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New UK Government wants to be
New UK Government wants to be "greenest government ever"

Tuesday 18th May 2010

THE new UK Prime Minister David Cameron pledged the new coalition administration to become "the greenest government ever”, at a recent meeting of the Department of Energy and Climate Change. A new government steering group will be run by Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne along with representatives from key ...

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Philippines Take Steps toward Energy Conservation
Philippines Take Steps toward Energy Conservation

Tuesday 18th May 2010

THE Philippine’s Department of Energy (DOE) will be conducting a seminar on energy conservation and energy spot checks for government agencies on May 19-20 in support of the Government Energy Management Program (GEMP). The seminar on power conservation and efficiency will discuss various energy conservation tips along with the GEMP campaign, ...

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Jakarta Needs to be Energy Efficient
Jakarta Needs to be Energy Efficient

Monday 17th May 2010

DATA from the Jakarta Industry and Energy Agency shows the Indonesian capital needs at least 4,600 megawatts of electricity, which is currently supplied by power plants in Muara Karang and Tanjung Priok in North Jakarta. A major problem is that both plants have a total maximum capacity of 2,000 megawatts, ...

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IPEEC Aim for Global Energy Saving Policies
IPEEC Aim for Global Energy Saving Policies

Friday 14th May 2010

THIS week saw the first Policy Committee meeting of the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) to promote global collaboration on energy-saving programs and policies. The meeting involved leaders from 15 countries and the European Commission U.S, Assistant Secretary of the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable ...

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Medvedev Orders Energy Saving Audit for Russia
Medvedev Orders Energy Saving Audit for Russia

Friday 14th May 2010

ENERGY efficiency is a challenge for every country but probably none more so than Russia – the country covers over 6.5 million square miles and spans 11 times zones! The governmental system, which as we all know went through a major upheaval just a few years ago, consists of 83 regions ...

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New Efficiency Code for Oregon
New Efficiency Code for Oregon

Wednesday 12th May 2010

ACCORDING to officials in the Department of Consumer and Business Services, a new energy code has been adopted in Oregon, USA that aims to reduce energy usage in new commercial buildings by 15%.  The Energy Efficiency Specialty Code comes into effect July 1 and focuses several areas for new construction, such ...

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Chile's Energy Demand Dented by Energy Efficiency
Chile's Energy Demand Dented by Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 12th May 2010

CHILEAN ministry officials have announced energy efficiency measures that could cover 20% of Chile's projected demand growth by 2020. "If Chile meets its growth targets, we will need to double the amount of energy generated," the spokesperson said from Washington, DC. "If all goes well, energy efficiency should cover for 20% ...

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India's Power Minister Calls for Vigorous and Focused Awareness on Energy
India's Power Minister Calls for Vigorous and Focused Awareness on Energy

Thursday 6th May 2010

INDIA'S Union Power Minister, Sushil Kumar Shinde today stressed the need for a vigorous and focussed national awareness campaign to improve energy efficiency. Inaugurating a National Seminar on Energy Efficiency and Conservation in New Delhi, he said the reason for the seminar was to engage all stakeholders and seek their inputs ...

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Survey Reveals US Offices Need to do more in Energy Efficiency
Survey Reveals US Offices Need to do more in Energy Efficiency

Thursday 6th May 2010

ACCORDING to a survey by IBM, US offices could do more to improve their energy efficiency and create a ‘greener’ work environment. “As automobiles, transportation systems, electrical grids and other modern systems are achieving greater efficiency, many office buildings remain rooted in the past,” says Rich Lechner, vice president for ...

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Nigeria needs to become Energy Efficient
Nigeria needs to become Energy Efficient

Tuesday 4th May 2010

The Director-General of Energy Commission of Nigeria, Professor Abubakar Sambo, has emphasised the need for energy efficiency and conservation in the country. Professor Sambo highlighted this need at the official commissioning and the foundation laying ceremony of the National Centre for Energy Efficiency and Conservation in Lagos. Sambo reveled to his ...

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Energy is a Concern for most European Regions
Energy is a Concern for most European Regions

Friday 30th April 2010

A survey of European regions has revealed that 92 per cent rate energy as one their top concerns for the future. A poll of 67 European regions conducted by the Association of European Regions (AER), also reports that 77 per cent of the regions have developed sustainable energy plans and processes. The ...

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Pakistan Battle Power Shortage
Pakistan Battle Power Shortage

Wednesday 28th April 2010

PAKISTAN is battling a chronic power crisis and has announced measures to combat the problem, and like recent actions in Venezuela some draconian measures. Addressing a press conference following a three-day energy conference that deliberated on the severe power shortage crisis Prime Minister of Pakistan Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani announced measures ...

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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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