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Institutional Investment Vital to EU Roadmap
Institutional Investment Vital to EU Roadmap

Thursday 10th March 2011

THE EU needs to work with institutional investors to meet the 2050 targets in their energy efficiency roadmap published this week, the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) have stated. The IIGC feel it is vital for institutional to be considered to shape policies which would encourage the private investment ...

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$200M Investment Energy Efficiency Potential for Armenia
$200M Investment Energy Efficiency Potential for Armenia

Thursday 10th March 2011

THE IFC revealed in their report, “Energy Efficiency: A New Resource for Sustainable Growth” Armenia’s industrial sector could save 14.5 percent of energy costs through improving energy efficiency. IFC (International Finance Corporation) Regional Head for the Caucasus, Thomas Lubeck, revealed the extent of potential savings at the Energy Efficiency Expo 2011, ...

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Europe's "Roadmap" for more Energy Savings

Wednesday 9th March 2011

TO LIMIT spiralling energy costs and achieve its own target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, the European Commission said yesterday that the EU must invest heavily in energy efficiency. This opinion came from the unveiling of the Commission’s 'roadmap for moving to a competitive low-carbon economy in 2050'. The plan shows ...

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$15M Grants Available for Greening Illinois Firms
$15M Grants Available for Greening Illinois Firms

Wednesday 9th March 2011

THE ILLINOIS Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) announced this week that it is accepting applications for two grant programs designed to promote green industry and energy efficiency. The department expects to award up to $15 million in grant funds to the selected applicants. Both programs are run by the ...

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China Sets Example with Carbon Reduction Goals
China Sets Example with Carbon Reduction Goals

Tuesday 8th March 2011

CHINA seems to be setting the example and seems set deliver a ‘clean industrial revolution’ despite burgeoning expansion and a poor record on greenhouse gas emissions. A new report by The Climate Group commissioned by the HSBC Climate Change Centre of Excellence, says the Chinese government’s decision to put a ‘clean ...

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UK Public Buildings Struggle to Achieve Energy Efficiency
UK Public Buildings Struggle to Achieve Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 8th March 2011

UK GOVERMENT data has revealed that there are three times as many properties in the lowest energy efficiency category than in the top bands. The release of new figures highlight the immensity of the challenge facing the UK government in its plan to improve energy efficiency across the public sector, with ...

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Conflicts as China Pushes for Energy Efficiency
Conflicts as China Pushes for Energy Efficiency

Monday 7th March 2011

CHINA is the world’s second largest economy so their efforts to raise the country’s energy efficiency is important for their own and the worlds economy. They have so far managed to cut energy consumption per unit of GDP by 19.06 percent between 2006 and 2010 on the 2005 levels, however ...

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Asia's Energy Efficiency Industry to Grow by 421% by 2015
Asia's Energy Efficiency Industry to Grow by 421% by 2015

Monday 7th March 2011

RAPID economic growth in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region significantly increased energy demand, which has in turn lead to a greater focus on energy efficiency according to a new report. Pike Research’s report, “Energy Efficient Buildings:  Asia Pacific” analyses market issues and opportunities related to energy efficiency solutions for commercial buildings ...

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£550M Available in Green Loans to UK Businesses
£550M Available in Green Loans to UK Businesses

Friday 4th March 2011

UK BUSINESSES will be provided with funding of £550 million ($894.9 million) to help them invest in energy efficiency technology, it has been announced today (March 4). The UK’s Carbon Trust and the financial arm of Siemens Financial Services will provide companies with loans over the next three years, businesses ...

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Filipino Companies to Benefit from Energy Efficiency
Filipino Companies to Benefit from Energy Efficiency

Thursday 3rd March 2011

40 FILIPINO companies in the Davao City region have made a commitment to practice energy efficiency and energy management systems after attending a national workshop on energy efficiency. Jesus C. Anunciacion, the assistant director for Philippines Energy Efficiency and Conservation Division, said that the companies who made the commitment during the ...

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Battle Awaits over Binding Energy Efficiency Targets
Battle Awaits over Binding Energy Efficiency Targets

Thursday 3rd March 2011

JO LEINEN, chair of the European Parliament's environment committee, warned the European Union (EU) executive that it will have a fight over binding energy-efficiency targets. Leinen told EurActiv: "The Parliament will strongly lobby for a binding target. We can criticise the executive of the EU and at the very end we ...

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Increasing Energy Prices Prioritise Efficiency for Businesses
Increasing Energy Prices Prioritise Efficiency for Businesses

Wednesday 2nd March 2011

HIGHER fuel costs are pushing energy efficiency up the agenda for British businesses but fear that action will be too expensive in the short term according to a new survey. Energy advisors energyrethinking today released the results of the survey they commissioned in association with the Institute of Directors (IoD). Over ...

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A Mandatory Energy Efficiency Scheme for South Africa?
A Mandatory Energy Efficiency Scheme for South Africa?

Wednesday 2nd March 2011

SOUTH AFRICA’S state-owned power company Eskom said yesterday that it wants the government to set a mandatory energy efficiency scheme as a safety net. We revealed recently that Eskom expects there to be further difficulties for South Africa as they try to rank up their generating capacity, which is currently struggling ...

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$27 Million for Alberta's Energy Efficiency Projects
$27 Million for Alberta's Energy Efficiency Projects

Tuesday 1st March 2011

$27.2 MILLION Canadian Dollars will be split amongst six companies in Alberta, Canada, as provisional funding to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions through energy efficiency. The Canadian Climate Change and Emissions Management Corp. (CCEMC) Chairman Eric Newell revealed in a statement: "Supporting industry's efforts to improve energy efficiency is key to ...

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Businesses Missing out on Green Economy
Businesses Missing out on Green Economy

Tuesday 1st March 2011

THE UK’s Carbon Trust is warning that companies in the countries south west region are missing out on the opportunities from the green economy. At the launch of the Trust’s Green Growth campaign they highlighted that the green economy will grow by 25 percent over the next four years to £112 ...

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