Investment in energy efficiency projects has been in a long-term decline, going back to a peak of about $2 billion annually in 1992, which has drifted down to about $1.2 billion in recent years. Chris Hummel, chief marketing officer of Schneider Electric, thinks that all of that is about to change. Show More Summary
Con Edison announced that it would invest in efficiency, distributed generation, and energy storage to avoid building a new substation for Brooklyn and Queens. New York State’s grid has been especially strained during heat waves and storms in the past few years, with demand in the city a particular challenge. read more
Addressing climate change will require substantial new investment in low-carbon energy and energy efficiency – but no more than what is currently spent on today’s fossil-dominated energy system, according to new research from IIASA and partners. To limit climate change … Continue reading ?
It will also help people around the world who are off the grid gain access to electricity, according to a new report. The post Investment In Clean Energy And Efficiency Could Spur A $12 Billion Market appeared first on ThinkProgress...
ByIAEResearch: Capstone Turbine Corporation (CPST) is a manufacturer of micro-turbine technology solutions. The efficiency and effectiveness of these systems allows the customers to meet a number of energy needs. These micro-turbines can also be used to charge the batteries of hybrid vehicles. Show More Summary
The California Climate Credit helps residents and businesses shrink their energy bills and invest in energy efficiency upgrades -- and it's a true win-win for all of us. The post Climate Credit Helping California ‘Stay Golden’ appeared first on Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit.
Investment in energy efficiency saves money, enhances productivity and competitiveness. Yet energy efficiency is underutilized by the small commercial sector. A survey found that 52 percent of small commercial businesses see cash flow as the primary barrier to investing in energy efficiency. read more
A timely new report published by the World Economic Forum in April 2014 titled “Strategic Infrastructure Steps to Operate and Maintain Infrastructure Efficiently and Effectively” addresses an important area for necessary investment globally: infrastructure. read more
The state of energy efficiency investments is strong. A recent report released by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) shows that utilities are investing in energy efficiency programs like never before — and it’s paying off like never before. via Consortium For Energy Efficiency | Opower.
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Having invested $255,000 to implement an energy management system at its ammunition plant in Scranton, Pa., General Dynamics is realizing savings of $955,000 per year, as well as making it the first U.S. defense contractor to earn DOE Superior Energy Performance Gold Certification/ISO50001 status. Show More Summary
Members of Big Oil including ExxonMobil, Chevron, and BP are each pursuing energy efficiency initiatives to reduce emissions. But BP is notably suspending its investments in renewable energies.
So far the European Commission recent climate and energy proposals lack a 2030 target for energy efficiency. But investing in energy-efficient buildings makes sense for carbon abatement and Europe's fuel import bill. According to Dr Steve Fawkes, investor confidence is what is needed most. read more
Clean energy and energy efficiency can save wear and tear on the environment and climate, but sometimes it takes money to take action. And in a time of tight government budgets, where will that money come from? A new and growing solution to this energy finance problem is called the “green bank." read more
"What is missing in the energy efficiency industry is akin to what is allowing solar to take off now," says Mike Gordon, CEO of Joule Assets, "There has been no ability to create investments, which can be re-bundled and sold to investors...Show More Summary
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