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Indian Clean Energy Investment $10Bn This Year?
Indian Clean Energy Investment $10Bn This Year?

Friday 30th January 2015

CLEAN energy investments in India jumped to $7.9bn in 2014, helping the country maintain its position as the 7th largest clean energy investor in the world. The numbers, just released by research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance, show that the Indian government’s ambitious plan of 24/7 power for all Indians is ...

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For Each $1 of Solar Incentives Returns $2.46
For Each $1 of Solar Incentives Returns $2.46

Thursday 29th January 2015

PROVING the advantage of incentives for renewable energy uptake a recent survey reported that for each $1 invested in solar energy it returned $2.46 to the local economy. In 2014 Solar Washington, an educational non-profit, collected data from solar installers and manufacturers directly involved in the solar industry in Washington State, ...

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Theme Park Reduces Energy Bill & Carbon Footprint
Theme Park Reduces Energy Bill & Carbon Footprint

Wednesday 28th January 2015

A UK Theme Park, Lightwater Valley, is set to save £50,000 ($76,000) through energy saving actions and strategies. Lightwater Valley’s owners, Heritage Great Britain, turned to an energy management consultancy to audit their energy use with the aim of reducing their carbon footprint and energy use. They then took measures to ...

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$62.7M Finance for Jamaican Wind Farm
$62.7M Finance for Jamaican Wind Farm

Tuesday 27th January 2015

THE largest private sector renewable energy project in Jamaica has garnered some heavy weight financial backing, delivering $62.7 million to build a wind farm on the island. The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, with the support of the Government of Canada and along with the ...

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$48M Clean Energy Initiative for the U.S.
$48M Clean Energy Initiative for the U.S.

Monday 26th January 2015

TWO charitable bodies have combined to fund a $48 million initiative to improve energy efficiency and renewable energy in the U.S. to combat climate change and air pollution. Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Heising-Simons family announced last week the launch of a new Clean Energy Initiative to support U.S. state-based solutions that ...

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China Exceed Energy Intensity Target
China Exceed Energy Intensity Target

Friday 23rd January 2015

CHINA’S State Council has revealed that their energy efficiency target for last year was exceeded, cutting energy intensity by 4.8%. The result exceeded their target of 3.9% and the 2013 target of 3.7%. The targets were set as part of China’s target of cutting energy intensity by 2015 to 16% below ...

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Invisible Energy and Energy Efficiency
Invisible Energy and Energy Efficiency

Thursday 22nd January 2015

A NEW report reckons that although many UK businesses are saving big through energy efficiency and localized energy generation, it is invisible - no one knows what is being saved. The new report by the UK’s Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE), titled ‘Invisible Energy’ reveals that the country's improved energy efficiency ...

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University Saves Big Through Energy Efficiency Measures
University Saves Big Through Energy Efficiency Measures

Wednesday 21st January 2015

THE energy efficiency measures at the University of Hawaii Manoa are paying off. The campus has saved more than 9% of energy costs, and $3.4 million last year alone. The savings were achieved through strategic air conditioning, lighting and building control retrofitting projects. A huge accomplishment, considering Mānoa has added ...

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IFC to Finance Renewable Energy Sources in Pakistan
IFC to Finance Renewable Energy Sources in Pakistan

Tuesday 20th January 2015

THE International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) investments in Pakistan will boost the private sector and support to tap new energy sources to ease power shortages, Jin-Yong Cai, CEO of IFC. Cai met Pakistani government leaders in Islamabad yesterday, including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Finance Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar. He said ...

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School District Save $8M Annually Through Energy Efficiencies
School District Save $8M Annually Through Energy Efficiencies

Monday 19th January 2015

THE Houston Independent School District’s (HISD) efforts to reduce energy consumption are paying dividends with a projected $8 million savings for the current fiscal year. The district’s Energy and Sustainability department credits behavioral changes, capital repairs and preventative maintenance for the reduction in costs. “We’re excited to recognize that the district’s commitment ...

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World Bank Provides $31M for Kosovo Energy Efficiency and Renewablea
World Bank Provides $31M for Kosovo Energy Efficiency and Renewablea

Friday 16th January 2015

THE World Bank is providing $31 million of finance for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in Kosovo. Kosovo’s Minister of Finance, Avdullah Hoti, and the World Bank’s Country Director and Regional Coordinator for Southeastern Europe, Ellen Goldstein, yesterday both signed agreements for the Kosovo Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Project, ...

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$100M for Brazilian Wind Power
$100M for Brazilian Wind Power

Thursday 15th January 2015

THE International Finance Corporation (IFC) released BRL 260 million ($100 million) in financing from Itaú Unibanco, a major Brazilian bank, to meet growing demand for renewable energy in Brazil. Arranged by IFC, Itaú’s loan  is part of an IFC financing package to support a plan to build over 260 MW ...

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A Solar System Installed in the U.S. Every 2.5 Minutes
A Solar System Installed in the U.S. Every 2.5 Minutes

Wednesday 14th January 2015

ACCORDING to new data from GTM Research, the U.S. solar industry completed a staggering project every two and a half minutes in 2014. According to the research the growth was led by the residential sector, where 200,000 systems were affixed to rooftops around the U.S. That's up from 50,000 residential ...

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Michigan gets Agricultural Energy Efficiency Incentives
Michigan gets Agricultural Energy Efficiency Incentives

Tuesday 13th January 2015

MICHIGAN utility company DTE Energy announced yesterday the addition of new agricultural energy-efficiency incentives under its Commercial Energy-Efficiency Incentive Program. With the addition of 20 new measures, members of Michigan's agricultural community can apply for cash incentives that will help pay for equipment upgrades and lower their monthly operating expenses. These ...

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Big Savings from Energy Efficiencies at State Capitol
Big Savings from Energy Efficiencies at State Capitol

Monday 12th January 2015

MARK Martin, Secretary of State for Arkansas received $88,246.72 as an incentive thanks to efficiencies that significantly reduced annual energy consumption at the State Capitol Building. “We will continue to work to preserve the resources of the Natural State at the Capitol by implementing programs to provide both cost savings to ...

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Wind Energy Saves Consumers $1Billion in Two Days
Wind Energy Saves Consumers $1Billion in Two Days

Friday 9th January 2015

WHEN extreme cold has hit the U.S. recently wind energy has set record-high outputs, saving consumers $1 billion in just two days when extreme cold hit the U one year ago. The figures were released this week by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), whose CEA Tom Kiernan stated: “This new ...

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Chicago Energy Efficient Buildings Move City Towards Goals
Chicago Energy Efficient Buildings Move City Towards Goals

Thursday 8th January 2015

THE Environmental Defense Fund have announced that two major commercial building operators, JLL and Urban Innovations, have together reduced Chicago’s energy usage by nearly 3 million kilowatt hours annually. This dramatically moves forward the effort to reach the City's Retrofit Chicago Commercial Buildings Initiative's stated goal of reducing commercial energy use ...

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Suggested Policies to Decabonize the Energy Sector
Suggested Policies to Decabonize the Energy Sector

Wednesday 7th January 2015

WITH UN climate negotiations at the end of last year committing countries to a reduction of greenhouse gases (GHG), a new publication examines an array of available possible policy options. The publication from the International Energy Agency (IEA), 'Energy, Climate Change and Environment: 2014 Insights', addresses the linkages between air pollution ...

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Renewable Funding for Bosnia and Herzegovina
Renewable Funding for Bosnia and Herzegovina

Tuesday 6th January 2015

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting the construction of a new biomass boiler plant in Prijedor, a municipality in the north west of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with a sovereign loan of up to €7 million. The funding, the first EBRD investment in renewable energy in the Balkan ...

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Indian Drive for LED Lighting Uptake
Indian Drive for LED Lighting Uptake

Monday 5th January 2015

INDIAN Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched an energy efficiency program in an effort to reduce energy demand and reduce the amount of investment in energy generation. The domestic efficient lighting programme in Delhi aims to distribute LED lighting across the city, while the National Programme for LED-based Home and Street ...

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More New Energy Efficiency Standards for U.S.
More New Energy Efficiency Standards for U.S.

Friday 2nd January 2015

IN support of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the U.S. Energy Department announced two new energy efficiency standards for general service fluorescent lamps (GSFLs) and automatic commercial ice makers (ACIMs). These are the ninth and tenth standards to be finalized over the last 12 months. Altogether, the ten standards finalized will ...

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Energy Efficiency Strengthening for UAE
Energy Efficiency Strengthening for UAE

Wednesday 31st December 2014

EMIRATES Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum which promotes green building practices, is to launch a programme to improve and encourage energy efficiency. The ‘EmiratesGBC Energy Efficiency Programme’ will act as a bridge that networks industry experts for participation in future energy efficiency projects. The programme will consist of a database ...

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Finance for Kyrgyz Energy Efficiency Upgrades
Finance for Kyrgyz Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Tuesday 30th December 2014

THE European Bank of research and Development (EBRD) has provided funding to Kyrgyzstan through Kyrgyz Investment and Credit Bank (KICB), to increase financing for energy efficiency projects.   KICB will receive a loan of $ 2 million. The funds will be used for on-lending to businesses and households wishing to make energy ...

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Algeria to Increase Energy Efficiency and Renewables
Algeria to Increase Energy Efficiency and Renewables

Monday 29th December 2014

THE Algerian Ministry of Energy is to submit an energy efficiency program to the government within the next few weeks according to allAfrica.com. Minister of Energy Youcef Yousfi revealed his ministry’s intention at a press conference held during a visit to a pilot for shale gas wells in Salah (Tamanrasset). He ...

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Chile Acts to Cut Energy Waste and Boost Hydro Power
Chile Acts to Cut Energy Waste and Boost Hydro Power

Wednesday 24th December 2014

14 PUBLIC hospitals in Chile are to be the target for energy saving actions in 2015, all part of a broad energy efficiency drive for the South American state. The Chilean Energy Ministry have also asked for tenders for the installation of LED street lighting across 40 towns and cities, with ...

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