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Efficient Energy and Water Contracts Awarded for U.S. Federal Facilities
Efficient Energy and Water Contracts Awarded for U.S. Federal Facilities

Friday 28th April 2017

THE U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award of 21 new energy and water saving contracts to private-sector companies that will help improve the efficiency of federal facilities. These indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) are awarded to energy service companies (ESCOs) that provide ...

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UK Needs to Prioritise Industrial Energy Efficiency
UK Needs to Prioritise Industrial Energy Efficiency

Monday 24th April 2017

A NEW repot from the Energy Institute reveals that UK industrial energy efficiency and resource productivity must become a priority in the country’s industrial strategy. Based of a survey of 1300 energy industry professionals the report indicates the importance of a solid long term, low carbon energy plan particularly for buildings ...

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Vietnam's Industrial Sector's Energy Efficiency Funding Boost
Vietnam's Industrial Sector's Energy Efficiency Funding Boost

Friday 21st April 2017

THE World Bank is providing a $102 million loan to the government of Vietnam to support industrial enterprises in adopting energy-efficiency technologies and practices. Vietnamese industrial enterprises can access a line of credit to purchases of energy-efficiency technologies, and hence reduce energy consumption and costs while increasing their overall competitiveness in ...

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Millions of LED Streetlight Funding for India
Millions of LED Streetlight Funding for India

Monday 10th April 2017

THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India today signed a $200 million loan to finance installation of millions of energy-efficient lights in streets and homes as well as energy-efficient water pumps across India that will lead to energy savings of around 3,800 gigawatt-hours annually. ADB funds will be ...

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EPA Hands Out Energy Efficiency Honors
EPA Hands Out Energy Efficiency Honors

Friday 7th April 2017

THE U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are honoring 143 businesses and organizations in 34 states and the District of Columbia for their commitment to saving energy, saving money, and protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements.  The highlighting of these awards seems to ...

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Energy Efficiency Funding for Egypt
Energy Efficiency Funding for Egypt

Monday 27th March 2017

THREE international development banks have joined the EU to promote green investments in Egypt, supporting projects to boost energy efficiency and renewable energy sources in the country. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the EU launched their ...

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Jamaican Energy Efficiency Program Already Saved $131.5M
Jamaican Energy Efficiency Program Already Saved $131.5M

Friday 24th March 2017

JAMAICA’S Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr Andrew Wheatley, has stated that the Government has realised savings of some $131.5 million through their Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programme (EECP). Jamaica Gleaner reports: Wheatley saying: “This is money that can be diverted to other areas, such as social and infrastructural development.” The ...

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Public LED Lights Bring Many Benefits
Public LED Lights Bring Many Benefits

Monday 20th March 2017

THE Climate Group launched the 2017 edition of the Global LED Consultation update today to assist key stakeholders in assessing the significant energy saving potential of light emitting diode (LED) public lighting systems. The new update builds on over six years of work by The Climate Group in highlighting the ...

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Alberta Has Energy Efficiency Vision
Alberta Has Energy Efficiency Vision

Friday 17th March 2017

THE Canadian Province of Alberta's Government is supporting energy efficiency at a farm stewardship centre.  The facility employs engineers, technologists and specialists who research agricultural practices and monitor environmental impacts. Using $54,000 of Climate Leadership Plan funding, the centre will install a 15-kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system and upgrade lighting to ...

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Sustainable Coffee Roastery - Video
Sustainable Coffee Roastery - Video

Monday 13th March 2017

THE UK’s Costa Coffee company opened its new £38m roastery, which Costa claims is "one of the most sustainable industrial buildings in the world”. The 85,690 sq ft facility is now Europe’s biggest coffee roastery, based in Basildon, Essex, and has quadrupled Costa’s roasting capacity to 45,000 tonnes annually. This will ...

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Research Reveals Energy Efficiency Spending by Governments and Utilities to Exceed $56B in 2026

Friday 10th March 2017

A NEW report from Navigant Research analyses global government and utility energy efficiency program spending and capacity, examining the related market issues and providing market forecasts for capacity and revenue. The research is broken down by region and by segment, through to 2026. The report, Market Data: Global Energy Efficiency Spending, ...

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Funding to Boost EU Urban Energy Efficiency
Funding to Boost EU Urban Energy Efficiency

Monday 6th March 2017

Cardiff University in wales has secured almost £1m of EU funding to reduce energy use and tackle fuel poverty by enhancing urban energy efficiency. The research will be led by Professor Yacine Rezgui in the University’s Building Research Establishment (BRE) centre of excellence, in the School of Engineering. His work to improve ...

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Energy Efficiency Support for Latvia
Energy Efficiency Support for Latvia

Friday 3rd March 2017

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting an innovative solution to help Latvian energy service companies (ESCOs) obtain long-term financing for energy efficiency upgrades. A €4 million loan will be provided to the Latvian Baltic Energy Efficiency Facility (LABEEF), a company founded by energy efficiency specialists. In parallel, ...

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VW Plant Improves HVAC Energy Efficiency
VW Plant Improves HVAC Energy Efficiency

Friday 24th February 2017

VOLKSWAGEN need to present themselves ‘greener’ after they used software to cheat on diesel emission tests. Hence news of energy efficiency improvement in their facilities may deliver a single sustainable thumbs up. At the to the Volkswagen plant in Bratislava, Slovakia, they have improved energy efficiency through improvements in their HVAC ...

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Room for Sustainable Improvement Globally
Room for Sustainable Improvement Globally

Friday 17th February 2017

DESPITE an increasing number of developing countries are emerging as leaders in sustainable energy, with robust policies to support energy access, renewables and energy efficiency, according to a new World Bank Report, but more is needed. Amongst these leading lights are Mexico, China, Turkey, India, Vietnam, Brazil, and South Africa. But ...

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West Balkans Get Energy Efficiency Funding
West Balkans Get Energy Efficiency Funding

Friday 10th February 2017

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Commission (EC) are stepping up their joint efforts to promote energy efficiency across the Western Balkans. In the latest push, the EC is providing a €30 million grant to implement the next phase of the Regional Energy Efficiency Programme (REEP) ...

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Super Bowl LI Super Green
Super Bowl LI Super Green

Monday 6th February 2017

AN exciting conclusion to the American Football season at the Super Bowl LI (51) yesterday also focussed on energy efficient lighting, as the game at the NRG Stadium in Texas was lit entirely by LED bulbs. 65,000 energy-efficient LED field lights, which use 60% less energy than the stadium’s previous lighting ...

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Energy Efficiency Takes Off at Manchester Airport
Energy Efficiency Takes Off at Manchester Airport

Friday 3rd February 2017

FOR ten years striving to significantly reduce its energy usage Manchester airport has become the first carbon neutral airport in the UK, through investing over £7.5 million in efficiency projects,. The airport has installed more than 25,000 low energy LED lights, including the first on any UK runway. This has led ...

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NYC Look to Save $50M in Energy & Reduce GHG Emissions
NYC Look to Save $50M in Energy & Reduce GHG Emissions

Monday 30th January 2017

NEW YORK CITY Mayor Bill de Blasio, in partnership with the Real Estate Board of New York announced the official launch of the NYC Carbon Challenge for Commercial Owners and Tenants. The partnership between New York City and private and institutional sector leaders, who have committed to reduce greenhouse gas ...

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Committed Energy Efficiency Strategies Work
Committed Energy Efficiency Strategies Work

Tuesday 24th January 2017

AMERICAN facility managers with committed energy efficiency programs save more energy and hence money for their businesses. This is the conclusion of a survey by risk management company DNV GL. The comprehensive survey of nearly 500 commercial facility managers across the United States looked to analyze the current patterns of energy ...

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Partnership for Energy Efficiency Improvement at Italian Plant
Partnership for Energy Efficiency Improvement at Italian Plant

Friday 20th January 2017

SOLVAY Energy Services announced today the creation of the joint venture with Marubeni Europe plc and Ansaldo Energia to invest in an energy efficiency project at Solvay’s facility in Rosignano, Italy.  The three partners will finance the project, that will allow the plant to be competitively supplied with energy and reduce ...

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Kodak Snaps Up Energy Savings
Kodak Snaps Up Energy Savings

Monday 16th January 2017

KODAK Alaris has made 11% savings on annual energy costs at its UK manufacturing site through utilising a cloud based energy-management system.   The system developed by DONG energy was launched in 2015 and is a Site Optimisation product, it analyses half-hourly signals from the energy market and calculates the most cost-efficient ...

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Harlequins Bright LED Future at The Stoop
Harlequins Bright LED Future at The Stoop

Friday 13th January 2017

HARLEQUINS, a West London based rugby team, will be seeing their games more clearly in the future; saving energy and money due to new LED lighting of their stadium. The Stoop has been fitted with a new eco-friendly LED system, which reduces the number of lights of the ground while improving ...

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Scottish Council Act on Energy Efficiency Programme
Scottish Council Act on Energy Efficiency Programme

Friday 6th January 2017

THE North Ayrshire council, Scotland, are planning to improve the energy efficiency of 14 council buildings this year. The Daily Record newspaper reports that community centres and schools among other facilities in the region will benefit from lighting improvements, boiler replacement, heating control improvements and draught proofing. The target is to achieve ...

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$30M Project to Improve Energy Efficiency in Jamaica
$30M Project to Improve Energy Efficiency in Jamaica

Monday 19th December 2016

THE Inter-American Development (IDB) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will fund a $30 million project to promote electricity conservation in Jamaica by reducing electricity consumption and improving traffic flows. Jamaica’s dependence on petroleum imports and the inefficient use of energy resources seriously impacts government expenditure and debt, which is ...

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