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Australia's Energy Efficiency Opportunities Program Saves Emissions and Money
Australia's Energy Efficiency Opportunities Program Saves Emissions and Money

Tuesday 6th April 2010

IN July 2006 the Australian federal government set up the Energy Efficiency Opportunities Program (EEO), which has recently produced a report on energy efficiency which highlights the environmental and financial benefits of energy efficiency. The EEO’s primary aim is helping large energy consumers to recognise opportunities to improve energy efficiency. ...

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Companies Suffer Creditbility Gap in Sustainability Reporting
Companies Suffer Creditbility Gap in Sustainability Reporting

Thursday 1st April 2010

CLIMATE and sustainability data reported by some of the world's largest companies suffer from a credibility gap, a new report found, primarily because companies fail to have the information verified. Smart Sustainability’s new report suggests that the carbon and sustainability data put out by FTSE 350 companies is lacking in credibility. ...

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UKs CRC Scheme Starts April 1 - Are UK Businesses Ready?
UKs CRC Scheme Starts April 1 - Are UK Businesses Ready?

Wednesday 31st March 2010

THE CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme is the UK’s new legally binding climate change and energy saving scheme that aims to reduce the energy consumption in commercial buildings. Compliance failures, such as incorrect reporting, pose the greatest risk to both reputation and the bottom line for participant organisations. Research shows two thirds ...

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U.S. Cities with the Most Energy Efficient Buildings
U.S. Cities with the Most Energy Efficient Buildings

Wednesday 24th March 2010

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a list of U.S. metropolitan areas with the largest number of energy efficient buildings that earned EPA’s Energy Star in 2009. The list is headed by Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Denver, Chicago, Houston, Lakeland, Dallas-Fort Worth, Atlanta and New York. Energy efficiency ...

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Local Authority Aims to Save Millions Through Energy Efficiency
Local Authority Aims to Save Millions Through Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 23rd March 2010

Bury, a medium sized town in Greater Manchester, North West England, is aiming to save millions through energy efficiency. Bury's local authority has unveiled plans to divert greater attention to cheap energy usage and sustainability. Bury Council said it plans to reduce its carbon emissions by 35 per cent by 2014 ...

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South Africa to get Mandatory Energy Efficiency Standards
South Africa to get Mandatory Energy Efficiency Standards

Thursday 18th March 2010

Businesses in South Africa can expect mandatory energy efficiency standards, for both fuel and buildings, in a new climate change policy being drawn up, environmental lawyer and consultant Andrew Gilder told a conference in Johannesburg yesterday. Regulations for mandatory emissions monitoring and reporting would also be developed as part of this ...

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Australian Study Reveals Benefits of Energy Efficiency
Australian Study Reveals Benefits of Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 17th March 2010

Improving energy efficiency, is a better than cheap answer for Australia to cut greenhouse gasses as it will save businesses money. Australia’s non-profit organisation ClimateWorks will release research today that estimates the cost of cutting the country’s carbon emissions to 25% on 2000 levels by 2020 could be as low as ...

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Cost Main Driver for Energy Efficiency
Cost Main Driver for Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 16th March 2010

There are plenty of businesses that are concerned about the environment and reducing their carbon footprint - they wish to contribute towards making the future safer for their children and grand children - but that doesn’t reach the heart of businesses. A recent UK survey of nearly 300 small to medium ...

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£350 Million Boost To Retrofit UK Commercial Buildings
£350 Million Boost To Retrofit UK Commercial Buildings

Monday 15th March 2010

Non-domestic buildings In the UK currently account for around 18% of the country’s emissions, with most of the buildings over 10 years old and unlikely to be compliant with current or future efficiency standards. Hence, the UK’s Carbon Trust is looking to raise £350 million for the refurbishment of commercial ...

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Venezuela Power Crisis Continues
Venezuela Power Crisis Continues

Monday 15th March 2010


Venezuela is undergoing its worst-ever power crisis, leading President Hugo Chavez to declare a national emergency. The worsening situation has lead the government to impose drastic rationing, and penalties for those who fail to cut energy consumption by 20 percent. 

The population of Caracas are having to do whatever they can to ...

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Energy Efficiency Means A Hot Bath & a Cold Beer
Energy Efficiency Means A Hot Bath & a Cold Beer

Friday 12th March 2010

"Nobody really wants to buy electricity, but they sure want a hot bath and cold beer. "Efficiency is about wasting less to make sure that you have the hot bath and the cold beer." These words were spoken by Harvey Sachs, of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, during CERAWeek in ...

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Report Claims Financial Blindness to Industrial Energy Saving Benefits
Report Claims Financial Blindness to Industrial Energy Saving Benefits

Monday 8th March 2010

Claims that even small greenhouse gas targets will hurt industry have been undermined by an Australian government report that revealed basic efficiency improvements would cut nationwide emissions and save businesses more than $700 million. An assessment of 199 large energy users found improving efficiency could stop at least 6.4 million tonnes ...

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China Faces Energy Dilemma
China Faces Energy Dilemma

Thursday 4th March 2010

Like many countries in the developing world, China faces a series of fundamental dilemmas related to energy and electricity use. Growing consumption of energy and services not only bolsters the Chinese economy, but also exposes it to volatile prices and potential disruptions in supply. Providing electricity to rural villages alleviates energy ...

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Local Authority Looks to Save Energy
Local Authority Looks to Save Energy

Thursday 4th March 2010

Municipalities are big energy users - they run all sorts of energy hungry facilities and services, from street and public lighting through to large leisure centres. Due to this diversity of energy use local authorities need to become more energy efficient to meet emission targets and reduce costs to local tax ...

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Health Trust Launches Energy Saving Campaign
Health Trust Launches Energy Saving Campaign

Wednesday 3rd March 2010

A National Health Service (NHS) Trust in Coventry in the East Midlands of the UK have launched an energy saving campaign. The Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust – which runs the areas mental health services, is aiming to cut its carbon emissions by 10 per cent enabling it to meet ...

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Hong kong Study Will Look To Energy Efficiency For Emission Reductions
Hong kong Study Will Look To Energy Efficiency For Emission Reductions

Wednesday 3rd March 2010

Hong Kong’s Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau revealed that the HK Government is carrying out a climate change consultancy study. The study will assess the likely impact of climate change on Hong Kong, outlining options to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions, particularly through energy efficiency, and adapt to climate change. Yau ...

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American Report Highlights Energy Efficiency for a Quick Result
American Report Highlights Energy Efficiency for a Quick Result

Tuesday 2nd March 2010

The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy expects there to be a $250 billion market for efficiency upgrades in the commercial and industrial sector over the next decade. A founding father of energy efficiency policy in the U.S., Art Rosenfeld, is a CalCEF (California Clean Energy Fund) board member and ...

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Governments Struggle with Energy Saving Plans
Governments Struggle with Energy Saving Plans

Tuesday 2nd March 2010

Governments should be in the best position to drive through with energy saving and carbon reductions, but their best laid plans do not always work (no surprise there). China and Venezuela have both seen reversals, though the latter was a little ambitious.

 News just released reveals that China's total energy consumption surged ...

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Carbon Reduction Commitment To Save £1 Billion Annually
Carbon Reduction Commitment To Save £1 Billion Annually

Monday 1st March 2010

“There’s just one month to go until the start of the CRC (Carbon Reduction Commitment) which will see large public and private sector organisations cutting emissions as well as saving money on fuel bills.  This is a real opportunity for business and industry to take a leadership role in tackling ...

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South Korean Hospital Has Poor Energy Efficiency
South Korean Hospital Has Poor Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 24th February 2010

The Korea Times reports that one of the country’s largest hospitals is not very energy efficient and appears to need educating regarding energy saving solutions. As far as energy is concerned, Samsung Medical Center uses the most among the nation's 10 major hospitals, which are mainly situated in Seoul and the ...

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Office Depot Delighted With Savings Through Energy Efficiency
Office Depot Delighted With Savings Through Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 23rd February 2010

An office supply and services company with branches worldwide, Office Depot, recently unveiled a prototype energy efficient store in Austin, Texas, that has proved energy efficiency measures will save money and reduce carbon emissions. Overall, the Austin store is 15 percent more energy efficient (per square foot) than the other Office ...

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UK's CRC Scheme To Save Businesses Emissions and Money
UK's CRC Scheme To Save Businesses Emissions and Money

Tuesday 23rd February 2010

The UK’s Environment Agency (EA) is urging firms to find out their responsibilities under the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC). The CRC is the successor to the Carbon Reduction Agreement and the EA said the scheme could reduce carbon emissions in the UK by 11.6m tonnes by 2020. Tony Grayling, ...

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Asia Looking for Energy Efficiency Investment
Asia Looking for Energy Efficiency Investment

Wednesday 17th February 2010

Asia's aggressive emission targets and legislation around carbon and power use are expected to drive demand for energy efficiency products and services, creating lucrative opportunities for investors in the sector. Although the climate talks at Copenhagen and commitments from around the region to slash emissions did not reach all the aims ...

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Israel Wish To Learn Energy Efficiency From U.S.
Israel Wish To Learn Energy Efficiency From U.S.

Sunday 14th February 2010

Energy efficiency is doing more to power the economy in the US than any other fuel mainstay, says Alliance to Save Energy President Kateri Callahan. Callahan is visiting Israel for the Eilat-Eilot Renewable Energy Conference as a guest of the Israel Energy Forum. When policymakers look at the basket of renewable energies ...

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Indian Prime Minister Announces Energy Efficiency Policy
Indian Prime Minister Announces Energy Efficiency Policy

Monday 8th February 2010

The Indian Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, said on Friday that India will spare no efforts to contribute to the success of the post-Copenhagen process when he announced the launch of a National Mission on Enhanced Energy Efficiency, which is aimed at cutting carbon emissions by 99 million tonnes. Inaugurating an ...

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