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Rosatom Plans to Invest in Wind Power, Boost Energy Efficiency in Russia

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.

We Need a Lorry-Load of Energy Savings; in the new ECO, the UK Government Delivers a Hatchback

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

Corporate Investment In Energy Efficiency ‘At An All-Time High’

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.

Is PACE Moving to Prime Time?

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.

Energy Efficiency is Impacted by Choices Made Throughout a Vessel’s Lifecycle

 Investments in energy efficiency improvements offer cruise and ferry and merchant vessel operators an opportunity to reduce operating costs and emissions

Oil Prices Down, Investment Down, Supply Up, Energy Efficiency Down

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

Liverpool NHS Pioneer Energy Efficiency Innovation to Open Up Retrofit Market

It’s been a turbulent week for the UK, but finally some good news: three Liverpool NHS Trusts are pioneering a new certification aimed at opening up the €100 billion annual investment needed for the European retrofit market.

Air Pollution Kills Millions Each Year, But It Doesn’t Have To

Air pollution kills millions -- but relatively small investments in energy efficiency could change that. The post Air Pollution Kills Millions Each Year, But It Doesn’t Have To appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Interior, USDA Announce More Than $47 Million in Investments for Water Conservation, Energy Efficiency, Drought Response & Agriculture Operations Across the West

Reclamation Commissioner López, USDA Secretary Vilsack announce strengthened collaboration to address water supply & demand imbalances BRIGHTON, Colo. – The U.S. Departments The post Interior, USDA Announce More Than $47 Million in Investments...Show More Summary

Oil Price at $60-80 Per Barrel Optimal to Maintain Investment - Ex-IEA Head

The oil price at the level of $60-80 per barrel is optimal to maintain investment and efficiency of the oil industry, former head of the International Energy Agency Nobuo Tanaka told Sputnik Thursday.

Isabel dos Santos has big plans for Sonangol

New CEO of Angola’s state oil firm outlines plans for transparency and efficiency in an exclusive interview. ||| Luanda - Angolan state energy giant Sonangol is spinning off non-core investments in areas such as banking and real estate into a separate fund to allow it to focus exclusively on oil, new CEO Isabel dos Santos said on Thursday. Show More Summary

Exclusive: Isabel dos Santos pledges transparency, efficiency at Angolan state oil giant

By Ed Cropley LUANDA (Reuters) - Angolan state energy giant Sonangol is spinning off non-core investments in areas such as banking and real estate into a separate fund to allow it to focus exclusively on oil, new CEO Isabel dos Santos said on Thursday. Show More Summary

Empowering Community Forests in the Fight Against Climate Change

By Gregory Watson and Ben Hodgdon Gregory Watson has led numerous projects related to climate change, forestry, climate-smart agriculture, renewable energy, energy efficiency, and remittances for the Multilateral Investment Fund. HeShow More Summary

EU Campaign to Improve Building Efficiency Faces Uphill Battle

Green member of the Linz municipal government in Austria Eva Schobesberger says accounting rules on energy efficiency investment need to change. Last month saw the launch of the Investor Confidence Project Europe, ironically the brainchild of an American NGO, the Environmental Defense Fund. Show More Summary

Oakland is Living Up to California’s High Bar on Energy Efficiency, and Then Some

Local governments of all sizes can invest days, months, and years into advancing energy efficiency programs and policies. Yet many go unrecognized for their efforts. Because the City Energy Efficiency Scorecard only covers 51 large cities, ACEEE created the Local Energy Efficiency Self-Scoring Tool so that any community can evaluate itself.

How to determine if energy efficiency upgrades are right for your home (and budget)

The upfront cost of making energy efficient upgrades may deter some homeowners interested in home performance improvements. Cost is always something to consider, but these upgrades are more about the Return on Investment (ROI) for homeowners who choose to take the plunge. Show More Summary

Exactly How Much Do Energy Efficiency Measures Cost? New Studies Provides The Answer

Energy efficiency measures are often touted as an effective way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, of lessening new project investment needs, and of reducing reliance on imported fossil fuels, but to what degree are these assertions...Show More Summary

Colorado Should Boost Energy Efficiency Policies, Investments

Efficiency is cheapest, fastest way to protect Colorado from climate danger while lowering utility bills and promoting economic growth. Colorado has made strides in reducing energy waste, but the state can invest in more energy efficiency to lower utility bills, drive economic growth and fight climate change. read more

Energy Efficiency in Pennsylvania: Cutting Energy Costs, Combating Climate Change, and Creating Jobs

An unusual coalition of businesses and efficiency-minded groups has written to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf urging him to take steps to ramp up efficiency investments to cut pollution and continue to plan for implementation of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) to limit power plant emissions. read more

It's Time to Implement Good Industrial Energy Efficiency Programs in Your State

The industrial sector represents a big opportunity for low-cost energy savings from utility energy efficiency programs. In general, investments in energy efficiency lower operating costs for manufacturers, which increases their productivity and improves competitiveness. read more

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