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Dramatically Increased Targets for New York Energy Efficiency & Storage
Dramatically Increased Targets for New York Energy Efficiency & Storage

Thursday 13th December 2018

NEW YORK Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the New York State Public Service Commission approved two initiatives to dramatically increase New York's energy efficiency and energy storage targets to combat climate change. The new energy efficiency target for investor-owned utilities will more than double utility energy efficiency progress ...

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Energy Management - The Future of FM
Energy Management - The Future of FM

Thursday 13th December 2018

On the back of rapidly evolving technologies and digital revolution across multiple industries, Facilities Management (FM) companies are now starting to go through a significant transformation to catch up with the new demands in the marketplace, such as improving energy efficiency. Competing in the industry and maintaining significance without following industry ...

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EU  - Sign Off of Three Major Clean Energy Files
EU - Sign Off of Three Major Clean Energy Files

Wednesday 5th December 2018

BY 2030, the EU will have to get 32% of its energy from renewable sources and reach an energy efficiency headline target of 32.5%. The new targets are set out in a revised directive on energy efficiency and a revised directive on renewable energy which were adopted yesterday by the ...

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Energy Efficient Products Boost in 2019
Energy Efficient Products Boost in 2019

Monday 3rd December 2018

LORD Rupert Redesdale, the head of the Energy Mangers Association (EMA) in the UK reminded all building owners and product suppliers that in April 2019, the new Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting (SECR) scheme comes into force. In a video interview with Modern Building Services (http://modbs.co.uk) he highlighted how the EMA ...

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Our Future - The Crunch 'Cop24' Conference Starts On Sunday
Our Future - The Crunch 'Cop24' Conference Starts On Sunday

Thursday 29th November 2018

AS global temperatures continue to rise, climate action is lagging and the window of opportunity is closing. On Sunday, the United Nations will kick off critical negotiations on how to address the problem collectively and urgently - energy efficiency has a significant impact on climate change. During the two-week climate change ...

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Increasing Energy Consumption Slows EU Energy Efficiency Progress
Increasing Energy Consumption Slows EU Energy Efficiency Progress

Monday 26th November 2018

PROGRESS on improving energy efficiency and increasing the use of renewable energy is slowing across the European Union, putting at risk the EU’s ability to achieve its energy and emissions reduction targets. Rising energy consumption, particularly in the transport sector, is to blame for the slowdown, according to preliminary data ...

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New Report - Net-zero Carbon Emissions Possible for Hard-to-Abate Sectors
New Report - Net-zero Carbon Emissions Possible for Hard-to-Abate Sectors

Monday 19th November 2018

IN the wake of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) urgent call for action, this new report sends a clear signal to policymakers, investors and businesses: full decarbonisation of hard-to-abate sectors is possible, making ambitious climate objectives achievable. The new report, “Mission Possible: Reaching net-zero carbon emissions from harder-to-abate ...

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EU Sets Binding Energy Efficiency & Renewable Share Targets
EU Sets Binding Energy Efficiency & Renewable Share Targets

Wednesday 14th November 2018

THE European Parliament approved a binding 2030 target on energy efficiency (32.5%) and a target for renewables (32%) that will play a crucial role in meeting the EU’s climate goals. The Parliament on Tuesday confirmed the provisional agreement reached with the European Council in June on energy efficiency, renewables and governance ...

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$13M Grant from ADB to India's EESL for Energy Efficiency Fund
$13M Grant from ADB to India's EESL for Energy Efficiency Fund

Tuesday 13th November 2018

THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) and India’s Energy Efficiency Services Ltd. (EESL) today signed a $13 million grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), for additional financing of a project that is promoting end-use energy efficiency. The grant, to be administered by ADB, is tied to the $200 million ADB-financed Demand-Side ...

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IEA - Energy Efficiency the Cornerstone for a Sustainable Energy System
IEA - Energy Efficiency the Cornerstone for a Sustainable Energy System

Monday 22nd October 2018

A GLOBAL effort to deploy the right energy efficiency policies could, on its own, see greenhouse gas emissions peak quickly and then fall even as the global economy doubles between now and 2040, according to the IEA’s (International Energy Agency) latest analysis on energy efficiency. Energy Efficiency 2018 examines the opportunities ...

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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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