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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

Driving Finance for Energy Efficiency Investment

Policymakers and financial institutions are pushing hard for scaled-up investment into energy efficiency. Will the work of the Energy Efficiency Financing Institutions Group report help unlock the EUR 100 billion per year needed to reach the European Union 2020 targets? read more

Efficiency: Can We Accept Less Stringent Oversight if it Means Better Outcomes?

Energy efficiency is a big business; $6.3 billion was budgeted for ratepayer-funded, utility-delivered state-efficiency programs in 2013, alongside $5 billion in private sector investment. However, some question whether this money could be spent more wisely to achieve greater levels of efficiency. read more

Energy Efficiency Market Players Can Choose from Growing List of Trained Project Developers

The Investor Confidence Project, designed to unlock investment in energy efficiency, is making progress toward completing a credentialing system that would provide third-party validation of an energy efficiency project. The latest development is the Project Developer Credential. read more

Europe Loses Billions in Badly Sited Renewable Power Plants

European countries could have saved approximately $100 billion if each country had invested in the most efficient capacity given their renewable energy resources, that is, by installing wind turbines in windier countries and solar power plants in sunnier places. read more

Clean Tech Stages A Comeback In The Smart Building Space

3 weeks agoTechnology : TechCrunch

After the clean tech boom went bust, the industry seemed to disappear from the tech world’s focus as quickly as the billions of dollars that had been invested. But one sector — energy efficiency — has made a quick comeback with a little help from the Internet of Things. Show More Summary

How to Focus CFOs on Energy Management Investments

Nothing is more satisfying to CFOs than seeing how energy adds value to the bottom line. Most CFOs see energy as a cost, not an investment. Today, a group of energy efficiency champions emerging from within organizations are changing the mindsets of executives. read more

Can Mammograms Teach Us Something Useful About Energy Efficiency?

At first blush, mammograms and energy efficiency investments appear to have nothing in common – one’s a personal, preventative health tool and the other helps you save money and energy. But I suspect they raise similar time-management issues. Let me explain. read more

China Leads 16% Jump In Global Clean Energy Investments; Solar, Wind Sectors Grow

Clean energy investment is rising again after three years of steady declines in the sector. The world spent $310 billion last year on solar and wind power, electric cars and energy efficiency and storage, up 16 percent from the previous year, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Show More Summary

China Leads 16% leap In Global Energy Investments; Solar, Wind Sectors Grow

2 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Clean energy investment is rising again immediately after 3 years of steady declines in the sector. The globe spent $310 billion final year on solar and wind power, electric cars and power efficiency and storage, up 16 % from the prior year, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Show More Summary

California Governor Jerry Brown Calls for 50% Renewables by 2030

California Governor Jerry Brown has upped the ante on the state’s green energy goals, calling for a big increase in renewable energy, alternative fuels and building efficiency over the next 15 years, along with the smart grid investments to put them to use. read more

New Manufacturing Hubs to Increase Efficiency, Save Costs

The US will invest more than $290 million in public-private funding for two new Manufacturing Innovation Hub Competitions, one in smart manufacturing at the Department of Energy and one in flexible hybrid electronics at the Department of Defense, President Obama announced late last week. Each institute will receive $70 million or more of federal investment […]

Energy Efficiency and Renewables Are Lowest Risk, Cost Investments for Utilities

A new report by utility and finance experts contains positive news for the environment: the economics of electric power resources have made zero-emissions energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies the most financially attractive options to meet the nation’s future energy demands. read more

Vermont goes energy efficient for this season's snowmaking

MONTPELIER, Vermont — Northeast ski resorts continue to invest millions in leaner and meaner snowmaking guns, with Vermont making big inroads this year, thanks to an energy-efficiency program that helped resorts swap older model snow...Show More Summary

Three Ways to Boost Energy Efficiency After the 'Low-Hanging Fruit' has Been Picked

Companies today are increasingly investing in energy efficiency upgrades, both to conserve energy and to reduce operating costs. By lowering greenhouse gas emissions and fuel expenses, energy efficiency benefits the economy as well as the environment in the face of climate change. read more

Innovative Financing for Public Authorities From eeef: A Role Model Fund for Energy Efficiency Investment

Without enough investment into energy efficiency, the EU risks missing its 2020 – and longer-term - climate and energy targets. Public funding is available to leverage private capital – and ‘role model fund’ eeef is showing how to profitably deliver innovative financing solutions for sustainable energy projects. read more

NV Energy recognizes value of EVs

6 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Through its Shared Investment Program, NV Energy has made great strides in promoting electric vehicles (EV), according to a new report issued by the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP). The utility developed its Shared Investment...Show More Summary

$18 Trillion Windfall: Health And Productivity Benefits of Efficiency Top Energy Savings

The International Energy Agency reports that the total benefits from energy efficiency upgrades equals -- and often exceeds -- the energy savings. The IEA finds that cost-effective efficiency investments have "the potential to boostShow More Summary

U.S. Carbon Markets Just Dropped $400 Million On Clean Energy

The California and Northeast U.S. carbon markets just invested $400 million in cap-and-trade revenue in clean energy, efficiency, and emissions reductions U.S. Carbon Markets Just Dropped $400 Million On Clean Energy was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

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