New analysis shows energy efficiency programs created a 387% return on investment and $78.3 million in total economic output across eight Southeastern US states from 2010- Energy Efficiency Creates 387% Return On Investment For US Southeast was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 other subscribers: RSS | Facebook | Twitter.
PARIS (Reuters) - GDF Suez, with its traditional European business under pressure, plans to focus investment on power production in fast-growing emerging economies and on Europe's shift to renewables and energy efficiency.
Chesapeake Energy, like SandRidge Energy, recently cut back capital expenditures and divested assets just as natural gas prices began soaring. The companies might be becoming more capital efficient when it pays to invest more capita...
GE ADDS $10BIL COMMITMENT TO ECOIMAGINATION GE to invest a further $10B on 'ecoimagination' energy R&D Ernest Scheyder with Terry Wade and Leslie Adler, February 24, 2014 (Reuters) “General Electric Co plans to intensify research focusing...Show More Summary
The work of one small provincial energy agency located in rural Italy has led to investment of over EUR 90 million in energy efficiency in the region, as the Province of Chieti aims for a ‘new economy’ based on the idea of the fight against waste. read more
The House Energy and Commerce Committee unanimously approved The Better Buildings Act (HR 2126), a bipartisan energy efficiency bill authored by Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) and Rep. David McKinley (R-WV). As part of the bill, energy efficiency best practices will be established for tenants in commercial building spaces and awarded certification similar to the existing […]
Joining its northern neighbor, South Carolina took a bold step forward for clean energy when the Palmetto State’s public utilities commission approved a “shared savings” program to compensate Duke Energy if its investments in energy efficiency programs can save money for customers. read more
The US Department of Energy last week awarded $13 million for five solar projects aimed at strengthening domestic solar manufacturing and speeding the commercialization of even more efficient, and even more affordable photovoltaic and concentrating solar power technologies. Show More Summary
Companies will use their carbon price as a planning tool to “help identify revenue opportunities, risks, and as an incentive to drive maximum energy efficiencies to reduce costs and guide capital investment decisions.” The post Carbon Pollution Pricing: Risk and Reward? appeared first on Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit.
Originally published on Climate Progress. By Emily Atkin. Projects to help boost private investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable forests in six African countries have received $330 million in funding from the African Development Bank and the Climate Investment Funds, the AfDB announced Thursday. Show More Summary
Projects to help boost private investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable forests in six African countries have received $330 million in funding from the African Development Bank and the Climate Investment Funds, the AfDB announced Thursday. Show More Summary
The DOE is investing over $7 million in clean energy/energy efficiency projects spanning nine Native American Tribes. From Alaska to Arizona and east to New York, the projects are not only expected to enhance energy efficiency, security and environmental quality, but generate green job and business opportunities and save tribal communities money. Show More Summary
If successful, Title 24 will open the door to increased amounts of energy efficiency financing, expanded sources of capital and lower financing costs. The post Title 24 Will Revolutionize the Financing of Building Efficiency Investments appeared first on Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit.
Before December 31, take advantage of deductions over capital equipment, improvements, R&D expenses, energy efficiencies, capital gains, and tax-friendly investments. If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, who would it be? Most people I ask say the Pope, Warren Buffett, Oprah, President Obama, or Howard Stern. Show More Summary
Energy efficiency is the world’s most important “fuel,” according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA). Investments in energy efficiency provide such massive savings that the energy saved actually completely eclipses the energy generated by most forms of generation. Show More Summary
Global clean energy investment is headed for its second annual fall in a row, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The research company found that investment in clean energy — including renewables, smart grid, efficiency, energy storage and electric vehicles — totaled $45.9 billion in Q3 2013, down 14 percent on the second quarter of this [...]
We need big and bold thinking at our national level to address climate change and grid resiliency. Transactive energy is one example of that type of thinking. Big and bold thinking also has to apply to financial innovations to build a Smart Grid. read more
Even people who don't believe in climate change would probably acknowledge that improving the world's energy efficiency makes sense. Using less power saves money and reduces pollution––and, in many cases, the investments are easy. Years of upgrades show that property owners usually make their money back within a few years. Show More Summary
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has invested about $16 million in 17 projects to help efficiently capture energy from waves, tides and currents. Together, the DOE says these projects will increase the power production and reliability of wave and tidal devices and help gather valuable data on how deployed devices interact with the surrounding Continue reading ?
One of the achievements highlighted in Hyatt's 2012 CSR report is investing over $37 million in more than 200 energy efficiency projects. The post Hyatt Invests Over $37M in More Than 200 Energy Efficiency Projects appeared first on Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit.