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Energy Efficiency in the State of the Union Address
Energy Efficiency in the State of the Union Address

Wednesday 13th February 2013

ENERGY efficiency was aired in President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, stressing the importance of improvement. Obama said: “I’m also issuing a new goal for America: let’s cut in half the energy wasted by our homes and businesses over the next twenty years. “We’ll work with the states to do ...

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Urgent Need for New York Energy Efficiency
Urgent Need for New York Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 12th February 2013

ENERGY efficiency companies in the U.S. States of New York and Massachusetts have a huge business opportunity looming with the possible closure of a nuclear power station in 2015. Currently the debate is continuing as to whether the Indian Point nuclear power plant in New York will power down. With that ...

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Energy Efficiency Key to Doubling U.S. Energy Production by 2030
Energy Efficiency Key to Doubling U.S. Energy Production by 2030

Friday 8th February 2013

A NEW report claims the U.S. can double energy productivity by 2030 through increasing energy efficiency investments, re-addressing energy saving tax credits and engaging state and local governments. U.S. Senator Mark Warner and National Grid U.S. President Tom King, introduced the Alliance Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy report which calls ...

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Focus on Energy Efficiency more than Renewables
Focus on Energy Efficiency more than Renewables

Thursday 7th February 2013

ULSTER University, Northern Ireland, have submitted evidence to the policy makers that energy efficiency should take the focus rather than renewable energy. The evidence, gathered from a European Regional Development Fund project, was presented to an All Party Parliamentary Group for Excellence in the Built Environment’s (APPGBE) inquiry by a research ...

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Energy Efficiency Funding for Pennsylvania's Small Business
Energy Efficiency Funding for Pennsylvania's Small Business

Tuesday 5th February 2013

THE Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has awarded $239,809 in grants to help 32 small businesses across Pennsylvania invest in energy-efficiency projects. DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said: "Becoming energy-efficient can involve an initial up-front investment that will be proportionally higher for small businesses. The investment will pay for itself and ...

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The Greenest Superbowl
The Greenest Superbowl

Monday 4th February 2013

YESTERDAY'S Superbowl was all about power, it was hailed as the greenest ever but also suffered from a power outage for 34 minutes underlining the need for energy. The American football game is all about power, yes the power of players but also the electricity to power the lighting needed in venues ...

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NYSERDA Energy Efficiency Funding for College
NYSERDA Energy Efficiency Funding for College

Friday 1st February 2013

THE New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has been helping several state educational centers to improve their energy efficiency through their various funding programs. Yesterday NYSERDA announced that it has awarded D’Youville College in Buffalo $155,000 to support energy efficiency upgrades to its six-story, mixed-use academic facility. The ...

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Real-time Energy Use Display Saves Energy
Real-time Energy Use Display Saves Energy

Thursday 31st January 2013

DISPLAYING energy consumption via monitors in the lobby of a commercial building has a dramatic effect in saving energy for the tenants, as experienced in a UK commercial building. Over the last four years tenants in a retail and commercial building in the central business district of Birmingham, UK, enjoyed energy ...

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Hong Kong Needs to Improve Building Energy Efficiency
Hong Kong Needs to Improve Building Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 30th January 2013

THE buildings that are packed into Hong Kong consume most of the regions electricity, hence improving the energy efficiency of those buildings is vital to developing Hong Kong’s low carbon economy. This was the message delivered on Monday at the conference of Sustainable Development through Energy Efficiency and Conservation, by the ...

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A Good Green Deal for Businesses
A Good Green Deal for Businesses

Tuesday 29th January 2013

YESTERDAY the Green Deal was launched in the UK and it isn’t just for households as it also applies to businesses - enabling them to finance energy efficiency upgrades. All types and sizes of businesses can have an individual energy efficiency package and one that suits the needs of a particular ...

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England's Health Service Has £50M for Energy Efficiency Projects
England's Health Service Has £50M for Energy Efficiency Projects

Thursday 24th January 2013

THE National Health Service (NHS) Trusts and Foundation Trusts in England are being prompted by central government to bid for a share of £50M to invest in energy efficiency projects. The capital funding is for investments during 2013-14, and will support new and innovative projects to improve energy efficiency, reduce carbon ...

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Energy Efficiency Needed to Combat Belgium Energy Shortfall
Energy Efficiency Needed to Combat Belgium Energy Shortfall

Wednesday 23rd January 2013

BELGIUM needs to improve its energy efficiency or face possible blackouts according to a study of the country’s energy problems after two nuclear reactors had to be taken offline. A study by consultancy group 3E for various green organisations highlighted energy efficiency as the key to Belgium’s energy shortfall, with the ...

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Oman Companies Pressed to Improve Energy Efficiency
Oman Companies Pressed to Improve Energy Efficiency

Monday 21st January 2013

THE Times of Oman reports that a clear message has been given to the Sultanate’s businesses and organizations to adopt sustainability and the need for energy efficiency improvement. The important message was delivered during the opening of Oman's premier eco-friendly exhibition, 'Gulf Eco 2013‘ yesterday. Energy efficient practices are at the forefront ...

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Energy Efficency Slows Fuel Use Rise
Energy Efficency Slows Fuel Use Rise

Thursday 17th January 2013

DUE to energy efficiency rapidly improving worldwide, the rise in fuel use will be slower than prosperity, primarily due to improved energy efficiency in industrial developments in China. This is the conclusion from BP Plc’s latest Energy Outlook 2030, released yesterday. It reveals that strong growth in production from unconventional sources of ...

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4000 Jobs and Millions Saved in State Energy Efficiency Program
4000 Jobs and Millions Saved in State Energy Efficiency Program

Wednesday 16th January 2013

MASSACHUSETTS State government officials announced yesterday an Accelerated Energy Program that will make energy efficiency upgrades across 700 state facilities. These facilities consist of 4,000 individual buildings all being subject to energy efficiency improvements, making it a huge task but with huge rewards for the state. The program estimates savings of ...

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Call for Greater Investment in Clean Energy
Call for Greater Investment in Clean Energy

Tuesday 15th January 2013

Yesterday, during the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), energy and finance leaders met to discuss ways to encourage greater private sector investment in clean energy projects. The discussion included renewable energy and low-carbon, climate friendly projects and how they can be a tactic to mitigate climate change and diversify the global ...

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UK's Energy Efficiency Sector Scrutinized
UK's Energy Efficiency Sector Scrutinized

Thursday 10th January 2013

THE UK’s consumer and competition authority, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), wants to raise compliance standards across the energy efficiency industry. An OFT review of the energy efficiency sector, discovered instances of poor practice and has written to 50 businesses in the industry telling them to ensure they treat ...

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Large Energy Efficiency Loan Looms for Czech Republic
Large Energy Efficiency Loan Looms for Czech Republic

Wednesday 9th January 2013

ACCORDING to the European Investment Bank’s (EIB) website they are looking at providing an energy efficiency loan facility of €100 million ($131 million) for the Czech Republic. The loan will be to finance energy efficiency projects carried out by SMEs and mid-sized corporations, as well as projects of limited size undertaken ...

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Targeted Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives Work
Targeted Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives Work

Tuesday 8th January 2013

LAST month the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) highlighted to a U.S. Senate Finance Committee the importance of well targeted energy efficiency incentives. The hearing was analyzing the appropriate uses of federal tax code in promoting investments in energy efficiency. Steven Nadel, executive director of the ACEEE testified ...

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Alaskan Study Highlights Potential Energy Savings
Alaskan Study Highlights Potential Energy Savings

Monday 7th January 2013

ALASKA has discovered hard facts about the energy efficiency, or not, of public buildings across the state following an energy audit according to Alaska Journal of Commerce. The Journal reports 327 audits performed on public facilities by state organization Alaska Housing Finance Corp. (AHFC). The study concluded that there are 5,000 ...

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Fixed Energy Saving Targets for State Government
Fixed Energy Saving Targets for State Government

Thursday 3rd January 2013

THE Southern Indian State of Andhra Pradesh is considering fixing energy saving targets for a range of departments including energy, administration, industries and agriculture. The Andhra Pradesh Government constituted a State Energy Conservation Mission in September last year to monitor energy efficiency actions, and through this mechanism they now look set ...

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Hong Kong More Energy Saving Action Needed
Hong Kong More Energy Saving Action Needed

Wednesday 2nd January 2013

HONGKONG Electric, has fallen well short of its agreed energy saving target agreed with the government four years ago. The utility, which supplies Hong Kong and Lamma islands, did achieve energy savings of 1.7 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) between 2009 and 2011, but their set target was 3 million kWh annually. Meanwhile China ...

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New York State Energy Efficiency Program Launched
New York State Energy Efficiency Program Launched

Monday 31st December 2012

NEW York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has set a target to improve energy efficiency across state buildings by 20 percent by 2020 by launching the Build Smart NY state program. The initiative looks to reach its goal through strategic, coordinated, cost-effective, and data-driven measures. Over the next seven years, Build Smart ...

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Older Buildings can be More Energy Efficient than New
Older Buildings can be More Energy Efficient than New

Friday 28th December 2012

DECEMBER’S issue of The Green Economy themed ‘Cities and Buildings’ studies how retrofits, and certifications impact buildings’ energy efficiency and can transform the cities where they are based. Maryruth Priebe, Senior Editor for the magazine said, “New, certified green buildings may offer sex appeal and flashy style, but older buildings offer ...

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Kentucky get Energy Efficiency Funding from Settlement
Kentucky get Energy Efficiency Funding from Settlement

Thursday 27th December 2012

THE Governor of the U.S. State of Kentucky announced yesterday that 13 organizations will receive energy efficiency project funding, including educations and agricultural projects amongst others. The grant funding is available under the 2011 settlement agreement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), after findings ...

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