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Bright Future for UK Cleantech Companies
Bright Future for UK Cleantech Companies

Tuesday 19th April 2011

THE UK’s cleantech companies are feeling optimistic about the future, according to research released today by the UK’s Carbon Trust with 77 percent planning to expand workforce in next year. Defying the wider economic uncertainty, the UK’s cleantech companies have become more confident about their prospects in the last year ...

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Third of Businesses Losing out on Sustainability Benefits
Third of Businesses Losing out on Sustainability Benefits

Monday 18th April 2011

A THIRD of businesses globally are still to implement energy efficiency and sustainability plans, according to KPMG report. There is widespread and growing acceptance of the increasing value that sustainability programmes have in the private sector today, yet according to a survey from KPMG's global Climate Change and Sustainability practice, over ...

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SMEs Struggle with Energy Efficiency
SMEs Struggle with Energy Efficiency

Friday 15th April 2011

ENERGY Efficiency expert Professor Ross King has suggested that SMEs struggle to become more energy efficient. Professor King, the co-founder and director of the UK based Centre for Sustainable Environmental Management - Brunel Management Programme, said that small to medium sized businesses or enterprises (SMEs) struggle for enough funds to implement ...

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Energy Efficiency the Answer for South Africa
Energy Efficiency the Answer for South Africa

Friday 15th April 2011

ENERGY efficiency could be the immediate solution to South Africa’s current energy crisis argue experts attending the Power and Electricity World Africa conference, in Johannesburg. They added the country should view energy efficiency as “another fuel” that can be used to improve power supply, particularly with the past and expected power ...

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Japanese Businesses Consider Drastic Energy Saving Action
Japanese Businesses Consider Drastic Energy Saving Action

Thursday 14th April 2011

THE ENERGY supply problems continue in Japan after the crisis at the Fukushima nuclear power plant continue to bite into their industry with power outages. Sony revealed today that they are considering giving all its employees in Japan a two-week summer vacation purely to save energy, amid the power shortages in ...

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Philippines Combating Outages and Price Hikes
Philippines Combating Outages and Price Hikes

Wednesday 13th April 2011

A TWO-DAY National Training-Workshop on Energy Efficiency and Conservation is being held in the Dumaguete City, Philippines to combat the almost daily blackouts and oil price hikes. The Philippines’ Department of Energy (DOE) and Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) have arranged the workshop, with DAP Managing Director Regina Fernandez stating ...

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EU Budget must Target Energy Efficiency
EU Budget must Target Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 13th April 2011

CONNIE Hedegaard, the EU's commissioner for climate action, told regional leaders that energy efficiency must be given "bigger priority" with the EU budget used to influence investments in energy-saving. The commissioner stated that the EU should use its financial resources in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while raising energy ...

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Energy Efficiency the Smart Choice for Russia
Energy Efficiency the Smart Choice for Russia

Tuesday 12th April 2011

Russia has an enormous energy resource, namely its energy efficiency potential - according to Jean-Louis Stasi of Schneider Electric writing a post for The Moscow Times. Stasi claims that energy efficiency could ensure Russia's economic growth, and provide enough energy to even exceed expected energy production increase by twofold to fourfold by 2020. According to data from McKinsey it ...

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EU Commissioner calls for more to be done on Energy Efficiency
EU Commissioner calls for more to be done on Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 12th April 2011

GUNTHER Oettinger, European Union (EU) commissioner admitted that member countries have "achieved very little" to meet the 20 per cent energy saving targets. Speaking today at the launch of the EU sustainable energy week, Oettinger forewarned the commission is considering legally-binding energy efficiency targets. He stated that "too little" had been achieved ...

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Combating Ever Rising Energy Bills
Combating Ever Rising Energy Bills

Monday 11th April 2011

BUSINESSES are being encouraged to consider an environmental analysis of their energy use and their energy efficiency to combat ever rising energy bills. More and more companies are analysing their energy efficiency in the face of the "soaring" expense of energy and fossil fuels, says Richard Critchley, policy manager for transport, ...

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Spain to Increase Energy Efficiency
Spain to Increase Energy Efficiency

Thursday 7th April 2011

YESTERDAY the Spanish government revealed an energy-efficiency plan to save nearly €11.48 billion ($16.4 billion) and reducing greenhouse-gas emissions by 36.4 million tons by 2020. Development Minister Jose Blanco presented the plan, stating that the aim is in part to cut Spain's dependence on foreign energy at this time of sky-high ...

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First Green Lease for New York City
First Green Lease for New York City

Wednesday 6th April 2011

NEW YORK law firm WilmerHale, has signed a revolutionary green lease on office space with Silverstein Properties to share in the costs, and benefits, of energy-efficiency building upgrades. The lease for 210,000 square feet of office space over several floors at 7 World Trade Center lower Manhattan, saw New York mayor ...

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Nations face Climate Change Challenge in Bangkok
Nations face Climate Change Challenge in Bangkok

Friday 1st April 2011

THE FIRST round of the UN climate change negotiations since the Cancun summit in December are being held in Bangkok next week, to work on the plans agreed at Cancun. The Bangkok meeting will build on the Cancun agreements and work towards establishing a new global climate change regime, complementing or ...

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Filipino Government Offices Ordered to make Energy Savings
Filipino Government Offices Ordered to make Energy Savings

Friday 1st April 2011

THE Philippine’s Department of Energy (DOE) is to implement two administrative orders that mandate a 10 percent reduction in monthly electricity consumption in all government agencies and facilities. The DOE statement revealed: “The current global energy situation makes it more imperative for government to lead in managing energy use to demonstrate ...

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U.S. Architects Reiterate Top Five Energy Efficiency Proposals
U.S. Architects Reiterate Top Five Energy Efficiency Proposals

Thursday 31st March 2011

THE AMERICAN Institute of Architects (AIA) reacted yesterday to President Obama’s proposals for increasing the nation’s energy security by reiterating its top five energy conservation legislative priorities. AIA President Clark Manus said in a press release: "Architects make design decisions every day that have significant impact on the energy that buildings ...

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Energy Efficiency Presents Russia with Businesses Opportunities
Energy Efficiency Presents Russia with Businesses Opportunities

Wednesday 30th March 2011

THE RUSSIAN government’s enthusiasm for energy efficiency is opening up opportunities for businesses to save money on reduced energy costs and for new start up energy saving businesses. Leonid Sorokin, general director of Honeywell Russia, told The Moscow Times. “It’s just starting, but it is going to be big.” The Moscow Times ...

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Car Dealers can Enjoy Substantial Savings through Energy Efficiency
Car Dealers can Enjoy Substantial Savings through Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 29th March 2011

UK CAR dealers could make substantial savings through implementing energy efficiency behaviour and technologies, according to the UK’s Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). New research into dealer energy efficiency revealed that the average car dealership could save as much as £10,000 a year by cutting its energy use. The ...

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Indian Industry Energy Efficiency Scheme Launches April 1
Indian Industry Energy Efficiency Scheme Launches April 1

Tuesday 29th March 2011

INDUSTRIES across India are gearing themselves up for the launch on April 1 of the PAT scheme (perform, achieve and trade) which aims to improve their energy efficiency. Energy intensive industries across eight sectors with energy consumption more than the specified limit have been notified under the Energy Conservation Act, and ...

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New Zealand needs Mandatory Building Energy Scheme
New Zealand needs Mandatory Building Energy Scheme

Monday 28th March 2011

ROB MURRAY-LEACH, Australian Energy Efficiency Council chief executive officer, advised New Zealand (NZ) that they should adopt a mandatory building energy rating scheme similar to Australia’s. NZResources reports that Murray-Leach, said he understands that NZ and Australian commercial building sectors are different but he believes the economic case for mandatory building ...

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"Use 60 minutes of darkness to help the world see the light," urges Ban Ki-moon

Friday 25th March 2011

UN SECRETARY General Ban Ki-moon leads a host of world and civic leaders supporting Earth Hour 2011 as a powerful symbol of a shared wish for a sustainable and secure future. “All over the world individuals, communities, businesses and governments are creating new examples for our common future – new visions ...

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Extreme Weather Experience leads to Energy Efficiency Action
Extreme Weather Experience leads to Energy Efficiency Action

Tuesday 22nd March 2011

EXPERIENCING extreme weather events increases concern about climate change and a willingness to take energy saving actions a new study reveal. The study by the UK’s Cardiff and Nottingham Universities, published in the first edition of Nature Climate Change, found that people are more prepared to take energy efficiency action to ...

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Earth Hour 8:30 Saturday - Energy Efficiency in Focus
Earth Hour 8:30 Saturday - Energy Efficiency in Focus

Tuesday 22nd March 2011

8:30pm SATURDAY, March 26, is this years Earth Hour when businesses, governments, individuals and communities turn out their lights for one hour to highlight sustainability and energy efficiency. The event began in Sydney in 2007, when 2 million people switched off their lights. By 2010, Earth Hour had created history as ...

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Mandatory Energy Efficiency for Commercial Buildings Considered
Mandatory Energy Efficiency for Commercial Buildings Considered

Monday 21st March 2011

WITH THE Indian State of Tamil Nadu’s power demand is more than 11,000 mega watts (MW), the Tamil Nadu Electrical Inspectorate (TNEI) is considering mandatory  energy efficiency for commercial buildings. The Indian Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC), launched in 2007, lists the energy performance requirements for commercial buildings with an ...

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Japan Forced to Save Energy in Disaster
Japan Forced to Save Energy in Disaster

Friday 18th March 2011

JAPAN has had its focus firmly set on energy efficiency since being hit so tragically by the earthquake and ensuing tsunami a week ago. With the continuing problems at the Fukushima Power Plant and the catastrophic destruction of infrastructure, a nation that once used energy freely is suffering from blackouts and ...

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EBRD Support Sutainable Energy Future for Turkey
EBRD Support Sutainable Energy Future for Turkey

Thursday 17th March 2011

THE EUROPEAN Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) are supporting the development of a more sustainable economy and future for Turkey. The EBRD is strengthening its support for Turkey’s efforts to reduce its energy intensity and promote energy efficiency investments with the launch of a Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) for ...

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