Tag Archives: energy efficiency

Eni to acquire 20% equity in ADNOC Refining for $3.3 billion after deduction of the net debt and subject to closing adjustments

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, 28-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Eni’s acquisition of the 20 percent stake in the ADNOC Refining represents one of the largest ever refinery transactions. The agreed price for the 20 percent stake in the refinery, being $3.3 billion, corresponds to an … Read the full press release

KfW Construction Award 2019 now open for applications

A total of up to EUR 35,000 in prize money “New construction” and “modernising existing buildings” categories Apply by 20 February 2019 FRANKFURT, 07-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The application phase for the KfW Construction Award 2019 is starting now. Until … Read the full press release

WindEurope: EU’s newly-agreed renewable energy and energy efficiency target aims for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

The European Commission today called for the bloc to aim for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 in its new decarbonisation strategy. BRUSSELS, 29-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The EU’s newly-agreed renewable energy and energy efficiency targets put the bloc on track … Read the full press release

Model tests of the Project Forward’s concept vessel indicate that the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) is well below the currently most stringent Phase III level

HELSINKI, 22-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Project Forward initiative led by Athens-Based Arista Shipping, with Wärtsilä as one of the participants, demonstrates that with LNG as fuel, an advanced hull design, and highly efficient propulsion machinery, it will be possible to … Read the full press release

EBRD loans EUR 5.1 million to UniCredit in Serbia for boosting energy efficiency

UniCredit Bank Serbia receives Din 600 million loan for boosting energy efficiency. Programme to support investments in private homes to improve energy performance and generate savings. Finance provided under EBRD €85 million Green Economy Financing Facility for the Western Balkans. … Read the full press release

EBRD loans €25 million to QNB Finans Finansal Kiralama A.S. for energy efficiency investments

€25 million loan to support leasing finance for energy efficiency investments EBRD promotes leasing as a tool to address financing needs of Turkish enterprises Financing is part of a larger facility backed by the European Union LONDON, 25-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

Eni gas e luce and Centrica Hive to show how smart home technology improve everyday living and energy efficiency for homeowners at FuoriSalone

Together they present smarTown, an experiential architectural installation that transforms part of the Orto Botanico di Brera into an interactive smart city, designed by young architects from the SOS – School of Sustainability under the supervision of the architect Mario … Read the full press release

Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) to provide EUR 300 million to the Nederlandse Waterschapsbank N.V. for infrastructure, social housing and energy efficiency in Netherlands

PARIS, 22-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) approved a €300 million loan to the Nederlandse Waterschapsbank N.V.(NWB Bank) in order to finance public infrastructure, social housing and energy efficiency investments across the Netherlands.  NWB Bank provides loans to … Read the full press release

LOGSTOR Academy to present the final installation videos of the SX family

Løgstør, Denmark, 19-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — During the last 3 months, LOGSTOR Academy has been filming Joint installation videos, and as a result of this work, we are now proud to present the final installation videos of the SX family. These … Read the full press release

Coldiretti, Terna and ANBI in common strategy to optimise irrigation resources and energy efficiency

ROME, 26-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — An important Memorandum of Understanding was signed today by Roberto Moncalvo, President of Coldiretti, Luigi Ferraris, CEO and General Manager of Terna and Francesco Vincenzi, President of ANBI (Italian Association of Land Reclamation and Irrigation … Read the full press release

EBRD loans PLN 100 million to Euro Bank S.A. for energy efficiency of residential buildings in Poland

PLN 100 million in loans via loan to Euro Bank S.A. LONDON, 29-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD is providing a loan of up to PLN 100 million (€23.6 million equivalent) to Euro Bank S.A. (Euro Bank) to finance investments to … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ to replace 1970’s evaporation line at Iggesund Paperboard mill in Sweden to significantly enhance energy efficiency

GRAZ, 13-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Iggesund Paperboard AB, a member of the HOLMEN GROUP, to supply a new evaporation plant and rebuild an existing evaporation plant for the pulp mill in Iggesund. … Read the full press release

Development of new application for rail system expected to set global standard for energy efficiency and operations optimization

Saint-Ouen, France, 20-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom, a global leader in rail transportation and The CoSMo Company, a global technology company specialized in decision management, announce a strategic partnership to develop a new application to improve the global efficiency of a … Read the full press release

Energy efficiency: Voith to exhibit ‘TwinSave’ technology and coupling at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2016

TwinSave reduces energy consumption by up to 25 percent thanks to an additional control valve Integrated Coupling allows energy savings of up to 45 percent in applications without a through shaft Gear-integrated coupling requires no additional installation space Zschopau, Germany, … Read the full press release

EBRD, IEA, FAO and Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources host workshop in Istanbul for energy efficiency, renewable energy and other low-carbon technologies

Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources hosts workshop for post-Soviet and southern and eastern Mediterranean countries LONDON, 19-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Energy efficiency, renewable energy and other low-carbon technologies are the focus of a joint workshop by the European … Read the full press release

The Rexel Foundation to take part in the Yale Climate Change Dialogue initiative

Rexel Foundation is committed to a bottom-up, multi-stakeholder approach to facilitate a global response to climate change and identify action-oriented solutions. PARIS, 6-2-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The Rexel Foundation for a better energy future has joined the Yale Climate Change … Read the full press release

Unilever calls upon the European Member States to adopt more ambitious position on energy efficiency, renewables and climate change for the Paris UN COP in 2015

London / Rotterdam / Brussels, 15-10-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Unilever, together with ten other companies, calls upon the European Member States to adopt an ambitious position on energy efficiency, renewables and climate change on 23 and 24 October, including a binding … Read the full press release

EC to reduce costs and simplify administration for the construction sector across EU

Brussels, Belgium, 30-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Today the Commission took another step to simplify administration and reduce costs for businesses in the construction sector. According to the Commission’s proposal, manufacturers of construction products (e.g. bricks, insulation, doors etc.) will be able to … Read the full press release

EBRD provided €4.5 million loan for district heating upgrade in Pale, Bosnia and Herzegovina

London, UK, 24-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD is supporting the modernisation and expansion of Gradske Toplane Pale, the provider of district heating in Pale, with a loan of up to €4.5 million. The loan will be used for the acquisition of … Read the full press release

NEFCO to finance investments in municipal energy efficiency projects Ukrainian cities of Vinnytsia and Zhytomyr

Helsinki, Finland, 22-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The Ukrainian cities of Vinnytsia and Zhytomyr have signed loan agreements with NEFCO to finance investments in municipal energy efficiency measures. The agreements were signed today at the Ukrainian Ministry of Regional Development, Construction and … Read the full press release

Kingfisher Future Homes announced the launch of the Kingfisher iQE Alliance Partnership at Loughborough University

Loughborough, United Kingdom, 09-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Kingfisher Future Homes is delighted to announce the official launch of the Kingfisher iQE Alliance Partnership, which took place at Loughborough University on Wednesday 25th September 2013. The launch event also marked three important milestones in … Read the full press release

The European Investment Bank lends €40M long-term loan to SREI Infrastructure Finance Limited (SREI) for renewable energy projects in India

16-9-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a EUR 40 million long-term loan to SREI Infrastructure Finance Limited (SREI), with the main purpose of financing investments that will help to mitigate climate change in India. The loan will … Read the full press release

E.ON Connecting Energies to acquire Matrix, UK market leader in energy management and energy efficiency services for commercial buildings

06-9-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Today, E.ON Connecting Energies entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Matrix (“The Company”), the UK market leader in energy management and energy efficiency services for commercial buildings. The agreement covers the purchase of 100 percent of the … Read the full press release

EIB provides €100M to Raiffeisenbank a.s. and €50M to Česká Spořitelna a.s. for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects promoted by Czech SMEs and Mid-Cap companies

05-9-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Investment Bank (EIB) has extended two intermediated loans combined with EU grant subsidies to support energy efficiency and renewable energy projects promoted by SMEs and Mid-Cap companies in the Czech Republic: EUR 100 million loan to … Read the full press release

Selex ES’s Eurotech Aurora Tigon supercomputer ranked second in Green500 top list

15-7-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Selex ES, a Finmeccanica company, has secured second place in the Green500 list thanks to its use of the Eurotech Aurora Tigon supercomputer. The supercomputer is used by Selex ES to accelerate the execution algorithms and complex … Read the full press release

Home improvement retail group Kingfisher plc reports on first year of Net Positive

24-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Europe’s leading home improvement retail group, Kingfisher plc, whose UK businesses include B&Q and Screwfix, reports on the progress of Net Positive. Kingfisher plc launched the ground-breaking restorative business programme, which is committed to go beyond zero … Read the full press release

Lufthansa Cargo taking a big step forward with respect to energy efficiency

40 new Industrial trucks provide a considerable increase in efficiency at the Frankfurt hub 7-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ —  Lufthansa Cargo handles around 1.4 million tons of freight and mail at Frankfurt Airport every year. With its ground transport equipment, so-called … Read the full press release

Turkish household appliances producer Sinbo receives loan from EBRD to cut energy usage

Sinbo uses 12 per cent less energy thanks to an EBRD-financed upgrade 5-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Sinbo, a leading Turkish manufacturer, received US $9 million in financing to reduce its energy consumption from the EBRD’s Turkish Sustainable Energy Financing Facility (TurSEFF). … Read the full press release

EBRD lends €2m to Mobiasbanca for energy efficiency in Moldova

27-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is further boosting energy efficiency in Moldova with a new €2 million loan to Mobiasbancă – Groupe Société Générale. The EBRD financing will be on-lent to individual households, groups … Read the full press release

EBRD opens €150M credit line to provide loans for energy efficiency and renewables, agriculture and female entrepreneurs in Turkey

New EBRD credit line will provide loans for energy efficiency and renewables, agriculture and female entrepreneurs in partnership with Turkey’s largest bank 21-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Turkey relies on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) for 80 per cent of its employment … Read the full press release