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Asian Energy Efficiency Conference
Asian Energy Efficiency Conference

Tuesday 24th August 2010

AN Energy Efficiency Conference will take place in Mumbai, India, from tomorrow. The conference will concentrate on energy management technologies and strategies, and industry trends in energy efficiency. The Echelon Corporation will provide best-practice case studies for implementing energy management systems at the conference. The rapid economic growth in Southeast Asia ...

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Airport Cuts Energy Usage for One Hour
Airport Cuts Energy Usage for One Hour

Tuesday 24th August 2010

TO PROVE what savings can be achieved the Allegheny County Airport Authority (ACAA) took part in a regional energy conservation test program, called PJM Demand Response, at their Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) last. The airport spokeswoman JoAnn Jenny said that this is an effort to “lighten the load” on the electric ...

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Businesses Urged to Use Energy Efficient Apparatus
Businesses Urged to Use Energy Efficient Apparatus

Monday 23rd August 2010

BUSINESSES have to look at environmental data more closely and consider their office equipment and consumer products to become more energy efficient, at least according to Euan Murray, the general manager of the UK's Carbon Trust Footprinting company. His suggestion is that companies should invest more money into energy saving apparatus ...

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Energy Saving Lighting Trial Returns 60% Saving
Energy Saving Lighting Trial Returns 60% Saving

Monday 23rd August 2010

LUDHIANA city, in Punjab India, have had a 60% saving on energy through a trial of energy-efficient lighting for their street lights. City officials have asked the Indian Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) to consult for the trial, by the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation. The city installed around 20 LED lights on a trial ...

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Well Done Canada, But Could Do Better
Well Done Canada, But Could Do Better

Friday 20th August 2010

THE CANADIAN Federal Government has received a B+ on a Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance 2009 National Energy Efficiency Report Card. The Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance (CEEA) released their 2009 National Energy Efficiency Report Card yesterday. Every two years the Report Card is released reporting on federal, provincial, and territorial governments and their energy efficiency performance. This ...

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Indian Parliament Boosts Energy Efficiency
Indian Parliament Boosts Energy Efficiency

Thursday 19th August 2010

THE INDIAN Parliament has passed the Energy Conservation (Amendment) Bill 2010 to provide a major boost to energy efficiency in the sub-continent. This Bill supplies the legal framework to kickstart the ‘Perform, Achieve and Trade’ (PAT) scheme, which sets out the energy efficiency improvement targets for larger energy-intensive industries and facilities ...

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U.S. Study Reveals Americans Unsure on Energy Saving
U.S. Study Reveals Americans Unsure on Energy Saving

Wednesday 18th August 2010

A STUDY by Columbia University in the U.S. reveals that many Americans maybe in the dark regarding efficient ways to save electricity. In the survey researchers found the majority believe that they can make real energy savings with small changes in habits, but underestimating the massive energy saving available through changing ...

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Russia Struggle to Become Energy Efficient
Russia Struggle to Become Energy Efficient

Tuesday 17th August 2010

RESIDENTS of the Veshnyaki neighborhood in southeast Moscow were in for a surprise last month when the radiators in their apartments started heating at full blast while it was nearly 40 degrees Celsius outside. No problem, district authorities told reporters, we’re just checking the system. These and other problems with the way ...

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Cagayan Valley Focus on Energy Conservation
Cagayan Valley Focus on Energy Conservation

Friday 13th August 2010

THE Philippine government will be focusing efforts on conducting an energy conservation program in Cagayan Valley, a region in the north east of the country. Philippine Information Agency (PIA) staff director for special projects Emelyn Libunao, said the Philippine’s Department of Energy (DoE), in coordination with local government, power cooperatives and ...

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Business Owners to Focus on Energy Efficiency
Business Owners to Focus on Energy Efficiency

Thursday 12th August 2010

TO reduce costs business owners are choosing commercial premises with a close eye on energy efficiency. So claim reports published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change in the UK, business energy bills are expected to rise by 26% over the next decade and in other countries even more rapidly, ...

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China Wields
China Wields "Iron Hand" on Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 10th August 2010

CHINESE state media have reported that 2,087 highly energy inefficient, unsafe and polluting industrial plants and equipment are to be shut down within two months. The notice from the Chinese government covers 18 varying industries including steel, paper, cement and dyeing. It is reported that these threatened plants are primarily outdated ...

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Huge Potential for Energy Saving Amongst Indian SMEs
Huge Potential for Energy Saving Amongst Indian SMEs

Sunday 8th August 2010

THE Indian Minister Of State for Power, Bharatsinh Solanki, said yesterday that there is a potential energy saving of between 15 to 40 per cent within the Indian SME sector. "As SMEs are facing global competition and energy representing substantial part of the manufacturing cost, they can reap direct economic ...

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New Jersey Learns Saving Energy Save Money
New Jersey Learns Saving Energy Save Money

Friday 6th August 2010

SAVING energy results in financial savings, so learned a gathering of Union County librarians at a seminar at New Providence High School in New Jersey, USA, last week. The seminar was sponsored by New Jersey energy saving company Shift Into Green Energy Corp. providing the opportunity for them to highlight ...

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Uganda Calls for Energy Efficiency
Uganda Calls for Energy Efficiency

Thursday 5th August 2010

LAST month Uganda held its annual energy efficiency week highlighting to the public and private sectors the benefits they can receive when using energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, which will promote efficient use of energy in all sectors of the economy throughout the country. Energy State Minister Eng Simon D’Ujanga ...

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Sri Lanka Recognise Importance of Energy Efficiency
Sri Lanka Recognise Importance of Energy Efficiency

Thursday 5th August 2010

THE President of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa gave an address at the Energy Awards Ceremony at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) on Tuesday where several corporate bodies received awards for energy efficiency innovations. Rajapaksa said the Government will place special focus on environment-friendly and energy saving power generation ...

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Malaysia Forming Energy Efficiency Master Plan
Malaysia Forming Energy Efficiency Master Plan

Wednesday 4th August 2010

THE Malaysian Energy, Green Technology and Water Ministry is developing the National Energy Efficiency Master plan ensuring energy efficiency across the country. Minister Datuk Seri Chin Fah Kui said in his address at the Save Our Planet Forum in Kuala Lumpur yesterday: " I am proud to inform you that the government ...

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Dallas Playing Catch-Up on Energy Efficiency
Dallas Playing Catch-Up on Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 3rd August 2010

THE Texan city of Dallas has been slower to react to energy issues than many of their North Texan neighbours. But the city of Dallas has now taken a strong and forceful approach to greening the city, making up for lost time. Dallas’ Mayor, Tom Leppert, chose to lead by example ...

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India Sets Energy Efficiency Targets for Industry
India Sets Energy Efficiency Targets for Industry

Monday 2nd August 2010

INDIA is about to implement a nationwide roll out of a new scheme imposing an energy efficiency target for industry. The Indian government is planning a sector-wise energy efficiency along with unit-wise consumption targets for nine notified sectors by early 2011. Under the new Perform, Achieve and Trade (PAT) proposal, ...

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Singapore's new Act to Make Industry Manage Energy Use
Singapore's new Act to Make Industry Manage Energy Use

Monday 2nd August 2010

THE government of Singapore is looking at energy management practices for companies in their country. 

 Dr Amy Khor , Senior Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR), stated at a two day National Sustainability Conference that her ministry introducing an Energy Conservation Act, propose to ...

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Pakistan's Energy Conservation Plan Extended
Pakistan's Energy Conservation Plan Extended

Thursday 29th July 2010

THE Pakistani federal government on Tuesday decided to maintain two-day weekly off and early markets’ closure by another three months till Oct 31, 2010. Pakistan has been facing stringent measures to reduce energy use since April, when office closures and early closing of markets were implemented, with stronger punishments added ...

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Empire State Building's Energy Saving Retrofit Makes Business Sense
Empire State Building's Energy Saving Retrofit Makes Business Sense

Thursday 29th July 2010

THE world famous Empire State Building, a New York City skyline landmark is undergoing a major energy efficiency retrofit that will bring 40% reduction in costs and energy use. The Malkin family have been part owners of the building since 1961 and they now supervise the current building managers W&H Properties. ...

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Chinese Vice Premier Highlights Energy Efficiency
Chinese Vice Premier Highlights Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 27th July 2010

ON Friday Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang, appealed for greater effort in developing and in using advanced energy technologies as a way of boosting energy conservation and efficiency, while helping to fuel China’s economic growth. Li made the remarks while meeting with prize winners awarded for their contributions to China's energy ...

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South Africa Sets Energy Efficiency Regulations for New Buildings
South Africa Sets Energy Efficiency Regulations for New Buildings

Tuesday 20th July 2010

NEW energy efficiency regulations will soon be in place for all new buildings being built in South Africa. The South African Trade and Industry Minister, Rob Davies has published amendments to the energy efficiency regulations. This move will make it compulsory for all new buildings to be designed and built ...

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Asia Pacific a Focus for Energy Efficiency Solutions
Asia Pacific a Focus for Energy Efficiency Solutions

Monday 19th July 2010

ENERGY demand in the Asia Pacific region is increasing at a fast pace, primarily with the upward demand being fueled by rapid economic growth across Southeast Asia, India, and China. Asian governments and industrial leaders are also heavily focused on creating a more sustainable and energy-efficient economy and these worthwhile goals ...

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Victoria Doubles Energy Efficiency Target
Victoria Doubles Energy Efficiency Target

Friday 16th July 2010

The Victoria State Government in Australia has been strengthening their energy saving scheme, which will now also target businesses. John Brumby, Premier of Victoria, has launched an election climate-change policy, which expands the current energy-saving scheme to target 500,000 small and medium businesses. This has doubled the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET), ...

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