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MEPs Call for Greater Energy Targets for 2020
MEPs Call for Greater Energy Targets for 2020

Friday 24th June 2016

THE European Union’s (EU) renewable energy target - 20% of total consumption by 2020 - has already been hit by many EU member states, but some lag behind and must do more. Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) urge in a resolution, voted on Thursday, on the EU Commission's “renewables progress ...

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China Turns Up Pressure to Improve Energy Efficiency for Coal and Steel
China Turns Up Pressure to Improve Energy Efficiency for Coal and Steel

Monday 20th June 2016

OVER the past decade China has made great efforts to improve energy efficiency, but at times efforts have stuttered, hence they are increasing the pressure. According to the South China Morning Post the Chinese government has ordered local authorities to confirm the energy use by coal and steel companies to speed ...

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$36 Million to Cut Energy in New York States Commercial Buildings
$36 Million to Cut Energy in New York States Commercial Buildings

Friday 17th June 2016

THE New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has made available $36 million through two new initiatives. The aim is to increase the energy efficiency of New York's commercial buildings - including office towers, universities, hospitals and retail stores - which are some of the state's biggest energy users. ...

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EU Energy Efficiency Laws Take Centre Stage
EU Energy Efficiency Laws Take Centre Stage

Monday 13th June 2016

THE European Commission is under pressure to keep its promise that 2016 will be the “year of delivery” for its Energy Union strategy. James Crisp writing for EurActiv explains this week is important for the EU’s efforts to fight climate change and boost the import-addicted bloc’s resistance to shortages, with today ...

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£5M Funding for Clean Heat for Bristol
£5M Funding for Clean Heat for Bristol

Friday 10th June 2016

BRISTOL, in the UK, are setting out on a multi-decade major infrastructure project to build a heat network across the city. The city’s Mayor, Marvin Rees, has approved the allocation of £5 million of capital funding to the scheme. The new infrastructure will be a cornerstone of the city’s journey to ...

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Energy Management System Standard Campaign Launched
Energy Management System Standard Campaign Launched

Monday 6th June 2016

A global wide campaign promoting energy management system standards has been launched at the Clean Energy Ministerial Summit (CEM) in San Francisco, California. The assembly of high-level clean energy leaders attending the 7th Clean Energy Ministerial launched the Energy Management Campaign, a new, high-level international effort to promote ISO 50001, the ...

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Study Reveals Elevators Use 36% More Energy than Predicted
Study Reveals Elevators Use 36% More Energy than Predicted

Friday 3rd June 2016

ELEVATORS in modern office buildings are creating unacceptable lift waiting times and burning as much as 36% more energy than predicted, new research reveals. New flexible working patterns, break-out spaces and a boom in hot-desking and internal meetings are driving the problem by creating many more inter-floor lift journeys in modern ...

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Energy Efficiency Technology Teamwork Vital for Green Future
Energy Efficiency Technology Teamwork Vital for Green Future

Friday 27th May 2016

The global transition to cleaner energy is going to require teamwork on a scale the world has never seen - so claim the International Energy Agency (IEA). They reckon this will require strong, resource-efficient, and result-orientated multi-lateral co‑operation. The breadth of the analytical expertise in the IEA Technology Collaboration Programmes (TCPs) ...

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Clean Energy Employs 85,000 New Yorkers
Clean Energy Employs 85,000 New Yorkers

Monday 23rd May 2016

OVER 85,000 New Yorkers work in the clean energy industry at 7,500 business establishments across all 62 of the State’s counties according to a new report. “Tens of thousands of New Yorkers make clean energy a big and growing part of our state’s economy,” said Ron Kamen, CEO of Rhinebeck, N.Y.-based ...

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Portugal Runs for Four Days Purely on Renewable Energy
Portugal Runs for Four Days Purely on Renewable Energy

Friday 20th May 2016

LAST week Portugal kept the lights burning purely on with renewable energy for four consecutive days, creating a clean energy milestone according to data analysis of the National Energy Network figures. Solar, wind and hydro power fulfilled all of Portugal’s energy demand over a 107-hour run from 6.45am on Saturday 7 ...

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Call for New Push on Energy Efficiency
Call for New Push on Energy Efficiency

Monday 16th May 2016

THE International Energy Agency (IEA) Executive Director Fatih Birol has called for a new push on energy efficiency in a keynote address at the EEGlobal Forum 2016 in Washington. Detailing the IEA pathway to limiting global temperature rise in keeping with the COP21 Paris Agreement, Dr. Birol stated in his address: ...

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Energy Efficiency Funding for Lebanese Businesses
Energy Efficiency Funding for Lebanese Businesses

Friday 13th May 2016

THE International Finance Corporation (IFC), with the support of the Government of Canada, is helping Lebanon's Fransabank to scale up its lending to businesses looking to adopt energy-efficient technologies and mitigate climate change. IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, will provide a loan package of $20 million to ...

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International Coalition to Boost Greener, Energy Efficient, Cities
International Coalition to Boost Greener, Energy Efficient, Cities

Monday 9th May 2016

THE New Climate Economy, along with C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and the WRI Ross Centre for Sustainable Cities, have launched the Coalition for Urban Transitions, the first major international initiative to make the economic case for better urban development globally. Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, made the announcement ...

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Novel Technology in Carbon Capture
Novel Technology in Carbon Capture

Friday 6th May 2016

A major oil company and a fuel cell corporation have teamed up to develop carbon capture technology that can also produce electricity. Exxon Mobil Corporation and FuelCell Energy Inc. have announced an agreement to pursue novel technology in power plant carbon dioxide capture through a new application of carbonate fuel cells, ...

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UK Businesses Want More Energy Efficiency Grants
UK Businesses Want More Energy Efficiency Grants

Friday 29th April 2016

THE British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) and British Gas have published a survey of over 2,100 businesses regarding how the government can help businesses to install energy efficiency measures. The survey of businesses of firms in England and Wales has found that more than a third (36%) of businesses believe that ...

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 £7m Funding for UK SMEs to Cut Energy Costs
£7m Funding for UK SMEs to Cut Energy Costs

Monday 25th April 2016

ENERGY efficient equipment grant and advice programme offers lifeline to UK SMEs struggling with energy costs   The UK’s Carbon Trust is launching a new fund providing vital capital for smaller businesses to replace old, power-guzzling equipment, together with expert advice to boost the efficiency and productivity of businesses in England, Scotland ...

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Energy Burden on Low Income Households but Energy Efficiency Can Help
Energy Burden on Low Income Households but Energy Efficiency Can Help

Friday 22nd April 2016

A review of 48 major U.S. metropolitan areas finds that low-income households devote up to three times as much income to energy costs as average households in the same city, and that energy efficiency is critical to closing the gap. The report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) ...

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$60 Million Funding for Two US Energy Programs
$60 Million Funding for Two US Energy Programs

Monday 18th April 2016

THE U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy have announced up to $60 million in funding for two new programs that aim to solve some of the nation’s most pressing energy challenges. The funding is designed to accelerate the development of novel energy technologies. The first program, NEXT-Generation Energy Technologies ...

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Port of Long Beach Incentivises Energy Efficiency
Port of Long Beach Incentivises Energy Efficiency

Friday 15th April 2016

THE Port of Long Beach, California, is launching a new program offering its terminals rebates to encourage them to replace outdated, polluting and inefficient electrical equipment with energy-efficient technology. The Board of Harbour Commissioners has approved the Energy Efficiency Rebate Match Program, creating a pool of $500,000 to reimburse Port tenants ...

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World Bank Group Release Climate Action Plan
World Bank Group Release Climate Action Plan

Monday 11th April 2016

THE World Bank Group announced plans to help developing countries add 30 gigawatts of renewable energy to the world’s energy capacity. 30 gigawatts is enough energy to power 150 million homes. The plans will also bring early warning systems to 100 million people and develop climate-smart agriculture investment plans for at ...

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Energy Efficiency Financing for Ukraine
Energy Efficiency Financing for Ukraine

Friday 8th April 2016

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing additional resources to support Ukraine’s energy efficiency drive with the launch of the €75 million Ukraine Residential Energy Efficiency Financing Facility (IQ energy). The programme promotes residential energy efficiency in a country which contains one of the largest housing stocks in ...

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OECD Countries Increase Renewable Electricity Generation
OECD Countries Increase Renewable Electricity Generation

Monday 4th April 2016

ELECTRICITY generation from wind and solar increased by 16% across OECD countries in 2015, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Total OECD electricity generation was broadly flat (up 0.3% last year), with increases in wind and solar offsetting declines of around 1% in generation from combustible fuels (including coal, gas, ...

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Energy Efficiency Investment for Bucharest's Residential Buildings
Energy Efficiency Investment for Bucharest's Residential Buildings

Friday 1st April 2016

THE European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending €19.5 million to finance the second phase of energy efficiency improvements for multi-family housing in the Sector 4 municipality in Bucharest. This is the the second tranche of an approved EIB loan of €42 million. Investments under the first tranche of €22.5 million signed ...

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UK's Premier Inn to Make Big Savings Through Solar
UK's Premier Inn to Make Big Savings Through Solar

Monday 21st March 2016

WHITBREAD, one of Britain’s largest hospitality companies has completed the installation of solar panels on the rooftops of 88 of its Premier Inn hotels across the UK. This is the largest batch of solar installations Whitbread has ever undertaken and is expected to generate more than 1,326MWh of power annually, delivering ...

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Energy Efficiency Will Save India $6.5 Billion Annually
Energy Efficiency Will Save India $6.5 Billion Annually

Friday 18th March 2016

INDIAN households are rapidly adopting LED bulbs in a bid to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. Indian Power and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal said : “Energy efficiency has been a serious priority of this government. In fact, it has more potential than any other programme. The LED programme can ...

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