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Nova Scotia Target Government Buildings for Energy Efficiency Upgrades
Nova Scotia Target Government Buildings for Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Wednesday 8th June 2011

NOVA Scotia is investing $10 million to improve the energy efficiency of government-owned buildings, which will save energy and money and protect the environment. “Nova Scotians want their government to take action toward a more sustainable future and lead the way to a healthier economy and environment,” said Bill Estabrooks, Minister ...

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Help for EU Industries to Reduce GHG Emissions
Help for EU Industries to Reduce GHG Emissions

Tuesday 7th June 2011

EUROPEAN energy-intensive manufacturing industry is facing significant added costs based on their green house gas (GHG) emissions with the introduction of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS). The European Commission is calling for proposals to help GHG intensive industries reduce their Trading Scheme costs, which starts in January 2013, ...

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Lebanon Introduces Green Building Rating System
Lebanon Introduces Green Building Rating System

Monday 6th June 2011

THE Lebanon Green Building Council, with support from International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, have launched ARZ, a rating system that will evaluate the energy efficiency of commercial buildings. The rating system is designed to encourage better resource management, decreasing energy costs and addressing climate change. ...

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Tamil Nadu use Energy Efficiency to Cope with Power Outages
Tamil Nadu use Energy Efficiency to Cope with Power Outages

Monday 6th June 2011

THE Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa of Tamil Nadu today has requested Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, to allocate more power to the Southern State as they are currently outstripping their supply. Jayalalithaa sent a letter to the Prime Minister, in which she said: 'Due to increasing demand and stagnant generation of power, ...

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Hong Kong Promotes Energy Efficiency
Hong Kong Promotes Energy Efficiency

Friday 3rd June 2011

Hong Kong’s Secretary for the Environment, Edward Yau, is looking to energy efficiency to reduce the energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) across all districts. Yau revealed that almost 90 percent of Hong Kong’s electricity consumption is from buildings, contributing around 60 percent of the city’s GHG emissions. Yau said: ...

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Cities to Reduce CO2 Emissions
Cities to Reduce CO2 Emissions

Friday 3rd June 2011

FROM London through Los Angeles and onto Sydney cities are working hard to become energy efficient, amongst other environmental measures, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Mayors of 58 of the world’s largest cities have come together at the C40 Cities Summit, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, over the past three days. ...

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Energy Efficiency Wins from World's Troubles
Energy Efficiency Wins from World's Troubles

Thursday 2nd June 2011

IT seems wrong to try and draw positives from Japan’s terrible disaster in March this year, but energy efficiency companies are winners according to one Asset Management CEO. Bloomberg report that Ian Simm, Impax Asset Management Group Plc Chief Executive Officer, stated that energy-efficiency companies are the “stand-out” winners after Japan’s ...

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India Set for Mandatory Energy Efficiency Scheme
India Set for Mandatory Energy Efficiency Scheme

Wednesday 1st June 2011

INDIA’S economy is growing between 8 to 9 percent annually, spurring its ambition to become an economic power but making it the world’s third heaviest carbon polluter as energy demand rises. India’s greenhouse gas emissions will continue to rise as they look to improve power supply across the whole country, ...

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Energy Efficient Electric Motors Offer Big Savings
Energy Efficient Electric Motors Offer Big Savings

Monday 30th May 2011

THE first global analysis of energy consumption in electric motor- driven systems (EMDS) has been presented in a new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA). Electric motors are used in a wide range of industrial systems, but also in many types of applications (such as pumps and compressors) in the ...

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Report on Importance of Information-Based Energy Efficiency
Report on Importance of Information-Based Energy Efficiency

Thursday 26th May 2011

THE U.S. Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) this week announced the findings of a major study analysing the impact of information-based energy efficiency programmes, which produced impressive results. The report identifies energy reductions that could generate billions in savings for Americans and reduce carbon (CO2) emissions by more than 8.9 million metric ...

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Win-Win for Korean Big and Small Businesses on Energy Saving
Win-Win for Korean Big and Small Businesses on Energy Saving

Wednesday 25th May 2011

KOREA has come up with an unusual way for big companies, such as the Hyundai Motor company, and small businesses to cooperate on energy efficiency and lower emissions. The cooperation could be described as a financial and technological partnership system between big and small businesses with the aim of reducing greenhouse ...

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Impressive First Quarter Energy Saving for Cuban Province
Impressive First Quarter Energy Saving for Cuban Province

Wednesday 25th May 2011

THE CUBAN central Camagüey province have ended the first quarter of 2011 with an impressive saving of energy and money through an energy saving project. The energy savings made across Camagüey also represent substantial environmental benefits, as a calculated reduction of 3,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions resulted from the efforts ...

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UK Carbon Tax will
UK Carbon Tax will "Create a Divide" Between Companies

Monday 23rd May 2011

ENERGY efficiency industry expert claims the UK government goes "far beyond" expectations, warning investors can "no longer afford to ignore" carbon efficiency according to the Financial Times (FT). The FT reports that Ralph Pettengell, chief of executive of Carbon Footprint Investments, claims that the proposal of a 50 per cent cut ...

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UK Propose 50 Percent Emissions Cut by 2025
UK Propose 50 Percent Emissions Cut by 2025

Wednesday 18th May 2011

THE UK yesterday issued its fourth Carbon Budget, proposing an audacious target of, eventually, an 80 percent cut in greenhouse gas emissions. A limit on the total amount of greenhouse gases to be emitted by the UK between 2023 to 2027 has been proposed to cut Britain’s emissions by 50 percent ...

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Firms need to Monitor Energy Use to Save
Firms need to Monitor Energy Use to Save

Tuesday 17th May 2011

THE British Council for Offices (BCO) have stated that businesses who want to improve their green credentials need to monitor their energy usage. According to the BCO, the first step for companies and organisations who wish to improve their energy efficiency is to be able to calculate and see the ...

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IEA - 25 Percent Reduction in CO2 Emission from Buildings Achievable
IEA - 25 Percent Reduction in CO2 Emission from Buildings Achievable

Tuesday 17th May 2011

THE International Energy Agency (IEA) said yesterday, CO2 emissions from buildings could be reduced by 25 percent through implementing existing energy saving technology. The new report from the International Energy Agency released yesterday shows how heating and cooling technologies that are energy-efficient and that emit little or no carbon dioxide can ...

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China Needs to Improve Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings
China Needs to Improve Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings

Monday 16th May 2011

MANY provinces in China are already suffering from inconsistent power supply, with the China Daily claiming that this shows the urgent need for improved energy efficiency in public buildings. The power system failings, even before the peak season, is a concern for China, who need their public buildings to meet the ...

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Turkish State Buildings to be made Energy Efficient
Turkish State Buildings to be made Energy Efficient

Monday 16th May 2011

TURKEY is looking to make its state buildings energy efficient, such as office blocks, hospitals and student dormitories, all of which will need to be upgraded to make the savings. The Turkish Ministry of Public Works has decided to convert the buildings, starting with around 100 properties, according to data gathered ...

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Russia get IFC Financial Help to Improve Energy Efficiency
Russia get IFC Financial Help to Improve Energy Efficiency

Friday 13th May 2011

THE International Financial Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is teaming up with the Russian Energy Agency (REA) to aid to Russia improve its energy efficiency. The REA and IFC signed a memorandum of understanding yesterday with the aim to help Russian industry and housing to become energy ...

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Australian Budget Casts Shadow on Solar
Australian Budget Casts Shadow on Solar

Wednesday 11th May 2011

IN TUESDAY night's Australian Federal Budget announcements, Australia's renewable energy sector took a battering, although further funds are released for energy efficiency programmes. The budget allocated A$13m (US$14.13 million) in extra funding to support energy-efficiency programmes, with more than A$20m (US$21.7 million) being provided to improve the reporting of greenhouse gas ...

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Survey Reveals Energy Efficiency Desire and Financial Challenges
Survey Reveals Energy Efficiency Desire and Financial Challenges

Wednesday 11th May 2011

A NEW survey, the 2011 Energy Efficiency Indicator, reveals growing interest in energy efficiency gains, despite hurdles in raising the necessary finance. The survey, released yesterday by Johnson Controls, claims that many companies face financial challenges when trying to improve the energy efficiency of their buildings, this is despite ever increasing ...

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80 Percent of Europeans Say
80 Percent of Europeans Say "Yes" to Binding Energy Saving Target

Tuesday 10th May 2011

EU citizens want energy efficiency measures to reduce energy bills and make the target of 20 percent energy savings by 2020 binding, according to a European Parliament survey. The European Union (EU) set itself the three goals in 2007 of reducing greenhouse gases by 20 percent, raising energy efficiency by ...

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Report Calls for UK to Forget Renewable Target
Report Calls for UK to Forget Renewable Target

Friday 6th May 2011

THE UK should abolish its renewable energy targets and focus on cheaper ways to reduce carbon emissions, according to researchers at Policy Exchange. Britain could save 12.5 billion pounds ($20.6 billion) by cutting back ambitious wind farm projects and "renegotiate its commitment" to the European Union’s (EU) target of generating 20 ...

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Experts Call for Energy Efficiency Policies for Buildings
Experts Call for Energy Efficiency Policies for Buildings

Wednesday 4th May 2011

THIRTY of Europe’s leading energy efficiency executives released an open letter last week calling for the European Union to push policies for the energy efficiency of buildings. The letter was published simultaneously in Le Monde, the Financial Times, the Handelsblatt, Berlingske, and the European Voice. It urges European ministers to favour ...

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U.S. EPA Energy Efficiency Challenge for Manufacturing
U.S. EPA Energy Efficiency Challenge for Manufacturing

Monday 2nd May 2011

ONE year ago, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) challenged the U.S. manufacturing industry to improve their energy efficiency by 10 percent or more within five years. Over that time, 240 manufacturing sites have responded to the Energy Star Challenge for Industry and 34 sites have improved their energy efficiency by ...

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