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
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
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
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
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
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.
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