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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

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

5 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.

Why Energy Efficiency is About to Come Roaring Back

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 Ed Goes Big on Efficiency; Crane's Solar-Natgas Dream; WTO Opens Tariff Talks

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

Claim: Putting a price tag on the 2°C climate target no more expensive than fossil fuels

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 ?

Investment In Clean Energy And Efficiency Could Spur A $12 Billion Market

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...

Is Capstone Turbine Corporation A Good Investment?

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

Climate Credit Helping California ‘Stay Golden’

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.

Know Your Audience: Energy Efficiency and the Small Commercial Class

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

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