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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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China to set Tough Energy Efficiency Goals
China to set Tough Energy Efficiency Goals

Monday 18th October 2010

THE Financial Times (FT) reports that Chinese leaders met this weekend to finalise the country’s 12th five-tear plan which includes targets for energy efficiency and CO2 emissions. Today the plenum of the Central Committee of the Communist party will complete the plan which will go for approval from next years National ...

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States doing more on Energy Efficiency than U.S. Government
States doing more on Energy Efficiency than U.S. Government

Friday 15th October 2010

THE United States Congress may have failed to implement climate and energy legislation in 2010 but states across the country achieved major new strides as they nearly doubled their energy efficient budgets. This is according to the 2010 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard from the nonprofit and independent American Council for an ...

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Commercial Property Energy Efficiency Upgrades worth $190 Billion
Commercial Property Energy Efficiency Upgrades worth $190 Billion

Thursday 14th October 2010

A NEW report has estimated that the market potential for energy efficiency retrofits or upgrades in commercial real estate in the U.S. is projected be worth $190 billion over the next ten years. The report from the Urban Land Institute (ULI), entitled "New Tools. New Rules”, acknowledges that retrofitting commercial building ...

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Governments are Losing Out on Energy Efficiency Savings
Governments are Losing Out on Energy Efficiency Savings

Tuesday 12th October 2010

MANY governments are losing out on huge savings because they fail to capitalise on the full potential of energy efficiency, so claim the International Energy Agency (IEA). The new IEA series Policy Pathways: Showing the way to energy efficiency implementation looks to bridge this energy efficiency implementation gap. Presenting the new series ...

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Maldives Need Energy Efficiency for Development
Maldives Need Energy Efficiency for Development

Monday 11th October 2010

MALDIVES’ President Mohamed Nasheed has called for improvements in energy efficiency plus investment in renewable energy, with the aim of reducing electricity bills and dependence on imported oil. President Nasheed was addressing the “Eco-Symposium”, held in Baa atoll, which aimed to explore how the travel and tourism industry, vital to the ...

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Australia needs Carbon Price to Achieve Desired Energy Efficiency
Australia needs Carbon Price to Achieve Desired Energy Efficiency

Friday 8th October 2010

AUSTRALIA’S Federal Government commissioned a report which states that the country should increase its energy efficiency by 30 per cent over the next decade. The report by the Australian prime minister's taskforce was handed to the cabinet in July but is published today and states that the best way to achieve ...

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Energy Efficiency Sweet Pill  saves Pfizer $2.6 million in 2009
Energy Efficiency Sweet Pill saves Pfizer $2.6 million in 2009

Thursday 7th October 2010

PHARMACEUTICAL giant Pfizer has announced that it saved on average $1.4 million annually by installing energy-efficient light fixtures, timers and occupancy sensors in just one of its facilities. Pfizer’s Kalamazoo, Michigan facility made the saving each year between 2004 and 2009, with savings last year alone totaling $2.6 million, according to ...

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State Government Buildings to Save 25 per cent of Energy
State Government Buildings to Save 25 per cent of Energy

Tuesday 5th October 2010

PUNJAB state government buildings in northern India are looking forward to energy savings of between 20-25 per cent via efforts by the state’s energy efficiency agency. Having received a 5 star rating from the Indian Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) for its office building, The Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) is ...

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