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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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U.S. Poposes New Energy Efficiency Rules
U.S. Poposes New Energy Efficiency Rules

Friday 19th September 2014

U.S. President Obama revealed yesterday a series of public and private sector commitments and executive actions to promote energy efficiency and advance solar energy. Altogether the proposed actions will cut carbon pollution by nearly 300 million metric tons through 2030 – equivalent to taking more than 60 million cars off the ...

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Energy Efficiency Leasing Finance for Turkey
Energy Efficiency Leasing Finance for Turkey

Thursday 18th September 2014

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is lending $96 million to Yapi Kredi Leasing, Turkey’s leading leasing company, to increase its leasing operations in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. This long-term financing to Yapi Kredi Leasing will reduce greenhouse gases as it will be used to finance renewable ...

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French Aim for Energy Positive New Public Buildings
French Aim for Energy Positive New Public Buildings

Wednesday 17th September 2014

FRANCE could have all its new publicly-subsidised buildings 'energy positive’ if Minister for Ecology and Energy, Ségolène Royale, gets her wish. According to EurActiv France Royale wants to include this initiative in the France’s energy transition bill (PLTE), which has already undergone repeated changes since it was first presented last June, ...

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Energy Saving Behavioral Challenge Saves Businesses 11%
Energy Saving Behavioral Challenge Saves Businesses 11%

Tuesday 16th September 2014

PORTLAND Energy Conservation Incorporated (PECI) have concluded an energy-saving pilot with aimed to help local businesses build detailed awareness of energy use and then make substantial energy and financial savings. The pilot scheme was designed and implemented by PECI, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to creating the new energy economy, and supported ...

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Alabania to Focus on Energy Efficiency
Alabania to Focus on Energy Efficiency

Monday 15th September 2014

ALBANIAN Energy Minister, Damian Gjiknuri stated today that the government has a concrete program to reduce electricity consumption. He made the remarks while attending a conference on energy policy in the Balkans, themed "Energy Efficiency Policies". He said: ”To encourage the use of energy efficiency. Saving means a more efficient ...

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Report Highlights Importance of EU Energy Efficiency
Report Highlights Importance of EU Energy Efficiency

Friday 12th September 2014

THE UK’s Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) think tank has released a report stating energy efficiency has to be centre to EU strategy to improve security of energy supplies. In the shadow of the Ukrainian crisis, Europe could cut its gas dependency by a third – the proportion of the ...

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Improving Energy Efficiency in Astana School
Improving Energy Efficiency in Astana School

Thursday 11th September 2014

A joint pilot project at School No. 25 in Astana, Kazakhstan, will result in benefits of energy efficiency improvements to public buildings in the country’s capital. The Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Kazakhstan and the European Bank for Reconstruction and ...

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Energy Efficiency: Key for Boosting Development
Energy Efficiency: Key for Boosting Development

Wednesday 10th September 2014

THE benefits of energy efficiency go well beyond the simple scaling back of energy demand, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency published yesterday. In a study that reframes the discussion about the so-called “hidden fuel”, the IEA shows how energy efficiency has the potential to support ...

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U.S. University Saves 40% Through Energy Efficiency Upgrade
U.S. University Saves 40% Through Energy Efficiency Upgrade

Monday 8th September 2014

THE U.S. Energy Department recognized the University of Utah for its energy efficiency improvements and reducing energy use by 40% in a historic campus building, saving $57,000 annually. The University’s efforts are part of U.S. President Obama’s Better Buildings Challenge, including the upgrading the 42-year-old Dumke Health Professions Education Building and ...

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Renewable Energy Promotion for Islands
Renewable Energy Promotion for Islands

Friday 5th September 2014

THE International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), have joined forces to promote the use of renewable energy on islands. IRENA, the intergovernmental organization dedicated to supporting countries’ efforts to adopt renewable energy, and UNWTO, the United Nations specialized agency for tourism, released a Joint Statement on ...

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Call for India to Adopt Energy Efficiency for the Future
Call for India to Adopt Energy Efficiency for the Future

Thursday 4th September 2014

INDIAN Minister for Petroleum and Natural gas, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, has called for adopting energy efficiency techniques to ensure energy security according to orissadiary.com. Pradhan was speaking in New Delhi at a function to mark the release of energy star ratings for hospital buildings. He said that the adoption of energy ...

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EBRD Invests in Hydropower in Tajikistan
EBRD Invests in Hydropower in Tajikistan

Wednesday 3rd September 2014

EBRD (European Bank for Reconstructions and Development) is investing approximately $75.7 million, including $21 million in donor funds, a $10 million loan and a $11 million grant for hydropower in Tajikistan. Hydropower is of crucial importance to Tajikistan’s economic well-being, the source of some 96% of its electricity but also bringing ...

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Cell, Sold - Video
Cell, Sold - Video

Tuesday 2nd September 2014

We posted not too long ago about the research into Hydrogen Fuel Cell cars and the problems will rolling out the technology. Joan Ogden, professor of environmental science and policy at UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies and director of the Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways (NextSTEPS), has released a great video ...

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EU Energy Efficient Building Improvements to Total Nearly $800 Billion
EU Energy Efficient Building Improvements to Total Nearly $800 Billion

Tuesday 2nd September 2014

BUILDINGS account for 40% of Europe’s final energy consumption, and thus represent a key focus in efforts to improve overall energy efficiency according to a new report from Navigant Research. They report that two key pieces of European Union (EU) legislation, the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and the ...

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UK Industry Turn to Energy Efficiency to Dent Rising Prices
UK Industry Turn to Energy Efficiency to Dent Rising Prices

Monday 1st September 2014

THE Financial Times reports that UK industry is becoming evermore concerned about the rising costs of energy, which is driving them towards energy management. It has become very much the focus at boardroom level according to a survey by Siemens, and is now regarded as business critical by most industry bosses. The ...

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NY Taxpayers Save $4M Annually From Energy Efficiency Improvements
NY Taxpayers Save $4M Annually From Energy Efficiency Improvements

Friday 29th August 2014

DURING the first half of 2014, the energy efficiency projects completed by the New York Power Authority (NYPA) at public facilities in New York State will deliver savings of $4 million annually. Improving energy efficiency and reducing demand on the electric power are part of the aim to create a more ...

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$60B for Iranian Energy Saving Projects
$60B for Iranian Energy Saving Projects

Thursday 28th August 2014

IRAN’S Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh revealed that the administration has allocated $60 billion to implement energy saving and environmental protection projects. Shana news agency quotes Zanganeh as saying that environmental protection and energy saving are among top priorities for the current administration, although he didn’t elaborate on a timeframe for ...

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