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Kenya Can Greatly Benefit from Green Economy
Kenya Can Greatly Benefit from Green Economy

Wednesday 16th April 2014

KENYA’S transition to a green economy offers major economic benefits worth $45 billion by 2030, offering greater food security, a cleaner environment and higher productivity of natural resources. This is the conclusion of a new study launched Tuesday by the Government of Kenya and the UN Environment Programme. The study, “The ...

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Efficient and Clean Energy Needed to Fight Climate Change
Efficient and Clean Energy Needed to Fight Climate Change

Monday 14th April 2014

THE Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) revealed a report yesterday revealing a rise in global greenhouse gases emissions to unprecedented levels despite more policies aimed at reducing climate change. The report, entitled Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change, shows that emissions grew more quickly between 2000 and 2010 ...

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Austria Set Energy Efficiency Example
Austria Set Energy Efficiency Example

Thursday 10th April 2014

IN a review of Austrian energy policies the International Energy Agency (IEA) praised European country Austria for its balanced focus on energy efficiency, security of supply, and renewable energy sources. The country’s decarbonisation drive has strengthened as the economy and renewable energy use have continued to grow, while fossil fuel ...

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$393.7 Million to be Spent on Jamaican Energy Efficiency Project
$393.7 Million to be Spent on Jamaican Energy Efficiency Project

Wednesday 9th April 2014

THE Jamaican Government is to promote private sector investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency. The Government has allocated $393.7 million in the 2014/15 Estimates of Expenditure for the Energy Security and Efficiency Enhancement project, which will seek to improve energy efficiency and security in key areas of the economy. Amongst the ...

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Guyana Sets Energy Efficiency Lead
Guyana Sets Energy Efficiency Lead

Thursday 3rd April 2014

GUYANA is shaping up to set a gold standard for the Caribbean in implementing a national energy efficiency strategy to curb greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels. "Energy efficiency is the main method of fighting climate change and its impact is global since unclean energy is the main contributor," the associate ...

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College to Enjoy Major Savings from Energy Efficiency Work
College to Enjoy Major Savings from Energy Efficiency Work

Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A $5 million energy efficiency programme by New York Power Authority (NYPA) at the College at Brockport has been completed this week, which aims to save $300,000 in energy saving annually. The work has been carried out as part of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's Build Smart NY initiative which aims ...

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Europe Support Kenya's Wind Power
Europe Support Kenya's Wind Power

Monday 31st March 2014

EUROPE’S long-term lending institution, the European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to provide €200m to support the Lake Turkana Wind Power project, sub-Saharan Africa’s largest wind power project. The €620 million (Ksh70 billion) scheme will transform supply of renewable energy in East Africa and benefit from additional financial support from ...

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Municipalities Receive Grants for Energy-Saving Projects
Municipalities Receive Grants for Energy-Saving Projects

Wednesday 26th March 2014

23 Connecticut municipalities have been recognized during a ceremony at the State Capitol for their participation in the statewide Clean Energy Communities program. The program is past of the Energize Connecticut initiative that incentivizes cities and towns to support energy efficiency and renewable energy.   Municipal leaders from the communities were joined by ...

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Call for Improved Energy Efficiency and Renewables in Bulgaria
Call for Improved Energy Efficiency and Renewables in Bulgaria

Tuesday 25th March 2014

BULGARIAN Member of the European Parliament and chairperson of the National Movement for Stability and Progress Antoniya Parvanova, declared: “Bulgaria should think about energy efficiency,” and changes in renewable policies. FOCUS News Agency reported her words from the "Development of a Competitive Energy Market in the Context of the Green Economy" ...

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Rolling Blackouts Across South Africa
Rolling Blackouts Across South Africa

Monday 10th March 2014

ESKOM, South Africa’s national utility company, called a stage three power emergency last Thursday leading to rolling blackouts to stabilize and reduce demand as the grid comes under strain. Eskom stated that: ”The power system is very tight. This risk has increased significantly due to the heavy rains over the last few ...

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Funds to Help Romania's Transition to Green Economy
Funds to Help Romania's Transition to Green Economy

Friday 7th March 2014

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is helping Romania’s transition to a low-carbon economy through further development of renewable energy resources. EBRD will provide a loan of €49 million towards the construction, commissioning and operation of the 108 MW Crucea North Wind Farm in the Black Sea region of ...

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Energy Efficiency Progress for New York State Buildings
Energy Efficiency Progress for New York State Buildings

Thursday 6th March 2014

THE New York Power Authority (NYPA) revealed that during the first year of the BuildSmart NY Initiative the energy performance of state government buildings improved by nearly 5%. The initiative, which is being administered by NYPA, is intended to reduce energy consumption at state facilities by 20% by 2020. The BuildSmart NY ...

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$1M Invested in Energy Efficiency Generated $3.87M
$1M Invested in Energy Efficiency Generated $3.87M

Wednesday 5th March 2014

AN independent analysis has been released showing the economic performance of 16 US cities under the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA). The report, entitled 'The Economic Impact of Energy Efficiency Investments in the Southeast' from the US Department of Energy (DOE) funded energy efficiency retrofit consortium released the details from ...

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Investment in Slovenia's Energy Efficiency Sector
Investment in Slovenia's Energy Efficiency Sector

Friday 28th February 2014

THE EBRD Board of Directors has adopted a new strategy for Slovenia which sets out the Bank’s priorities in the country for the next four years, including improving energy efficiency. Slovenia’s Government is committed to a continuation of key reforms outlined in the National Reform Programme. The EBRD (European Bank of ...

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UAE Need to Adopt Energy Management Systems
UAE Need to Adopt Energy Management Systems

Monday 24th February 2014

UNITED Arab Emirate’s (UAE) future energy use will rely on energy efficient management systems according to a report by Trade Arabia. According to Niraj Mathur, senior lead assessor at Lloyds Register Quality Assurance (LRQA), adopting an Energy Management System-EnMS, like ISO 50001, is one of the best ways for the UAE ...

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China Outspends US on Energy Efficiency
China Outspends US on Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 19th February 2014

CHINA spent more on energy efficiency than the US for the first time, accounting for almost a third of the world’s total with $4.3 billion invested. Global smart grid investment reached $14.9 billion in 2013, up from the $14.2 billion recorded in 2012, according to the latest authoritative figures from research ...

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The EU's Big Energy Efficiency Opportunity
The EU's Big Energy Efficiency Opportunity

Monday 17th February 2014

AN excellent article in Ireland’s Independent newspaper by Philip Lee highlights the opportunity in the EU zone for businesses and others, due to the demand for improved energy efficiency. Lee refers to the EU pointing at energy efficiency as one of the major solutions to climate change, energy security, competitiveness and ...

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NY Green Bank
NY Green Bank

Thursday 13th February 2014

NEW York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, announced the start of business operations for the New York Green Bank, which will work to stimulate private sector financing and accelerate the transition to a more cost-effective, resilient and clean energy system. The largest green bank in the nation, the NY Green Bank ...

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Delhi Summit Calls for Action on Energy Efficiency
Delhi Summit Calls for Action on Energy Efficiency

Monday 10th February 2014

AT the 'Delhi Sustainable Development Summit' (DSDS) world leaders and government representatives urged the global community to take urgent steps to reverse the effects of climate-change by improving sustainability. The Summit discussed strategies and challenges through the presence and involvement of world leaders, Nobel Prize winners, ministers from several countries ...

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EPA Report Reveals Benefits of Sustainable Action
EPA Report Reveals Benefits of Sustainable Action

Friday 7th February 2014

THE U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have released its annual Climate Protection Partnerships report, highlighting the steps taken by over 21,000 organizations to reduce greenhouse gases and achieve environmental and economic benefits. “The urgency to act on climate change is clear,” said EPA Administrator, Gina McCarthy. “Through investments in cleaner technologies ...

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EU Politicians Want Binding Energy Targets
EU Politicians Want Binding Energy Targets

Thursday 6th February 2014

EUROPEAN Union (EU) MEPs called yesterday for a 40% cut in CO2 emissions, a 30% target for renewable energy and a 40% target for energy efficiency by 2030, all as binding targets. The targets come under the EU's new long-term climate-change policy, with the MEPs criticising the European Commission's recent non-binding ...

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Report Highlights Need to Focus on Energy Efficiency and Renewables
Report Highlights Need to Focus on Energy Efficiency and Renewables

Wednesday 5th February 2014

ACCORDING to a new report, investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy measures will be critical in helping businesses cope with future energy price increases. The report, Lorien Energy Index (LEI), reveals that energy prices fell by 1% in the third quarter of 2013 but with an overall increase of 8% ...

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Energy Efficiency Funding for Ukraine's Businesses
Energy Efficiency Funding for Ukraine's Businesses

Tuesday 4th February 2014

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) extends its efforts to develop sustainable energy sources and to promote energy efficiency in Ukraine, with a new $100 million financing programme. The EBRD’s Sustainable Energy Financing Framework aims to inject new skills into the energy sector in Ukraine, backed by project financing ...

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Big Business Miss Energy Saving Opportunities
Big Business Miss Energy Saving Opportunities

Friday 31st January 2014

2degrees have released their Sustainable Business Trends Tracker report which highlights that some of the world’s biggest corporations are missing the chance to save energy and money. 2degrees, a leading community for sustainable business, revealed that businesses have missed opportunities to cut energy costs through failures to implement energy saving measures. ...

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Energy Efficiency Loan for UK SMEs
Energy Efficiency Loan for UK SMEs

Tuesday 28th January 2014

THE Royal Bank of Scotland is offering UK small businesses energy efficiency loans from a new fund along with advice to help firms cut their energy bills. The scheme, launched yesterday, is accessible to any small to medium size UK enterprise that completes an energy audit. The loan will cover upfront ...

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