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Petrol station 'making a difference' with green measures
Petrol station 'making a difference' with green measures

Friday 23rd October 2009

The owner of a filling station in Illinois has revealed how a new energy-saving project is cutting his utility bills and reducing his carbon footprint. David Welch told the Chicago Tribune that his electricity and water bills have fallen by about 20 per cent since he rolled out a number of ...

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Energy efficiency movement 'growing in the US'
Energy efficiency movement 'growing in the US'

Friday 16th October 2009

Energy efficiency is growing in stature as a method of cutting carbon emissions in the US, although some states are still lagging behind when it comes to saving power. This is according to the environmental news service Grist, which claims that there is still a "wide variation in energy efficiency among ...

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Obama wants government to set energy-saving example
Obama wants government to set energy-saving example

Friday 9th October 2009

Barack Obama wants the US federal government to lead the way on climate change policy by setting new targets for energy efficiency, waste reduction and recycling. Speaking in Washington DC earlier this week, the US president announced that federal agencies would have 90 days to define their targets for cutting greenhouse ...

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UK government launches energy-efficiency scheme
UK government launches energy-efficiency scheme

Wednesday 7th October 2009

A major new campaign to encourage large businesses to reduce their carbon emissions was unveiled by the UK government today (October 7th). Starting in April 2010, the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC) will target organisations whose annual half-hourly metered electricity use is at least 6,000 megawatt hours. Businesses taking part ...

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Energy-saving measures on the agenda at Harvard
Energy-saving measures on the agenda at Harvard

Monday 5th October 2009

The oldest university in the US is attempting to set an example to the rest of the Ivy League with its energy-saving performance. Harvard's Office for Sustainability (OFS) has created a certification system which rates campus buildings according to their use of energy-saving and recycling measures, the Harvard Gazette reports. As the ...

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California unveils major energy-efficiency investment
California unveils major energy-efficiency investment

Friday 25th September 2009

California has hailed its new programme for energy-efficiency investment as the largest in the history of the US. More than $3 billion has been earmarked by the state to comprehensively retrofit homes and introduce other measures to slash energy consumption among Californian businesses and consumers. According to the California Public Utilities Commission ...

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Construction industry 'reacting to low-carbon demand'
Construction industry 'reacting to low-carbon demand'

Thursday 24th September 2009

The British construction sector will become more in tune with energy-saving business opportunities as it emerges from the recession, an industry expert has claimed. Brian Berry, director of external affairs for the Federation of Master Builders in the UK, said that construction firms are adapting to the growing demand for green ...

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Major businesses 'engaging with climate change issues'
Major businesses 'engaging with climate change issues'

Wednesday 23rd September 2009

A growing number of global organisations are making a commitment to reducing their carbon emissions through energy-saving initiatives and other green measures, it has been claimed. To coincide with this week's climate change summit at the United Nations in New York, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has launched its Global 500 ...

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Landscaping employees given energy-saving tips
Landscaping employees given energy-saving tips

Tuesday 22nd September 2009

UK hard landscaping firm Marshalls is giving its employees some guidance on how to cut energy use in the workplace. As part of a week-long energy-saving initiative, staff members were recently encouraged to think about their energy consumption and carbon footprint while at work, the Halifax Courier reports. Chris Harrop, marketing director ...

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New energy-saving scheme unveiled in London
New energy-saving scheme unveiled in London

Wednesday 16th September 2009

Businesses in certain parts of London will soon be working to a new set of energy-saving targets following the announcement of a new green initiative. Mayor of London Boris Johnson has declared that ten 'low-carbon zones' are to be established in the English capital, with each of these areas receiving a ...

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British politicians embrace energy-saving initiatives
British politicians embrace energy-saving initiatives

Tuesday 15th September 2009

The high-profile endorsement of energy-saving products by British political figures looks set to create many new business opportunities in the country. Several members of prime minister Gordon Brown's government yesterday (September 7th) pledged their support for the 10:10 campaign, in which individuals and organisations vow to reduce their carbon emissions by ...

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UK government unveils energy saving initiative for poor areas
UK government unveils energy saving initiative for poor areas

Saturday 12th September 2009

The UK's energy and climate change minister Ed Miliband has launched a new scheme designed to help reduce carbon emissions in deprived areas. The UK government has unveiled a £350 million package of measures that will fund house and whole street makeovers aimed at improving energy efficiency in some of the ...

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Businesses back 10:10 campaign
Businesses back 10:10 campaign

Saturday 12th September 2009

Businesses and celebrities have signed up to a new campaign designed to encourage greater energy efficiency over the next few months. The 10:10 campaign has been launched seeking to encourage businesses and individuals alike to cut their carbon emissions by ten per cent by 2010. The initiative has been launched at the ...

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Carbon Trust: UK has led development of energy saving solutions
Carbon Trust: UK has led development of energy saving solutions

Saturday 12th September 2009

The UK has led the world in the development of many energy saving solutions, according to the Carbon Trust. Dave Raval, head of the organisation's incubation scheme, made his comments as it was announced that the initiative is set to expand in response to a developing need for business support to ...

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UK firms urged to save energy for 'greenest office' competition
UK firms urged to save energy for 'greenest office' competition

Friday 11th September 2009

Cartridge World has announced a competition to identify the most environmentally-friendly office space in the UK. The global supplier of printer ink cartridges partnered with CO2balance to launch the contest, which can be entered by any British business demonstrating a commitment to reducing its carbon footprint through energy-saving initiatives or other ...

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UK and China make energy-saving business deals
UK and China make energy-saving business deals

Thursday 10th September 2009

British enterprises will be able to access new business opportunities through a series of new low-carbon investments in China. This is according to British business secretary Lord Mandelson, who was in China this week to speak at a business forum on low-carbon solutions and energy-saving in Beijing. Lord Mandelson said that contracts ...

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Top 100 companies urged to step up conservation efforts
Top 100 companies urged to step up conservation efforts

Friday 4th September 2009

The world's largest companies are not doing enough to reduce their carbon emissions, according to a report published by the not-for-profit organisation Carbon Disclosure Project. Most of these major companies have put in place carbon reduction and energy conservation measures, but their schemes do not go far enough and still fall ...

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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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