U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack yesterday announced that USDA will take steps to save rural energy consumers money on their bills in partnership with rural electric cooperatives. USDA plan to provide rural electric cooperatives up to $250 million to lend to business and residential customers for energy efficiency improvements and ...
Wednesday 4th December 2013 | Read full article
THE Cape Breton District Health Authority (CBDHA) in Nova Scotia plans to significantly lower its energy costs and divert those savings into programs, services, equipment and patient care. CBDHA have appointed an energy manager to oversee the program, working with non-profit Efficiency Nova Scotia. In a press release the health authority’s vice-president ...
Tuesday 3rd December 2013 | Read full article
JAMAICA is failing on energy efficiency according to Kelly Tomblin, President and CEO of Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), the island state’s utility company. The Jamaica Observer reports Tomblin explaining: "a recent study shows that Jamaica's energy conservation is.…seven times worse. And I want to underscore that. Because whenever I talk ...
Monday 2nd December 2013 | Read full article
AN EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) pilot project in western Siberia will allow local schools to increase the energy efficiency of their buildings by outsourcing energy efficiency. The firms involved in improving the energy efficiency will recoup their costs by receiving a share of the savings on the schools’ energy ...
Sunday 1st December 2013 | Read full article
A coalition of civil servants, parliamentarians and business leaders is urging the UK Government to relaunch the Green Deal scheme for small businesses to obtain loans for energy efficiency improvements. The report, published jointly by the Westminster Sustainable Business Forum and Carbon Connect, argues significant benefits – including reduced energy bills, ...
Thursday 28th November 2013 | Read full article
THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is launching a program to increase energy efficiency investments in public buildings and services in Bulgaria. Buildings account for up to 40% of Bulgaria’s energy consumption, and public facilities such as schools, universities, or town halls are a large segment of the total ...
Wednesday 27th November 2013 | Read full article
THE U.S. Energy Department yesterday awarded nearly $4 million to 13 states to increase statewide energy savings and boost the energy efficiency of public institutions, local governments and industrial sectors. The awards were all part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to double energy productivity by 2030 and help reduce energy ...
Tuesday 26th November 2013 | Read full article
THE Times of India reports that the countries steel industry is directing its efforts to expanding a project aimed at reducing energy consumption by small scale steel producers. The existing project, which started in 2004 and ends next month, has been deemed a great success, but only 34 small-scale steel plants ...
Monday 25th November 2013 | Read full article
UK energy utility nPower have highlighted some simple steps that can be taken by SMEs to unlock potential savings on energy costs which all sizes of businesses could also benefit from. Here are some basic and sensible tips nPower offer for businesses looking to save on energy use. They cover ...
Sunday 24th November 2013 | Read full article
OREGON’S Portland State University have launched a $500,000 Green Revolving Fund to reduce PSU’s greenhouse gas emissions, lower utility bills and advance the goals of the University’s Climate Action Plan. A committee of PSU staff and faculty will select projects that improve the condition of campus buildings and reduce their environmental ...
Thursday 21st November 2013 | Read full article
THIS years Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) was released yesterday by Germanwatch and Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe at the UN climate talks in Warsaw. The results show emissions worldwide have climbed to a new peak and no single country is yet on track to prevent dangerous climate change. "Unexpectedly, for ...
Wednesday 20th November 2013 | Read full article
THE World Bank has announced a $9 million initiative to help cities in developing countries improve energy efficiency for the benefit of the individual nation’s and the environment. The City Energy Efficiency Transformation Initiative (CEETI) aims to get city decision makers to integrate energy efficiency into their strategic planning and operations; ...
Tuesday 19th November 2013 | Read full article
THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a new loan of €15 million to Bulgarian bank Raiffeisenbank to strengthen its energy efficiency efforts. The loan comes under the Bulgarian Energy Efficiency for Competitive Industry Finance Facility (BEECIFF), which benefits from donor support provided under EU Structural Funds. The ...
Monday 18th November 2013 | Read full article
YESTERDAY was the first of the two day World Climate Summit in Warsaw, Poland, and the focus was very much on energy efficiency and energy saving targets. The final discussion of the day was themed: ’Innovative approaches to energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources', raising a lot of interest. ...
Sunday 17th November 2013 | Read full article
THE State of Rhode Island has the second highest unemployment rate in the country, but a recent study shows how energy efficiency programs have delivered hundreds of jobs. The economic impact study shows that National Grid’s Rhode Island energy efficiency programs have led to the creation of 528 full time jobs ...
Thursday 14th November 2013 | Read full article
THE International Energy Authority (IEA) yesterday released their 2013 World Energy Outlook, revealing that energy efficiency has to play a more central role in tackling emissions and rising energy bills. The report, released yesterday in London, presents a central scenario in which global energy demand rises by one-third in the period ...
Wednesday 13th November 2013 | Read full article
DURING the first year of its energy savings and efficiency program, Fort Wayne Community Schools (FCWS) have saved $862,333. FWCS began the Energy Leadership program in the spring of 2012 and surpassed its original annual savings goal of $590,000. On top of that, three schools have been recognized by the ...
Tuesday 12th November 2013 | Read full article
IT is easy with the fast moving development of energy efficiency and renewable energy technology to lose sight of the effective solutions we already have. This point is made very well in an article on Control Engineering Europe by Steve Brambley, Deputy Director of GAMBICA. Gambica is the Trade Association for ...
Tuesday 12th November 2013 | Read full article
UNITED States Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on Friday funding for 424 projects across the country to help agricultural producers and rural small businesses reduce their energy consumption and costs. The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) offers financial assistance to farmers, ranchers and rural small businesses to purchase and install ...
Sunday 10th November 2013 | Read full article
THE American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) have released their seventh annual state scorecard, which ranks states on their energy efficiency policy and program efforts. Energy efficiency measures are thriving in state capitals around the United States, with several states, including Mississippi, Connecticut, Illinois, and West Virginia, taking major steps ...
Thursday 7th November 2013 | Read full article
EUROPEAN Union member states need to be more ambitious and act quicker to implement plans for energy efficiency retrofits to buildings, claims activists and an international council. The Energy Efficiency Directive requires every EU country to establish a long-term strategy for mobilizing investment in the energy efficient renovation of their building ...
Wednesday 6th November 2013 | Read full article
THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing $6 million to micro and small enterprises (MSE) in Georgia to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy. The funds are being made available through Credo, Georgia’s largest non-bank microfinance institution with a strong presence in rural areas and an extensive coverage ...
Tuesday 5th November 2013 | Read full article
IN the Olympic year, private sector investment in the UK energy sector rose to £11.6bn, equivalent to building 20 Olympic Stadiums, according to a report from EY for EnergyUK. The report - Powering the UK 2013 - which looks at the sector’s total economic, investment and employment contributions to the UK, ...
Monday 4th November 2013 | Read full article
BALKAN states are receiving a €10 million energy efficiency boost thanks to the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). UniCredit Bank d.d. Mostar is joining the new Western Balkans Sustainable Energy Efficiency Facility II (WeBSEFF II) with the loan from the EBRD. The funds will be on-lent to private and ...
Sunday 3rd November 2013 | Read full article
BRAZILIAN companies are receiving a boost to invest in energy efficiency measures from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). $1.6 million in guarantees has been issued under the Energy Efficiency Guarantee Mechanism, which is a credit tool which the IDB uses. They use their credit rating ...
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