THE U.S. State of Hawaii has revealed plans to aid in reaching the target of reducing energy consumption by 30 percent and increasing renewable energy supply by 40 percent by 2030. In July, Hawaii will launch energy savings program in an effort to double the energy efficiency in state and Honolulu ...
Monday 17th June 2013 | Read full article
FILIPINO businesses and government agencies have been encouraged to invest in energy efficiency and cut energy waste and costs by the British Embassy in Manila. Chargé d’ Affaires at the Embassy, Trevor Lewis, stated that the United Kingdom is more than willing to share experience on implementing energy efficiency measures, such ...
Sunday 16th June 2013 | Read full article
NEW research released last week by Johnson Controls, shows energy efficiency interest rose 116 percent globally since 2010, with those who set goals making the greatest strides in reducing energy use. Momentum is also growing for green building certification and green tenant space leasing, although 22 percent cite a lack of ...
Thursday 13th June 2013 | Read full article
LACK of finance should not be considered a barrier to installing energy efficiency measures or renewable technologies for businesses, according to UK utility company npower. With the current media focus on the need for increased energy efficiency to help protect the UK from a potential energy supply gap, businesses may be ...
Wednesday 12th June 2013 | Read full article
THE Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) is offering an energy efficiency loan for businesses to improve their bottom-line through cutting energy waste and costs. The loan will be set at eight per cent, which will help their clients to cut costs but also advance Jamaica’s target of a 30 per cent ...
Tuesday 11th June 2013 | Read full article
THE International Energy Agency (IEA) warned that climate change targets will be missed and urged governments to enact four energy policies to keep climate goals alive without harming economic growth. “Climate change has quite frankly slipped to the back burner of policy priorities, but the problem is not going away – ...
Monday 10th June 2013 | Read full article
Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, last week looked to drive energy efficiency improvements across the city’s schools through access to interest-free pay-as-you-save loans. London has been running the RE:FIT energy efficiency programme aimed at residential buildings but the programme will now be expanded to apply to schools. They will now ...
Monday 10th June 2013 | Read full article
A NEW report highlights the potential for energy efficiency in buildings across Europe - which accounts for 40 percent of energy demand and 30 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. This need is for improved energy efficiency in both existing and new buildings. Initiatives supporting energy efficiency, reinforced by EU legislation, are ...
Thursday 6th June 2013 | Read full article
The Philippines Sun Star reports on the efforts by the European Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (ECCP) to promote energy efficiency in businesses and those located in economic zones. The paper reports that the ECCP have formed a partnership with the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Peza) for the promotion of the ...
Wednesday 5th June 2013 | Read full article
CALIFORNIA can extend the duration and effectiveness of the state’s landmark energy improvement initiative, Proposition 39, for schools and public buildings, claims a white paper from the Advanced Energy Economy (AEE). The AEE (a nationwide US business organization representing the advanced energy industry) white paper states that if California dedicates a ...
Tuesday 4th June 2013 | Read full article
THE European Investment Bank (EIB) and the UniCredit Group have signed agreements which includes €100 million funding for companies to implement environmental and renewable energy projects. The funding is aimed at financing small and medium-scale projects in the industrial and sustainable community sectors via UniCredit and UniCredit Leasing, targeting in particular ...
Monday 3rd June 2013 | Read full article
A POPULATION boom along with economic development has produced growth in energy consumption across the Middle East, prompting Gulf states to implement energy efficiency initiatives. Countries which have already launched national energy efficiency programs include the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates - but now Kuwait is starting ...
Sunday 2nd June 2013 | Read full article
TURKEY is looking to reduce energy consumption, expand renewable energy generation and cut greenhouse gas emissions ahead of its centennial in 2023, with commitments to ambitious action plans. Electricity demand in Turkey has been increasing by as much as 7-8 percent in recent years, resulting in energy transmission and peak capacity ...
Thursday 30th May 2013 | Read full article
THE Jordanian Ministry of Planning yesterday signed an agreement with the French Development Agency for an energy efficiency grant. The €500,000 grant is aimed at supporting Jordan in the countries efforts to implement energy efficiency improvements and procedures across the Kingdom. The French Development Agency has supported Jordan with other developments in ...
Wednesday 29th May 2013 | Read full article
A WORLD Bank report, Sustainable Energy for All Global Tracking Framework, released yesterday, highlighted that energy efficiency investment needs to increase, despite promising advances recently. The report noted that 1.2 billion people do not have access to electricity, about 17 percent of the world’s population, and 2.8 billion rely on inefficient ...
Tuesday 28th May 2013 | Read full article
THE Investment Climate Advisory Services of the World Bank Group is supporting the Vietnamese Ministry of Construction’s efforts to improve energy efficiency in buildings, reducing energy costs and CO2 emissions. An agreement has been signed which will see the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, help ...
Monday 27th May 2013 | Read full article
GERMANY took what some considered a brave decision after the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster - to turn away from nuclear and greatly increase their renewable energy resources and improve energy efficiency. Is the German strategy working? The German Embassy in London released some details about the future use of energy in ...
Thursday 23rd May 2013 | Read full article
ENERGY efficiency is good for businesses and governments according to research performed by the Rhodium Group for UTC Climate, Controls and Security. Fierce Energy report that John Mandyck, Chief Sustainability Officer at UTC, highlighted the benefits of improving and striving for improved energy efficiency in buildings to delegates at the Energy Efficiency ...
Wednesday 22nd May 2013 | Read full article
A €5 million loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will enable Kosovo’s business to invest in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. The loan to Turk Ekonomi Bankasi (TEB), will open up loans for financing of rational energy utilization and assist small and medium-sized enterprises in combating ...
Tuesday 21st May 2013 | Read full article
OVER a third of all local authorities across England and Wales are in breach of the European Energy Directive, designed to improve the energy efficiency of their public buildings. A recent Freedom of Information (FoI) request by the Property and Energy Professionals Association (PEPA) to all authorities in England and Wales, ...
Monday 20th May 2013 | Read full article
A CHAIN of convenience stores in Lincolnshire, U.K., have been recognized for their energy efficiency actions with the award of the Carbon Trust Standard for the second time. The Skegness Standard reports that introducing new technologies has helped Lincolnshire Co-op cut energy use across its stores, with the award acknowledging the ...
Sunday 19th May 2013 | Read full article
THE Mayor of Boston, U.S., Thomas Menino, introduced his Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance, requiring large commercial and residential buildings to report and disclose such things as energy usage, and greenhouse gas emissions. The aim of the ordinance is to encourage investment in energy efficiency and further the City’s climate ...
Thursday 16th May 2013 | Read full article
THE American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC) is taking its next steps in developing a standardization roadmap advancing energy efficiency in the built environment. The collaborative’s five working groups (WGs) have scheduled a series of June-July workshops in Washington, DC, to begin the gap analysis and ...
Wednesday 15th May 2013 | Read full article
MELBOURNE, Australia, has introduced an amendment to their planning scheme which is designed to improve energy efficiency in new buildings and to reduce the city’s carbon footprint. The vast majority of new buildings constructed in the city will be required to meet a strong set of industry accepted and recognized minimum ...
Tuesday 14th May 2013 | Read full article
THE Governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Corbett, announced yesterday that the State’s Department of Environmental Protection has awarded $32,880 in grants to help small businesses to invest in energy-efficiency. “Investment in small business is a cornerstone to sound economic growth,” Corbett said. “These grants will help small business owners continue to thrive ...
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