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This newsletter includes the following headlines: Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) declined significantly in the first week of September 2018 due to a mix of external and domestic factors; the Philippine peso depreciated in August after strengthening... See More + This newsletter includes the following headlines: Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) declined significantly in the first week of September 2018 due to a mix of external and domestic factors; the Philippine peso depreciated in August after strengthening in July; headline inflation surged in August with increased food and energy prices; Balance of payment deficit widened in the first half of 2018 reaching 2.1 percent of GDP from 0.5 percent of GDP same period in 2017; the government posted a fiscal deficit in July as public spending growth outpaced revenue growth; unemployment declined further in July 2018, but underemployment continued to worsen; consumer confidence turned negative for the first time in two years and business confidence fell to its lowest since 2009  See Less -

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Chua, Kevin C.; Cruz, Kevin Thomas Garcia; Endo, Isaku; Qian, Rong; Hansl, Birgit. 2018. Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (September 2018) (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/708191537196602132/Philippines-Monthly-Economic-Developments-September-2018

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This operational manual describes the process for planning and implementing performance-based contracts (PBCs) for nonrevenue water (NRW) reduction. An NRW-PBC is a contract for outsourcing technical, commercial, and construction activities related to... See More + This operational manual describes the process for planning and implementing performance-based contracts (PBCs) for nonrevenue water (NRW) reduction. An NRW-PBC is a contract for outsourcing technical, commercial, and construction activities related to NRW reduction, while providing the contractor with incentives to achieve the desired results. Unlike conventional NRW reduction contracts in which contractors are paid based on inputs (for example, number of connections replaced), NRW-PBCs pay the contractor for outputs, such as amount of water saved, number of illegal connections detected, or number of customers receiving 24/7 service. NRW-PBCs differ from management contracts, concessions, leases, or other forms of private sector participation, in that the utility retains control of utility operations and assets. The PBC allows the utility to take advantage of the expertise and incentivized performance of specialized private sector firms to reduce NRW. NRW-PBCs do not entail privatization of management, operations, or assets. This manual can be read in its entirety for general knowledge of NRW-PBCs and the NRW-PBC preparation process. Practitioners can also reference individual sections of the guide during the NRW-PBC preparation process. The primary users of this manual are those involved in assessing, preparing, and implementing NRW-PBCs. This includes governments, water utilities, regulators, consultants, contractors, and international finance institutions.  See Less -

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| Source: Statkraft AS

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(Oslo/New Delhi, 4 September 2018) Statkraft has acquired the 100 MW Tidong hydropower project in Himachal Pradesh, India. Approximately 60 per cent of the project works have been constructed so far.

The Tidong hydropower project is located on Tidong River, a tributary of Sutlej River, in the state of Himachal Pradesh (HP), in north-western India. The planned installed capacity is 100 MW, although there is a possibility for further expansion that will be evaluated. The acquisition is in line with Statkraft's strategy to develop renewable energy generation, building on Statkraft's more than 120 years of hydropower experience.

India's electricity demand is among the fastest growing in the world. Total electricity consumption was 1,210 TWh in 2017, with a demand growth of 6.5 per cent per year.  Statkraft has extensive industrial experience from hydropower in India, with a 49 per cent shareholding in two hydropower assets in operation in Himachal Pradesh: Malana (108 MW/340 GWh) and Allain Duhangan (192 MW/800 GWh). Recently Statkraft has also gained experience in solar and direct sales to business customers.

"We are very pleased to announce this deal, which positions Statkraft well for further growth in India, a core market for Statkraft", says Statkraft's Executive Vice President Jürgen Tzschoppe.

The Tidong project is approximately 60 per cent complete. Construction works will resume immediately after the closing of the transaction. The remaining construction works are expected to be completed in approximately two years.

In preparation of the construction phase, special attention has been given to health and safety measures. This is one of the major execution risks for projects in remote mountainous regions. The Tidong project management team, where most of the key resources have experience from recent Statkraft construction projects, is handpicked to manage this risk, and have strengthened the project organization with additional HSE expertise.

The transaction is an acquisition of 100 per cent of the shares in NSL Tidong Power Generation Private Limited.

About Statkraft
Statkraft is a leading company in hydropower internationally and Europe's largest generator of renewable energy. The Group produces hydropower, wind power, solar power, gas-fired power and supplies district heating. Statkraft is a global company in energy market operations. Statkraft has 3500 employees in 16 countries.

For further information:

Torbjørn Steen, VP Communications Statkraft AS, Tel: +47 911 66 888, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lars Magnus Günther, Acting SVP Corporate Communications Statkraft AS, Tel: +47 912 41 636, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.statkraft.com

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Document Date: 2018/09/01 10:21:01
Document Type: Working Paper
Report Number: 129958
Volume No: 1
Country: World ; 
Disclosure Date: 2018/09/17 10:17:54
Doc Name: A Practitioner's Handbook for Eco-Industrial Parks: Implementing the International EIP Framework
Keywords: environmental management system; industrial park; small and medium size enterprise; cubic meter of water; Occupational health and safety; fundamental principles; Policy and Institutional Framework; policy development process; national policy framework; international good practice; foreign direct investment; environmental performance indicator; climate change risk; types of assessments; social and environmental; national policy priority; level of capacity; Water and Energy; national policy maker; public health problem; internal audit system; lower energy consumption; international development institution; return on investment; national development plan; economic development strategy; reduction of emission; infrastructure and services; multilateral development institution; awareness raising activity; competitiveness of sme; access to technology; gross domestic product; stakeholder engagement; performance requirement; industrial sector
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Language: English
Region: The World Region ; 
Rep Title: A Practitioner's Handbook for Eco-Industrial Parks: Implementing the International EIP Framework
Topics: Private Sector Development ; Energy ; Health, Nutrition and Population ; Social Protections and Labor
SubTopics: Private Sector Economics ; Global Environment ; Energy and Environment ; Energy Demand ; Energy and Mining ; Health Service Management and Delivery ; Labor Markets
Unit Owning: Fin, Comp & Innov - Ind Solu (GFCIS)
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YES BANK, India’s fifth largest private sector bank, made a major announcement for mobilizing USD 1 billion till 2023 and USD 5 billion till 2030 towards financing solar energy projects in India at the International Solar Alliance conference organised at World Future Energy Summit 2018 in Abu Dhabi.

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| Source: Eguana Technologies Inc.

CALGARY, Alberta, Sept. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eguana Technologies (TSX.V: EGT) (OTCQB: EGTYF) and CED Greentech Orange County are pleased to announce immediate availability of the Evolve residential energy storage system. Initial product shipments, technical training and product certification have been scheduled to take place in the current month.  

“California is a mature solar market with an experienced base of contractors who are best addressed through standard distribution channels. Our initial outreach to solar specific contractors has been very positive, the addition CED Greentech opens additional channel opportunities and product availability,” said Livio Filice, Eguana’s Director of Residential Sales, North America. Filice added “with the addition of CED Greentech in Southern California, the Evolve system is now available in every key regional solar PV market in North America.”

“A growing number of our partners want to offer an easy to install, user-friendly and cost-competitive residential energy storage system, Eguana’s Evolve checked all the boxes,” stated Drew Boatman, Manager, CED Greentech OC. Boatman noted, “we are excited to be the first major distributor in Southern California to bring the product to local contractors and we look forward to working with the Eguana team.”

Rising interest in residential energy storage across 2018, the Solar Power International tradeshow taking place in Anaheim later this month, and the coming annual push for project completions in Q4 make this a critical time to establish broad based coverage of the nation’s leading solar market. Through the partnership with CED Greentech OC, Eguana can maximize adoption of the Evolve product in the southern California market and lay the foundation to expand distribution to other CED Greentech branches through 2019. 

Evolve energy storage systems are immediately available for purchase from CED Greentech. 

Evolve – Home Energy Storage Systems
Evolve is a fully-integrated residential energy storage system that includes the company’s proprietary power electronics system, LG Chem low-voltage battery modules, and a comprehensive user interface. The system is rated at 5KW AC output with a modular battery design based on a 6.5 kWh battery, which is scalable from 13 to 39kWh in storage capacity. The NEMA 3R wall-mounted package is suitable for indoor and outdoor installations. The package is backed by a 10-year standard warranty.

The Evolve supports grid-connected solar self-consumption, time of use, and backup power. It is now available in the United States and in Caribbean markets, with certification standards matching UL1741, California’s Rule 21, and Hawaii’s Rule 14H.

Interested parties may contact:

Eguana Technologies
Livio Filice
Director of Residential Sales, North America
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+1.905.929.7522

CED Greentech Orange County       
Russ Bowman
Outside Sales
+1.714.795.0134

About CED Greentech
CED Greentech is a division of Consolidated Electrical Distributors Inc., one of the largest electrical product wholesale distributors in the country. As a full service wholesale distributor of Solar, Electrical and Renewable energy products, they are committed to providing superior service and support. CED Greentech have an extensive on-site inventory featuring products from the solar and electrical industry’s top manufacturers.

About Eguana Technologies Inc.
Based in Calgary, Alberta Canada, Eguana Technologies (EGT: TSX.V) (OTCQB: EGTYF) designs and manufactures high performance residential and commercial energy storage systems. Eguana has two decades of experience delivering grid edge power electronics for fuel cell, photovoltaic and battery applications, and delivers proven, durable, high quality solutions from its high capacity manufacturing facilities in Europe and North America.

With thousands of its proprietary energy storage inverters deployed in the European and North American markets, Eguana is one of the leading suppliers of power controls for solar self-consumption, grid services and demand charge applications at the grid edge.

To learn more, visit www.EguanaTech.com or follow us on Twitter @EguanaTech

Forward Looking Information

The reader is advised that some of the information herein may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning assigned by National Instruments 51-102 and other relevant securities legislation. In particular, we include: statements pertaining to the value of our power controls to the energy storage market and statements concerning the use of proceeds and the Company's ability to obtain necessary approvals from the TSX Venture Exchange.

Forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future performance and involves a number of risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause the Company's actual results, performance or achievements, or future events or developments, to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information, which speaks only as of the date hereof. Readers are also directed to the Risk Factors section of the Company’s most recent audited Financial Statements which may be found on its website or at sedar.com. The Company does not undertake any obligation to release publicly any revisions to forward-looking information contained herein to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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Despite offering huge economic returns, implementing energy efficiency measures encounters widespread and systemic barriers. A variety of market failures are keeping project developers from accessing commercial financing for energy efficiency investments... See More + Despite offering huge economic returns, implementing energy efficiency measures encounters widespread and systemic barriers. A variety of market failures are keeping project developers from accessing commercial financing for energy efficiency investments. Energy efficiency credit lines are created when international donors loan funds to financial institutions, which then lend to project developers. Credit lines offer a solution where domestic banks are strong but not lending to energy efficiency projects. These lines of credit offer access to finance in the near term, while paving the way for commercial financing in the medium to long term, particularly in the industrial sector. The World Bank's portfolio reveals that under the right conditions, credit lines can achieve dramatic results.  See Less -

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Despite offering huge economic returns, implementing energy efficiency measures encounters widespread and systemic barriers. A variety of market failures are keeping project developers from accessing commercial financing for energy efficiency investments... See More + Despite offering huge economic returns, implementing energy efficiency measures encounters widespread and systemic barriers. A variety of market failures are keeping project developers from accessing commercial financing for energy efficiency investments. Energy efficiency credit lines are created when international donors loan funds to financial institutions, which then lend to project developers. Credit lines offer a solution where domestic banks are strong but not lending to energy efficiency projects. These lines of credit offer access to finance in the near term, while paving the way for commercial financing in the medium to long term, particularly in the industrial sector. The World Bank's portfolio reveals that under the right conditions, credit lines can achieve dramatic results.  See Less -

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Carbon taxes can be win-win for Bangladesh. They can help show the world that Bangladesh is serious about climate mitigation, boosting the country’s influence in international negotiations and helping it to access financing and technology promised during... See More + Carbon taxes can be win-win for Bangladesh. They can help show the world that Bangladesh is serious about climate mitigation, boosting the country’s influence in international negotiations and helping it to access financing and technology promised during the COP-21. They can play a role in nudging Bangladesh’s growth to a lower carbon and cleaner path, helping to make it more sustainable and improving environmental (and health) conditions for its citizens. They can help to raise additional resources – up to 1 percent of GDP – for social and economic development, including infrastructure investment. Some of the additional resources can be used to reduce taxes on labor or firms. Carbon taxes are much simpler to implement than most other taxes and most fuel costs would increase by only a few Taka per liter. At the same time, implementation needs to be done well to reduce opposition and win over firms and citizens. But Bangladesh can learn how other countries have succeeded. This Policy Note and accompanying Brief summarizes why carbon taxes make sense for Bangladesh and how to succeed.  See Less -

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