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Earth Hour Beckons - Video
Earth Hour Beckons - Video

Friday 27th March 2015

WWF’s ninth Earth Hour rolls around the globe at 8.30pm local time tomorrow, 28 March, when the world’s focus will hopefully be on climate change by switching off power. As the opportunity for action on climate change peaks in 2015, the world’s largest grassroots movement will raise its voice to ...

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EU States Face Legal Action Over Energy Efficiency
EU States Face Legal Action Over Energy Efficiency

Thursday 26th March 2015

MORE than two thirds of EU countries face European Commission legal action and possible fines, after failing to translate the EU’s Energy Efficiency Directive into national law report EurActiv. According to EurActiv the 19 member states have missed the deadline by over nine months, despite EU leaders only last week calling ...

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Roadmap for New York Offshore Wind
Roadmap for New York Offshore Wind

Wednesday 25th March 2015

A NEW study looks to reduce the cost of offshore wind power for New York State over the next decade, realizing the potential of utility-scale clean energy. The study conducted by the University of Delaware's Special Initiative on Offshore Wind (SIOW) for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority ...

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ACEEE Releases Tool to Help States’ Clean Power Plans
ACEEE Releases Tool to Help States’ Clean Power Plans

Tuesday 24th March 2015

THE American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) have released a step-by-step guide to help U.S. states document and claim emissions reductions resulting from building energy codes. The guide is intended as a means for states to comply with their obligations under the Clean Power Plan. The paper is the first ...

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Romanian Companies Honored for Energy Efficiency Efforts
Romanian Companies Honored for Energy Efficiency Efforts

Monday 23rd March 2015

15 Romanian companies have been honoured by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Union (EU) for promoting energy efficiency. Included in the 15 are a cereal grower, a car-servicing company, a manufacturer of antique-style furniture, a fruit and vegetable processor, several bakeries, a paper producer, and ...

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Georgia to Achieve Energy Self-sufficiency via Hydropower Funding
Georgia to Achieve Energy Self-sufficiency via Hydropower Funding

Friday 20th March 2015

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) are helping Georgia tap its hydropower potential. By investing in the construction and operation of the Shuakhevi hydropower plant will also see the country achieve energy self-sufficiency. The $250 ...

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$21M in Energy Efficiency and Innovation Grants for California
$21M in Energy Efficiency and Innovation Grants for California

Thursday 19th March 2015

THE California Energy Commission approved $21 million in grants for energy innovation and efficiency programs at its monthly business meeting. Almost a dozen innovative projects - including one to convert forest residues to electricity and another to turn dairy manure into biogas - were funded through four key grant and loan ...

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€20M Energy Efficiency Loan for Moroccon Bank
€20M Energy Efficiency Loan for Moroccon Bank

Wednesday 18th March 2015

FOUR financial institutions are providing a €20 million financing to the Moroccon BMCE Bank and its leasing subsidiary Maghrebail. THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) have combined to strengthen sustainable energy measures in ...

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Rubber Energy - Video
Rubber Energy - Video

Tuesday 17th March 2015

Generating energy while you drive to charge an electric vehicle’s (EV) battery would seem to be a perfect combination. Just such a solution could be on the horizon from Goodyear - the tire company. At this years Geneva International Motor Show Goodyear revealed a concept tire the “BHO3” – which offers ...

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2014 Energy-related Emissions of CO2 Stalled
2014 Energy-related Emissions of CO2 Stalled

Tuesday 17th March 2015

DATA from the International Energy Agency (IEA) indicate that global emissions of carbon dioxide from the energy sector stalled in 2014. This marks the first time in 40 years in which there was a halt or reduction in emissions of the greenhouse gas that was not tied to an economic downturn. "This ...

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Solar Thermal Energy Funding for South Africa
Solar Thermal Energy Funding for South Africa

Monday 16th March 2015

A NEW solar thermal electricity facility in South Africa’s Northern Cape region is getting a ZAR 455 million ($37 million) from the International Financial Corporation (IFC). The 100-megawatt Xina Solar One facility being developed by Abengoa is expected to produce clean energy for more than 95,000 households, create jobs and reduce ...

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New U.S. Wind Report Looks at Future of Industry
New U.S. Wind Report Looks at Future of Industry

Friday 13th March 2015

THE U.S. Energy Department yesterday released a new report looking at the future of wind power through 2050 and the economic benefits that come with a robust wind industry. The report, "Wind Vision: A New Era for Wind Power in the United States", confirms that with technological advancements driving projected cost ...

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Senators Re-introduce Bill Enhancing Energy Efficiency Programs
Senators Re-introduce Bill Enhancing Energy Efficiency Programs

Thursday 12th March 2015

THREE U.S. Senators yesterday re-introduced their legislation to strengthen and reauthorize the heart of the federal government’s energy efficiency strategy. Senators Chris Coons, Susan Collins, Jack Reed, and Jeanne Shaheen re-introduced the Weatherization Assistance Program and to reauthorize the vital work of the State Energy Program. The Weatherization Enhancement and Local ...

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Smart Energy Solutions for Cyprus?
Smart Energy Solutions for Cyprus?

Wednesday 11th March 2015

INTERNATIONAL and local experts discussed smart solutions to energy challenges in Cyprus, at a high-level conference in Nicosia yesterday.   The conference – Smart sustainable energy: International experience and Cyprus – was a forum for sharing examples from across Europe of best practice in the industry.   It was organised by the Cypriot Ministry ...

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EU Share of Renewable Energy Consumption Up by 15%
EU Share of Renewable Energy Consumption Up by 15%

Tuesday 10th March 2015

IN 2013, the share of energy from renewable sources in gross final consumption of energy reached 15.0% in the European Union (EU), compared with 8.3% in 2004, the first year for which the data is available. The share of renewables in gross final consumption of energy is one of the headline ...

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Andhra Pradesh to be Energy Saving Leader
Andhra Pradesh to be Energy Saving Leader

Monday 9th March 2015

TO help achieve India’s energy saving target under the government’s Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation (EE and EC)  programme, they will make Andhra Pradesh ‘an incandescent bulb free state’  by 2016. The HANS India report that under the programme, all municipalities in the state have been directed to switch the incandescent street ...

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New Energy Efficiency Standards for Buildings
New Energy Efficiency Standards for Buildings

Friday 6th March 2015

A newly revised standard from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and IES seeks to provide greater guidance and a more comprehensive approach to retrofit of existing buildings for increased energy efficiency. The ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 100-2015, Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings, provides comprehensive and detailed descriptions of ...

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U.S. Trbal Governments Get Further Clean Energy Help
U.S. Trbal Governments Get Further Clean Energy Help

Thursday 5th March 2015

THE U.S. Department of Energy announced the third round of Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Renewable Energy Project Development Assistance, providing tribal governments support to accelerate clean energy projects. Through the START Program, the U.S. Energy Department Office of Indian Energy and Energy Department National Laboratory experts provide technical assistance ...

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Houston's Buildings get Energy Efficiency Boost
Houston's Buildings get Energy Efficiency Boost

Wednesday 4th March 2015

AN Action Plan designed to significantly improve the energy efficiency of Houston’s buildings, improving market competitiveness, has been released. The action plan is based on the recommendations of the Houston Energy Efficiency in Buildings Laboratory (EEB Lab) held jointly by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the United ...

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Low Cost Energy Efficient Wireless Sensors
Low Cost Energy Efficient Wireless Sensors

Tuesday 3rd March 2015

REGULATING comfort in small commercial buildings could become more efficient and cheaper due to an innovative wireless sensor being developed by researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Sara Shoemaker, from the U.S. ORNL, explains that buildings are responsible for about 40% of the energy consumed in the United States. ...

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Auctions to Provide Major Green Electricity Boost
Auctions to Provide Major Green Electricity Boost

Monday 2nd March 2015

WORLD leading competitive auctions have led to contracts being offered to 27 renewable electricity projects, which together could power 1.4m homes in the UK. The green energy auction has driven down prices, by as much as 58% for one technology. The projects will lead to the UK emitting 4m fewer tonnes ...

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Mapping Energy Globally
Mapping Energy Globally

Friday 27th February 2015

IF an atlas is a window on the world, the new International Energy Association (IEA) Energy Atlas offers panoramas on every aspect of energy on a global basis and for 138 individual countries. With interactive maps and customisable charts that detail and compare a host of data based on the Agency’s ...

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Dairy to Save $2.9M Annually on Energy Costs
Dairy to Save $2.9M Annually on Energy Costs

Thursday 26th February 2015

ONE of Belarus’s largest milk processing plants will reduce energy costs and minimise losses of power supply significantly with help from the EBRD's Belarus Sustainable Energy Finance Facility (BelSEFF).   Annual heat and electricity savings at the Kalinkovichi Dairy are expected to be worth more than $2.9 million annually, enhancing its profitability ...

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Kenya's Geothermal Share Now 51%
Kenya's Geothermal Share Now 51%

Wednesday 25th February 2015

KENYA is benefitting from major investments in geothermal energy that is also supplying reliable and clean energy and by lowering the cost of electricity to consumers. Geothermal power, which is generated from natural steam from the earth, some from as far as three kilometers underground, is a renewable source of energy ...

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Sydney's Energy Efficiency Master Plan
Sydney's Energy Efficiency Master Plan

Tuesday 24th February 2015

SYDNEY Australia has released its Energy Efficiency Master Plan, which runs through 2030, with the aim of cutting energy costs by (Aus)$600m for the cost of (Aus)$396m. Consultants pitt&sherry formulated the plan, through which they reveal energy efficiency savings would achieve half the city's emissions reductions, with renewable energy, tri-generation and ...

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