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South Africa Needs Energy Efficiency
South Africa Needs Energy Efficiency

Thursday 26th August 2010

AN interesting article on allafrica.com highlights the importance of energy efficiency in South Africa (SA). The author of the piece, Siseko Njobeni, reckons SA will be caught out when their economy recovers and the demand for electricity increases, because currently the country seems to have put energy efficiency on the back ...

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Businesses Urged to Use Energy Efficient Apparatus
Businesses Urged to Use Energy Efficient Apparatus

Monday 23rd August 2010

BUSINESSES have to look at environmental data more closely and consider their office equipment and consumer products to become more energy efficient, at least according to Euan Murray, the general manager of the UK's Carbon Trust Footprinting company. His suggestion is that companies should invest more money into energy saving apparatus ...

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The More Power You Save, the More Money You will Save
The More Power You Save, the More Money You will Save

Tuesday 17th August 2010

TAIPOWER, a Taiwan power company, reported at the weekend that a power-saving drive they launched for July proved very successful, in terms of cutting energy consumption and reducing emissions of CO2. The energy saving initiative was launched in response to a Taiwanese government call for energy saving and carbon reduction. The ...

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Energy Saving Power Cuts Closes Factories
Energy Saving Power Cuts Closes Factories

Monday 16th August 2010

EAST China’s Anhui province has suspended electricity supply to factories and enterprises in the region due to a failure to meet the energy conservation and emission reduction goal set by the provincial government. Many of the factories being closed down are in industries that require high-energy consumption but could still find ...

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Businesses Told they can Save Money Through Energy Saving
Businesses Told they can Save Money Through Energy Saving

Friday 13th August 2010

AUSTRALIAN and New Zealand business leaders reckon they could cut carbon emissions by at least 15 per cent respectively and save money. A report from the Australia-New Zealand Climate Change and Business Conference reckons efforts taken across power, building, industry, forestry, agriculture and transport sectors can lower emissions to the benefit ...

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US Industry Propose GHG and Energy Efficiency Policy
US Industry Propose GHG and Energy Efficiency Policy

Thursday 12th August 2010

THE Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA) have released a report claiming that a package of amendments to the USA’a Clean Air Act, along with financial incentives for energy efficiency investments, would reduce energy related green house gas (GHG) emissions by 13 percent by 2020, relative to baseline conditions. Parts ...

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CRC Scheme 50 Days Left for Business to Register and Start Saving
CRC Scheme 50 Days Left for Business to Register and Start Saving

Wednesday 11th August 2010

WITH just 50 days to go until the end of registration for the UK's Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC), Greg Barker, Energy and Climate Change Minister, is calling on the remaining organisations to register now. Launched in April 2010 the CRC requires large public and private sector organisations to ...

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Malaysia Forming Energy Efficiency Master Plan
Malaysia Forming Energy Efficiency Master Plan

Wednesday 4th August 2010

THE Malaysian Energy, Green Technology and Water Ministry is developing the National Energy Efficiency Master plan ensuring energy efficiency across the country. Minister Datuk Seri Chin Fah Kui said in his address at the Save Our Planet Forum in Kuala Lumpur yesterday: " I am proud to inform you that the government ...

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China's Energy Efficiency Takes a Dip
China's Energy Efficiency Takes a Dip

Tuesday 3rd August 2010

THE Chinese government has announced the country's energy consumption has risen in the last 6 months, the first year on year increase since 2006, despite government pledges to improve energy efficiency in the country. The nation's energy consumption rose by 0.09 per cent in these 6 months, the National Bureau of ...

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Dallas Playing Catch-Up on Energy Efficiency
Dallas Playing Catch-Up on Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 3rd August 2010

THE Texan city of Dallas has been slower to react to energy issues than many of their North Texan neighbours. But the city of Dallas has now taken a strong and forceful approach to greening the city, making up for lost time. Dallas’ Mayor, Tom Leppert, chose to lead by example ...

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Empire State Building's Energy Saving Retrofit Makes Business Sense
Empire State Building's Energy Saving Retrofit Makes Business Sense

Thursday 29th July 2010

THE world famous Empire State Building, a New York City skyline landmark is undergoing a major energy efficiency retrofit that will bring 40% reduction in costs and energy use. The Malkin family have been part owners of the building since 1961 and they now supervise the current building managers W&H Properties. ...

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Turkey's Urgent Need for Energy Efficiency
Turkey's Urgent Need for Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 28th July 2010

Turkey’s 2009 Review shows that the country is likely to see the fastest medium to long-growth energy demand among the IEA member countries according to the study Energy Policies of IEA Countries. Mr Nobuo Tanaka, Executive Director of the IEA said "Turkey has progressed significantly in all areas of energy policy ...

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UK Businesses to face 26 per cent Energy Bill Rise
UK Businesses to face 26 per cent Energy Bill Rise

Tuesday 27th July 2010

UK Businesses' energy bills could rise by 26% in the next decade owing to UK policies to cut emissions, according to reports published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. The estimates came as UK’s Energy Secretary Chris Huhne delivered the first annual energy statement to the British Parliament in ...

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U.S. Commercial Buildings Need Energy Efficiency Retrofit
U.S. Commercial Buildings Need Energy Efficiency Retrofit

Thursday 22nd July 2010

COMMERCIAL building space in the United States covers a total of 79 billion square feet, and buildings are one of the leading sources of energy consumption and carbon emissions. With more than 80% of commercial buildings being more than 10 years old, they also represent a significant opportunity for energy ...

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UK Firms and Organisations Face Energy Use Fines
UK Firms and Organisations Face Energy Use Fines

Wednesday 21st July 2010

ONE third of UK companies could miss the 30th September deadline for registering for the UK's energy efficiency scheme requiring them to reveal information on their energy use, this will result in fines of up to £5000 ($7,644) each, an environmental consultancy revealed yesterday. The UK's mandatory Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy ...

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China Challenges IEA Report
China Challenges IEA Report

Wednesday 21st July 2010

CHINA is challenging the credibility of an International Energy Agency (IEA) report that branded the country the world's top energy consumer, surpassing the United States, claiming that the estimation is inaccurate, according to the Global Times. "The IEA's data on China's energy use is unreliable," Zhou Xian, an official with China's ...

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Index Reveals More Energy Efficiency Needed in Buildings
Index Reveals More Energy Efficiency Needed in Buildings

Monday 19th July 2010

FOR the second year in a row Norway heads a global list of countries who are working towards zero carbon buildings. Second was Brazil followed by the UK in the 2009 RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) ‘Global Zero Carbon Capacity Index’ produced by Professor Yvonne Rydin, a co-director at ...

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Victoria Doubles Energy Efficiency Target
Victoria Doubles Energy Efficiency Target

Friday 16th July 2010

The Victoria State Government in Australia has been strengthening their energy saving scheme, which will now also target businesses. John Brumby, Premier of Victoria, has launched an election climate-change policy, which expands the current energy-saving scheme to target 500,000 small and medium businesses. This has doubled the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET), ...

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Emissions Figures Revised but Tougher Measures in Place
Emissions Figures Revised but Tougher Measures in Place

Friday 16th July 2010

CHINA is again grabbing the energy efficiency headlines after the People’s Republic revised the gains they have made already in energy efficiency over the last four years, with the new calculations purporting that the country has almost achieved it’s five year target early. Although the revised figures seem to put China ...

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Energy Saving Scheme at the Right Time for Property Owners
Energy Saving Scheme at the Right Time for Property Owners

Thursday 15th July 2010

AN expert claims that the UK’s Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Energy Efficiency Scheme is providing property owners with a benchmark enabling them to measure their energy efficiency. Don Jordison, managing director at property investment firm Threadneedle, stated yesterday that the CRC is providing the property industry a "legislative framework with ...

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Canada and New England Together on Energy Efficiency
Canada and New England Together on Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 14th July 2010

A conference held yesterday, in the U.S. State of Massachusetts with the New England Governors and five Eastern Canadian Premiers, outlined a series of key agreements to boost the regions energy efficiency. Governor Debal Patrick said: “As the region that started the Industrial Revolution, the Northeast can also be the region ...

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Australian Standards and Awards for Business Energy Efficiency
Australian Standards and Awards for Business Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 13th July 2010

AN Australian National Energy Savings Scheme is likely to provide a combination of energy efficiency standards and financial rewards for businesses that make long term investments to cut their power use. Rob Murray-Leach, Chief Executive of the Australian Energy Efficiency Council (EEC) said, ''Our position is that a national energy efficiency target ...

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EU Energy Efficiency Legislation Possible
EU Energy Efficiency Legislation Possible

Friday 9th July 2010

THE European Union (EU) may need new legislation to produce the required long term reductions for carbon emissions, so stated the European Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger yesterday during the annual Greenpeace energy revolution roadmap. Oettinger did not advocate any new specific legislation, only hinting that the EU could bring in laws ...

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Energy Efficiency Twice the Impact of Clean Energy
Energy Efficiency Twice the Impact of Clean Energy

Tuesday 6th July 2010

THE International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates that energy efficiency will achieve 65% of the worldwide carbon cuts in the energy sector by 2020. Meaning that by 2020 energy efficiency could have almost twice the impact of renewable energy, nuclear power and clean coal will have, combined. The IEA is an ...

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New Energy Code for NYC Buildings
New Energy Code for NYC Buildings

Tuesday 6th July 2010

NEW YORK'S Department of Buildings launched the New York City Energy Conservation Code last week. It is just one step in New York’s target to cut CO2 emissions by 30 percent by 2030. The new regulations affects lighting, power, and HVAC for renovations and new building projects. The new code is ...

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