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Marks and Spencer to install UK's Largest Roof Mounted Solar Array
Marks and Spencer to install UK's Largest Roof Mounted Solar Array

Friday 24th October 2014

UK retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) has announced that it is installing the UK’s largest single roof mounted solar panel array on its East Midlands distribution centre in Castle Donington. The project, which is expected to be completedin early 2015, will see the solar PV system span the site’s 900,000 sq ...

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U.S. States Energy Efficiency Scorecard
U.S. States Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Thursday 23rd October 2014

HOW are the States across the U.S. performing with regards to energy efficiency, yesterday the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released their annual State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. The Scorecard reveals that governors and lawmakers in state capitals across the U.S. continue to take major steps to lower energy costs, ...

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UK Cities Call for PM to Back Binding Energy Efficiency Target
UK Cities Call for PM to Back Binding Energy Efficiency Target

Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FOUR UK Cities are calling on the government to support the EU’s binding energy efficiency targets for 2030. Bristol, Aberdeen, Leicester and Milton Keynes, all members of Energy Cities, sent a letter to British Prime Minister David Cameron urging him the to “support an ambitious, binding, energy efficiency target for 2030, ...

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EU Can Cut Natural Gas Imports by Half
EU Can Cut Natural Gas Imports by Half

Tuesday 21st October 2014

BY ramping up cost-effective investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency the European Union can cut its dependency on natural gas imports in half, according to new analysis released yesterday. Carbon reductions of 49% or more could be achieved below the 1990 level by 2030 – far more than currently ...

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Jordan get $207.5M for Solar Energy Plants
Jordan get $207.5M for Solar Energy Plants

Monday 20th October 2014

JORDAN is to get $207.5 million to fund the construction of seven solar plants to boost the Kingdom’s use of renewables and help transform its energy sector. The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, finalized the debt package for the solar project, which is the largest ...

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$10M Savings from Energy Efficiency for University
$10M Savings from Energy Efficiency for University

Friday 17th October 2014

THE University of Southern Mississippi, U.S., has undertaken significant changes in energy consumption and efficiency that have resulted in a savings of more than $10 million since 2009. Facilities across the Hattiesburg campus – including those designated for academics, athletics, residence life and dining – continue to be examined to determine ...

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UK Manufacturing Concerned Over Energy Price Hikes
UK Manufacturing Concerned Over Energy Price Hikes

Thursday 16th October 2014

BRITAIN'S ambitions for a better-balanced economy could be seriously undermined by escalating energy costs, warns a new report out today from EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation. It projects a 50% hike in electricity costs by 2020 and says that this would hit investment, margins and competitiveness, potentially applying a brake to ...

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$30M IFC Loan for Brazilian Energy Efficiency and Renewables
$30M IFC Loan for Brazilian Energy Efficiency and Renewables

Wednesday 15th October 2014

A loan of $30 million to Banco Caixa Geral of Brasil (BCG) funding renewable energy projects to mitigate climate change in Brazil has been made by International Finance Corporation (IFC). The IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is making the five year loan to BCG, which is part of ...

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Pacific Northwest Energy Efficiency Improvements
Pacific Northwest Energy Efficiency Improvements

Tuesday 14th October 2014

THE U.S. Pacific Northwest improved electric energy efficiency in 2013 by 268 average megawatts, equal to the entire electricity load of Oregon and western Montana combined. The Northwest Power and Conservation Council published the figures, and in terms of savings they reveal that the 2013 achievements equal about $3.5 billion ...

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Telangana State Has to Save Energy
Telangana State Has to Save Energy

Monday 13th October 2014

THE Indian state of Telangana’s government is set to ban air conditioner use in state government offices due to an acute power shortfall across the state. Chief State Minister K Chandra Sekhar Rao claims the power shortage is unlikely to disappear quickly, with the energy department looking at all the options ...

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Bucharest to get EUR42M for Energy Efficiency Upgrades
Bucharest to get EUR42M for Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Friday 10th October 2014

THE European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending €22.47 million, the first tranche of €42 million, to finance the second phase of an energy efficiency programme in Bucharest, Romania.. The programme is the refurbishment programme for multi-family housing in Bucharest, which is expected to result in around 50% savings in the heating ...

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Global Energy Efficiency Market Worth $310B Annual
Global Energy Efficiency Market Worth $310B Annual

Thursday 9th October 2014

THE global energy efficiency market is worth at least $310 billion a year and growing, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency. The conclusion confirms the position of energy efficiency as the world’s “first fuel”. The report also finds that energy efficiency finance is becoming an established market ...

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Funding for School Districts Energy Efficiency Upgrades
Funding for School Districts Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Wednesday 8th October 2014

THE California Energy Commission yesterday approved more than $6.7 million in no-interest loans to school districts int he state to install energy efficiency upgrades. Tulare City School District, Kern Community College District, and Yuba Community College District are the beneficiaries of the loans. The loans were provided through the Energy Conservation Assistance ...

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South African Electricty Price Hike
South African Electricty Price Hike

Tuesday 7th October 2014

SOUTH African electricity consumers face a 12.69% rise in prices for next year, double the rate of inflation with economists believing it is just a taste of things to come NERSA (National Energy Regulator of South Africa) granted state utility Eskom the significant rise in electricity prices, which is bad news ...

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Higher Energy Efficiency Target Would Boost UK Economy
Higher Energy Efficiency Target Would Boost UK Economy

Monday 6th October 2014

THE Guardian reports today that improvements in energy efficiency across the UK would produce a massive economic boost. The conclusions come via unpublished EU figures and through a study by independent consultants Cambridge Economics, which were obtained through an information request by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The Guardian in ...

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Solar Energy to Supply Most Electricity by Mid-Century?
Solar Energy to Supply Most Electricity by Mid-Century?

Friday 3rd October 2014

THE sun could be the world’s largest source of electricity by 2050, ahead of fossil fuels, wind, hydro and nuclear, according to a pair of reports issued today by the International Energy Agency (IEA). The two IEA technology roadmaps show how solar photovoltaic (PV) systems could generate up to 16% ...

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$3M Energy Efficiency Funding for Azerbaijan
$3M Energy Efficiency Funding for Azerbaijan

Thursday 2nd October 2014

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is lending $3 million to Muganbank to finance energy efficiency projects in Azerbaijan. The money is provided for on-lending to qualifying corporate and individual customers, and will be used for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, and it will allow Muganbank to ...

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Sustainable Energy Finance for Philippines
Sustainable Energy Finance for Philippines

Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE International Finance Corp. (IFC), is going to help finance sustainable energy projects and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Philippines. IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and its partner banks have provided 19 billion Philippine pesos (about $463 million) worth of financing to more than 130 sustainable-energy projects, ...

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EU, Spain, IDB help the Caribbean Develop Sustainable Energy
EU, Spain, IDB help the Caribbean Develop Sustainable Energy

Tuesday 30th September 2014

Representatives of the European Union (EU), Spain and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) signed a joint declaration regarding collaboration on renewable energy and energy efficiency in the Caribbean. Renewable energy and energy efficiency can help the Caribbean accelerate its development, mitigate the impacts of climate change and achieve greater energy ...

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Serbia Aiming to Improve Energy Efficiency in Public Facilities
Serbia Aiming to Improve Energy Efficiency in Public Facilities

Monday 29th September 2014

SERBIA is aiming to improve their energy efficiency to cut emissions, energy waste and reduce costs in public buildings, with private and public sectors looking to help. With energy efficiency in mind a conference was held last week entitled “The ESCO Opportunity: Improving Energy Efficiency in Public Facilities,” in Belgrade. The ...

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Energy Efficiency Financing for UK Hospitals
Energy Efficiency Financing for UK Hospitals

Friday 26th September 2014

THE National Health Service (NHS) is one of the UK’s most energy intensive organisations, spending more than £750m on energy annually, hence energy saving efforts are needed to reduce costs and emissions. The UK’s Green Investment Bank (GIB) and De Lage Landen (DLL) are set to work with NHS Trusts, announcing ...

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Mayors Pledge Action on Climate Change
Mayors Pledge Action on Climate Change

Thursday 25th September 2014

MAYORS from cities around the world announced at the UN Climate Conference that they will scale up climate resilience efforts, energy efficiency programs and resilient financing mechanisms . They also committed to target a reduction in their greenhouse gas emissions by 454 megatons by 2020. According to a statement, these and ...

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Renewable Energy on Target to Take Over from Fossil Fuel
Renewable Energy on Target to Take Over from Fossil Fuel

Wednesday 24th September 2014

LAZARD a U.S. investment bank, has released analysis revealing that solar and wind energy are on-track to compete with fossil-fuel and nuclear power in the U.S., even without subsidies. Lazard released their “Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis – Version 8.0”, an in-depth study comparing the cost of generating energy from conventional ...

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USDA Invest $68M in Energy Efficiency and Renewables
USDA Invest $68M in Energy Efficiency and Renewables

Tuesday 23rd September 2014

THE US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Invests $68 Million in 540 energy efficiency and renewable energy projects nationwide. US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said of the funding arrangement: "These loan guarantees and grants will have far-reaching impacts nationwide, particularly in the rural communities where these projects are located. "Investing in renewable ...

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New York City to Improve Energy Efficiency and Combat Climate Change
New York City to Improve Energy Efficiency and Combat Climate Change

Monday 22nd September 2014

NEW YORK’S Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the city is committing to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 80% over 2005 levels by 2050. Starting with the program: ‘One City, Built to Last: Transforming New York City’s Buildings for a Low-Carbon Future’, a sweeping plan to retrofit public and private ...

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