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Increasing Global Energy Demand to 2030
Increasing Global Energy Demand to 2030

Thursday 19th January 2012

INCREASED energy efficiency and strong growth for renewable energy are forecast in BP’s latest Energy Outlook 2030, published yesterday. The report also predicts global energy demand will continue to grow over the next twenty years, albeit at a slowing annual rate, fuelled by economic and population growth in non-OECD countries. Global energy ...

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Incentives and Clarity Needed for Building Energy Efficiency Improvements
Incentives and Clarity Needed for Building Energy Efficiency Improvements

Wednesday 18th January 2012

THE UK property industry warn that the government’s “Green Deal” on its own is unlikely to deliver the revolution in energy efficiency that is needed to reach UK emission targets. The British Property Federation (BPF) has urged the UK government to take action to bolster the Green Deal by: providing additional fiscal ...

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Importance of Industrial Energy Efficiency: UN Report
Importance of Industrial Energy Efficiency: UN Report

Wednesday 18th January 2012

Industrial energy efficiency is key to sustainable industrial development, according to a flagship publication of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). 

UNIDO’s Industrial Development Report, launched yesterday at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, urges investment in energy-efficient technologies in order to provide the economic, environmental and ...

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Energy Saving Proves Vital for British Retail Landlords
Energy Saving Proves Vital for British Retail Landlords

Tuesday 17th January 2012

BRITISH Land, one of the UK’s largest Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT) is determined to show that energy saving initiatives are not just a lot of hot air. After reducing energy costs by almost a third in its shopping centres and retail parks, British Land is now focusing its environmental efforts ...

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UAE Focus on Improving the Energy Efficiency of Buildings
UAE Focus on Improving the Energy Efficiency of Buildings

Monday 16th January 2012

THE Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) based in Dubai will stress the importance of improving the energy efficiency in existing buildings at its Focus Day on Tuesday (Jan 17). The Focus Day is being held in conjunction with the World Future Energy Summit (WFES), taking place in Abu Dhabi. EmiratesGBC is also ...

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Large Indian Corporations to be Energy Capped
Large Indian Corporations to be Energy Capped

Friday 13th January 2012

LARGE corporations in India will have to keep a close eye on their power usage as the Government is going to set a cap on their energy consumption. According to officials at the Indian Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) a list of around 477 facilities belonging to various large corporations ...

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Energy Efficiency Directive Drags On
Energy Efficiency Directive Drags On

Friday 13th January 2012

EUROPEAN Union Members of Parliament (MEP) have recognised the need for more flexibility for member states when choosing their energy efficiency targets and are close to an agreement. This has become apparent after yesterday’s debate at the European Parliament's Committee on Industry (ITRE) regarding the draft Energy Efficiency Directive dragged on, ...

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Further Pressure for Binding Energy Efficiency Target
Further Pressure for Binding Energy Efficiency Target

Thursday 12th January 2012

SOME states within the European Union are trying to revive a legally binding 20 percent energy efficiency target as energy efficiency funding discussions are taking place in the European Parliament. Supporters of a binding target want to make it harder for member states to argue against energy efficiency funds, because they ...

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Energy Efficient Buildings for South Africa
Energy Efficient Buildings for South Africa

Wednesday 11th January 2012

IN most countries buildings use at least 40 percent of the nations energy - meaning that improving the energy efficiency of the country’s energy stock is vital for the environment and the economy. In South Africa, which is also battling a shortfall in energy capacity, tackling the energy efficiency of buildings ...

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New York City's Great Green Buildings
New York City's Great Green Buildings

Tuesday 10th January 2012

NEW York City was awarded the World Green Building Council’s Government Leadership Award in “Industry Transformation”, as reported this week, for their “Greener, Greater Buildings Plan” on building energy efficiency The “Greener, Greater Buildings Plan” programme concentrates on the City’s larger buildings which produce 45 percent of the City’s CO2 emissions, ...

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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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