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Two States set Example for U.S.
Two States set Example for U.S.

Monday 27th December 2010

IN THE U.S. the prospect of a comprehensive national energy policy seems uncertain, but two states reminded the whole country that bold energy efficiency policies can win bipartisan support. It is generally accepted that energy efficiency would save businesses and consumers millions in wasted energy costs, but national energy efficiency policies ...

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Energy Saving Verification Vital
Energy Saving Verification Vital

Wednesday 22nd December 2010

IN BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, the state legislative auditor has found that two state hospitals have energy efficiency contracts that fail to comply with state law due to a lack of verification. The local Advocate newspaper has reported that the auditor found that savings realised from “energy efficiency” contracts were not measurable ...

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Energy Efficiency Challenge for North China Buildings
Energy Efficiency Challenge for North China Buildings

Wednesday 22nd December 2010

MORE than half the buildings constructed in northern China in 2009 failed to meet China's energy-saving standards, stated an inspection report released this week. China's top legislature conducted an inspection discovering over 2 billion square meters of space in old buildings in northern China in need energy saving upgrades. "Concerning the ...

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Research Predicts Growth in Energy Efficiency Upgrades
Research Predicts Growth in Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Tuesday 21st December 2010

DESPITE the general turndown in new construction due to the global recession, one building-related field has continued to grow: upgrades tied to improving a facilities energy efficiency according to a new white paper. This is the results of a new white paper by Pike Research of Boulder. Colorado US. The report ...

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Energy Efficiency to Reduce Oil Imports
Energy Efficiency to Reduce Oil Imports

Monday 20th December 2010

THE PHILIPPINES government want to see energy efficiency improve as it will reduce the need for oil imports. Such a reduction will also lower the capital and operating cost of electricity and will consequently provide Filipinos with sufficient electricity at lower possible cost, according to Assistant Secretary Leonilo Lariosa of the ...

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Vietnam's Energy Efficiency Success but Improvements Still Needed
Vietnam's Energy Efficiency Success but Improvements Still Needed

Thursday 16th December 2010

THE Vietnamese national programme on energy efficiency and conservation, enacted over the last five years, has recorded a 30 percent higher return than targeted. "Cities and provinces throughout the country have conserved more than 4 billion kWh", said Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Hoang Quoc Vuong at a meeting to ...

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European Energy Efficiency Action Plan Approved
European Energy Efficiency Action Plan Approved

Thursday 16th December 2010

ENERGY Efficient buildings should be a key priority of the forthcoming revised Energy Efficiency Action Plan, say European Parliament Members (MEPs) in a resolution passed on Wednesday. Proper implementation of existing legislation and public sector example-setting were among other proposals listed in the resolution. MEPs also voted for a binding ...

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Orlando Finds Energy Efficient Treasures
Orlando Finds Energy Efficient Treasures

Wednesday 15th December 2010

THE CITY of Orlando in Florida set a dedicated team the task of looking for energy savings and efficiencies at Orlando’s 70 plus-year old Citrus Bowl Stadium and soon came up with substantial energy and hence financial savings. Searching for energy savings surrounding and during the annual Florida Classic American football ...

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Energy Awards Highlights Energy Efficiency
Energy Awards Highlights Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 14th December 2010

A TOTAL of 32 Indian industrial sectors have received a 2010 National Energy Conservation Award today, which is National Energy Conservation Day - providing Indian ministers a chance to highlight energy efficiency. The awards were given by the Indian Union Minister of Power Sushil Kumar Shinde for their achievements in the ...

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Businesses Missing out on Huge Energy Efficiency Savings
Businesses Missing out on Huge Energy Efficiency Savings

Tuesday 14th December 2010

UK BUSINESSES waste up to £1.6 billion ($2.53 billion) annually and undervalue the financial returns gained from investing in energy efficiency leading to reduced energy costs. A report released yesterday by Carbon Trust Advisory, the business arm of the UK government sponsored Carbon Trust, revealed the findings of their study of ...

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India must not Ignore Demand Side Management
India must not Ignore Demand Side Management

Monday 13th December 2010

DEMAND side management (DSM) must not be ignored in India according to Mr Saurabh Gupta, an Associate Fellow with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). Writing in Financial Express and on the TERI website Mr Gupta writes: The need for promoting energy efficiency is well-known. Insufficient capacity additions, increasing environmental concerns and ...

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Back from the Bolivian Brink at Cancun
Back from the Bolivian Brink at Cancun

Monday 13th December 2010

"THIS is an new era of international cooperation in climate change," so claimed Mexican Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa after hours of climate change negotiations at the UN Climate Change Summit. It was 5.30am Saturday morning as Espinosa held a press conference, her tough stance had bit by bit dismissed the only ...

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Russia will not Renew Kyoto Protocol
Russia will not Renew Kyoto Protocol

Friday 10th December 2010

THE UN climate change conference in Cancún along with the future of the Kyoto protocol has been put in doubt after Russia revealed it would not renew its commitment to the decade long treaty. A late-night plenary session Alexander Berditsky, Russia's climate change envoy, stated his country was opposing any renewal ...

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Poor Energy Efficiency of Public Sector Buildings
Poor Energy Efficiency of Public Sector Buildings

Friday 10th December 2010

OVER 70 percent of Scotland’s public sector buildings have a poor energy efficiency rating according to a report by Audit Scotland. The report also revealed there had been little change in the energy used in the Scottish public sector between 2006/07 and 2008/09, yet the energy costs increased by over 20 ...

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Cancun Commitment from Regional and State Governments
Cancun Commitment from Regional and State Governments

Thursday 9th December 2010

THE UN climate change talks in Cancún face an uncertain outcome but an offshoot meeting of over 60 states and regional officials is reporting on real action amongst smaller governmental agencies. The Alliance of state and regional governments met last year at the equivalent UN conference in Copenhagen with its members ...

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Large Energy Consumers could get Paid to Save
Large Energy Consumers could get Paid to Save

Thursday 9th December 2010

LARGE energy consumers could get paid for the energy they save in a new scheme to drive energy efficiency, energy sharing and a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. The UK Minister of State for Energy Charles Hendry revealed the plan for the new scheme that will reward big power consumers for ...

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$26 Trillion Cut in Energy Costs through Energy Efficiency
$26 Trillion Cut in Energy Costs through Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 7th December 2010

COP16, aims to cut $26 trillion energy costs by 2030, according to a new World Economic Forum report today, which was presented today at the Green Solutions Event at COP16, UN Climate Change Forum, in Cancun, Mexico.

 ‘The Energy Efficiency: Accelerating the Agenda’ report emphasises the urgency for energy efficiency to ...

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Construction Industry face huge low Carbon Challenge
Construction Industry face huge low Carbon Challenge

Tuesday 7th December 2010

THE UK construction industry faces the largest change since Victorian times if it is to meet the low carbon agenda, according to an industry report published today. The Innovation and Growth Team (IGT), which is drawn from the construction industry, was tasked by the UK government to consider how the construction ...

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Power Boost but Energy Efficiency still Focus for Visayas
Power Boost but Energy Efficiency still Focus for Visayas

Monday 6th December 2010

THE PHILIPPINES’ central islands area of Visayas are to have three new power plants to overcome a negative power reserve but energy efficiency still needs to be improved. Rey Maleza, supervisor of the Energy Industry Management Division of the Department of Energy (DOE) -Visayas Field Office, revealed yesterday that the three ...

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Hospitals Missing out on Savings from Energy Efficiency
Hospitals Missing out on Savings from Energy Efficiency

Monday 6th December 2010

A SURVEY of U.S. healthcare professionals finds a general recognition of the importance and benefits of energy efficiency, there is widespread undervaluing of the energy and cost savings available. The survey, conducted by the Corporate Realty, Design & Management Institute (CRDMI), looked at the responses to questions about implementation and benefits ...

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£6 Billion Annual Cost of Poor Energy Efficiency in UK Businesses
£6 Billion Annual Cost of Poor Energy Efficiency in UK Businesses

Tuesday 30th November 2010

ACCORDING to the UK’s Environment Agency’s annual Greener Business Report poor energy efficiency is costing UK businesses over £6 billion a year. Notwithstanding this detail, the Environment Agency report that the UK’s industrial sector is showing an improvement in its environmental performance. Over 50 percent of UK industrial sites monitored by the ...

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Cancun: Mankind's Survival Threatened by Climate Change
Cancun: Mankind's Survival Threatened by Climate Change

Tuesday 30th November 2010

THE United Nations Climate Change Conference opened in Cancún, Mexico, yesterday with participants agreeing that climate change is threatening the survival of humans and action needs to be taken. The talks, running from November 29 to December 10, aim to search for solutions to the climate problem, with about 25,000 participants ...

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Chinese Provinces Fall Short on Energy Saving Targets
Chinese Provinces Fall Short on Energy Saving Targets

Friday 26th November 2010

According to an official statement issued this week by the China National Development and Reform Commission, in January to October this year four provinces made very poor progress in their efforts to meet energy saving targets. The provinces, namely Guangxi, Qinghai, Ningxia and Xinjiang, in question are all major producers of steel ...

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£1 Billion Energy Efficiency Savings Available to Public Sector
£1 Billion Energy Efficiency Savings Available to Public Sector

Friday 26th November 2010

THE UK’s Carbon Trust have revealed that the country’s public sector could save £1 billion and shed 46 million tonnes of CO2 a year by improving energy efficiency. The Carbon Trust, a UK government-backed advisory body, have determined several "immediate opportunities" for public organisations to save energy and reduce emissions including, ...

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Energy Efficiency Should Top the EU Agenda
Energy Efficiency Should Top the EU Agenda

Thursday 25th November 2010

ENERGY efficiency should be a key priority of Europe's energy strategy for 2011-2020, say MEPs in a resolution adopted today. Applying existing legislation in full, promoting energy projects and strengthening EU external energy policy are among the other priorities. The future strategy should also strive to achieve a single energy market, security ...

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