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Israeli Supermarket Chain get 12 Month Payback with Compressor Optimisation
Israeli Supermarket Chain get 12 Month Payback with Compressor Optimisation

Monday 25th July 2016

A compressor optimisation technology is claimed to have achieved a 12-month payback for Israel’s largest supermarket chain. The ESM advanced energy efficiency product developed by Smartcool Systems, has been retrofitted at a Shufersal supermarket, a part of the largest supermarket chain in Israel. The savings achieved at the first site are ...

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2016 World Energy Efficiency Rankings
2016 World Energy Efficiency Rankings

Friday 22nd July 2016

GERMANY continues to lead the world in energy efficiency, followed by Italy and Japan (tied for second place), France, and the United Kingdom (not reflecting energy-related government changes in 2016), according to the 2016 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard. New to the rankings this year are eight nations:  Indonesia, Netherlands, Poland, Saudi ...

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UK's Green Investment Bank Lends £9.87m for LED Streetlight Upgrade
UK's Green Investment Bank Lends £9.87m for LED Streetlight Upgrade

Monday 18th July 2016

STIRLING Regional Council, Scotland, is borrowing £9.87m from the UK's Green Investment Bank (GIB) to install LEDs instead of traditional sodium lightbulbs in 12,000 streetlights over four years. The local authority will also replace 4,000 of the columns (or lampposts), marking a major investment in infrastructure for the county. Stirling is ...

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$19 Million to Improve U.S. Efficiency
$19 Million to Improve U.S. Efficiency

Friday 15th July 2016

THE U.S. Energy Department announced today it is investing $19 million to improve the efficiency in the nation’s homes, offices, schools, hospitals, restaurants and stores. The projects will develop advanced building technologies that will help American consumers and businesses save money on their utility bills, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and ...

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Singapore Unveils Climate Change Combat Plans
Singapore Unveils Climate Change Combat Plans

Monday 11th July 2016

SINGAPORE has unveiled its latest plan to tackle climate change and meet its targets under the Paris climate change agreement. Taking measures including a new heat stress information system to help the public better plan outdoor activities, which could be similar to current health advisories for haze, will be ready by ...

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Loan for Energy Efficiency Improvements in Ukraine
Loan for Energy Efficiency Improvements in Ukraine

Friday 8th July 2016

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is pledging more resources to improve the competitiveness and energy efficiency of Ukraine’s agribusiness corporates. With a major loan of up to $20 million, the Bank will be supporting energy efficiency and environmental improvements to two major sugar plants owned by the Astarta ...

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BRICS Look to Green Energy and Improved Energy Efficiency
BRICS Look to Green Energy and Improved Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 5th July 2016

THE BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) have committed to promote clean energy and improve energy efficiency through cooperating with one another. The resolution was made at the conclusion of a two-day international conference of the BRICS working group on energy efficiency in India. Delegates from all member ...

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Financing for Turkish Renewable Energy Projects
Financing for Turkish Renewable Energy Projects

Friday 1st July 2016

IN response to growing demand, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing $110 million Turkey’s Akbank to finance private companies investing in renewable energy. It is part of the EBRD strategy to help Turkey meet growing demand for electricity and diversify away from expensive imported fuel, while addressing ...

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Beijing's New Energy Efficient Building
Beijing's New Energy Efficient Building

Monday 27th June 2016

THE Beijing Greenland Center recently completed in the Chinese capital was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) to sustainable and energy efficient. Located between Beijing’s historic core and its largest international airport, the 260-meter-tall tower in the Dawangjing business district, situated on the city’s northeast side. Sustainable and efficient, the ...

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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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