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South East Europe Energy Efficiency Funding
South East Europe Energy Efficiency Funding

Monday 22nd December 2014

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is boosting the Green for Growth Fund (GGF) with €25 million, promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. The funding is targeted at south-eastern Europe and the European Neighbourhood region including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.   GGF provides funds to local financial institutions ...

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Technology Delivers Energy Use Drop for UK
Technology Delivers Energy Use Drop for UK

Friday 19th December 2014

THE UK economy us growing and yet energy use is on the slide - a situation that is generally unheard of, the two normally rise together. So what’s the difference? BBC News report the link between increasing wealth and increased energy use has been broken by a combination of technology and ...

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India's Buildings Get Energy Efficiency Push
India's Buildings Get Energy Efficiency Push

Thursday 18th December 2014

INDIA’S Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and United Technologies Corporation (UTC) have launched the Center of Excellence for Energy Efficient Buildings in India. The Center has been establishled at a time when the Government of India has introduced the Smart City Programme to address the challenge of rapid urbanization and ...

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Funding for Central America's Largest Wind Farm
Funding for Central America's Largest Wind Farm

Wednesday 17th December 2014

THE IFC (International Finance Corporation) has completed a $300 million financing package for constructing of Phase II and III of the largest wind farm in Central America. Once operational, the Penonome wind power plant with 86 wind turbines and an installed capacity of 215 MW is expected to generate 448 ...

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Call for West Virginia Leadership on Energy Efficiency Polcies
Call for West Virginia Leadership on Energy Efficiency Polcies

Tuesday 16th December 2014

SIERRA Club volunteers and supporters delivered a petition to West Virginia Governor Earl Tomblin calling on him to position West Virginia as a leader in energy efficiency policies. The Sierra Club state that cost saving energy efficiency policies have the potential to create more than 19,000 jobs and save more ...

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Funding for Advances in Egyptian Energy Efficiency
Funding for Advances in Egyptian Energy Efficiency

Monday 15th December 2014

THE European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is partnering with the National Bank of Egypt (NBE) offering a $30 million Energy Efficiency facility. The pilot energy efficiency programme will provide finance for private-sector investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Projects financed under the framework will contribute to ...

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France Wants Share of Euro Commission's Energy Fund
France Wants Share of Euro Commission's Energy Fund

Friday 12th December 2014

THE French government has applied for funding from the European Commission's 315 billion euro investment plan to help launch its energy transition programme, EurActiv reports.  France submitted a list of 32 projects to the European Commission, hoping to receive the funding from Jean-Claude Juncker's euro investment plan. One of the targeted ...

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Green Donuts
Green Donuts

Thursday 11th December 2014

U.S. food franchise company Dunkin’ Donuts have announced the launch of DD Green, a green building certification program designed to help franchisees build sustainable, energy-efficient restaurants. Dunkin' Donuts will work with franchisees and construction managers to build 100 new Dunkin' Donuts restaurants DD Green certified by the end of 2016. To be ...

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Power Authority and City Team up to Improve Energy Efficiency
Power Authority and City Team up to Improve Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 10th December 2014

THE New York Power Authority (NYPA) have completed the energy efficiency measures for the City of Lockport, Niagara County, New York State. The measures will save the city approximately $15,000 per year and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 87 tons annually. The work consisted of lighting upgrades at four municipal facilities ...

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World Record in Solar Energy Efficiency
World Record in Solar Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 9th December 2014

THE University of New South Wales Australia (UNSW) solar researchers have converted over 40% of the sunlight hitting a solar system into electricity, the highest efficiency ever reported. The world-beating efficiency was achieved in outdoor tests in Sydney, before being independently confirmed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) at their ...

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Energy Efficiency Funding for Geogia's Businesses
Energy Efficiency Funding for Geogia's Businesses

Monday 8th December 2014

ENERGY saving efforts need to be greater in Georgia according to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), who are looking to help the country's businesses with funding. In the country saving energy is a relatively new concept to many: the country is still 50% more energy-intense than its trading ...

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EU Commended for Energy Efforts
EU Commended for Energy Efforts

Friday 5th December 2014

THE European Union (EU) has made progress in liberalising energy markets, and its global leadership on climate change is to be commended, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). In the report, Energy Policies of IEA Countries: European Union – 2014, the IEA praised the EU for reducing its carbon intensity ...

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University Saves $2M Via Energy Efficiency Controls
University Saves $2M Via Energy Efficiency Controls

Thursday 4th December 2014

THE Mississippi University for Women (MUW) has reduced its energy use by 28 % with an estimated saving of almost $2 million over the past eight years.   Adding energy efficiency controls to six buildings on the campus, replacing halogen lights with LED track lighting in the Art and Design Building and ...

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People the Missing Ingredient in Energy Efficient Buildings
People the Missing Ingredient in Energy Efficient Buildings

Wednesday 3rd December 2014

OVER one-third of new commercial building space includes energy-saving features, but without training or an operator’s manual many occupants are in the dark about how to use them. Washington State University student Julia Day recently published a paper that for the first time shows that occupants who had effective training in ...

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Finance for Kazakhstan's First Wind Farm
Finance for Kazakhstan's First Wind Farm

Tuesday 2nd December 2014

IN a landmark project for Kazakhstan’s renewables industry, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting the first large-scale wind farm in the country to be financed under the new feed-in-tariff mechanism. The EBRD and the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) will finance the construction, connection to the power transmission ...

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Boost for Green Buildings in India
Boost for Green Buildings in India

Monday 1st December 2014

THE International Finance Corporation (IFC), and the Confederation of Real Estate Developers' Associations of India (CREDAI), have partnered to promote green buildings in the country through IFC’s EDGE certification. EDGE stands for ‘Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies’, and is a standard that focuses on energy and water efficiency in buildings. ...

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1% Energy Saving Means £250M Saving for UK Business
1% Energy Saving Means £250M Saving for UK Business

Friday 28th November 2014

BY reducing energy consumption by 1%, big businesses could save over £250 million on their energy bills annually - according to UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey. He points to the new UK’s Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), launching next month, to help large organisations cut their electricity use ...

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Energy Efficiency and Strong Policies Needed - IEA
Energy Efficiency and Strong Policies Needed - IEA

Thursday 27th November 2014

THE International Energy Agency (IEA) has laid out five actions needed to achieve a low-carbon energy sector, proposing concrete options for the international climate negotiations to be held next month in Lima, Peru. "Energy accounts for two-thirds of global greenhouse gas emissions, so any climate agreement that emerges will need to ...

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Jamaica Urged to Continue Energy Efficiency Efforts
Jamaica Urged to Continue Energy Efficiency Efforts

Wednesday 26th November 2014

THE Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) is calling on Jamaicans to use energy wisely and efficiently despite the price of oil continuing to fall. Speaking at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) ‘Think Tank’, Group General Manager of PCJ, Winston Watson, reiterated the need for persons to still conserve energy. “What we are ...

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EU Regulations Drive Growing Building Energy Efficiency Market
EU Regulations Drive Growing Building Energy Efficiency Market

Tuesday 25th November 2014

A recent report from Navigant Research analyzes the European market for residential and commercial building energy efficient products and services, including market forecasts for revenue through 2023. Stringent regulations that apply across the European Union (EU) have contributed to the development of a growing market for energy efficient buildings in Europe. ...

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Funding for Poland's Renewable Energy
Funding for Poland's Renewable Energy

Monday 24th November 2014

THE European Bank for Research and Development (EBRD) is support for the development of Poland's renewable energy resource with a series of measures aimed at increasing private sector investment. The Board of Directors of EBRD has approved an Integrated Approach to Polish Renewables which combines investments with policy dialogue that promote reforms ...

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Under 50 Years to Control Emissions
Under 50 Years to Control Emissions

Friday 21st November 2014

THE UN reveals that global carbon neutrality needs to be reached by the second half of the century, to stay under 2°C rise limit. If carbon neutrality is achieved it will head off the worst impacts of climate change, but it needs be attained by mid-to-late century. This would also keep ...

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Romania's SMEs get 15M Euro Energy Efficiency and Renewable Funding
Romania's SMEs get 15M Euro Energy Efficiency and Renewable Funding

Thursday 20th November 2014

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing €15 million of funding to SMEs for energy efficiency and small-scale renewable-energy projects of up to €1 million. The loan is being provided through Romania’s Banca Transilvania for on-lending to SMEs, and comes under the EBRD’s Romania SME Sustainable Energy Financing ...

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Green Lights for the National Gallery
Green Lights for the National Gallery

Wednesday 19th November 2014

THE National Gallery in London, adjacent to Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square, is one of the first public buildings globally to achieve 85% energy saving on lighting. The Gallery houses one of the most important collections of Western European art in the world, attracting over 6 million visitors a year, and ...

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Energy Efficiency Critical to U.S.-China Climate Agreement
Energy Efficiency Critical to U.S.-China Climate Agreement

Tuesday 18th November 2014

U.S. President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced an historic agreement to curb greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, which account for 40% of the world’s emissions. The United States, building on existing efforts, in which energy efficiency plays a very large role, will reduce emissions 26-28% by 2025 relative to ...

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