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Michigan Push Energy Efficiency
Michigan Push Energy Efficiency

Friday 30th November 2012

STATE Governor of Michigan Rick Snyder in an address this week put energy efficiency at the center of the U.S. state’s energy policy. Snyder called for longer term, adjustable strategies to secure the State’s future energy needs and protect its natural environment. He stated in his address that energy efficiency is ...

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UK Proposal to Cut Energy Use
UK Proposal to Cut Energy Use

Thursday 29th November 2012

Proposals to dramatically reduce electricity demand across the whole UK economy will be published by the Government today. Cutting the amount of electricity used in Britain’s homes, businesses and industry can be much cheaper than paying firms to supply it; saving money through lower bills and reducing the need for new ...

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Australian Sawmill Investing in Energy Efficiency
Australian Sawmill Investing in Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 28th November 2012

AN Australian sawmill is aiming to reduce carbon emissions by almost 36 percent through investing millions in energy efficiency equipment and technology. The Bombala Times of New South Wales reports on local business Dongwha Timbers sawmill, which is benefitting from an AUS$8.2 million grant from the Australian Government’s Clean Technology Investment Program. The ...

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EBRD Energy Efficiency Funding in Belarus Businesses
EBRD Energy Efficiency Funding in Belarus Businesses

Tuesday 27th November 2012

THE European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) are providing an initial $4 million of energy efficiency funding for Belarus’ industry and small to medium businesses. Industry and commerce in Belarus is energy intensive and the finance aims to help the country reduce energy consumption, and cutting carbon emissions. The initial loan ...

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COP-18 Opens In Doha
COP-18 Opens In Doha

Monday 26th November 2012

THE 18th UNFCCC conference, COP18, started in Doha today, but will it take the world further forward in battling climate change and improving energy use? The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change will see 194 countries represented by 17,000 people discussing climate change and trying to reduce worldwide greenhouse gas emissions. Many ...

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Carbon Pricing Producing Positive Effects
Carbon Pricing Producing Positive Effects

Friday 23rd November 2012

AUSTRALIA’S and New Zealand’s largest public listed companies are happier with carbon pricing and are taking more action on energy efficiency than they were in 2011. The Carbon Disclosure Project Australia and New Zealand Climate Change Report 2012, which was written by Deloitte Australia, revealed a 12 percent increase amongst the ...

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Economic Sense of Incentives for Energy Efficiency
Economic Sense of Incentives for Energy Efficiency

Thursday 22nd November 2012

A NEW report from BlueGreen Canada entitled ‘More Bang for our Buck’ explains how the country can create more jobs while cutting harmful emissions. The report claims that Canada’s increasing reliance on oil sands, including the tax incentives given to the gas and oil sectors, is not the best long term ...

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Business Leaders Call for Binding EU Energy Efficiency Targets
Business Leaders Call for Binding EU Energy Efficiency Targets

Wednesday 21st November 2012

REUTERS report that business leaders want the European Union (EU) to set a new binding energy efficiency target. The group went public to ignite a discourse of sustainability aims for 2030, with the European Commission (EC) due soon to issue green policy documents. The group of executives sent a letter yesterday to ...

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Thailand Looks to Introduce Green Building Certification and Codes
Thailand Looks to Introduce Green Building Certification and Codes

Tuesday 20th November 2012

$13 billion over two decades may be needed by Thailand’s energy efficiency and green construction sector, this conclusion comes after a report on energy efficiency spending between 2003 and 2011. Currently the sector is anticipating the positive effect of energy efficiency, green building standards and certification which will drive growth in ...

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Chicago Harbour Awarded for Energy Efficiency
Chicago Harbour Awarded for Energy Efficiency

Monday 19th November 2012

THE Chicago Park District have received a major sustainability award for running the worlds most energy efficient and green marina. The Chicago Park District manage the largest municipal park area in the U.S., and opened the 31st Street Harbor in May at a cost of $103 million. Michael Kelly, Chicago Park District ...

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Jamaica's ESCO Project
Jamaica's ESCO Project

Friday 16th November 2012

THE Jamaican Minister of Labour and Social Security, Derrick Kellier, said improving the island state’s energy efficiency is vital to achieving savings in energy costs of around $10.4 million monthly. Kellier made the statement this week during the launch of the ‘Developing an Energy Services Company (ESCO) in Jamaica’ project, which ...

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President Obama Will Tackle Climate Change
President Obama Will Tackle Climate Change

Thursday 15th November 2012

A WEEK after winning another four years in office, U.S. President Barack Obama held his first press conference and declared his support to combat climate change. A question from New York Times journalist Mark Landler focused on how the President would ‘tackle climate change’. As a politician it may be that Obama ...

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UK Energy Efficiency Strategy
UK Energy Efficiency Strategy

Wednesday 14th November 2012

A CHANGE in energy use in the UK and investment in energy efficiency would increase jobs and could save the equivalent energy produced by 22 power stations by 2020. That is the conclusion of the UK Government’s Energy Efficiency Strategy published yesterday, which looks to change the way we use energy ...

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IEA Calls for Efforts on Energy Efficiency
IEA Calls for Efforts on Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 13th November 2012

THE world’s politicians and other policy makers have been urged by the International Energy Agency (IEA) to concentrate on energy efficiency to combat climate change. Yesterday the IEA released the 2012 World Energy Outlook, annually released providing a report on the global situation with forecasts of energy trends until 2035 along ...

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Energy Efficiency Investment Best for Growth
Energy Efficiency Investment Best for Growth

Monday 12th November 2012

A REPORT from the UK’s Consumer Focus reveals that linking carbon taxes to energy efficiency programmes is an excellent way to boost economic growth, job creation and combating climate change. The report estimates that in the UK alone increasing energy efficiency investment would create 71,000 jobs by 2015, rising to 130,000 ...

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10 Billion EBRD Funding for Energy Efficiency and Renewables
10 Billion EBRD Funding for Energy Efficiency and Renewables

Friday 9th November 2012

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announced this week that since 2006 they have invested €10 billion (over $13 billion) in energy efficiency and sustainable energy. The Bank’s Sustainable Energy Initiative (SEI) was set up in 2006 and has funded 552 energy efficiency and sustainable energy programs and schemes ...

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Health Authority Saves Through Energy Efficiency
Health Authority Saves Through Energy Efficiency

Thursday 8th November 2012

THE National Health Service covering the south west Scottish Area of Ayrshire and Arran has made substantial energy savings and reductions to their carbon emissions across their facilities since 2011. Cost saving estimated to be about £250,000 ($400,225) by taking several energy efficiency and energy saving steps. They replaced inefficient internal ...

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Report Claims U.S. Businesses Waste $60 Billion Annually
Report Claims U.S. Businesses Waste $60 Billion Annually

Wednesday 7th November 2012

United States businesses waste over $60 billion yearly on excess energy costs, offering a massive scope for the energy efficiency industry according to a new report. The study from E Source, who provide unbiased advice and research to utilities and large energy users, reveals the figures after looking at the energy data ...

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Savings from California's Energy Efficiency Programs
Savings from California's Energy Efficiency Programs

Tuesday 6th November 2012

CALIFORNIA, USA, expect to save $4.5 million annually from 70 energy efficiency upgrade projects across state owned buildings and car parks. The state’s Department of General Services revealed that a reduction of around 28,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases will be achieved throughout the programs they have been overseeing. Various energy ...

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Ukraine's Potential for an Energy Revolution
Ukraine's Potential for an Energy Revolution

Monday 5th November 2012

THE International Energy Agency’s (IEA) review of Ukraine’s energy policies highlights how they could have an energy revolution. Improving energy efficiency would be a first step to a far better energy future for the country. Then extracting their own natural gas deposits would help them to remove the need to import ...

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Alternative Financing the Choice for Energy Efficient Programs
Alternative Financing the Choice for Energy Efficient Programs

Friday 2nd November 2012

SIEMENS Financial Services have released a white paper which reveals that many companies are increasing their investment in energy efficiency technology to reduce energy consumption and bills. The report comments that spiraling energy prices are often the motivation behind these efforts, but obstacles have to be overcome to access loans for ...

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Indian State Adopts Building Energy Efficiency Code
Indian State Adopts Building Energy Efficiency Code

Thursday 1st November 2012

THE Indian state of Andhra Pradesh will embrace India’s Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) in 2013, making certain that buildings across the state meet at least minimum energy efficiency standards. India is a rapidly expanding economy, with an even more rapid increase in demand for energy. By adopting the ECBC Andhra ...

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