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Substantial Savings Available Through Improving Motor Efficiency
Substantial Savings Available Through Improving Motor Efficiency

Tuesday 22nd November 2011

UK INDUSTRY could save over £630 million through making electric motors more energy efficient, using motor controllers such as variable speed drives (VSDs), according to the UK’s Carbon Trust. The Carbon Trust reveal through the release of new guides how businesses can make significant savings on their annual energy bill. In ...

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SMEs Missing out on £7.7 billion by Ignoring Energy Efficiency Measures
SMEs Missing out on £7.7 billion by Ignoring Energy Efficiency Measures

Wednesday 26th October 2011

NEARLY four million of the UK's 4.8 million small businesses are missing out on £7.7 billion every year by not implementing energy efficiency measures, according to new research from E.ON.  E.ON is on a mission to get British businesses energy fit and has revealed only one in five (21 percent) of ...

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Kesko Save Big with Energy Efficiency
Kesko Save Big with Energy Efficiency

Thursday 6th October 2011

KESKO, a Finnish retailing conglomerate, with about 2,000 stores in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, and Belarus, has made great headway in saving energy through energy efficiency measures. Kesko has saved 34 GWh (gigawatt-hours) of energy in 2008-2010, which represents more than half of its target. In the trading ...

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European Energy Efficiency Lighting Market to Grow
European Energy Efficiency Lighting Market to Grow

Wednesday 5th October 2011

NEW research predicts steady growth is forecast for the European lighting market across all sectors with retail and hospitality experiencing fast growth due to their preponderance of expensive decorative lighting. The market will be driven by the shift towards more intelligent and energy efficient lighting. In particular, the predicted "LED revolution" ...

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Ukraine Schools due to Benefit from Energy Saving Technologies
Ukraine Schools due to Benefit from Energy Saving Technologies

Thursday 22nd September 2011

UKRAINE Prime Minister, Mykola Azarov, announced his Government is to introduce energy saving technology into the country’s schools. The announcement was made after Azarov visited a Kyiv school, where FoRum reports he went to check that energy efficiency work that had been planned had been completed, with the project expected to ...

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Research Predicts Growth in Intelligent Lighting Controls
Research Predicts Growth in Intelligent Lighting Controls

Friday 16th September 2011

CLEAN tech research specialists Pike Research have issued a new report on the importance of intelligent lighting controls for reducing energy consumption and costs. The report discusses that although lighting accounts for a significant portion of all global electricity use, surpassing 2,200 terawatt hours every year and costing up to $200 ...

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Chicago to Shine Brighter while Saving $1.8 Million
Chicago to Shine Brighter while Saving $1.8 Million

Monday 8th August 2011

CHICAGO is about to shine brighter as they undergo a major installation of energy efficient lighting. The new replacement light bulbs will reportedly burn brighter, provide a better colour, burn less energy they will also last longer. Commissioner Gabe Klein, Chicago Department of Transportation, told Chicago’s ABC Channel 7 news: "We're going ...

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NYSERDA Helps Reduce Energy Costs by $5.5 million
NYSERDA Helps Reduce Energy Costs by $5.5 million

Thursday 4th August 2011

Municipalities, K-12 school districts, hospitals, businesses and colleges throughout New York City continue to make energy-saving investments that are reducing energy costs by more than $5.5 million annually. The information came from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) yesterday, revealing the energy savings in New York City—35.3 ...

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UK Retailers and Business Services Firms to Lose Out
UK Retailers and Business Services Firms to Lose Out

Monday 18th July 2011

RESEARCH reveals that UK retailers and business services firms are least likely to invest in energy efficiency this year, missing out on 20 percent or more savings on energy costs. The figures from British Gas indicate that 26 percent of retailers and 22 percent of business services firms, including corporate lawyers ...

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U.S. Traditional Lights Grow Dim
U.S. Traditional Lights Grow Dim

Thursday 14th July 2011

WE reported yesterday on a bill by U.S. Republicans looking to overturn a law which would phase out traditional light bulbs for energy efficient replacements - it failed. The Republican campaign took the stance of defending America against an assault on personal freedom, represented by energy-saving lightbulbs, but the arguments failed ...

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U.S. Energy Efficiency Lighting Law against Personal Freedom?
U.S. Energy Efficiency Lighting Law against Personal Freedom?

Wednesday 13th July 2011

PERSONAL freedom reaches great lengths in the U.S. although some hefty smoking bans fly-in-the-face of such views, with the ban on inefficient lighting meeting opposition. Some feel that having to buy energy efficient, compact fluorescent lighting is an affront to personal freedom, which is why the U.S. House of Representatives is ...

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Kenyan Manufacturers Benefit from Energy Efficiency
Kenyan Manufacturers Benefit from Energy Efficiency

Monday 9th May 2011

MANUFACTURERS in Kenya are using energy-efficient technologies to save on production costs, increase the competitiveness of their products and hence protect their bottom line. An audit in 2010 by the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) Centre for Energy Efficiency Conservation revealed significant savings of Sh783 million ($9,282,421) on energy costs. The ...

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Energy Saving Measure save 100s Millions of Dong
Energy Saving Measure save 100s Millions of Dong

Tuesday 19th April 2011

VIETNAMESE companies are delighted to have saved hundreds of millions of dong from the energy saving solutions they have implemented, a lot more money than they had previously thought. Just the Tan Binh Industrial Zone in Ho Chi Minh city report savings of hundreds of millions of dong over the last ...

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New York State Capital Region Save $4.5M Yearly on Energy
New York State Capital Region Save $4.5M Yearly on Energy

Friday 8th April 2011

THE NEW York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced yesterday that 219 Capital Region businesses are reducing energy costs by nearly $4.5 million annually. The savings are as a result of the energy efficiency upgrades and sustainable building projects supported by NYSERDA during 2010.   

The energy savings—more than 48 ...

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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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