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G20 Energy Efficiency Investment Toolkit launched

G20 Energy Efficiency Investment Toolkit launched

The G20 is taking our sustainable development seriously. An important area is energy and in the past few years the G20 has shown leadership by, in part, approving an energy efficiency action plan. That has unleashed and expanded a range of activities. The International Partnership for Energy Efficiency (IPEEC) Secretariat oversees and coordinates the G20’s … Continue reading

Latest update on climate finance

Latest update on climate finance

The SDG Knowledge Hub of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) provides the March and April update on global developments in climate finance   Climate Finance Update: Major Emerging Market Green Bond Fund Launched During the months of March and April, the boards of two major climate funds met, approving a total of US$815 … Continue reading

African clean energy programme in turmoil

African clean energy programme in turmoil

The African head of a $10 billion programme has recently quit, accusing donors of a deliberate strategy to “railroad” Africans into rubber-stamping projects selected by Europeans. Megan Darby writes on the Climate Home website about the turmoil   EU, France accused of hijacking ‘Africa-led’ clean energy scheme A $10bn clean energy programme launched at the … Continue reading

Benefits from extending tax credits in the US

Benefits from extending tax credits in the US

The US has seen a surge in the deployment of clean energy in recent years. Tax credits have been important for that growth. Kevin Steinberger writes on the Natural Resources Defense Council website about the wide range of benefits if the tax credits are continued.   Renewable Energy Tax Credits Will Power Economic Growth The … Continue reading

Upcoming events

Upcoming events

There are a couple of special events coming up soon that you should definitely consider attending.   • Upcoming International Energy Efficiency Finance Forum, Vienna, April 25, 2017 The Finance Forum is an interactive event that aims to develop a community of financiers dedicated to making energy efficiency the new normal across the globe. The … Continue reading

Important energy performance contract for US Army

Important energy performance contract for US Army

In Europe and globally, in the endless search for financing energy efficiency improvements, discussions always turn to energy performance contracts and the role of energy service companies. Business Wire provides a news item on the Yahoo Finance website about a recent contract signed between Siemens and the US Army. If you know of a good … Continue reading