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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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US energy secretary to promote energy management schemes
US energy secretary to promote energy management schemes

Wednesday 11th November 2009

Steven Chu, the US energy secretary, is set to visit India and China in order to promote cooperation on energy management schemes, it has been announced. The US department of energy explained that Mr Chu will be on his trip between November 12th and 18th and on the Chinese section of ...

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Schemes that reduce carbon emissions are
Schemes that reduce carbon emissions are "win/win/win solutions"

Wednesday 11th November 2009

Initiatives that aim to reduce carbon emissions are "win/win/win solutions" for the natural world, it has been asserted. Deputy executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Richard Jones made his comments at a global district energy symposium in Copenhagen in recent days. The sector expert recognised six communities for their efforts ...

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Energy-saving building exhibition opens in Arizona
Energy-saving building exhibition opens in Arizona

Wednesday 11th November 2009

An event billed as the world's largest exhibition of green building technology gets underway in Phoenix today (November 11th). Hosted by the US Green Building Council, Greenbuild will bring more than 20,000 representatives from the construction and energy-saving industries to Arizona. The exhibition floor is set to feature over 1,800 booths, while ...

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EU pressing for
EU pressing for "ambitious" treaty to reduce carbon emissions

Wednesday 11th November 2009

Ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in December, the EU has announced that it is pushing for an international treaty that is "global, ambitious, comprehensive and legally binding". In a statement, the body said that energy saving initiatives need to be put in place in order to keep the ...

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Copenhagen must be
Copenhagen must be "the start" of an energy management process

Wednesday 11th November 2009

The United Nations Climate Change Conference, which is set to take place in Copenhagen next month, must represent "the start" of a new energy management process, it has been asserted. Environment Agency chairman Lord Smith made his comments as the body held its annual conference, stating that Britain needs to take ...

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New publication aims to
New publication aims to "add momentum" to Copenhagen

Wednesday 11th November 2009

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has announced the launch of a new publication that it hopes will help "add momentum" to the energy management debate ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen next month. In a statement, the body explained that World Energy Outlook 2009 (WEO-2009) aims to outline ...

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Energy management initiatives will
Energy management initiatives will "completely" change the UK economy

Friday 6th November 2009

Energy management initiatives that are designed to reduce carbon emissions and enhance green credentials will have a fundamental impact on the entire economy of the UK in the future, according to one sector expert. Andrew Raingold, deputy director of the Aldersgate Group, made his comments after the publication of a report ...

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Energy-saving building operations 'key to climate change control'
Energy-saving building operations 'key to climate change control'

Thursday 5th November 2009

Energy-saving building operations play an important role in the control of climate change, one industry expert has stated. Rick Fedrizzi, president, chief executive and founding chair of the US Green Building Council (USGBC), made his comments as Fireman's Fund Insurance Company announced that its buildings have been accredited by the body. The ...

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New energy-saving complex being created in Dublin
New energy-saving complex being created in Dublin

Thursday 5th November 2009

Work is underway on a complex in the docklands of Dublin that makes use of energy-efficient building materials and construction techniques. In an article for the Irish Times, Frank McDonald explains that a 2,000-seat theatre is one of the structures in Grand Canal Square, which is nearing completion and has elements ...

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UK manufacturers join energy efficiency drive
UK manufacturers join energy efficiency drive

Wednesday 4th November 2009

Drinks firm Britvic and road surface manufacturer Tarmac are among the first companies to join a new UK initiative known as the Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator (IEEA). Launched by the Carbon Trust, the £15 million project aims to substantially cut costs and reduce carbon emissions in the British manufacturing sector by ...

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Saving energy is priority for business buyers, says survey
Saving energy is priority for business buyers, says survey

Tuesday 3rd November 2009

The installation of energy-saving initiatives is becoming an increasingly important issue for people making business acquisitions, according to a new report. Research from BusinessesForSale, an online marketplace of available companies, revealed that green projects are now more of a priority than staffing and IT issues for many buyers. According to the website, ...

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Energy-saving convenience store unveiled by Sainsbury's
Energy-saving convenience store unveiled by Sainsbury's

Monday 2nd November 2009

British supermarket firm J Sainsbury is set to open a new Local convenience store featuring a number of innovative energy-saving measures. The company estimates that the outlet in Bath will save approximately 27 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions over the next 15 years, as well as establishing "a benchmark for future ...

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Canadian businesses recognised for energy-saving measures
Canadian businesses recognised for energy-saving measures

Friday 30th October 2009

Businesses in London, Ontario, are being encouraged to sign up for a new collaborative effort to reduce energy consumption and recognise good sustainable practice. Unveiled by the Mayor's Sustainable Energy Council, the EnergySaver Recognition Programme is designed to encourage and support energy conservation and efficiency in the Canadian city, LondonTopic reports. According ...

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Green IT 'must stay on the agenda'
Green IT 'must stay on the agenda'

Friday 30th October 2009

The recession should not provide IT departments with an excuse to push energy-saving initiatives off the agenda, it has been claimed. According to silicon.com, green measures have been "dropping down the list of IT priorities" since the onset of the economic downturn, with a recent survey by the website finding that ...

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Cardiff's Senedd building receives energy rating upgrade
Cardiff's Senedd building receives energy rating upgrade

Friday 30th October 2009

The Senedd building, home of the National Assembly for Wales, is now officially one of the most energy-efficient public structures in the UK. Situated in Cardiff Bay, the building recently had its Display Energy Certificate rating upgraded from a C to a B in recognition of its impressive green credentials. Energy-saving features ...

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