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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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Property Developer Enjoys 23 Per Cent Energy Savings
Property Developer Enjoys 23 Per Cent Energy Savings

Monday 4th October 2010

AN ENERGY efficiency drive by a commercial property developer based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, has slashed their energy bill by 23 per cent. The Vancouver Sun reports on Jawl Properties and the results of an energy audit of their 14 commercial buildings in Victoria. The newspaper states that the ...

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Energy Audits Lead to Energy Savings
Energy Audits Lead to Energy Savings

Monday 4th October 2010

BRUNEI business leaders and decision makers have been learning how to save energy, money and the environment through energy audits and energy management. Brunei's Director of Electrical Services, Hj Jamain Hj Julaihi, highlighted during the Promotion of Energy Efficiency and Conservation seminar-workshop that energy audits on buildings identify areas where energy ...

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Report Highlights Importance of Energy Efficiency for the Future
Report Highlights Importance of Energy Efficiency for the Future

Friday 1st October 2010

DENMARK’S energy future lies in energy efficiency and renewables according to a report from the government’s climate commission. The report by the Klimakomissionen states that the ever increasing costs of fossil fuels and green house gas reduction actions, if combined with improved energy efficiency, makes the cost of the change “surprisingly ...

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U.S. Programme on Energy Awareness Starts
U.S. Programme on Energy Awareness Starts

Friday 1st October 2010

OCTOBER is Energy Awareness Month in the U.S., issues associated with energy conservation will be addressed to kick-start energy efficiency across the nation leading to financial and environmental savings. The 2010 Energy Awareness Month theme is POWERING AMERICA; We're On Target. The theme shows how, across the nation, Federal agencies continue ...

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Energy Efficiency can Power Latin America's Growth
Energy Efficiency can Power Latin America's Growth

Thursday 30th September 2010

At a major Forum in Mexico energy efficiency has been highlighted as Latin America’s new growth engine as the continent progresses with a 5-6 per cent expansion rate, as it recovers from global recession. The importance of energy efficiency was discussed at the Energy Efficiency and Access Forum held in Mexico ...

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CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme Needs Simplifying
CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme Needs Simplifying

Tuesday 28th September 2010

THE UK’s Committee on Climate Change has recommended that the UK government re-designs the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) energy efficiency scheme before the second phase, primarily to reduce its complexity. The mandatory CRC scheme was introduced in April this year to force UK businesses like banks, hotels, hospitals and schools ...

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Taiwanese Company Saves Over $47.5 Million on Energy Bills
Taiwanese Company Saves Over $47.5 Million on Energy Bills

Tuesday 28th September 2010

TAIWANESE company Chimei Innolux, a world-leading TFT-LCD products manufacturer, saved over $47.5 million on their electricity bills last year,and in so doing won a national corporate energy conservation award. Hsu Shu-fu, head of Chimei Innolux’s operations, said the company saved the money in its seven factory buildings: “It is by no means ...

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Debswana Diamonds Aim to Reduce Energy Consumption
Debswana Diamonds Aim to Reduce Energy Consumption

Monday 27th September 2010

DIAMOND mining giant, Debswana Diamond Company, is making long-term plans to reduce its total energy use and greenhouse gas emissions by at least 20 percent by the year 2020. Botswana based Debswana, the world's leading producer of diamonds by value, has a mission to mine and recover diamonds safely and ...

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A Quarter of a Million Jobs from Green Deal
A Quarter of a Million Jobs from Green Deal

Wednesday 22nd September 2010

THE UK government’s Green Deal to radically overhaul the energy efficiency of small businesses and homes could support a quarter of a million jobs over the next 20 years. The prediction was announced today by the UK Energy Secretary Chris Huhne in a press release by the Department of Energy and ...

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U.S. Federal Agencies Submit Plans to Improve Energy Efficiency
U.S. Federal Agencies Submit Plans to Improve Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 21st September 2010

U.S. FEDERAL agencies have revealed their plans for meeting the U.S. President’s call to improve energy efficiency and environmental performance, reducing green house gases emissions by 28% by 2020. The 2009 Executive Order issued by the American President Barack Obama requested the 56 federal agencies to devise environmental plans enabling them ...

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China Set to Miss Energy Saving Target
China Set to Miss Energy Saving Target

Friday 17th September 2010

CHINA’S energy efficiency programme may have been set back several years according to a senior Chinese official, with this years reduction in energy intensity unlikely to be achieved. China’s efforts to revive its economy on the back of the global slump is being blamed for the set back. The booming economy ...

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€9 Million Energy Efficiency Grant Produces €70 Million Savings
€9 Million Energy Efficiency Grant Produces €70 Million Savings

Thursday 16th September 2010

IRISH Minister Eamon Ryan announced on Tuesday that €9 million will be made available in grants to 43 companies to reduce their energy bills by €70 million. The Minster for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources for the Irish government made the announcement at the Mansion House in Dublin, who happen to ...

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Houston's Green Office Challenge
Houston's Green Office Challenge

Thursday 16th September 2010

THE Texan city of Houston in the U.S. yesterday announced their Green Office Challenge, an initiative to get city offices to save energy with the added incentive of low-interest energy-efficiency loans. Houston Mayor Annise Parker stated: "We're probably the most over-air-conditioned city in the world...There's a lot of opportunity to ...

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10 Week Analysis Highlights $350 Million Energy Savings
10 Week Analysis Highlights $350 Million Energy Savings

Wednesday 15th September 2010

A STAGGERING $350 million savings from energy efficiency was identified by just 51 MBA students on summer fellowship programmes at U.S. Fortune 1000 companies. The complete figures are impressive, alongside $350 million in net operating savings over considered project lifetimes there were also reductions of 400,000 metric tons of annual greenhouse ...

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Beijing Wields Energy Saving Iron-Fist over Anping Action
Beijing Wields Energy Saving Iron-Fist over Anping Action

Friday 10th September 2010

CHINA’S industrial heartland has been thrown into chaos after Beijing use their promised 'iron-fist' to impose energy and carbon emission cuts.

 As we reported earlier this week the local government in Anping region cut power to hospitals, schools, homes and other public facilities, even switching off traffic lights, all in a ...

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HSBC Report Reveals Very Bright Future for Energy Saving Industry
HSBC Report Reveals Very Bright Future for Energy Saving Industry

Tuesday 7th September 2010

HSBC Bank’s "Sizing the climate economy" report, released on Monday, suggest a bright future for energy efficiency and related industries, with a possible tripling in value. The report claims that the world's low-carbon energy market is likely to treble by 2020 and that rising concerns about resource scarcity would support broad ...

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Energy Efficiency Vital for Public Sector with new Scheme
Energy Efficiency Vital for Public Sector with new Scheme

Tuesday 31st August 2010

The UK’s CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme, formerly known as the Carbon Reduction Commitment, requires businesses and organisations which are intensive energy users to register on the scheme by the end of September, then they will have to buy British government permits for the carbon emissions their operations produce. The Scheme will ...

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