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Spain to Increase Energy Efficiency
Spain to Increase Energy Efficiency

Thursday 7th April 2011

YESTERDAY the Spanish government revealed an energy-efficiency plan to save nearly €11.48 billion ($16.4 billion) and reducing greenhouse-gas emissions by 36.4 million tons by 2020. Development Minister Jose Blanco presented the plan, stating that the aim is in part to cut Spain's dependence on foreign energy at this time of sky-high ...

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Energy Saving should be at the Heart of Business
Energy Saving should be at the Heart of Business

Thursday 24th February 2011

ENERGY saving products and services should be at the heart of any business philosophy, claims one sustainability expert. UK’s Carbon Trust managing director, Hugh Jones, told the Daily Telegraph that ignoring environmental concerns disregards customer demand along with upcoming legislation and what competitors are already doing. Despite this opportunity, research by the ...

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Energy Efficiency Should Top the EU Agenda
Energy Efficiency Should Top the EU Agenda

Thursday 25th November 2010

ENERGY efficiency should be a key priority of Europe's energy strategy for 2011-2020, say MEPs in a resolution adopted today. Applying existing legislation in full, promoting energy projects and strengthening EU external energy policy are among the other priorities. The future strategy should also strive to achieve a single energy market, security ...

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Festival Sheds Light on Energy Efficiency
Festival Sheds Light on Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 2nd November 2010

FROM tigers to jellyfish, the i Light festival in Singapore is designed to show off the assets of energy efficient lighting. The LED bulbs in the festival lights use seventy percent less energy than regular bulbs and, in businesses translates into sizable savings. i Light Marina Bay is a free ...

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Energy Efficiency Sweet Pill  saves Pfizer $2.6 million in 2009
Energy Efficiency Sweet Pill saves Pfizer $2.6 million in 2009

Thursday 7th October 2010

PHARMACEUTICAL giant Pfizer has announced that it saved on average $1.4 million annually by installing energy-efficient light fixtures, timers and occupancy sensors in just one of its facilities. Pfizer’s Kalamazoo, Michigan facility made the saving each year between 2004 and 2009, with savings last year alone totaling $2.6 million, according to ...

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Energy Efficient Lighting Systems for Government Agencies
Energy Efficient Lighting Systems for Government Agencies

Wednesday 6th October 2010

AN ENERGY-EFFICIENT lighting system will be installed in the main offices of 35 government agencies as part of the Philippine government’s clean energy project. Philippines Energy Secretary Jose Rene D. Almendras revealed this week that the initiative will produce and expected annual savings of over US$500,000. According to Philippine Department of Energy’s ...

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Office Buildings and Large Hospitals can cut Energy by 50%
Office Buildings and Large Hospitals can cut Energy by 50%

Wednesday 29th September 2010

U.S. COMMERCIAL buildings and large hospitals can cut their energy use by at least 50 per cent, saving millions, according to reports from the Department of Energy (DOE). Two technical reports published by the U.S. DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory recommend simple energy saving measures to produce much needed reduction in ...

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Taiwanese Company Saves Over $47.5 Million on Energy Bills
Taiwanese Company Saves Over $47.5 Million on Energy Bills

Tuesday 28th September 2010

TAIWANESE company Chimei Innolux, a world-leading TFT-LCD products manufacturer, saved over $47.5 million on their electricity bills last year,and in so doing won a national corporate energy conservation award. Hsu Shu-fu, head of Chimei Innolux’s operations, said the company saved the money in its seven factory buildings: “It is by no means ...

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Global Savings of over $155 Billion from Energy Efficient Lighting
Global Savings of over $155 Billion from Energy Efficient Lighting

Wednesday 22nd September 2010

SAVINGS of over $155 billion could be made through changing to energy efficient lighting and automated intelligent lighting controls, such is the claim ahead of the Light Middle East expo. Eduardo Mataix, one of the exhibitors at the claimed: "Using energy efficient lighting in the Middle East and Africa could result ...

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Energy Efficiency may not be Improved by Smart Meters
Energy Efficiency may not be Improved by Smart Meters

Friday 17th September 2010

SMART meters may not deliver the hoped-for energy efficiency, such are the conclusions of a new study but the research highlights the importance of the need for energy use feedback to the consumer. The paper by Sarah Darby of the University of Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute published in the journal Building ...

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Ghana Saves $38 Million Through Energy Efficiency Programme
Ghana Saves $38 Million Through Energy Efficiency Programme

Wednesday 25th August 2010

GHANA has saved around $38 million in an energy conservation exercise which started in 2007. The programme, among other things, saw the replacement of incandescent bulbs with energy-saving ones throughout the country. The exercise resulted in the conservation of 124 mega-watts of energy. Victor Owusu, public affairs officer of the Energy ...

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Energy Saving Lighting Trial Returns 60% Saving
Energy Saving Lighting Trial Returns 60% Saving

Monday 23rd August 2010

LUDHIANA city, in Punjab India, have had a 60% saving on energy through a trial of energy-efficient lighting for their street lights. City officials have asked the Indian Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) to consult for the trial, by the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation. The city installed around 20 LED lights on a trial ...

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U.S. Study Reveals Americans Unsure on Energy Saving
U.S. Study Reveals Americans Unsure on Energy Saving

Wednesday 18th August 2010

A STUDY by Columbia University in the U.S. reveals that many Americans maybe in the dark regarding efficient ways to save electricity. In the survey researchers found the majority believe that they can make real energy savings with small changes in habits, but underestimating the massive energy saving available through changing ...

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UK Government Reveals Real-Time Energy Data
UK Government Reveals Real-Time Energy Data

Friday 6th August 2010

THE UK government has installed energy meters in 18 department headquarters in London, that can now be seen online by the public, with the administration stating they want to increase accountability in a bid to cut emissions by 10% over the next 12 months. Real-time energy meters should help departments ...

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UAE Needs Energy Efficiency
UAE Needs Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 27th July 2010

WITH utility bills in United Arab Emirates (UAE) for commercial buildings rising by over 50 per cent over the last two years, many more companies are embracing energy-saving measures to reduce costs and carbon emissions, reports Anita Mathews, exhibition director of Middle East Electricity. The financial as well as environmental issues ...

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Green Light for Savings from City's LED Traffic Signals
Green Light for Savings from City's LED Traffic Signals

Wednesday 21st July 2010

LANCASTER city, in the American state of Pennsylvania, have revealed that their maintenance workers used to change the incandescent bulbs in the city's traffic lights every year - but they haven’t touched them for three years and do not expect to do so for at least another seven, if not ...

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U.S. DOE Ignores Its Own Advice
U.S. DOE Ignores Its Own Advice

Thursday 8th July 2010

THE U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) web site publishes energy saving and efficiency advise – as you would expect, but the New York Times reports that it’s a case of “do as I say, not what I do” for the DOE An internal audit revealed on Wednesday that many of the ...

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Questions raised about Smart Meter Energy Savings
Questions raised about Smart Meter Energy Savings

Wednesday 5th May 2010

IN a report from management consultancy Accenture, discounts of 10% to 20% will be demanded by customers in return for allowing energy firms to use smart meters to regulate their energy use. After asking more than 9,000 consumers in 17 countries, Accenture found only 16% would give electricity providers remote control ...

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NEMEX Exhibition a Success
NEMEX Exhibition a Success

Friday 23rd April 2010

THE NEMEX exhibition in the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, England, was held over three days this week, with many in the energy saving industry gathering to share their experience and display their innovations. From smart meters and load-side products through to leading edge innovations in real-time energy monitoring or just ...

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Motor Control Saves Energy
Motor Control Saves Energy

Wednesday 7th April 2010

Next week in a keynote speech entitled "Sources of Innovation for Motion Control" John Hanks, who has many years experience in motor controls, will provide details on the amount of energy used globally to power motors. The address is the kickoff event of the EE Times Motor Control Virtual Conference that ...

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Smart Meters not as Smart as Real-Time Energy Monitors
Smart Meters not as Smart as Real-Time Energy Monitors

Monday 29th March 2010

WHICH? a consumer protection organisation in the UK have just released some details regarding Smart Meters - often lauded as a panacea for energy saving. Which? chief executive Peter Vicary-Smith said: ‘We've long argued that consumers shouldn't foot the bill for installing Smart Meters - consumers will save a few pounds ...

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Report Points to Bright Future for Intelligent Energy Efficiency Solutions
Report Points to Bright Future for Intelligent Energy Efficiency Solutions

Monday 29th March 2010

THE global research firm, Cleantech, has released comprehensive analysis of energy efficiency innovations in commercial buildings. The report, titled “As Energy Efficiency Booms, Buildings Get a Brain”, has been produced through extensive research and interviews with leading businesses, investors and industry influencers. Sheeraz Haji, president of Cleantech Group states, “Commercial office buildings consume ...

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The Ups & Downs of Saving Energy
The Ups & Downs of Saving Energy

Friday 12th March 2010

The UK’s Guardian newspaper runs several blogs and this week Dave Hill’s blog had an interesting post after he received an email from a regular reader which is of interest to those involved in energy saving. The email describes an experience he had on Wednesday evening this week in one of ...

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Coventry - Has It Been Blinded By The Light?
Coventry - Has It Been Blinded By The Light?

Friday 19th February 2010

The UK City of Coventry could save up to 40% on energy bills thanks to new energy efficient street lighting and an innovative management system which will allow lighting levels to be dimmed. The project will take over 25 years and will see the replacement of 28,000 of the current 32,000 ...

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Don't Save The Cheerleader And Save The World
Don't Save The Cheerleader And Save The World

Friday 19th February 2010

Professional baseball in South Korea is planning to go green by installing electricity-saving equipment to reduce energy use, but that is not all. With a nod back to a popular television program - that suggested saving the cheerleader would save the world - the opposite could be said to be true ...

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