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U.S. Poposes New Energy Efficiency Rules
U.S. Poposes New Energy Efficiency Rules

Friday 19th September 2014

U.S. President Obama revealed yesterday a series of public and private sector commitments and executive actions to promote energy efficiency and advance solar energy. Altogether the proposed actions will cut carbon pollution by nearly 300 million metric tons through 2030 – equivalent to taking more than 60 million cars off the ...

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Energy Efficiency Leasing Finance for Turkey
Energy Efficiency Leasing Finance for Turkey

Thursday 18th September 2014

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is lending $96 million to Yapi Kredi Leasing, Turkey’s leading leasing company, to increase its leasing operations in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. This long-term financing to Yapi Kredi Leasing will reduce greenhouse gases as it will be used to finance renewable ...

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Report Highlights Importance of EU Energy Efficiency
Report Highlights Importance of EU Energy Efficiency

Friday 12th September 2014

THE UK’s Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) think tank has released a report stating energy efficiency has to be centre to EU strategy to improve security of energy supplies. In the shadow of the Ukrainian crisis, Europe could cut its gas dependency by a third – the proportion of the ...

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Renewable Energy Promotion for Islands
Renewable Energy Promotion for Islands

Friday 5th September 2014

THE International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), have joined forces to promote the use of renewable energy on islands. IRENA, the intergovernmental organization dedicated to supporting countries’ efforts to adopt renewable energy, and UNWTO, the United Nations specialized agency for tourism, released a Joint Statement on ...

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EBRD Invests in Hydropower in Tajikistan
EBRD Invests in Hydropower in Tajikistan

Wednesday 3rd September 2014

EBRD (European Bank for Reconstructions and Development) is investing approximately $75.7 million, including $21 million in donor funds, a $10 million loan and a $11 million grant for hydropower in Tajikistan. Hydropower is of crucial importance to Tajikistan’s economic well-being, the source of some 96% of its electricity but also bringing ...

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UK Industry Turn to Energy Efficiency to Dent Rising Prices
UK Industry Turn to Energy Efficiency to Dent Rising Prices

Monday 1st September 2014

THE Financial Times reports that UK industry is becoming evermore concerned about the rising costs of energy, which is driving them towards energy management. It has become very much the focus at boardroom level according to a survey by Siemens, and is now regarded as business critical by most industry bosses. The ...

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Nigeria's Nasarawa State to get Energy Efficiency Aid
Nigeria's Nasarawa State to get Energy Efficiency Aid

Monday 18th August 2014

THE Global Environment Facility – United Nations Development Programme (GEF-UNDP) has revealed it will spend 21 million Nigerian Naira to improve sustainable energy projects and energy efficiency. Etiosa Uyigue, the National Coordinator of GEF-UNDP, revealed the program for Nasarawa State in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). He ...

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Help on ESOS for UK Organizations
Help on ESOS for UK Organizations

Friday 15th August 2014

THE Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) will affect thousands of organisations in the UK, those with 250+ employees, or an annual turnover and balance sheet of €50m and €43m respectively. ESOS is the UK Government's response to implementing Article 8 of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive, which mandates energy assessments for ...

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24 EU States Face Legal Proceedings Over Energy Saving Law
24 EU States Face Legal Proceedings Over Energy Saving Law

Thursday 14th August 2014

EUROPEAN UNION (EU) regulators have started legal proceedings against 24 of the blocs member states for failures in enforcing energy efficiency laws. The European Commission revealed the news yesterday, with energy efficiency taken on even more importance for the EU due to the conflict in Ukraine, as Russia are the EU’s ...

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First Tidal Generator for Wales
First Tidal Generator for Wales

Wednesday 13th August 2014

WALES’ first full-scale tidal energy generator has been unveiled at a launch ceremony at Pembroke Port by The First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones. The DeltaStream device has been developed by Cardiff-based tidal stream technology company Tidal Energy Ltd and will be installed in Ramsey Sound, Pembrokeshire. It will be amongst ...

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£200M Boost for UK Renewable Projects
£200M Boost for UK Renewable Projects

Friday 8th August 2014

UK Renewable energy projects can compete for a budget of over £200 million annually, as part of reforms to the UK electricity market. The funding is for the first allocation round for the new Contracts for Difference, which provide long-term certainty and reduce risk for investors. The government’s reforms to the ...

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French Cabinet Approves Energy Bill
French Cabinet Approves Energy Bill

Tuesday 5th August 2014

THE French Government has approved the country’s long anticipated Energy Bill, with expectations the bill could produce €10 billion of clean energy and technology investment. The bill was approved by the French Cabinet last week and will now go before the full parliament this autumn. Strikingly the bill proposes an increase in ...

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EU Commission Agrees 30% Energy Savings Goal
EU Commission Agrees 30% Energy Savings Goal

Thursday 24th July 2014

THE EU looks set to accept a 30% energy saving target by 2030, with the European Commission proposing the goal in a communication yesterday. The proposal claims new opportunities for European businesses, affordable energy bills for consumers, increased energy security through a significant reduction of natural gas imports and a positive ...

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Is the EU About to Get a 30% Energy Efficiency Target
Is the EU About to Get a 30% Energy Efficiency Target

Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Jean Claude Juncker, the President elect of the EU Commission, is backing a 30% energy efficiency target for 2030 for the bloc. During a speech last week to the European Parliament Juncker nailed his colours to the current president Manual Barroso’s proposal of 27-29%, stating: “A binding 30% energy efficiency target ...

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Global Energy Efficiency Rankings
Global Energy Efficiency Rankings

Tuesday 22nd July 2014

GERMANY comes in first in a new energy efficiency ranking of the world’s major economies, followed by Italy, the European Union as a whole, China, and France. According to the 2014 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard published today by the nonprofit American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). New to the rankings ...

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10M for UK Business and Industry to Improve Energy Efficiency
10M for UK Business and Industry to Improve Energy Efficiency

Friday 18th July 2014

UK business, industry and other organisations will get help to cut their energy costs with £10 million available this year to improve efficiency and reduce energy demand, and more to follow. The announcement was made yesterday by UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey at the CBI’s Energy Conference. He ...

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Armenia gets $10M for Energy Efficiency Projects
Armenia gets $10M for Energy Efficiency Projects

Thursday 17th July 2014

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and HSBC Bank Armenia CJSC for a $10 million loan to be directed to the industrial and renewable energy sectors. The funds will allow HSBC Armenia to support its borrowing clients in their energy efficiency and renewable energy investments. These funds will be ...

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'Limited Progress' In UK Commercial Energy Efficiency
'Limited Progress' In UK Commercial Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 16th July 2014

A NEW report by a UK government watchdog warns that “limited progress” has been made in persuading UK businesses to improve energy efficiency, The report from the Committee on Climate Change states that progress has been limited, notably in energy efficiency improvement in the commercial and industrial sectors and in the ...

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Energy Policy Review for Luxembourg
Energy Policy Review for Luxembourg

Tuesday 15th July 2014

Since 2008, Luxembourg’s energy policies through to 202 has focused on mitigating CO2 emissions in and on supporting renewable energies and energy efficiency. The country’s greenhouse gas emissions have stabilised as energy-intensive industries have scaled back their activities and the government put strong energy efficiency policies in place, notably for ...

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Onsite Reneweables Growing Rapidly
Onsite Reneweables Growing Rapidly

Monday 14th July 2014

ALMOST £300m was invested in UK commercial-scale independent renewable energy projects by businesses, communities, farmers and landowners last year, new figures reveal. The statistics compiled by SmartestEnergy for this year’s Energy Entrepreneurs Report show 843 new projects, with an average cost of £353,000 each, came on supply. The 2,930 non-Big Six projects ...

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1 Billion Euro Fund for Climate Change Battle
1 Billion Euro Fund for Climate Change Battle

Wednesday 9th July 2014

THE European Commission has awarded €1 billion funding to 19 projects to fight climate change under the second call of the so-called NER 300 funding programme. The funding for the projects comes from revenues resulting from the sale of emission allowances in the EU Emissions Trading System. This makes the ...

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$4 Billion for Clean Energy Innovation
$4 Billion for Clean Energy Innovation

Tuesday 8th July 2014

THE U.S. Department of Energy issued a loan guarantee solicitation, making as much as $4 billion in loan guarantees available for innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. The projects have to be located in the U.S. and avoid, reduce, or sequester greenhouse gases. This solicitation represents the next step in ...

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Andhra Pradesh Target 20% Energy Savings
Andhra Pradesh Target 20% Energy Savings

Monday 7th July 2014

THE Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has given “state-designated agency” status to the State Energy Conservation Mission, tasking it to coordinate, regulate and enforce energy conservation and efficiency. India’s Bureau of Energy Efficiency and the Energy Conservation Committee estimate that the state can make savings of about 20% on energy ...

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Support for Sustainable Energy in Slovak Republic
Support for Sustainable Energy in Slovak Republic

Monday 16th June 2014

THE EBRD is deepening its support for sustainable energy investments in the Slovak Republic with a €20m loan to Slovenska Sporitelna, a.s. (SLSP), one of the country’s leading banks. The funds is to be targeted at private companies for renewable energy projects and energy efficiency in industry and buildings. The loan ...

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School Hopes to Save Big Through Energy Saving
School Hopes to Save Big Through Energy Saving

Friday 13th June 2014

AN English boarding and day school aims to save £330,000 through a new ‘Mission for Energy Efficiency’, reports Energy Live News. Milton Abbey School, in Dorset, has up to 300 pupils and targets the savings through the installation of energy saving and renewable technology, including a biomass boiler, water harvesting technology, ...

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