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Ancient Egyptian Blue Pigment a Boost for Energy Efficiency
Ancient Egyptian Blue Pigment a Boost for Energy Efficiency

Monday 15th October 2018

RESEARCH by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the US has revealed how the ancient Egyptian Blue pigment can boost energy efficiency. Julie Chao writes explains that the colour developed by Egyptians thousands of years ago has a modern-day application as the pigment can boost energy efficiency by cooling rooftops and ...

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IPCC Call for Global Warming Increase Limit to Just 1.5°C
IPCC Call for Global Warming Increase Limit to Just 1.5°C

Monday 8th October 2018

ENERGY Efficiency is one of the major weapons to combat global warming with that battle coming into sharp focus over the weekend. The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) have changed the call for a 2°C drop in global temperatures to just 1.5°C. Cutting energy waste, reducing the CO2 emissions is ...

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ACEEE 2018 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard - Video
ACEEE 2018 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard - Video

Thursday 4th October 2018

AS the US government loosens environmental rules, states are investing more in energy efficiency and delivering increased power savings, according to the 2018 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. This 12th annual report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), released today, identifies the leaders (Massachusetts and California), the most-improved states, ...

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Paris Builds Zero Carbon Quarter
Paris Builds Zero Carbon Quarter

Tuesday 2nd October 2018

IN the 17th District of Paris, between elegant buildings and decrepit railway tracks is the transforming Clichy-Batignolles area; changing from an industrial wasteland into an ambitious eco-district. Paris wanted to make Clichy-Batignolles a model for sustainable urban development, bringing to life through this ambitions project of energy efficiency, reduction in greenhouse gas ...

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Satellite to Assess Energy Efficiency
Satellite to Assess Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 25th September 2018

E.ON is working with the European Space Agency (ESA) and Earth observation specialist Astrosat, capturing satellite imaging data to accurately identify areas across the UK where energy efficiency measures are most needed. The project will use near real-time and archived data gathered from orbiting satellites – including optical sources, thermal-infrared for ...

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Energy Efficiency Can Address Climate Change
Energy Efficiency Can Address Climate Change

Wednesday 19th September 2018

DISTINGUISHED American energy expert Amory Lovins yesterday published what may be the most important findings for climate change since Lord Nicholas Stern published “The Economics of Climate Change” in 2007. Current climate change thinking argues that the world has to use energy at least 3% more productively each year in order ...

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College Improves Energy Efficiency With New Lighting System
College Improves Energy Efficiency With New Lighting System

Tuesday 18th September 2018

AFTER an energy audit within the Center for Natural Sciences at Ithaca College, New York, the Office of Energy Management and Sustainability plans to upgrade some lighting fixtures and controls within the building to improve its energy efficiency. Greg Lischke, director of energy management and sustainability, discussed these plans with a ...

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Ukraine's Industries to get Energy Efficiency Improvement Help
Ukraine's Industries to get Energy Efficiency Improvement Help

Friday 14th September 2018

A joint conference took place today between the Ministry for Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine and the German company GIZ with aim if improving the energy efficiency of Ukrainian industrial facilities. At the conference, a presentation was made on the selection of Ukrainian enterprises that will receive technical support for ...

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Energy Efficiency Employs 2.25 Million Americans
Energy Efficiency Employs 2.25 Million Americans

Wednesday 12th September 2018

ENERGY efficiency added more new jobs than any other industry in the entire U.S. energy sector in 2017 and now employs nearly 2.25 million Americans, according to a new jobs analysis from E4TheFuture and the national, nonpartisan business group E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs). The new report, Energy Efficiency Jobs in America ...

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Funding Boost for Serbian Energy Efficiency
Funding Boost for Serbian Energy Efficiency

Friday 7th September 2018

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a loan of up to Din 600 million (equivalent to €5.1 million) to UniCredit, the second-largest bank in Serbia, to enhance its financing of the green economy. The loan comes under the EBRD €85 million Green Economy Financing Facility for the Western ...

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Higher Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Standards for the University of California

Wednesday 5th September 2018

THE University of California yesterday announced a bold expansion of its systemwide sustainability goals as part of its Carbon Neutrality Initiative and leadership on climate change efforts. UC will aim for 100% reliance on clean electricity supplies across its campuses and medical centerscentres5, which dovetails with the university’s prior pledge to become ...

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Green Grid - Still a Need to Keep Improving Energy Efficiency?

Monday 3rd September 2018

THE Mayor of London’s RE:FIT ask whether energy efficiency is needed with a greener grid? Raising a question from the Public Sector Executive (PSE): As the grid becomes less carbon-intensive, do organisations still need to be concerned with reducing energy use? Between 2014 and 2018, the carbon intensity of UK grid ...

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India Secures $300 Million to Ramp-up Energy Efficiency Programme

Wednesday 29th August 2018

THE Government of India, the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL),  and the World Bank yesterday signed a $220 million Loan Agreement and an $80 million Guarantee Agreement for the India Energy Efficiency Scale-Up Program. The Program, to be implemented by EESL, will help scale up the deployment of energy saving ...

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Municipal Government Saves Through Energy Efficiency Improvements

Friday 24th August 2018

AMERESCO, a leading energy efficiency and energy infrastructure company, announced this week the successful energy efficiency project serving the municipal government buildings of Stewart County, Tennessee, USA. Ameresco installed multiple energy conservation measures to eight local government facilities, including administrative buildings, a courthouse, and emergency medical services (EMS) facilities. The ...

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New York Property Owners & Landlords to Cut Energy by 20% by 2030

Monday 20th August 2018

A major effort is to take place by several of New York’s biggest property owners and landlords to reduce energy consumption by 20% by 2030. Urban Green Council are working with the property companies and landlords to reach the target reduction in energy, carbon emissions and costs. Urban Green’s first 80x50 Buildings ...

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Pakistan Approve Development of a National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Policy

Monday 13th August 2018

THE Board of Director (BoD) of Pakistan’s National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (NEECA) have approved the plan for the development of a National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Policy. The BoD also approved the launch of a National Energy Conservation Awards Scheme and the adoption of standard industrial classification codes by ...

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Green Financing For Polish SMEs

Monday 6th August 2018

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a loan of PLN 300 million (€71 million equivalent) to provide leasing finance to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Poland’s private sector, which will help them increase energy and resource efficiency. The funds are filtered through Millennium Leasing Sp. z ...

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Deep Benefits of Improved Energy Efficiency

Thursday 2nd August 2018

SEVERAL projects at The University of Manchester’s Urban Institute are showing how improvements in the efficiency of household energy use can result in benefits for human health and well-being, economic productivity, environmental quality and urban development. The recently-completed COMBI project (‘Calculating and Operationalising the Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency in Europe’, funded ...

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Energy Efficiency Funding for SMEs In NE Lincolnshire, UK

Monday 30th July 2018

SMALL businesses in North East Lincolnshire, UK, are getting the opportunity to benefit from £9.2m funding to improve energy efficiency and save money and emissions. The Smarter Energy Greater Lincolnshire program is making the money available. The program aims to aid SMEs to make improve energy efficiency through grants, knowledge and ...

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Capital Goods Makers Driving Low-carbon Industrial Revolution

Tuesday 24th July 2018

A low carbon industrial revolution is being driven by innovation in the capital goods sector – according to a new report ‘Bridging low carbon technologies’ from environmental non-profit and investment research provider CDP today. Capital goods companies provide the products and solutions that major high-emitting sectors such as power generation, ...

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Energy Efficiency to Reduce Disparity in U.S. Rural & Urban Energy Burden

Monday 23rd July 2018

RURAL households across the United States spend a disproportionately high share of their income on energy bills — about 40% more than their metropolitan counterparts, according to a new report released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and the Energy Efficiency for All (EEFA) coalition. The problem is ...

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Dubai's Investment in Energy Efficiency Projects Increased to $136m in 2017

Friday 20th July 2018

DUBAI’S Regulatory & Supervisory Bureau (RSB) for electricity and water reported that the UAE city’s complete investments in the energy efficiency market increased to $136m (AED500m) in 2017. According to the Bureau’s 2017 annual report energy efficiency project investment reached AED250m in 2017, increasing by a third compared to 2016.  These ...

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New Energy Efficiency Bill for Malaysia in 2019

Thursday 19th July 2018

A Malaysian Energy Efficiency Bill is to be introduced in 2019 to cut the country’s carbon emissions by 45% by 2030. This will be in compliance with the Paris climate accord. So stated Malaysian Energy, Green Technology, Science and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin, as reported by the Malay Mail ...

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3BN Swedish Kronor Loan for Energy Efficient Social Infrastructure

Sunday 15th July 2018

THE European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a SEK 3bn (Euro 292m) loan agreement with Hemsö Fastighets AB. The Swedish property owner will use the long-term (up to 25 years) financing facility to build healthcare and research infrastructure, elderly care homes and educational facilities, all to nearly-zero-energy-building (NZEB) standards. The ...

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LONDON'S £500m Energy Fund to Tackle CO2 Emissions

Wednesday 11th July 2018

LONDON'S Hospitals, museums, offices, libraries, social housing and universities are amongst the public buildings and small businesses set to become more energy efficient thanks to a new £500 million-pound investment fund. A recent study from the Green Finance Taskforce revealed that many public-sector organisations and small businesses want to install energy-efficiency ...

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