Making an impact

 ‘Every investment is an impact investment’ - Impact investing aims to have a positive impact on key sustainability problems as well as make a return, it is not philanthropy.

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More than Ronaldo - How 5 innovative Portuguese companies drive energy efficiency

The ICP Investor Ready Energy Efficiency™ certification delivers high quality projects and safer returns - for clients and investors. IREE covers buildings, industry and street lighting. A long list of project developers and quality assurance providers in various European countries...

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“Simply not enough”

Current efforts in the industrial sector are simply not enough in light of both the drastic climatic changes ahead and vast efficiency potentials sitting around barely touched. All essential ingredients in place, it is more a question on how to trigger decisions for efficiency. This is...

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Electric Vehicles & Heat Pumps: Electric motors play a crucial role in the energy transition

Electric motors are implicated in two major decarbonisation options involving electrification: electric vehicles (EVs) and heat pumps. This will lead to a significant market growth, as well as growing responsibilities concerning efficiency, flexibility and material use. ...

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Business Practices

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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Making an impact

Finance

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23 May 2019

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Dr Steven Fawkes

 ‘Every investment is an impact investment’ - Impact investing aims to have a positive impact on key sustainability problems as well as make a return, it is not philanthropy.

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More than Ronaldo - How 5 innovative Portuguese companies drive energy efficiency

Energy Efficiency

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10 May 2019

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Jürgen Ritzek

The ICP Investor Ready Energy Efficiency™ certification delivers high quality projects and safer returns - for clients and investors. IREE covers buildings, industry and street lighting. A long list of project developers and quality assurance providers in various European countries became already certified. Who they are? Here are 5 innovative Portugese companies driving energy efficiency markets

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“Simply not enough”

Energy Efficiency

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18 April 2019

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Stefan M. Buettner

Current efforts in the industrial sector are simply not enough in light of both the drastic climatic changes ahead and vast efficiency potentials sitting around barely touched. All essential ingredients in place, it is more a question on how to trigger decisions for efficiency. This is not in hope for more and more ambitious announcements of goals and targets – these we do have enough!

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