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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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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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