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Kenya Can Greatly Benefit from Green Economy
Kenya Can Greatly Benefit from Green Economy

Wednesday 16th April 2014

KENYA’S transition to a green economy offers major economic benefits worth $45 billion by 2030, offering greater food security, a cleaner environment and higher productivity of natural resources. This is the conclusion of a new study launched Tuesday by the Government of Kenya and the UN Environment Programme. The study, “The ...

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Energy Efficiency Program for Colombian SMEs
Energy Efficiency Program for Colombian SMEs

Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) has launched its GREENPYME program in Colombia, aiming to help small and medium enterprises from energy-intensive sectors achieve greater energy efficiency. A group of 40 companies will be selected to be part of a first round of energy audits which will help them identify opportunities ...

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Efficient and Clean Energy Needed to Fight Climate Change
Efficient and Clean Energy Needed to Fight Climate Change

Monday 14th April 2014

THE Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) revealed a report yesterday revealing a rise in global greenhouse gases emissions to unprecedented levels despite more policies aimed at reducing climate change. The report, entitled Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change, shows that emissions grew more quickly between 2000 and 2010 ...

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US Cities with Most Energy Efficient Buildings
US Cities with Most Energy Efficient Buildings

Friday 11th April 2014

THE U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the sixth annual list of the top 25 U.S. metropolitan areas with the most Energy Star certified buildings. The cities on this list demonstrate the economic and environmental benefits achieved by facility owners and managers when they apply a proven approach to energy ...

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Austria Set Energy Efficiency Example
Austria Set Energy Efficiency Example

Thursday 10th April 2014

IN a review of Austrian energy policies the International Energy Agency (IEA) praised European country Austria for its balanced focus on energy efficiency, security of supply, and renewable energy sources. The country’s decarbonisation drive has strengthened as the economy and renewable energy use have continued to grow, while fossil fuel ...

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$393.7 Million to be Spent on Jamaican Energy Efficiency Project
$393.7 Million to be Spent on Jamaican Energy Efficiency Project

Wednesday 9th April 2014

THE Jamaican Government is to promote private sector investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency. The Government has allocated $393.7 million in the 2014/15 Estimates of Expenditure for the Energy Security and Efficiency Enhancement project, which will seek to improve energy efficiency and security in key areas of the economy. Amongst the ...

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Energy Efficiency Building Retrofits to Rocket
Energy Efficiency Building Retrofits to Rocket

Tuesday 8th April 2014

A new report from Navigant Research, reveals that the worldwide market for energy efficiency retrofits in commercial and public buildings will grow from $68.2 billion in 2014 to $127.5 billion by 2023. Voluntary energy efficiency certification programs and energy efficiency regulatory requirements are driving the market’s growth, according to a new ...

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New Zealand Businesses to Save from Energy Efficiency Initiatives
New Zealand Businesses to Save from Energy Efficiency Initiatives

Monday 7th April 2014

NEW Zealand Minister of Energy and Resources Simon Bridges has announced three energy efficiency initiatives to improve business productivity, save money and reduce carbon emissions. “The energy sector, specifically transport and industrial heat, are two key areas where energy efficiency initiatives have the potential to save thousands of dollars for businesses ...

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Finance for UK Hospitals for Energy Efficiency
Finance for UK Hospitals for Energy Efficiency

Friday 4th April 2014

THE UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) announced yesterday a £1.1m to finance the £3.1m energy efficiency project with Cheltenham General Hospital, managed by Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. This has mobilised an additional £1.1m of private sector investment, from the Aviva Investors REaLM Infrastructure Fund. The project will also receive a ...

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Guyana Sets Energy Efficiency Lead
Guyana Sets Energy Efficiency Lead

Thursday 3rd April 2014

GUYANA is shaping up to set a gold standard for the Caribbean in implementing a national energy efficiency strategy to curb greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels. "Energy efficiency is the main method of fighting climate change and its impact is global since unclean energy is the main contributor," the associate ...

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College to Enjoy Major Savings from Energy Efficiency Work
College to Enjoy Major Savings from Energy Efficiency Work

Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A $5 million energy efficiency programme by New York Power Authority (NYPA) at the College at Brockport has been completed this week, which aims to save $300,000 in energy saving annually. The work has been carried out as part of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's Build Smart NY initiative which aims ...

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New EU Energy Efficiency Costs and Savings Potential
New EU Energy Efficiency Costs and Savings Potential

Tuesday 1st April 2014

EUROPEAN Union (EU) proposals requiring large companies to undertake mandatory energy efficiency assessments will end up as a major cost burden for business unless lessons are learned from the CRC scheme. That’s the warning from Ricardo-AEA knowledge leader Christine St John Cox, who points out that although the proposed Energy Savings ...

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Municipalities Receive Grants for Energy-Saving Projects
Municipalities Receive Grants for Energy-Saving Projects

Wednesday 26th March 2014

23 Connecticut municipalities have been recognized during a ceremony at the State Capitol for their participation in the statewide Clean Energy Communities program. The program is past of the Energize Connecticut initiative that incentivizes cities and towns to support energy efficiency and renewable energy.   Municipal leaders from the communities were joined by ...

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Energy Saving Urged by China's Premier
Energy Saving Urged by China's Premier

Monday 24th March 2014

CHINESE Premier Li Keqiang has called for more effort to save energy along with emission reduction, according to official statements released yesterday as reported by xinhuanet.com. Li revealed that environmental work will be on going and coordinated with the nation’s economic expansion, with the targeted reduction in production capacity providing huge ...

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NZ Hospital to Save Through Energy Saving Lighting
NZ Hospital to Save Through Energy Saving Lighting

Thursday 20th March 2014

NEW Zealand's Palmerston North Hospital, on the North Island, is looking to upgrade its lights with more modern, efficient, energy-saving lights producing substantial reductions in energy demand, emissions and utility bills. The first phase, costing $692,000, will involve the replacement of three types of ageing light fittings in the Emergency Department, ...

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Azerbaijan Approve Building Energy Efficiency Rules
Azerbaijan Approve Building Energy Efficiency Rules

Tuesday 18th March 2014

AZERBAIJAN’S Government has approved ‘Rules’ regarding the energy efficiency for construction projects and other energy saving measures to reduce the countries CO2 emissions and boost their economy. The ‘Rules’ cover cultural buildings, historical monuments, residential buildings up to 3 storeys and constructions that do not require a building permit. The Rules ...

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Indian Companies to Become More Sustainable
Indian Companies to Become More Sustainable

Monday 17th March 2014

THE Hindustan Times (HT) reports many Indian businesses will follow the sustainable example set by large businesses in reaching a national target of 25% reduction in carbon intensity by 2020. A batch of companies became part of the 2009 India Greenhouse Gas Progam, including Godrej & Boyce, whose chairman Jamshyd N ...

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Vital for Azerbaijan to Invest in Energy Efficiency
Vital for Azerbaijan to Invest in Energy Efficiency

Friday 14th March 2014

TREND report Vice-President of Schneider Electric Central Asia Mehmet, Ali Keciciler, underlined the importance of energy efficiency projects in Azerbaijan in his speech at the Azerbaijan Investment Summit in Baku. Keciciler recognized the importance of Azerbaijan's economic growth, but this puts pressure on the existing energy, water, transport and telecom infrastructure. ...

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LED Lighting to save $283,000 Yearly in Lincoln Tunnel
LED Lighting to save $283,000 Yearly in Lincoln Tunnel

Thursday 13th March 2014

THE Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, U.S., announced yesterday the installation of 2,300 energy efficient, LED lights in the Lincoln Tunnel, which will save $283,000 annually. “Replacing our bridge and tunnel lighting systems with new LED lights makes business sense and benefits the environment by reducing our energy ...

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Romania Get Energy Efficiency Funding Boost
Romania Get Energy Efficiency Funding Boost

Tuesday 11th March 2014

ROMANIA Insider report that Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein will donate €8 million to Romania to finance energy efficiency programs aiming to reduce greenhouse gases. A statement from Romania’s Ministry of Economy revealed: “The donor states, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, concluded with Romania the Memorandum of Understanding which designates the Ministry of Economy ...

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Room to Improve LA Buildings Energy Efficiency
Room to Improve LA Buildings Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 11th March 2014

A RECENT symposium at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and the Ziman Center for Real Estate addressed the critical issue of increasing the energy efficiency of buildings. The UCLA Green Building Symposium - Building Better Places discussed how vital it is for more buildings to increase the use ...

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Rolling Blackouts Across South Africa
Rolling Blackouts Across South Africa

Monday 10th March 2014

ESKOM, South Africa’s national utility company, called a stage three power emergency last Thursday leading to rolling blackouts to stabilize and reduce demand as the grid comes under strain. Eskom stated that: ”The power system is very tight. This risk has increased significantly due to the heavy rains over the last few ...

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Funds to Help Romania's Transition to Green Economy
Funds to Help Romania's Transition to Green Economy

Friday 7th March 2014

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is helping Romania’s transition to a low-carbon economy through further development of renewable energy resources. EBRD will provide a loan of €49 million towards the construction, commissioning and operation of the 108 MW Crucea North Wind Farm in the Black Sea region of ...

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Energy Efficiency Progress for New York State Buildings
Energy Efficiency Progress for New York State Buildings

Thursday 6th March 2014

THE New York Power Authority (NYPA) revealed that during the first year of the BuildSmart NY Initiative the energy performance of state government buildings improved by nearly 5%. The initiative, which is being administered by NYPA, is intended to reduce energy consumption at state facilities by 20% by 2020. The BuildSmart NY ...

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$1M Invested in Energy Efficiency Generated $3.87M
$1M Invested in Energy Efficiency Generated $3.87M

Wednesday 5th March 2014

AN independent analysis has been released showing the economic performance of 16 US cities under the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA). The report, entitled 'The Economic Impact of Energy Efficiency Investments in the Southeast' from the US Department of Energy (DOE) funded energy efficiency retrofit consortium released the details from ...

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