energy efficiency investment News

  • EBRD support energy efficiency and SME investments in Georgia

    The EBRD is lending $12 million to Cartu Bank to finance energy efficiency projects and support the development of small and medium size (SMEs) enterprises in Georgia. A $7 million credit line will be used to provide local entrepreneurs with much needed access to medium-term financing, focusing on regions outside of the capital and on sectors such as tourism, agriculture and health care. The ...

  • Detroit automakers invest in energy-efficient engines

    The three major Detroit-based automakers—Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation (GM), and Chrysler—recently announced significant investments or changes as they move towards more efficient engines and vehicles. With an eye towards reducing fuel consumption and emissions, the companies are retooling some factories and redesigning vehicle powertrains. GM announced on February 18 a $494 ...

  • Boost for business energy efficiency and electricity sector investment

    Business, industry and other organisations will get help to cut their energy costs with £10 million available this year to improve efficiency and reduce energy demand, Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey announced at last week's CBI Energy Conference. He also unveiled new plans that will remove barriers to investment in energy infrastructure. Mr Davey told the conference that ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • Businesses lack bank support for energy efficiency investment

    Research from Siemens Industry and the Energy Institute (EI) shows that businesses in the UK lack support from banks when investing in energy efficiency measures, with nearly nine out of ten businesses (88%) having a negative experience. Siemens is calling for a greater role for the Green Investment Bank in supporting the SME market. The research, a survey of over 300 senior energy specialists ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Boost for business energy efficiency and electricity sector investment

    Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey announced today. He also unveiled new plans that will remove barriers to investment in energy infrastructure. Mr Davey told the CBI’s Energy Conference that the energy sector had seen £45 billion of investment between January 2010 and December 2013, with nearly £8 billion investment in renewable technologies in 2013 alone, as ...

  • Efficient lighting tops energy efficiency investment league for businesses

    Carbon Trust launches Green Business Directory to give reassurance to organisations investing in energy efficiency equipment and low carbon technologies Green Business Directory will make it easy for organisations to find independently accredited suppliers in what is a crowded and fast-growing market. Efficient lighting tops the list of green technology investments in a new survey ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • EC announces €9bn investment for renewable energy and energy efficiency in member states

    Danuta Hübner, Commissioner for Regional Policy, has explained how Cohesion policy for 2007-2013 will contribute to developing renewable energy and improving energy efficiency in the EU's regions. Nearly €9 billion will be invested in these sectors. The Commission will also act as facilitator by supporting Member States in making timely energy investments, and by promoting the sharing of know-how ...

  • Energy Department announces building energy efficiency investments in twenty-two states

    The Energy Department today announced new investments in state-led energy efficiency projects, supporting the Obama Administration's commitment to reduce building energy costs and transfer those savings directly to taxpayers.  The Energy Department awarded nearly $14 million to 22 states and territories to conduct energy efficiency upgrades in public facilities and develop local policies and ...

  • Brazil & IDB to promote investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency and climate change

    The Manager of the Inter-American Development Bank Infrastructure Department, Roberto Vellutini, and the President of the Banco de Desenvolvimento de Minas Gerais S.A. (BDMG), Paulo de Tarso Almeida Paiva, today signed a memorandum of understanding to work together to promote investments in renewable energy, biofuels, carbon financing, energy efficiency and climate change in Latin America and the ...

  • Reforming energy investment incentives

    There have been many calls for reform of the subsidies and incentives provided to the energy sector. A report from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released last month urged policymakers the world over to reform subsidies for products from coal to gasoline, arguing that this could translate into major gains both for economic growth and the environment. The report  ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Unprecedented Federal Investments in Energy Efficiency Will Create Jobs and Reduce Deficit

    On Thursday, March 22, high level leaders in the clean energy economy will gather at the Pepco Building in D.C. to discuss emerging opportunities for the energy efficiency industry at the federal level that will create jobs and decrease the deficit. The workshop, hosted by the National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO), provides a forum for private and public sector ...


    By Marketwire

  • Energy Department Invests $600,000 in University-Industry partnerships to enhance building efficiency

    The Energy Department today announced $600,000 in funding to help American universities to establish stronger partnerships with industry and business in the area of building efficiency, supporting the Obama Administration’s goal of doubling energy productivity by 2030 and developing the nation’s clean energy workforce. A recent study by the National Research Council found that ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • US to invest US$3.5m in promoting energy-efficient transport

    In an effort to engage students and the public on the significance of increasing the use of more clean, cutting-edge and energy-efficient vehicles to help transform our nation’s transportation sector, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced plans to award nearly $3.5 million in a grant to the X PRIZE Foundation for the national education and outreach component of the Automotive X ...

  • Energy Department Invests $14 Million in Innovative Building Efficiency Technologies

    The Energy Department today announced up to $14 million in funding for 15 research and development projects to support technologies that will contribute to advancing early-stage, breakthrough energy-efficient solutions for buildings and homes. These projects will help building managers and homeowners reduce energy demand, save money and accelerate the deployment of clean energy ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Energy Department Invests $6 Million to Support Commercial Building Efficiency

    The Energy Department today announced up to $6 million in funding to deploy and demonstrate four emerging energy-saving technologies in commercial buildings across the country. These projects will help businesses cut energy costs through improved efficiency, while also reducing carbon pollution. Last year, commercial buildings consumed about 20 percent of all energy used in the United States at ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • ADB conference promotes investments in Indonesia`s energy efficiency sector

    Investments in energy efficiency solutions in Indonesia offer a potential $4 billion market for commercial banks and the industrial sector, a Jakarta conference co-organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) heard today. 'Indonesia's energy sector is a vast green field of investment opportunities that awaits the participation of the domestic and international banking as well as industrial ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • Economic climate affects business investment in energy and water efficiency

    Firms are not investing in ‘green’ measures such as water and energy efficiency as a result of the credit crunch, despite the fact that green initiatives can lead to substantial cost savings for businesses, new research from the Environment Agency has revealed. The poll of 1,000 UK decision makers shows that over half of companies do not have any form of environmental or sustainability policy in ...

  • Energy efficiency – The Hidden Fuel

    The benefits of energy efficiency go well beyond the simple scaling back of energy demand, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency published today. In a study that reframes the discussion about the so-called “hidden fuel”, the IEA shows how energy efficiency has the potential to support economic growth, enhance social development, advance environmental ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Clarke Energy Welcomes Investment by ECI

    Clarke Energy today announces that ECI Partners LLP, the UK growth focused mid-market private equity firm, has invested a minority shareholding in the company, in order to help it realise its global plans for growth. Clarke Energy, based in Knowsley near Liverpool, employs 700 people worldwide, with a turnover of circa £201m to year-end 31 ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Plymovent actively invests in sustainable energy

    Plymovent recently opened a new production facility in Thailand. Since sustainability is one of Plymovent's spearhead policies, it was decided to install solar panels on the roof. Solar energy uses the world's biggest source of free energy: the sun. In one hour the sun delivers more energy to the earth's surface than what the whole world uses in a calendar year. Solar panels convert this ...


    By Plymovent Group BV

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