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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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Energy Efficiency more than a Wise Business Decision
Energy Efficiency more than a Wise Business Decision

Wednesday 16th March 2011

THE call for energy efficiency and conservation not only benefits business financially but also has advantages for this and future generations. This is the message that the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) Mindanao wanted the business people of the island to understand in its promoting of energy efficiency. Approximately, Php 60 ...

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Survey Reveals Importance of Energy Efficiency to Businesses
Survey Reveals Importance of Energy Efficiency to Businesses

Tuesday 15th March 2011

IN A GLOBAL executive study on energy efficiency half of executives stated it has improved their organisation’s bottom line and will play a more important role in the future. Ingersoll-Rand plc together with the Economist Intelligence Unit announced yesterday the results of the global C-level executive study on energy efficiency and ...

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First Choice for Energy Resource is Energy Efficiency
First Choice for Energy Resource is Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 15th March 2011

THE UN Foundation said recently that governments should exploit energy efficiency as their energy resource of first choice. Referring to this comment U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said at an Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference on green buildings that energy could be the definitive challenge of our time, as ...

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Companies can save Billions Through Resource Efficiencies
Companies can save Billions Through Resource Efficiencies

Monday 14th March 2011

BRITISH businesses can save around £23 billion a year by improving the way they use energy amongst other things. The figures come from research published by the UK Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman and along with energy, water and waste management make up the potential savings. The research identifies these huge potential savings ...

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Singapore Targets Energy Efficiency
Singapore Targets Energy Efficiency

Friday 11th March 2011

IMPROVING energy efficiency is a key strategy for Singapore said Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, in a recent speech. Singapore achieved a decrease of 8 percent in energy intensity between 2005 to 2009, but Ibrahim added: “We will need to continue our efforts to meet our target, under ...

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$200M Investment Energy Efficiency Potential for Armenia
$200M Investment Energy Efficiency Potential for Armenia

Thursday 10th March 2011

THE IFC revealed in their report, “Energy Efficiency: A New Resource for Sustainable Growth” Armenia’s industrial sector could save 14.5 percent of energy costs through improving energy efficiency. IFC (International Finance Corporation) Regional Head for the Caucasus, Thomas Lubeck, revealed the extent of potential savings at the Energy Efficiency Expo 2011, ...

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UK Public Buildings Struggle to Achieve Energy Efficiency
UK Public Buildings Struggle to Achieve Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 8th March 2011

UK GOVERMENT data has revealed that there are three times as many properties in the lowest energy efficiency category than in the top bands. The release of new figures highlight the immensity of the challenge facing the UK government in its plan to improve energy efficiency across the public sector, with ...

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Conflicts as China Pushes for Energy Efficiency
Conflicts as China Pushes for Energy Efficiency

Monday 7th March 2011

CHINA is the world’s second largest economy so their efforts to raise the country’s energy efficiency is important for their own and the worlds economy. They have so far managed to cut energy consumption per unit of GDP by 19.06 percent between 2006 and 2010 on the 2005 levels, however ...

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