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Venezuela Cuts Power to Over 80 Companies
Venezuela Cuts Power to Over 80 Companies

Monday 22nd March 2010

Restaurants, liquor stores, hotels, gyms, car dealerships and a yacht club are on the list of 81 companies in the Venezuelan capital Caracas that will have their power cut on Monday for failing to bring consumption down 20 percent, the state utility said. Even the local unit of Sony Corp will ...

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India Launches Initiatives Promoting Energy Efficiency
India Launches Initiatives Promoting Energy Efficiency

Sunday 21st March 2010

India's energy demand will increase at a tremendous rate in the future and with the problems of carbon emissions, poor quality of domestic resources and no easy access to foreign energy resources, the Indian government must take energy efficiency and conservation seriously and bring in stricter regulations in order to ...

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WBCSD Report on Energy Efficiency in Buildings
WBCSD Report on Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Friday 19th March 2010

IN Geneva yesterday, March 18, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) released their report on energy efficiency in buildings, which reveals how energy use in buildings can be cut by 60 percent by 2050 – essential to meeting global climate change targets – but this will require immediate ...

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London's Energy Efficiency Retrofit Programme
London's Energy Efficiency Retrofit Programme

Friday 19th March 2010

LONDON has been designated as a Low Carbon Economic Area (LCEA) by the UK Government to lead the country’s efforts to improve the energy efficiency of buildings. London is the seventh UK region to be given the LCEA status and interestingly they will focus on retrofitting energy efficiency measures into older ...

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Earth Hour Focuses On Energy Saving & Environment
Earth Hour Focuses On Energy Saving & Environment

Tuesday 16th March 2010

Energy saving is about to come into a global sharp focus, as in just 11 days time the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) holds Earth Day 2010 - Mar 27, at 8.30pm. The Earth Day campaign first came to public attention in March 2007, when Sydney, Australia, took the radical step of ...

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Watts, Volts, Amps, Joules and now the Rosenfeld?
Watts, Volts, Amps, Joules and now the Rosenfeld?

Thursday 11th March 2010

Art Rosenfeld's has been called the father of energy saving and efficiency and now his name is being suggested as a term for a new energy measurement unit - the Rosenfeld, but more on that shortly, who is Art Rosenfeld? Apparently back during an oil crisis in 1973, on a Friday, ...

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China Emphasise Stricter Energy Conservation
China Emphasise Stricter Energy Conservation

Thursday 11th March 2010

Xie Zhenhua, Vice Minister of the National Development and Reform Commission, reveled on Wednesday that the Chinese government will adopt stricter measures to boost energy conservation during 2010 to attain the goal set by a new five-year plan. "It's the last and decisive year for us to realise the goals set ...

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330,000 Jobs This Year In U.S. From Energy Efiiciency Program
330,000 Jobs This Year In U.S. From Energy Efiiciency Program

Wednesday 10th March 2010

Proposed U.S. federal energy efficiency jobs provisions would create about 333,000 jobs in 2010 and then 184,000 jobs in 2011 as funding begins to ramp down, according to a new analysis released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). The proposed programs include commercial and residential retrofit programs ...

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Singapore Industry Must Monitor & Manage Energy Use
Singapore Industry Must Monitor & Manage Energy Use

Wednesday 10th March 2010

Singapore has announced steps the country will be taking to improve energy-efficiency in the industrial and commercial sector. Energy-hungry companies will be required to monitor their energy usage, appoint an energy manager and draw up plans to improve efficiency. This new regulation was announced by the Environment and Water Resources Minister, ...

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23% Energy Saving & 17% ROI on Building Retrofit
23% Energy Saving & 17% ROI on Building Retrofit

Monday 8th March 2010

Gordon Holness, President of ASHRAE, in recent presentations cited the McKingsley Report, which indicates that if the U.S. were to spend $170 billion on the retrofit of existing buildings it would save, on average, 23 percent of all building energy use and get a 17 percent return on investment. He went ...

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Six Times More Businesses Affected By New Legislation
Six Times More Businesses Affected By New Legislation

Friday 5th March 2010

According to the Financial Times the UK government has underestimated by up to six times the number of businesses affected by the new CRC Energy Efficiency (Carbon Reduction Campaign) greenhouse gas emissions legislation, with the scheme due to start on April 1. For more than a year government ministers stated that ...

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Governments Struggle with Energy Saving Plans
Governments Struggle with Energy Saving Plans

Tuesday 2nd March 2010

Governments should be in the best position to drive through with energy saving and carbon reductions, but their best laid plans do not always work (no surprise there). China and Venezuela have both seen reversals, though the latter was a little ambitious.

 News just released reveals that China's total energy consumption surged ...

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Energy Efficiency The Way To Go
Energy Efficiency The Way To Go

Friday 26th February 2010

Distributed Energy magazine has published a very interesting editorial that recognized the importance of new energy generation and distribution but admitted that energy efficiency is the way ahead. Editor, Elizabeth Cutright, stated: The smart grid and renewables capture our imagination, but it’s energy efficiency that’s affecting real change, right now—and the public ...

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Medvedev Wants Incentives For Russian Energy Efficiency
Medvedev Wants Incentives For Russian Energy Efficiency

Thursday 25th February 2010

TASS Reports - Amendments in the Russian environmental laws should be aligned with the energy efficiency matters, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday. Amendments in the environmental legislation should be accompanied by measures to encourage businesses to invest into modernization of their production facilities to bring them up to the ...

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South America Realising Energy Efficiency Is A Power Source
South America Realising Energy Efficiency Is A Power Source

Wednesday 24th February 2010

Equipment providers are set to see a boost from a new focus on energy efficiency in Latin America, which will increase demand for efficient lighting technologies, industrial electric motors and appliances, according to a BNamericas.com Energy Intelligence Series on energy efficiency across the continent. While the biggest barrier to energy efficiency ...

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Power Saving Is Vital For Philippines
Power Saving Is Vital For Philippines

Monday 22nd February 2010

Philippines Department of Energy (DOE) Assistant Secretary Mario Marasigan shared energy-saving measures while addressing the Power Stakeholders Meeting at the Grand Regal Hotel in Davao City, Philippines, over the weekend. It was highlighted that aside from ensuring power supply, saving power is being counted as a vital measure to take particularly ...

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India - Climate Change Needs To Be On The Agenda
India - Climate Change Needs To Be On The Agenda

Sunday 21st February 2010

Shockingly only 32% of Indians profess to know anything about climate change, so said Ansgar Sickert, Managing Director of Fraport India and Council Member of the European Business Group (EBG) in India. He is shocked by Indian’s ignorance of climate change compared with that of 75% in Brazil, 59% in ...

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Don't Save The Cheerleader And Save The World
Don't Save The Cheerleader And Save The World

Friday 19th February 2010

Professional baseball in South Korea is planning to go green by installing electricity-saving equipment to reduce energy use, but that is not all. With a nod back to a popular television program - that suggested saving the cheerleader would save the world - the opposite could be said to be true ...

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Energy Saving And A Plate Of Broccoli
Energy Saving And A Plate Of Broccoli

Tuesday 16th February 2010

In Boulder, Colorado the City Council is taking pro-active measures to get the businesses and citizens to become energy efficient. Convincing business owners to tackle even the tiniest energy-saving projects seems as easy as convincing a child to eat his vegetables. When it comes to a child at the dinner table, explaining ...

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"Don't Call It Green"

Monday 15th February 2010

The Burlington Free Press reported on a conference in Vermont where the title piece was the advice of Adam Kustin of the Shelton Group. Kustin told his audience, comprised mostly of builders and energy consultants, that his marketing firm found the term "energy efficient" far more appealing than "green" as far as ...

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'M'illumino di meno'  - I'm using less light
'M'illumino di meno' - I'm using less light

Friday 12th February 2010

Today is 'M'illumino di meno' in Italy. The term translates as "I'm Using Less Light" and is an initiative started in 2005 by  a radio programme in Rome called Caterpillar and is designed to focus attention on energy saving/wastage. During this truly Italian annual awareness-raising day, individuals and organisations are asked to make ...

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Energy Efficiency The Future For US North West
Energy Efficiency The Future For US North West

Thursday 11th February 2010

More and more authorities are realising that energy efficiency is the way ahead to get control on demands for energy and rising generation costs. This realisation was reached by the North West States in the United States. The Northwest Power and Conservation Council unanimously adopted a regional energy plan Wednesday that avoids ...

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Haggis Sales Boom Due To Energy Efficiency
Haggis Sales Boom Due To Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 10th February 2010

The Financial Times reports on an Edinburgh haggis maker is and has been shouting about his green credentials, this has allowed the family run business employing 50 people to not only withstand the downturn but to come through it in better shape, because their actions were not just about saving ...

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Canadian Tire Tread The Way Of Sustainability
Canadian Tire Tread The Way Of Sustainability

Monday 8th February 2010

Canadian Tire, a retailer of tyre and automotive parts, gas stations, general merchandise and apparel, says it will be among one of the first Canadian companies to include their sustainability metrics in its quarterly and year-end financial reporting, according to its first Community and Business Sustainability Report. Starting in 2010, the company ...

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Bahamas Going Green
Bahamas Going Green

Monday 8th February 2010

With more of a focus now on doing business in an environmentally-friendly way, companies in Grand Bahama may soon have the opportunity to gain certification in a local 'going green' program spearheaded by the Bahamas National Trust. The program was first announced back in June last year and since then the ...

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