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Empire State Building Rises High on Energy Efficiency
Empire State Building Rises High on Energy Efficiency

Friday 15th July 2011

ONE of the world’s most iconic buildings, the Empire State, gained further recognition for its energy efficiency improvements, reducing energy use by 38 percent and annual savings of $4.4 million. The ground-breaking energy efficiency work at the Empire State Building, described by PR Newswire as the World's Most Famous Office Building, ...

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U.S. Hospitals Energy Efficiency Progress but More to be Done
U.S. Hospitals Energy Efficiency Progress but More to be Done

Monday 11th July 2011

ACCORDING to a survey recently conducted by Health Facilities Management magazine and the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) U.S. hospitals and health systems are expanding their energy efficiency efforts. After the recent economic downturn, the 2011 Hospital Energy Management Survey shows health companies and facilities are making progress in energy ...

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Philippines to set new Energy Efficiency Standards
Philippines to set new Energy Efficiency Standards

Monday 11th July 2011

THE Philippine Department of Energy (DOE) is to develop new standards for energy efficiency before the end of 2011, the agency’s top official said. Jose Rene Almendras, Energy Secretary, revealed the intention after an uproar from industry calling for updated guidelines on energy efficient technology and equipment. Almendras stated: “We’re going to ...

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Energy Efficiency Investments leave Cleantech Behind
Energy Efficiency Investments leave Cleantech Behind

Friday 8th July 2011

THE latest Cleantech investment figures, released yesterday by the Cleantech Group, reveal a drop in general investment but with plenty of growth in energy efficiency technology and energy management software. According to the latest figures from the Cleantech Group, Cleantech venture investments dropped by as much as a third during the ...

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Worldwide Power Shortage
Worldwide Power Shortage "Likely" without $16.6 Trillion

Thursday 7th July 2011

THE IEA claim that global electricity shortages are “likely to continue” due to difficulties raising investments of $16.6 trillion to meet the estimated 2 percent annual growth in electrical demand. Countries can minimise the economic, social and environmental impacts of electricity shortages by developing emergency strategies to save energy well in ...

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14 Initial Partners Join U.S. Better Buildings Challenge
14 Initial Partners Join U.S. Better Buildings Challenge

Tuesday 5th July 2011

THE US Government’s energy efficiency Better Buildings Challenge has been boosted by 14 companies and communities that have committed to the scheme. The Better Building Challenge is part of the Better Buildings Initiative and was launched earlier this year by U.S. President Barak Obama. The Initiative aims to encourage private sector ...

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Energy Efficiency Market to Continue Growth
Energy Efficiency Market to Continue Growth

Monday 4th July 2011

DESPITE financial difficulties for many economies and industries the energy efficiency market shows remarkable growth according to new research. The White paper published by Pike Research identifies trends across the energy market and this new research predicts continuing development and growth of the energy efficiency industry over the next year. The research ...

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Lugar Fires-off Practical Energy Plan for U.S.
Lugar Fires-off Practical Energy Plan for U.S.

Friday 1st July 2011

U.S. SENATOR Richard Lugar is pushing a national energy plan which he claims will save billions of dollars by improving energy efficiency and increasing domestic oil production. Lugar unveiled his 2011 Practical Energy Plan on his Facebook page via a live stream yesterday morning. The plan looks to break the countries dependence ...

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Hawaii's Capitol Enters Energy Efficiency Battle
Hawaii's Capitol Enters Energy Efficiency Battle

Thursday 30th June 2011

HAWAII'S State Capitol employees are fighting it out in the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Battle of the Buildings in an effort to be the most energy-efficient workplace in the U.S. Hawaii NewsNow reports the words of Jon Chin from the State Energy Office of the Department of Business, Economic Development, and ...

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Simplification Proposals for UK CRC Scheme
Simplification Proposals for UK CRC Scheme

Thursday 30th June 2011

Proposals to make the UK's CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme simpler (formerly Carbon Reduction Commitment) easier and more straightforward have been outlined. The CRC scheme started in April last year to reduce carbon emissions in businesses through energy efficiency improvements. Following recent discussions with businesses, industry, other scheme participants and regulators the proposals ...

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Firms Missing out on Energy Efficiency Savings
Firms Missing out on Energy Efficiency Savings

Wednesday 29th June 2011

THE Green Corporate Energy event in London yesterday had a basic message for executives - embrace energy efficiency and enjoy the savings - which many are failing to do. New research was presented at the event revealing that 51 percent of firms reckon they are realising less than one third of ...

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Sustainability Challenge Produces Savings
Sustainability Challenge Produces Savings

Monday 27th June 2011

THE initial results have been published from the pilot energy efficiency projects as part of Sustainable Stamford’s Corporate Sustainability Challenge, in the City of Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.A. The city is the first municipality to take part in the Challenge, launched by Sustainable Stamford, the city’s volunteer environmental task force, and the ...

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Energy Efficiency Master Plan for Malaysia
Energy Efficiency Master Plan for Malaysia

Friday 24th June 2011

MALAYSIA is in the final stages of formulating a National Energy Efficiency Master Plan, that is expected to have a major impact on the country. Datuk Sri Peter Chin, Malaysian Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water, announced the news of the master plan, which is intended to be the catalyst ...

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Perfect Time for Australian Retail Energy Efficiency Measures
Perfect Time for Australian Retail Energy Efficiency Measures

Thursday 23rd June 2011

AUSTRALIAN energy prices are climbing rapidly, and the countries businesses are beginning to take evermore interest in improving energy efficiency. Sean Lucy, Head of Origination, Environmental Finance Solutions at the National Australia Bank (NAB), writing for Climate Spectator states that now is the perfect time for business leaders to engage with ...

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New EU Law to Meet Energy Efficiency Target
New EU Law to Meet Energy Efficiency Target

Wednesday 22nd June 2011

THE European Commission have proposed a new law to push the public and private sector organisations to save energy, putting the EU on track for 20 percent savings by 2020. The European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union (EU), said in a statement today: "If nothing changes in the ...

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Pakistan Implement Framework Law on Energy Efficency
Pakistan Implement Framework Law on Energy Efficency

Tuesday 21st June 2011

PAKISTAN plans to publicise an energy efficiency framework law this year with the view of making substantial annual energy savings, sources revealed yesterday. Sources from within Pakistan’s Planning Commission revealed to the local press that the framework law carried the potential of dramatic savings in the beleaguered energy supply through improved ...

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Australian Government could have saved $75 Million through Energy Saving
Australian Government could have saved $75 Million through Energy Saving

Monday 20th June 2011

The Australian Federal Government is trying to reach an agreement on a carbon price, but The Sydney Morning Herald claims the Government has shelved some of its own key energy efficiency commitments. The paper states that they have failed to publish an annual update on its energy use since 2007-08. It ...

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U.S. DOE in Partnership to Expand Commercial Building Energy Efficiency
U.S. DOE in Partnership to Expand Commercial Building Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 14th June 2011

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced a partnership with The Appraisal Foundation as part of the administrations target to improve commercial building energy efficiency by 20 percent by 2020. The partnership aims to expand access to energy efficiency and building performance information for commercial buildings and help American businesses to reduce ...

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EU Minister Want Voluntary Energy Efficiency Targets
EU Minister Want Voluntary Energy Efficiency Targets

Monday 13th June 2011

EUROPEAN Union (EU) Energy Ministers said friday, that efforts to improve energy efficiency in the 27-Member States should include voluntary rather than binding national targets. The EU set a 20 percent boost in energy efficiency by 2020 target but the European Commission (EC) projected it will fail and will reach ...

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Japan needs to plan for more Energy Efficiency and Renewables
Japan needs to plan for more Energy Efficiency and Renewables

Thursday 9th June 2011

BLOOMBERG New Energy Finance report that Japan should become a global leader in energy efficiency and renewable energy as it rebuilds its power infrastructure after the disaster in March. The Fukushima Nuclear Reactor disaster and resultant energy crisis in Japan, opens the way for the country to embrace a fully rounded ...

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UK Low-Carbon Projects at Risk
UK Low-Carbon Projects at Risk

Wednesday 8th June 2011

THE UK Government risks failing to achieve emissions reduction targets despite its ambition, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). 
Launching its latest Climate Change Tracker today, the CBI said the UK Government had set the wheels in motion in a number of key areas, including providing more clarity on ...

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Nova Scotia Target Government Buildings for Energy Efficiency Upgrades
Nova Scotia Target Government Buildings for Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Wednesday 8th June 2011

NOVA Scotia is investing $10 million to improve the energy efficiency of government-owned buildings, which will save energy and money and protect the environment. “Nova Scotians want their government to take action toward a more sustainable future and lead the way to a healthier economy and environment,” said Bill Estabrooks, Minister ...

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SMEs miss £5.7 Billion Growth from Sustainability Benefits
SMEs miss £5.7 Billion Growth from Sustainability Benefits

Thursday 2nd June 2011

BRITISH Bank Lloyds TSB Commercial claim that SMEs will miss out on a potential £5.7 billion of economic growth over the next three years if they fail to address sustainability. The bank, which questioned over 1,500 British businesses with a turnover of less than £15 million, discovered the majority of small ...

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African Nations turn to Energy Efficiency for Growth
African Nations turn to Energy Efficiency for Growth

Wednesday 1st June 2011

SOUTH African Development Community (SADC) Ministers are increasing efforts to promote economic development through energy efficiency to combat power shortages. Africa accounts for only 6 percent of the world’s energy consumption and 3 percent of the electricity generated, despite making up 13 percent of the world population. With SADC representing most ...

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India Set for Mandatory Energy Efficiency Scheme
India Set for Mandatory Energy Efficiency Scheme

Wednesday 1st June 2011

INDIA’S economy is growing between 8 to 9 percent annually, spurring its ambition to become an economic power but making it the world’s third heaviest carbon polluter as energy demand rises. India’s greenhouse gas emissions will continue to rise as they look to improve power supply across the whole country, ...

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