A group of stakeholders in Seattle have partnered to test an investment vehicle for energy efficiency that’s based on a new meter and that aligns the business interests of utilities and commercial buildings. Asset management firm Equilibrium Capital Group has joined with utility Seattle City Light and EnergyRM, a firm that has invented the Metered [...]
One of the most commonly cited barriers to investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy in the built environment is that the payback is too long. Private?sector capital commonly chases investments with paybacks between three and five years in the commercial property space and financing terms rarely exceed 10 years. Building owners on average prefer [...]
Today the NAM, several member companies and a number of other organizations sent President Obama a letter expressing our strongRead the Rest...
Kimco Realty and PG&E Partner to Reduce Tenant Energy Usage in Shopping Centers First-of-its-kind project targets greater investment in energy efficiency NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Kimco Realty Corp. ( NYS: KIM ), the nation's...Show More Summary
DUNKIRK, France (Reuters) - Rio Tinto has invested nearly 80 million euros in its Dunkirk aluminum plant in the past 18 months and plans to invest at least that much again over the next five years on energy saving and efficiency improvements.
Even without fancy new technology, better energy efficiency could save Americans 23 million barrels of oil per day by 2050, twice Saudi Arabia’s output. But investments are inadequate, even though they should be profitable today. Blame bad information and skewed incentives.
Energy efficiency could be a several hundred billion dollar investment opportunity in the United States, but better policies are required to unlock broad-based financing from institutional investors, according to a new study by investor advocacy group Ceres. Show More Summary
Forget the old adage "A penny saved is a penny earned." When it comes to investments in energy efficiency, the payback can be 200% or even 400%, according to various studies. That's why there is a fresh push to step up our pace of energy...Show More Summary
By expanding the master limited partnership list to include solar, wind, geothermal, efficiency, and other clean energy and transmission technologies, renewable energy projects could access low-cost financing, thereby increasing investment and deployment.
NYSERDA wants to package up energy efficiency loans the same way Mercedes packages leases and sells them to institutional investors. But a lack of prior investment history made it difficult to get securitization and a AAA rating.
30% of energy used by commercial buildings could be cut through investments in energy efficiency. An infographic via metrofax highlights the benefits of going green in the workplace: companies can increase revenue, reduce disposal costs,...Show More Summary
President Obama reaffirmed his continuing support for clean energy in his 2014 fiscal year budget, proposing in some cases major boosts in smart grid-related spending. EVs, solar and wind power, biofuels and energy efficiency incentive programs are among the big beneficiaries in the proposed budget. via Smart Grid: Obama budget proposes major clean energy investments.
Editor’s note, Related tickers: First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR), SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ:SPWR) The latest research out of Stanford University states that the solar industry is becoming a net energy producer. Creating solar panels...Show More Summary
Energy efficiency can be a great investment, but a lack of capital is often a barrier. Energy-efficiency financing programs designed to help energy users overcome this barrier have been around for at least 30 years. But in the residential sector, few of these programs have been successful. via Rural co-ops hold the secret to energy-efficiency Continue reading ?
Under this program, states sell emission allowances through auctions and invest the proceeds in consumer benefits including energy efficiency, renewable energy, and other clean energy technologies.
A glut of cheap natural gas could shelve investments in renewable energy and could encourage consumers to use more energy, slowing the conversion to more efficient appliances, motors, and energy-smart equipment.
As energy prices rise and incomes are stagnant, home automation systems will be a more enticing investment as their efficiency improves and costs decline. The post Why Home Automation Systems are at the Forefront of Energy Savings appeared first on Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit.
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy has released a report that highlights 16 policies that would remove market barriers across the economy to investments in energy efficiency, which, if enacted, could save the country approximately $1 trillion in energy bills and 19 quads in energy consumption. Overcoming Market Barriers and Using Market Forces to [...]
Senior Fellow Daniel J. Weiss testified before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources on Thursday: Chairman Lamborn, Ranking Member Holt, and members of the subcommittee, thank you very much for theShow More Summary