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News from February 2018

Significant Progress in Sustainable-Finance Reforms Across Emerging Markets
Significant Progress in Sustainable-Finance Reforms Across Emerging Markets

Monday 26th February 2018

EMERGING markets have become a major force in driving development and fighting climate change as 34 countries have initiated banking reforms to expand sustainable lending. This is according to the first comprehensive Global Progress Report of the Sustainable Banking Network, an IFC-supported organisation of banking regulators and associations. Those 34 countries ...

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1.5M Euro Loan for Energy Efficiency for Bosnia and Herzegovina SMEs
1.5M Euro Loan for Energy Efficiency for Bosnia and Herzegovina SMEs

Monday 19th February 2018

THE Green for Growth Fund (GGF) has provided a €1.5 million senior loan to MCF Sunrise Sarajevo (MCF Sunrise) for a new energy efficiency loan product for their clients. MCF Sunrise has a strong focus on low income entrepreneurs and micro and small businesses in urban and semi-urban areas of the ...

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UK Commercial Property Energy Efficiency Rating Too Low for New Standard
UK Commercial Property Energy Efficiency Rating Too Low for New Standard

Friday 16th February 2018

FROM April 1, 2018 new energy efficiency regulations for commercial buildings in the UK will come into effect - but it seems many landlords are not ready for it! From April all non-domestic UK property cannot be let unless it obtains an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) with a minimum rating of ...

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EU States to Benefit from €98.2 Million in Low-carbon Investments
EU States to Benefit from €98.2 Million in Low-carbon Investments

Monday 12th February 2018

THE European Commission has approved an investment package of €98.2 million to support Europe's transition to a low-carbon, circular economy under the new LIFE funding programme for the Environment and Climate Action. Today's investment package will contribute towards improving the quality of life for European citizens in five areas: Nature, Water, ...

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Revenue for Energy Efficient Buildings in Asia Pacific to Exceed $111 Billion
Revenue for Energy Efficient Buildings in Asia Pacific to Exceed $111 Billion

Friday 9th February 2018

A NEW report from Navigant Research examines the market for energy efficient building technologies in Asia Pacific, providing market forecasts for products and services, segmented by eight commercial building types, and by new construction and retrofit spending, through 2026. In Asia Pacific, energy consumption in buildings is expected to continue to ...

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Jamaica Gets EU Grant for Energy Efficiency Programme
Jamaica Gets EU Grant for Energy Efficiency Programme

Monday 5th February 2018

THE Jamaican Government has received additional funding support for its Energy Management and Efficiency Programme (EMEP) through a €9.17-million grant from the European Union (EU). This is being allocated through the European Union-Caribbean Investment Fund Facility (EU-CIF) and will serve to promote more efficient use of energy resources by the State ...

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Scottish SMEs Offered 'Cashback' Loan for Energy-efficiency Improvements
Scottish SMEs Offered 'Cashback' Loan for Energy-efficiency Improvements

Friday 2nd February 2018

SMALL businesses in Scotland could save up to £8,000 on average each year simply by making energy efficiency improvements – and cut their annual energy consumption by a quarter. That’s the message from Zero Waste Scotland and the Scottish Government, who announced this week a new ‘cashback’ scheme to help businesses ...

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