Archive for March, 2013

  • Energy Efficiency Financing Takes a Giant Leap Forward

    Last week marked an important milestone in efforts to advance financing of energy efficiency. The Pennsylvania Treasury sold nearly 4,700 loans from the Keystone HELP program for a projected total of $31.3 million. The cash component for the sale was provided by a consortium of three banks—Fox Chase Bank, WSFS Bank, and National Penn Bank. This transaction advances nationwide efforts to develop a secondary market for energy efficiency lending products.

    Posted at March 17, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog | 1 Comment
  • Town Exploring Green Energy Project

    Brookhaven is considering a large renewable energy project that could reduce emissions and earn the town up to $2.5 million in yearly income."This is by far the most sweeping alternative energy proposal on Long Island," Supervisor Edward P. Romaine said at a work session Thursday at town hall in Farmingville -- where a windmill in the parking lot spun furiously in high ...

    Posted at March 7, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Institutional Investors Hold Key to Green Energy Finance Breakthrough

    Institutional investors such as pension funds and insurance companies could provide up to half the finance needed to develop renewable energy projects through to 2035 if policy barriers can be opvercome and short-term investment practices reformed. That is according to a new report by the Climate Policy Initiative (CPI), which argues that the long-term, reliable returns offered by green energy should align with institutional investors’ objectives, ...

    Posted at March 4, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Firm Changes Sewage Into Green Energy

    SEVERN Trent Water has scooped a top award - for turning sewage into electricity. The Midlands-based water supplier, which runs the Minworth sewage treatment plant, won a gong at the Climate Week Awards for its renewable energy projects - including using methane gas from 'sludge' to generate power. Jon Beeson, the firm's renewable energy projects specialist, said: "The sewage is treated and then put into a ...

    Posted at March 3, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog | 2 Comments
  • Obama Energy Nominee will be Hit with Green Energy Loan Questions

    President Barack Obama’s nominee to replace former Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, physicist Ernest Moniz, would if confirmed be the head of a department that has been the center of a green energy loan controversy that has drawn intense criticisms for its high-profile failures and allegations of cronyism. During former Secretary Chu’s tenure, the Energy Department became been the subject of ...

    Posted at March 3, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment