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Small Businesses Missing out on Energy Savings
Small Businesses Missing out on Energy Savings

Wednesday 12th January 2011

SMALL businesses in the U.S. spend over $100 billion a year on energy costs yet know little about energy saving or the financial benefits it brings revealed a recent survey. A survey by students of Bentley University in the U.S. of small-business owners across New England in the north east United ...

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MIT Save Big through Energy Efficiencies
MIT Save Big through Energy Efficiencies

Wednesday 12th January 2011

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the U.S. is saving big on energy and hence money all through an ambitious project to reduce electricity use across its sprawling campus. MIT are collaborating with local utility company NSTAR and have exceeded their first-year energy savings goal of their Efficiency Forward programme ...

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Energy Efficiency Law back on After Re-write
Energy Efficiency Law back on After Re-write

Tuesday 11th January 2011

A KEY energy efficiency law is back in U.S. focus after a legislative fix four years after the original bill drew fire from the security industry professionals. U.S. President Barack Obama has signed a revised bill into law after lawmakers rewrote the provisions restricting security industry operations because of a blanket ...

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India to Set Industrial Energy Efficiency Targets
India to Set Industrial Energy Efficiency Targets

Tuesday 11th January 2011

INDIA will release energy efficiency targets for the first time covering industrial sectors in an effort to save 10 million tonnes of energy by 2013-14. The Indian Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) has prepared energy efficiency targets for 580 industrial units in eight industrial sectors - thermal power stations, steel, fertiliser, ...

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Utility Warn of Outages
Utility Warn of Outages

Monday 10th January 2011

SOUTH African power utility company Eskom placed the country on an electricity alert last week, they say they will work to prevent load-shedding but they also need businesses to do their part. At a briefing, Eskom’s chief executive, Brian Dames, said that heavy rains combined with an unplanned shutdown at ...

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Energy Efficiency a Financial Opportunity for Businesses
Energy Efficiency a Financial Opportunity for Businesses

Monday 10th January 2011

ANALYSIS by the UK’s Carbon Trust Advisory Services has confirmed that energy efficiency is a good financial opportunity for companies. The Trust are encouraging business leaders to take a fresh look at the opportunities in their businesses, and have produced an energy efficient paper, not as a 'how-to' guide on ...

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Municipalities to Cash In on Energy Saving
Municipalities to Cash In on Energy Saving

Friday 7th January 2011

NEW JERSEY'S municipalities are set to cash in on energy saving with the help of state grants and after benefitting from federal stimulus money. Tom Johnson reports in NJ Spotlight that the state’s local governments are facing another year of belt tightening, but many towns and counties are banking on cutting ...

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Scottish Universities Face £20 Million Carbon Bill
Scottish Universities Face £20 Million Carbon Bill

Friday 7th January 2011

SCOTTISH universities, currently facing major financial cuts, have been rocked by research that estimates that they face a new tax to cut carbon emissions of up to £20 million. The UK’s Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC) is to apply the tax to higher education institutions across Scotland between 2012 ...

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President Unhappy with Europe's Energy Efficiency Progress
President Unhappy with Europe's Energy Efficiency Progress

Thursday 6th January 2011

EUROPEAN Commission President José Manuel Barroso yesterday announced that he was disappointed by the European Union's (EU) lack of progress on energy efficiency. “While on the renewables we are making a lot of progress and it is now realistic to think that we are going to fulfill our 20 percent target ...

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Programme to Fund Energy Efficiency Upgrades
Programme to Fund Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Wednesday 5th January 2011

THE U.S. state of Missouri’s capital city, Jefferson City, claims to be the states first community to provide aid for businesses and residents to improve their energy efficiency. Jefferson City officials have formed a Clean Energy Development Board that will provide businesses and private property owners funding through municipal bonds for ...

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A Sustainable Energy Future for Bulgaria
A Sustainable Energy Future for Bulgaria

Wednesday 5th January 2011

IN BULGARIA an expert team from the Energy Efficiency Agency (EEA) has developed a draft National Energy Efficiency Strategy document and sent it to energy minister Traicho Traikov for approval. At the energy ministry a work group is to prepare the final version of the document. The strategy is based on ...

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Encouragement for Philippine Energy Efficiency
Encouragement for Philippine Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 4th January 2011

PHILIPPINES Senator Edgardo J. Angara has emphasised that the country needs to be more canny with regards to energy usage and consumption. He also stated the need for a better energy programme to benefit both the providers and the consumers. “Now that we’re facing a new year, it’s time for the government ...

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EU Energy Efficiency Funds Unclaimed
EU Energy Efficiency Funds Unclaimed

Tuesday 4th January 2011

THE EUROPEAN Union (EU) has energy efficiency grants from a reallocated fund worth €8 billion which are still unclaimed, so reports a top European Commission official. Marie Donnelly, director at the European Commission’s DG Energy told EuroActiv that the unclaimed funds are a concern to the EU as they are struggling ...

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Middle East Experiences Largest Rises in Energy Consumption
Middle East Experiences Largest Rises in Energy Consumption

Monday 3rd January 2011

ENERGY consumption in China and the United States is growing quickly, but no region has experienced a greater boom in demand recently than the Middle East. A GE report compared figures from 2007, the most recent year for which data are available through the International Energy Agency and the World Bank, ...

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Energy Efficiency Funding Boost in Bulgaria
Energy Efficiency Funding Boost in Bulgaria

Monday 3rd January 2011

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) intends to establish the "Energy Efficiency for Competitive Industry Financing Facility" in Bulgaria. The Bulgarian Ministry of Economy, Energy and Tourism and the European Commission have asked the EBRD to provide its support in promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy investments in Bulgaria ...

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