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Survey Reveals Energy Efficiency Desire and Financial Challenges
Survey Reveals Energy Efficiency Desire and Financial Challenges

Wednesday 11th May 2011

A NEW survey, the 2011 Energy Efficiency Indicator, reveals growing interest in energy efficiency gains, despite hurdles in raising the necessary finance. The survey, released yesterday by Johnson Controls, claims that many companies face financial challenges when trying to improve the energy efficiency of their buildings, this is despite ever increasing ...

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UK Building Bosses call for Compulsory Energy Efficiency Data
UK Building Bosses call for Compulsory Energy Efficiency Data

Tuesday 10th May 2011

SOME of the UKs leading property bosses are calling for the British Government to force commercial landlords to publish the energy efficiency of their buildings. A letter from CEOs of British Land, Land Securites and Hammerson and signed by the developer of the Olympic Village, Lend Lease, called for the Prime ...

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80 Percent of Europeans Say
80 Percent of Europeans Say "Yes" to Binding Energy Saving Target

Tuesday 10th May 2011

EU citizens want energy efficiency measures to reduce energy bills and make the target of 20 percent energy savings by 2020 binding, according to a European Parliament survey. The European Union (EU) set itself the three goals in 2007 of reducing greenhouse gases by 20 percent, raising energy efficiency by ...

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Kenyan Manufacturers Benefit from Energy Efficiency
Kenyan Manufacturers Benefit from Energy Efficiency

Monday 9th May 2011

MANUFACTURERS in Kenya are using energy-efficient technologies to save on production costs, increase the competitiveness of their products and hence protect their bottom line. An audit in 2010 by the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) Centre for Energy Efficiency Conservation revealed significant savings of Sh783 million ($9,282,421) on energy costs. The ...

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Nigeria Combats Power Crisis with Energy Efficiency Drive
Nigeria Combats Power Crisis with Energy Efficiency Drive

Monday 9th May 2011

NIGERIA is looking to a four-year programme to drive energy efficiency across the public and private sectors to combat the country’s power crisis. A country has been suffering greatly from frequent power outages, primarily due to an inadequate and unstable power generation and grid. The black outs have forced businesses to ...

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Experts and Scientist Agree on Energy Efficiency
Experts and Scientist Agree on Energy Efficiency

Thursday 5th May 2011

WE HAVE all come to realise that there is a major drawback with using energy as we have been doing - the expense to the environment and the budget, but using less energy has only positives. This was the basic message delivered by policy experts and scientists yesterday at the Rutgers ...

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Thailand Needs to Improve Energy Efficiency to Dent Energy Price Shock
Thailand Needs to Improve Energy Efficiency to Dent Energy Price Shock

Tuesday 3rd May 2011

THE Bangkok Post reports that economists believe Thailand will inevitably suffer impacts from higher energy prices unless it improves existing regulations and enhances energy efficiency. Jeeva A. Perumalpillai-Essex, sustainable development leader for Southeast Asia with the World Bank commented that Thailand's resolve in the 1970s to advance energy efficiency has unfortunately ...

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"Battle of the Buildings" Energy Efficiency Competition Begins

Tuesday 3rd May 2011

THE U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star programme yesterday launched the 2011 National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. Teams from 245 buildings around the country are going head-to-head to improve energy efficiency and determine who can reduce their energy use the most. Nearly five million commercial buildings in ...

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Energy Efficiency Focus for Building Safety Month
Energy Efficiency Focus for Building Safety Month

Monday 2nd May 2011

THIS month marks the 31st anniversary of the International Code Council Foundation's (ICCF) Building Safety Month, with this years focus on energy efficiency, green issues and sustainability. The first week of Building Safety Month , May 1-7, is devoted to green and energy efficiency issues—a timely topic because of the ...

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Further Energy Efficiency Encouragement for South Africa
Further Energy Efficiency Encouragement for South Africa

Friday 29th April 2011

SOUTH Africa faces an uncertain power supply during this winter, as we have previously reported the state owned utility Eskom have called for increased energy saving and efficiency. The current energy supply to demand margin is tight, leading Eskon to make no guarantees of a blackout free winter or load-shedding. With ...

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New York City Update their Sustainablity & Energy Efficiency Plan
New York City Update their Sustainablity & Energy Efficiency Plan

Friday 29th April 2011

IN 2007 New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg launched PlaNYC, the city’s long-term plan for a sustainable future, this week an update to the plan has been released. “Through PlaNYC we learned that the challenges and solutions of managing our growth in a sustainable way interlock with one another,” said Mayor ...

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Japan May Reset Energy Saving Target
Japan May Reset Energy Saving Target

Thursday 28th April 2011

THE Japanese government is likely call on businesses serviced by Tokyo Electric Power Company and Tohoku Electric Power Company to reduce electricity use by 15 percent compared to last year. The Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Banri Kaieda, revealed the possible move today, which sees the target for the ...

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Australian Commercial Porperty Owners Turn to Energy Efficiency
Australian Commercial Porperty Owners Turn to Energy Efficiency

Thursday 28th April 2011

AUSTRALIAN property owners, managers and listed property trusts are faced with rocketing energy prices, new regulations and an upcoming price on carbon. Property owners and managers are now asking how bad this situation will get, with most concluding that the energy price increases alone justify further or new investment into energy ...

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Vegas Resort Saves Big Through Energy Efficiency
Vegas Resort Saves Big Through Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 27th April 2011

MARRIOTT’S Grand Chateau, located at the center of the high-energy Las Vegas Strip, has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) prestigious Energy Star rating. The Energy Star rating is the U.S. national symbol for protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. This signifies that the 40-story-building performs in the top ...

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Proctor and Gamble turn to Energy Efficient Suppliers
Proctor and Gamble turn to Energy Efficient Suppliers

Wednesday 27th April 2011

CORPORATE wisdom is clicking into place as far as energy efficiency is concerned, illustrated by consumer products giant Procter & Gamble (P&G) telling its suppliers to report their energy consumption. Procter & Gamble, who produce many household named products such as Tide, Crest toothpaste and Gillette, now require the regular energy ...

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Warning of Fines for UK Business Under CRC Scheme
Warning of Fines for UK Business Under CRC Scheme

Tuesday 26th April 2011

PRICEWATERHOUSE Cooper (PwC) warned today that UK companies registered with the Government’s Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) efficiency scheme must make sure their reporting is right or face fines. In a statement PwC said companies could add between 5 – 11 percent to their energy bills if they don’t submit their first ...

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Guam Launches Energy Efficiency Initiative
Guam Launches Energy Efficiency Initiative

Tuesday 26th April 2011

THE GOVERNMENT of Guam has launched an energy initiative today, aiming to reduce its spending through energy efficiencies. Guam Governor Eddie Calvo revealed that his council of economic advisors will work with all stakeholders in the implementation of the energy efficiency effort. The Guam Department of Education revealed that they are ...

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Indian State looks to Energy Efficiency to Close Power Gap
Indian State looks to Energy Efficiency to Close Power Gap

Monday 25th April 2011

TARGETING High Tension (HT) energy consumers to make energy efficiency improvements may be the best way for India’s southern most state of Tamil Nadu to close their 2,500 MW power deficit. HT consumers are those that draw over 112 kW of power. They include big industries and large commercial establishments such ...

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Experts Agree Energy Efficiency Pays for Businesses
Experts Agree Energy Efficiency Pays for Businesses

Monday 25th April 2011

ENTERPRISES gain many benefits from energy efficiency measures making any investment well and truly worth it industry experts said at a conference at the University of Michigan, U.S. Experts highlighted that a better understanding of how to quantify savings needs to be addressed, as this is delaying energy efficiency investments. Seth ...

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Further Calls for Binding Energy Efficiency Target
Further Calls for Binding Energy Efficiency Target

Friday 22nd April 2011

THE EUROPEAN Commission is about to launch its Roadmap for a resource-efficient Europe, but there are warnings that EU climate targets will not be achieved in the absence of binding energy efficiency targets. 



 CEE Bankwatch Network resource campaigner Marijan Galovic states: “Over the past months, we have learnt that without ...

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London 2012 Olympics aim for Green Medal Perfomance
London 2012 Olympics aim for Green Medal Perfomance

Friday 22nd April 2011

THE London Olympics 2012 is planned to be the greenest, most sustainable and energy efficient Olympics ever, from the construction, operation and also supply line. Many businesses, services and agencies need to be able to conform to sustainability standards to be able to benefit from the event by fulfilling requirements for ...

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Illinois State Building Improves Energy Efficiency by 68 Percent
Illinois State Building Improves Energy Efficiency by 68 Percent

Thursday 21st April 2011

ILLINOIS Governor Pat Quinn announced yesterday that the state’s Bilandic Building has received the U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR award, as one of the nations most energy-efficient buildings. The Michael A. Bilandic Building in Chicago has increased its energy efficiency by nearly 68 percent since 2008, resulting in significantly reduced energy usage ...

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Earth Day 2011 Looms
Earth Day 2011 Looms

Thursday 21st April 2011

TOMORROW, April 22, is Earth Day 2011 when many nations, organisations, businesses and individuals to demonstrate their commitment to environmental protection, sustainability and energy efficiency. For 41 years, Earth Day—April 22—has inspired many. From greening schools to hosting town hall discussions on energy efficiency investment and green jobs, Earth Day Network ...

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Colorado Considers Energy Efficiency Disclosure Law
Colorado Considers Energy Efficiency Disclosure Law

Wednesday 20th April 2011

COLORADO State legislators in the U.S. are considering a potential new law requiring building owners to reveal how energy-efficient a commercial space is to prospective tenants or buyers. A group of Denver-area businesses could be the model for "greener" policies statewide. Denver restaurant owner Gene Tang is a member of "Eat Greener ...

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Jamaican Public Bodies told to Save Energy
Jamaican Public Bodies told to Save Energy

Wednesday 20th April 2011

JAMAICAN public organisations along with other government agencies have been instructed to reduce their energy consumption this financial year. Audley Shaw, the Jamaican Finance and Public Service Minister, said on Tuesday that the Jamaican government will be setting an aggressive programme of energy efficiency and conservation. Shaw answered queries from members of ...

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