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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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Bainbridge Energy Efficiency Program Credited for Jobs | Energy ...

Bainbridge Energy Efficiency Program Credited for Jobs | Energy ... | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it

In just one year, RePower says it has created 28 contractor jobs in Kitsap County — 43 percent of its goal — putting workers in the construction industry back to work and creating a clean energy economy in Kitsap County.

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Protect the environment and lower taxes through conservation or renewable ... - Smart Business Network

Protect the environment and lower taxes through conservation or renewable ... - Smart Business Network | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it

Not only is Texas a leading provider of crude oil and natural gas, but the state’s abundant sunlight and persistent winds offer businesses yet another opportunity to lead the nation, by tapping renewable energy sources to power manufacturing plants, distribution centers and office buildings.

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Are the 'big six' energy companies blocking renewables in the UK? - The Ecologist

Are the 'big six' energy companies blocking renewables in the UK? - The Ecologist | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it

Just six energy companies EDF, E.ON, Centrica, SSE, Scottish Power and npower control 99 per cent of our domestic energy market but show only minor interest in renewables.

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Energy-efficiency financing available for Racine businesses - Journal Times

Racine businesses undertaking energy-efficiency projects between $10,000 and $1 million are eligible to participate. Any energy-savings projects such as new lighting, HVAC, refrigeration equipment, etc., must meet an estimated 15 percent in energy savings to be eligible for the financing program. “Unlike many business expenses, energy is a controlled cost. So it’s smart for businesses to have a plan to manage these costs, and now Re⊃2; can help,” said Mayor John Dickert.

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The Energy Efficiency Dilemma | Jonathan Michael Schleuss

What’s not efficient is the use of energy by students in newer dorms.

Data compiled by Facilities Management and analyzed by the Office for Campus Sustainability shows that some of the newest dorms on campus produce the most green house gas emissions per student than the older dorms on campus.

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Community Renewable Energy | Renewable Green Energy Power

Community Renewable Energy | Renewable Green Energy Power | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it

In our previous article we have introduced the term and idea of Community Renewable Energy, CRE, when we introduced the concept of Renewable Green Energy Community, RGEC. It was mentioned that one of the characteristics of a RGEC is that it has a Community Renewable Energy infrastructure to cover the needs of the community to an as much great extend as possible.

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Noor Fatima's curator insight, April 10, 2013 12:21 PM

renewable power sources are really significant.....

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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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Is Energy Efficiency Simply An Economic Concept?

Is Energy Efficiency Simply An Economic Concept? | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it

It cannot be denied, however, that economy is as much a part of energy efficiency as it is a part of sustainability.

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Noor Fatima's curator insight, April 10, 2013 12:20 PM

energy saving bulbs should be used :)

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ACEEE Releases Fifth Annual State Energy Efficiency Scorecard

ACEEE Releases Fifth Annual State Energy Efficiency Scorecard | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has released its fifth annual State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, which ranks all 50 U.S. states for their various energy-efficiency programs and policies.

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Bridgelux-Chevron deal brings LED streetlights to cities - CNET

Bridgelux-Chevron deal brings LED streetlights to cities - CNET | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it

LED producer Bridgelux has teamed with Chevron in a project to highlight the benefits of LED streetlights in cities.

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Smaller Utilities Among Leaders in Sustainable Energy Efficiency & Demand Side ... - Albany Times Union

Target Rock Advisors, LLC today released a list of fifteen U.S. utility companies that are industry leaders in energy efficiency and demand side management (DSM). A disproportionately large number – eleven out of the fifteen – are small and mid capitalization utilities.

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Bank of Georgia's Energy Efficiency Loans Available for SMEs | nanusi

The amount of the energy efficiency loan starts from 20,000 USD and the maximum margin is 500,000 USD. Loans are available for up to 60 months and complicity of the borrower is not needed. The energy efficiency loan has other advantages as well. The borrower has the opportunity to get an energy audit and consultations from professionals free of charge.

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Renewables developers 'too optimistic' on financing - Environmental Finance

Renewables developers 'too optimistic' on financing - Environmental Finance | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it

“Without exception, all developers are infinitely optimistic,” said Reyad Fezzani, chief executive officer of Regenerate Power, a Menlo Park, California-based developer, owner and financier of utility-scale solar projects.

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