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European Council Adopts Energy Efficiency Directive
European Council Adopts Energy Efficiency Directive

Friday 5th October 2012

YESTERDAY, Thursday, the European Council approved the EU Energy Efficiency Directive, opening the way for it to be signed into law in November. The Presidents and Secretaries-General of the European Parliament and of the Council are expected to sign the directive later this month bringing the legislation into force in November. The directive ...

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$2.2M Funding for Historic Green Research Centre
$2.2M Funding for Historic Green Research Centre

Wednesday 3rd October 2012

THE New York Power Authority (NYPA) will provide $2.2 million of funding to Clarkson University for the planning, design and installation of energy efficiency measures in their Old Main Building. The improvements represent one aspect of a larger renovation across the university, expected to begin in 2013, that will transform the ...

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New Energy Efficiency Program for German SMEs
New Energy Efficiency Program for German SMEs

Tuesday 2nd October 2012

GERMANY'S new program to help small and medium-sized businesses implement new energy efficient technologies took effect yesterday. Cost efficient reduction of energy consumption and smart management of the energy supply are priorities for Germany, which already generates more than 20 percent of its electricity supply from renewable sources. Germany Trade & ...

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County Level Energy Efficiency Savings
County Level Energy Efficiency Savings

Friday 28th September 2012

GARFIELD Clean Energy aims to make Garfield County, Colorado, the most energy efficient county in the U.S. according to a local newspaper The Citizen Telegram. Garfield Clean Energy is formed from a collaboration between various government entities and other organisations across Garfield County, who provide guidance and funding for energy efficiency ...

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Consumers and Corporations Want Clean Energy
Consumers and Corporations Want Clean Energy

Thursday 27th September 2012

TWO global studies commissioned by Vestas reveal positive news for clean energy: 85% of consumers want more, and global investment is outpacing fossil fuel generation.

 This data is drawn from two global surveys: the Global Consumer Wind Study 2012 (GCWS), an annual survey produced by TNS Gallup, about consumers’ preferences for renewable ...

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Ireland Will Struggle to Reach EU Energy Efficiency Targets
Ireland Will Struggle to Reach EU Energy Efficiency Targets

Tuesday 25th September 2012

90,000 Irish buildings will need to undergo significant energy upgrades every year through to 2020 if Ireland is to achieve its legal obligations under the EU Energy Efficiency Directive. We reported on the Directive on these pages when it was adopted by the European Parliament earlier this month, which is expected ...

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Energy Efficiency Funding for Canadian Businesses
Energy Efficiency Funding for Canadian Businesses

Friday 21st September 2012

BUSINESSES located within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), can now receive Canadian business funding grants towards energy efficiency improvements  within their industrial or commercial facilities. Canadian utility company Toronto Hydro also offers a variety of programs which provide financial incentives and funding grants for small businesses towards equipment retrofits and ...

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Energy Efficiency Programme for California Commercial Buildings
Energy Efficiency Programme for California Commercial Buildings

Thursday 20th September 2012

FOURTEEN California counties and 126 cities yesterday launched the U.S.'s largest PACE program, an innovative financing tool to help commercial property owners reduce their buildings' energy and water use. The CaliforniaFIRST program, which is a program of the California Statewide Communities Development Authority, allows commercial property owners to use municipal bonds ...

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Energy Efficiency Upgrade for Ice-Rink
Energy Efficiency Upgrade for Ice-Rink

Monday 17th September 2012

THE ice-rink in Portland, Maine, U.S.A., officially reopened their refurbished energy efficient facility on Saturday. The upgraded facility now has many energy-efficient pumps, 11 miles of new refrigeration and sub-floor heating pipes and a new chilling plant. The work cost around $600,000 and was funded from energy efficiency bonds Portland authorised ...

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Largest Corporations Act Over Energy Efficiency
Largest Corporations Act Over Energy Efficiency

Friday 14th September 2012

THE largest global corporations are already tackling potential future energy cost rises through top executive engagement and proactive energy strategies. These results come from a survey of US$1b-plus global companies, for the Ernst & Young Global Annual Cleantech Insights and Trends report released yesterday. The survey of 100 global company executives operating ...

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The Importance of Energy Efficiency to US Industry
The Importance of Energy Efficiency to US Industry

Thursday 13th September 2012

U.S. industrial sector companies recognize the importance of energy efficiency as a cost-savings method at their energy-intense sites, according to Jones Lang LaSalle white paper “Manufactured Energy Savings.” More than ever, these companies rely on sustainability for value-driven and innovative solutions to reduce consumption and, in turn, operational expenses. In its Annual Energy ...

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New Report Spotlights Pro Sports Sustainability Leaders
New Report Spotlights Pro Sports Sustainability Leaders

Monday 10th September 2012

PROFESSIONAL sports teams and venues in the U.S. have been championing green issues, according to a report by the Natural Resources Defense Council, in collaboration with the Green Sports Alliance. The new report reveals the collective impact the uniquely influential professional sports industry is having on advancing environmental protection in North ...

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DOE Fails to Save Energy
DOE Fails to Save Energy

Thursday 6th September 2012

THE U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) which encourages energy efficiency does not always lead by example according to the findings of a recent audit. Last year the DOE could have saved millions but lost out due to their failure to implement basic measures to reduce electricity use in several locations, the ...

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New Energy Efficiency Target for U.S.
New Energy Efficiency Target for U.S.

Thursday 30th August 2012

U.S. President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order to facilitate investments in industrial energy efficiency aimed at strengthening American manufacturing and help create jobs.   These efforts to boost industrial energy efficiency can save manufacturers as much as $100 billion in energy costs over the next decade, improving their bottom lines ...

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China Ripe for Energy Efficiency Industry
China Ripe for Energy Efficiency Industry

Wednesday 29th August 2012

THE Energy-Efficiency Consulting industry in China is expected to generate $31.4 billion in 2012, representing annualized growth of 54.2 percent over the past five years according to IBISWorld research. Boosted by an array of energy-saving and emission reduction regulations, the industry has been enjoying rapid growth, according to the research. The ...

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Better Building Challenge Brings Savings
Better Building Challenge Brings Savings

Tuesday 28th August 2012

THE U.S. government’s Energy Department joined with three of the nation’s energy efficiency leaders to showcase three new commercial energy efficiency projects. Each of the projects are part of President Obama’s Better Buildings Challenge and are delivering substantial energy and cost savings for the businesses. The challenge was launched by President ...

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Energy Efficiency Upgrades for Philippine Government Buildings
Energy Efficiency Upgrades for Philippine Government Buildings

Monday 27th August 2012

AT least 12 government buildings in the Visayas area of the Philippines will be upgraded with energy efficiency lighting and technology through initiatives from the Department of Energy (DOE). The buildings the DOE reports that will be upgraded are four city government buildings; seven universities and a state-owned hospital. The energy efficiency ...

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Real-Time for Northern Europe's Largest Solar Array
Real-Time for Northern Europe's Largest Solar Array

Wednesday 22nd August 2012

THE largest roof-based solar cell system in Northern Europe with 3,042 panels and covering an area of 5,019 square meters has real-time energy monitoring technology at its heart. The system has been installed on the roof of the headquarters building of the Danish insurance company Topdanmark in the Copenhagen suburb Ballerup, ...

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Papermill to Save 100M kWh Annually
Papermill to Save 100M kWh Annually

Tuesday 21st August 2012

PAPER making is a very energy hungry process, offering substantial savings for the right energy saving strategies, as its being tested at the NORPAC Paper Mill in Washington State, U.S. A new technique for pretreating wood chips when complete is expected to save 100,000,000 kilowatt-hours annually. The energy savings from the ...

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Indian Government Update on Energy Efficiency
Indian Government Update on Energy Efficiency

Monday 20th August 2012

INDIAN Union Minister of State for Power, K.C. Venugopal provided an update on several governmental initiatives to improve energy efficiency and conservation in the country. Some the measures taken by the Indian government include the improvement of energy efficiency in commercial buildings, small to medium enterprises and heavy industry. They have ...

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Green Grants Benefit Australian Businesses
Green Grants Benefit Australian Businesses

Wednesday 15th August 2012

FOUR manufacturers in Western Australia are using grants to invest in clean technology that will increase their energy efficiency, reduce their power bills and improve their competitiveness. The grants, part of the Australian Government’s Clean Technology Investment Program launched last month, are helping these businesses install more than $4.8 million worth ...

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Tornado Hit Hospital Saves by Energy Efficient Rebuild
Tornado Hit Hospital Saves by Energy Efficient Rebuild

Tuesday 14th August 2012

A U.S. hospital destroyed by a tornado has been rebuilt and the administration say the replacement building is 32 percent more energy efficient than the ASHRAE standard. In 2007, a tornado destroyed the small community of Greensburg, Kansas and its hospital. Kiowa County Memorial Hospital administrator Mary Sweet is reported by ...

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U.S. Energy Efficiency is a Challenge but with Great Potential
U.S. Energy Efficiency is a Challenge but with Great Potential

Friday 3rd August 2012

GETTING energy consumers in the U.S. to engage in energy efficiency programs is still a challenge but presents great potential according to Bloomberg Analyst Ted Hesser. FierceEnergy reports Hesser’s statement on a panel hosted by the Alliance to Save Energy and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy, where he called the ...

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Building Energy Efficiency Grants of S$3M for Singapore
Building Energy Efficiency Grants of S$3M for Singapore

Friday 27th July 2012

Singapore’s developers and building owners can expect more funding from the City State’s Building and Construction Authority (BCA) to improve the energy efficiency of their buildings according to channelnewsasia.com. Channel News Asia reports that under the Republic’s enhanced Green Mark Incentive Scheme for Existing Buildings, BCA will co-fund up to 50 ...

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North American Market for Energy Efficient Lighting Grows
North American Market for Energy Efficient Lighting Grows

Friday 20th July 2012

THE rising environmental consciousness of end users as well as new energy-efficiency requirements have opened up a large market for energy-efficient lighting equipment across the U.S. Consumers are eager to not only adopt products that have the least impact on the environment, but also reduce energy consumption. As lighting accounts ...

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