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Greece Fined Over Lack of Energy Efficiency Law
Greece Fined Over Lack of Energy Efficiency Law

Monday 29th June 2015

AS if Greece isn’t facing enough challenges, the European Commission if referring the country to the EU Court of Justice for failing to apply the bloc’s Energy Efficiency Directive. Under this directive EU Member States must meet certain energy saving targets from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2020. They must ...

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Renewables and Energy Efficiency Better Than Reported
Renewables and Energy Efficiency Better Than Reported

Friday 26th June 2015

RENEWABLE energy and energy efficiency are competitive resources and should grow based on costs according to a new report. The report by the U.S. based Advanced Energy Economy Institute (AEE) states that in today’s marketplace renewables and energy efficiency will not only be cost-effective for compliance with the U.S. EPA’s Clean ...

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A Call for More Asian Energy Efficiency & Clean Energy Investment
A Call for More Asian Energy Efficiency & Clean Energy Investment

Friday 19th June 2015

ASIA has made huge strides in developing clean energy over the last decade but boosting clean energy investment, energy efficiency, and innovation is needed to meet the challenges ahead. This was the warning from Bindu N. Lohani, Asian Development Bank (ADB) Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, as he referred ...

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Energy Emissions May Peak by 2020
Energy Emissions May Peak by 2020

Monday 15th June 2015

A peak in global energy-related emissions could be achieved as early as 2020 and at no net economic cost, according to a report released today by the International Energy Agency (IEA). The Agency showed how to achieve an early peak in emissions as one of four key pillars that it believes ...

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IKEA Funding Sustainable Futures
IKEA Funding Sustainable Futures

Monday 8th June 2015

IKEA are making bold new commitments to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy and to support the communities most at risk. The IKEA Group and IKEA Foundation announced the €1 billion total, which is made up of an IKEA Group commitment of €600 million for investment in renewable energy and ...

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Funding for Sustainable Energy in Morocco
Funding for Sustainable Energy in Morocco

Friday 5th June 2015

FOUR international financial institutions are teaming up with the European Union to promote sustainable energy investments in Morocco. The funding of €80 million will be used for supporting projects in the country that cut back on energy waste and also help to develop renewable energy sources.    The money will provide loans via ...

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Clean Energy Progress Slows
Clean Energy Progress Slows

Friday 29th May 2015

DESPITE a few recent success stories, clean-energy progress is falling well short of the levels needed to limit the global increase in temperatures to no more than 2 degrees Celsius. This is the conclusion of the International Energy Agency (IEA) tracking report presented this week at the Clean Energy Ministerial meeting ...

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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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