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Asia's Energy Efficiency Industry to Grow by 421% by 2015
Asia's Energy Efficiency Industry to Grow by 421% by 2015

Monday 7th March 2011

RAPID economic growth in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region significantly increased energy demand, which has in turn lead to a greater focus on energy efficiency according to a new report. Pike Research’s report, “Energy Efficient Buildings:  Asia Pacific” analyses market issues and opportunities related to energy efficiency solutions for commercial buildings ...

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Filipino Companies to Benefit from Energy Efficiency
Filipino Companies to Benefit from Energy Efficiency

Thursday 3rd March 2011

40 FILIPINO companies in the Davao City region have made a commitment to practice energy efficiency and energy management systems after attending a national workshop on energy efficiency. Jesus C. Anunciacion, the assistant director for Philippines Energy Efficiency and Conservation Division, said that the companies who made the commitment during the ...

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Battle Awaits over Binding Energy Efficiency Targets
Battle Awaits over Binding Energy Efficiency Targets

Thursday 3rd March 2011

JO LEINEN, chair of the European Parliament's environment committee, warned the European Union (EU) executive that it will have a fight over binding energy-efficiency targets. Leinen told EurActiv: "The Parliament will strongly lobby for a binding target. We can criticise the executive of the EU and at the very end we ...

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Increasing Energy Prices Prioritise Efficiency for Businesses
Increasing Energy Prices Prioritise Efficiency for Businesses

Wednesday 2nd March 2011

HIGHER fuel costs are pushing energy efficiency up the agenda for British businesses but fear that action will be too expensive in the short term according to a new survey. Energy advisors energyrethinking today released the results of the survey they commissioned in association with the Institute of Directors (IoD). Over ...

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A Mandatory Energy Efficiency Scheme for South Africa?
A Mandatory Energy Efficiency Scheme for South Africa?

Wednesday 2nd March 2011

SOUTH AFRICA’S state-owned power company Eskom said yesterday that it wants the government to set a mandatory energy efficiency scheme as a safety net. We revealed recently that Eskom expects there to be further difficulties for South Africa as they try to rank up their generating capacity, which is currently struggling ...

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Obama Announces Incentives for Energy Efficiency
Obama Announces Incentives for Energy Efficiency

Monday 28th February 2011

U.S. PRESIDENT Barack Obama has outlined a plan to offer incentives to commercial buildings that implement energy efficiency measures. Obama’s “Better Buildings Initiative” announced recently aims to boost energy efficiency by 20 percent in commercial type buildings, including schools, universities, offices, stores, municipal facilities along with commercial buildings. Obama made the announcement ...

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UN Calls for 2% GDP Investment in Green Economy
UN Calls for 2% GDP Investment in Green Economy

Wednesday 23rd February 2011

INVESTING two percent of global GDP into ten key sectors can kick-start a transition towards a low carbon, resource efficient Green Economy a new report launched this week states. The report, ‘Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication’, says that investing 2% of worldwide GDP, which about ...

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Education and Information Vital to Save Energy
Education and Information Vital to Save Energy

Tuesday 22nd February 2011

FOR PUBLIC and private sector organisations to become energy efficient more is needed than technology, at least according to a new study. Kathryn Janda, a researcher at the UK Energy Research Centre, authored a report which revealed the importance of educating and informing people about energy use, efficiency and hence changing ...

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Energy Efficiency key to Zero Energy Commercial Buildings
Energy Efficiency key to Zero Energy Commercial Buildings

Monday 21st February 2011

ENERGY efficiency is key to achieving zero energy use in commercial buildings, reveals two reports in the United States. The two new reports from the Zero Energy Commercial Buildings Consortium (CBC) on achieving net-zero-energy use in commercial buildings say "high levels of energy efficiency are the first, largest and most important ...

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"Energy Shock" for Australian Businesses

Monday 21st February 2011

AUSTRALIAN businesses are set to be hit by soaring electricity costs, with prices predicted to be double 2008 prices by 2015, a report by Australian Industry Group (AIG) reveals. The report “Energy shock: confronting higher prices” delivers a grim message for businesses, with the federal government’s renewable energy scheme expected to ...

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Ireland Aim for a more Ambitious Energy Efficiency Plan
Ireland Aim for a more Ambitious Energy Efficiency Plan

Friday 18th February 2011

IRELAND’S Energy Minister Pat Carey has stated that an updated and more ambitious Energy Efficiency Action Plan is needed for his country. “Ireland’s first action plan succeeded in focusing national energy policy on measures which can deliver a sustainable energy future.” Carey explained. “The actions outlined in the National Energy Efficiency Action ...

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Chile's Plans to Combat Power Blackouts
Chile's Plans to Combat Power Blackouts

Friday 18th February 2011

CHILE’S government has plans to reduce voltages to cut energy consumption nationwide and avoid potential energy cuts in the future. Chilean media report that the risk of blackouts is growing as a result of reduced rainfall, necessary to feed Chile’s hydroelectric reservoirs, and have predicted a 10 percent rise in energy ...

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States Embrace Energy Efficiency
States Embrace Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 16th February 2011

ENERGY efficiency programmes offer relatively inexpensive, easy fixes resulting in reduced costs and emissions leading to many States across the U.S. grabbing what has been labelled "low-hanging fruit". Many American states appreciate the need for energy efficiency and are pushing ahead, full-steam, with energy-savings targets. Together, these states will help the ...

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South Africa Reliant on Increased Energy Efficiency
South Africa Reliant on Increased Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 15th February 2011

SOUTH AFRICAN government minister Sibusiso Ndebele said today that energy efficiency is vital for the countries progress and crucial for the next few years.. Business Report detailed Transport Minister Ndebele’s words to the media on behalf of the infrastructure cluster of ministries. “Energy efficiency will play an increasingly important role in our ...

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Southeast Asian Countries have great Energy Efficiency Potential
Southeast Asian Countries have great Energy Efficiency Potential

Tuesday 15th February 2011

SINGAPORE has the greatest investment potential in Southeast Asia when it comes to energy efficiency improvements, with other countries close behind, according to a new report funded by the British government. The benefits of energy efficiency initiatives are clear, as the investments would help the region's businesses cut back on ...

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Top Executives see Energy Efficiency as a Money Saver
Top Executives see Energy Efficiency as a Money Saver

Friday 11th February 2011

ALMOST 90 percent Fortune 1000 senior executives feel a moral responsibility to make their companies more energy efficient, and only 13 percent motivated by environmental concerns. A poll by Harris Interactive, on behalf of Schneider Electric, found that 88 percent of executives feel a moral responsibility to cut energy use, beyond ...

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EU to act on Binding Energy Efficiency Targets
EU to act on Binding Energy Efficiency Targets

Friday 11th February 2011

THE EUROPEAN Union will impose legally binding energy efficiency targets within two years according to draft documents seen by Reuters. We have reported over the last couple of months the to-ing and fro-ing in the EU’s energy efficiency binding targets debate, but it now seems to be coming to a head. Last ...

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Energy Efficiency and Executive Dilemma
Energy Efficiency and Executive Dilemma

Tuesday 8th February 2011

UNLOCKING the benefits of energy efficiency: An executive dilemma - is a new research report produced by the Economist Intelligence Unit highlighting the importance and challenges of energy efficiency for corporations. The report claims that while around half of executives say energy efficiency initiatives have already helped improve their organisation's bottom ...

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Energy Efficiency Loans for Jamaican SMEs
Energy Efficiency Loans for Jamaican SMEs

Monday 7th February 2011

THE DEVELOPMENT Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) has embarked on a three-pronged initiative to promote its small and medium-sized enterprises energy loan facility. The initiative, to be undertaken over a 24-month period and is which is financed by the PetroCaribe Fund, will include amongst other items an education campaign to showcase energy ...

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Irish Companies Strive for Energy Efficiency
Irish Companies Strive for Energy Efficiency

Saturday 5th February 2011

OVER 50 percent of Irish companies have acted to improve their energy efficiency in the last three years, a new survey by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) reveals. The survey highlights the importance of reducing energy costs and implementing energy efficiency initiatives, demonstrating that businesses on average achieved 12 ...

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Obama's Plan to save Businesses $40 Billion a Year
Obama's Plan to save Businesses $40 Billion a Year

Friday 4th February 2011

U.S. PRESIDENT Obama is following through on his State of the Union address and is getting serious about energy efficiency. He is driving his Better Buildings Initiative, which developed out of his "Better Buildings" program within the Department of Energy, by rolling out three new targets yesterday: improve energy efficiency ...

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EU Leaders Dodge Targets
EU Leaders Dodge Targets

Thursday 3rd February 2011

EUROPEAN UNION (EU) leaders meet in Brussels tomorrow (Feb 4) and are expected to announce a review of energy saving plans but not to the levels called for by many energy and environmental experts. We reported in December that the EU is set to miss its target, leading to stakeholders criticising ...

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Energy Efficient Upgrades in Commercial Properties a Challenge
Energy Efficient Upgrades in Commercial Properties a Challenge

Thursday 3rd February 2011

ENERGY efficient upgrades for the UK’s commercial properties is going to be difficult, warns the head of climate change at Manchester City Council. Speaking at the Retrofit Salford 2011 event, Michael O'Doherty explained adding energy efficiency improvements to commercial properties is more of a challenge than making improvements to residential buildings. He ...

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U.S. Energy Institute's Plans Tackle Energy Challenges
U.S. Energy Institute's Plans Tackle Energy Challenges

Wednesday 2nd February 2011

IN AN attempt to get energy back into focus, the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy yesterday unveiled their strategy to offer realistic solutions to America’s top energy challenges. The FINANCIAL reports on the five-part plan for the Chamber, which was formulated after Energy Institute officials returned from the first phase of ...

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Energy Efficiency Study for Southeast Asia
Energy Efficiency Study for Southeast Asia

Tuesday 1st February 2011

ENERGY efficiency has been described as the ‘low-hanging fruit’ and a new study in Southeast Asia will highlight the fact. The benchmarking study on energy efficiency investments among countries in the Southeast Asian region is to start in the Philippines this Month. Collaboration between the British Embassy in the Philippines and the ...

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