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Report Reveals SMEs Can Save a Fortune through Energy Efficiencies
Report Reveals SMEs Can Save a Fortune through Energy Efficiencies

Monday 5th July 2010

THE Committee on Climate Change in the UK has underlined the fact that substantial savings are just waiting for small and medium-sized businesses to claim through energy efficiency Although focused on UK SMEs the benefits apply worldwide for any business or organisation. The Committee reported that in the UK, and many other ...

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Taipei's Campaign Targets Heavy Energy Users
Taipei's Campaign Targets Heavy Energy Users

Wednesday 30th June 2010

THE Taipei city government revealed yesterday that it is starting an energy-saving campaign in July aimed at the heavier power users, such as hotels, office buildings and department stores, who will be requested to maintain an indoor temperature no lower than 26 degrees Celsius. Hau Lung-bin, the city mayor, stated that ...

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Indian Cabinet Agree Energy Efficiency Measures
Indian Cabinet Agree Energy Efficiency Measures

Friday 25th June 2010

THE Indian Cabinet have approved the implementation framework of the National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE), one of the eight Missions of India’s National Action Plan on Climate Change. The Mission’s goal is to save 23 million tonne of oil equivalent fuel and to avoid the need to build additional ...

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"Energy Efficiency is Vital for our Future" - EU and Ukraine Coference

Thursday 24th June 2010

“ENERGY efficiency is vital for our future. Demand for energy is growing, and climate change is now at the centre of the political agenda.” So stated James Wilson, the Director of the EU Ukraine Business Council, ahead of a conference focusing on energy efficiency. The European Union (EU) and Ukraine have developed ...

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Office Blocks Need to Provide Energy Efficiency Data
Office Blocks Need to Provide Energy Efficiency Data

Wednesday 23rd June 2010

A draft law was passed by the Australian Federal Government’s lower house yesterday, which states that office block owners will now have to disclose their building's energy efficiency to buyers or lessees. The Australian government aim is for owners of big commercial office buildings to release energy efficiency ratings before ...

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U.S. EPA Reckon American Power Act Could Cut Costs Initially
U.S. EPA Reckon American Power Act Could Cut Costs Initially

Tuesday 22nd June 2010

THE U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stated the proposed American Power Act promoted by Senators John Kerry and Joe Lieberman could initially cut consumer energy costs. The economic analysis of the energy and climate change bill by the EPA, says it would be affordable for both consumers and industry. While energy ...

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Taiwan Council to Create Green Jobs
Taiwan Council to Create Green Jobs

Tuesday 22nd June 2010

THE Taiwanese Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD) revealed yesterday one or two projects are in their plans for this year that will help create green jobs. CEPD is Taiwan’s top economic planning agency and this latest scheme is driven by 2010 being the year of energy conservation and CO2 ...

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Obama Talks Oil Spill and the U.S. Energy Future
Obama Talks Oil Spill and the U.S. Energy Future

Thursday 17th June 2010

BARAK Obama used his Oval Office address on Tuesday to solicit support for a climate and energy bill, with critics complaining there were few details about what his administration wants in Senate legislation. Supporters of a thorough energy and climate legislation were looking for Obama to layout his intentions and plans ...

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Australian Cities are Livable but not Sustainable
Australian Cities are Livable but not Sustainable

Wednesday 16th June 2010

“Australia’s major cities consistently rate among the most livable, but live ability is not the same as sustainability,” said Australian Conservation Foundation’s (ACF) executive director Don Henry, adding: “Australians use more water and energy and own more cars per person than the citizens of almost any other developed country. “Many decades of ...

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China Turns to Industrial Workers for Energy Saving Advice
China Turns to Industrial Workers for Energy Saving Advice

Tuesday 15th June 2010

IN China’s on going efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions the country has started a national campaign to obtain energy saving advice from industrial workers. The programme will run for the rest of 2010 and was initiated by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the All China Federation of ...

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China Take Hard Line on Energy Consumption
China Take Hard Line on Energy Consumption

Monday 14th June 2010

2010 is the final year of China’s 11th Five-Year Plan and hence all the targets of the plan have to be reached by the end of this year. This includes the emission reduction goal and today, China expressed its determination to achieve the target. The Minister of Industry and Information, Li ...

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UK Retailer M&S Reveal £50m Return from Environmental and Efficiency Plan
UK Retailer M&S Reveal £50m Return from Environmental and Efficiency Plan

Monday 14th June 2010

UK supermarket and retailer Marks and Spencer (M&S) has reported on progress of its Plan A - their eco and ethical programme launched in 2007 which included energy efficiency. M&S report that out of the 100 targets they set they have achieved 62 of them, while 30 are ‘on plan’, with ...

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UK Businesses and Organisations Confused Over CRC Scheme
UK Businesses and Organisations Confused Over CRC Scheme

Friday 11th June 2010

ON April 1 this year the UK Government launched the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme, but it seems that about 50 per cent of companies covered by the scheme are uncertain as how it works, how it affects them and what it will cost. The Carbon Reduction Commitment requires UK businesses, government ...

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Malaysia Prime Minister wants a Sustainable Future
Malaysia Prime Minister wants a Sustainable Future

Thursday 10th June 2010

MALAYSIAN Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said today that the 10th Malaysia Plan (10MP) will place emphasis on increasing energy efficiency and on the use of renewable energy to guarantee the sustainability of the environment. The Prime Minister said that relevant guidelines, standards and laws, amongst other measures, would ...

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Toronto Schools make Big Bucks through Energy Efficiencies
Toronto Schools make Big Bucks through Energy Efficiencies

Thursday 10th June 2010

Last year in Canada the Toronto City Summit Alliance, a coalition of civic leaders in the Toronto region which was formed to address challenges to the future of Toronto, set up the Greening Canada Fund and it has offered a fantastic opportunity to Toronto Schools. The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is ...

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Major Initiative to Green the FIFA World Cup Kicks Off
Major Initiative to Green the FIFA World Cup Kicks Off

Tuesday 8th June 2010

THREE days before the kick-off of one of the greatest global sport events on the planet – the FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa – a major initiative to green the World Cup and help reduce carbon emissions was launched in Johannesburg today. The initiative is a result of a ...

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Fossil Fuel Subsidies Need to be Replaced by Energy Efficiency
Fossil Fuel Subsidies Need to be Replaced by Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 8th June 2010

CONCERN is growing over the amount of fossil fuel subsidies being provided by governments, particularly in the developing world, and the affect it is having on climate change and when energy efficiency could fill the gap in the increasing demand for energy. The International Energy Agency (IEA) have published the results ...

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East Asia Promotes Energy Efficiency to Combat Climate Change
East Asia Promotes Energy Efficiency to Combat Climate Change

Monday 7th June 2010

THE World Economic Forum for East Asia, on 7th June, discussed how Asia can promote green technology for energy efficiency. The issue called for the participation of representatives from the Ministries of Natural Resources and Environment of Vietnam, the Republic of Korea (RoK) and the leaders of big businesses. Asia is ...

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Taiwan Premier sets Energy Efficiency Lead for Business
Taiwan Premier sets Energy Efficiency Lead for Business

Friday 4th June 2010

Taiwan's Premier Wu Den-yih stated today that his government will continue promoting low-carbon businesses and communities, as he urged large companies to put greater efforts into adopting new technologies to reduce carbon emissions. Wu said that companies with high carbon emissions should consider revamping their infrastructure and reduce their carbon footprint ...

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Inner Mongolia's Huge Energy Increase from Industry
Inner Mongolia's Huge Energy Increase from Industry

Tuesday 1st June 2010

Xinhua News Agency reports that electricity consumption by energy intensive industries in Inner Mongolia surged this year. The Calcium carbide and ferroalloy sectors consumed 14.571 billion kwh of electricity in the first four months accounting for one third of the whole countries consumption. Industrial electricity consumption in the region soared 41.54% ...

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Queen's Speech Reveal's the UK's New Governments Energy Efficiency Aims
Queen's Speech Reveal's the UK's New Governments Energy Efficiency Aims

Tuesday 25th May 2010

THE Queens Speech yesterday outlines new laws are to be introduced to improve energy efficiency in UK businesses and homes, to promote low carbon emission energy and to secure the country’s energy supply. The Queen's Speech also highlighted that the UK Government would seek global collaboration in combating climate change, particularly ...

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China's Aim to Reach Energy Goals in 2010
China's Aim to Reach Energy Goals in 2010

Tuesday 25th May 2010

CHINA’S five year energy saving and emission reduction goals will be put at the forefront throughout 2010, aiming to meet their targets ahead of global talks at the end of the year. “We would lose the trust from the international community and be pressured during the global climate talks in ...

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"Outlook for Energy" Report Predicts 35% Energy Increase

Monday 24th May 2010

ExxonMobil recently revealed the results of their annual Outlook for Energy Report with the results highlighting the need for energy efficiency. Robert Gardner, ExxonMobil manager of energy and economics, revealed that annual growth of energy consumption will be by 1.2 percent resulting in the world consuming 35 percent more energy in ...

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UK Public Sector Cuts Energy Bills by £650m
UK Public Sector Cuts Energy Bills by £650m

Monday 24th May 2010

The UK public sector is on track to deliver cost savings in excess of half a billion pounds through energy saving projects and can go even further, the UK’s Carbon Trust have claimed. The news was announced as 120 UK public sector organisations including central government departments, local authorities, schools, universities, ...

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Royal Institute Praises EU Energy Efficiency Measures
Royal Institute Praises EU Energy Efficiency Measures

Friday 21st May 2010

The European Union (EU) agreement to introduce measures to improve the energy efficiency of commercial property has been praised by the UK’s Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics - so reports UK Business Property. According to Rics, the new bill will help make business property more environmentally friendly, as well as ...

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