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Energy Star labels are seen as a cheap way to improve efficiency. Why does Trump want to kill them?

Commercial real estate giant CBRE is always on alert for shifts in federal government policy that might impact its vast property management and investment business. But the Los Angeles-based Fortune 500 company never anticipated an effort to eliminate a voluntary, cost-effective initiative that...

Renewables and Efficiency Are Eating Away at America’s Fossil Fuel Demand

America's energy transition is no longer theoretical. Wind and solar are increasingly the lowest-cost resources getting connected to the grid, changing the investment calculus for utilities and dominating new capacity builds. Electricity demand nationwide continues to fall, even as millions more square feet of buildings are constructed. Show More Summary

European Investment Bank & BPER Provide €50 Million For Italian Energy Efficiency Projects

The European Investment Bank and the BPER Banca Group have committed to provide €50 million for energy efficiency projects in Italy, the first such operation in the country based on European Commission gurantees and assistance. European...Show More Summary

Paris Accord Could Make the World Richer - and therefore hotter

Bloomberg Quint: "Investments in renewable power and energy efficiency will add about 0.8 percent to global gross domestic product by 2050, the International Renewable Energy Agency, or Irena, said Monday in a report produced for the German government... Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, March 20: $19 Trillion Benefit In Global Climate Fight; U.S. New Energy Now A $200Bil Biz; $10Bil EV Buy Planned By Band Of Cities

$19 Trillion Benefit In Global Climate Fight Paris climate deal could make the world $19 trillion richer; Investing heavily in renewable power and energy efficiency, in accordance with the Paris climate deal, will increase the global...Show More Summary

Baleària repowers high-speed ship ‘Jaume II’

Baleària repowers the high-speed ship ‘Jaume II’ to improve its energy efficiency, reliability and service. The investment totaling more than 5.5 million euros is part of the shipping line’s fleet modernization process. The work will be done…

Measuring the benefits of energy efficiency investments

Electricity prices can vary dramatically within a single day. However, most analyses of energy efficiency programmes ignore this variation, focusing on total energy savings without regard to when those savings occur. This column uses...Show More Summary

2017 Is Looking Like a Good Year for Energy Efficiency as Investments Grow

As the new year begins, we expect 2017 will bring increased investments in energy efficiency and other efforts to save energy. The energy efficiency investment picture indicates that savings will continue to grow.

A Small Public Investment In Solar Could Produce Large Benefits For Vermont

$7 million of public investment to encourage homeowners, businesses, and municipalities to make energy efficiency improvements, install solar panels, or invest in other types of clean energy projects would leverage $148 million in private...Show More Summary

Efficiency First: A New Paradigm for a Sustainable Energy System

The UK’s energy policy is at crossroads. Ambitious carbon targets, an aging energy infrastructure, rising fuel poverty and a legacy of fossil fuel investment warrant bold political decisions to ensure the UK transitions to a sustainable low-carbon energy system.

Plug-and-play solar could be the next clean energy wave in the US

In addition to investing in energy efficient home appliances, perhaps we should also be thinking about energy-generating appliances.

Energy Efficiency: The Sweet Spot for an Economic Stimulus After Brexit

Brexit has opened a new era in British politics. Economic uncertainties and a potential slowdown in investment are likely to stay with us in the short to medium term. The Chancellor has made clear that he is prepared to ‘reset’ fiscal policy after Brexit and the Prime Minister announced the launch of a ‘proper industrial strategy’.

IEA: $44 Trillion in Energy Investment Won’t Limit Climate Change to 2 Degrees

The world will need to invest $44 trillion in the global energy supply, and another $23 trillion in energy efficiency, to cover the growth in energy demand through 2040 and meet current policy goals. The findings from the International...Show More Summary

Businesses Continue to Lead on Climate

Businesses have invested billions in clean energy and efficiency because it makes business sense. At a side event at the U.N. climate talks in Marrakech, Morocco, leaders of major companies reiterated the benefits of those investments – for their companies, customers, the environment and the economy -- and said they will keep moving toward sustainability.

IoT Opens Door to Energy Efficiency -- Not Just in Large Buildings

By Casey Talon Large building owners have been investing in intelligent building technologies and leveraging these data-driven solutions to reduce costs, improve operational and energy efficiencies, and achieve broader corporate objectives like sustainability. Small and medium building (SMB) owners, on the other hand, often struggle to maintain profits and sustain slim [...]

EnergySavvy Raises $14M to Help Utilities Beyond Efficiency Programs

EnergySavvy raised $14 million in a series D round to expand energy efficiency program management and into a broader suite of offerings for utility customers. The round was led by GXP Investments. It also included the investment affiliate of Great Plains Energy, the parent company of Kansas City Power and Light, and Inherent Group. Show More Summary

Philanthropic Group Launches World’s Largest Energy Efficiency Investment

Bill Gates and other philanthropic foundations recently announced fast-start funding to maximize energy efficiency in parallel with an ambitious HFC amendment under the Montreal Protocol.

Energy Management Then and Now: What You Need to Know About the Latest Trends

In 2008, EDF launched Climate Corps, an innovative graduate fellowship program committed to jump-starting investment in corporate energy efficiency. Now, after almost a decade of embedding over 700 fellows inside large organizations across all sectors—public, private and non-profit—we’ve taken a step back to survey the broader landscape.

Investment Of $7.7 Trillion Needed In Asian Transition To Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency

A new report has concluded that $7.7 trillion is needed in investments into renewable energy and energy efficiency to meet the electricity demands of China, India, Japan, and Southeast Asia if the world is to avoid surpassing global warming of a 2°C above pre-industrial levels. Show More Summary

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