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Energy Use to Increase by 53 Percent Predicts the EIA
Energy Use to Increase by 53 Percent Predicts the EIA

Wednesday 21st September 2011

A NEW projection of future energy use predicts an increase of 53 percent by 2035 - but improved energy efficiency could make a significant dent in this increase. International Energy Outlook 2011 (IEO2011) released today by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) presents updated projections for world energy markets through to ...

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2012 a Crucial Year for Climate Investment in Africa
2012 a Crucial Year for Climate Investment in Africa

Thursday 15th September 2011

A CONFERENCE to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, next January looks to address the importance of climate change finance and carbon markets for the whole of Africa. Since carbon markets were first mooted and started, Africa has not seen the same level of benefits that were hoped for. Africa still ...

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UK's Environment Agency save £6m  a Year Through Sustainability
UK's Environment Agency save £6m a Year Through Sustainability

Monday 12th September 2011

THE UK’s Environment Agency (EA) have made energy savings since 2006 adding to £6 million a year in cost savings from sustainability. The report shows that within five years, the Agency have reduced building energy use by 15 per cent and carbon emissions by 17 per cent, and they are on ...

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Ban Ki-moon Promises Climate Change Action
Ban Ki-moon Promises Climate Change Action

Monday 5th September 2011

THE leader of Kiribati, a low-lying Pacific Nation threatened by rising seas, was promised “real action” against Climate Change by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today. Ban and the President of Kiribati, Anote Tong, today stressed that climate change posed the most serious threat to the livelihoods, security and survival of the ...

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Australia to Fund Commercial Building Energy Efficiency
Australia to Fund Commercial Building Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 31st August 2011

ALONG with announcing AUS$35.2 million in funding to Green 90 buildings, Innovation Minister, Senator Kim Carr said Australia's commercial buildings generate significant greenhouse gas emissions every year. "The Government and building owners must work together to improve our buildings and create a richer, fairer and greener Australia," Senator Carr said. "The buildings ...

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White Paper Looks to Avoid a Train Wreck through Energy Efficiency
White Paper Looks to Avoid a Train Wreck through Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 31st August 2011

THE American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) have published an interesting White Paper entitled: “How to Avoid a Train Wreck: Replacing Old Coal Plants with Energy Efficiency.” The report highlights that over the past year, the U.S. utility industry has experienced significant angst over pending updates to utility environmental ...

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China to Step-Up Building Energy Efficiency Renovations
China to Step-Up Building Energy Efficiency Renovations

Monday 29th August 2011

CHINA Daily reveals that a legislative report says China is going to accelerate building renovations to improve the energy-efficiency of ever more structures.

 The report deals with the implementation of the Energy Conservation Law, and has been submitted to the National People's Congress’ Standing Committee, China's top legislature, during the bi-monthly ...

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Australia can more than Double Emission Cuts
Australia can more than Double Emission Cuts

Wednesday 10th August 2011

A REPORT by a ClimateWorks think-tank states that Australia will achieve over double the Treasury’s forecasted emissions cuts through carbon pricing and energy efficiency. Anna Skarbek, ClimateWorks Australia Executive Director, said the research shows that if implemented successfully, Australia’s carbon price package announced by the Government with the default scheme cap ...

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A Call for Display Energy Certificates for all UK Non-Residential buildings
A Call for Display Energy Certificates for all UK Non-Residential buildings

Tuesday 9th August 2011

THE UK Green Building Council has recommended the mandatory  Display Energy Certificates (DEC) for all non-residential buildings – as early as next year. DECs were introduced in 2008 and were required in all public sector buildings/offices larger than 1000m2; that are frequently visited by the public. DECs were not made ...

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IEA Report Reveals Carbon Pricing is not Enough
IEA Report Reveals Carbon Pricing is not Enough

Friday 5th August 2011

NEW analysis published by the International Energy Agency examines whether energy efficiency policies are redundant once carbon pricing is implemented. To date, many academics and government officials have argued that putting a price on carbon – most commonly through taxes or emissions trading – is all that is needed to ...

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NYSERDA Helps Reduce Energy Costs by $5.5 million
NYSERDA Helps Reduce Energy Costs by $5.5 million

Thursday 4th August 2011

Municipalities, K-12 school districts, hospitals, businesses and colleges throughout New York City continue to make energy-saving investments that are reducing energy costs by more than $5.5 million annually. The information came from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) yesterday, revealing the energy savings in New York City—35.3 ...

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Taipei Has World's Officially Certified Greenest Tall Building
Taipei Has World's Officially Certified Greenest Tall Building

Wednesday 3rd August 2011

THE TAIPEI 101, a 1,667-foot tower, has earned the highest US Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certification, for energy efficiency and environmental design. The LEED certification means that the tower is officially recognised as the world's tallest green building, with the full title of the ...

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Mexico City's Green Plan is Working
Mexico City's Green Plan is Working

Tuesday 2nd August 2011

GREENHOUSE gas (GHG) emissions have been reduced by 5.7 million metric tonnes (mt) in Mexico City since it began its Green Plan in 2008, the Mexico City government has announced. The reduction represents 82 percent of Mexico City's overall target of reducing GHG emissions by 7 million mt of CO2eq, which ...

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U.S. DOE and ASHRAE Sign Agreement on Building Energy Standards
U.S. DOE and ASHRAE Sign Agreement on Building Energy Standards

Thursday 28th July 2011

THE U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) have renewed their agreement to improve building energy efficiency standards. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) underscores the commitment between DOE and ASHRAE to improve building energy standards that reduce energy costs and carbon pollution ...

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The Postman Delivers Lower Energy Bills to Himself
The Postman Delivers Lower Energy Bills to Himself

Wednesday 27th July 2011

THE U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has saved $400 million since 2007 through improved energy efficiency. As the USPS passed the two year mark since the completion of one of the country’s largest green roofs, they have reported more than $400 million in energy cost avoidance since fiscal year (FY) 2007. Proactive steps, ...

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New England Business Look for Energy Efficiency Support
New England Business Look for Energy Efficiency Support

Monday 25th July 2011

OVER 225 New England businesses issued a letter today urging the regions governors to support and improve the areas Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), pointing to the economic benefits. State officials are now preparing for the 2012 Programme Review required by the original RGGI agreement - the region’s market-based energy efficiency ...

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Lots of Energy Savings Available from Refrigeration
Lots of Energy Savings Available from Refrigeration

Thursday 21st July 2011

A NEW guide from the UK’s Carbon Trust lays out easy, no or low cost steps that businesses can take to cut their refrigeration energy bills by up to 20 percent. The Trust highlight that refrigeration often consumes significant amounts of energy, generally up to 50 percent of energy costs for ...

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China looks for Increased Efforts on Energy Efficiency
China looks for Increased Efforts on Energy Efficiency

Thursday 21st July 2011

CHINESE Premier Wen Jiabao has called for increased efforts in energy saving and efficiency to reduce emissions over the next five years and promote sustainable development. A statement released after a State Council meeting revealed that China fulfilled the majority of the binding energy-saving and emission reduction goals it laid down ...

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Chicago to Initiate Energy Efficiency Upgrades
Chicago to Initiate Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Wednesday 20th July 2011

RAHM Emanuel, the new Mayor of Chicago, U.S.A. is displaying his green credentials by announcing an energy efficiency retrofit programme for 100 of the city’s buildings. The buildings will receive the upgrades in lighting, mechanical equipment and water conservation technology through the "Guaranteed Energy Performance Contracting" program. The city will initially identify which buildings ...

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NSW Businesses save $70M through Energy Efficiency Programme
NSW Businesses save $70M through Energy Efficiency Programme

Tuesday 19th July 2011

NEW South Wales' (NSW) small to medium-sized businesses are benefitting from the Australian Government's energy-efficiency programmes, saving AUS$70 million in energy costs. The Sydney Morning Herald reported that new data reveals that these combined savings in the State have been achieved for around AUS$8 million worth of Government subsidy over the ...

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UK Retailers and Business Services Firms to Lose Out
UK Retailers and Business Services Firms to Lose Out

Monday 18th July 2011

RESEARCH reveals that UK retailers and business services firms are least likely to invest in energy efficiency this year, missing out on 20 percent or more savings on energy costs. The figures from British Gas indicate that 26 percent of retailers and 22 percent of business services firms, including corporate lawyers ...

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Empire State Building Rises High on Energy Efficiency
Empire State Building Rises High on Energy Efficiency

Friday 15th July 2011

ONE of the world’s most iconic buildings, the Empire State, gained further recognition for its energy efficiency improvements, reducing energy use by 38 percent and annual savings of $4.4 million. The ground-breaking energy efficiency work at the Empire State Building, described by PR Newswire as the World's Most Famous Office Building, ...

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Keeping the UK's Lights On
Keeping the UK's Lights On

Thursday 14th July 2011

UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne has laid out the Government's plans for reforming the electricity market, with the intention of incentivising energy efficiency and renewables. With a quarter of the UK’s generating capacity shutting down over the next ten years, as old coal and nuclear power stations ...

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Help for Australian Business with Carbon Tax
Help for Australian Business with Carbon Tax

Tuesday 12th July 2011

AUSTRALIAN steel makers and manufacturers have been described as key winners under a AUS$9.2 billion compensation package for industries affected by their new carbon tax. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Australian manufacturers, over four years, will get AUS$1.2 billion for improving energy efficiency and investments in clean energy technology, meanwhile ...

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UK CRC Scheme to be Simplified
UK CRC Scheme to be Simplified

Tuesday 12th July 2011

THE UK Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) will simplify the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme to lessen the burden on businesses, according to UK climate change minister Greg Barker. Barker pointed to the success of the first year of the CRC scheme (Carbon Reduction Commitment), with many UK businesses now ...

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