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Vegas Resort Saves Big Through Energy Efficiency
Vegas Resort Saves Big Through Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 27th April 2011

MARRIOTT’S Grand Chateau, located at the center of the high-energy Las Vegas Strip, has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) prestigious Energy Star rating. The Energy Star rating is the U.S. national symbol for protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. This signifies that the 40-story-building performs in the top ...

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Warning of Fines for UK Business Under CRC Scheme
Warning of Fines for UK Business Under CRC Scheme

Tuesday 26th April 2011

PRICEWATERHOUSE Cooper (PwC) warned today that UK companies registered with the Government’s Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) efficiency scheme must make sure their reporting is right or face fines. In a statement PwC said companies could add between 5 – 11 percent to their energy bills if they don’t submit their first ...

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Further Calls for Binding Energy Efficiency Target
Further Calls for Binding Energy Efficiency Target

Friday 22nd April 2011

THE EUROPEAN Commission is about to launch its Roadmap for a resource-efficient Europe, but there are warnings that EU climate targets will not be achieved in the absence of binding energy efficiency targets. 



 CEE Bankwatch Network resource campaigner Marijan Galovic states: “Over the past months, we have learnt that without ...

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London 2012 Olympics aim for Green Medal Perfomance
London 2012 Olympics aim for Green Medal Perfomance

Friday 22nd April 2011

THE London Olympics 2012 is planned to be the greenest, most sustainable and energy efficient Olympics ever, from the construction, operation and also supply line. Many businesses, services and agencies need to be able to conform to sustainability standards to be able to benefit from the event by fulfilling requirements for ...

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Bright Future for UK Cleantech Companies
Bright Future for UK Cleantech Companies

Tuesday 19th April 2011

THE UK’s cleantech companies are feeling optimistic about the future, according to research released today by the UK’s Carbon Trust with 77 percent planning to expand workforce in next year. Defying the wider economic uncertainty, the UK’s cleantech companies have become more confident about their prospects in the last year ...

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New Zealand's Emissions Down
New Zealand's Emissions Down

Monday 18th April 2011

NEW ZEALAND Climate Change Minister Nick Smith has welcomed reports on the country's greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) showing their Emissions Trading Scheme is working The country’s GHG Emissions figures for 2009 and the projected net position for 2008-2012 show the that New Zealand is on track to meet its Kyoto commitments. ...

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SMEs Struggle with Energy Efficiency
SMEs Struggle with Energy Efficiency

Friday 15th April 2011

ENERGY Efficiency expert Professor Ross King has suggested that SMEs struggle to become more energy efficient. Professor King, the co-founder and director of the UK based Centre for Sustainable Environmental Management - Brunel Management Programme, said that small to medium sized businesses or enterprises (SMEs) struggle for enough funds to implement ...

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Philippines Combating Outages and Price Hikes
Philippines Combating Outages and Price Hikes

Wednesday 13th April 2011

A TWO-DAY National Training-Workshop on Energy Efficiency and Conservation is being held in the Dumaguete City, Philippines to combat the almost daily blackouts and oil price hikes. The Philippines’ Department of Energy (DOE) and Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) have arranged the workshop, with DAP Managing Director Regina Fernandez stating ...

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New York State Capital Region Save $4.5M Yearly on Energy
New York State Capital Region Save $4.5M Yearly on Energy

Friday 8th April 2011

THE NEW York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced yesterday that 219 Capital Region businesses are reducing energy costs by nearly $4.5 million annually. The savings are as a result of the energy efficiency upgrades and sustainable building projects supported by NYSERDA during 2010.   

The energy savings—more than 48 ...

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London's Streets to be Paved with Green
London's Streets to be Paved with Green

Friday 8th April 2011

THE MAYOR of London has confirmed the continuation of key energy efficiency programmes supported by £116.5 million from the London Development Agency (LDA) and other organisations are to go ahead. As a result of accessing substantial levels of funding from a spread of funding sources (including private sector, London Green Fund ...

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Australian Climate Group Calls for Action
Australian Climate Group Calls for Action

Thursday 7th April 2011

CLIMATEWORKS Australia say the country’s failure to embrace energy efficiency projects, and setting a carbon price, is costing business and the whole economy. The climate think tank outlined over 50 practical ways for policies to be set that would help Australia to reach their five percent emissions reduction target by 2020. ClimateWorks ...

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EBRD Warn of Insufficient Climate Action
EBRD Warn of Insufficient Climate Action

Wednesday 6th April 2011

THE EUROPEAN Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) report claims that insufficient support is holding back climate action across the former Soviet bloc countries and into central Asia. The joint Special Report on Climate Change “The Low-Carbon Transition”, by the EBRD and Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the ...

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Nuclear Future for UK but Energy Efficiency takes Focus
Nuclear Future for UK but Energy Efficiency takes Focus

Tuesday 5th April 2011

BRITAIN, along with many other nations, have been looking to nuclear energy for future power generation, but after the Fukushima accident energy efficiency is taking centre stage. Last week Nick Clegg, the UK’s Deputy Prime Minister, raised concerns about a delay in future nuclear power plant development, telling reporters that new ...

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Japan May Review Emissions Reduction Target
Japan May Review Emissions Reduction Target

Monday 4th April 2011

JAPAN has mooted that it will review its carbon emission reduction goals after the nuclear disaster highlighted the radiation risk of nuclear energy as a low-carbon energy source. Yukio Edano, Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary, said the country’s carbon emission reduction targets were likely to be reviewed after the earthquake, the resulting ...

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Calls for Change in New Zealand's Energy Efficiency Strategy
Calls for Change in New Zealand's Energy Efficiency Strategy

Monday 4th April 2011

ENVIRONMENT and Conservation Organisations (ECO) called today for the New Zealand Government to urgently revise their Energy Strategy and address decarbonising the country’s energy production and use. The ECO was responding after the release by New Zealand’s Coal Action Network of the government’s almost complete Energy Strategy and National Energy Efficiency ...

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Car Dealers can Enjoy Substantial Savings through Energy Efficiency
Car Dealers can Enjoy Substantial Savings through Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 29th March 2011

UK CAR dealers could make substantial savings through implementing energy efficiency behaviour and technologies, according to the UK’s Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). New research into dealer energy efficiency revealed that the average car dealership could save as much as £10,000 a year by cutting its energy use. The ...

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China sets Higher Energy and Emission Targets
China sets Higher Energy and Emission Targets

Monday 28th March 2011

CHINA is making more drastic reductions in energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions than previously planned, in order to sustain its economic growth at lower environmental cost. According to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) the compulsory targets will now require an 18 percent reduction of energy consumption ...

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Consumers Mistrust Businesses Green Claims
Consumers Mistrust Businesses Green Claims

Wednesday 23rd March 2011

BUSINESSES risk facing a costly backlash due to consumer mistrust of firms’ claims of action on climate change and energy efficiency. The results of a new research commissioned by the UK’s Carbon Trust and supported by global brand analysis, from BrandZ.

The research revealed that 90 percent of the public want firms ...

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Ohio Municipality to Improve Energy Efficiency
Ohio Municipality to Improve Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 23rd March 2011

THE small U.S. city of Oregon, a suburb of Toledo in Ohio, is looking to improve the energy efficiency of its city buildings, including the sprawling municipal complex. The aptly named Toledo Blade newspaper reports that the Oregon City Council unanimously agreed to enter a memorandum of understanding with the Toledo-Lucas ...

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Taiwan's Success in Exceeding Energy Efficiency Target
Taiwan's Success in Exceeding Energy Efficiency Target

Wednesday 16th March 2011

TAIWAN’S government set a target to gradually turn the nation into a low-carbon community and that goal has been boosted by a 4 percent energy efficiency increase in 2010. This success, doubling the targeted 2 percent improvement, was announced by Taiwan’s Bureau of Energy (BOE) under the Ministry of Economic ...

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First Choice for Energy Resource is Energy Efficiency
First Choice for Energy Resource is Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 15th March 2011

THE UN Foundation said recently that governments should exploit energy efficiency as their energy resource of first choice. Referring to this comment U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said at an Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference on green buildings that energy could be the definitive challenge of our time, as ...

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2010 Top 10 U.S. Cities for Energy Star Buildings
2010 Top 10 U.S. Cities for Energy Star Buildings

Monday 14th March 2011

THE U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) named the top 10 metro regions with the most energy-efficient buildings in 2010. Los Angeles came in at number one with 510 Energy Star rated buildings, well ahead of second place Washington who have 301, belying the long held view of LA as a smog ...

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Institutional Investment Vital to EU Roadmap
Institutional Investment Vital to EU Roadmap

Thursday 10th March 2011

THE EU needs to work with institutional investors to meet the 2050 targets in their energy efficiency roadmap published this week, the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) have stated. The IIGC feel it is vital for institutional to be considered to shape policies which would encourage the private investment ...

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Europe's
Europe's "Roadmap" for more Energy Savings

Wednesday 9th March 2011

TO LIMIT spiralling energy costs and achieve its own target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, the European Commission said yesterday that the EU must invest heavily in energy efficiency. This opinion came from the unveiling of the Commission’s 'roadmap for moving to a competitive low-carbon economy in 2050'. The plan shows ...

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China Sets Example with Carbon Reduction Goals
China Sets Example with Carbon Reduction Goals

Tuesday 8th March 2011

CHINA seems to be setting the example and seems set deliver a ‘clean industrial revolution’ despite burgeoning expansion and a poor record on greenhouse gas emissions. A new report by The Climate Group commissioned by the HSBC Climate Change Centre of Excellence, says the Chinese government’s decision to put a ‘clean ...

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