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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 - "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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£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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