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European Chemicals Industry SMEs get Energy Efficiency Push
European Chemicals Industry SMEs get Energy Efficiency Push

Thursday 11th April 2013

THE European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) announced the launch of a new Europe-wide project to improve energy efficiency in the chemical industry, particularly for small and medium sized companies. The ‘Sectoral Platform in Chemicals for Energy Efficiency Excellence’ (SPiCE3) project, co-funded by the European Union (EU), aims to boost energy efficiency ...

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Store Chain Looks for 35% Energy Use Reduction
Store Chain Looks for 35% Energy Use Reduction

Wednesday 10th April 2013

UK retailer Marks and Spencer aims to be the worlds greenest store chain by reducing energy consumption by 35 percent per square foot by 2015. One strategy they are about to start is swapping out less energy efficient T5 wall lights for low energy LED in over 170 stores across the ...

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Fiji Looks to Improve Energy Efficiency and Security
Fiji Looks to Improve Energy Efficiency and Security

Monday 8th April 2013

THE Fijian Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama, wants the nation to reduce it’s vulnerability by looking at ways of reducing Fiji’s fuel import bill through improved energy efficiency. A report in The Fiji Times also carries the words of the Fijian Department of Energy director, Peceli Nakavulevu, stating that twenty eight percent ...

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Thailand Sets the Example in Energy Efficiency
Thailand Sets the Example in Energy Efficiency

Friday 5th April 2013

THE energy efficiency sector in Thailand shows that a robust governmental lead aligned with access to international funding can combine to develop an energy efficient economy. This is the conclusion reached by Louise Brown and Athena Ballesteros in an article on GreenBiz.com, where they report that in the early 1990's, Thailand’s ...

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UK Industry Agree to Stretch Energy Efficiency Improvement
UK Industry Agree to Stretch Energy Efficiency Improvement

Thursday 4th April 2013

UK Energy Intensive Industries have agreed to commit to stretching energy efficiency improvement targets to 2020 as part of the voluntary Climate Change Agreements (CCA) scheme. The agreement, which started yesterday, will deliver an overall 11 percent energy efficiency improvement across all industry sectors by 2020 against agreed baselines and provide ...

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European Commission Looks to 2030 Energy Framework
European Commission Looks to 2030 Energy Framework

Tuesday 2nd April 2013

THE European Commission last week took the first step towards developing a 2030 framework for EU climate change and energy policies, with an adoption of a Green Paper launching public consultations. The consultation will be in the content of the 2030 energy framework. The Commission also adopted a report assessing Member ...

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Malaysia Finalizing its Energy Efficiency Plan
Malaysia Finalizing its Energy Efficiency Plan

Thursday 28th March 2013

THE Malaysian Energy, Green Technology and Water Ministry is completing its energy efficiency strategy with the aim to launch it in the middle of the year. The Ministry’s secretary-general Datuk Loo Took Gee said at a press conference: “We’re reviewing the numbers to ensure the target rates are realistic to further ...

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Bulgaria Set-Up Energy Efficiency Working Group
Bulgaria Set-Up Energy Efficiency Working Group

Wednesday 27th March 2013

The interim Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs for Bulgaria, Marin Raykov, has issued direct orders for measures to improve the countries energy efficiency. A working group is to be set up and take charge of devising energy efficiency programs to run from 2014 through to 2020. The energy efficiency ...

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Government Energy Audit Reveals Huge Saving Potential
Government Energy Audit Reveals Huge Saving Potential

Tuesday 26th March 2013

THE Philippines’ Business Mirror reports the potential savings from one government department through improving energy efficiency. According to Finance Undersecretary Gil Beltran an energy efficiency audit at the Philippines’ Department of Finance’s (DOF) headquarters recently revealed that more than P360 million ($8.8m) in cost savings could be enjoyed through energy efficiency ...

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UK Businesses Losing £3.7 Billion Annually
UK Businesses Losing £3.7 Billion Annually

Monday 25th March 2013

NEW analysis underlines that the UK’s business and industrial sector is losing £3.7 billion annually through wasted energy. The ‘Energy Efficiency Financing’ (EEF), a ‘pay as you save’ lending scheme, supported by Siemens and the UK’s Carbon Trust, supplied the analysis revealing how much is being lost through poor energy efficiency. Data ...

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Need for Energy Efficiency Program for Bulgaria
Need for Energy Efficiency Program for Bulgaria

Thursday 21st March 2013

SOFIA news agency novinite.com report that Bulgaria's caretaker Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Regional Development and Public Works, Ekaterina Zaharieva, wants to improve energy efficiency in the country. She said that efforts need to be made on drafting a common program for increasing the energy efficiency of all industrial, commercial, ...

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$40 Billion Needed Yearly for Africa's Power Needs
$40 Billion Needed Yearly for Africa's Power Needs

Wednesday 20th March 2013

$40 Billion needs to be spent annually to be able to fulfill the future energy demands for Africa according to one African energy expert. Currently less than a quarter of this amount is being invested states Professor Mosad Elmissiry, head of Energy Programme for The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), ...

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Call for Change to Barriers to U.S. Energy Efficiency Improvements
Call for Change to Barriers to U.S. Energy Efficiency Improvements

Tuesday 19th March 2013

A new report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) highlights 16 policies that would remove barriers in the U.S. to investments in energy efficiency. The report, 'Overcoming Market Barriers and Using Market Forces to Advance Energy Efficiency', provides the U.S. Congress and state policymakers with a road map ...

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Australian Cleantech Industries Booming
Australian Cleantech Industries Booming

Monday 18th March 2013

ACCORDING to a new report The Australian Cleantech sector employs 53,000 and has a revenue of AUS$29 billion making it larger than the countries automotive industry. The report, “Australian Cleantech Review 2013” published by Australian CleanTech, reveals that the cleantech sector, including energy efficiency, renewable energy and carbon trading, employs five ...

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Romania Has Huge Energy Saving Potential
Romania Has Huge Energy Saving Potential

Friday 15th March 2013

THE Romanian Association to promote Energy Efficiency (ARPEE) reckons the country has the potential to substantially reduce energy consumption by 2025, according to a report by Romania-Insider.com. The ARPEE claim that the savings could reach up to EUR 7.4 billion or an equivalent of almost 6 percent of Romania’s GDP, according to ...

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U.S. Cities Green Buildings League Table
U.S. Cities Green Buildings League Table

Thursday 14th March 2013

THE U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the list of cities which had the most Energy Star certified buildings in 2012. The list highlights how commercial buildings owners and managers across the country are taking action on climate change while delivering real financial savings to the bottom line. “Through their partnership ...

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India get 150M Euro from EIB for Energy Efficiency and Renewables
India get 150M Euro from EIB for Energy Efficiency and Renewables

Friday 8th March 2013

THE European Investment Bank (EIB) and Exim Bank signed a €150 million loan for financing investments, energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in India. The EIB loan will make long term financing available for investments that contribute to climate change mitigation implemented by both public and private sector companies. The operation ...

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Morocco Set Energy Efficiency Plan
Morocco Set Energy Efficiency Plan

Wednesday 6th March 2013

The North African Kingdom of Morocco is setting up an energy efficiency plan to secure a sustainable future for the country. Morocco has already planned and is investing in renewable energy, particularly wind and solar energy, which helps to reduce their reliance on fossil fuel imports. Now they are looking to ...

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China to Step-Up Energy Efficiency Efforts
China to Step-Up Energy Efficiency Efforts

Tuesday 5th March 2013

BLOOMBERG report that China will increase their efforts to improve energy efficiency and cut emissions after suffering record air pollution in Beijing. China’s National Development and Reform Commission report that this year carbon-trading trials will start and they will target a reduction in energy use per unit of GDP by at ...

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EU Could Save 250 Billion Euros Annually
EU Could Save 250 Billion Euros Annually

Monday 4th March 2013

IF the European Union (EU) reduced its energy use by 35 percent on 2005 levels by 2030 it could realize savings of €250 billion annually according to a new report. The report, Saving Energy, highlights that further savings could be in the region of €200 billion annually if the bloc met ...

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APEC Countries Likely to Make 45% Energy Efficiency Target
APEC Countries Likely to Make 45% Energy Efficiency Target

Thursday 28th February 2013

THE Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member countries look set to achieve a 45 percent energy efficiency target by 2035 according to a new report. Even under ‘business-as-usual’ assumptions, APEC member economies, which account for about 60 percent of world energy demand, will meet their target, but there is still further ...

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Nigeria to get $50M Energy Efficiency Funding Boost
Nigeria to get $50M Energy Efficiency Funding Boost

Tuesday 26th February 2013

NIGERIA is to receive $50 million funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy programs from the Climate Investment Funds (CIF). The money is to bolster the African Development Bank (AfDB) supported program of financial systems for clean energy through local banks. It is also part of the country’s national Investment Plan ...

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Energy Efficiency Vital for Hospitals to Combat Shortfall
Energy Efficiency Vital for Hospitals to Combat Shortfall

Friday 22nd February 2013

THE UK’s hospitals face a budget shortfall of £2.3 billion due to soaring energy costs according to building giant Balfour Beatty’s consultancy Power Efficiency. Power Efficiency calculates that energy inflation will create a £2.3 billion shortfall in NHS budgets over the next decade unless the NHS, hospital trusts and regional health ...

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China Targets Energy Efficiency Improvement of 18%
China Targets Energy Efficiency Improvement of 18%

Wednesday 20th February 2013

CHINA’S Ministry of Industry and Information Technology revealed that the countries non-ferrous metals industry has to improve energy efficiency by 18 percent by 2015. The Shanghai Daily reports that the ministry reckons that if this industry sector can hit this target then the country could save energy the equivalent to 7.5 ...

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Philippines Doing Well in Energy Efficiency
Philippines Doing Well in Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 19th February 2013

THE Philippines suffers from the highest energy costs in Asia, which may also explain why they are in the top five of the most energy efficient in the region. Sohail Hasnie, the Asian Development Bank principal energy specialist, said: “In Southeast Asia, the Philippines is very, very ahead.” Hasnie also noted that ...

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