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Sustainable Energy Progress is Underway, but not on Track
Sustainable Energy Progress is Underway, but not on Track

Friday 22nd May 2015

SIGNIFICANT progress has been achieved towards modern energy access, increased energy efficiency and renewable energy, but much more effort is needed according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). To achieve the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative goals by 2030 so much more will need to be achieved, according to the ...

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Plan to Supply Hydropower to Four Asian Countries
Plan to Supply Hydropower to Four Asian Countries

Monday 18th May 2015

THE Government of Tajikistan intends to develop an electricity transmission line to supply hydropower to span four countries. The ‘Central Asia-South Asia’ (CASA 1000) project, will supply hydropower to Tajikistan itself, but also to the Kyrgyz Republic along with exporting green energy to power hungry Afghanistan and Pakistan. The Tajikistan Government and ...

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Another Energy Efficiency Bill from Shaheen
Another Energy Efficiency Bill from Shaheen

Monday 11th May 2015

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen for New Hampshire has introduced a bill that would reduce operating costs for hospitals, universities and manufacturing plants through energy efficiency. Shaheen was the co-author of the recent energy efficiency bill passed in the U.S., and has now introduced the Heat Efficiency through Applied Technology (HEAT) Act, ...

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Clean Energy Technological Innovation Essential
Clean Energy Technological Innovation Essential

Friday 8th May 2015

A concerted push for clean-energy innovation is the only way the world can meet its climate goals claim the International Energy Agency (IEA) as it released its flagship energy technology report. Energy Technology Perspectives 2015 , shows that despite a few recent success stories, clean-energy progress is falling well short of ...

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Ireland's Public Bodies - Effort Needed to Save Energy
Ireland's Public Bodies - Effort Needed to Save Energy

Monday 27th April 2015

THE Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) have published a report revealing a 14% decrease in energy consumption in 2013 by Ireland’s public bodies, but thay are still well short of the set targets. After seeing the 'Annual Report on Public Sector Energy Efficiency Performance,’ the Irish Independent reports that almost ...

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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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