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Energy-saving bulbs to be distributed in Bangladesh
Energy-saving bulbs to be distributed in Bangladesh

Monday 12th October 2009

A pilot project to promote energy saving in homes and offices is set to be launched in Dhaka next year. Residents of the Bangladeshi capital will be encouraged to swap their traditional incandescent bulbs and magnetic ballasts for energy-saving alternatives, Bangladesh newspaper the Daily Star reports. According to the publication, the local ...

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Hamburg traffic tunnel gets energy-efficient lighting
Hamburg traffic tunnel gets energy-efficient lighting

Friday 9th October 2009

A new energy-saving lighting system has been installed to regulate traffic flow in Hamburg's Elb-Tunnel. Used to guide vehicles passing through the tunnel into the correct lanes, the system was developed by California-based firm Echelon and harnesses the latest LED technology to reduce energy consumption. According to electric.co.uk, the lighting apparatus should ...

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US military bases recognised for energy efficiency
US military bases recognised for energy efficiency

Thursday 8th October 2009

Three US Air Force bases received Department of Energy awards for implementing effective energy-saving measures this week. Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana, Dyess Air Force Base in Texas and the Kadena Air Base in Japan were all given the Federal Energy and Water Management Award for achieving major savings in ...

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Street light plan shows energy-saving potential
Street light plan shows energy-saving potential

Wednesday 7th October 2009

A town council in north-west England is aiming to show how old-fashioned light fittings can be updated to achieve higher standards of energy efficiency. Bolton Council plans to reduce its energy consumption and save up to £60,000 a year by upgrading the 36,000 street lights in the area. The local authority will ...

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Philadelphia bank launches energy-saving lighting initiative
Philadelphia bank launches energy-saving lighting initiative

Tuesday 6th October 2009

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia is aiming to cut its annual lighting bill by $200,000 (£125,420) with an energy-efficient lighting project. With 13,500 light fixtures spread across nine storeys and 800,000 square feet of office space, the building is installing a "daylight management" system that can measure the amount of ...

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Energy-saving IT solutions 'more important than ever'
Energy-saving IT solutions 'more important than ever'

Friday 2nd October 2009

An increasing number of businesses are focusing their energy-saving efforts on their IT systems, according to an industry expert. Writing for the green technology and business website Greenbang, Jim Hearnden explained that the powering and cooling of computer systems is likely to be the main consumer of energy for office-based companies ...

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South Korean city project to embrace energy-saving technology
South Korean city project to embrace energy-saving technology

Thursday 1st October 2009

New Songdo City, the "global business hub" currently being constructed near Incheon in South Korea, will make use of the latest technology to ensure high standards of energy efficiency. Properties in the city are set to be equipped with touchscreen monitors enabling residents to see exactly how much energy they are ...

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Energy-efficient lighting installed in Tiananmen Square
Energy-efficient lighting installed in Tiananmen Square

Wednesday 16th September 2009

A major installation of energy-saving landscape lights in Tiananmen Square is now complete, according to Chinese sources. The website chinacsr.com reports that thousands of energy-saving lights have been deployed in the historic centrepiece of Beijing, reducing the total electrical output of Tiananmen Square from 210.2KW to 100KW. According to the news provider, ...

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British politicians embrace energy-saving initiatives
British politicians embrace energy-saving initiatives

Tuesday 15th September 2009

The high-profile endorsement of energy-saving products by British political figures looks set to create many new business opportunities in the country. Several members of prime minister Gordon Brown's government yesterday (September 7th) pledged their support for the 10:10 campaign, in which individuals and organisations vow to reduce their carbon emissions by ...

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Microsoft to save energy with green data centre
Microsoft to save energy with green data centre

Tuesday 15th September 2009

A new data facility near Microsoft's central research centre in Washington, US, will employ innovative technology to help the computer giant save energy. Due to become fully operational in April next year, the Redmond Ridge 1 site will provide a new home for Microsoft servers used for software development and testing. The ...

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Energy-saving smart meters 'creating business opportunities'
Energy-saving smart meters 'creating business opportunities'

Wednesday 9th September 2009

Several new business sectors are likely to develop in response to the introduction of smart meter technology, it has been claimed. Writing in the Brisbane Times, Leon Gettler states that the use of smart meters to monitor energy consumption in homes and businesses will create the need for new support industries ...

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Energy-saving measures considered by Easton Area School District
Energy-saving measures considered by Easton Area School District

Thursday 3rd September 2009

Officials at a Pennsylvania school district are mapping out how to adopt long-term energy-saving measures that will help them reduce their electricity consumption, wastage and expenditure. Installing energy efficient lighting systems and using renewable energy are among the options under consideration by Easton Area School District officials, according to lehighvalleylive.com. The website ...

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Electricity conservation can help Austin become greener
Electricity conservation can help Austin become greener

Saturday 29th August 2009

Efficient electricity usage has been suggested as the ideal way of helping a company that powers the capital city of the US state of Texas to reduce its own carbon emissions. Austin Energy wants the city of Austin to be greener and is considering numerous proposals that can help it achieve ...

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Wisconsin company invests in energy-saving products
Wisconsin company invests in energy-saving products

Wednesday 26th August 2009

A small business in the US state of Wisconsin has invested in several energy-saving measures that are projected to save it thousands of dollars in electricity bills, according to Biztimes.com. Columbia Grinding hopes to save $33,000 (£20,000) per year as a result of the investments, which include an air filtration system ...

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Pittsburgh International Airport gets grant for energy-saving project
Pittsburgh International Airport gets grant for energy-saving project

Wednesday 26th August 2009

A grant worth thousands of dollars has been granted to Pittsburgh International Airport for the installation of energy-saving lights designed to lower the facility's carbon footprint. The Allegheny County Airport Authority has taken delivery of $800,000 (£486,000) from the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority for investment in LED lights at the facility. Some ...

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US DoE supporting research to diversify LED lighting use
US DoE supporting research to diversify LED lighting use

Tuesday 25th August 2009

LED light bulbs could become a common feature in businesses in the US as a result of an initiative being supported by the US Department of Energy (DoE). The organisation is supporting a study aimed at making the energy-saving lights more available by reducing their costs, according to the Miami Herald. At ...

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Baltimore puts in place energy efficiency programme
Baltimore puts in place energy efficiency programme

Saturday 22nd August 2009

Consumers in the US city of Baltimore in Maryland are to be targeted in an energy-saving campaign aimed at encouraging power conservation and cutting greenhouse gas emissions. The pilot programme, dubbed the Baltimore Neighborhood Energy Challenge, is aimed at encouraging consumers to reduce the amount of electricity they use, according to ...

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Arizona State University installs LEDs in energy-efficiency project
Arizona State University installs LEDs in energy-efficiency project

Friday 21st August 2009

Arizona State University (ASU) has stepped up its efforts to become more energy-efficient, reduce its carbon footprint and save money by investing in new light emitting-diode (LED) fixtures. Six parking structures at the higher learning institution's Tempe campus have been retrofitted with the LED fixtures, which the university hopes will save ...

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Smart meters and grids will bring benefits to consumers
Smart meters and grids will bring benefits to consumers

Thursday 20th August 2009

Energy-saving products such as smart grids and smart meters will bring benefits to commercial as well as residential power consumers, according to a conservation expert. Writing in the Examiner, Phoenix-based green business expert Brian Coppa said that the technology will not only allow consumers to save energy and reduce their carbon ...

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Smart meters recommended for energy-saving in New Zealand
Smart meters recommended for energy-saving in New Zealand

Tuesday 18th August 2009

Smart meters have been recommended as ideal products for helping New Zealand consumers reduce their energy consumption as the government reviews power consumption. The government is expected to discuss energy-saving proposals including consumer discounts for those consuming less electricity, according to stuff.co.nz. However, Labour Party legislator Charles Chauvel has spoken out against ...

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Employees can play role in energy-saving efforts
Employees can play role in energy-saving efforts

Friday 14th August 2009

Employers should actively involve employees in their energy-saving initiatives in order to make the schemes more effective, a UK-based public sector trade union has urged. Both public and private sector organisations should adopt this attitude according to Unison, which stated that cutting carbon emissions is a team effort requiring everyone's contributions. Unison ...

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UK government urged to hasten smart meter rollout
UK government urged to hasten smart meter rollout

Thursday 13th August 2009

The UK government has been called upon to support energy-saving products by taking the lead on the introduction of smart meters in households across the country. Friends of the Earth and the Energy Retail Association have urged the government to outline how the programme will deliver the 46 million meters in ...

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Canadian city approves energy-saving investments for public buildings
Canadian city approves energy-saving investments for public buildings

Tuesday 11th August 2009

The British Columbia (BC) city of Burnaby has approved a variety of energy conservation projects at civic facilities that will see energy-saving products and solutions adopted to cut their emissions. Some $210,000 (£116,000) is to be spent on seven energy conservation projects on the buildings including the Burnaby Sports Complex, which ...

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Energy-saving starts with good practice
Energy-saving starts with good practice

Saturday 8th August 2009

School children at Roland Park Elementary and Middle School's environmental club in Baltimore, Maryland, recently received a firsthand lesson on energy-saving practices from a conservation specialist. After the school invested in a second-generation Eniscope from Enigin aimed at helping it cut down on electricity wastage, experts from the company explained to ...

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Indian government buildings to feature energy-saving products
Indian government buildings to feature energy-saving products

Wednesday 5th August 2009

Energy-saving products are to be installed in government buildings in the Indian city of Delhi following the approval of a proposal for the implementation of a green building scheme designed to reduce energy wastage. The Delhi cabinet gave a green light to the Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC), which will be ...

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