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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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Energy Efficiency Retrofit Market to hit $152 Billion
Energy Efficiency Retrofit Market to hit $152 Billion

Monday 9th July 2012

THE market for energy efficiency retrofits in commercial buildings will nearly double over the next eight years, reaching $152 billion globally according to a report released today by Pike Research. Efforts to retrofit commercial and public buildings to make them more energy-efficient have many different drivers, including a sense of social ...

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Lighting Control Market to Reach $4.3 Billion by 2020
Lighting Control Market to Reach $4.3 Billion by 2020

Friday 6th July 2012

LIGHTING controls offer substantial savings on energy bills, particularly intelligent lighting controls, and the market is growing according to a new report from Pike Research. Lighting accounts for about 25 percent of the commercial building sector’s energy use. Lighting controls offer significant potential for reducing that energy use, and new technologies ...

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£8m Green Scheme is Major Boost for South West England
£8m Green Scheme is Major Boost for South West England

Thursday 28th June 2012

A NEW £8 million energy efficiency and micro-generation initiative has been launched this month for the South West of England by the UK’s Energy Saving Trust and Regen SW. The initiative – Ready for Retrofit – the £8m programme will help local businesses prepare for the eco-refurbishment of tens of thousands ...

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Energy Savings Boost the Coffers of Provinces
Energy Savings Boost the Coffers of Provinces

Tuesday 26th June 2012

A NEW report reveals that Canadian Provinces who promote energy efficiency and lose tax revenue from reduced sales of energy more than make up the loss due to increased competitiveness. The report from Environment Northeast, a non-profit organisation who promote clean energy and actions to combat climate change, produced the report ...

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European Commission Calls for UK to Change Reduced Tax for Energy Saving Materials
European Commission Calls for UK to Change Reduced Tax for Energy Saving Materials

Monday 25th June 2012

THE European Commission has asked the UK to amend its legislation which allows a reduced tax rate, Value Added Tax (VAT), for the supply and installation of "energy-saving materials". The Commission claims that the UK’s VAT ruling on this goes beyond the scope allowed under the EU VAT Directive. Under EU VAT ...

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Aggressive Energy Efficiency Goals Transform the Building Industry
Aggressive Energy Efficiency Goals Transform the Building Industry

Friday 22nd June 2012

DESPITE significant growth and much publicity, the green construction and technology market has plenty of potential across commercial building stock worldwide.  Today, the spread of sophisticated building automation systems (BAS), which take advantage of the convergence of information technology (IT) data and building data, is helping drive significant growth in ...

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LED Lamps to Provide $100 Billion in Global Energy Savings
LED Lamps to Provide $100 Billion in Global Energy Savings

Thursday 21st June 2012

THE widespread adoption of retrofit LED lamps will create global energy savings worth $100 billion over the next five years, according to a recent report from IMS Research. Although the use of LED lamps for general lighting is not currently widespread, IMS Research report Opportunities for Power Components in LED Lighting ...

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IEA Say Technology Can Answer World's Energy Challenge
IEA Say Technology Can Answer World's Energy Challenge

Friday 15th June 2012

THE International Energy Agency (IEA) this week released a major publication about energy saving technology that they claim will transform the world’s energy systems. The technology has the potential to drastically reduce carbon emissions, enhance energy security and generate a huge investment return according to the IEA. The book, Energy Technology Perspectives ...

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Improved Energy Efficiency Building Standards for California
Improved Energy Efficiency Building Standards for California

Thursday 7th June 2012

IN a move to reduce energy costs and saving consumers money the U.S. State of California Energy Commission unanimously approved energy efficiency standards for new commercial and residential buildings. "Improving the energy efficiency of buildings in which we will live and work will save Californians energy for decades," said Energy Commissioner ...

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New York State to Invest $800M in Energy Efficiency
New York State to Invest $800M in Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 2nd May 2012

NEW York State is to invest $800 million to improve energy efficiency in their state governmental buildings, with the goal of reducing energy consumption by 20 percent over the next 4 years. The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will issue debt to finance the projects, which will involve energy efficient upgrades ...

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$8 Million Energy Efficiency Investment in Atlanta
$8 Million Energy Efficiency Investment in Atlanta

Tuesday 24th April 2012

THE U.S. City of Atlanta’s economic development division, Invest Atlanta, hopes to lure new businesses downtown by making commercial buildings more energy efficient according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Invest Atlanta's board approved plans to invest up to $8 million from the city’s Westside tax allocation district to help commercial building ...

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UK Smart Meter Programme for Small Business and Domestic Market
UK Smart Meter Programme for Small Business and Domestic Market

Friday 6th April 2012

30 million UK small businesses and homes will have smart meters by 2019 enabling all consumers to have access to accurate information and bringing an end to estimated billing. UK Energy and Climate Change minister Charles Hendry said: “In less than three years energy suppliers will begin the mass rollout of ...

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Financing Techniques Boost Investment in Energy Efficiency
Financing Techniques Boost Investment in Energy Efficiency

Friday 9th March 2012

SPIRALING energy costs are driving businesses globally to invest in energy efficiency technologies, reducing their energy consumptions and costs according to a new paper from Siemens Financial Services (SFS). HeatingandVentilation.net report SFS stating: "In developed economies, tough credit conditions have restricted organisations' ability to invest. Now, however, financing arrangements are becoming ...

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Energy Efficient Lighting Growth in BRIC Countries
Energy Efficient Lighting Growth in BRIC Countries

Tuesday 24th January 2012

THE governments of the four BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) are implementing plans to phase out energy wasteful lighting and replacing it with energy-efficient lighting products and systems. A report on the lighting markets in the BRIC countries, ‘Lighting Products Market in the BRIC Countries - Market Opportunities 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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Energy Efficiency Will be the Focus of Energy Summit
Energy Efficiency Will be the Focus of Energy Summit

Monday 9th January 2012

ENERGY efficiency will be at the top of the agenda at the World Future Energy Summit, or WFES 2012, in Abu Dhabi later this month. WFES 2012 will devote a special session to energy efficiency, with contributions from many world leaders in energy efficiency, including Siemens and Exxon Mobil. Much of the ...

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New Year, New Energy Efficienct Lights for U.S.
New Year, New Energy Efficienct Lights for U.S.

Monday 2nd January 2012

2012 ARRIVED with stunning firework displays around the world - but New York took the headlines for a future for lighting energy efficiency in the year ahead. The famous ball dropped in Times Square on New Year's Eve, but was lit up with 32,256 energy efficient LED lightbulbs, hailing in a ...

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Energy Saving Must be Main Focus for Ukraine
Energy Saving Must be Main Focus for Ukraine

Friday 16th December 2011

UKRAINE should make improving energy efficiency a national priority, Deputy Prime Minister and Social Policy Minister Sergiy Tigipko has said. "Euro 2012 has shown that we can allocate rather significant resources in the country if we want this," Tigipko said in an interview with Interfax- Ukraine, "energy saving is now one ...

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Energy Saving Business to Help Local Businesses Cut Energy Costs
Energy Saving Business to Help Local Businesses Cut Energy Costs

Wednesday 14th December 2011

WITH financial problems still troubling Europe many are surprised to see new ventures start up or grow, but as in the following example the time is perfect for the energy saving business. In the UK’s west country a businessman reveals that despite the European wide financial problem there is still much ...

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