As the new year begins, we expect 2017 will bring increased investments in energy efficiency and other efforts to save energy. The energy efficiency investment picture indicates that savings will continue to grow.
$7 million of public investment to encourage homeowners, businesses, and municipalities to make energy efficiency improvements, install solar panels, or invest in other types of clean energy projects would leverage $148 million in private...Show More Summary
The UK’s energy policy is at crossroads. Ambitious carbon targets, an aging energy infrastructure, rising fuel poverty and a legacy of fossil fuel investment warrant bold political decisions to ensure the UK transitions to a sustainable low-carbon energy system.
In addition to investing in energy efficient home appliances, perhaps we should also be thinking about energy-generating appliances.
Brexit has opened a new era in British politics. Economic uncertainties and a potential slowdown in investment are likely to stay with us in the short to medium term. The Chancellor has made clear that he is prepared to ‘reset’ fiscal policy after Brexit and the Prime Minister announced the launch of a ‘proper industrial strategy’.
The world will need to invest $44 trillion in the global energy supply, and another $23 trillion in energy efficiency, to cover the growth in energy demand through 2040 and meet current policy goals. The findings from the International...Show More Summary
Businesses have invested billions in clean energy and efficiency because it makes business sense. At a side event at the U.N. climate talks in Marrakech, Morocco, leaders of major companies reiterated the benefits of those investments – for their companies, customers, the environment and the economy -- and said they will keep moving toward sustainability.
By Casey Talon Large building owners have been investing in intelligent building technologies and leveraging these data-driven solutions to reduce costs, improve operational and energy efficiencies, and achieve broader corporate objectives like sustainability. Small and medium building (SMB) owners, on the other hand, often struggle to maintain profits and sustain slim [...]
EnergySavvy raised $14 million in a series D round to expand energy efficiency program management and into a broader suite of offerings for utility customers. The round was led by GXP Investments. It also included the investment affiliate of Great Plains Energy, the parent company of Kansas City Power and Light, and Inherent Group. Show More Summary
Bill Gates and other philanthropic foundations recently announced fast-start funding to maximize energy efficiency in parallel with an ambitious HFC amendment under the Montreal Protocol.
In 2008, EDF launched Climate Corps, an innovative graduate fellowship program committed to jump-starting investment in corporate energy efficiency. Now, after almost a decade of embedding over 700 fellows inside large organizations across all sectors—public, private and non-profit—we’ve taken a step back to survey the broader landscape.
A new report has concluded that $7.7 trillion is needed in investments into renewable energy and energy efficiency to meet the electricity demands of China, India, Japan, and Southeast Asia if the world is to avoid surpassing global warming of a 2°C above pre-industrial levels. Show More Summary
Tesla orders enough parts for 300 Model 3 prototypes. Tesla CTO invests in Axiom Energy. DOE announces $7 million for efficient fuels and engines. Continue reading Recharge Wrap-up: Tesla Model 3 beta phase? Straubel invests in Axiom Recharge...Show More Summary
In the latest Energy Efficiency Indicator survey conducted by Johnson Controls, the company found that the interest and investment in efficiency “are at an all-time high.” The survey of over 1,200 facility and management executives in the United States, Brazil, China, Germany, and India showed that 72% of the respondents expect to increase their […]
Russian nuclear corporation Rosatom plans to develop wind power industry in the country to provide up to 17 percent of wind power industry capacity by 2024, Rosatom’s Rusatom International Network said in a statement.
The United Kingdom was once a world leader in energy savings. We proved that investing in buildings, insulating lofts, and switching to efficient boilers, motors, and lighting created jobs, saved money, and lowered the environmental costs of energy systems. Show More Summary
Planned corporate investment in energy efficiency here and globally is at its highest level ever. That means the trend of decoupling economic growth from energy consumption will continue, especially in this country. The post Corporate Investment In Energy Efficiency ‘At An All-Time High’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.
One of the distinctions we often make between energy and energy efficiency is that energy acts more like a cost, and energy efficiency acts more like an investment. Like most investments, energy efficiency works by using an up front expense to generate a stream of economic benefits.
Investments in energy efficiency improvements offer cruise and ferry and merchant vessel operators an opportunity to reduce operating costs and emissions
The International Energy Agency has painted a grim picture of the global oil market, with oil prices dropping, investment dropping, and supply increasing, all of which are hurting energy efficiency trends. The International Energy Agency...Show More Summary