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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 It is reported that these threatened plants are primarily outdated ...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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Healthcare Benefits from Energy Efficiency Investments
Healthcare Benefits from Energy Efficiency Investments

Tuesday 13th July 2010

ACCORDING to new research healthcare organisations are more likely to invest in energy efficiency for their facilities compared to other industry sectors. According to PR Newswire in March American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), Johnstone Controlls and the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), commissioned the 2010 Energy Efficiency Indicator (EEI) survey, ...

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Australian Businesses Request Tax Breaks for Energy Efficiency
Australian Businesses Request Tax Breaks for Energy Efficiency

Monday 12th July 2010

BUSINESS groups in Australia are appealing to the government to use tax breaks to improve energy efficiency, rather than the planned carbon tax or emissions trading scheme, at least until there is an international consensus on climate policy. The current Labor government is due to meet tomorrow, Tuesday 13th July, to ...

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U.S. DOE Ignores Its Own Advice
U.S. DOE Ignores Its Own Advice

Thursday 8th July 2010

THE U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) web site publishes energy saving and efficiency advise – as you would expect, but the New York Times reports that it’s a case of “do as I say, not what I do” for the DOE An internal audit revealed on Wednesday that many of the ...

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Iran Plan Energy Conservation
Iran Plan Energy Conservation

Thursday 8th July 2010

THE Iranian Supreme Leader has announced a policy for energy conservation and consumption. After a consultation with Iran's Expediency Council, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei declared the mechanism for reforming consumption patterns, especially for the conservation of energy and water resources. The Ayatollah has forwarded a ...

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Manila Police to Arrest Energy Use
Manila Police to Arrest Energy Use

Thursday 8th July 2010

THE Eastern Police District (EPD) of Manila is being forced to take energy efficiency measures to be able to pay its utility bills, by arresting the amount of energy wasted. Police chiefs are strictly implementing energy saving at district and station level after continuing increases in energy consumption across their precincts. EPD ...

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Energy Efficiency Report for the World's Governments
Energy Efficiency Report for the World's Governments

Wednesday 7th July 2010

A report on energy efficiency published by Energy Regulators from around the world has been sent to the energy ministers of all the G8 countries, fulfilling a commitment made by energy regulators last year. The report highlights how energy efficiency is one of the major issues regarding climate change and compiles ...

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Energy Efficient Buildings for India
Energy Efficient Buildings for India

Tuesday 6th July 2010

INDIA is seeing a 10% annual increase in commercial buildings with the increase in the energy demand projected to be 5.4 billion kWh annually. The need for businesses in India to design and construct ‘high performance buildings’, so that the use of electricity can be controlled is imperative. Due to ...

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Energy Efficiency can save Canadian Businesses $100,000s
Energy Efficiency can save Canadian Businesses $100,000s

Friday 2nd July 2010

SAVING hundreds of thousands of dollars in operational costs through energy conservation and efficiency is not that difficult, so heard an audience of business leaders in the Canadian City of Guelph, at the Guelph Chamber of Commerce Environmental Sustainability Forum this week. 

They discovered it can be a simple to save ...

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