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Nigeria needs to become Energy Efficient
Nigeria needs to become Energy Efficient

Tuesday 4th May 2010

The Director-General of Energy Commission of Nigeria, Professor Abubakar Sambo, has emphasised the need for energy efficiency and conservation in the country. Professor Sambo highlighted this need at the official commissioning and the foundation laying ceremony of the National Centre for Energy Efficiency and Conservation in Lagos. Sambo reveled to his ...

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Indian Government Plan
Indian Government Plan "White Certificates" for Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 4th May 2010

THE Indian government will introduce sector-wise energy efficiency and unit-wise consumption targets for nine notified sectors in the first part of 2011. This is intended to be just the first step towards actioning a proposed market-based mechanism using energy saving certifications to encourage efficiency improvements across energy-intensive industries. The industrial sectors that ...

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UN Call for more Energy Efficiency to Secure Future for All
UN Call for more Energy Efficiency to Secure Future for All

Friday 30th April 2010

A UN press release yesterday stated in part: A global effort to scale up investment in clean, efficient energy and bring affordable energy services to the 1.6 billion people worldwide currently lacking them would go a long way towards stopping climate change and achieving the Millennium Development Goals, United Nations Secretary-General Ban ...

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Encouragement for China to Tackle Energy Efficiency
Encouragement for China to Tackle Energy Efficiency

Thursday 29th April 2010

CHINESE Premier Wen Jiabao has called for greater efforts to fulfill the energy-saving and emission reduction goals set out in the nation's 11th Five Year Plan. The plan was laid out in 2006 which stated that China will cut its per unit GDP energy consumption by 20 percent compared with 2005 ...

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Small Business Can Make Major Savings on Energy
Small Business Can Make Major Savings on Energy

Friday 23rd April 2010

THE U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) estimates small businesses across the nation spend more than $60 billion on energy each year, so reducing energy use can have a major impact on your bottom line. The SBA report that small businesses that invest strategically in energy efficiency measures can save 10 to ...

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Russia Waking Up to Energy Efficiency Problems
Russia Waking Up to Energy Efficiency Problems

Wednesday 21st April 2010

RUSSIAN authorities are beginning to recognise the unsustainability of an economic model based on natural-resource extraction, and to understand that improvements in energy efficiency would boost long-term economic competitiveness. According to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Russia uses more than seven times as much energy per unit of ...

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Energy Efficiency Spending to Grow
Energy Efficiency Spending to Grow

Tuesday 20th April 2010

SPENDING on energy efficiency is projected to grow as the economy improves and businesses ramp up capital spending. This is the result of a survey conducted by Johnson Controls who contacted more than 1,400 executives in North America about energy costs, carbon-mitigation plans and energy-efficiency spending trends. The survey found that improving ...

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East Asia -
East Asia - "Winds of Change: East Asia's Sustainable Energy Future"

Tuesday 20th April 2010

EAST Asia can stabilise its greenhouse gas emissions by 2025 without sacrificing growth, a new World Bank report says. But, the report warns, the region would need an additional investment of $80 billion a year, a figure it refers to as a "major hurdle", to reach a sustainable energy growth path. The ...

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Call for Australia to Save $1 Billion Through Energy Efficiency
Call for Australia to Save $1 Billion Through Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 20th April 2010

ENERGY efficiency advocates in Australia have called for the country to immediately adopt a national target to save at least $1 billion every year through energy efficiency, by 2012. Industry and NGO organisations including the Energy Efficiency Council (EEC), Australian Alliance to Save Energy (A2SE), and Total Environment Centre (TEC) say ...

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Benefits of Energy Management and Efiiciency Recognised
Benefits of Energy Management and Efiiciency Recognised

Monday 19th April 2010

THE financial wisdom of becoming energy efficient has been highlighted today by Process Engineer magazine. In an article discussing the cost of Carbon Capture Schemes and how they are in the early stages of development the magazine points out the importance of industry, in particular, and commerce becoming energy efficient as ...

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Report Advises Businesses to Start Energy Saving Now
Report Advises Businesses to Start Energy Saving Now

Friday 16th April 2010

A new report suggests that business leaders need to address their business energy efficiency and improve it quickly in order to meet carbon reduction goals. A study from independent analyst research firm Verdantix reveals that rising energy prices, the threat posed by climate change and the increasing risk of energy supply ...

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South Korea firming up Energy Efficiency
South Korea firming up Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 14th April 2010

THE government of South Korea wants companies to set annual energy-saving and greenhouse gas-reduction plans to help efforts to combat global warming. Companies will face fines of as much as 10 million won ($8,969) if the targets aren’t met, the South Korean Ministry of Knowledge Economy stated today. The South Korean government ...

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Europe Target Energy Savings
Europe Target Energy Savings

Wednesday 14th April 2010

Europe can cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80% and reduce its energy bill by 350 billion Euros ($476 billion) a year by 2050, if it acts within five years, reported from the European Climate Foundation in Brussels today. The cost of energy per unit may fall as much as 30% by ...

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Billions Could be Saved in Southern U.S. through Energy Efficiency
Billions Could be Saved in Southern U.S. through Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 13th April 2010

A report released on Monday revealed the substantial savings to be made through the application of energy efficiency across 16 southern U.S. States. "The question always arises as to how much wasted energy can be eliminated, and at what cost," said Marilyn Brown of the Georgia Institute of Technology. "We've tried ...

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Thai Hospitals to make Healthy Energy Savings
Thai Hospitals to make Healthy Energy Savings

Monday 12th April 2010

MORE than 1,300 private and public hospitals across Thailand are expected to participate in a new energy-saving programme, according to the Thailand Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE). Krairit Nilkuha, the department's director-general, said the Energy and the Public Health Ministries would offer advice to the hospitals on applying ...

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Massive Savings from Energy Efficiency for Texas
Massive Savings from Energy Efficiency for Texas

Monday 12th April 2010

THE US state of Texas would avoid having to build 17 power plants by 2020 if it adopts strict energy-efficient guidelines for businesses, and homes, now a new study is expected to reveal today, according to Dallas News. Texans could save a combined $13.7 billion on their utility bills and create ...

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Tokyo sets Lead for National Government
Tokyo sets Lead for National Government

Thursday 8th April 2010

TOKYO aims to slash its harmful greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, which is 25 percent compared with 2000 levels. The program caps energy-related carbon dioxide emissions from some 1,330 offices and factories in the capital and allows for trading of emissions credits. The move by Tokyo, whose energy consumption is about the ...

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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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