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New Energy Minister & Energy Agency to Drive Efficiencies
New Energy Minister & Energy Agency to Drive Efficiencies

Monday 6th February 2012

THE UK’s new Energy Secretary Ed Davey, is to launch the new Energy Efficiency Deployment Office (EEDO), tasked with saving businesses, and households, money on energy costs. Davey believes that going green can reduce costs considerably, with the EEDO overseeing a reduction in energy demand, which Davey told The Independent ...

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India has a Stake in Developing Climate Change Response
India has a Stake in Developing Climate Change Response

Friday 3rd February 2012

INDIAN Prime Minister Manmohan Singh speaking yesterday at the opening of the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS), highlighted his countries importance in combatting energy efficiency. “As a developing country in the frontlines of climate vulnerability, India has a vital stake in the evolution of a successful, rule-based, equitable and multilateral response ...

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UK Sustainable Business Spending Will Reach £6.8 Billion in 2015
UK Sustainable Business Spending Will Reach £6.8 Billion in 2015

Thursday 2nd February 2012

SPENDING by large UK firms on energy, environment and sustainability initiatives will grow at an average of 16 percent a year between 2012 and 2015, according to a new market forecast. The prediction has been made by independent analyst firm Verdantix. The growth in sustainable business spending in 2012 will be ...

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Energy Efficiency Actions Can Help Reduce Unemployment and Debt
Energy Efficiency Actions Can Help Reduce Unemployment and Debt

Wednesday 1st February 2012

EUROPEAN Union member states who are searching for strategies to fight record-high unemployment and recessionary pressures should look at supporting investments in energy efficiency. So said EU Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard yesterday (Tuesday), and she urged action at a special crisis summit on Monday, when EU leaders pledged 'to create ...

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Tonga's Energy Efficiency Aims Boosted by REEEP Funding
Tonga's Energy Efficiency Aims Boosted by REEEP Funding

Tuesday 31st January 2012

THE Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency (REEEP) are to help fund the Tonga's Energy Roadmap which will improve energy efficiency for the Kingdom. The 10-year Tonga Energy Roadmap (TERM) plan represents a dramatic restructuring of the South Pacific island’s energy sector, aiming at increased energy efficiency, decreasing dependence on imported fossil fuels, ...

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Energy Managers Say Energy Efficiency Issues Ignored by Bosses
Energy Managers Say Energy Efficiency Issues Ignored by Bosses

Tuesday 31st January 2012

ONE in three UK energy managers say that energy efficiency issues are not taken seriously by their bosses or organisations, according to a new report published today by Siemens. According to the research 31 percent of those responsible for energy management and energy efficiency within UK businesses believe the issues are ...

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London's Public Buildings to Get Energy Efficiency Make-Over
London's Public Buildings to Get Energy Efficiency Make-Over

Monday 30th January 2012

HUNDREDS of jobs are set be created and millions of pounds saved for the taxpayer thanks to the Mayor's programme to make public bulidings more energy efficient. Schools, libraries, town halls and hospitals are among nearly 400 public buildings set to get an energy efficiency makeover through London Mayor Boris Johnson's ...

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Climate Change Risk Assessment - UK Needs to Adapt
Climate Change Risk Assessment - UK Needs to Adapt

Thursday 26th January 2012

The UK hopes to be amongst the best prepared nations for the implications of climate change following publication of a groundbreaking study into the threats the country faces. The Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) highlights the top 100 challenges to the UK and our economy of a changing climate and provides ...

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What the President Did Say on Energy Efficiency in his Address
What the President Did Say on Energy Efficiency in his Address

Thursday 26th January 2012

IN HIS State of the Union Address, U.S. President Barack Obama admitted it wouldn’t be possible to pass climate change legislation, although he touched on energy efficiency and clean energy. As we reported earlier, there were calls for Obama to follow through on hoped for legislation on energy efficiency and he ...

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ASE Call for Obama to Push for Energy Efficiency in Address
ASE Call for Obama to Push for Energy Efficiency in Address

Wednesday 25th January 2012

KATERI Callahan, President of non-profit energy efficiency organisation Alliance to Save Energy, encourages U.S. President to continue to push energy efficiency as he prepares his State of the Union Address. Callahan states: “Energy efficiency strengthens the nation’s economy, spurs job growth and reduces dependence on imported energy – while also saving ...

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Washington DC Buildings LEED the List
Washington DC Buildings LEED the List

Wednesday 25th January 2012

IN THE U.S. the District of Colombia (Washington DC) again heads the US Green Building Council’s (USGBC) table of LEED-rated energy efficient buildings per capita. Last year, 18,954,022 square feet of institutional and commercial space across the district earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building certification. The per capita ...

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Millions Can be Saved Through Energy Efficiency in Trinidad and Tobago
Millions Can be Saved Through Energy Efficiency in Trinidad and Tobago

Monday 23rd January 2012

TRININDAD and Tobago’s Energy Minister, Kevin Ramnarine, reckons millions of dollars could be saved by the islands’ industries if they invested in energy efficiency and saving. Ramnarine raised the point during the launch of the Energy Service Company (ESCO) committee in Port of Spain at the end of last week, explaining ...

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Energy Efficiency Advice for Scottish Businesses and Public Sector
Energy Efficiency Advice for Scottish Businesses and Public Sector

Friday 20th January 2012

THE Scottish Government has set up a programme to help businesses and public sector organisations to save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions through improved energy efficiency. The new web portal, the Scottish Energy and Resource Efficiency Service (SERES), is now available and is designed to streamline and make more consistent ...

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Power to be Cut to Buildings Failing Energy Efficiency Code
Power to be Cut to Buildings Failing Energy Efficiency Code

Friday 20th January 2012

INDIAN energy suppliers in the Orissa region will cut electricity supplies to buildings failing to conform to energy efficiency codes, according to officials quoted in the Times of India yesterday. The Times reports that Surya Narayan Mishra, Engineer in chief (electricity) at the state designated agency (SDA), for implementing the Indian ...

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Danish EU Presidency Wants to Move Fast on Energy Efficiency
Danish EU Presidency Wants to Move Fast on Energy Efficiency

Thursday 19th January 2012

DANISH Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt was in European Parliament yesterday to present the Danish EU presidency's six-month working programme, including sustainability and energy efficiency. Thorning-Schmidt revealed that she thinks the European Union (EU) should retain a leading role as a green economy, and wants to see movement on the energy efficiency ...

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Increasing Global Energy Demand to 2030
Increasing Global Energy Demand to 2030

Thursday 19th January 2012

INCREASED energy efficiency and strong growth for renewable energy are forecast in BP’s latest Energy Outlook 2030, published yesterday. The report also predicts global energy demand will continue to grow over the next twenty years, albeit at a slowing annual rate, fuelled by economic and population growth in non-OECD countries. Global energy ...

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Incentives and Clarity Needed for Building Energy Efficiency Improvements
Incentives and Clarity Needed for Building Energy Efficiency Improvements

Wednesday 18th January 2012

THE UK property industry warn that the government’s “Green Deal” on its own is unlikely to deliver the revolution in energy efficiency that is needed to reach UK emission targets. The British Property Federation (BPF) has urged the UK government to take action to bolster the Green Deal by: providing additional fiscal ...

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Importance of Industrial Energy Efficiency: UN Report
Importance of Industrial Energy Efficiency: UN Report

Wednesday 18th January 2012

Industrial energy efficiency is key to sustainable industrial development, according to a flagship publication of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). 

UNIDO’s Industrial Development Report, launched yesterday at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, urges investment in energy-efficient technologies in order to provide the economic, environmental and ...

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Energy Saving Proves Vital for British Retail Landlords
Energy Saving Proves Vital for British Retail Landlords

Tuesday 17th January 2012

BRITISH Land, one of the UK’s largest Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT) is determined to show that energy saving initiatives are not just a lot of hot air. After reducing energy costs by almost a third in its shopping centres and retail parks, British Land is now focusing its environmental efforts ...

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UAE Focus on Improving the Energy Efficiency of Buildings
UAE Focus on Improving the Energy Efficiency of Buildings

Monday 16th January 2012

THE Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) based in Dubai will stress the importance of improving the energy efficiency in existing buildings at its Focus Day on Tuesday (Jan 17). The Focus Day is being held in conjunction with the World Future Energy Summit (WFES), taking place in Abu Dhabi. EmiratesGBC is also ...

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Large Indian Corporations to be Energy Capped
Large Indian Corporations to be Energy Capped

Friday 13th January 2012

LARGE corporations in India will have to keep a close eye on their power usage as the Government is going to set a cap on their energy consumption. According to officials at the Indian Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) a list of around 477 facilities belonging to various large corporations ...

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Energy Efficiency Directive Drags On
Energy Efficiency Directive Drags On

Friday 13th January 2012

EUROPEAN Union Members of Parliament (MEP) have recognised the need for more flexibility for member states when choosing their energy efficiency targets and are close to an agreement. This has become apparent after yesterday’s debate at the European Parliament's Committee on Industry (ITRE) regarding the draft Energy Efficiency Directive dragged on, ...

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Further Pressure for Binding Energy Efficiency Target
Further Pressure for Binding Energy Efficiency Target

Thursday 12th January 2012

SOME states within the European Union are trying to revive a legally binding 20 percent energy efficiency target as energy efficiency funding discussions are taking place in the European Parliament. Supporters of a binding target want to make it harder for member states to argue against energy efficiency funds, because they ...

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Energy Efficient Buildings for South Africa
Energy Efficient Buildings for South Africa

Wednesday 11th January 2012

IN most countries buildings use at least 40 percent of the nations energy - meaning that improving the energy efficiency of the country’s energy stock is vital for the environment and the economy. In South Africa, which is also battling a shortfall in energy capacity, tackling the energy efficiency of buildings ...

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New York City's Great Green Buildings
New York City's Great Green Buildings

Tuesday 10th January 2012

NEW York City was awarded the World Green Building Council’s Government Leadership Award in “Industry Transformation”, as reported this week, for their “Greener, Greater Buildings Plan” on building energy efficiency The “Greener, Greater Buildings Plan” programme concentrates on the City’s larger buildings which produce 45 percent of the City’s CO2 emissions, ...

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