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Spanish Companies Combine to Improve Energy Efficiency
Spanish Companies Combine to Improve Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 28th December 2011

COLLABORATION between nine companies in Spain has set a goal of reducing CO2 emissions to the tune of one million tonnes between them all through improving energy efficiency. Spearheaded by utility company Endesa, the other companies forming the Energy Efficiency Platform come from different business sectors, and include: Cemex, CEPSA, Meliá ...

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$29M Savings Through Energy Efficiency for Long Beach Schools
$29M Savings Through Energy Efficiency for Long Beach Schools

Friday 23rd December 2011

LONG Beach Unified School District (LBUSD), California, have been officially recognised for their energy efficiency improvements, as well as benefitting with substantial financial savings worth $29 million. The school district has received Energy Star certification from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The certification is ...

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Sustainability at Centre of Irish Government's Recovery
Sustainability at Centre of Irish Government's Recovery

Friday 23rd December 2011

THE Irish Government released today their draft paper ‘Framework for Sustainable Development’ which will state that the “green economy” must be at the centre of Government policy. The paper is published by the Irish Department of the Environment and aims to affect policy over the next 10 years to combat climate ...

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New EU Presidency Wants a Greener Economy
New EU Presidency Wants a Greener Economy

Thursday 22nd December 2011

DENMARK will take over the presidency of the European Union in January and believes that the current financial crisis presents the region an opportunity to convert to a greener economy. Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Building, Martin Lidegaard stated that the answer to the current financial problems is to invest ...

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Pennsylvania's Energy Saving Law Works Wonders
Pennsylvania's Energy Saving Law Works Wonders

Wednesday 21st December 2011

THE PennFuture Energy Center for Enterprise and the Environment released a new study by Optimal Energy detailing the impact of energy savings law, on Pennsylvania's businesses, environment, families and economy. "The energy savings law is an unqualified success," said Courtney Lane, Senior Energy Policy Analyst for Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future (PennFuture) ...

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EU Environment Committee Call for Mandatory Energy Efficiency Targets
EU Environment Committee Call for Mandatory Energy Efficiency Targets

Wednesday 21st December 2011

THE EU Environment Committee yesterday voted on measures aiming to get the EU on track to meet its 20 percent energy efficiency target by 2020. The Environment Committee supported the European Commission's broad approach to improving energy efficiency, but called for Member States to have "mandatory national targets" and greater flexibility ...

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Macedonia to Improve Energy Efficiency in Hospitals
Macedonia to Improve Energy Efficiency in Hospitals

Tuesday 20th December 2011

FYR Macedonia's Ministry of Health is running a pilot programme focussing on improving the energy efficiency of the countries hospitals. Two-pilot institutions - Gostivar General Hospital and Stip Clinical Hospital - have been chosen for the two-year study as part of an agreement with the World Health Organization (WHO). "We not only ...

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Indian Prime Minister Calls for Increased Energy Efficiency
Indian Prime Minister Calls for Increased Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 14th December 2011

INDIAN Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh has reiterated India’s commitment to increasing energy efficiency and clean energy, as spelt out in the National Action Plan on Climate Change. Singh was inaugurating the National Energy Conservation Day function in New Delhi today, where he stated that the target of 9 percent ...

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COP17 Legal Climate Treaty Agreement
COP17 Legal Climate Treaty Agreement

Monday 12th December 2011

THE UN climate talks in South Africa have been heralded a success after a climate change deal was struck in the early hours of Sunday morning. 194 parties have spent the past two weeks in Durban discussing how to cut emissions to limit global temperature rise to below two degrees to ...

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£30M Extra Funding for UK Public Sector and Community Energy Efficiency
£30M Extra Funding for UK Public Sector and Community Energy Efficiency

Thursday 8th December 2011

UK ENERGY Secretary Chris Huhne has today announced a £20 million boost to the existing public sector energy efficiency loan scheme and £10 million for local community energy projects. Huhne said: “This is great news for the public sector. Not only do we need to encourage energy efficiency in our schools, ...

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South Africa's Energy Efficiency Project Advances
South Africa's Energy Efficiency Project Advances

Wednesday 7th December 2011

The South African government is progressing with the implementation of their Industrial Energy Efficiency Project (IEE) claimed South African Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Davies explained that the energy efficiency project promotes industrial energy management systems, energy system optimisation and energy standards development training for SMEs. Davies was speaking at an ...

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Getting Lighting Right Could Save UK Businesses £700m
Getting Lighting Right Could Save UK Businesses £700m

Wednesday 7th December 2011

THE UK’s Carbon Trust has revealed that businesses and the public sector can make their own lighting more efficient and save up to £700m a year. The Carbon Trust advises that cost-effective measures such as lighting refurbishment and sensor-based controls can lead to annual cost savings of 20 percent across all ...

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Code to Improve Energy Efficiency in Canadian Buildings
Code to Improve Energy Efficiency in Canadian Buildings

Tuesday 6th December 2011

THE 2011 National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings promises to bring a 25 percent improvement in the energy efficiency of the country’s buildings. Some 245 technical changes have been made to the 2011 National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings to accommodate new technologies and construction practices that have emerged ...

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Need for a 'Building a Minute' Energy Efficiency Retrofit
Need for a 'Building a Minute' Energy Efficiency Retrofit

Tuesday 6th December 2011

THE UK Energy Saving Trust has published the results from research which shows the huge energy efficiency challenge facing the country’s buildings. The research reveals that for every minute, from now until 2050, at least one building will need a green renovation if the UK is to achieve its emissions targets. Business ...

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Obama "Can't Wait" to Act on Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Friday 2nd December 2011

U.S. President Obama today announced nearly $4 billion in combined federal and private sector energy efficiency upgrades to buildings over the next 2 years. These investments will save billions in energy costs, promote energy independence, and, according to independent estimates, create tens of thousands of jobs in the hard-hit construction ...

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UK Economy on Track to Meet Carbon Targets
UK Economy on Track to Meet Carbon Targets

Friday 2nd December 2011

THE task of rebalancing the UK economy away from carbon is progressing well and will result in greater energy security and development of technology, the Government's Carbon Plan showed today.  Emissions in the UK must by law be cut by at least 80 percent on 1990 levels by 2050.  The UK ...

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Call to Action at UN Climate Change Conference
Call to Action at UN Climate Change Conference

Wednesday 30th November 2011

THOUSANDS of representatives from governments and international organisations have gathered for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP17), which seeks to advance ways to cut global carbon emissions and pollution. The stakes at the two-week long conference are high, as its outcome will determine the future of the Kyoto Protocol, the ...

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COP17 to Answer Alarm Bells?
COP17 to Answer Alarm Bells?

Tuesday 29th November 2011

RECENT studies and findings regarding climate change are “sounding alarm bells” for urgent action said Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, ahead of COP17. Speaking during a media briefing in Durban, South Africa, before the official opening of the UNFCCC COP17 conference, November 28 through ...

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China's Long Term Energy Efficiency Committment
China's Long Term Energy Efficiency Committment

Monday 28th November 2011

ENERGY efficiency, conservation and environmental protection are long term goals for China according to Vice-Premier Li Keqiang ahead of this weeks UN climate change summit in Durban. Li also highlighted that apart from a long term goal, energy efficiency is also an urgent practical option for the country as the global ...

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Philadelphia's Commercial Properties Prime for Energy Efficiency Upgrades
Philadelphia's Commercial Properties Prime for Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Monday 28th November 2011

PHILADELPHIA’S commercial property owners spend 29 percent more on energy than the national U.S. average, making the region's aging buildings ideal candidates for retrofits. Estimates predict that energy efficiency retrofits could spur $618 million in local spending and support 23,500 jobs. Another report details the policies and programmes already undertaken in ...

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Trinidad and Tobago get Energy Efficiency Loan Boost
Trinidad and Tobago get Energy Efficiency Loan Boost

Friday 25th November 2011

A $60 million loan to help Trinidad and Tobago implement a more energy efficient, sustainable and clean energy matrix has been made by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The loan, the first in a programmed series of three consecutive operations, similar to the facility we revealed for Jamaica yesterday, will strengthen ...

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Energy Efficiency Market to Increase by 50% say Pike Research
Energy Efficiency Market to Increase by 50% say Pike Research

Thursday 24th November 2011

THE market for energy efficiency services and equipment is on the rise as national governments look to reduce energy consumption by improving the efficiency of their nations building stock.  With buildings being one of the largest sources of energy consumption, the opportunity to improve energy efficiency is significant, from the ...

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Public Sector Doubles Emissions Targets
Public Sector Doubles Emissions Targets

Wednesday 23rd November 2011

NEW research released by the Carbon Trust reveals that the UK’s public sector has doubled its determination to tackle climate change over the past five years, despite difficult economic times. Fresh analysis of 472 public sector bodies shows that average carbon reduction targets have almost doubled since 2006, rising from 16 ...

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Energy Companies Call for Tougher 'EU 2030 Climate and Energy Package'
Energy Companies Call for Tougher 'EU 2030 Climate and Energy Package'

Wednesday 23rd November 2011

THREE leading European energy utilities want the European Commission to present a second ‘Climate and Energy Package’, including binding 2030 targets on carbon reductions, renewables and energy efficiency. The three energy companies – Eneco (the Netherlands), Dong Energy (Denmark) and SSE (United Kingdom) are making the call. Following the First ...

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South Africa Must Become Energy Efficient
South Africa Must Become Energy Efficient

Tuesday 22nd November 2011

South Africa needs to become more energy efficient if it is to meet industrialisation pressures. "It is clear that we cannot continue on a wasteful path as we have been on. We all know that an economy cannot grow without energy but that does not mean inefficient use of energy," said ...

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