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Global businesses 'responding to energy challenge'
Global businesses 'responding to energy challenge'

Wednesday 30th September 2009

A growing number of major corporations are recognising the need to prioritise energy-saving initiatives, new research has indicated. Results from the Pew Center's latest Energy Efficiency Study show that many large businesses realise that fuel prices will continue to increase, making energy-saving measures an increasingly important part of their daily operations. According ...

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Careful construction 'leads to energy efficiency'
Careful construction 'leads to energy efficiency'

Tuesday 29th September 2009

A construction consultant based in the Bahamas has claimed that the key to high-performance energy saving lies in intelligent building methods. Kymenski Kemp, an architectural engineer and founder of the Caribbean Greensafe company, told the Tribune that an energy-efficient property can reduce the amount of energy used in a normal building ...

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LA hotel recognised for energy-saving achievements
LA hotel recognised for energy-saving achievements

Monday 28th September 2009

The largest hotel in Los Angeles has received a special award in recognition of its environmental performance. After passing a preliminary inspection and several monthly checks, the Westin Bonaventure was granted Green Seal Silver Certification, an accolade handed out by the Washington DC-based non-profit organisation Green Seal. The hotel has implemented a ...

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California unveils major energy-efficiency investment
California unveils major energy-efficiency investment

Friday 25th September 2009

California has hailed its new programme for energy-efficiency investment as the largest in the history of the US. More than $3 billion has been earmarked by the state to comprehensively retrofit homes and introduce other measures to slash energy consumption among Californian businesses and consumers. According to the California Public Utilities Commission ...

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Construction industry 'reacting to low-carbon demand'
Construction industry 'reacting to low-carbon demand'

Thursday 24th September 2009

The British construction sector will become more in tune with energy-saving business opportunities as it emerges from the recession, an industry expert has claimed. Brian Berry, director of external affairs for the Federation of Master Builders in the UK, said that construction firms are adapting to the growing demand for green ...

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Major businesses 'engaging with climate change issues'
Major businesses 'engaging with climate change issues'

Wednesday 23rd September 2009

A growing number of global organisations are making a commitment to reducing their carbon emissions through energy-saving initiatives and other green measures, it has been claimed. To coincide with this week's climate change summit at the United Nations in New York, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has launched its Global 500 ...

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Landscaping employees given energy-saving tips
Landscaping employees given energy-saving tips

Tuesday 22nd September 2009

UK hard landscaping firm Marshalls is giving its employees some guidance on how to cut energy use in the workplace. As part of a week-long energy-saving initiative, staff members were recently encouraged to think about their energy consumption and carbon footprint while at work, the Halifax Courier reports. Chris Harrop, marketing director ...

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Pakistan receives bank loan for energy-saving initiatives
Pakistan receives bank loan for energy-saving initiatives

Monday 21st September 2009

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has confirmed that Pakistan will receive funds totalling $780 million (£481 million) to finance energy-saving projects. As part of the ADB's $1.18 billion Energy Efficiency Investment Program, Pakistan will aim to establish energy security and low-carbon growth in a country that regularly suffers major power outages ...

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India urged to prioritise energy-efficient buildings
India urged to prioritise energy-efficient buildings

Thursday 17th September 2009

A leading architecture professor has emphasised the need for energy-saving construction projects in India. Speaking at this week's Building Green Cities conference in Chandigarh, Professor Dietmar Eberle said that developing nations have an opportunity to harness the latest in green technology when creating new structures. According to online news provider Indopia, he ...

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New energy-saving scheme unveiled in London
New energy-saving scheme unveiled in London

Wednesday 16th September 2009

Businesses in certain parts of London will soon be working to a new set of energy-saving targets following the announcement of a new green initiative. Mayor of London Boris Johnson has declared that ten 'low-carbon zones' are to be established in the English capital, with each of these areas receiving a ...

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Energy-efficient lighting installed in Tiananmen Square
Energy-efficient lighting installed in Tiananmen Square

Wednesday 16th September 2009

A major installation of energy-saving landscape lights in Tiananmen Square is now complete, according to Chinese sources. The website chinacsr.com reports that thousands of energy-saving lights have been deployed in the historic centrepiece of Beijing, reducing the total electrical output of Tiananmen Square from 210.2KW to 100KW. According to the news provider, ...

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British politicians embrace energy-saving initiatives
British politicians embrace energy-saving initiatives

Tuesday 15th September 2009

The high-profile endorsement of energy-saving products by British political figures looks set to create many new business opportunities in the country. Several members of prime minister Gordon Brown's government yesterday (September 7th) pledged their support for the 10:10 campaign, in which individuals and organisations vow to reduce their carbon emissions by ...

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Microsoft to save energy with green data centre
Microsoft to save energy with green data centre

Tuesday 15th September 2009

A new data facility near Microsoft's central research centre in Washington, US, will employ innovative technology to help the computer giant save energy. Due to become fully operational in April next year, the Redmond Ridge 1 site will provide a new home for Microsoft servers used for software development and testing. The ...

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UK government unveils energy saving initiative for poor areas
UK government unveils energy saving initiative for poor areas

Saturday 12th September 2009

The UK's energy and climate change minister Ed Miliband has launched a new scheme designed to help reduce carbon emissions in deprived areas. The UK government has unveiled a £350 million package of measures that will fund house and whole street makeovers aimed at improving energy efficiency in some of the ...

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Businesses back 10:10 campaign
Businesses back 10:10 campaign

Saturday 12th September 2009

Businesses and celebrities have signed up to a new campaign designed to encourage greater energy efficiency over the next few months. The 10:10 campaign has been launched seeking to encourage businesses and individuals alike to cut their carbon emissions by ten per cent by 2010. The initiative has been launched at the ...

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Carbon Trust: UK has led development of energy saving solutions
Carbon Trust: UK has led development of energy saving solutions

Saturday 12th September 2009

The UK has led the world in the development of many energy saving solutions, according to the Carbon Trust. Dave Raval, head of the organisation's incubation scheme, made his comments as it was announced that the initiative is set to expand in response to a developing need for business support to ...

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UK businesses 'unaware of energy-saving opportunities'
UK businesses 'unaware of energy-saving opportunities'

Friday 11th September 2009

A new survey of industry figures in the UK has indicated that many of the nation's businesses could be missing the chance to save money by going green. According to findings released by the Carbon Trust, 46 per cent of British firms are unaware that they can reduce energy costs by ...

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UK firms urged to save energy for 'greenest office' competition
UK firms urged to save energy for 'greenest office' competition

Friday 11th September 2009

Cartridge World has announced a competition to identify the most environmentally-friendly office space in the UK. The global supplier of printer ink cartridges partnered with CO2balance to launch the contest, which can be entered by any British business demonstrating a commitment to reducing its carbon footprint through energy-saving initiatives or other ...

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IFC to finance energy-saving initiatives in Asia
IFC to finance energy-saving initiatives in Asia

Thursday 10th September 2009

International Finance Corporation (IFC) will fund the introduction of energy-saving initiatives by Mitsubishi UFJ Lease and Finance under the terms of a new agreement. As the investment arm of the World Bank, IFC has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Japanese firm to provide financing for energy efficiency and renewable ...

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UK and China make energy-saving business deals
UK and China make energy-saving business deals

Thursday 10th September 2009

British enterprises will be able to access new business opportunities through a series of new low-carbon investments in China. This is according to British business secretary Lord Mandelson, who was in China this week to speak at a business forum on low-carbon solutions and energy-saving in Beijing. Lord Mandelson said that contracts ...

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UK TV star promotes energy-saving for businesses
UK TV star promotes energy-saving for businesses

Wednesday 9th September 2009

High-profile entrepreneur Theo Paphitis is backing a campaign to help British businesses replace inefficient equipment with funding for new energy-saving products. Paphitis is well-known in the UK as one of the stars of Dragons' Den, a popular television show in which members of the public pitch new business ideas to a ...

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Energy-saving smart meters 'creating business opportunities'
Energy-saving smart meters 'creating business opportunities'

Wednesday 9th September 2009

Several new business sectors are likely to develop in response to the introduction of smart meter technology, it has been claimed. Writing in the Brisbane Times, Leon Gettler states that the use of smart meters to monitor energy consumption in homes and businesses will create the need for new support industries ...

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Energy-saving measures help Pakistani textile lower production costs
Energy-saving measures help Pakistani textile lower production costs

Saturday 5th September 2009

Pakistani textile companies have cut their electricity consumption and lowered production costs as a result of energy-saving measures. Some 42 spinning mills are saving up to ten per cent of their electricity thanks to the initiatives, which have resulted in production costs falling by three per cent, according to The News. The ...

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Top 100 companies urged to step up conservation efforts
Top 100 companies urged to step up conservation efforts

Friday 4th September 2009

The world's largest companies are not doing enough to reduce their carbon emissions, according to a report published by the not-for-profit organisation Carbon Disclosure Project. Most of these major companies have put in place carbon reduction and energy conservation measures, but their schemes do not go far enough and still fall ...

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Energy-saving measures considered by Easton Area School District
Energy-saving measures considered by Easton Area School District

Thursday 3rd September 2009

Officials at a Pennsylvania school district are mapping out how to adopt long-term energy-saving measures that will help them reduce their electricity consumption, wastage and expenditure. Installing energy efficient lighting systems and using renewable energy are among the options under consideration by Easton Area School District officials, according to lehighvalleylive.com. The website ...

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