Local energy aggregation: Similarities between the Italian Hera Group and the Community Choice Energy programs in California

2 local energy aggregations and 2 regions. The Hera Group and the Marin Clean Energy are getting really positive results in Italy and California respectively where they perform their services. Both were the first aggregation experiment and stood up with very robust local roots. Even...

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ICP – the way financial institutions can make fighting climate change a business case

What is ICP there for? And waht is recently stepping out? The Investor Confidence Project is there to remove many of the complications and risks in improving the energy performance in industry, street lighting and energy supply. Re:fit Cymru, a framework for Energy Conservation...

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Evolution in energy efficiency financing

What are the problems in energy efficiency financing markets? It seems like it is still difficult to unlock finance, but certainly, a lot of barriers have disappeared. The Investor Confidence Project (ICP) or the EU-PACE project, are the proof of it. The transition goes from the...

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Offshore wind rising to challenge king coal in Polish energy market

Poland's energy and electricity markets are undergoing major changes. As costs fall in the offshore wind industry, it is becoming price-competitive with more carbon-intensive forms of energy that have long dominated in the country. Supporting the move towards renewable energy, Poland...

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10 Facts about Energy Management

About 11% of all EU energy consumption can be economised cost-effectively through the adoption of more effective energy management. Energy management is a structured process through which organisations seek to optimise their energy use, by reducing energy waste, increasing energy-efficiency and increasing the share of renewable energy. Energy management standards, such as EN ISO 50001, offer a comprehensive approach to address the various behavioural, technological and regulatory requirements....

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Hydraulic system - energy efficiency optimization

This paper describes the 4 step approach of KSB to optimize the energy efficiency of a hydraulic system. While focussing on the entire life-cycle, the aim is to lower operating costs. The approach starts with a system analysis to detect optimization potential and ends with usage of smart pump technology and services during operation - see also paper on industry 4.0 and smart pump technology. It contains links to details of each step of the process....

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Local energy aggregation: Similarities between the Italian Hera Group and the Community Choice Energy programs in California

Energy Efficiency

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21 September 2018

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Silvia Zinetti

2 local energy aggregations and 2 regions. The Hera Group and the Marin Clean Energy are getting really positive results in Italy and California respectively where they perform their services. Both were the first aggregation experiment and stood up with very robust local roots. Even though both compete in different territories and market conditions, their goals target the same future perspective towards increasing the use of renewable energy, improving energy efficiency and reducing the greenhouse gas emissions.

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ICP – the way financial institutions can make fighting climate change a business case

Finance

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20 September 2018

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Rod Janssen

What is ICP there for? And waht is recently stepping out? The Investor Confidence Project is there to remove many of the complications and risks in improving the energy performance in industry, street lighting and energy supply. Re:fit Cymru, a framework for Energy Conservation Retrofits within Public Sector buildings in Wales, recently stated that "ICP protocols complement the existing technical & compliance QA (quality assurance) checks and credibility to the Payback Model and Guaranteed Savings and providing the contracting Authority with due diligence and confidence." And there is already an ICP investor network representing 1.4 billion EURO waiting for ICP certified projects.

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Evolution in energy efficiency financing

Finance

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18 September 2018

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Dr Steven Fawkes

What are the problems in energy efficiency financing markets? It seems like it is still difficult to unlock finance, but certainly, a lot of barriers have disappeared. The Investor Confidence Project (ICP) or the EU-PACE project, are the proof of it. The transition goes from the mindset of thinking that the core problem was the lack of finance, to the need of understanding financing as an ecosystem where tasks and stakeholders should align horizontally to deliver standardized and bankable projects, bringing implementation, non-energy benefits and returns.

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