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Energy Efficiency Investments Deliver Huge Benefits

Decades prove energy efficiency programs deliver benefits to consumers and the environment - and these benefits far exceed the costs. A new working paper about a single federal efficiency program for low-income residents in Michigan is generating a lot of hype, but does nothing to contradict these basic facts. read more

Costs of residential energy efficiency investments are double the benefits

Through a randomized controlled trial of more than 30,000 households in Michigan -- where one-quarter of the households were encouraged to make residential energy efficiency investments and received assistance -- economists find that the costs to deploy the efficiency upgrades were about double the energy savings.

INFOGRAPHIC: Why solar panels are an affordable and smart investment

Want to save some green while going green? You may want to start with solar: a source of renewable energy that’s more affordable now than ever. As one of the most energy efficient resources in the country, solar is one of the best long term and that a

NAB to offer discounted energy efficiency, solar loans

Bank partners with CEFC to offer cut-price loans to SMEs on energy-saving investments.

What Are Clean Energy & Energy Efficiency Doing To Oil Prices?

At Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week this year, there was a lot of talk about low oil prices and how they may (or may not) be threatening cleantech investments. One thing that I think was not emphasized enough was how the shaky investment...Show More Summary

Japan’s $21 Million Microgrid Investment Boosting Renewable Sector, says GlobalData

Japan’s increased focus on smart grid deployment, as part of its plans to boost energy efficiency and power generation from renewable sources, will drive the country to become one of Asia-Pacific’s top markets in smart grid development, says research and consulting firm GlobalData. Source: Japan’s $21 Million Microgrid Investment Boosting Renewable Sector, says GlobalData

Go For It: Energy Efficiency Is Still Dirt Cheap

A first-of-its kind study nails down the true cost of energy efficiency investment, and it paints a bright picture for energy efficient lighting.

Renewable energy, the best investment of the 21st century

2 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

On Tuesday, just hours before the start of Earth Day, Congress showed there is bipartisan support for smart energy policy. By voice vote, the House of Representatives passed the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015, which mandates energy efficiency improvements through stronger residential and commercial building codes and other means. The Senate passed the measure […]

Japan’s $21 Million Microgrid Investment Boosting Renewable Sector, says GlobalData 

2 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Japan’s increased focus on smart grid deployment, as part of its plans to boost energy efficiency and power generation from renewable sources, will drive the country to become one of Asia-Pacific’s top markets in smart grid development, says research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s latest report states that Japan was among the first countries […]

The Energy Gang: Why Renewables Can't Be Stopped [PODCAST]

After a dip in global clean energy spending, the world saw a record $310 billion invested in solar, wind, storage and efficiency. Yearly investment levels are still below what IEA estimates are needed to address climate change, the increase shows that appetite for funding projects and companies is increasing. read more

Understanding Obama's Budget Proposal for Clean Energy and Climate Investments

President Obama has released a $4 trillion budget proposal for 2016. It contains a range of programs designed to encourage deployment of the next generation clean energy and energy efficiency technologies. Here are the top five things to know about the budget for clean energy and environmental investments. read more

New York public housing to receive $100M in energy upgrades

Mayor Bill de Blasio and U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro are announcing $100 million in investments to make New York City public housing more energy efficient. Mr. de... To view the full story, click the title link.

Feds investing $100M in public housing for energy efficiency

3 months agoNews : NY Daily News

Federal government is investing more than $100 million in public housing to make the buildings more energy efficient, officials said.

Greening Your Portfolio

One of the big raps on energy efficiency is that it’s hard for people and companies to imagine it as a capital-I investment. Sure, you get a quantifiable return on installing expensive new light bulbs today in the form of lower energy costs over time. Show More Summary

Building European Investor Confidence for Energy Efficiency Investment

Hopes are high for the success of the Investor Confidence Project Europe, a new EU funded project designed to increase private investment in energy efficiency. The aim: to accelerate development of a global efficiency market by standardizing how efficiency projects are developed and savings is calculated. read more

Europe's Love Affair with the Investor Confidence Project Gets Serious

The European Commission is supporting an initiative to increase private investment in energy efficiency, the Investor Confidence Project (ICP). ICP is accelerating the development of a global energy efficiency market by standardizing how projects are developed and energy savings are calculated. read more

Michigan Clean Energy: Lessons Unlearned in Lansing

Michigan has long seen the value of renewables and energy efficiency to attract investment and buoy its economy -- something that continues to pay dividends, as the state was 4th in the nation in adding clean energy jobs last year. A big chunk of that success is a direct result of the state's energy efficiency and renewable energy standards. Show More Summary

Rising Investments in Renewable Energy Technologies Drives the Global Advanced Energy Storage Market, According to a New Report

4 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

The world is moving beyond fossil fuels towards clean energy technologies. With fossil fuels causing irreparable damage to the fragile ecosystem, the transition towards renewable energy sources and their efficient storage is gaining momentum. Show More Summary

Because of competition, capitalism is incapable of doing the right thing. Even when more profitable.

Investing in Energy Efficiency Pays Off - NYTimes.com: "Nationally, the potential savings from energy conservation investments are astounding. In a 2012 study, Deutsche Bank and the Rockefeller Foundation found that retrofitting buildings...Show More Summary

Is Home Efficiency Financing About to Eclipse the Solar Financing Market?

Property-assessed clean energy (PACE) loans for homes rebounded in a very big way last year. PACE looks to continue to gain steam in the coming year, but it is being joined by other investment vehicles bringing new life to residential energy efficiency. read more

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