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Proposed Energy Efficiency Regulation for Kenya
Proposed Energy Efficiency Regulation for Kenya

Friday 2nd September 2011

KENYA’S Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) is about to introduce new regulations to reduce energy losses in industry, commercial buildings and large institutions. The Commission is proposing Energy Management Regulations 2011, that will lead to the implementation of energy efficiency and energy conservation measures across these three sectors. Eng Kaburu Mwirichia, the Director ...

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Kazakhstan President calls for Improved Energy Efficiency
Kazakhstan President calls for Improved Energy Efficiency

Thursday 1st September 2011

THE Kazakh President, Nursultan Nazarbayev has called on fellow politicians to give consideration to, and then approve, a bill increasing the nations energy efficiency and energy conservation. Nazarbayev said to Kazakhstan’s Parliamentarians: "I ask you to effectively submit this important issue of energy conservation." He cited the example of South Korean President, ...

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Haircuts Deliver Energy Cuts For Japanese Firms.
Haircuts Deliver Energy Cuts For Japanese Firms.

Monday 29th August 2011

AFTER Japan’s disasters in March they have looked to cut energy use, due to loss of generating capacity - but cuts to save energy can vary. Apart from losing the Fukushima nuclear power plant, safety checks at Japan’s other nuclear power plants has greatly strained supply, and with a suggested move ...

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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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South Africa Face Mandatory Energy Conservation
South Africa Face Mandatory Energy Conservation

Friday 26th August 2011

SOUTH Africa’s state utility Eskom could try for a mandatory Energy Conservation Scheme (ECS), if energy savings fall below 10 percent by commercial and domestic consumers. Eskom revealed the ECS proposal in a statement yesterday, but it will need government approval before it can be actioned. The utility also said that ...

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Grand Hyatt São Paulo Awarded for Environmental Efforts
Grand Hyatt São Paulo Awarded for Environmental Efforts

Thursday 25th August 2011

THE Grand Hyatt Hotel in São Paulo has been honored as a 2011 World Saver by Condé Nast Traveller magazine, which includes reducing energy waste. Announced in the September 2011 issue of the magazine and as part of the fifth annual World Savers Awards, Grand Hyatt São Paulo is recognized for ...

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Improving Energy Efficiency Benefits All - Chu
Improving Energy Efficiency Benefits All - Chu

Wednesday 24th August 2011

Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of Energy, highlighted that the whole community benefits when people improve the energy efficiency of their businesses and homes. Yesterday at a summit designed to educate entrepreneurs on how the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) supports small businesses, Chu explained: "You have more money in your pocket. ...

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India's CII and BEE promote Energy Efficiency for Industry
India's CII and BEE promote Energy Efficiency for Industry

Sunday 21st August 2011

THE Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has partnered with the Indian Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) to enhance competitiveness through improving industries energy efficiency. With the aim to promote energy efficient practices, the two organisations arranged Workshops on Enhancing Competitiveness through Energy Efficiency at various industrial locations in the Northern Indian ...

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Newfoundland tackle Energy Efficiency and Climate Change
Newfoundland tackle Energy Efficiency and Climate Change

Friday 19th August 2011

THE NEWFOUNDLAND Provincial Government released two action plans this week that will help Newfoundland and Labrador meet its energy efficiency and climate change goals. The papers, Energy Efficiency Action Plan 2011 and Climate Change Action Plan 2011, outline areas the province recognises as challenges and they also list how government, business ...

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Energy Efficiency Challenge for U.S. Northwest Industries
Energy Efficiency Challenge for U.S. Northwest Industries

Friday 19th August 2011

TO GET more industries in the U.S. Northwest to aggressively pursue energy efficiency, the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), have launched the 25inTENsity Challenge. The 25inTENsity Challenge is a new regional initiative developed by non-profit NEEA and its Northwest utility partners to encourage and assist industries to work toward a unified ...

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Ghana to Introduce Energy Labelling for Buildings
Ghana to Introduce Energy Labelling for Buildings

Thursday 18th August 2011

GHANA’S Government is to develop an energy labelling system for buildings, which will also be compulsory, according to the Ghana News Agency (GNA).      The agency report that it is another step in Ghana’s efforts in ensuring that all buildings reach a high energy efficiency and environmental standard.      Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin, Ghana’s ...

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Australian Winery Chills with Energy Saving
Australian Winery Chills with Energy Saving

Thursday 18th August 2011

AN Australian Winery has discovered a way to save AUS$110,000 annually by improving energy efficiency. A report by Stephen Williams in the Newcastle Herald reported on the Tamburlaine Winery in Pokolbin, New South Wales (NSW). The organic winery has not only saved so much of their energy costs but have done ...

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Cyprus Urged to Save Energy to Lessen Power Shortages
Cyprus Urged to Save Energy to Lessen Power Shortages

Wednesday 17th August 2011

CYPRUS has been suffering from power shortages over the summer so energy saving efforts need to continue for the foreseeable future. Christos Christodoulides, Director of the Transmission System Operator, has called for care with electricity consumption, with a need for energy efficiency and saving. Christodoulides revealed that currently power demand was limited ...

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Fiji Push their Energy Conservation Efforts
Fiji Push their Energy Conservation Efforts

Tuesday 16th August 2011

IN THE Pacific Island State of Fiji, existing energy efficiency initiatives are being ramped up by the Government to improve energy efficiency and save money. The initiatives have been in place for a while, but little has been achieved, hence a push now to educate the population to think about energy ...

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Greening U.S. Commercial Buildings could save $1.2 Trillion
Greening U.S. Commercial Buildings could save $1.2 Trillion

Monday 15th August 2011

THE U.S. Green Buildings Council (USGBC) claim that investing in energy efficient buildings is central to the country reducing its energy consumption by 23 percent by 2020, saving $1.2 trillion. The conclusion comes from a study sponsored by USGBC on the benefits of green buildings, combined with other non-transportation initiatives. Apart ...

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UK Businesses Report: Energy Saving Good, but could do Better
UK Businesses Report: Energy Saving Good, but could do Better

Monday 15th August 2011

MORE UK businesses are reported to be taking action to save energy, according to the latest survey from by the Forum of Private Business (FPB). 41 percent of UK firms have made changes in business processes to make them more energy efficient, with a further 28 percent reporting that they have ...

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Over Half of UK SMEs losing out on Energy Saving
Over Half of UK SMEs losing out on Energy Saving

Friday 12th August 2011

POWER utility Npower have announced that the results of research showing over half of the UKs SMEs are failing to benefit financially from energy saving. Although small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) are seeking ways to manage the bottom line in the current tough economic climate, many have no measures in ...

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Business, Government and Utility Unite in South Africa over Energy Savings
Business, Government and Utility Unite in South Africa over Energy Savings

Thursday 11th August 2011

THE NORTH West African Chamber of Commerce (NWACC) in South Africa is supporting Eskom’s 49M energy saving initiative as the country faces an energy supply crisis. The initiatives moniker, 49M, refers to the population of South Africa, and is approved by the South African Government and business partners, with the aim ...

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India Cautious of G20 Energy Roadmap
India Cautious of G20 Energy Roadmap

Wednesday 10th August 2011

THE Indian Government has reacted with caution to the potential of the G20 dictating the country’s energy roadmap and what technologies to adopt. The suggestion comes from the G20's sub-group on Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency, which will present a roadmap on how to turn India’s energy sector green and environmentally ...

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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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Texas asked to Reduce Energy Use due to Heat
Texas asked to Reduce Energy Use due to Heat

Friday 5th August 2011

TEXAS is facing an energy supply problem due to suffering from high temperatures and the increased demand on the grid in combating the heat, leading to a call for energy efficiency. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) issued a power watch this week to businesses and consumers across the state, ...

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Mid-point for Battle of the Buildings Energy Efficiency Competition
Mid-point for Battle of the Buildings Energy Efficiency Competition

Thursday 4th August 2011

THE University of Central Florida is currently in the lead out of 245 buildings battling it out in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Starnational building competition. We reported on the Battle of the Buildings competition earlier in the year but now the EPA have released the halfway point results, ...

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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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Energy Efficiency Popular with Tasmanian Business
Energy Efficiency Popular with Tasmanian Business

Wednesday 3rd August 2011

ENERGY efficiency is very much on the mind of Tasmanian businesses, as displayed by the more than 160 that attended a free workshop to help save energy and reduce costs. The Business Boost workshop, designed to help small and medium Tasmanian businesses learn about and adopt energy efficient methods, was held ...

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Thailand Need to Spend Billions on Energy Efficiency Promotion
Thailand Need to Spend Billions on Energy Efficiency Promotion

Tuesday 2nd August 2011

THE Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency Department reckon Thailand could have to spend 400 billion baht ($13.6 billion) over the next twenty years in promoting energy efficiency. Danai Egkamol, Director of the department's Bureau of Energy Regulation and Conservation told the Bangkok Post, "World oil prices rise each year, prompting governments ...

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