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Greece Fined Over Lack of Energy Efficiency Law
Greece Fined Over Lack of Energy Efficiency Law

Monday 29th June 2015

AS if Greece isn’t facing enough challenges, the European Commission if referring the country to the EU Court of Justice for failing to apply the bloc’s Energy Efficiency Directive. Under this directive EU Member States must meet certain energy saving targets from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2020. They must ...

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Renewables and Energy Efficiency Better Than Reported
Renewables and Energy Efficiency Better Than Reported

Friday 26th June 2015

RENEWABLE energy and energy efficiency are competitive resources and should grow based on costs according to a new report. The report by the U.S. based Advanced Energy Economy Institute (AEE) states that in today’s marketplace renewables and energy efficiency will not only be cost-effective for compliance with the U.S. EPA’s Clean ...

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Welcomed Energy Saving Rule Making for Commercial Air Conditioners
Welcomed Energy Saving Rule Making for Commercial Air Conditioners

Monday 22nd June 2015

TOP US environmentally aware organisation applauded the success of a group established by the US Department of Energy, to negotiate conservation standards for commercial air conditioning products. The Appliance Standards Awareness Project (ASAP), the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) were delighted ...

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A Call for More Asian Energy Efficiency & Clean Energy Investment
A Call for More Asian Energy Efficiency & Clean Energy Investment

Friday 19th June 2015

ASIA has made huge strides in developing clean energy over the last decade but boosting clean energy investment, energy efficiency, and innovation is needed to meet the challenges ahead. This was the warning from Bindu N. Lohani, Asian Development Bank (ADB) Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, as he referred ...

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Energy Emissions May Peak by 2020
Energy Emissions May Peak by 2020

Monday 15th June 2015

A peak in global energy-related emissions could be achieved as early as 2020 and at no net economic cost, according to a report released today by the International Energy Agency (IEA). The Agency showed how to achieve an early peak in emissions as one of four key pillars that it believes ...

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18.6M Euros for Energy Efficiency Projects in Ireland
18.6M Euros for Energy Efficiency Projects in Ireland

Friday 12th June 2015

THE Irish government has awarded €18.6 million to 29 community energy efficiency projects that will benefit 2,435 homes and 400 public, private and community buildings. Irish Minister for Energy Alex White, revealed that the projects are expected to deliver lifetime energy savings of €140 million in the localities concerned. The grants are ...

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IKEA Funding Sustainable Futures
IKEA Funding Sustainable Futures

Monday 8th June 2015

IKEA are making bold new commitments to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy and to support the communities most at risk. The IKEA Group and IKEA Foundation announced the €1 billion total, which is made up of an IKEA Group commitment of €600 million for investment in renewable energy and ...

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Funding for Sustainable Energy in Morocco
Funding for Sustainable Energy in Morocco

Friday 5th June 2015

FOUR international financial institutions are teaming up with the European Union to promote sustainable energy investments in Morocco. The funding of €80 million will be used for supporting projects in the country that cut back on energy waste and also help to develop renewable energy sources.    The money will provide loans via ...

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US Energy Efficiency Scheme Delivers $840M in Savings
US Energy Efficiency Scheme Delivers $840M in Savings

Monday 1st June 2015

A U.S. Government scheme to promote energy efficiency has saved $840 million since its inception in 2011, and is know being expanded. As part of the Government’s effort to advance energy efficiency and combat the harmful effects of climate change, Better Buildings Challenge partners cut energy waste by 94 TBTUs since ...

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Clean Energy Progress Slows
Clean Energy Progress Slows

Friday 29th May 2015

DESPITE a few recent success stories, clean-energy progress is falling well short of the levels needed to limit the global increase in temperatures to no more than 2 degrees Celsius. This is the conclusion of the International Energy Agency (IEA) tracking report presented this week at the Clean Energy Ministerial meeting ...

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Sustainable Energy Progress is Underway, but not on Track
Sustainable Energy Progress is Underway, but not on Track

Friday 22nd May 2015

SIGNIFICANT progress has been achieved towards modern energy access, increased energy efficiency and renewable energy, but much more effort is needed according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). To achieve the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative goals by 2030 so much more will need to be achieved, according to the ...

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Plan to Supply Hydropower to Four Asian Countries
Plan to Supply Hydropower to Four Asian Countries

Monday 18th May 2015

THE Government of Tajikistan intends to develop an electricity transmission line to supply hydropower to span four countries. The ‘Central Asia-South Asia’ (CASA 1000) project, will supply hydropower to Tajikistan itself, but also to the Kyrgyz Republic along with exporting green energy to power hungry Afghanistan and Pakistan. The Tajikistan Government and ...

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A Loan to Light up Yerevan
A Loan to Light up Yerevan

Friday 15th May 2015

THE Armenian capital, Yerevan, with 1.1 million inhabitants, a third of the nation’s population, uses up a the lion’s share of the country’s energy - particularly through old and inefficient street lighting. With combating climate change, improving the economy and well being of the citizens the European Bank for Reconstruction and ...

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Another Energy Efficiency Bill from Shaheen
Another Energy Efficiency Bill from Shaheen

Monday 11th May 2015

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen for New Hampshire has introduced a bill that would reduce operating costs for hospitals, universities and manufacturing plants through energy efficiency. Shaheen was the co-author of the recent energy efficiency bill passed in the U.S., and has now introduced the Heat Efficiency through Applied Technology (HEAT) Act, ...

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Clean Energy Technological Innovation Essential
Clean Energy Technological Innovation Essential

Friday 8th May 2015

A concerted push for clean-energy innovation is the only way the world can meet its climate goals claim the International Energy Agency (IEA) as it released its flagship energy technology report. Energy Technology Perspectives 2015 , shows that despite a few recent success stories, clean-energy progress is falling well short of ...

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20% of UK Businesses Don't Understand Utility Bills
20% of UK Businesses Don't Understand Utility Bills

Friday 1st May 2015

ONE in five UK business people admit that they don’t understand their commercial energy bill, according to a new survey by utilitywise.com. The survey also revealed that 60% of UK business people didn't understand that E or A readings on their bille stood for 'estimated' or 'actual', whilst a quarter (25%) ...

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Ireland's Public Bodies - Effort Needed to Save Energy
Ireland's Public Bodies - Effort Needed to Save Energy

Monday 27th April 2015

THE Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) have published a report revealing a 14% decrease in energy consumption in 2013 by Ireland’s public bodies, but thay are still well short of the set targets. After seeing the 'Annual Report on Public Sector Energy Efficiency Performance,’ the Irish Independent reports that almost ...

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Southeast Asia Energy Efficiency Motor Demand to Grow
Southeast Asia Energy Efficiency Motor Demand to Grow

Friday 24th April 2015

CONTINUING investment in end-user industries is driving the growth of the Southeast Asian low-voltage (LV) integral horsepower (IHP) motors market. With the existing installed base of LV IHP operational for the last 10 to 15 years, vendors can expect considerable replacement demand from end users. New analysis from consultants Frost & ...

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UK Renewable and Energy Efficiency Manifesto
UK Renewable and Energy Efficiency Manifesto

Monday 20th April 2015

TODAY Regen SW, a non-profit based in south-west England, wrote to MPs and Parliamentary candidates urging support for the development of a world-leading renewable energy industry in the next Parliament. They asked the politicians to sign the South West Renewable Energy 2015 General Election Manifesto - with the election taking place ...

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Earth Hour Beckons - Video
Earth Hour Beckons - Video

Friday 27th March 2015

WWF’s ninth Earth Hour rolls around the globe at 8.30pm local time tomorrow, 28 March, when the world’s focus will hopefully be on climate change by switching off power. As the opportunity for action on climate change peaks in 2015, the world’s largest grassroots movement will raise its voice to ...

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EU States Face Legal Action Over Energy Efficiency
EU States Face Legal Action Over Energy Efficiency

Thursday 26th March 2015

MORE than two thirds of EU countries face European Commission legal action and possible fines, after failing to translate the EU’s Energy Efficiency Directive into national law report EurActiv. According to EurActiv the 19 member states have missed the deadline by over nine months, despite EU leaders only last week calling ...

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Roadmap for New York Offshore Wind
Roadmap for New York Offshore Wind

Wednesday 25th March 2015

A NEW study looks to reduce the cost of offshore wind power for New York State over the next decade, realizing the potential of utility-scale clean energy. The study conducted by the University of Delaware's Special Initiative on Offshore Wind (SIOW) for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority ...

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ACEEE Releases Tool to Help States’ Clean Power Plans
ACEEE Releases Tool to Help States’ Clean Power Plans

Tuesday 24th March 2015

THE American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) have released a step-by-step guide to help U.S. states document and claim emissions reductions resulting from building energy codes. The guide is intended as a means for states to comply with their obligations under the Clean Power Plan. The paper is the first ...

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Romanian Companies Honored for Energy Efficiency Efforts
Romanian Companies Honored for Energy Efficiency Efforts

Monday 23rd March 2015

15 Romanian companies have been honoured by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Union (EU) for promoting energy efficiency. Included in the 15 are a cereal grower, a car-servicing company, a manufacturer of antique-style furniture, a fruit and vegetable processor, several bakeries, a paper producer, and ...

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Georgia to Achieve Energy Self-sufficiency via Hydropower Funding
Georgia to Achieve Energy Self-sufficiency via Hydropower Funding

Friday 20th March 2015

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) are helping Georgia tap its hydropower potential. By investing in the construction and operation of the Shuakhevi hydropower plant will also see the country achieve energy self-sufficiency. The $250 ...

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