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Qatar Could be Centre for Energy Efficiency
Qatar Could be Centre for Energy Efficiency

Thursday 11th November 2010

ARAB Emirate State of Qatar could become a centre of energy efficiency and be a part of the solution to global warming, according to the first Doha Carbon Energy Forum. The thre-day forum called for greater global attention to energy efficiency, alternative energy and carbon capture and storage. The forum was ...

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U.S. Federal Agencies Focused on Energy Efficiency
U.S. Federal Agencies Focused on Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 10th November 2010

MOST U.S. federal government leaders who are responsible for purchasing believe that energy efficiency is important and the most effective way to combat future energy and environmental requirements. An independent survey of 201 U.S. government leaders asked participants to rate the importance of energy efficiency within their agencies, rate the agencies' ...

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Sustainability Addressed in Australian Fiscal Report
Sustainability Addressed in Australian Fiscal Report

Wednesday 10th November 2010

CLIMATE change is a major issue for Australia, so claim their recently elected government and they say they are determined to respond swiftly to move towards a low pollution, energy efficient future. Today saw the release of Australia’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook, promising action on sustainability. The Fiscal Outlook has been ...

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WEO-2010 Predicts Future Energy Patterns and Actions?
WEO-2010 Predicts Future Energy Patterns and Actions?

Tuesday 9th November 2010

THE International Energy Authority's (IEA) 2010 edition of the World Energy Outlook (WEO-2010) was released in London today. “The Copenhagen Accord and the agreement among G20 countries to phase out subsidies are important steps forward. But, these moves still fall a very long way short of what is required to set ...

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East African Energy Efficiency Vital
East African Energy Efficiency Vital

Tuesday 9th November 2010

ENERGY efficiency in East Africa is a case of more than just a monetary or environmental concern as using a scarce resource wisely benefits the whole nation. Only 37 per cent of East Africa's population are connected to the national grid, with 90 per cent relying on traditional sources of energy. East ...

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Diesel Shortage due to China's Energy Efficiency Measures
Diesel Shortage due to China's Energy Efficiency Measures

Monday 8th November 2010

POWER outages imposed on factories by authorities in China to meet their energy efficiency targets have led to diesel shortages in several cities as plants are forced to use generators. The China Daily reported that more than 2,000 privately owned petrol stations in southern China have shut down due to a ...

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European Commission call for 1 Trillion Euro Energy Investment
European Commission call for 1 Trillion Euro Energy Investment

Monday 8th November 2010

ON WEDNESDAY the European Commission (EC) will present its energy strategy for the coming decade, calling for investment of around €1 trillion. The new strategy will set out priorities for 2020 in order to deliver on the European Union's (EU) energy and climate goals, which will require the EU to spend ...

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South East Asia has to Improve Energy Efficiency
South East Asia has to Improve Energy Efficiency

Friday 5th November 2010

SOUTHEAST Asia‘s energy demands are predicted to explode by 76 per cent by 2030, a faster growth rate than the rest of the world leading to a call for improved energy efficiency. “The countries of Southeast Asia are set to play an increasingly important role in global energy markets in the ...

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City Mayors Gather to Tackle Climate Change
City Mayors Gather to Tackle Climate Change

Friday 5th November 2010

MAYORS from some of the world's major cities have today pledged to do their part, using energy efficiency to curb carbon emissions blamed for global warming. The Mayors come from cities who are part of the "C40" group and are in Hong Kong ahead of a major UN climate meeting to ...

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Fiji Calls for Energy Efficiency
Fiji Calls for Energy Efficiency

Thursday 4th November 2010

THE FIJI Electricity Authority (FEA) has suffered from an increase in unbudgeted expenditure for fuel leading them to appeal for energy efficiency to save costs for suppliers and consumers. Authority chief executive Hasmukh Patel says they have tightened operations and reduced costs where possible, which has helped them to save about ...

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New Building Codes to Deliver 30 percent Energy Saving
New Building Codes to Deliver 30 percent Energy Saving

Thursday 4th November 2010

BUILDING officials from across the U.S. have voted for a series of new building energy codes that should help to improve energy efficiency in buildings by 30%. “The votes that will have the most profound impact on national energy and environmental policy this year were not held in Washington or a ...

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$200 Million in Energy Efficiency Loans for Turkey
$200 Million in Energy Efficiency Loans for Turkey

Wednesday 3rd November 2010

THE EUROPEAN Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is offering $200 million in loans to Turkey for energy efficiency and renewable projects. The Turkey Sustainable Energy Financing Facility (Turseff) have been discussing the loan from EBRD the bank which will be made available via loans through Turkish lenders such as Akbank, ...

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$1 Billion Renewables and Energy Efficiency Loan for Philippines
$1 Billion Renewables and Energy Efficiency Loan for Philippines

Wednesday 3rd November 2010

THE ASIAN Development Bank (ADB) is negotiating with the Philippine government to offer $1 billion worth of loans for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Principal planning and coordination specialist at the ADB, Samuel Tumiwa, revealed that the Manila-based development bank has been in talks with the Philippine Departments of Energy, ...

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Commercial Building Disclosure Programme Launches
Commercial Building Disclosure Programme Launches

Tuesday 2nd November 2010

THE AUSTRALIAN Government yesterday welcomed moves to improve the energy efficiency of commercial buildings with the commencement of the Commercial Building Disclosure programme. The Australian Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Mark Dreyfus, launched the Commercial Building Disclosure programme. This programme is regarded as a key step in creating ...

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Festival Sheds Light on Energy Efficiency
Festival Sheds Light on Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 2nd November 2010

FROM tigers to jellyfish, the i Light festival in Singapore is designed to show off the assets of energy efficient lighting. The LED bulbs in the festival lights use seventy percent less energy than regular bulbs and, in businesses translates into sizable savings. i Light Marina Bay is a free ...

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Government Departments hit and miss Energy Reductions
Government Departments hit and miss Energy Reductions

Monday 1st November 2010

YESTERDAY marked the end of the UK Government’s month long challenge to reduce its own energy across many of its ministries and departments. Launched on October 1, the Whitehall energy efficiency competition pitted departments against each other. The results revealed that the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) performed best. According to the ...

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$10 Trillion for Asian Energy Efficiency Projects
$10 Trillion for Asian Energy Efficiency Projects

Monday 1st November 2010

ASIA can get $10 trillion for energy efficiency and sustainability claim the Asian Development Bank (ADB). ADB claim this amount is needed to finance energy efficiency projects across Asia over the next 20 years. The projects will include more efficient use of energy as well as greater reliance on renewable power sources. However, ...

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