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Energy-saving measures considered by Easton Area School District
Energy-saving measures considered by Easton Area School District

Thursday 3rd September 2009

Officials at a Pennsylvania school district are mapping out how to adopt long-term energy-saving measures that will help them reduce their electricity consumption, wastage and expenditure. Installing energy efficient lighting systems and using renewable energy are among the options under consideration by Easton Area School District officials, according to lehighvalleylive.com. The website ...

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Carrefour China to invest in energy-saving upgrades
Carrefour China to invest in energy-saving upgrades

Thursday 3rd September 2009

A French-based company with retail interests in China is to invest in energy-saving renovations and products across its stores in the country in a bid to reduce its carbon footprint. China Retail News reports that Carrefour China is planning to invest between CNY50 million (£4.5 million) and CNY60 million in energy ...

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Electricity conservation can help Austin become greener
Electricity conservation can help Austin become greener

Saturday 29th August 2009

Efficient electricity usage has been suggested as the ideal way of helping a company that powers the capital city of the US state of Texas to reduce its own carbon emissions. Austin Energy wants the city of Austin to be greener and is considering numerous proposals that can help it achieve ...

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Baltimore puts in place energy efficiency programme
Baltimore puts in place energy efficiency programme

Saturday 22nd August 2009

Consumers in the US city of Baltimore in Maryland are to be targeted in an energy-saving campaign aimed at encouraging power conservation and cutting greenhouse gas emissions. The pilot programme, dubbed the Baltimore Neighborhood Energy Challenge, is aimed at encouraging consumers to reduce the amount of electricity they use, according to ...

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Employees can play role in energy-saving efforts
Employees can play role in energy-saving efforts

Friday 14th August 2009

Employers should actively involve employees in their energy-saving initiatives in order to make the schemes more effective, a UK-based public sector trade union has urged. Both public and private sector organisations should adopt this attitude according to Unison, which stated that cutting carbon emissions is a team effort requiring everyone's contributions. Unison ...

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UK on the right track with energy-conservation, report states
UK on the right track with energy-conservation, report states

Friday 14th August 2009

A new report has concluded that the UK is on course to meet the challenges of securing energy supplies domestically and internationally thanks to measures outlined in the Low Carbon Transition Plan. Entitled 'Energy Security: a national challenge in a changing world' the report has been written by the prime minister's ...

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UK government urged to hasten smart meter rollout
UK government urged to hasten smart meter rollout

Thursday 13th August 2009

The UK government has been called upon to support energy-saving products by taking the lead on the introduction of smart meters in households across the country. Friends of the Earth and the Energy Retail Association have urged the government to outline how the programme will deliver the 46 million meters in ...

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The US Air Force is initiating energy-saving projects to cut emissions
The US Air Force is initiating energy-saving projects to cut emissions

Wednesday 12th August 2009

A series of energy-saving programmes are about to be initiated by the United States Air Force across its bases in a bid to save more than $4 million (£2.4 million) a year and cut carbon emissions. More than a dozen such projects are about to begin thanks to nearly £40 million ...

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UK university energy-saving proposals welcomed by sector
UK university energy-saving proposals welcomed by sector

Wednesday 12th August 2009

Several UK higher education professionals have welcomed proposals for UK universities to put in place energy-saving solutions that will help them reduce emissions by 34 per cent by 2020. The Higher Education Funding Council for England recently launched a consultation on the matter, with suggestions to tie the amount of financial ...

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New European Commission design regulations introduced
New European Commission design regulations introduced

Wednesday 5th August 2009

Common industrial and household electrical appliances such as televisions and fridges are set to be more energy-efficient thanks to new European Commission design regulations introduced to achieve this. Four eco-design regulations have been introduced by the commission in a bid to achieve its target of cutting primary energy consumption in the ...

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US Pacific Air Force bases go green with energy-saving products
US Pacific Air Force bases go green with energy-saving products

Thursday 30th July 2009

Energy-saving products and conservation projects are being adopted by the US Pacific Air Forces in a bid to not only save money and avoid power wastage but to cut carbon emissions, it has been reported. Okinawa-based Kadena Air Base, which is the US Air Force's largest post in the Far East ...

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Eco-town developments aim to reduce carbon emissions
Eco-town developments aim to reduce carbon emissions

Saturday 25th July 2009

Four new eco-towns each comprising more than 5,000 homes have been proposed by the government as part of a major energy-saving programme. The new communities have been designed to address the nation's housing shortage while also reducing carbon emissions and acting as an important showcase for new energy-efficiency in both housing ...

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Energy-saving measures top list of valuable UK home improvements
Energy-saving measures top list of valuable UK home improvements

Thursday 23rd July 2009

Fuel efficiency and energy-saving measures are providing UK home improvers with the most additional value for their properties, new research has suggested. According to Halifax, the increasing desire among consumers to reduce carbon emissions has seen a large increase in the perceived value of energy-saving products such as loft insulation. Research by ...

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Ambitious call from developing nations could encourage energy-saving initiatives
Ambitious call from developing nations could encourage energy-saving initiatives

Tuesday 21st July 2009

Developing countries will step up their climate change targets and make concessions if rich nations agree to cut emissions by up to 40 per cent by 2020, an official at the summit told the UK Guardian newspaper. According to Luis Alfonso de Alba, who was the lead co-ordinator on climate change ...

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Axminster meat processor installs energy-saving products from Enigin
Axminster meat processor installs energy-saving products from Enigin

Thursday 16th July 2009

In a bid to reduce energy wastage and cut down carbon emissions, Complete Meats of Axminster has put in place energy-saving measures with the help of Cornish company Enigin's energy-saving products and solutions. The firm has adopted Enigin's EnergyMaps programme, which has seen a Chiller Unit Energy Saver (CUES) product installed ...

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Vital for China and India to cut emissions, EU states
Vital for China and India to cut emissions, EU states

Saturday 11th July 2009

The European Union has called on China, India and Brazil to put in place energy-saving programmes that will enable them to make considerable cuts in carbon dioxide emissions. According to Lars-Erik Liljelund, special climate change adviser to the Swedish government, which has taken over the six-month rotating EU presidency, it is ...

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Jobs for energy-saving products installation experts created
Jobs for energy-saving products installation experts created

Friday 10th July 2009

British Gas has announced the creation of thousands of jobs aimed at helping UK consumers install energy-saving products in their homes as part of the "biggest revolution" in home energy consumption. The jobs, which are being backed by training at a new energy academy in Leicester, are for smart energy experts ...

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New energy efficiency initiatives announced by Obama administration
New energy efficiency initiatives announced by Obama administration

Thursday 9th July 2009

The US government has announced "aggressive" moves to promote energy efficiency among American business and residential consumers, which could result in the take up of more energy-saving products. President Barack Obama and energy secretary Steven Chu made the announcement this week, arguing that going green will not only save the environment, ...

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Australia set to benefit from carbon reduction initiative
Australia set to benefit from carbon reduction initiative

Thursday 9th July 2009

Take up of energy saving products in Australia is set to be impacted upon by the world's first carbon label for consumer products as the Carbon Trust-engineered programme goes global. Leading Australian environmental organisation Planet Ark has signed an agreement with the Carbon Trust to adopt its Carbon Reduction Label in ...

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UK government proposes plans to reduce carbon emissions
UK government proposes plans to reduce carbon emissions

Tuesday 7th July 2009

Rich countries have been called upon by the UK government to set aside billions of pounds to be used to tackle climate change as well as helping poor countries cope with the resulting effects. In a speech on the Roadmap to Copenhagen at London Zoo last Friday (June 26th) prime minister ...

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Mobile phones to switch off street lights in German energy saving initiative
Mobile phones to switch off street lights in German energy saving initiative

Thursday 2nd July 2009

A German village has embarked on a new energy saving programme that will see residents use their mobile phones as remote devices for controlling how street lights are used. This has been reported by the Guardian, citing an article in the Suddeutsche Zeitung, which has stated that residents of Dorentrup, which ...

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Facility managers should urge tenants to use energy saving products
Facility managers should urge tenants to use energy saving products

Wednesday 1st July 2009

Facilities management companies should do more to reduce their carbon footprint by urging their occupiers to use energy saving products and have good energy conservation measures, it has been argued. Large property companies are already taking this route towards conservation, according to Dave Farebrother, environmental director at FTSE 100 company Land ...

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Schools could save £70m annually through energy efficiency
Schools could save £70m annually through energy efficiency

Friday 26th June 2009

Making schools more energy efficient could help head teachers and school boards save up to £70 million in energy bills, according to the Carbon Trust. In addition to resulting in the reduction of carbon emissions by nearly 600,000 tonnes, the savings could help to fund 230,000 extra computers for schools annually ...

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Carbon reduction initiative for public sector launched
Carbon reduction initiative for public sector launched

Saturday 20th June 2009

New energy efficiency loans will be made available to hospitals, leisure centres and public sector organisations such as local authorities and central government departments thanks to a new initiative. Some £51.5 million in interest free loans will be provided through the government-sponsored energy saving programme, which is backed by Salix Finance ...

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