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Energy-efficiency funding granted in South Carolina
Energy-efficiency funding granted in South Carolina

Tuesday 27th October 2009

The city of Charleston in South Carolina is set to roll out a series of energy-saving measures after being awarded $1.1 million (£673,164) in federal stimulus funding. According to the Post and Courier, some of the money will be used to set up a new organisation known as the Charleston Energy ...

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Government departments receive £20m to cut emissions
Government departments receive £20m to cut emissions

Monday 26th October 2009

The UK government will invest £20 million in reducing the carbon emissions and energy bills of its central departments, it has emerged. Energy and climate change minister Joan Ruddock said that the money will be used to help government departments make financial savings, as well becoming more environmentally friendly. The £20 million ...

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Energy-saving initiatives 'help economy to grow'
Energy-saving initiatives 'help economy to grow'

Friday 2nd October 2009

The deployment of energy-efficiency programmes encourages economic growth, supports new businesses and creates new jobs, as well as helping the environment, a report has stated. Environment Northeast, a non-profit organisation carrying out research into green energy solutions in north-eastern America and eastern Canada, recently published a study into the potential impact ...

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California unveils major energy-efficiency investment
California unveils major energy-efficiency investment

Friday 25th September 2009

California has hailed its new programme for energy-efficiency investment as the largest in the history of the US. More than $3 billion has been earmarked by the state to comprehensively retrofit homes and introduce other measures to slash energy consumption among Californian businesses and consumers. According to the California Public Utilities Commission ...

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Pakistan receives bank loan for energy-saving initiatives
Pakistan receives bank loan for energy-saving initiatives

Monday 21st September 2009

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has confirmed that Pakistan will receive funds totalling $780 million (£481 million) to finance energy-saving projects. As part of the ADB's $1.18 billion Energy Efficiency Investment Program, Pakistan will aim to establish energy security and low-carbon growth in a country that regularly suffers major power outages ...

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UK government unveils energy saving initiative for poor areas
UK government unveils energy saving initiative for poor areas

Saturday 12th September 2009

The UK's energy and climate change minister Ed Miliband has launched a new scheme designed to help reduce carbon emissions in deprived areas. The UK government has unveiled a £350 million package of measures that will fund house and whole street makeovers aimed at improving energy efficiency in some of the ...

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Businesses back 10:10 campaign
Businesses back 10:10 campaign

Saturday 12th September 2009

Businesses and celebrities have signed up to a new campaign designed to encourage greater energy efficiency over the next few months. The 10:10 campaign has been launched seeking to encourage businesses and individuals alike to cut their carbon emissions by ten per cent by 2010. The initiative has been launched at the ...

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Carbon Trust: UK has led development of energy saving solutions
Carbon Trust: UK has led development of energy saving solutions

Saturday 12th September 2009

The UK has led the world in the development of many energy saving solutions, according to the Carbon Trust. Dave Raval, head of the organisation's incubation scheme, made his comments as it was announced that the initiative is set to expand in response to a developing need for business support to ...

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UK and China make energy-saving business deals
UK and China make energy-saving business deals

Thursday 10th September 2009

British enterprises will be able to access new business opportunities through a series of new low-carbon investments in China. This is according to British business secretary Lord Mandelson, who was in China this week to speak at a business forum on low-carbon solutions and energy-saving in Beijing. Lord Mandelson said that contracts ...

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UK TV star promotes energy-saving for businesses
UK TV star promotes energy-saving for businesses

Wednesday 9th September 2009

High-profile entrepreneur Theo Paphitis is backing a campaign to help British businesses replace inefficient equipment with funding for new energy-saving products. Paphitis is well-known in the UK as one of the stars of Dragons' Den, a popular television show in which members of the public pitch new business ideas to a ...

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Carrefour China to invest in energy-saving upgrades
Carrefour China to invest in energy-saving upgrades

Thursday 3rd September 2009

A French-based company with retail interests in China is to invest in energy-saving renovations and products across its stores in the country in a bid to reduce its carbon footprint. China Retail News reports that Carrefour China is planning to invest between CNY50 million (£4.5 million) and CNY60 million in energy ...

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Montana schools implementing energy-saving projects
Montana schools implementing energy-saving projects

Friday 28th August 2009

Schools in the US state of Montana are investing in energy-saving products and conservation initiatives aimed at reducing their power usage and carbon footprint. The schools are adopting the green measures thanks to more than $4.8 million in funding made available as part of the Montana Reinvestment Act, according to Billings ...

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Pittsburgh International Airport gets grant for energy-saving project
Pittsburgh International Airport gets grant for energy-saving project

Wednesday 26th August 2009

A grant worth thousands of dollars has been granted to Pittsburgh International Airport for the installation of energy-saving lights designed to lower the facility's carbon footprint. The Allegheny County Airport Authority has taken delivery of $800,000 (£486,000) from the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority for investment in LED lights at the facility. Some ...

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US green product manufacturers get funding from government
US green product manufacturers get funding from government

Tuesday 25th August 2009

Manufacturers of energy-saving products in the US have received backing from the government, which has announced a multi-billion dollar tax break initiative. The Department of Energy and the Treasury have set aside $2.3 billion (£1.4 billion) of tax credits to be awarded to manufacturers of clean-energy products that can help reduce ...

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Four US states receive funding for energy-saving programmes
Four US states receive funding for energy-saving programmes

Saturday 22nd August 2009

Green business opportunities in the US states of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut and Hawaii have been given a boost thanks to a multi-million dollar investment from the Department of Energy (DoE). More than $66 million (£40 million) in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will be advanced to the states ...

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Arizona State University installs LEDs in energy-efficiency project
Arizona State University installs LEDs in energy-efficiency project

Friday 21st August 2009

Arizona State University (ASU) has stepped up its efforts to become more energy-efficient, reduce its carbon footprint and save money by investing in new light emitting-diode (LED) fixtures. Six parking structures at the higher learning institution's Tempe campus have been retrofitted with the LED fixtures, which the university hopes will save ...

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Alabama-based university gets funding for energy efficiency projects
Alabama-based university gets funding for energy efficiency projects

Thursday 20th August 2009

The University of North Alabama (UNA) is to invest in more energy-efficient products and projects after receiving a grant for the second phase of its Green Campus Initiative. A $951,000 grant (£817,000) from the US Department of Energy was awarded to the university on Tuesday (August 11th) for use in making ...

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Back energy-saving initiatives for buildings, report urges
Back energy-saving initiatives for buildings, report urges

Wednesday 19th August 2009

The US government has been called upon to support a plan to make buildings in the country energy efficient because, apart from reducing the nation's carbon footprint, this would create business opportunities. According to the proposal by the Center for American Progress think tank, public policies to encourage widespread private investments ...

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Chinese retailers to get subsidies for energy-saving lights
Chinese retailers to get subsidies for energy-saving lights

Tuesday 18th August 2009

Authorities in China's industrial city of Taiyuan have come up with an energy-saving initiative that is aimed at reducing the amount of power retail enterprises consume. Retailers that invest in energy-saving lights will now benefit from a 50 per cent grant from the government, according to Taiyuan Bureau of Commerce, reports ...

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Missouri to receive multimillion cash injection for energy conservation
Missouri to receive multimillion cash injection for energy conservation

Tuesday 4th August 2009

Companies and homeowners in the US state of Missouri are to receive funding for installation of energy-saving products following the awarding of two federal grants aimed at helping the state to go green. The department of energy is to provide more than $51 million (£31 million) to the state to help ...

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Eliminate red tape to encourage energy-saving initiatives, LGA urges
Eliminate red tape to encourage energy-saving initiatives, LGA urges

Tuesday 28th July 2009

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on the UK government to set up a single kitty worth £7 billion aimed at promoting and supporting energy-saving initiatives. In a report entitled From Kyoto to Kettering, Copenhagen to Croydon, the LGA has stated that the government should cut red tape surrounding green ...

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UK government proposes plans to reduce carbon emissions
UK government proposes plans to reduce carbon emissions

Tuesday 7th July 2009

Rich countries have been called upon by the UK government to set aside billions of pounds to be used to tackle climate change as well as helping poor countries cope with the resulting effects. In a speech on the Roadmap to Copenhagen at London Zoo last Friday (June 26th) prime minister ...

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Invest more in energy saving products, wind association urges
Invest more in energy saving products, wind association urges

Wednesday 24th June 2009

More investment in energy saving products and solutions such as wind turbines needs to be made, according to the British Wind Energy Association, which has said there is a desire for them in the market. Speaking after Newcastle-based consultancy TNEI launched a new software system aimed at helping with the design ...

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