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Multinationals target electricity from 100% renewable energy

Helen Clarkson

The Climate Group’s RE100 initiative on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 reached its 100 members milestone as AkzoNobel N.V., AXA, Burberry plc and Carlsberg Group joined with a commitment to 100% renewable power. RE100 is delivered with CDP to engage, support and showcase large, influential businesses transitioning to 100% renewable electricity across their global operations. RE100 members, including 30 Global Fortune 500 companies, have total revenue of $2.5 trillion and operate in a ...

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GEF, UNDP, government, investors commence $239m energy efficiency scheme

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A two-in-one, multi-million-dollar scheme aimed at ensuring efficient use of energy while minimising the emission of harmful gases has commenced. A group comprising the Global Environment Facility (GEF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN), Federal Ministry of Environment, Federal Ministry of Power, Cross River State Government and a team of investors is supporting the implementation of ...

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Ogun restates commitment to waste-to-energy scheme

Bolaji-Oyeleye

Ogun State Commissioner for Environment, Bolaji Oyeleye, has reaffirmed government’s commitment at ensuring that the proposed wastes-to-energy project becomes a reality. The Commissioner, who gave this reassurance while receiving the report from Euro Feasibility Study on the project, said the state government remains committed at achieving the project, as all concerned parties in its implementation were on ground. Oyeleye, in ...

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UN evaluates benefits, challenges of green energy revolution

Renewable Energy

A recent United Nations (UN) report on energy-efficiency technologies shows that low-carbon technologies apparently aid clean air, save water and cut land use, and could reduce 25 billion tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions and 17 million tonnes of particulates a year. “We are on the right track. We know that cleaning up the air we breathe gives rise to huge ...

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Study reveals strong outlook for global wind power

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The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) released its flagship publication”Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update” on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in Delhi, India. More than 54 GW of clean renewable wind power was installed across the global market in 2016, which now comprises more than 90 countries, including nine with more than 10,000 MW installed, and 29 which have now ...

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GEF, UNIDO to enhance industrial energy efficiency in 15 countries

Naoko Ishii

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) on Monday, April 3, 2017 confirmed its support for the Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator led by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and the Carbon Trust. The announcement was made at the SEforALL Forum, where over 1,000 high-level representatives from government, business, civil society and international organisations have gathered ...

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ADB’s $200m loan package boosts energy efficiency in India

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India on Friday, March 31, 2017 signed a $200 million loan to finance installation of millions of energy-efficient lights in streets and homes as well as energy-efficient water pumps across India that will lead to energy savings of around 3,800 gigawatt-hours annually. ADB funds will be provided to Energy Efficiency Services ...

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UK, Germany commit 60m euros to seven NAMA projects

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The United Kingdom and Germany have pre-selected seven NAMA Support Projects from the NAMA Facility’s 4th Call. These NAMA Support Projects will receive funding for their Detailed Preparation Phase. Germany and the UK have committed to fund up to €60 million for the 4th Call of the NAMA Facility. The NAMA Facility supports the implementation of ambitious Nationally Appropriate Mitigation ...

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Saudi Arabia in $50bn renewable energy push

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Saudi Arabia is kicking off its $50 billion renewable energy push as the world’s top crude exporter turns to solar and wind power to temper domestic oil use in meeting growing energy demand. Bidders seeking to qualify to build 700 megawatts of wind and solar power plants should submit documents by March 20, and those selected will be announced by April 10, ...

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How renewables will engender energy discipline

NCF-Shangix

Nigerians don’t seem to be disciplined in the use of energy, according to the Managing Director of Shangix Development Limited (SDL), Sam Coker. He said the use of renewable energy, aside protecting the environment from greenhouse gases (GHG), will help to instill such discipline in the citizenry. Mr. Coker was speaking at a media session organised by the Nigerian Conservation ...

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