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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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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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