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Night Stalker Teaches Energy Saving
Night Stalker Teaches Energy Saving

Wednesday 27th January 2010

Near Albany, New York State, Jim Brown (right), a middle school teacher in Colonie, is known for night stalking the hallways and classrooms of all the schools in his district, begging the question why? The answer - to save energy. This may appear to be bizarre behaviour and a strange way to ...

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2010 The Year For Energy Efficiency
2010 The Year For Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 26th January 2010

GREEN-tech experts reckon 2010 will be dominated by investments in energy efficiency, so claims the Silicon Valley Mercury News. The US government is certainly driving energy efficiency with US Energy Secretary Steven Chu usually describes himself as an "energy-efficiency nut." Venture capital investment in energy efficiency hit a record in 2009: at ...

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New York Unveils Smart Grid Plans
New York Unveils Smart Grid Plans

Wednesday 20th January 2010

Plans for a smart grid demonstration in the Syracuse area of upstate New York have been unveiled by the National Grid, and is aimed at informing future development of a smart grid on a wider scale. 39,400 homes and businesses will receive smart meters to provide precise information about energy usage, ...

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Russia's PM Urges Experts To Solve Energy Failures
Russia's PM Urges Experts To Solve Energy Failures

Monday 18th January 2010

Vladimir Putin, Russia’s Prime Minister, has urged power engineering specialists to solve energy failures without delay. Mr. Putin expressed his concerns during a meeting with the Regional Development Minister, Viktor Basargin, a few days ago. Mr. Putin explained that Russia had entered the peak heating season as usual , and that ...

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DOE Support Latin America Energy Efficiency Projects
DOE Support Latin America Energy Efficiency Projects

Monday 11th January 2010

The US Department of Energy (DOE) will be supporting 3 projects aimed at expanding the development and use of energy efficiency technologies and renewables in Latin America. The DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and other National Laboratories, will provide technical assistance to the successful projects. Council Members of the Energy Saving ...

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US City Funding Initiative For Energy Efficient Implementations
US City Funding Initiative For Energy Efficient Implementations

Wednesday 6th January 2010

A $950,000 federal grant was given to the US city of Macon, to upgrade the roof of City Hall, replace the heating and cooling systems at the City Auditorium, and implement all other necessary changes aimed at energy saving. Thomas Brandner, Council Member of the Energy Saving Association (ESA), responds to ...

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UK's PM Believes In Global Climate Change Agreement
UK's PM Believes In Global Climate Change Agreement

Monday 4th January 2010

Despite the non-binding results of last month's climate summit in Copenhagen, Prime Minister Gordon Brown has recently announced that he believed a global agreement to combat climate change might still be possible. When asked what was next on the agenda following the UN climate meeting, Gordon Brown told the BBC: "I've ...

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China Builds
China Builds "Green"

Saturday 2nd January 2010

Environmentally friendly buildings are becoming the trend in China, who are responsible for the world's highest level of greenhouse gas emissions and who also has the world's largest market by floor space. China's development is growing so rapidly, and "all levels of government, designers, and even the general public are becoming ...

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Council To Reduce Carbon To Avoid Charges
Council To Reduce Carbon To Avoid Charges

Tuesday 29th December 2009

A staggering £400,000 could be the price that South Tyneside council bosses will have to pay, should they fail to achieve massive carbonemissions cuts. 2010 will see the carbon trading scheme be introduced, implying that councils will have 12 months to bring down bills before the Government imposes steep financial strikes ...

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China Adopts New Law For Clean Energy
China Adopts New Law For Clean Energy

Saturday 26th December 2009

Following the Copenhagen climate talks last week, during which China was criticised for obstructing the adherence to a treaty on climate change, the Chinese government has decided to show its commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by adopting a new law in favor of the country's renewable energy industry. The legislation ...

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USA Strives For Global Warming Solution With Energy Saving Initiatives
USA Strives For Global Warming Solution With Energy Saving Initiatives

Tuesday 22nd December 2009

US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, Lisa Jackson, claims that the US is committed to combating climate change by finding a global solution to the threat of climate change: "We have reached the first point in history where the impact of everyday human activities are affecting the health of our entire ...

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Copenhagen Accord Considered A 'Step Forward'
Copenhagen Accord Considered A 'Step Forward'

Sunday 20th December 2009

Chinese Minister Yang Jiechi claims that a positive step forward has been achieved by the Copenhagen summit, in the recognition of different responsibility regarding climate change for both developing countries and richer nations. This shared responsibility implies that measures are going to be taken by all countries to reduce emissions by ...

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Energy Efficiency In Buildings The Key To Climate Change Combat
Energy Efficiency In Buildings The Key To Climate Change Combat

Monday 30th November 2009

The world's buildings account for about 30% of the global energy consumption. The remaining 70% is due to transportation (about 30%) and factories/mines (about 40%). Environmental concerns have lead governments to implement regulatory measures to make cars and factories more energy efficient, but little has yet been done for buildings. Considering the amazing ...

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Russia Implements Energy Efficiency Legislation
Russia Implements Energy Efficiency Legislation

Friday 27th November 2009

A law on energy saving and efficiency has just been signed by Russian President, Dimtry Medvedev. Energy saving and efficiency issues will be regulated by the legislation, which will namely be imposing new restraints on the use of incandescent light bulbs. The law makes compulsory that electrical products be marked according to their energy efficiency, ...

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Energy Efficiency Or Credit Crunch? The Focus Shifts
Energy Efficiency Or Credit Crunch? The Focus Shifts

Thursday 26th November 2009

Global concerns about climate change have surpassed those relative to the credit crunch, which has persisted in some parts of the world since last year. Diligent efforts are being made world wide to incite businesses around the globe to integrate environmental factors in their activity by becoming energy efficient. These measures show that primary concerns have ...

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EU Reaches Agreement On Energy Savings In Buildings
EU Reaches Agreement On Energy Savings In Buildings

Thursday 26th November 2009

The long awaited consensus regarding new builds has finally been adopted by the EU this week, confirming that new buildings would have to comply with energy efficient standards and draw a substantial part of their energy needs from renewable sources after the end of 2020. The public sector is first targeted ...

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The Era of Energy Efficiency
The Era of Energy Efficiency

Friday 20th November 2009

The era of clean and cheaper energy sources has come at last! As one of the last power plants, the Big Stone II, admits defeat in the US, new opportunities arise for a change to more environmentally-friendly and cost-effective power in the Upper Midwest, and worldwide. The running cost of the Big Stone II ...

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Energy Efficiency Or Credit Crunch? The Focus Shifts
Energy Efficiency Or Credit Crunch? The Focus Shifts

Tuesday 17th November 2009

Global concerns about climate change have surpassed those relative to the credit crunch, which has persisted in some parts of the world since last year. Diligent efforts are being made worldwide to incite businesses around the globe to integrate environmental factors into their activities through energy efficient. These measures show that primary ...

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Art Gallery Sets Green Example

Monday 16th November 2009

Nottingham Contemporary, a new 3000 sq m public art gallery in the UK which opened on November 13th, was created to be equipped with the most recent energy-saving solutions to demonstrate a large building can have high levels of energy efficiency and sustainability. The building, representing the largest facility of its ...

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'Fast energy management deal' sought by world leaders
'Fast energy management deal' sought by world leaders

Friday 13th November 2009

World leaders want to reach an energy efficiency and management deal that will reduce carbon emissions and tackle global warming by the middle of 2010, it has been claimed. Janos Pasztor, climate adviser to UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon, is quoted by Reuters as saying that now that it has been ...

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Basic energy efficiency strategies 'not costly'
Basic energy efficiency strategies 'not costly'

Friday 13th November 2009

Rolling out basic energy efficiency strategies is not prohibitively expensive, according to one sector commentator. Gordon Miller, founder of online resource whatgreenhome.com, made his comments after Lord Adair Turner said that once people implement basic energy management schemes - such as installing efficient boilers - more "intrusive" methods are required. Lord Turner ...

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World leaders confirm attendance at energy efficiency talks
World leaders confirm attendance at energy efficiency talks

Friday 13th November 2009

At least 40 world leaders - including Gordon Brown, Kevin Rudd and Nicolas Sarkozy - have announced that they intend to be present at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen next month. The news comes after Danish prime minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen sent invitations to 191 potential delegates through diplomatic ...

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'Most consumers' have yet to employ energy efficiency initiatives
'Most consumers' have yet to employ energy efficiency initiatives

Thursday 12th November 2009

The majority of consumers have yet to employ energy efficiency schemes in their properties, according to one sector commentator. Gordon Miller, founder of online resource whatgreenhome.com, made his comments after the Department of Energy and Climate Change announced governmental plans to improve the energy efficiency of low-income consumers' properties at the ...

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IT
IT "the key" to enhancing energy efficiency

Thursday 12th November 2009

One sector commentator has suggested that IT is "the key" to the proliferation of energy efficiency initiatives across the globe. Warren Wilson, research director at telecoms, IT and software services organisation Ovum/Datamonitor, made his comments at the Green IT Expo 2009, which took place at the Barbican Exhibition Centre in London ...

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Boris Johnson: Energy efficiency a
Boris Johnson: Energy efficiency a

Thursday 12th November 2009

Boris Johnson has stated that it is a "no brainer" that the housing sector requires energy efficiency work. The mayor of London made his comments as he announced plans to reduce carbon emissions and energy use from at least 200,000 properties in the capital by 2012. He launched a number of studies ...

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