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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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Sri Lanka to Focus on Energy Saving
Sri Lanka to Focus on Energy Saving

Friday 2nd July 2010

THE Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority (SLSEA) is to host the Vidulka Energy Week energy saving exhibition next month in Colombo. The exhibition will inform Sri Lankans about energy conservation and will also address concerns and questions of energy professionals, the energy industries, academics and the general public. The exhibition will be ...

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Sticks not Carrots for SME Energy Efficiency
Sticks not Carrots for SME Energy Efficiency

Thursday 1st July 2010

"I don't think incentives work, sticks do." so said Bob Wigley, chairman of the UK government’s Green Investment Bank Commission. Wigley encouraged the UK government to show they have “the guts” by imposing financial penalties on businesses who fail to become energy efficiency and accept their environmental responsibilities. Wigley, speaking yesterday at ...

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Taipei's Campaign Targets Heavy Energy Users
Taipei's Campaign Targets Heavy Energy Users

Wednesday 30th June 2010

THE Taipei city government revealed yesterday that it is starting an energy-saving campaign in July aimed at the heavier power users, such as hotels, office buildings and department stores, who will be requested to maintain an indoor temperature no lower than 26 degrees Celsius. Hau Lung-bin, the city mayor, stated that ...

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Russian Budget Proposes Property Tax Break for Energy Efficiency
Russian Budget Proposes Property Tax Break for Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 30th June 2010

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's annual Budget Address was posted on the Russian Presidential website yesterday, and amongst the many proposals is one focusing on energy efficiency. Medvedev proposes that enterprises, which operate energy-efficiently and use energy efficient equipment will be exempt from property tax. “To introduce new technologies in the economy it ...

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Tough Energy Saving Rules for Caloocan City Employees
Tough Energy Saving Rules for Caloocan City Employees

Tuesday 29th June 2010

THE Filipino city of Caloocan, part of metropolitan Manila and just north of the city, is to apply strict measures in its energy conservation program, which will force all city government offices to save on its bills. The City Mayor, Enrico “Recom” Echiverri, said : “Besides the savings we make from paying ...

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Indian SMEs Encouraged to Become Energy Efficient
Indian SMEs Encouraged to Become Energy Efficient

Monday 28th June 2010

THE Indian governmental Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), with the support of the Ministry of Power, has started putting into action its national energy efficiency program. There have been 35 small and medium enterprise (SME) groups selected and BEE aims at encouraging SMEs to implement energy efficient technologies and practices ...

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Energy Saving Businesses Booming
Energy Saving Businesses Booming

Monday 28th June 2010

A recent report by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the United States has shown the expected expansion for energy service companies (ESCOs) to be around 26% annual growth from 2009-2011 with the revenue reaching $7.1 billion. ESCOs are private companies that typically offer energy savings improvements under long-term performance ...

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Pakistan's Energy Problems Continue
Pakistan's Energy Problems Continue

Thursday 24th June 2010

WE have reported regularly on the problems of energy supply in Pakistan, where draconian measures have been enacted, if not fully implemented. Due to a shortage of capacity from their power stations the Pakistani government imposed restrictions on opening times for retail and businesses and even reduced opening for their own ...

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China Contiues Push for Energy Efficiency
China Contiues Push for Energy Efficiency

Thursday 24th June 2010

THE Chinese Vice Premier appealed for greater efforts in increasing awareness of energy-savings as well as seeing more investments into research for energy-efficiency technology. Vice Premier Li Keqiang made his remark last week in correspondence to the sponsors of China’s 20th national energy-saving publicity week. Campaigns and promotional activities were organised during ...

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Office Blocks Need to Provide Energy Efficiency Data
Office Blocks Need to Provide Energy Efficiency Data

Wednesday 23rd June 2010

A draft law was passed by the Australian Federal Government’s lower house yesterday, which states that office block owners will now have to disclose their building's energy efficiency to buyers or lessees. The Australian government aim is for owners of big commercial office buildings to release energy efficiency ratings before ...

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UK Budget Squeeze - Energy Management Needed
UK Budget Squeeze - Energy Management Needed

Wednesday 23rd June 2010

THE UK’s new coalition government’s Chancellor George Osborne unveiled £29 billion worth of tax rises, pay freezes and cuts and warned more pain will follow later. The pain is due to Britain’s huge deficit, currently around £900 billion, and with these difficult decisions being taken by government British commerce, industry and ...

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Indian State Combats Energy Shortage with Efficiency Workshop
Indian State Combats Energy Shortage with Efficiency Workshop

Monday 21st June 2010

INDIAN State Maharashtra faces severe power shortage, hence the Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA) is today holding an interactive workshop on 'Energy conservation, renewable energy and energy audits'. The workshop is bringing together the private sector with the government on a single platform so they can learn ...

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New Book Focuses on Energy Efficiency
New Book Focuses on Energy Efficiency

Monday 21st June 2010

Last week we reported on U.S. President Barak Obama’s Oval Office address about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, when he stated it was part of his proposed plan to end the U.S. "addiction to fossil fuels," and bang on cue a new book supports this proposal. Invisible Energy: Strategies to ...

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United States Retailers Concerned about Energy Efficiency
United States Retailers Concerned about Energy Efficiency

Friday 18th June 2010

NATIONAL retailers in the US are increasingly concerned about energy efficiency and are making efforts to promote cost-saving, sustainable business practices. This was the findings of a survey conducted in the U.S. by an energy company and Chain Store Age, a leading industry trade publication, the survey was been carried out ...

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South Korea Investing Billions to become Energy Efficient
South Korea Investing Billions to become Energy Efficient

Friday 18th June 2010

One of Asia's biggest energy consumers, South Korea is investing $88 billion over the next five years to improve its energy efficiency. This investment is attracting many South Korean companies into the energy-efficiency trend. There are 68 energy saving technologies being advertised for homeowners and businesses to use. A model ...

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Energy Efficiency Measures Set to Achieve Security in Brunei
Energy Efficiency Measures Set to Achieve Security in Brunei

Thursday 17th June 2010

THE Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EEC) Strategy in Brunei requires a shared effort in order to achieve energy security and sustainability was the theme of an address by Dato Paduka Hj Ali Hj Apong, the Brunei's Deputy Minister of Development.. "Brunei's current reliance on oil and gas as the sole source ...

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Indian Development Agency Tightens Energy Building Code
Indian Development Agency Tightens Energy Building Code

Wednesday 16th June 2010

THE Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) in north India is going to enforce the countries Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC), which specifies the energy performance requirements for all commercial buildings that are constructed in India, to reduce energy use by commerce in the Haryana region. A HUDA spokesman said the ECBC ...

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