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  • EnergyScoreCards Will Monitor Energy Savings for Bank of America's $55 Million Energy Efficiency Finance Program

    EnergyScoreCards™, an online software-as-a-service benchmarking tool specifically geared toward multifamily and other multi-tenant properties, was competitively selected to provide data collection and analysis for Bank of America's Energy Efficiency Finance Program. This innovative program will fund energy retrofits of an estimated 15,000 residential units as well as commercial buildings, ...


  • Alberta increases support for clean energy production

    To promote more clean energy production the Alberta government is expanding and extending an incentive program for producers of bioenergy products. Funding under the Bioenergy Producer Credit Program is extended for five years until 2016. The program will help Alberta meet its climate change targets by reducing emissions while also providing value-added opportunities and long-term stability to ...


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  • New Renewable Energy Database Now On-Line

    Policy makers and other energy sector players can now access the world’s largest collection of global renewable energy standards and patents, thanks to a new online platform launched by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The International Standards and Patents in Renewable Energy platform, also known as INSPIRE, is the first and most complete solution of its kind, helping ...


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  • ISO to develop international standard for energy management

    The International Organization for Standardization has just approved the creation of a project committee mandated to develop an international standard on energy management. The standard will provide all types of organizations and companies a practical and widely recognized approach to increase energy efficiency, reduce costs and improve their environmental performance by addressing both the ...

  • New virtual energy manager makes saving easy

    Ener-g Efficiency has launched its new Virtual Energy Manager, which links automatic meter reading and a building energy management system for the first time, to provide guaranteed energy savings of around 30%. The innovative energy management tool gives users total control of their energy and helps them to quickly evaluate their carbon footprint using easy to read ‘dashboard’ displays. It ...


    By ENER-G

  • Brazil to get IDB loan to finance energy efficiency

    Usiminas, Brazil's largest flat steelmaker, will obtain a $50 million “A” loan from the Inter-American Development Bank to finance investments in power generation. Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation has been appointed as the lead arranger for syndicating another loan related to investments in power generation for Usiminas, a portion known as a “B” loan. Under the program, the IDB will be the ...

  • First winners announced for “Apps for Energy” competition

    The Energy Department announced today the first round of winners for the “Apps for Energy” competition, with app developers submitting more than 50 innovative mobile and web applications that will help utility consumers save money by making the most of their “Green Button” electricity usage data.  Today’s winners were selected by a panel of expert reviewers; ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Clean Energy Trends 2011 now available

    Ten years ago, Clean Edge released Clean Tech: Profits and Potential, the firm's first publication. This year's edition looks at the past 10 years of clean-energy activity in the U.S. and abroad. The report includes growth projections for the major clean-energy sectors (solar PV, wind, and biofuels), as well as global clean-tech investment data and emerging trends. The report's key findings ...


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  • Advanced Energy is a $1.1 Trillion Global Industry

    At $1.1 trillion in estimated global revenue, advanced energy grew at a rate more than double the global economy last year, according to a market report commissioned by Advanced Energy Economy (AEE). In the United States, the advanced energy market excluding wind energy experienced double-digit growth the last two years – outpacing the economy by a factor of four – while wind energy ...


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  • 2017 Energy Efficiency Indicator Survey Results

    The 2017 Johnson Controls Energy Efficiency Indicator (EEI) survey of more than 1,500 facility and management executives in the United States, Canada and 10 other countries indicates that 70 percent of organizations are paying more attention to energy efficiency than a year ago and 58 percent are expecting to increase investments next year. ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Kerry Hamilton talks Energy Management Standards

    energyTEAM hold a number of free energy forums that focus on energy and water related business topics. The video below provides an insight into one of the energyTEAM presentations at the 2013 Energy Forums. Kerry Hamilton supports a wide variety of energyTEAM clients in various sectors; from corporate property companies to clay and plastics manufacturers. As Energy and Environment Manager, ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • UNH is a Model of Energy Management Among Colleges and Universities

    A group of engineering students at the University of New Hampshire set out this year to track energy demand in dormitories that had been retrofit with energy saving measures. Working with the support of school administrators and EPA, the students wanted to measure the efficiency of these dorms compared to typical dorms in the U.S. The outcome was remarkable: changes in design and operations in ...

  • Energy monitoring system a world first for iCon building

    The award winning iCon environmental innovation centre in Daventry, UK, has become the first building in the world to have an innovative self-adjusting Wireless Building Monitoring System installed by energy management company, Seamless Sensing. The state-of-the-art £8.5m building, offers office accommodation and a supportive environment for firms working in green technologies and ...


  • Hefty Subsidies Prop Up Unsustainable Energy System

    Efforts by a variety of organizations to quantify global support for fossil fuels have generated estimates that range from $523 billion to over $1.9 trillion, depending on the calculation and what measures are included. What is clear is that the level of support has rebounded to 2008 levels following a dip in 2009–10 during the global financial crisis, writes Worldwatch Research Fellow ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Hefty Subsidies Prop Up Unsustainable Energy Systems

    Efforts by a variety of organizations to quantify global support for fossil fuels have generated estimates that range from $523 billion to over $1.9 trillion, depending on the calculation and what measures are included. What is clear is that the level of support has rebounded to 2008 levels following a dip in 2009-10 during the global financial crisis, writes Worldwatch Research Fellow Philipp ...


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  • Charles Hendry`s speech to the CBI Energy Conference

    It is a year in which we have seen the energy landscape change beyond recognition. If you look back just 15 months, we have had Macondo and what that has meant in terms of oil and gas exploration; the crisis in the Middle East and what this has meant for our oil and gas security; Fukushima and what that means in terms of our nuclear safety; and Germany saying they will not only have no new ...

  • Des Moines Public Schools Awarded for Energy Star Sustained Excellence in Energy Management and Climate Communication

    Des Moines Public Schools (DMPS) has been honored as an Energy Star® Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence for its commitment to demonstrating environmental and financial stewardship through comprehensive energy management. The school district also received a second Energy Star award, for Climate Communication, for raising awareness of the impacts of climate change. The U.S. ...

  • Intertek Ramps Up 18 Energy Efficiency Labs for New ENERGY STAR® Procedures

    Labs Across North America, Europe and Asia Deploying for New Third-Party Certification Requirements; Intertek Sets Industry Benchmark with 24-hour Certification Turnaround CHICAGO - Intertek (LSE: ITRK), a global leader in testing, inspection and certification services, announced today that it is deploying 18 Energy Efficiency testing labs across North America, Europe, and Asia, and one global ...


    By Intertek Group plc

  • Students in 26 Pennsylvania K-12 schools are back learning with an Energy Star and energy savings (PA)

    A total of 26 K-12 schools in Pennsylvania have earned the Energy Star building label for superior energy efficiency. “Increasing energy efficiency is saving school districts 30 percent or more on energy bills each year,” said Shawn M. Garvin, EPA mid-Atlantic regional administrator. “It’s a smart way to save money and help the environment by reducing greenhouse gases. ...

  • Eaton Energy monitoring and efficiency solutions reduce buildings’ energy costs and carbon footprint

    Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced the launch of Power Xpert 200E gateway, an intelligent solution that collects energy usage data from meters, enabling customers to benchmark energy usage, set energy management goals, determine the effectiveness of energy management initiatives and reduce energy costs. The Power Xpert 200E gateway reports on energy usage at the ...


    By Eaton Corporation

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