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Proven Zero Energy Buildings Get Certification « Zero Energy ...

Proven Zero Energy Buildings Get Certification « Zero Energy ... | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it
Proven Zero Energy Buildings Get Certification. Modeling is out. Results are in. Finally, there is a way of certifying that a building has actually produced as much energy as it uses. In November, the International Living Future ...

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Centre for European Reform: Energy efficiency: Made in Denmark ...

Successive governments have implemented ambitious and consistent policies on energy efficiency since the oil shocks of the 1970s. As a result, Denmark today only uses 60 per cent of the energy per unit of GDP of the EU ...

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Solving the next energy crisis, a million houses at a time | SmartPlanet

Solving the next energy crisis, a million houses at a time | SmartPlanet | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it

Instead of building a new, $17 billion nuclear power plant, Mathis showed how $5,000 worth of energy-efficiency upgrades to each of the state’s 4 million homes would save twice as much power as the new nukes would generate, and create hundreds of thousands of jobs installing insulation, air sealing, replacing windows, sealing leaky ducts, and the like.


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Energy Use Tumbles When It Becomes A Game | The Energy ...

Energy Use Tumbles When It Becomes A Game | The Energy ... | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it

Playing Energy Battle, the student households were able to cut their energy consumption on average, by 25 percent through the gamification of efficiency. However, the most efficient household was able to cut their energy use by 45 percent. Once the game was over, energy use in most of the households increased but remained below the baseline recorded prior to starting the game.

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Tax Reform Could Remove Barriers to Energy Efficiency

Tax Reform Could Remove Barriers to Energy Efficiency | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it

Energy bills count as business expenses and are subtracted from taxable income, meaning the federal government is effectively paying 25 to 35 percent of each business’s energy costs – enabling higher consumption.

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More energy efficient transistors through quantum tunneling ...

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame and Pennsylvania State University have announced breakthroughs in the development of tunneling field effect transistors (TFETs), a semiconductor technology that takes advantage of the quirky ...

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Industrial energy efficiency: scoring a hat trick

Industrial energy efficiency: scoring a hat trick | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will launch its Industrial Development Report 2011 (IDR), Industrial energy efficiency for sustainable wealth creation: capturing environmental, economic and social dividends at ODI in London on 27 March. The Report calls for investing in energy-efficient technologies which can deliver a hat trick of economic, environmental and social dividends that will help to achieve sustainable growth in developing countries. It provides a comprehensive analysis and description of the impacts of energy efficiency in developing countries.

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Energy Efficient Hotels: A Reality Or Myth? | The Daily Energy Report

Energy Efficient Hotels: A Reality Or Myth? | The Daily Energy Report | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it

Sean O’Kane, the Director for Hotel Strategic Alliances at Schneider Electric discusses the results of a recent study commissioned by Schneider Electric and conducted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Harrah Hotel College. The study revealed that hoteliers are hesitant to invest in building automation and control systems due to misperceptions that energy management systems will negatively impact guest experience and the upfront costs of efficiency technologies.

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Germany's $270 Billion Renewables Shift Biggest Since War | B4E ...

Germany's $270 Billion Renewables Shift Biggest Since War | B4E ... | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it

Chancellor Angela Merkel is planning to build offshore wind farms that will cover an area six times the size of New York City and erect power lines that could stretch from London to Baghdad. The program will cost 200 billion euros ($268 billion), a third of annual gross domestic product, according to the DIW economic institute in Berlin.

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PG&E Funds Community Energy Efficiency Innovators | PG&E ...

PG&E Funds Community Energy Efficiency Innovators | PG&E ... | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it

PG&E provides funding, typically of up to a million dollars, to local government customers, including associations and quasi-government groups, to help them demonstrate and measure innovative ways to deliver energy savings.

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Renewables industry calls for clarity on post-2020 energy targets ...

Renewables industry calls for clarity on post-2020 energy targets ... | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it

The renewables energy industry has again called on the government to urgently clarify its plans for low-carbon energy development after 2020, following the release of a controversial submission to the EU, which argues the ...

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Energy shortfall worse than over investing – consultant

The negative impacts of an energy shortfall are much worse than the risk of potentially over investing in new energy generation capacity, NorConsult Africa director Tore Horvei warned this week.

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Are Renewables Just Freeing Up Oil For Export? | Green Prophet

Are Renewables Just Freeing Up Oil For Export? | Green Prophet | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it

Does an expanding renewables market in the Middle East (such as that showcased in Masdar) just mean more oil can be exported and more profit made at the expense of the world climate?

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Schneider programs aim at reducing energy consumption in the Kingdom - Arab News

Schneider programs aim at reducing energy consumption in the Kingdom - Arab News | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it

Schneider solutions could reduce energy by 30 percent in existing buildings and by 70 percent in new installations started by the company," Campagne told a press conference yesterday. The company has also put in place plans to tackle the growing energy challenge confronting Saudi Arabia.

 

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Funding Energy Efficiency

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It is vital to separate energy efficiency projects from capital budgets for several reasons. Doing so will allow the company to thrive as it effectively manages its energy costs and risk.

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Denmark Passes Legislation: 100% Renewable Energy by 2050!

Denmark's Parliament has passed the most ambitious green economy plan in the world: it will generate 35% of its energy from renewable energy by 2020 and 100% by 2050.

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Mayors showcase energy savings despite stalled EU talks | EurActiv

Mayors showcase energy savings despite stalled EU talks | EurActiv | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it

The 'Engage' campaign echoes the message sent out by the more than 3,000 mayors to national leaders. Organisers are convinced that “people want to know what they can do to save energy and we need to explain to them why they need to store waste in a different box,” said Frank.

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3D Solar Structures Create More Power in Small Spaces - Environment - GOOD

3D Solar Structures Create More Power in Small Spaces - Environment - GOOD | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it

These 3D structures don’t look like the rooftops and fields of solar panels being erected all over the world. And they don’t behave quite like them, either. For a given base area, they’re up to 20 times more effective at capturing solar energy than a flat solar panel. They also capture more energy when the sky is overcast, and they produce energy at a more even rate throughout the day


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L'Allemagne sort du nucléaire sans polluer davantage

L'Allemagne sort du nucléaire sans polluer davantage | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it

Contrairement aux prévisions, et même à des affirmations, de beaucoup de spécialistes de l'énergie, l'Allemagne n'a pas eu recours au charbon pour compenser l'arrêt de 8 de ses 17 réacteurs en 2011.


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Renewables Attract Investment from Pension Funds

"With interest rates in government bonds at a rather low level, there is quite a lot of money in pension funds chasing relatively reliable returns, which offer more than sovereign debt."

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There is No Universal Solution for Promoting Renewable Energy ...

There is No Universal Solution for Promoting Renewable Energy ... | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it

In the coming years, renewable energy resources are going to play a much bigger role in the energy mix – especially in Germany, but also in Europe and worldwide. However, when it comes to harvesting renewable ...

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MIT conference debates: will water shortage slow renewable energy ...

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Through the course of discussion, the panel ultimately concluded that a freshwater shortage shouldn’t impact the worldwide shift towards lower carbon energy production.

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EU Parliament votes on binding 2030 renewables target | RTCC

EU Parliament votes on binding 2030 renewables target | RTCC | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it

The European Parliament has voted in favour of setting a binding renewable energy target for 2030. No decision appears to have been made on what a new target could be.

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UK opposes 2030 renewable energy target

UK opposes 2030 renewable energy target | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it

The UK government wants nuclear power to be given parity with renewables in Europe, in a move that would significantly boost atomic energy in Britain but downgrade investment in renewable generation, according to a leaked document seen by the Guardian.

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National Building Audit To Reset Crucial Energy Use Benchmarks ...

National Building Audit To Reset Crucial Energy Use Benchmarks ... | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it

The recent explosion of efficiency efforts across the country has slashed energy use in U.S. buildings, but by how much, exactly? After fits and starts, a federal statistics agency is finally poised to begin finding out.

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