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MEPs Call for Greater Energy Targets for 2020
MEPs Call for Greater Energy Targets for 2020

Friday 24th June 2016

THE European Union’s (EU) renewable energy target - 20% of total consumption by 2020 - has already been hit by many EU member states, but some lag behind and must do more. Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) urge in a resolution, voted on Thursday, on the EU Commission's “renewables progress ...

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$36 Million to Cut Energy in New York States Commercial Buildings
$36 Million to Cut Energy in New York States Commercial Buildings

Friday 17th June 2016

THE New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has made available $36 million through two new initiatives. The aim is to increase the energy efficiency of New York's commercial buildings - including office towers, universities, hospitals and retail stores - which are some of the state's biggest energy users. ...

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EU Energy Efficiency Laws Take Centre Stage
EU Energy Efficiency Laws Take Centre Stage

Monday 13th June 2016

THE European Commission is under pressure to keep its promise that 2016 will be the “year of delivery” for its Energy Union strategy. James Crisp writing for EurActiv explains this week is important for the EU’s efforts to fight climate change and boost the import-addicted bloc’s resistance to shortages, with today ...

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£5M Funding for Clean Heat for Bristol
£5M Funding for Clean Heat for Bristol

Friday 10th June 2016

BRISTOL, in the UK, are setting out on a multi-decade major infrastructure project to build a heat network across the city. The city’s Mayor, Marvin Rees, has approved the allocation of £5 million of capital funding to the scheme. The new infrastructure will be a cornerstone of the city’s journey to ...

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Energy Management System Standard Campaign Launched
Energy Management System Standard Campaign Launched

Monday 6th June 2016

A global wide campaign promoting energy management system standards has been launched at the Clean Energy Ministerial Summit (CEM) in San Francisco, California. The assembly of high-level clean energy leaders attending the 7th Clean Energy Ministerial launched the Energy Management Campaign, a new, high-level international effort to promote ISO 50001, the ...

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Study Reveals Elevators Use 36% More Energy than Predicted
Study Reveals Elevators Use 36% More Energy than Predicted

Friday 3rd June 2016

ELEVATORS in modern office buildings are creating unacceptable lift waiting times and burning as much as 36% more energy than predicted, new research reveals. New flexible working patterns, break-out spaces and a boom in hot-desking and internal meetings are driving the problem by creating many more inter-floor lift journeys in modern ...

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Energy Efficiency Technology Teamwork Vital for Green Future
Energy Efficiency Technology Teamwork Vital for Green Future

Friday 27th May 2016

The global transition to cleaner energy is going to require teamwork on a scale the world has never seen - so claim the International Energy Agency (IEA). They reckon this will require strong, resource-efficient, and result-orientated multi-lateral co‑operation. The breadth of the analytical expertise in the IEA Technology Collaboration Programmes (TCPs) ...

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Clean Energy Employs 85,000 New Yorkers
Clean Energy Employs 85,000 New Yorkers

Monday 23rd May 2016

OVER 85,000 New Yorkers work in the clean energy industry at 7,500 business establishments across all 62 of the State’s counties according to a new report. “Tens of thousands of New Yorkers make clean energy a big and growing part of our state’s economy,” said Ron Kamen, CEO of Rhinebeck, N.Y.-based ...

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Portugal Runs for Four Days Purely on Renewable Energy
Portugal Runs for Four Days Purely on Renewable Energy

Friday 20th May 2016

LAST week Portugal kept the lights burning purely on with renewable energy for four consecutive days, creating a clean energy milestone according to data analysis of the National Energy Network figures. Solar, wind and hydro power fulfilled all of Portugal’s energy demand over a 107-hour run from 6.45am on Saturday 7 ...

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Call for New Push on Energy Efficiency
Call for New Push on Energy Efficiency

Monday 16th May 2016

THE International Energy Agency (IEA) Executive Director Fatih Birol has called for a new push on energy efficiency in a keynote address at the EEGlobal Forum 2016 in Washington. Detailing the IEA pathway to limiting global temperature rise in keeping with the COP21 Paris Agreement, Dr. Birol stated in his address: ...

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Energy Efficiency Funding for Lebanese Businesses
Energy Efficiency Funding for Lebanese Businesses

Friday 13th May 2016

THE International Finance Corporation (IFC), with the support of the Government of Canada, is helping Lebanon's Fransabank to scale up its lending to businesses looking to adopt energy-efficient technologies and mitigate climate change. IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, will provide a loan package of $20 million to ...

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International Coalition to Boost Greener, Energy Efficient, Cities
International Coalition to Boost Greener, Energy Efficient, Cities

Monday 9th May 2016

THE New Climate Economy, along with C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and the WRI Ross Centre for Sustainable Cities, have launched the Coalition for Urban Transitions, the first major international initiative to make the economic case for better urban development globally. Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, made the announcement ...

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 £7m Funding for UK SMEs to Cut Energy Costs
£7m Funding for UK SMEs to Cut Energy Costs

Monday 25th April 2016

ENERGY efficient equipment grant and advice programme offers lifeline to UK SMEs struggling with energy costs   The UK’s Carbon Trust is launching a new fund providing vital capital for smaller businesses to replace old, power-guzzling equipment, together with expert advice to boost the efficiency and productivity of businesses in England, Scotland ...

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Energy Burden on Low Income Households but Energy Efficiency Can Help
Energy Burden on Low Income Households but Energy Efficiency Can Help

Friday 22nd April 2016

A review of 48 major U.S. metropolitan areas finds that low-income households devote up to three times as much income to energy costs as average households in the same city, and that energy efficiency is critical to closing the gap. The report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) ...

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$60 Million Funding for Two US Energy Programs
$60 Million Funding for Two US Energy Programs

Monday 18th April 2016

THE U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy have announced up to $60 million in funding for two new programs that aim to solve some of the nation’s most pressing energy challenges. The funding is designed to accelerate the development of novel energy technologies. The first program, NEXT-Generation Energy Technologies ...

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World Bank Group Release Climate Action Plan
World Bank Group Release Climate Action Plan

Monday 11th April 2016

THE World Bank Group announced plans to help developing countries add 30 gigawatts of renewable energy to the world’s energy capacity. 30 gigawatts is enough energy to power 150 million homes. The plans will also bring early warning systems to 100 million people and develop climate-smart agriculture investment plans for at ...

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OECD Countries Increase Renewable Electricity Generation
OECD Countries Increase Renewable Electricity Generation

Monday 4th April 2016

ELECTRICITY generation from wind and solar increased by 16% across OECD countries in 2015, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Total OECD electricity generation was broadly flat (up 0.3% last year), with increases in wind and solar offsetting declines of around 1% in generation from combustible fuels (including coal, gas, ...

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UK's Premier Inn to Make Big Savings Through Solar
UK's Premier Inn to Make Big Savings Through Solar

Monday 21st March 2016

WHITBREAD, one of Britain’s largest hospitality companies has completed the installation of solar panels on the rooftops of 88 of its Premier Inn hotels across the UK. This is the largest batch of solar installations Whitbread has ever undertaken and is expected to generate more than 1,326MWh of power annually, delivering ...

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Spreading Energy Efficiency Awareness in Andhra Pradesh
Spreading Energy Efficiency Awareness in Andhra Pradesh

Monday 14th March 2016

THE Indian State Government of Andhra Pradesh is pushing for improved awareness of energy efficiency goals through behavioural change for wise use of energy resources. The Hindu reports that the State Government Secretary (Energy) Ajay Jain has written letters to District Collectors to spread awareness about the energy efficiency aims and ...

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Top Priorities for Energy Chiefs
Top Priorities for Energy Chiefs

Friday 11th March 2016

THE World Energy Council’s annual survey of global energy leaders - the 2016 World Energy Issues Monitor - tracks the concerns of over 1000 global energy leaders. This year’s report identifies ‘A climate of innovation - responding to the commodity price storm’ and for the first time highlights the views ...

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Advanced Energy Growth
Advanced Energy Growth

Monday 7th March 2016

THE U.S. business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) announced that total revenue for global advanced energy was a record $1.4 trillion in 2015. Navigant Research produced a report on advanced energy,  which they define as high efficiency, advanced energy and energy related technologies offering secure, sustainable and clean energy for now ...

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Hanoi Promoting Energy Efficiency Across City
Hanoi Promoting Energy Efficiency Across City

Friday 4th March 2016

THE Vietnam News Service reports that the city of Ha Noi is promoting the efficient use of energy and resources by tightening management of energy-consuming equipment and vehicles. The city’s municipal Department of Industry and Trade will work with relevant agencies to supervise capacity, technology and environment standards at production facilities, ...

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Competition Drives Investment in Energy Efficiency
Competition Drives Investment in Energy Efficiency

Monday 29th February 2016

COMPETITION from Asia seems to be a key driver for investing in higher energy efficiency in manufacturing processes. This was at least one of the reasons which pushed Bossa, a Turkish textile giant operating three plants in Adana, in the south of the country, to take the issue very seriously. With a ...

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Reinventing Future Electricity Markets
Reinventing Future Electricity Markets

Monday 22nd February 2016

ELECTRICITY markets are undergoing massive transformation, as the push for low-carbon power generation shifts the industry towards high investment in renewables and other new technologies. This is the conclusion of a new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA), Re-powering Markets: Market design and regulation during the transition to low-carbon power ...

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Fund to Help UK Universities Save £210M on Energy Costs
Fund to Help UK Universities Save £210M on Energy Costs

Monday 15th February 2016

THE Revolving Green Fund backed by the UK government is an energy efficiency scheme for UK Universities, and has led to projects that are estimated to save Universities more than £210 million in energy costs In 2008 Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and Salix Finance formed a partnership to ...

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