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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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New UK Government wants to be
New UK Government wants to be "greenest government ever"

Tuesday 18th May 2010

THE new UK Prime Minister David Cameron pledged the new coalition administration to become "the greenest government ever”, at a recent meeting of the Department of Energy and Climate Change. A new government steering group will be run by Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne along with representatives from key ...

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Jakarta Needs to be Energy Efficient
Jakarta Needs to be Energy Efficient

Monday 17th May 2010

DATA from the Jakarta Industry and Energy Agency shows the Indonesian capital needs at least 4,600 megawatts of electricity, which is currently supplied by power plants in Muara Karang and Tanjung Priok in North Jakarta. A major problem is that both plants have a total maximum capacity of 2,000 megawatts, ...

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Will Reworked American Power Act Do Enough for Energy Efficiency?
Will Reworked American Power Act Do Enough for Energy Efficiency?

Thursday 13th May 2010

A U.S. Senate measure intended to make the United States a "clean-energy leader," will direct a cut in carbon emissions of 17 percent over the next 10 years. U.S. Senators John Kerry and Joe Lieberman have introduced The American Power Act. "We can finally tell the world that America is ready to ...

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2010 Energy Efficiency Global Forum gets Underway
2010 Energy Efficiency Global Forum gets Underway

Tuesday 11th May 2010

THE 2010 Energy Efficiency Global Forum and Exposition (EE Global 2010) kicked off on Monday in Washington D.C. The gathering of world-class business, technology, government and policy leaders are convening for the only such international event focused exclusively on energy efficiency. The participants will be calling for improved energy efficiency ...

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Canada Vote in Climate Change Bill
Canada Vote in Climate Change Bill

Tuesday 11th May 2010

LAST week the Canadian House of Commons approved legislation that commits the country to cut their greenhouse gas emissions by 25%, based on 1990 levels, by 2020 and 80% by 2050. The New Democrat Climate Change Accountability Act is Canada’s only federal climate change legislation which will force the Canadian Government ...

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China set to use Iron Hand to Force Energy Efficiency
China set to use Iron Hand to Force Energy Efficiency

Friday 7th May 2010

CHINA is set to use an “iron hand”, in a silk glove of an extra $12 billion, to their achieve energy efficiency targets. The hard line is being taken after it was revealed that energy use rose 3.2% in the first quarter compared to last year, reversing the decline in the ...

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India's Power Minister Calls for Vigorous and Focused Awareness on Energy
India's Power Minister Calls for Vigorous and Focused Awareness on Energy

Thursday 6th May 2010

INDIA'S Union Power Minister, Sushil Kumar Shinde today stressed the need for a vigorous and focussed national awareness campaign to improve energy efficiency. Inaugurating a National Seminar on Energy Efficiency and Conservation in New Delhi, he said the reason for the seminar was to engage all stakeholders and seek their inputs ...

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EU President calls for Energy Savings over Job Cuts
EU President calls for Energy Savings over Job Cuts

Wednesday 5th May 2010

SPANISH Prime Minister and rotating President of the European Union, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, stated that during ‘a serious economic crisis’ changes should be made through a ‘new culture’ of energy saving before requiring sacrifices from workers.

 He made these comments on Tuesday at the Covenant of Mayors ceremony, which commits ...

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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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