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Major businesses 'engaging with climate change issues'
Major businesses 'engaging with climate change issues'

Wednesday 23rd September 2009

A growing number of global organisations are making a commitment to reducing their carbon emissions through energy-saving initiatives and other green measures, it has been claimed. To coincide with this week's climate change summit at the United Nations in New York, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has launched its Global 500 ...

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Landscaping employees given energy-saving tips
Landscaping employees given energy-saving tips

Tuesday 22nd September 2009

UK hard landscaping firm Marshalls is giving its employees some guidance on how to cut energy use in the workplace. As part of a week-long energy-saving initiative, staff members were recently encouraged to think about their energy consumption and carbon footprint while at work, the Halifax Courier reports. Chris Harrop, marketing director ...

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India urged to prioritise energy-efficient buildings
India urged to prioritise energy-efficient buildings

Thursday 17th September 2009

A leading architecture professor has emphasised the need for energy-saving construction projects in India. Speaking at this week's Building Green Cities conference in Chandigarh, Professor Dietmar Eberle said that developing nations have an opportunity to harness the latest in green technology when creating new structures. According to online news provider Indopia, he ...

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Energy-efficient lighting installed in Tiananmen Square
Energy-efficient lighting installed in Tiananmen Square

Wednesday 16th September 2009

A major installation of energy-saving landscape lights in Tiananmen Square is now complete, according to Chinese sources. The website chinacsr.com reports that thousands of energy-saving lights have been deployed in the historic centrepiece of Beijing, reducing the total electrical output of Tiananmen Square from 210.2KW to 100KW. According to the news provider, ...

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British politicians embrace energy-saving initiatives
British politicians embrace energy-saving initiatives

Tuesday 15th September 2009

The high-profile endorsement of energy-saving products by British political figures looks set to create many new business opportunities in the country. Several members of prime minister Gordon Brown's government yesterday (September 7th) pledged their support for the 10:10 campaign, in which individuals and organisations vow to reduce their carbon emissions by ...

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UK government unveils energy saving initiative for poor areas
UK government unveils energy saving initiative for poor areas

Saturday 12th September 2009

The UK's energy and climate change minister Ed Miliband has launched a new scheme designed to help reduce carbon emissions in deprived areas. The UK government has unveiled a £350 million package of measures that will fund house and whole street makeovers aimed at improving energy efficiency in some of the ...

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UK businesses 'unaware of energy-saving opportunities'
UK businesses 'unaware of energy-saving opportunities'

Friday 11th September 2009

A new survey of industry figures in the UK has indicated that many of the nation's businesses could be missing the chance to save money by going green. According to findings released by the Carbon Trust, 46 per cent of British firms are unaware that they can reduce energy costs by ...

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UK firms urged to save energy for 'greenest office' competition
UK firms urged to save energy for 'greenest office' competition

Friday 11th September 2009

Cartridge World has announced a competition to identify the most environmentally-friendly office space in the UK. The global supplier of printer ink cartridges partnered with CO2balance to launch the contest, which can be entered by any British business demonstrating a commitment to reducing its carbon footprint through energy-saving initiatives or other ...

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UK and China make energy-saving business deals
UK and China make energy-saving business deals

Thursday 10th September 2009

British enterprises will be able to access new business opportunities through a series of new low-carbon investments in China. This is according to British business secretary Lord Mandelson, who was in China this week to speak at a business forum on low-carbon solutions and energy-saving in Beijing. Lord Mandelson said that contracts ...

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Ohio school district's energy-saving scheme reaps rewards
Ohio school district's energy-saving scheme reaps rewards

Wednesday 2nd September 2009

An energy conservation initiative in a school district in the US state of Ohio has saved thousands of dollars in its first year. Just a year after the introduction of Granville School District's $2 (£1.2 million) million energy-reduction scheme, an estimated $107,000 has already been saved, according to the Granville Sentinel. A ...

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Iconic New York building being made energy efficient
Iconic New York building being made energy efficient

Tuesday 1st September 2009

One of the most iconic buildings in the US is undergoing an energy saving revamp aimed at cutting its electricity use and carbon footprint. The Empire State Building in New York is going green with a $500 million (£303 million) retrofit that is designed to help it cut its energy consumption ...

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Mandatory EU energy-saving initiative comes into force in September
Mandatory EU energy-saving initiative comes into force in September

Tuesday 1st September 2009

Businesses and domestic consumers throughout Europe will be required to start phasing out energy inefficient lights from the beginning of September. A mandatory EU phase out of 100W and frosted incandescent lightbulbs comes into effect from September 1st and, in addition to cutting carbon emissions, the development could result in energy-saving ...

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Montana schools implementing energy-saving projects
Montana schools implementing energy-saving projects

Friday 28th August 2009

Schools in the US state of Montana are investing in energy-saving products and conservation initiatives aimed at reducing their power usage and carbon footprint. The schools are adopting the green measures thanks to more than $4.8 million in funding made available as part of the Montana Reinvestment Act, according to Billings ...

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Wisconsin company invests in energy-saving products
Wisconsin company invests in energy-saving products

Wednesday 26th August 2009

A small business in the US state of Wisconsin has invested in several energy-saving measures that are projected to save it thousands of dollars in electricity bills, according to Biztimes.com. Columbia Grinding hopes to save $33,000 (£20,000) per year as a result of the investments, which include an air filtration system ...

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China's economic agency working on energy conservation guidelines
China's economic agency working on energy conservation guidelines

Wednesday 26th August 2009

Plans to govern how the energy-saving sector is operating and developing are being worked on by China's economic planning agency. The National Development and Reform Commission has announced that it is formulating a development plan for the fast growing industry and environmental protection. According to a statement posted on the economic agency's ...

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Think tank highlights economic benefits of green proposals
Think tank highlights economic benefits of green proposals

Friday 21st August 2009

Center for American Progress chief executive John Podesta has spoken to US television network CNBC about the economic benefits of enacting a recent proposal put forward by the think tank. Green business opportunities with the potential to create and support 625,000 permanent jobs by 2020 can be created if the proposals ...

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UK Energy Saving Trust proposals could spur green business opportunities
UK Energy Saving Trust proposals could spur green business opportunities

Wednesday 19th August 2009

Buildings that are energy inefficient should not be allowed on the market, according to the UK Energy Saving Trust, which is calling for legislation to make this possible. The organisation is campaigning for Energy Performance Certificates that rate homes' energy efficiency from A- G to be backed with laws barring those ...

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Chinese retailers to get subsidies for energy-saving lights
Chinese retailers to get subsidies for energy-saving lights

Tuesday 18th August 2009

Authorities in China's industrial city of Taiyuan have come up with an energy-saving initiative that is aimed at reducing the amount of power retail enterprises consume. Retailers that invest in energy-saving lights will now benefit from a 50 per cent grant from the government, according to Taiyuan Bureau of Commerce, reports ...

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Clinton deal could spur energy-saving business opportunities in India
Clinton deal could spur energy-saving business opportunities in India

Friday 14th August 2009

A new initiative by the Clinton Foundation to harness solar energy in Asia could result in energy-saving business opportunities in the region, it has emerged. The foundation has agreed to build the largest solar power station in the world, according to Gujarat state's energy minister Saurabh Patel, who has confirmed to ...

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UK on the right track with energy-conservation, report states
UK on the right track with energy-conservation, report states

Friday 14th August 2009

A new report has concluded that the UK is on course to meet the challenges of securing energy supplies domestically and internationally thanks to measures outlined in the Low Carbon Transition Plan. Entitled 'Energy Security: a national challenge in a changing world' the report has been written by the prime minister's ...

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Canadian city approves energy-saving investments for public buildings
Canadian city approves energy-saving investments for public buildings

Tuesday 11th August 2009

The British Columbia (BC) city of Burnaby has approved a variety of energy conservation projects at civic facilities that will see energy-saving products and solutions adopted to cut their emissions. Some $210,000 (£116,000) is to be spent on seven energy conservation projects on the buildings including the Burnaby Sports Complex, which ...

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New European Commission design regulations introduced
New European Commission design regulations introduced

Wednesday 5th August 2009

Common industrial and household electrical appliances such as televisions and fridges are set to be more energy-efficient thanks to new European Commission design regulations introduced to achieve this. Four eco-design regulations have been introduced by the commission in a bid to achieve its target of cutting primary energy consumption in the ...

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New Jersey town to benefit from energy conservation initiative
New Jersey town to benefit from energy conservation initiative

Tuesday 4th August 2009

Take up of energy-saving products in the US state of New Jersey could increase as a result of a national energy-efficiency programme that aims to promote increased energy efficiency among businesses and residents. Lacey town is to become the latest beneficiary of the award-winning energy-efficiency scheme dubbed Project Porchlight, which is ...

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US Pacific Air Force bases go green with energy-saving products
US Pacific Air Force bases go green with energy-saving products

Thursday 30th July 2009

Energy-saving products and conservation projects are being adopted by the US Pacific Air Forces in a bid to not only save money and avoid power wastage but to cut carbon emissions, it has been reported. Okinawa-based Kadena Air Base, which is the US Air Force's largest post in the Far East ...

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Energy conservation 'can save businesses money'
Energy conservation 'can save businesses money'

Saturday 25th July 2009

Energy conservation measures have the potential to save businesses and individuals hundreds of billions of pounds around the world in terms of their electricity bills, it has been claimed. According to the UK Guardian's environment expert Adam Vaughan, savings made by energy-saving programmes could increase in the future as the cost ...

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