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Jamaica Urged to Continue Energy Efficiency Efforts
Jamaica Urged to Continue Energy Efficiency Efforts

Wednesday 26th November 2014

THE Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) is calling on Jamaicans to use energy wisely and efficiently despite the price of oil continuing to fall. Speaking at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) ‘Think Tank’, Group General Manager of PCJ, Winston Watson, reiterated the need for persons to still conserve energy. “What we are ...

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EU Regulations Drive Growing Building Energy Efficiency Market
EU Regulations Drive Growing Building Energy Efficiency Market

Tuesday 25th November 2014

A recent report from Navigant Research analyzes the European market for residential and commercial building energy efficient products and services, including market forecasts for revenue through 2023. Stringent regulations that apply across the European Union (EU) have contributed to the development of a growing market for energy efficient buildings in Europe. ...

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Funding for Poland's Renewable Energy
Funding for Poland's Renewable Energy

Monday 24th November 2014

THE European Bank for Research and Development (EBRD) is support for the development of Poland's renewable energy resource with a series of measures aimed at increasing private sector investment. The Board of Directors of EBRD has approved an Integrated Approach to Polish Renewables which combines investments with policy dialogue that promote reforms ...

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Under 50 Years to Control Emissions
Under 50 Years to Control Emissions

Friday 21st November 2014

THE UN reveals that global carbon neutrality needs to be reached by the second half of the century, to stay under 2°C rise limit. If carbon neutrality is achieved it will head off the worst impacts of climate change, but it needs be attained by mid-to-late century. This would also keep ...

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Romania's SMEs get 15M Euro Energy Efficiency and Renewable Funding
Romania's SMEs get 15M Euro Energy Efficiency and Renewable Funding

Thursday 20th November 2014

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing €15 million of funding to SMEs for energy efficiency and small-scale renewable-energy projects of up to €1 million. The loan is being provided through Romania’s Banca Transilvania for on-lending to SMEs, and comes under the EBRD’s Romania SME Sustainable Energy Financing ...

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Green Lights for the National Gallery
Green Lights for the National Gallery

Wednesday 19th November 2014

THE National Gallery in London, adjacent to Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square, is one of the first public buildings globally to achieve 85% energy saving on lighting. The Gallery houses one of the most important collections of Western European art in the world, attracting over 6 million visitors a year, and ...

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Energy Efficiency Critical to U.S.-China Climate Agreement
Energy Efficiency Critical to U.S.-China Climate Agreement

Tuesday 18th November 2014

U.S. President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced an historic agreement to curb greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, which account for 40% of the world’s emissions. The United States, building on existing efforts, in which energy efficiency plays a very large role, will reduce emissions 26-28% by 2025 relative to ...

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Serbia get 10M Euro for Energy Efficiency and Renewables
Serbia get 10M Euro for Energy Efficiency and Renewables

Monday 17th November 2014

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy in Serbia with a loan of up to €10 million. The finance is being filtered through Komercijalna Banka for on-lending to private and municipal borrowers. The aim of the loan is to support ...

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Vietnam get Energy Efficiency Financing Boost
Vietnam get Energy Efficiency Financing Boost

Friday 14th November 2014

THE State Bank of Vietnam and the World Bank have signed a $500 million loan for a $731.25 million operation to improve energy efficiency. “Improving energy efficiency is critical for Vietnam’s ability to meet energy demand to power growth and maintain improvements in welfare.” said Victoria Kwakwa, Country Director for ...

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Germany Plans Tax Concessions for Energy Efficiency Projects
Germany Plans Tax Concessions for Energy Efficiency Projects

Thursday 13th November 2014

THE German government has revealed an action plan offering a €1 billion in tax concessions for energy efficiency improvements for buildings and sales of electric car. Germany has lagged behind on energy efficiency, leading to the proposed action plan to incentivize energy saving projects, as revealed by German Environment Minister Barbara ...

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Jordan gets $100M Renewable Fund Boost
Jordan gets $100M Renewable Fund Boost

Wednesday 12th November 2014

JORDAN have received a financial boost of $100 million for the implementation of renewable energy in the south of the country. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the French Development Finance Institution PROPARCO are providing the loans of $50 million each, to fund the construction of three solar ...

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LA Top U.S. City for Energy Efficiency Target
LA Top U.S. City for Energy Efficiency Target

Tuesday 11th November 2014

MAYOR of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, highlighted the LA Department of Water and Power’s energy efficiency goal of 15% by 2020 is the highest by a major municipal utility in the United States. The new goal, adopted by the Board of Water and Power in August 2014, exceeds the 10-year, ...

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More Jobs From Green Energy than Fossil Fuels
More Jobs From Green Energy than Fossil Fuels

Monday 10th November 2014

ENERGY efficiency and renewable energy delivers more jobs than similar sized fossil-fuel projects according to the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC). A study by UKERC reveals that energy efficiency and renewables offers up to ten times more jobs per unit of electricity generated or saved than fossil fuels. However, in itself ...

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200M Euro Loan for Polish SME Sustainable Energy Upgrades
200M Euro Loan for Polish SME Sustainable Energy Upgrades

Friday 7th November 2014

THE European Bank for Research and Development (EBRD) has launched its second Polish Sustainable Energy Financing Facility (PolSEFF2) of €200 million which will be on-lent via local banks to SMEs. The loans will finance investments to replace or upgrade heating, cooling, electric and related systems in order to lower companies’ ...

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U.S. EPA Guidance on Energy Efficiency Improvements for Schools
U.S. EPA Guidance on Energy Efficiency Improvements for Schools

Thursday 6th November 2014

THE U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released new guidance to help school districts increase energy efficiency and protect indoor air quality during school renovations. “This guidance provides common-sense solutions for improving energy efficiency and indoor air quality in schools across the country,” said Janet McCabe, acting assistant administrator for EPA’s Office ...

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Finance for Hydro-Power Upgrade in Albania
Finance for Hydro-Power Upgrade in Albania

Wednesday 5th November 2014

THE most important source of electricity in Albania is the Komani hydro power plant in the mountains of the Puka region, in the north of the country, is about to undergo a major upgrade. The Komani dam, the largest of a complex of three hydro cascades, produces 65% of Albania’s ...

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Morocco Doing Well on Energy but Efficiency Improvements Needed
Morocco Doing Well on Energy but Efficiency Improvements Needed

Tuesday 4th November 2014

MOROCCO’s energy strategy is on target, with notable advances in wind and solar but progress can be made regarding energy efficiency, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). “Under political guidance from the highest level, Morocco has shown an admirable determination to play to its strengths, and in our view ...

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Time Running Out to Tackle Climate Change - IPCC
Time Running Out to Tackle Climate Change - IPCC

Monday 3rd November 2014

HUMAN influence on the climate system is clear and growing, with impacts on all continents according to the 2014 Climate Change report from the Intergovernmental Panel and Climate Change (IPCC). Tackling greenhouse gas emissions is vital with a drastic reduction in the use of fossil fuels at the forefront of any ...

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Real-Time Smart Technology Vital for Fed Buildings
Real-Time Smart Technology Vital for Fed Buildings

Friday 31st October 2014

A report by the U.S. Government Business Council (GBC) reveals that better energy data from smart building technologies would help federal agencies reach energy-efficiency goals. The Obama Administration has set ambitious energy-efficiency goals, for federal buildings - but real-time energy monitoring and data feed back is key to success. A survey of ...

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Eco Expo Asia Highlights Energy Efficiency
Eco Expo Asia Highlights Energy Efficiency

Thursday 30th October 2014

YESTERDAY saw the opening of the Eco Expo Asia showcasing green products and energy saving technology. The Expo runs from 29 October until Saturday 1 November with many exhibitors from 22 countries and regions taking part, highlighting energy efficiency amongst other eco technologies. Eco Expo Asia is comprised of four themed days: ...

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Employee Energy Monitoring and Control Saves
Employee Energy Monitoring and Control Saves

Wednesday 29th October 2014

PITTSBURGH based PNC bank recently participated in a Carnegie Mellon University study to confirm the extent to which employee behavior can improve the company's energy efficiency. This study focused on how knowledge and control influence behavior and found that PNC Financial Services Group Inc. (to give them their full title) ...

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EU Accepts Binding 40% Emissions Target
EU Accepts Binding 40% Emissions Target

Tuesday 28th October 2014

AN EU binding target reducing greenhouse gases by 40% by 2030 was agreed very early last Friday, setting a lead for the rest of the world in tackling climate change. The EU’s goal produces a face off between heavy industry and green business. Industry claims the target is a massive challenge ...

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National Parks Turning Greener
National Parks Turning Greener

Monday 27th October 2014

THE U.S. National Park Service is investing $29 million in 81 individual energy efficiency and water conservation projects at national parks throughout the greater Washington region. This unprecedented commitment to reducing energy use and generating energy from renewable sources is the largest to date among the nine bureaus in the ...

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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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