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The Hidden Cost of Power
The Hidden Cost of Power

Friday 29th June 2012

A STUDY of UK households has revealed the amount of wasted energy from leaving appliances on standby - for the commercial and industiral sectors the losses must be greater. Computers, televisions and other electrical products plugged in but not in use or left on standby cost the UK up to £1.3 ...

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£8m Green Scheme is Major Boost for South West England
£8m Green Scheme is Major Boost for South West England

Thursday 28th June 2012

A NEW £8 million energy efficiency and micro-generation initiative has been launched this month for the South West of England by the UK’s Energy Saving Trust and Regen SW. The initiative – Ready for Retrofit – the £8m programme will help local businesses prepare for the eco-refurbishment of tens of thousands ...

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Rio+20 Focus on Future but Claims of Failure on Sustainability
Rio+20 Focus on Future but Claims of Failure on Sustainability

Wednesday 27th June 2012

THE Rio+20 Conference produced 100 commitments and actions for sustainable energy but environmental groups have still dubbed it a failure. United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said at the end of the conference: “Sustainable Energy for All provides a powerful model for the future. This initiative is already mobilizing significant action ...

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Energy Savings Boost the Coffers of Provinces
Energy Savings Boost the Coffers of Provinces

Tuesday 26th June 2012

A NEW report reveals that Canadian Provinces who promote energy efficiency and lose tax revenue from reduced sales of energy more than make up the loss due to increased competitiveness. The report from Environment Northeast, a non-profit organisation who promote clean energy and actions to combat climate change, produced the report ...

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European Commission Calls for UK to Change Reduced Tax for Energy Saving Materials
European Commission Calls for UK to Change Reduced Tax for Energy Saving Materials

Monday 25th June 2012

THE European Commission has asked the UK to amend its legislation which allows a reduced tax rate, Value Added Tax (VAT), for the supply and installation of "energy-saving materials". The Commission claims that the UK’s VAT ruling on this goes beyond the scope allowed under the EU VAT Directive. Under EU VAT ...

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Aggressive Energy Efficiency Goals Transform the Building Industry
Aggressive Energy Efficiency Goals Transform the Building Industry

Friday 22nd June 2012

DESPITE significant growth and much publicity, the green construction and technology market has plenty of potential across commercial building stock worldwide.  Today, the spread of sophisticated building automation systems (BAS), which take advantage of the convergence of information technology (IT) data and building data, is helping drive significant growth in ...

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LED Lamps to Provide $100 Billion in Global Energy Savings
LED Lamps to Provide $100 Billion in Global Energy Savings

Thursday 21st June 2012

THE widespread adoption of retrofit LED lamps will create global energy savings worth $100 billion over the next five years, according to a recent report from IMS Research. Although the use of LED lamps for general lighting is not currently widespread, IMS Research report Opportunities for Power Components in LED Lighting ...

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"We need a green, clean revolution."

Wednesday 20th June 2012

THE Climate Group have launched The Clean Revolution Campaign at the Rio+20 Earth Summit, where world leaders shared their visions for a low carbon world with a thriving economy. The Climate Group is an independent, not-for-profit organisation whose aim is to inspire and catalyze leadership for a low carbon future for ...

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EU Deal on Energy Efficiency Directive
EU Deal on Energy Efficiency Directive

Tuesday 19th June 2012

THE European Parliament, Commission and Council agreed a deal on the EU’s Energy Efficiency Directive last week, but as predicted on these pages recently it has fallen short of its initial targets. The initial aim was to achieve 20 percent energy savings by 2020, which the blocs leaders agreed three years ...

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Financial Giants to Invest $40 Billion into Clean Energy Projects
Financial Giants to Invest $40 Billion into Clean Energy Projects

Monday 18th June 2012

OVER the next decade U.S. financial giants Goldman Sachs will invest $40 billion into clean energy projects globally, according to media reports. The bank, who have already provided investment worth $4.8 billion into clean energy companies globally, is increasing their commitment due to the expanding desire of nations such as China ...

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IEA Say Technology Can Answer World's Energy Challenge
IEA Say Technology Can Answer World's Energy Challenge

Friday 15th June 2012

THE International Energy Agency (IEA) this week released a major publication about energy saving technology that they claim will transform the world’s energy systems. The technology has the potential to drastically reduce carbon emissions, enhance energy security and generate a huge investment return according to the IEA. The book, Energy Technology Perspectives ...

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Savings From South Africa's Business Energy Saving Programmes
Savings From South Africa's Business Energy Saving Programmes

Thursday 14th June 2012

ESKOM, the South African utility company, is delighted with the results so far from their energy saving programmes. South Africa’s Independent Online reports that a total of 46 businesses had committed to saving electricity, and so far they have achieved average demand savings of 261 megawatts (MW) during evening peak periods. ...

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Cities Need More Funding for Green Growth
Cities Need More Funding for Green Growth

Wednesday 13th June 2012

IN a new report from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) 82% of cities identify the potential for economic growth as a result of climate change mitigation and adaptation. More than half the participating cities identify opportunities to create green jobs and new business initiatives. Despite the substantial prospects for green ...

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$50 Billion Sustainability Finance from Bank of America
$50 Billion Sustainability Finance from Bank of America

Tuesday 12th June 2012

THE Bank of America yesterday announced a new 10-year, $50 billion environmental business goal to help address climate change, reduce demands on natural resources and advance lower-carbon economic solutions. The Bank has also introduced significant new goals to reduce the environmental impact of its own operations. The new goal, effective from ...

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Bangladesh Businesses get Energy-Efficiency Financing
Bangladesh Businesses get Energy-Efficiency Financing

Monday 11th June 2012

EASTERN Bank Ltd. (EBL) in Bangladesh has developed the first Sustainable Energy Finance loan for the country to help companies implement energy-saving measures and boosting the competitiveness of private enterprises who take out such loans. Eastern Bank developed EBL Green Credit, with assistance from the South Asia Enterprise Development Facility, managed ...

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New Energy Find Could Offset Nearly a Quarter of U.S. Power Use
New Energy Find Could Offset Nearly a Quarter of U.S. Power Use

Friday 8th June 2012

THE U.S. now has a major new source of energy that could rival the contribution made to the economy by natural gas, coal, and nuclear power, according to a report released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). The report concludes that up to about a quarter (22 percent) ...

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Improved Energy Efficiency Building Standards for California
Improved Energy Efficiency Building Standards for California

Thursday 7th June 2012

IN a move to reduce energy costs and saving consumers money the U.S. State of California Energy Commission unanimously approved energy efficiency standards for new commercial and residential buildings. "Improving the energy efficiency of buildings in which we will live and work will save Californians energy for decades," said Energy Commissioner ...

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EU Official Speaks Out on Lack of Rio+20 Progress
EU Official Speaks Out on Lack of Rio+20 Progress

Wednesday 6th June 2012

THE EU Commissioner for Environment, Janez Potocnik, has spoken out about the lack of progress in Rio+20 negotiations, highlighting the importance of sustainability. Rio+20 will take place in Brazil on 20-22 June to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), in Rio de ...

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As Number One Energy Consumer China Must Improve Energy Efficiency
As Number One Energy Consumer China Must Improve Energy Efficiency

Friday 1st June 2012

WITH China being the world's second largest economy, it is no surprise that it has passed the United States as the largest energy consumer - so reports China Daily. The reason for the new number one spot for energy consumption has a lot to do with China also having the world’s ...

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