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EU Delay GHG Reduction Target Increase
EU Delay GHG Reduction Target Increase

Tuesday 19th October 2010

EUROPEAN UNION (EU) ENVIRONMENT ministers meeting in Brussels have delayed a decision until next year on increasing Europe’s emissions reduction target from 20% to 30%. We have carried several reports on these pages over recent weeks of the need to increase the target for reducing green house gas (GHG) emissions through ...

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Carrot and Stick for Philippines
Carrot and Stick for Philippines

Friday 15th October 2010

THE EUROPEAN Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) is calling for a law that will provide both incentives and penalties to promote energy conservation. "What’s happening is that building owners have no interest to invest in energy efficiency. So what we want to have is a carrot and stick." ECCP ...

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New Energy Efficiency Legislation for Uganda
New Energy Efficiency Legislation for Uganda

Thursday 14th October 2010

THE UGANDAN government is in the process of drafting a bill to enhance energy efficiency across the country, so said State Minister for Energy, Mr Simon D’Ujanga. D’Ujanga, speaking at the opening of a two-day regional energy efficiency conference in Kampala yesterday, stated: “When the Bill is passed into law, it ...

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$2.3 Trillion Indian Energy Efficiency Plan
$2.3 Trillion Indian Energy Efficiency Plan

Wednesday 13th October 2010

INDIA is to spend $2.3 trillion as a boost to its energy sector by 2030 through improving  energy efficiency and the use of clean technology which will help the country balance growth with environmental aims. India needs to continue burning cheaper fossil fuel to be able to expand the reach of ...

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Industry Leaders Propose Energy Efficiency Task Force
Industry Leaders Propose Energy Efficiency Task Force

Wednesday 13th October 2010

INDUSTRY leaders from some of Europe’s leading companies operating in the energy efficiency sector have met with the EU Energy Commissioner, Günther Oettinger to investigate further cooperation on energy efficiency. 

 The senior business executives are members of the Energy Efficiency Industrial Forum (EEIF) and urged Commissioner Oettinger to focus on ...

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EU Energy Efficiency Needs Big Investment
EU Energy Efficiency Needs Big Investment

Tuesday 12th October 2010

THE EUROPEAN Union's (EU) aim of increasing energy efficiency 20% by 2020 is way off target and they will need to invest EUR1 trillion to meet its climate change targets. This is all according to a draft document seen by the Dow Jones Newswire today. The document will be made public ...

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South Africa Facing Black Outs
South Africa Facing Black Outs

Monday 11th October 2010

SOUTH AFRICA’S Department of Energy has warned that the country will suffer from rolling power black outs unless urgent steps are take to implement energy efficiency and alternative energy sources. The magnitude of South Africa’s power problems were highlighted last week when the department revealed the country’s electricity system was running ...

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Energy Efficiency Sweet Pill  saves Pfizer $2.6 million in 2009
Energy Efficiency Sweet Pill saves Pfizer $2.6 million in 2009

Thursday 7th October 2010

PHARMACEUTICAL giant Pfizer has announced that it saved on average $1.4 million annually by installing energy-efficient light fixtures, timers and occupancy sensors in just one of its facilities. Pfizer’s Kalamazoo, Michigan facility made the saving each year between 2004 and 2009, with savings last year alone totaling $2.6 million, according to ...

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Australian Commercial Property Energy Ratings Loom
Australian Commercial Property Energy Ratings Loom

Thursday 7th October 2010

AUSTRALIAN commercial building landlords are preparing themselves for November 1 and the start of the new disclosure requirements for up-to-date energy efficiency information on commercial buildings. Back in July we reported on these pages that the Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Bill was due to be passed by the Australian Parliament. The ...

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Energy Legislation could hit Profits
Energy Legislation could hit Profits

Wednesday 6th October 2010

INDIAN industrial companies need to take serious energy efficiency measures if they do not wish to have their profits hit by proposed new energy conservation legislation. The Energy Conservation (Amendment) Bill 2010 looks set to kick-starting India's Perform, Achieve and Trade (PAT) scheme, which lays down efficiency targets for energy-intensive industries. The ...

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Namibia Looks to Strengthen Energy Efficiency of its Buildings
Namibia Looks to Strengthen Energy Efficiency of its Buildings

Tuesday 5th October 2010

THE NAMIBIA Energy Efficiency Programme (NEEP) held a workshop on Monday as part of their efforts to implement a much needed energy efficiency buildings strategy for the southern African republic. "Energy conservation is an unending and all encompassing effort that must be embraced and implemented by all sectors of the society," ...

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State Government Buildings to Save 25 per cent of Energy
State Government Buildings to Save 25 per cent of Energy

Tuesday 5th October 2010

PUNJAB state government buildings in northern India are looking forward to energy savings of between 20-25 per cent via efforts by the state’s energy efficiency agency. Having received a 5 star rating from the Indian Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) for its office building, The Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) is ...

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Property Developer Enjoys 23 Per Cent Energy Savings
Property Developer Enjoys 23 Per Cent Energy Savings

Monday 4th October 2010

AN ENERGY efficiency drive by a commercial property developer based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, has slashed their energy bill by 23 per cent. The Vancouver Sun reports on Jawl Properties and the results of an energy audit of their 14 commercial buildings in Victoria. The newspaper states that the ...

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Energy Efficiency can Power Latin America's Growth
Energy Efficiency can Power Latin America's Growth

Thursday 30th September 2010

At a major Forum in Mexico energy efficiency has been highlighted as Latin America’s new growth engine as the continent progresses with a 5-6 per cent expansion rate, as it recovers from global recession. The importance of energy efficiency was discussed at the Energy Efficiency and Access Forum held in Mexico ...

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Call for Binding EU Energy Efficiency Targets
Call for Binding EU Energy Efficiency Targets

Thursday 30th September 2010

The European Union is being enjoined to use 25 per cent less energy by 2020, in an action designed to escalate the debate on energy efficiency. Peter Liese, a German centre-right MEP, has produced a report calling on the European Commission to draft legislation for a mandatory 25 per cent energy-efficiency ...

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China to Keep up Energy Efficiency Measures
China to Keep up Energy Efficiency Measures

Wednesday 29th September 2010

CHINA has been criticised for their recent Iron Fist approach towards energy savings but they vow to continue, albeit by more conventional methods, during their next five year plan. China, is now the world’s biggest energy user and polluter despite their efforts during their current five year plan, which ends this ...

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15 Million Euro Energy Efficiency Grant for Lebanese SMEs
15 Million Euro Energy Efficiency Grant for Lebanese SMEs

Monday 27th September 2010

THE European Union has signed grant contracts worth €15 million with Lebanon to provide an energy efficiency financing initiative targeting SMEs wanting to invest in energy savings technologies. The European Union has signed grant contracts with Banque du Liban (BdL) and Kafalat for the implementation of an energy efficiency financing window ...

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Energy Efficiency is Top Priority for Indian Business Leaders
Energy Efficiency is Top Priority for Indian Business Leaders

Friday 24th September 2010

BUSINESS decision makers throughout India give a higher priority to energy efficiency in their buildings than those in any other major country, according to the Energy Efficiency Indicator (EEI) survey. This year's survey results provide a look at how business leaders in India are prioritising and investing in energy efficiency ...

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Proposed Energy Efficiency Addition to Renewable Energy Standard
Proposed Energy Efficiency Addition to Renewable Energy Standard

Thursday 23rd September 2010

ENERGY efficiency is to be integrated into the proposed U.S. bill to introduce a Renewable Electricity Standard (RES). The bipartisan bill is being proposed by head of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Democrat Jeff Bingaman and Republican Sam Brownback. Under the proposed RES, which is similar to last year’s American ...

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A Quarter of a Million Jobs from Green Deal
A Quarter of a Million Jobs from Green Deal

Wednesday 22nd September 2010

THE UK government’s Green Deal to radically overhaul the energy efficiency of small businesses and homes could support a quarter of a million jobs over the next 20 years. The prediction was announced today by the UK Energy Secretary Chris Huhne in a press release by the Department of Energy and ...

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Houston's Green Office Challenge
Houston's Green Office Challenge

Thursday 16th September 2010

THE Texan city of Houston in the U.S. yesterday announced their Green Office Challenge, an initiative to get city offices to save energy with the added incentive of low-interest energy-efficiency loans. Houston Mayor Annise Parker stated: "We're probably the most over-air-conditioned city in the world...There's a lot of opportunity to ...

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Binding Energy Efficiency Target Can Save EU €78 Billion Annually
Binding Energy Efficiency Target Can Save EU €78 Billion Annually

Wednesday 15th September 2010

A EUROPEAN Union goal to increase energy efficiency by 2020 should become binding to help Europe save €78 billion a year while reducing its energy dependence. This is the recommendation of a new study released on Wednesday commissioned by the Brussels-based think tank European Climate Foundation and the Regulatory Assistance Project. In ...

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Dublin's Energy Efficient Building Reveals Future
Dublin's Energy Efficient Building Reveals Future

Tuesday 14th September 2010

A NEW office block unveiled in Dublin yesterday is one of the most energy efficient buildings in Ireland producing substantial financial savings for tenants. Chartered Land Grand Canal Square office development in Dublin’s South Docklands, uses 60 per cent less energy than a more traditional structure, which will save tenants €200,000 ...

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"Energy Efficiency Should be a No-Brainer for Businesses" the FT

Monday 13th September 2010

“Energy efficiency should be a no-brainer for businesses. Companies can immediately save money, often at little or no upfront cost” so reports the Financial Times. In the article by the FT’s Environment Correspondent Fiona Harvey she gathers the evidence that businesses should act on energy efficiency for their current good and ...

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Kenya Save Over $300 Million Through Energy Efficiencies
Kenya Save Over $300 Million Through Energy Efficiencies

Monday 13th September 2010

THE Kenyan economy achieved national energy savings of over $300 million last year due to embracing energy efficiency, according to a new report. The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) revealed that the savings from energy efficiency started when electricity was being rationed after oil products prices had ...

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