DSB) in Kingston reports a $500,000 reduction in monthly electricity bills after the implementation of energy efficient strategies. The strategy is part of the Jamaican government’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programme. Before, the agency was faced with a bill ...

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