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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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Eco-town developments aim to reduce carbon emissions
Eco-town developments aim to reduce carbon emissions

Saturday 25th July 2009

Four new eco-towns each comprising more than 5,000 homes have been proposed by the government as part of a major energy-saving programme. The new communities have been designed to address the nation's housing shortage while also reducing carbon emissions and acting as an important showcase for new energy-efficiency in both housing ...

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EPA energy-saving initiative 'saving Americans thousands of dollars'
EPA energy-saving initiative 'saving Americans thousands of dollars'

Wednesday 15th July 2009

An energy-saving initiative in the US last year resulted in more households going green and saving thousands of dollars, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced. Thanks to the EPA's Energy Star label, nearly 17 per cent of all single-family homes built across the country in 2008 were deemed fit to ...

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London energy-saving initiative pushes for green living
London energy-saving initiative pushes for green living

Friday 10th July 2009

An energy-saving initiative in the UK is reportedly helping commercial property owners and their tenants in London implement conservation measures by using green products and solutions. The Better Buildings Partnership, which was launched by the London Climate Change Agency more than a year ago, has been working with the largest commercial ...

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Artificial noise may save €15 million on energy bills
Artificial noise may save €15 million on energy bills

Saturday 4th July 2009

The global broadband DSL access network consumes about 20 billion kilowatt-hours of energy per year but a new energy conservation solution developed at the Fraunhofer Institute for Communication Systems ESK may change this. Broadband access always runs on full power leading to high DSL network electricity consumption, which can be reduced ...

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Mobile phones to switch off street lights in German energy saving initiative
Mobile phones to switch off street lights in German energy saving initiative

Thursday 2nd July 2009

A German village has embarked on a new energy saving programme that will see residents use their mobile phones as remote devices for controlling how street lights are used. This has been reported by the Guardian, citing an article in the Suddeutsche Zeitung, which has stated that residents of Dorentrup, which ...

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Consumers can save money with energy saving technology
Consumers can save money with energy saving technology

Wednesday 24th June 2009

New energy saving technology can help consumers make big savings as well as watch the amount of energy they use, according to Consumer Focus. Adopting energy efficiency moves such as switching from a prepayment meter to online billing is one way to go about making such savings, said Zoe McLeod, principal ...

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Carbon reduction initiative for public sector launched
Carbon reduction initiative for public sector launched

Saturday 20th June 2009

New energy efficiency loans will be made available to hospitals, leisure centres and public sector organisations such as local authorities and central government departments thanks to a new initiative. Some £51.5 million in interest free loans will be provided through the government-sponsored energy saving programme, which is backed by Salix Finance ...

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