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Energy efficiency and industry: the national trend

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11 August 2017 | Source: ACEEE | Countries:  | Sectors: 

The industrial sector is unique among end-use sectors in that its energy intensity has declined consistently in recent decades, decreasing 45% from 1977 through 2016. The decline occurred even though the sector’s energy use has fluctuated, its output has almost doubled, and economic activity has...

South Africa: Eskom's R21 Road Closure Postponed

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11 August 2017 | Source: Reegle News | Countries: South Africa | Sectors: Power sector
[SAnews.gov.za] The temporary R21 road closure for the replacement of Eskom's Apollo-Croydon transmission line has been postponed.

US cities are starting to expand transportation options for low-income residents

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10 August 2017 | Source: ACEEE | Countries:  | Sectors: 

Many urban residents today can choose from a wide range of travel options. Public buses and trains, car-sharing options like Zipcar, on-demand ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, and bike-share programs are available in major cities. However, many of these options are not widely available in...

Event: Asia-Pacific Ministerial Summit on the Environment 2017

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09 August 2017 | Source: Reegle News | Countries: Thailand | Sectors: Cross cutting
The first Asia-Pacific Ministerial Summit on the Environment will take place in Bangkok, Thailand, from 5-8 September 2017, and is jointly organized by the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and UN Environment. At the request of member States, the Ministerial Summit will bring together, for the first time, two UN ministerial-level meetings on the environment: the seventh Ministerial Conference on Environment and Development in Asia and the Pacific and the...

Utilities Shifting Away from Wind, Solar PPAs

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08 August 2017 | Source: Reegle News | Countries: United States | Sectors: Power sector
There’s a new model emerging for growth-starved utilities looking to profit from America’s solar and wind power boom. American Electric Power Co. is using it for a $4.5 billion deal that’ll land the U.S. utility owner a massive wind farm in Oklahoma and a high-voltage transmission line to deliver the power.