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Australian Carbon Tax Bill Boost for Energy Efficiency
Australian Carbon Tax Bill Boost for Energy Efficiency

Thursday 13th October 2011

THE Australian parliament have passed a controversial carbon pricing plan which will start in July 2012 and will cost the biggest greenhouse gas emitters $23 per ton of carbon emitted. The carbon pricing scheme, which is expected to get the Australian Senate’s approval in November, has been sensitive politically for Prime ...

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Pakistan Increases Energy Efficiency Actions
Pakistan Increases Energy Efficiency Actions

Wednesday 12th October 2011

PAKISTAN is again looking to introduce a shorter working week in government departments and a staggered weekly holiday for industry in an effort to reduce energy demand. A special cabinet meeting is to be held on Wednesday and is set to approve energy conservation measures, including a two-day holiday during a ...

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Milwaukee Launches Energy Efficiency Programme for Businesses
Milwaukee Launches Energy Efficiency Programme for Businesses

Wednesday 12th October 2011

THE Mayor of Milwaukee, U.S., Tom Barrett has announced four innovative business funding products which is part of the Milwaukee Energy Efficiency (Me2) program. The financing is purposed to assist businesses and other non-residential properties in the city to complete energy-efficiency projects. BizTimes.com reports Barrett as saying: “Smart businesses understand the ...

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Euro Budget Targets Energy Efficiency and Renewables
Euro Budget Targets Energy Efficiency and Renewables

Tuesday 11th October 2011

ENERGY efficiency and renewable energy look set to be an investment priority under the new €346 billion European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) budget. There will be 11 investment priorities for ERDF budget for 2014-2020 being discussed in Brussels this week, with energy efficiency and renewables being identified as two areas that ...

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Energy Efficiency and Renewables Better for Florida and Georgia
Energy Efficiency and Renewables Better for Florida and Georgia

Tuesday 11th October 2011

A NEW report reckons the U.S. States of Florida and Georgia would be better served by investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy resources, rather than building new nuclear reactors. The report, “Big Risks, Better Alternatives,” was released today by Synapse Energy Economics, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based consulting and research firm. ...

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EIB Provide €500M Loan to Brazil for Energy Efficiency and Renewables
EIB Provide €500M Loan to Brazil for Energy Efficiency and Renewables

Monday 10th October 2011

THE European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a €500 million loan to The Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) of Brazil for projects in the renewable energy sector and improved energy efficiency. The objective of this operation is to support investments that generate environmental benefits with respect to combating climate change. Schemes will ...

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Interregional Exhibition on Energy Efficiency in North Ossetia
Interregional Exhibition on Energy Efficiency in North Ossetia

Monday 10th October 2011

An exhibition will be held in Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia, later this month to “explore issues of energy conservation and efficiency and ways to organise strong relationships within the business community.” The Russian Energy Agency (REA), the Federal State Budget Institution, North Ossetian branch of the Russian Ministry of Energy together with ...

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European Green Building Space to Almost Quadruple by 2016
European Green Building Space to Almost Quadruple by 2016

Saturday 8th October 2011

A NEW report on improving energy efficiency in Europe’s commercial buildings from clean technology analysts Pike Research predicts a four fold increase over the next four to five years. The European Union (EU) has adopted “20-20-20” targets that call for 20 percent reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, the increase of renewables ...

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ROC President Reveals Future Energy Goals
ROC President Reveals Future Energy Goals

Friday 7th October 2011

MA Ying-jeou, President of the Republic of China, yesterday laid out the future of Taiwan as a green country with sustainable development. Ma’s remarks were made during a the third of a series of news conferences outlining his 10-year plan for Taiwan, elaborating his vision for the environment, education and culture. Highlighting ...

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Kesko Save Big with Energy Efficiency
Kesko Save Big with Energy Efficiency

Thursday 6th October 2011

KESKO, a Finnish retailing conglomerate, with about 2,000 stores in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, and Belarus, has made great headway in saving energy through energy efficiency measures. Kesko has saved 34 GWh (gigawatt-hours) of energy in 2008-2010, which represents more than half of its target. In the trading ...

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Netherlands Failing to Reach Energy Saving Targets
Netherlands Failing to Reach Energy Saving Targets

Thursday 6th October 2011

THE Netherlands Court of Audit, which checks that the government spends public funds and conducts policy as intended, reports there been been a failure for years to achieve energy saving targets. Due to this failure the Court of Audit reckons it is doubtful that the Netherlands will meet the agreed EU ...

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European Energy Efficiency Lighting Market to Grow
European Energy Efficiency Lighting Market to Grow

Wednesday 5th October 2011

NEW research predicts steady growth is forecast for the European lighting market across all sectors with retail and hospitality experiencing fast growth due to their preponderance of expensive decorative lighting. The market will be driven by the shift towards more intelligent and energy efficient lighting. In particular, the predicted "LED revolution" ...

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Thailand to Complete First Energy Master Plan
Thailand to Complete First Energy Master Plan

Wednesday 5th October 2011

THE government of Thailand is in the process of completing their first national energy master plan, incorporating three current energy-related plans. The new master plan, is to be completed over the next few months and will include a forecast of the country's oil and gas consumption. Thailand's 20-year power development plan (PDP) ...

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Formation of Industry-led UK Green Deal Consortium
Formation of Industry-led UK Green Deal Consortium

Tuesday 4th October 2011

THE Green Deal Finance Company – an industry-led consortium investigating how to finance the best value Green Deal option for UK consumers is formed An industry-led consortium has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop the business plan for a not-for-profit organisation, The Green Deal Finance Company (TGDFC), to finance ...

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EBRD Extends €225M for Turkish Energy Efficiency and Renewables
EBRD Extends €225M for Turkish Energy Efficiency and Renewables

Tuesday 4th October 2011

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has extended financing facilities to support Turkey’s investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects to increase energy savings and reduce carbon emissions. With the extension of the mid-size Sustainable Energy Financing Facility, or MidSEFF, originally launched in December 2010, the Bank will ...

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$1 Million Available for Energy Efficiency Improvements in Tennessee
$1 Million Available for Energy Efficiency Improvements in Tennessee

Monday 3rd October 2011

THE U.S. State of Tennessee is to receive a further funding boost of $1 million to improve energy efficiency across the state. The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development have announced that applications for a third round of Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants (EECBG) will be accepted beginning on ...

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Uganda turns to Energy Efficiency and Renewables
Uganda turns to Energy Efficiency and Renewables

Monday 3rd October 2011

UGANDA’S Government is looking to energy efficiency and renewables to overcome inconsistent energy supply, enforced load shedding and ever increasing energy prices. Irene Muloni, Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, said during the opening of the Energy Efficiency exhibition in Mbale (Eastern Uganda) that the, "Government is aware that Ugandans are ...

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