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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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Every Joule Counts for Ontario
Every Joule Counts for Ontario

Friday 18th August 2017

THE Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), Canada, released Volume Two of the 2016/2017 Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report, "Every Joule Counts: Ontario’s Energy Use and Conservation Year in Review". The report reveals that energy conservation continues to be a wise investment in Ontario’s future. Conservation of electricity and natural gas remain the ...

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$100M IFC Financing for Sri Lanka's Energy Efficiency & Renewable Projects
$100M IFC Financing for Sri Lanka's Energy Efficiency & Renewable Projects

Monday 14th August 2017

THE International Finance Corporation (IFC), is partnering with Sri Lanka’s Commercial Bank of Ceylon on a $100 million financing structure to help the bank increase lending for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in the country. This seven year financing to Commercial Bank will help reduce greenhouse gasses, promote energy efficiency ...

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Saving Energy From Water in Saudi Arabia - Video
Saving Energy From Water in Saudi Arabia - Video

Friday 11th August 2017

Energy Recovery Inc. the leader in pressure energy technology for industrial fluid flows, yesterday announced a total award of $2.5 million to supply its PX Pressure Exchanger technology for desalination projects in Saudi Arabia. Energy Recovery will supply two Pressure Exchanger devices for the plants, which will produce a total of ...

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EIB lends EUR 1bn to e-distribuzione for new smart meters
EIB lends EUR 1bn to e-distribuzione for new smart meters

Monday 7th August 2017

THE first €500m tranche of a €1 Billion loan to the Enel Group for the supply of smart meters in Italy has been assigned from the European Investment Bank (EIB). The loan beneficiary is e-distribuzione, the Enel Group's electricity distributor with responsibility for installing the new “Open Meter”. The EIB will ...

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$100M To Improve Energy Efficiency in Japanese and Polish Glass Production
$100M To Improve Energy Efficiency in Japanese and Polish Glass Production

Friday 4th August 2017

THE International Finance Corporation (IFC), will lend $100 million to NSG UK Enterprises, a subsidiary of Japan’s Nippon Sheet Glass (NSG Group), to finance energy efficient glass production in Brazil and Poland. NSG Group is a global leader in glass production and technology with operations throughout America, Europe and Asia. The ...

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UK Government Initiative to Boost Industrial Energy Efficiency
UK Government Initiative to Boost Industrial Energy Efficiency

Monday 31st July 2017

THE UK’s Carbon Trust will be running a new £9.2 million Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator (IEEA), launched in January by the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to help bolster the global competitiveness of British industry. Over the next four years, the IEEA will aim to lower costs and ...

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APEC Aim to Improve Building Energy Efficiency
APEC Aim to Improve Building Energy Efficiency

Monday 24th July 2017

THE Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Energy Working Group at the end of last week said how it is working to aid member countries to improve the energy efficiency of commercial and residential buildings. APEC state that the spiking environmental and economic costs of energy inefficient homes and offices, exacerbated by soaring ...

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Ukraine Advances Energy Efficiency of Buildings With New Bill
Ukraine Advances Energy Efficiency of Buildings With New Bill

Friday 21st July 2017

UKRAINE has taken a step forward in improving energy efficiency when Petro Poroshenko, Ukrainian President, signed the Energy Efficiency Fund bill, affecting the energy efficiency of buildings. Germany have said they will provide up to 100 million euros to the Fund. Tansparency in the use of funds allocated from the budget ...

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IEA World Energy Investment Report
IEA World Energy Investment Report

Monday 17th July 2017

THE International Energy Agency (IEA) report that global energy investment fell by 12% in 2016, the second consecutive year of decline. Increased spending on energy efficiency and electricity networks was more than offset by a continued drop in upstream oil and gas spending, according to the IEA’s annual World Energy Investment ...

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Chicago's Office Buildings Recognised as Greenest in U.S.
Chicago's Office Buildings Recognised as Greenest in U.S.

Friday 14th July 2017

AFTER placing second last year, the Chicago market claimed the top spot with 66% of its space qualified as green certified according to the fourth annual U.S. Green Building Adoption Index study by CBRE and Maastricht University. San Francisco slipped to second, while Atlanta, Houston and Minneapolis again claimed spots ...

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New Orleans Releases City’s First Climate Action Strategy
New Orleans Releases City’s First Climate Action Strategy

Monday 10th July 2017

U.S. city New Orleans has released a major new Climate Action Strategy. As one of the most vulnerable cities in the U.S. the city is placing itself at the forefront of climate action. The Strategy, Climate Action for a Resilient New Orleans, aims to reduce the city’s CO2 emissions by 50% ...

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UK's Leading Property Firms £16m Energy Efficiency Savings
UK's Leading Property Firms £16m Energy Efficiency Savings

Friday 7th July 2017

THE UK’s leading property owners, who are improving the sustainability of existing commercial buildings, have saved £16 million since 2011 Members of the Better Buildings Partnership (BBP), a collaboration of the UK’s 28 leading property owners, have improved their portfolio energy efficiency by an impressive 25%, accruing £16 million in energy ...

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Investor Ready Energy Efficiency Certification
Investor Ready Energy Efficiency Certification

Monday 3rd July 2017

INVESTOR Confidence Project (ICP) Europe, a global underwriting standard for developing and measuring energy efficiency retrofits, announced its Investor Ready Energy Efficiency™ (IREE) certification. The new certification is now being applied to energy efficiency projects across industry, street lighting and district energy. The certification was previously only available to the building ...

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Finance for Electricity Distribution Efficiency in Armenia
Finance for Electricity Distribution Efficiency in Armenia

Friday 30th June 2017

THE Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) is providing an $80 million loan to Electric Networks of Armenia (ENA) to help improve electricity distribution and increase energy independence and efficiency in Armenia. “A more efficient and reliable energy distribution network is important for economic growth in Armenia,” said Sonali Tang, Senior Investment Specialist ...

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Energy Ministers Weaken EU Energy Savings Obligation
Energy Ministers Weaken EU Energy Savings Obligation

Monday 26th June 2017

ENERGY ministers in the EU Council today confirmed 30% energy efficiency target, but weakened the key energy saving measure to deliver it. A meeting of EU energy ministers in Luxembourg today represented the last opportunity for the Maltese Presidency to achieve an ambitious Council position on the 2030 energy efficiency framework. The ...

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Denmark's Energy Data Made Available for Energy Efficiency Developments
Denmark's Energy Data Made Available for Energy Efficiency Developments

Monday 19th June 2017

IN Denmark a new online portal has been launched to provide open access to the country’s energy data. The Energy Data Service was launched on Friday and will display real-time energy consumption data from Danish municipalities. The data also reveals CO2 emissions. The state-owned gas and electricity operator Energinet and the Government ...

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Increasing Energy Efficiency of Kosovo’s buildings
Increasing Energy Efficiency of Kosovo’s buildings

Friday 16th June 2017

OVER 3,100 households in Kosovo are cutting their energy bills and enjoying more comfort at home after investing in energy-saving improvements. They have been able to improve energy efficiency via the Kosovo Sustainable Energy Projects (KoSEP), an EBRD (European Bank of Reconstruction and Development) credit line supported by Norway and the ...

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Hawaii's Schools to get Energy Efficiency Boost
Hawaii's Schools to get Energy Efficiency Boost

Monday 12th June 2017

A BILL passed last month in Hawaii will see almost a third of the State’s $150 million green energy loan program help schools lower their electricity bills. The bill just needs the signature of Hawaii’s governor David Ige's signature, to provide the state Department of Education an interest-free $46.4 million loan ...

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EBRD Increase Energy Efficiency Financing
EBRD Increase Energy Efficiency Financing

Thursday 8th June 2017

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has posted a sharp increase in energy efficiency & green economy financing in the first five months of 2017.   The increase puts EBRD well on track to meet ambitious climate finance objectives announced in the run up to the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement.   Ahead ...

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Energy Manifesto from Utility E.ON
Energy Manifesto from Utility E.ON

Monday 22nd May 2017

UK utility company E.ON has launched its own energy manifesto ahead of the UK Election offering positions and policy suggestions fto make energy simpler, smarter, sustainable, and more efficient for customers. Globally, the energy sector is taking advantage of new technology and new ways of doing things. E.ON’s aim is to ...

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U.S. Energy Efficiency Initiative Saves $1.9B
U.S. Energy Efficiency Initiative Saves $1.9B

Friday 19th May 2017

THE U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) this week announced the energy-efficiency progress made by the 345 leading public and private sector organisations in the Better Buildings Challenge. These efforts have led to a combined 240 trillion Btus and an estimated $1.9 billion in cumulative energy and cost savings. These results ...

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New York's Cayuga County Gets Clean Energy Community Designation
New York's Cayuga County Gets Clean Energy Community Designation

Monday 15th May 2017

THE New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced that Cayuga County has been designated a Clean Energy Community, recognising its leadership in reducing energy use, cutting costs and driving clean energy in its communities. This designation is supported by the Central NY Rising initiative which is the ...

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Maharashtra's Public Works Department Building to get Energy Efficiency Improvement
Maharashtra's Public Works Department Building to get Energy Efficiency Improvement

Friday 12th May 2017

THE Indian State-run Energy Efficiency Services (EESL) is to invest around Rs 200 crore to improve the energy efficiency of 1,500 buildings of the Public Works Department of the Maharashtra government. Recently, Piyush Goyal, India’s Minister of State for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines, announced that EESL will ...

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H&M Set Energy Targets
H&M Set Energy Targets

Monday 8th May 2017

MULTINATIONAL clothing retail company, H&M have become one of the latest members of EP100, committing to bold energy productivity improvements. The announcement was made today at the 2017 Energy Efficiency Global Forum (EE Global) in Washington D.C., where global leaders from business, government, and leading NGOs gathered to assess the future ...

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