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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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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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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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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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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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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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$1 Million in Energy Savings for Schools
$1 Million in Energy Savings for Schools

Wednesday 27th August 2014

AN energy savings improvement program for New Jersey’s Hillsborough Township Public Schools will reduce annual costs by around $1 million, plus providing a better environment for students and faculty. The district will fund the program with a $1.7-million rebate available through "Pay for Performance", a component of New Jersey's Clean Energy ...

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$5M for Energy Efficiency Improvements in Azerbaijan
$5M for Energy Efficiency Improvements in Azerbaijan

Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is lending $5 million to Azerbaijan’s Demirbank to finance energy efficiency projects in the country. The financial facility will be used for on-lending to qualifying corporate and individual customers for industrial and residential energy efficiency projects and equipment. This will allow Demirbank ...

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Increase in Building Automated Energy Efficient Systems
Increase in Building Automated Energy Efficient Systems

Wednesday 20th August 2014

BUILDING owners across the world are increasingly adopting intelligent and building automation (BA) systems to tackle rising energy costs. As buildings account for nearly one-third of global energy use and are the leading contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, need for BA systems will only grow. Opportunities for manufacturers will be ...

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Funding for Research into Energy Efficiency
Funding for Research into Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 19th August 2014

ENERGY security, price fluctuations let alone climate change is behind six new research projects that aim to gain a fuller understanding of how energy is managed in the UK's non-domestic buildings. Funded with £3 million from the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), on behalf of the Research Councils ...

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Nigeria's Nasarawa State to get Energy Efficiency Aid
Nigeria's Nasarawa State to get Energy Efficiency Aid

Monday 18th August 2014

THE Global Environment Facility – United Nations Development Programme (GEF-UNDP) has revealed it will spend 21 million Nigerian Naira to improve sustainable energy projects and energy efficiency. Etiosa Uyigue, the National Coordinator of GEF-UNDP, revealed the program for Nasarawa State in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). He ...

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First Tidal Generator for Wales
First Tidal Generator for Wales

Wednesday 13th August 2014

WALES’ first full-scale tidal energy generator has been unveiled at a launch ceremony at Pembroke Port by The First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones. The DeltaStream device has been developed by Cardiff-based tidal stream technology company Tidal Energy Ltd and will be installed in Ramsey Sound, Pembrokeshire. It will be amongst ...

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$3M Energy Saving Initiative for Auckland Airport
$3M Energy Saving Initiative for Auckland Airport

Tuesday 12th August 2014

A NEW $3 million initiative will see Auckland Airport in New Zealand working in partnership with tenants to achieve ambitious energy-saving targets. Supported by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA), the program is the first collaboration of its type between a large-scale commercial landlord and tenants. Auckland Airport is New ...

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Green Building Code for Phillipines
Green Building Code for Phillipines

Monday 11th August 2014

THE Philippine’s Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has announced it is to craft a Green Building Code (GBC). DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson said, “This is the Department’s response to the clamor for sustainable building regulations to reduce greenhouse emissions and introduce electricity and cost savings for new buildings ...

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£200M Boost for UK Renewable Projects
£200M Boost for UK Renewable Projects

Friday 8th August 2014

UK Renewable energy projects can compete for a budget of over £200 million annually, as part of reforms to the UK electricity market. The funding is for the first allocation round for the new Contracts for Difference, which provide long-term certainty and reduce risk for investors. The government’s reforms to the ...

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New York Invests in Energy Efficiency
New York Invests in Energy Efficiency

Thursday 7th August 2014

THE U.S. State of New York is set to enjoy $20 million in energy savings from three newly completed energy efficiency projects over the next two decades. The New York State Office of General Services (OGS) and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) have partnered on the energy efficiency projects, which ...

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French Cabinet Approves Energy Bill
French Cabinet Approves Energy Bill

Tuesday 5th August 2014

THE French Government has approved the country’s long anticipated Energy Bill, with expectations the bill could produce €10 billion of clean energy and technology investment. The bill was approved by the French Cabinet last week and will now go before the full parliament this autumn. Strikingly the bill proposes an increase in ...

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UK Students to See the LED Light
UK Students to See the LED Light

Thursday 31st July 2014

A UK student accommodation company has set a program of installing energy saving LED lighting into 120 properties at a cost of £21 million. Unite Students house 41,000 students, meaning any energy savings in their properties can substantially reducing running costs and protect profits. The company expects to see payback within five ...

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S$8.3M for Singapore Building Energy Efficiency Research
S$8.3M for Singapore Building Energy Efficiency Research

Wednesday 30th July 2014

IN a bid to improve Singapore’s building energy efficiency, a grant of 8.3 million Singapore Dollars (S$) has been made to researchers from several of the Republic’s higher learning centres. Singapore’s Today report that researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Ngee Ann Polytechnic were ...

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EIB Finance Energy Efficiency in Bucharest
EIB Finance Energy Efficiency in Bucharest

Monday 28th July 2014

THE European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing €22.47 million to finance the second phase of an energy efficiency retrofit program in Bucharest, Romania. The project is expected to result in around 50% savings in the energy consumption of the buildings concerned. The menu is the first tranche of a loan worth ...

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British Colombia's Mills Get Energy Saving Boost
British Colombia's Mills Get Energy Saving Boost

Friday 25th July 2014

THE Canadian province of British Colombia's (BC) government have announced a new Power Smart program to improve energy efficiency and reduce electricity costs for paper and pulp mills. The program will help producers remain globally competitive, supporting thousands of jobs throughout the province, while reducing overall electricity demand, keeping rates ...

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Supermarket Set Green Commercial Loan Lead
Supermarket Set Green Commercial Loan Lead

Monday 21st July 2014

UK supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has obtained a £200M green loan from Lloyds and Rabobank to fund their numerous sustainability programs, which the firm calling a breakthrough in commercial loans. The commercial loan is the first to be officially classified "green" loan taken out by a British blue chip company, which will ...

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10M for UK Business and Industry to Improve Energy Efficiency
10M for UK Business and Industry to Improve Energy Efficiency

Friday 18th July 2014

UK business, industry and other organisations will get help to cut their energy costs with £10 million available this year to improve efficiency and reduce energy demand, and more to follow. The announcement was made yesterday by UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey at the CBI’s Energy Conference. He ...

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