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Hong Kong's Building Energy Efficiency Initiatives
Hong Kong's Building Energy Efficiency Initiatives

Tuesday 21st February 2012

THE Hong Kong Government announced yesterday that the three-year Buildings Energy Efficiency Funding Schemes launched in  April, 2009, will close on April 7. 

With $450 million(US$58M) allocated by the Hong Kong Environment and Conservation Committee, the subsidy schemes have aimed to encourage building owners to upgrade the energy efficiency performance of their ...

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Energy Efficiency Central to Future of Energy Supply
Energy Efficiency Central to Future of Energy Supply

Monday 20th February 2012

ENERGY efficiency is set to grow in impact worldwide according to two multinational oil companies, as reported by Nick Snow in Oil and Gas Journal (OGJ). There have been a raft of energy forecasts for the year ahead, leading one reader of the OGJ to ask a simple question: "With all ...

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UK's Green Deal Offers Opportunities
UK's Green Deal Offers Opportunities

Friday 17th February 2012

THE UK government and business leaders discussed the economic and environmental benefits of the country's Green Deal during a Renewable Energy World 2012 conference panel. The Green Deal programme aims to perform energy efficiency upgrades in UK businesses and residences to reduce energy use, greenhouse gas emissions and energy costs with ...

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Energy Projects Cut Emissions in Taiwan
Energy Projects Cut Emissions in Taiwan

Thursday 16th February 2012

THE Republic of China (ROC) reports that 229 energy and energy efficiency projects that they have promoted has helped reduce CO2 emissions by 4.82 million metric tonnes last year. The figures were announced by the Bureau of Energy (BoE) this week. In their statement they revealed: “Energy density and carbon density ...

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Obama's Robust Energy Efficiency Budget Welcomed by ASE
Obama's Robust Energy Efficiency Budget Welcomed by ASE

Wednesday 15th February 2012

U.S. President Obama’s 2013 budget gives financial muscle to his State of the Union energy efficiency message, the non-profit Alliance to Save Energy (ASE) stated this week. If the U.S. Congress approves the President’s allocations, the United States will be able to better achieve the triple promise of energy efficiency ...

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EU Energy Ministers Need to
EU Energy Ministers Need to "Change Track" on Energy Directive

Tuesday 14th February 2012

EUROPE’S Energy Ministers are being urged by some of the regions largest investors and companies to "change tack" on the EU's energy efficiency directive. 

Today sees the EU’s energy council meeting to discuss the bloc’s draft Energy Efficiency Directive, with the current holder of the EU Presidency, Denmark, is looking to ...

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Bahamian Government Plan to Improve Energy Efficiency and Intensity
Bahamian Government Plan to Improve Energy Efficiency and Intensity

Monday 13th February 2012

THE Bahamas are looking to improve their energy efficiency to combat climate change and energy intensity. Energy use data reveals that the Bahamas imported 7,814,000 barrels of oil and petroleum products in 2010, at a cost of $695,810,000, or approximately 10 percent of The Bahamas' GDP for that year. “The typical household ...

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Energy Saving at Heart of UK Strategy
Energy Saving at Heart of UK Strategy

Friday 10th February 2012

A NEW offensive on cutting energy waste was launched by the UK’s Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey this week, with a new team to improve energy efficiency. Earlier in the week we reported on the anticipated creation of a dedicated team within the Department of Energy and Climate Change ...

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Vietnam's Energy Efficiency Programme to Cost $48m
Vietnam's Energy Efficiency Programme to Cost $48m

Thursday 9th February 2012

THE Vietnam National Programme for Energy Efficiency and Conservation needs around VND1 trillion ($48 million) to save between five and eight percent of the nation's total energy consumption by 2015. This is the conclusion of the country’s Ministry of Planning and Investment. The Programme, started in 2006, encourages, promotes and cultivates science ...

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IEA Supports Slovak Efforts in Energy Efficiency
IEA Supports Slovak Efforts in Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 8th February 2012

THE Slovak Republic has achieved impressive results in increasing energy efficiency in recent years but can do more, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). The IEA, in its review of Slovak energy policies also states that the Republic needs to strengthen its energy security and industrial competitiveness, including further diversifying ...

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Model Created to Map Energy Use in NYC Buildings
Model Created to Map Energy Use in NYC Buildings

Tuesday 7th February 2012

RESEARCHERS from Columbia University’s Engineering School have launched an interactive energy map, showing patterns of power consumption in the five boroughs of New York City. With cities across the globe trying to cut down their energy consumption and lower their carbon footprint and reducing the associated greenhouse gas emissions, knowing where ...

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New Energy Minister & Energy Agency to Drive Efficiencies
New Energy Minister & Energy Agency to Drive Efficiencies

Monday 6th February 2012

THE UK’s new Energy Secretary Ed Davey, is to launch the new Energy Efficiency Deployment Office (EEDO), tasked with saving businesses, and households, money on energy costs. Davey believes that going green can reduce costs considerably, with the EEDO overseeing a reduction in energy demand, which Davey told The Independent ...

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India has a Stake in Developing Climate Change Response
India has a Stake in Developing Climate Change Response

Friday 3rd February 2012

INDIAN Prime Minister Manmohan Singh speaking yesterday at the opening of the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS), highlighted his countries importance in combatting energy efficiency. “As a developing country in the frontlines of climate vulnerability, India has a vital stake in the evolution of a successful, rule-based, equitable and multilateral response ...

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UK Sustainable Business Spending Will Reach £6.8 Billion in 2015
UK Sustainable Business Spending Will Reach £6.8 Billion in 2015

Thursday 2nd February 2012

SPENDING by large UK firms on energy, environment and sustainability initiatives will grow at an average of 16 percent a year between 2012 and 2015, according to a new market forecast. The prediction has been made by independent analyst firm Verdantix. The growth in sustainable business spending in 2012 will be ...

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Energy Efficiency Actions Can Help Reduce Unemployment and Debt
Energy Efficiency Actions Can Help Reduce Unemployment and Debt

Wednesday 1st February 2012

EUROPEAN Union member states who are searching for strategies to fight record-high unemployment and recessionary pressures should look at supporting investments in energy efficiency. So said EU Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard yesterday (Tuesday), and she urged action at a special crisis summit on Monday, when EU leaders pledged 'to create ...

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Tonga's Energy Efficiency Aims Boosted by REEEP Funding
Tonga's Energy Efficiency Aims Boosted by REEEP Funding

Tuesday 31st January 2012

THE Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency (REEEP) are to help fund the Tonga's Energy Roadmap which will improve energy efficiency for the Kingdom. The 10-year Tonga Energy Roadmap (TERM) plan represents a dramatic restructuring of the South Pacific island’s energy sector, aiming at increased energy efficiency, decreasing dependence on imported fossil fuels, ...

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Energy Managers Say Energy Efficiency Issues Ignored by Bosses
Energy Managers Say Energy Efficiency Issues Ignored by Bosses

Tuesday 31st January 2012

ONE in three UK energy managers say that energy efficiency issues are not taken seriously by their bosses or organisations, according to a new report published today by Siemens. According to the research 31 percent of those responsible for energy management and energy efficiency within UK businesses believe the issues are ...

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London's Public Buildings to Get Energy Efficiency Make-Over
London's Public Buildings to Get Energy Efficiency Make-Over

Monday 30th January 2012

HUNDREDS of jobs are set be created and millions of pounds saved for the taxpayer thanks to the Mayor's programme to make public bulidings more energy efficient. Schools, libraries, town halls and hospitals are among nearly 400 public buildings set to get an energy efficiency makeover through London Mayor Boris Johnson's ...

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Climate Change Risk Assessment - UK Needs to Adapt
Climate Change Risk Assessment - UK Needs to Adapt

Thursday 26th January 2012

The UK hopes to be amongst the best prepared nations for the implications of climate change following publication of a groundbreaking study into the threats the country faces. The Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) highlights the top 100 challenges to the UK and our economy of a changing climate and provides ...

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What the President Did Say on Energy Efficiency in his Address
What the President Did Say on Energy Efficiency in his Address

Thursday 26th January 2012

IN HIS State of the Union Address, U.S. President Barack Obama admitted it wouldn’t be possible to pass climate change legislation, although he touched on energy efficiency and clean energy. As we reported earlier, there were calls for Obama to follow through on hoped for legislation on energy efficiency and he ...

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ASE Call for Obama to Push for Energy Efficiency in Address
ASE Call for Obama to Push for Energy Efficiency in Address

Wednesday 25th January 2012

KATERI Callahan, President of non-profit energy efficiency organisation Alliance to Save Energy, encourages U.S. President to continue to push energy efficiency as he prepares his State of the Union Address. Callahan states: “Energy efficiency strengthens the nation’s economy, spurs job growth and reduces dependence on imported energy – while also saving ...

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Washington DC Buildings LEED the List
Washington DC Buildings LEED the List

Wednesday 25th January 2012

IN THE U.S. the District of Colombia (Washington DC) again heads the US Green Building Council’s (USGBC) table of LEED-rated energy efficient buildings per capita. Last year, 18,954,022 square feet of institutional and commercial space across the district earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building certification. The per capita ...

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Millions Can be Saved Through Energy Efficiency in Trinidad and Tobago
Millions Can be Saved Through Energy Efficiency in Trinidad and Tobago

Monday 23rd January 2012

TRININDAD and Tobago’s Energy Minister, Kevin Ramnarine, reckons millions of dollars could be saved by the islands’ industries if they invested in energy efficiency and saving. Ramnarine raised the point during the launch of the Energy Service Company (ESCO) committee in Port of Spain at the end of last week, explaining ...

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Energy Efficiency Advice for Scottish Businesses and Public Sector
Energy Efficiency Advice for Scottish Businesses and Public Sector

Friday 20th January 2012

THE Scottish Government has set up a programme to help businesses and public sector organisations to save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions through improved energy efficiency. The new web portal, the Scottish Energy and Resource Efficiency Service (SERES), is now available and is designed to streamline and make more consistent ...

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Power to be Cut to Buildings Failing Energy Efficiency Code
Power to be Cut to Buildings Failing Energy Efficiency Code

Friday 20th January 2012

INDIAN energy suppliers in the Orissa region will cut electricity supplies to buildings failing to conform to energy efficiency codes, according to officials quoted in the Times of India yesterday. The Times reports that Surya Narayan Mishra, Engineer in chief (electricity) at the state designated agency (SDA), for implementing the Indian ...

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