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£1 Billion Energy Efficiency Savings Available to Public Sector
£1 Billion Energy Efficiency Savings Available to Public Sector

Friday 26th November 2010

THE UK’s Carbon Trust have revealed that the country’s public sector could save £1 billion and shed 46 million tonnes of CO2 a year by improving energy efficiency. The Carbon Trust, a UK government-backed advisory body, have determined several "immediate opportunities" for public organisations to save energy and reduce emissions including, ...

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Save Energy, Costs and Emissions by Closing that Door
Save Energy, Costs and Emissions by Closing that Door

Wednesday 24th November 2010

NEW research proves that closing shop doors in winter saves up to 50% in energy usage and carbon emissions. Often shops and stores leave their main doors open to attract custom, but this open door policy is not environmentally friendly let alone costly. New research from Cambridge University in the UK proves ...

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EU Must Triple Emission Reduction Efforts
EU Must Triple Emission Reduction Efforts

Wednesday 24th November 2010

EUROPES leading role in climate change is being slowed by a lack of action and policy implementation, so report the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) International and analysts Ecofys in a report released today. A new tracking tool launched today reveals that only a third of the necessary action needed ...

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China's Latest Five-Year Plan
China's Latest Five-Year Plan

Tuesday 23rd November 2010

CHINA have revealed details of their latest five-year plan, 2011 to 2015, which will include targets to curb carbon emissions and energy use, according to Xinhua. In a statement released after Friday's Chinese national leadership team meeting on combating climate change, the government announced that it will include targets to curb ...

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Call for Enforcement of Energy Conservation Law
Call for Enforcement of Energy Conservation Law

Friday 19th November 2010

A SENIOR Chinese legislator has stressed that their Energy Conservation Law must be strictly enforced as the country seeks to build an energy-saving and environmental-friendly society. Chen Zhili, vice chairwoman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, China's top legislature, made the comments after she headed a team of ...

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CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme Consultation
CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme Consultation

Thursday 18th November 2010

UK ORGANISATIONS in both the private and public sector gave a cautious welcome to governmental proposals to simplify the UK’s energy efficiency Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) scheme. Many companies and organisations are still feeling stunned by the UK government's shock decision to retain any revenue it raises through the CRC, rather ...

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Energy Efficiency Programme for Pakistan's Industry
Energy Efficiency Programme for Pakistan's Industry

Wednesday 17th November 2010

PAKISTAN is suffering from the worst ever energy crisis that is adversely affecting almost all sectors of the economy, particularly the industrial sector. The problem has been getting progressively worse throughout the year, with these pages reporting earlier how Pakistan’s government has been enforcing earlier closing times for offices and factories ...

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Potential 30-50 Percent Energy Savings for China
Potential 30-50 Percent Energy Savings for China

Wednesday 17th November 2010

OFFICIAL news sources in China have revealed that the country has the potential to save 30 to 50 percent energy during the next 10 years. The financial savings and environmental impact would be substantial and also help the country to stay within its target for energy intensity set for the next ...

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Increasing Risks for Business from Energy Use
Increasing Risks for Business from Energy Use

Tuesday 16th November 2010

BUSINESS face increasing financial, legislative and reputational risks associated with energy use, so warns a new white paper commissioned by utility giant npower from the London School of Economics (LSE). Organisations need to put in place effective plans now to reduce their exposure to future risks, this is the key finding ...

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Energy Efficiency and Low Carbon to Benefit SMEs
Energy Efficiency and Low Carbon to Benefit SMEs

Monday 15th November 2010

THE CONFEDERATION of British Industry (CBI) is urging small to medium-sized businesses to act on green opportunities in their businesses through energy efficiency and low carbon products. The CBI and Lloyds Banking Group, issued a joint statement today calling for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to improve their energy efficiency and ...

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EPA Push Energy Efficiency to Cut Emissions
EPA Push Energy Efficiency to Cut Emissions

Friday 12th November 2010

THE U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have stated that energy efficiency is the best way to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to protect the environment. The EPA has advised U.S. State agencies to turn to the best available control technology (BACT) to find cost-effective ways to cut emissions under the ...

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London's Lights Left On
London's Lights Left On

Friday 12th November 2010

THE LONDON Assembly’s Environment Committee is starting an investigation into why lights are left on in London’s workplaces and shops and what can be done about it. Leaving lights on in empty or near empty buildings all through the night has an environmental and financial impact raising the question as to why ...

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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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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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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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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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Indian Foundries urged to become Energy Efficient
Indian Foundries urged to become Energy Efficient

Monday 25th October 2010

POWER quality and availability is a major stumbling block for the growth of the foundry industry in India, according to N. Krishna Samaraj, the Managing Director of Magna Electro Casting. Samaraj inaugurated a workshop on “Strategies to Promote Energy Efficiency in the Foundry Sector” organised by the Southern India Engineering Manufacturers' ...

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Mid-East Tourism must Save Energy
Mid-East Tourism must Save Energy

Monday 25th October 2010

HUGE cost saving energy-efficient solutions need to be implemented throughout the Middle East's tourism industry if it is to continue to grow, claims an influential industry figure. Louis Hakim, Chairman of Philips Middle East - who will be speaking at next month's World Green Tourism Abu Dhabi conference - believes the ...

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Change In CRC Scheme Positive for Energy Efficiency
Change In CRC Scheme Positive for Energy Efficiency

Thursday 21st October 2010

"REVENUE raised from the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Energy Efficiency Scheme will be used to support the public finances, rather than recycled to participants." So announced the UK’s Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) surprising the countries commerce, industry and the public sectors. The UK Government has now said it ...

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EU Delay GHG Reduction Target Increase
EU Delay GHG Reduction Target Increase

Tuesday 19th October 2010

EUROPEAN UNION (EU) ENVIRONMENT ministers meeting in Brussels have delayed a decision until next year on increasing Europe’s emissions reduction target from 20% to 30%. We have carried several reports on these pages over recent weeks of the need to increase the target for reducing green house gas (GHG) emissions through ...

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UK Property Industry to get Common Energy Efficiency Language
UK Property Industry to get Common Energy Efficiency Language

Tuesday 19th October 2010

THE UK property industry has agreed on common metrics for measuring energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions. In “Establishing the Ground Rules for Property”, a new report by the Green Property Alliance gives investors and tenants the first ever set of industry-agreed metrics that can be used to measure and compare ...

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Hotels Ripe for Energy Efficiency Benefits
Hotels Ripe for Energy Efficiency Benefits

Tuesday 19th October 2010

THE U.S. Environmental Protection Agency claim that American hotels spend around $2,200 per room on energy annually, about six percent of all operating costs presenting an opportunity for major savings.   A reduction in energy consumption of just twenty per cent could be the same as raising the average annual room rate ...

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Government Energy Efficiency Targets need Building Upgrade Framework
Government Energy Efficiency Targets need Building Upgrade Framework

Tuesday 19th October 2010

GOVERNMENTS could reduce their energy consumption by as much as 20 percent by encouraging investors to upgrade buildings to make them more energy efficient, claims an energy expert. Investment opportunities open to officials could be worth as much as $300 billion a year worldwide through the creation of an investing in ...

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Energy Efficiency instead of Carbon Cap
Energy Efficiency instead of Carbon Cap

Monday 18th October 2010

IN THE absence of a U.S. national policy to put a cap on carbon emissions more emphasis needs to be put on energy efficiency, according to energy and environmental experts. Energy efficiency advocates reckon the potential benefits to the environment, the economy and balance sheets cannot be ignored. In a 2007 ...

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