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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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Serbia get 10M Euro for Energy Efficiency and Renewables
Serbia get 10M Euro for Energy Efficiency and Renewables

Monday 17th November 2014

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy in Serbia with a loan of up to €10 million. The finance is being filtered through Komercijalna Banka for on-lending to private and municipal borrowers. The aim of the loan is to support ...

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Jordan gets $100M Renewable Fund Boost
Jordan gets $100M Renewable Fund Boost

Wednesday 12th November 2014

JORDAN have received a financial boost of $100 million for the implementation of renewable energy in the south of the country. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the French Development Finance Institution PROPARCO are providing the loans of $50 million each, to fund the construction of three solar ...

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More Jobs From Green Energy than Fossil Fuels
More Jobs From Green Energy than Fossil Fuels

Monday 10th November 2014

ENERGY efficiency and renewable energy delivers more jobs than similar sized fossil-fuel projects according to the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC). A study by UKERC reveals that energy efficiency and renewables offers up to ten times more jobs per unit of electricity generated or saved than fossil fuels. However, in itself ...

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Finance for Hydro-Power Upgrade in Albania
Finance for Hydro-Power Upgrade in Albania

Wednesday 5th November 2014

THE most important source of electricity in Albania is the Komani hydro power plant in the mountains of the Puka region, in the north of the country, is about to undergo a major upgrade. The Komani dam, the largest of a complex of three hydro cascades, produces 65% of Albania’s ...

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Morocco Doing Well on Energy but Efficiency Improvements Needed
Morocco Doing Well on Energy but Efficiency Improvements Needed

Tuesday 4th November 2014

MOROCCO’s energy strategy is on target, with notable advances in wind and solar but progress can be made regarding energy efficiency, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). “Under political guidance from the highest level, Morocco has shown an admirable determination to play to its strengths, and in our view ...

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Time Running Out to Tackle Climate Change - IPCC
Time Running Out to Tackle Climate Change - IPCC

Monday 3rd November 2014

HUMAN influence on the climate system is clear and growing, with impacts on all continents according to the 2014 Climate Change report from the Intergovernmental Panel and Climate Change (IPCC). Tackling greenhouse gas emissions is vital with a drastic reduction in the use of fossil fuels at the forefront of any ...

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Eco Expo Asia Highlights Energy Efficiency
Eco Expo Asia Highlights Energy Efficiency

Thursday 30th October 2014

YESTERDAY saw the opening of the Eco Expo Asia showcasing green products and energy saving technology. The Expo runs from 29 October until Saturday 1 November with many exhibitors from 22 countries and regions taking part, highlighting energy efficiency amongst other eco technologies. Eco Expo Asia is comprised of four themed days: ...

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EU Accepts Binding 40% Emissions Target
EU Accepts Binding 40% Emissions Target

Tuesday 28th October 2014

AN EU binding target reducing greenhouse gases by 40% by 2030 was agreed very early last Friday, setting a lead for the rest of the world in tackling climate change. The EU’s goal produces a face off between heavy industry and green business. Industry claims the target is a massive challenge ...

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Marks and Spencer to install UK's Largest Roof Mounted Solar Array
Marks and Spencer to install UK's Largest Roof Mounted Solar Array

Friday 24th October 2014

UK retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) has announced that it is installing the UK’s largest single roof mounted solar panel array on its East Midlands distribution centre in Castle Donington. The project, which is expected to be completedin early 2015, will see the solar PV system span the site’s 900,000 sq ...

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U.S. States Energy Efficiency Scorecard
U.S. States Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Thursday 23rd October 2014

HOW are the States across the U.S. performing with regards to energy efficiency, yesterday the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released their annual State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. The Scorecard reveals that governors and lawmakers in state capitals across the U.S. continue to take major steps to lower energy costs, ...

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EU Can Cut Natural Gas Imports by Half
EU Can Cut Natural Gas Imports by Half

Tuesday 21st October 2014

BY ramping up cost-effective investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency the European Union can cut its dependency on natural gas imports in half, according to new analysis released yesterday. Carbon reductions of 49% or more could be achieved below the 1990 level by 2030 – far more than currently ...

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Jordan get $207.5M for Solar Energy Plants
Jordan get $207.5M for Solar Energy Plants

Monday 20th October 2014

JORDAN is to get $207.5 million to fund the construction of seven solar plants to boost the Kingdom’s use of renewables and help transform its energy sector. The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, finalized the debt package for the solar project, which is the largest ...

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$30M IFC Loan for Brazilian Energy Efficiency and Renewables
$30M IFC Loan for Brazilian Energy Efficiency and Renewables

Wednesday 15th October 2014

A loan of $30 million to Banco Caixa Geral of Brasil (BCG) funding renewable energy projects to mitigate climate change in Brazil has been made by International Finance Corporation (IFC). The IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is making the five year loan to BCG, which is part of ...

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Pacific Northwest Energy Efficiency Improvements
Pacific Northwest Energy Efficiency Improvements

Tuesday 14th October 2014

THE U.S. Pacific Northwest improved electric energy efficiency in 2013 by 268 average megawatts, equal to the entire electricity load of Oregon and western Montana combined. The Northwest Power and Conservation Council published the figures, and in terms of savings they reveal that the 2013 achievements equal about $3.5 billion ...

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Funding for School Districts Energy Efficiency Upgrades
Funding for School Districts Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Wednesday 8th October 2014

THE California Energy Commission yesterday approved more than $6.7 million in no-interest loans to school districts int he state to install energy efficiency upgrades. Tulare City School District, Kern Community College District, and Yuba Community College District are the beneficiaries of the loans. The loans were provided through the Energy Conservation Assistance ...

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Higher Energy Efficiency Target Would Boost UK Economy
Higher Energy Efficiency Target Would Boost UK Economy

Monday 6th October 2014

THE Guardian reports today that improvements in energy efficiency across the UK would produce a massive economic boost. The conclusions come via unpublished EU figures and through a study by independent consultants Cambridge Economics, which were obtained through an information request by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The Guardian in ...

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Solar Energy to Supply Most Electricity by Mid-Century?
Solar Energy to Supply Most Electricity by Mid-Century?

Friday 3rd October 2014

THE sun could be the world’s largest source of electricity by 2050, ahead of fossil fuels, wind, hydro and nuclear, according to a pair of reports issued today by the International Energy Agency (IEA). The two IEA technology roadmaps show how solar photovoltaic (PV) systems could generate up to 16% ...

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$3M Energy Efficiency Funding for Azerbaijan
$3M Energy Efficiency Funding for Azerbaijan

Thursday 2nd October 2014

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is lending $3 million to Muganbank to finance energy efficiency projects in Azerbaijan. The money is provided for on-lending to qualifying corporate and individual customers, and will be used for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, and it will allow Muganbank to ...

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Sustainable Energy Finance for Philippines
Sustainable Energy Finance for Philippines

Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE International Finance Corp. (IFC), is going to help finance sustainable energy projects and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Philippines. IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and its partner banks have provided 19 billion Philippine pesos (about $463 million) worth of financing to more than 130 sustainable-energy projects, ...

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EU, Spain, IDB help the Caribbean Develop Sustainable Energy
EU, Spain, IDB help the Caribbean Develop Sustainable Energy

Tuesday 30th September 2014

Representatives of the European Union (EU), Spain and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) signed a joint declaration regarding collaboration on renewable energy and energy efficiency in the Caribbean. Renewable energy and energy efficiency can help the Caribbean accelerate its development, mitigate the impacts of climate change and achieve greater energy ...

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Serbia Aiming to Improve Energy Efficiency in Public Facilities
Serbia Aiming to Improve Energy Efficiency in Public Facilities

Monday 29th September 2014

SERBIA is aiming to improve their energy efficiency to cut emissions, energy waste and reduce costs in public buildings, with private and public sectors looking to help. With energy efficiency in mind a conference was held last week entitled “The ESCO Opportunity: Improving Energy Efficiency in Public Facilities,” in Belgrade. The ...

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Mayors Pledge Action on Climate Change
Mayors Pledge Action on Climate Change

Thursday 25th September 2014

MAYORS from cities around the world announced at the UN Climate Conference that they will scale up climate resilience efforts, energy efficiency programs and resilient financing mechanisms . They also committed to target a reduction in their greenhouse gas emissions by 454 megatons by 2020. According to a statement, these and ...

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