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European Commission expands commitment to energy efficiency with €35 million funding

The European Commission has expanded its commitment to energy efficiency in buildings by increasing funding towards the European Local Energy Assistance (ELENA) programme.

2.34 million smart prepaid electricity meters for India’s Bihar state

India’s state run Energy Efficiency Services Limited has signed agreements with the two Bihar distribution companies for a 2.34 million smart prepaid meter rollout.

Jamaica Public Service reports benefits from smart grid technology

Jamaica Public Service reports improvements in power reliability as well as streetlighting energy efficiency.

Industry Leader: Saurabh Kumar

Saurabh Kumar is an internationally recognised authority on the design and implementation of scalable, replicable and impactful business models for promoting energy efficiency across sectors.

Energy efficiency law passed in Chile

Chile’s first energy efficiency law targets initially a 10% reduction in energy intensity by 2030 compared to 2019.
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COVID-19 slows US energy efficiency sector despite increase in policy adoption

Despite an increase in the number of US states adopting energy efficiency codes/laws or setting ambitious energy-saving targets, COVID-19 has slowed overall market growth in 2020.

Funding energy efficiency on the blockchain

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has launched Efforce, a blockchain-based energy efficiency crowdfunding platform.
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Austrian bank leverages EIB funding for energy efficiency projects

In Austria, Hypo Vorarlberg Bank AG has secured funding back-up from the EIB Group to expand the funding of energy efficiency programmes.
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Energy efficiency needs urgent action, IEA reports

Energy efficiency already in slowdown has been further impacted by the Covid crisis and the next three years are critical for a reversal, says IEA in a new report.
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The role of gas efficiency in the time of electrification

This article looks at the role played by gas energy efficiency programmes as we move to electrify America’s buildings?
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Romania gets IFC support for energy efficiency and climate financing

In Romania, IFC has partnered with leasing company UniCredit to provide more climate finance and to boost the energy efficiency sector.
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New IRENA partnership to accelerate renewables adoption in SIDS economies

A new deal has been signed to accelerate the adoption of renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions in small island developing states.

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