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UK Renewable and Energy Efficiency Manifesto
UK Renewable and Energy Efficiency Manifesto

Monday 20th April 2015

TODAY Regen SW, a non-profit based in south-west England, wrote to MPs and Parliamentary candidates urging support for the development of a world-leading renewable energy industry in the next Parliament. They asked the politicians to sign the South West Renewable Energy 2015 General Election Manifesto - with the election taking place ...

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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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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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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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€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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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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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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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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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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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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$15M for Renewable Energy in Pakistan
$15M for Renewable Energy in Pakistan

Monday 23rd February 2015

THE International Finance Corporation (IFC), is investing $15 million for a new wind farm in Sindh province as part of its effort to support renewable power generation in Pakistan. IFC’s investment in Gul Ahmed Wind Power, an independent power producer, will help the company build and operate the 50-megawatt facility ...

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Boost for Turkey's Renewable Energy Goal
Boost for Turkey's Renewable Energy Goal

Tuesday 17th February 2015

TURKEY has taken an important step towards reaching its 2023 renewable energy targets thanks to support from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).   In a move to grow the share of renewables in the country’s energy mix, increase security of energy supply and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the Turkish ...

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Funding for Rural Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects
Funding for Rural Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects

Wednesday 11th February 2015

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced yesterday that rural agricultural producers and small business owners can get help to purchase and install renewable energy systems or make energy efficiency improvements. These efforts help farmers, ranchers and other small business owners save money on their energy bills, reduce America's dependence on ...

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U.S. Government Energy Use at Record Low
U.S. Government Energy Use at Record Low

Tuesday 10th February 2015

THE U.S. Energy Department announced that more than 20 new partners have committed to improving energy efficiency across their respective building portfolios by 20% over the next ten years. These new partners, including the 6 multifamily partners announced by the White House, bring with them fresh perspective and leadership in ...

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Solar Energy Boost for Africa
Solar Energy Boost for Africa

Thursday 5th February 2015

THE World Bank Group announced the launch of Scaling Solar at the Powering Africa: Summit in Washington DC, aiming to create a viable market for private solar power projects in Africa The gathering saw African ministries, utility companies and the international power community come together to discuss progress and initiatives to increase ...

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Three Organisations Call for New Approach to Climate Change
Three Organisations Call for New Approach to Climate Change

Wednesday 4th February 2015

THREE major organisations have come together and called for a new approach to urban planning at the “Cities in a Changing Climate” event, recently in London. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in partnership with the Centre for Science and Policy and the Cambridge Forum for Sustainability and the ...

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Indian Clean Energy Investment $10Bn This Year?
Indian Clean Energy Investment $10Bn This Year?

Friday 30th January 2015

CLEAN energy investments in India jumped to $7.9bn in 2014, helping the country maintain its position as the 7th largest clean energy investor in the world. The numbers, just released by research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance, show that the Indian government’s ambitious plan of 24/7 power for all Indians is ...

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For Each $1 of Solar Incentives Returns $2.46
For Each $1 of Solar Incentives Returns $2.46

Thursday 29th January 2015

PROVING the advantage of incentives for renewable energy uptake a recent survey reported that for each $1 invested in solar energy it returned $2.46 to the local economy. In 2014 Solar Washington, an educational non-profit, collected data from solar installers and manufacturers directly involved in the solar industry in Washington State, ...

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Theme Park Reduces Energy Bill & Carbon Footprint
Theme Park Reduces Energy Bill & Carbon Footprint

Wednesday 28th January 2015

A UK Theme Park, Lightwater Valley, is set to save £50,000 ($76,000) through energy saving actions and strategies. Lightwater Valley’s owners, Heritage Great Britain, turned to an energy management consultancy to audit their energy use with the aim of reducing their carbon footprint and energy use. They then took measures to ...

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$62.7M Finance for Jamaican Wind Farm
$62.7M Finance for Jamaican Wind Farm

Tuesday 27th January 2015

THE largest private sector renewable energy project in Jamaica has garnered some heavy weight financial backing, delivering $62.7 million to build a wind farm on the island. The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, with the support of the Government of Canada and along with the ...

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