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Energy Efficiency Could Offset Virginia's Increasing Energy Costs
Energy Efficiency Could Offset Virginia's Increasing Energy Costs

Tuesday 27th April 2010

AN expected increase in demand for energy in the US state of Virginia during the next two decades could nearly be offset by energy efficiency technologies and practices, a new report claims. Released by Duke University and Georgia Tech, the report examines the energy usage of 16 Southern states, focusing on ...

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Pakistan Facing Huge Financial Loss due to Poor Energy Efficiency
Pakistan Facing Huge Financial Loss due to Poor Energy Efficiency

Monday 26th April 2010

THE President of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) Zahid Maqbool remarked that Pakistan is facing huge financial losses due to uncontrolled line losses, theft, inefficiency & wastage of power. He suggested the Pakistan government should consider promulgating an Energy Efficiency Law to promote a culture of energy efficiency ...

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Landlords to Reap Windfall from Energy Efficiency
Landlords to Reap Windfall from Energy Efficiency

Monday 26th April 2010

LANDLORDS of commercial buildings globally could be set to reap rewards by making their properties more energy efficient thanks to increasing evidence that businesses are prepared to pay higher rents for greener buildings. The long-established US trend for buildings with a good energy rating to attract higher rents than less energy ...

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NEMEX Exhibition a Success
NEMEX Exhibition a Success

Friday 23rd April 2010

THE NEMEX exhibition in the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, England, was held over three days this week, with many in the energy saving industry gathering to share their experience and display their innovations. From smart meters and load-side products through to leading edge innovations in real-time energy monitoring or just ...

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Biden Announces $80 Billion Initiative in Energy Efficiency
Biden Announces $80 Billion Initiative in Energy Efficiency

Thursday 22nd April 2010

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on the eve of Earth Day sought to highlight the U.S. administration's efforts to improve the environment. Biden said the $80 billion in clean energy investments included in the economic stimulus and recovery bill marked the largest single investment in such technology in the nation's history. "The ...

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Exhibition Stories
Exhibition Stories

Tuesday 20th April 2010

SUSTAINABILITY LIVE! Exhibition is taking place in Birmingham in the UK, with many energy saving technologies on display in the NEMEX part of the show. Seminars and discussion theatres are held each day and during a panel discussion on “Energy efficiency - is it people or technology?” Simon Hill of consultants ...

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Call for Australia to Save $1 Billion Through Energy Efficiency
Call for Australia to Save $1 Billion Through Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 20th April 2010

ENERGY efficiency advocates in Australia have called for the country to immediately adopt a national target to save at least $1 billion every year through energy efficiency, by 2012. Industry and NGO organisations including the Energy Efficiency Council (EEC), Australian Alliance to Save Energy (A2SE), and Total Environment Centre (TEC) say ...

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Brunei set up Energy Efficiency Awards
Brunei set up Energy Efficiency Awards

Friday 16th April 2010

TO promote energy efficiency and conservation in the south-east Asian country of Brunei, the Energy Division at the Prime Minister’s Office (EDPMO) yesterday announced new national awards to be presented to organisations that practise outstanding energy efficiency and conservation measures. Ahmad Hj Mohamad, head of the EDPMO’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation ...

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Asian Development Bank Encourage Energy Efficiency
Asian Development Bank Encourage Energy Efficiency

Thursday 15th April 2010

DEVELOPING nations in Asia have only a narrow window to take steps to prepare for a future marked by high oil prices and greater volatility, warns the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Its 2010 Asian Development Outlook recommends governments taking policy actions to push industry and households to use energy more efficiently. ...

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Ireland look to save 40 Million Euros by Energy Saving
Ireland look to save 40 Million Euros by Energy Saving

Thursday 15th April 2010

OVER the next two days Energy Show at the Royal Dublin Society in Ireland is expected to generate 40million Euros worth of business for the 200 exhibitors present at this year's event. Organisers are expecting around 5,000 professional visitors from the sustainable energy sector. Opening the event was Ireland's Energy Minister Eamon ...

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SustainabilityLive! Exhibition will Highlight Energy Saving
SustainabilityLive! Exhibition will Highlight Energy Saving

Tuesday 13th April 2010

NEXT week sees the annual SustainabilityLive! exhibition will take place at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, UK (April 20-22). SustainabilityLive! is one of the sustainability businesses leading events in Europe with, apart from the exhibitors, seminars, conferences and interactive feature areas, all designed to help companies work towards a more ...

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UK Businesses Must Pay Attention to Energy Use
UK Businesses Must Pay Attention to Energy Use

Wednesday 7th April 2010

UK businesses have been encouraged to pay closer attention to their energy use ahead of the implementation of the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency regulations. The scheme kicked off this month (April) but will only gradually come into force with the full bill for carbon emissions not being applied until ...

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

Wednesday 7th April 2010

INDIA is to launch an energy efficiency scheme in April 2011 which targets the country’s most energy-intensive companies. The scheme was announced by the Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change and will be titled the “Perform, Achieve and Trade (PAT) scheme”, announced at the National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEE). The ...

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Virtual Power Station maybe the Answer for Israel
Virtual Power Station maybe the Answer for Israel

Tuesday 6th April 2010

Israel’s electricity reserves are dangerously low, so reports the Jerusalem Post. In a conversation with The Post, one government official compared them to Sub-Saharan Africa. Any drastic rise in appliance usage could plunge parts of the country into darkness or force the Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) to initiate rolling brown outs ...

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Australia's Energy Efficiency Opportunities Program Saves Emissions and Money
Australia's Energy Efficiency Opportunities Program Saves Emissions and Money

Tuesday 6th April 2010

IN July 2006 the Australian federal government set up the Energy Efficiency Opportunities Program (EEO), which has recently produced a report on energy efficiency which highlights the environmental and financial benefits of energy efficiency. The EEO’s primary aim is helping large energy consumers to recognise opportunities to improve energy efficiency. ...

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Asia Switches on to Demand for Energy Efficiency
Asia Switches on to Demand for Energy Efficiency

Thursday 1st April 2010

Citywire reports that the Asian market is ripe for efficient energy companies – and sees China as key to the sector’s future. ‘China is definitely our focus point, but not only for solar power,’ says François Perrin, who runs the €20 million Fortis L Fund Green Tigers fund . ‘The Chinese ...

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EU Encourage African SMEs to become Competitive through Energy Efficiency
EU Encourage African SMEs to become Competitive through Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 31st March 2010

THE European Union is taking a lead in supporting the promotion of energy efficiency both at home and abroad and are currently in Gaborone, Botswana, promoting energy efficiency. Head of Delegation of the European Union to Botswana and the SADC region, Mr Paul Malin echoed these sentiments at a regional workshop ...

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"Malaysia still a long way from being energy efficient" - Gelber

Monday 29th March 2010

Efforts by Malaysia to adopt energy efficiency measures are fairly limited as energy in the country is still cheap. Greenest Person on the Planet 2008 award winner, Matthias Gelber said on Sunday: "Malaysians are having it easy as their energy rates are subsidised by the Government. “The challenge now is how the Malaysian ...

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Ukraine and Japan Cooperate on Energy Saving
Ukraine and Japan Cooperate on Energy Saving

Sunday 28th March 2010

Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, Serhii Tihipko's has released details of cooperation between Ukraine and Japan to develop energy savings and alternative power sources. Tadashi Idzava, Japan's Ambassador to Ukraine, confirmed Japan's interest in cooperating with the Eastern European country with “green investments. Tihipko released a statement, saying that Ukraine wanted to ...

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Earth Hour to Help Pakistan with Energy Efficiency
Earth Hour to Help Pakistan with Energy Efficiency

Friday 26th March 2010

Chairman of Pakistan’s Senate, Farooq H. Naek, underlined today, Friday Mrach 26, the need for enhancing coordination among parliamentarians, different sections of the society, government institutions, commerce and NGOs to conserve energy and save environment for future generation of Pakistan. “We have to work together to save every sapling, every ...

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Ermenkov wants Energy Efficency Focus in Bulgaria
Ermenkov wants Energy Efficency Focus in Bulgaria

Friday 26th March 2010

TASKO Ermenkov, the Executive Director of the Bulgarian Energy Efficiency Agency (EEA), stated during the European Day of Energy Efficiency 2010: “Energy efficiency is not fashionable and is not end in itself, but it brings improvement in the quality of people’s lives, “The present assessment shows the energy consumption in Bulgaria is ...

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Earth Hour - Saturday 8:30pm
Earth Hour - Saturday 8:30pm

Thursday 25th March 2010

Saturday, March 27, at 8.30pm locally but all around the globe people will recognise the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Earth Hour 2010 by turning off lights and other appliances for one hour, it is a global call to action to every individual, every business and every community. A call to ...

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Energy Efficiency to be the Focus for North Carolina
Energy Efficiency to be the Focus for North Carolina

Wednesday 24th March 2010

A report focused on North Carolina in the U.S. has been published by the Washington D.C based, non-profit American Council for an Energy-Efficiency Economy (ACEEE). The report highlights the potential for the fastest growing state in the nation to save its residents and businesses billions of dollars over the next ...

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U.S. Cities with the Most Energy Efficient Buildings
U.S. Cities with the Most Energy Efficient Buildings

Wednesday 24th March 2010

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a list of U.S. metropolitan areas with the largest number of energy efficient buildings that earned EPA’s Energy Star in 2009. The list is headed by Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Denver, Chicago, Houston, Lakeland, Dallas-Fort Worth, Atlanta and New York. Energy efficiency ...

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Local Authority Aims to Save Millions Through Energy Efficiency
Local Authority Aims to Save Millions Through Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 23rd March 2010

Bury, a medium sized town in Greater Manchester, North West England, is aiming to save millions through energy efficiency. Bury's local authority has unveiled plans to divert greater attention to cheap energy usage and sustainability. Bury Council said it plans to reduce its carbon emissions by 35 per cent by 2014 ...

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