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World Green Building Awards
World Green Building Awards

Monday 9th January 2012

THE World Green Building Council, has announced the winning cities in its WorldGBC Government Leadership Awards for Excellence in City Policy for Green Building. The Leadership awards, created in partnership with ICLEI-International and UN-HABITAT, announced the following winners for the varied categories: Best Green Building Policy: San Francisco, USA, for the San Francisco Green Building ...

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Energy Efficiency Will be the Focus of Energy Summit
Energy Efficiency Will be the Focus of Energy Summit

Monday 9th January 2012

ENERGY efficiency will be at the top of the agenda at the World Future Energy Summit, or WFES 2012, in Abu Dhabi later this month. WFES 2012 will devote a special session to energy efficiency, with contributions from many world leaders in energy efficiency, including Siemens and Exxon Mobil. Much of the ...

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States Reach Record Energy Efficiency Investments Levels
States Reach Record Energy Efficiency Investments Levels

Friday 6th January 2012

BUDGET for energy efficiency programmes across the USA reached a record level of $6.8 billion in 2011 - a 25 percent increase over 2010, so writes Joe Romm on Climate Progress. The record amount was due to an increase in the number of improved energy efficiency standards across many States, writes ...

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Brazilian Energy Efficiency Projects Save $1.3 Billion
Brazilian Energy Efficiency Projects Save $1.3 Billion

Thursday 5th January 2012

FROM March 2008 to December 2011, the Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency (ANEEL) calculated 914 energy efficiency projects which produced energy savings of approximately 2.06 million MWh a year. The various projects, with investments of about R$2.4 billion ($1.3 billion), include initiatives related to municipal power management and cogeneration amongst others.   The ...

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New Indian Energy Efficiency Loan Fund
New Indian Energy Efficiency Loan Fund

Thursday 5th January 2012

INDIAN financial services provider Tata Capital, aims to issue Rs 7,000 — 8,000 crore ($1.43-$1.8 billion) for energy efficiency financing over the next five years, a company official said yesterday. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Tata Capital with the Indian Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) to put in ...

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Wales Gains Power for Energy Efficiency Building Regulations
Wales Gains Power for Energy Efficiency Building Regulations

Wednesday 4th January 2012

THE Welsh Government is to use its new powers to improve energy efficiency in non-domestic buildings. The Welsh Government assumes responsibility this week for building regulations from the UK central government in Westminster, and has revealed their energy efficiency plans. From the beginning of this year the Welsh Assembly have the devolved ...

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Energy Efficiency Investments Numero Uno
Energy Efficiency Investments Numero Uno

Wednesday 4th January 2012

EACH new year many predictions are made - here is an interesting one for 2012 claiming that the number one return on investment will be energy efficiency, and why. Website triplepundit.com reckons that 2012 will be the milestone year with the US economy demonstrating sustained economic growth through the adoption of ...

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Scotland's First Minister Calls for Sustainable Action in 2012
Scotland's First Minister Calls for Sustainable Action in 2012

Tuesday 3rd January 2012

SCOTLAND’S First Minister, Alex Salmond, has urged world leaders to make 2012 the 'Year of Climate Justice' with sustainable development and energy policies to become the focus for the year. Salmond made the call ahead of the major UN conference on sustainable development in June, adding that climate justice should be ...

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Viet Nam Businesses to Focus on Energy Efficiency
Viet Nam Businesses to Focus on Energy Efficiency

Thursday 29th December 2011

VIET NAM’S businesses were told the importance of improving energy efficiency to save energy, the environment and to maintain economic development at a forum in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday. "This forum will discuss initiatives and plans to develop green businesses, a friendly environment, energy-savings, and carbon-emissions reductions," said Professor Nguyen ...

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Hawaii Leads the Way in Energy Performance Contracting
Hawaii Leads the Way in Energy Performance Contracting

Thursday 29th December 2011

HAWAII is leading the U.S.A. for investment in energy saving performance contracting for public buildings - also aiming for 70 percent energy needs from clean energy sources by 2030. Hawaii is ranked first according to the listing from the Energy Services Coalition, with the State’s overall energy saving investment exceeding $150 ...

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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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Texas Faces Summer Blackouts
Texas Faces Summer Blackouts

Monday 26th December 2011

THE U.S. State of Texas could face outages next summer unless action, including improving energy efficiency, is taken to allow for more power reserves. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the state grid operator and manager of the wholesale electric market, released its biannual assessment for the next 10 years indicating ...

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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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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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Optimism for the UK Cleantech Sector
Optimism for the UK Cleantech Sector

Tuesday 20th December 2011

OPTIMISM in the UK cleantech sector has witnessed a surprisingly strong increase over the last eight months, claims new research published yesterday by Ernst & Young. However, the market remains less optimistic than a year ago in the UK Coalition Government’s ability to establish the conditions necessary for energy sustainability, cleantech ...

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EU Energy Efficiency Directive to Cost UK Hospitals £70M Annually?
EU Energy Efficiency Directive to Cost UK Hospitals £70M Annually?

Monday 19th December 2011

PROPOSALS for an EU directive designed to encourage countries to reduce their energy consumption has been called "too rigid and top-heavy" by the UK’s NHS Confederation. They also claim that it could cost the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) organisations millions of pounds at a time when the service is already ...

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Sri Lanka Aim to Improve Industrial Energy Efficiency
Sri Lanka Aim to Improve Industrial Energy Efficiency

Monday 19th December 2011

THE Sri Lankan Ministry of Industry and Commerce has launched an energy efficiency programme for the countries industries to combat rising energy and production costs. Using a Public Private Partnership model, the aim of the programme is to help companies to upgrade their energy efficiency, cutting down on the cost of ...

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EU's Energy Efficiency Directive Needs More Work
EU's Energy Efficiency Directive Needs More Work

Friday 16th December 2011

THE purpose of the proposed European Commission's Energy Efficiency Directive is to save energy while increasing growth, but how to combine both still needs to be decided upon by member states. British MEP Fiona Hall told EurActiv, “We are working hard to get compromises on this directive.” The proposal has been ...

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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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Call for Government and Industry to Work Together to Save Energy
Call for Government and Industry to Work Together to Save Energy

Tuesday 13th December 2011

GOVERNMENT and industry need to work together to use fewer resources, improve energy efficiency and encourage businesses to come up with solutions, the Confederation for British Industry (CBI) announced yesterday. . Businesses are increasingly seeking to improve their resource efficiency, particularly energy efficiency, because it offers them a competitive advantage and reduces ...

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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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Moldova Launches Energy Efficiency Campaign
Moldova Launches Energy Efficiency Campaign

Monday 12th December 2011

THE Moldovan Economics Ministry and the Agency for Energy Efficiency has launched the energy efficiency campaign Moldova ECO-Energy. Moldova ECO-Energy is a comprehensive campaign, whose goal is to promote energy efficiency and alternative energy sources. The campaign is conducted by the Moldovan government in partnership with The European Union the United ...

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Energy Efficiency Pledge by South African Government and Business
Energy Efficiency Pledge by South African Government and Business

Friday 9th December 2011

SOUTH AFRICA’S Department of Energy has signed an Energy Efficiency Leadership Network Pledge along with Business Unity SA (BUSA) and the National Business Initiative (NBI). The Pledge aims to improve energy efficiency in South Africa, with the signatories developing an energy efficiency road map, the required energy efficiency targets, work with ...

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