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Energy Efficiency Market to Increase by 50% say Pike Research
Energy Efficiency Market to Increase by 50% say Pike Research

Thursday 24th November 2011

THE market for energy efficiency services and equipment is on the rise as national governments look to reduce energy consumption by improving the efficiency of their nations building stock.  With buildings being one of the largest sources of energy consumption, the opportunity to improve energy efficiency is significant, from the ...

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Almost All New Buildings in China Fall Short on Energy Efficiency
Almost All New Buildings in China Fall Short on Energy Efficiency

Monday 21st November 2011

A CHINESE Senior Government Planner claims that over 95 percent of new buildings that are erected annually are energy inefficient and the country needs to promote energy efficient construction projects. Xinhuanet.com report Tang Kai, Chief Planner of the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development as stating that China builds around 2 ...

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More Energy Efficiency Action Needed from Philippines' Government
More Energy Efficiency Action Needed from Philippines' Government

Friday 18th November 2011

EXPERTS are calling for the Philippines’ Government to incentivise and promote energy efficiency to reduce consumption particularly as cleaner energy is being developed. Philippines’ BusinessWorld Online reports Jose Bienvenido Manuel M. Biona, Research Scientist of De La Salle University commenting at a briefing: "We should look at energy efficiency while renewable ...

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City of Sydney Office Energy Efficiency Scheme
City of Sydney Office Energy Efficiency Scheme

Friday 18th November 2011

THE Australian city of Sydney intends to sign 10 agreements over the next 12 months to improve energy efficiency in the city’s office buildings. A city official said yesterday that the plan is to help commercial building owners to gain access to private capital and to share the upgrade costs with ...

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Success for Viet Nam's Energy Saving Project
Success for Viet Nam's Energy Saving Project

Thursday 17th November 2011

A PROJECT promoting energy saving to small-and medium-sized enterprises in Viet Nam has been hailed a success at a workshop this week in Hanoi. Attendees at the international workshop were told that the success is due in no small measure to a strong commitment from all those involved and efficient project ...

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China Considers Lifting Energy Saving Targets
China Considers Lifting Energy Saving Targets

Wednesday 16th November 2011

THE world's second-largest energy consumer, China, plans to reduce energy consumption further and cut carbon dioxide emission in their 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-2015). China is expected to cut energy consumption of per unit industrial added value and carbon dioxide emissions by 20 percent and above respectively by 2015, compared with the ...

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Cheese and Steel Bear Energy Saving Fruit
Cheese and Steel Bear Energy Saving Fruit

Wednesday 16th November 2011

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is continuing its drive to promote energy saving in Ukraine through specialised energy efficiency initiatives and bearing fruit. The latest programme and the largest to date is the $160 million Ukraine Energy Efficiency programme (UKEEP), which is now nearing completion. In the Ukrainian capital ...

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Study Reveals Boom Times Ahead for U.S. Energy Efficiency
Study Reveals Boom Times Ahead for U.S. Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 15th November 2011

A NEW study from The Brattle Group reveals that energy efficiency improvements could lower U.S. electricity consumption by 5 - 15 percent relative to forecast trends by 2020. “The survey clearly shows that the age of energy efficiency has not come to an end,” said Ahmad Faruqui, one of the study’s ...

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APEC Address Energy Concerns
APEC Address Energy Concerns

Monday 14th November 2011

LEADERS from APEC’s (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) 21 member nations vowed on Sunday to promote green growth, energy efficiency and cut fossil fuel subsidies across the region. The leaders agreed to a non-binding target to reduce the region's high energy intensity, which measures the energy efficiency of national economies, by 45 per ...

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IEA Warns Just Five Years Left to Control Energy Use
IEA Warns Just Five Years Left to Control Energy Use

Friday 11th November 2011

THE International Energy Authority (IEA) warns in its latest World Energy Outlook (WEO) that the world is locking itself into an unsustainable energy future which would have far-reaching consequences. Without a bold change of policy direction, the world will lock itself into an insecure, inefficient and high-carbon energy system, warns the ...

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Little More than Evens on EU Reaching Energy Efficiency Target
Little More than Evens on EU Reaching Energy Efficiency Target

Thursday 10th November 2011

THE European Union’s (EU) chances of meeting its objective of reducing energy consumption by 20 percent by 2020 are little more than even, the EU's top energy official has told EurActiv. EurActiv asked Philip Lowe, the European Commission’s Director General for Energy how confident he was that the target could be ...

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Energy Efficiency League Table Challenged
Energy Efficiency League Table Challenged

Wednesday 9th November 2011

UK business chiefs have challenged the publishing of a new league table ranking firms on their energy efficiency, claiming it presents a false picture of what is happening across industry. We reported yesterday that the UK’s Environment Agency published the Performance League Table (PLT) for the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme detailing ...

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Energy Efficiency Retrofit Call from Diverse U.S. Groups
Energy Efficiency Retrofit Call from Diverse U.S. Groups

Wednesday 9th November 2011

AN unlikely collaboration between businesses and environmentalists in the U.S. is looking to add pressure to the energy efficiency movement for the good of the economy. A broad spectrum of real estate, business, lending, manufacturing, environmental and energy efficiency organisations led by The Real Estate Roundtable, U.S. Green Building Council and ...

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Manchester United Top of CRC League Table
Manchester United Top of CRC League Table

Tuesday 8th November 2011

MANCHESTER United Football Club is back on top, well at least joint top of a new energy efficiency league table under the UK Government's new flagship Carbon Reduction Commitment programme. The current Premier League champions share top spot with 20 other companies and organisations, including Center Parcs, UBS UK Properties, British ...

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Euro Battle over Energy Efficiency Directive
Euro Battle over Energy Efficiency Directive

Tuesday 8th November 2011

THE targets suggested in the EU’s draft energy efficiency directive are being challenged by member states, with the UK and the Netherlands calling for some provisions to be deleted entirely. EurActiv.com reports that one headline figure in the original directive, a mandatory annual 3 percent public buildings energy efficiency renovation rate, ...

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Belgium Follow Suit in Shutting Down Nuclear Power
Belgium Follow Suit in Shutting Down Nuclear Power

Friday 4th November 2011

BELGIUM’S political parties have agreed, at least conditionally, to shut down the two remaining nuclear power stations a government spokes person revealed. A plan for the shutdown of three reactors by 2015 and then elimination of nuclear power in the country by 2025 is conditional on finding enough energy from energy ...

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Japan Calls for Winter Energy Saving after Fukushima
Japan Calls for Winter Energy Saving after Fukushima

Friday 4th November 2011

THE Japanese Government is calling for energy users to reduce consumption by more than 10 percent this winter as more nuclear reactors go offline after the Fukushima disaster in March. Bloomberg reported that a call is to go to the energy users in the area supplied by the Kansai Electric Power ...

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Spirits High Over Energy Saving at Scotch Distillers
Spirits High Over Energy Saving at Scotch Distillers

Thursday 3rd November 2011

THE UK spirits industry has beaten British Government energy efficiency targets through investing in energy-saving schemes, paying off big time for Scotch whisky distilleries. Latest results from the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DEEC) reveal that the 71 sites participating in the Spirits Energy Efficiency Company’s (SEEC) scheme improved ...

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Insured Energy Savings
Insured Energy Savings

Thursday 3rd November 2011

BUILDING owners can undertake retrofits to improve their building's energy efficiency knowing that energy savings are guaranteed, thanks to the introduction of an innovative new "Energy Savings Warranty" insurance product. The policy, when purchased jointly by engineering and contracting firms that are assisting buildings with energy retrofits, provides a financial backstop ...

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London's Green Economy Thriving
London's Green Economy Thriving

Wednesday 2nd November 2011

LONDON’S green economy is thriving, despite the downturn, according to new figures published today by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson. Figures compiled by INNOVAS for a report commissioned by the Mayor, has examined in detail for the first time, the health of the low carbon and environmental goods and ...

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Cities Ranked on Sustainability
Cities Ranked on Sustainability

Tuesday 1st November 2011

COMPARISON of the World’s Cities based on how green they are will soon be possible with the launch of an index that will rank them on their efforts to become ‘smart’. IDC (International Data Corporation), the creators of the Smart Cities Index, claim the Index, first pioneered in the 44 largest ...

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Jobs and Economic Growth from the Energy Efficiency Industry
Jobs and Economic Growth from the Energy Efficiency Industry

Tuesday 1st November 2011

The U.S. National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO) Executive Director, Terry E. Singer, highlighted the benefits the industry brings to the country ahead of its annual conference this week. "At a time when Congress is debating the best way to support job creation, the energy-efficiency industry is one of the ...

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Philippines Energy Efficiency Project Progresses
Philippines Energy Efficiency Project Progresses

Monday 31st October 2011

THE Philippines Department of Energy (DoE) has finished the upgrade of seven government buildings as part of the Energy Efficient Lighting initiative component of the Philippine Energy Efficiency Project (PEEP). The Filipino Government agencies which have received the energy efficiency upgrades are the: National Food Authority, Mines and Geosciences Bureau, National ...

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Australia's Green Building Regulations Kick-In
Australia's Green Building Regulations Kick-In

Monday 31st October 2011

REGULATIONS for Green Buildings in Australia become serious tomorrow - November 1 - with building owners and even tenants facing substantial fines if their commercial space falls short environmentally. The Commercial Building Disclosure (CDB) programme requires a Building Energy Efficiency Certificate (BEEC) if more than 2000 square metres of office space ...

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2011 U.S. Small Business Energy Survey
2011 U.S. Small Business Energy Survey

Thursday 27th October 2011

THE U.S. National Small Business Association (NSBA) released its 2011 Energy Survey this week which revealed the concern most SMEs have over energy costs. Among the key findings: rising energy costs weigh heavily on the majority of small businesses with 87 percent reporting negative impacts on their business. This is likely ...

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