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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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Print Company Wish To Optimise Energy Use
Print Company Wish To Optimise Energy Use

Friday 5th February 2010

TheAlternativePress.com , New Jersey's daily environmentally-friendly all-online alternative to your local newspaper have reported that Print Tech of Mountainside, New Jersey, has taken a major leap along the road to energy conservation. Print Tech has engaged Shift Into Green Energy to work with them on optimizing their electrical energy efficiency. ...

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One Minute & Energy Efficiency Hits The Spot
One Minute & Energy Efficiency Hits The Spot

Thursday 4th February 2010

On prime-time TV in New Zealand they have been running very useful one-minute episodes called The Energy Spot – these have been helping Kiwis find practical ways to save energy and money in the home, but they are now shifting the emphasis to the work place. The programme will feature companies ...

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US Looks To Speed Up Energy Efficiency Goals
US Looks To Speed Up Energy Efficiency Goals

Wednesday 3rd February 2010

As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to increasing energy efficiency and reducing costs, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the creation of the State Energy Efficiency (SEE) Action Network. This network is meant to help states achieve maximum cost effective energy ...

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Automated Controls For Energy Saving
Automated Controls For Energy Saving

Tuesday 2nd February 2010

Engineering seems to be a fairly stable industry, stable in the sense that apart from the leading edge of engineering research, many engineers follow sound, tried and tested disciplines and processes. This is not a criticism as it is often a wise choice as most engineers are working with established plant ...

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Rising Energy Costs Cancel Out Climate Change Denials
Rising Energy Costs Cancel Out Climate Change Denials

Monday 1st February 2010

A poll conducted by Opinion Matters on behalf of an energy saving advice body found that up to 49 percent of firms surveyed were concerned about rocketing energy prices. Energy-intensive businesses such as construction (55 percent) and hospitality (52 percent) were most worried. Often environmental concerns are secondary for commerce and ...

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California Adopts New Green Building Code
California Adopts New Green Building Code

Sunday 31st January 2010

The US' first state-wide mandatory green building code was adopted earlier this month by the state of California, as announced by its Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. This code, called the Green Building Standards Code - or CALGREEN - will come into force in January 2011. It will ensure that all of the ...

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Davos & Retrofitted Energy Efficiency
Davos & Retrofitted Energy Efficiency

Friday 29th January 2010

I am pleased to say that energy efficiency has been one of the topics on people’s minds at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, this week. CEO of Jones Lang LaSalle, Colin Dyer, writes on his Davos Blog about the discussions when he chaired the Governors Meeting for ...

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Energy Efficiency To Help Recovery - Obama
Energy Efficiency To Help Recovery - Obama

Thursday 28th January 2010

The eyes of the world were focussed on the US yesterday as a very important man revealed the future, as he sees it. Yes Steve Jobs revealed the iPad! Oddly enough later on President Obama was also giving his first State of the Union Address. While people wowed at Apples new product, the ...

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