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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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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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