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Energy Efficiency Investments leave Cleantech Behind
Energy Efficiency Investments leave Cleantech Behind

Friday 8th July 2011

THE latest Cleantech investment figures, released yesterday by the Cleantech Group, reveal a drop in general investment but with plenty of growth in energy efficiency technology and energy management software. According to the latest figures from the Cleantech Group, Cleantech venture investments dropped by as much as a third during the ...

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UK Energy Trends and Quarterly Energy Prices Report
UK Energy Trends and Quarterly Energy Prices Report

Monday 4th July 2011

The UK Energy Trends and Quarterly Energy Prices publications were published on June 30 by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). Energy Trends covers statistics on energy production and consumption in total and by fuel, and provides an analysis of the year on year changes. The June edition ...

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Japan needs to plan for more Energy Efficiency and Renewables
Japan needs to plan for more Energy Efficiency and Renewables

Thursday 9th June 2011

BLOOMBERG New Energy Finance report that Japan should become a global leader in energy efficiency and renewable energy as it rebuilds its power infrastructure after the disaster in March. The Fukushima Nuclear Reactor disaster and resultant energy crisis in Japan, opens the way for the country to embrace a fully rounded ...

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Cyprus look to increase Energy Efficiency and Renewables
Cyprus look to increase Energy Efficiency and Renewables

Thursday 19th May 2011

THE CYPRIOT Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Antonis Paschalides highlighted yesterday how important renewable energy and energy efficiency is to the Mediterranean island state. According to the Minister, who was addressing the Conference on Renewable Energy Sources & Energy Efficiency in Nicosia, renewable energy is the only indigenous energy source ...

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Serbia's Potential for Energy Efficiency and Renewables
Serbia's Potential for Energy Efficiency and Renewables

Wednesday 18th May 2011

SERBIAN Deputy Prime Minister, Verica Kalanovic, said that Serbia has significant potential in energy efficiency and renewable energy sources. Kalanovic, speaking at the opening of an energy efficiency and renewable conference in Kragujevac, commended the many Serbian municipalities who had completed energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. She also warned ...

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Russia get IFC Financial Help to Improve Energy Efficiency
Russia get IFC Financial Help to Improve Energy Efficiency

Friday 13th May 2011

THE International Financial Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is teaming up with the Russian Energy Agency (REA) to aid to Russia improve its energy efficiency. The REA and IFC signed a memorandum of understanding yesterday with the aim to help Russian industry and housing to become energy ...

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Australian Budget Casts Shadow on Solar
Australian Budget Casts Shadow on Solar

Wednesday 11th May 2011

IN TUESDAY night's Australian Federal Budget announcements, Australia's renewable energy sector took a battering, although further funds are released for energy efficiency programmes. The budget allocated A$13m (US$14.13 million) in extra funding to support energy-efficiency programmes, with more than A$20m (US$21.7 million) being provided to improve the reporting of greenhouse gas ...

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Report Calls for UK to Forget Renewable Target
Report Calls for UK to Forget Renewable Target

Friday 6th May 2011

THE UK should abolish its renewable energy targets and focus on cheaper ways to reduce carbon emissions, according to researchers at Policy Exchange. Britain could save 12.5 billion pounds ($20.6 billion) by cutting back ambitious wind farm projects and "renegotiate its commitment" to the European Union’s (EU) target of generating 20 ...

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Energy Efficiency & Renewables Advances in Rural U.S.
Energy Efficiency & Renewables Advances in Rural U.S.

Wednesday 26th January 2011

US DEPARTMENT of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack yesterday revealed on his White House Blog the advances made in agriculture and rural areas in energy efficiency and renewables. He posted: At President Obama’s direction, the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) is working hard to unleash the power of America’s innovators and entrepreneurs to ...

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Renewables Priority for Turkey
Renewables Priority for Turkey

Saturday 15th January 2011

RENEWABLE energy is a priority in terms of both legislation and culture, Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said at the 2nd National Energy Efficiency Forum, or NEEF, on Thursday. In light of recent renewable energy legislation, Yildiz confirmed that Turkey’s green energy ambitions are a top priority, but need further legislative ...

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$1 Billion Renewables and Energy Efficiency Loan for Philippines
$1 Billion Renewables and Energy Efficiency Loan for Philippines

Wednesday 3rd November 2010

THE ASIAN Development Bank (ADB) is negotiating with the Philippine government to offer $1 billion worth of loans for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Principal planning and coordination specialist at the ADB, Samuel Tumiwa, revealed that the Manila-based development bank has been in talks with the Philippine Departments of Energy, ...

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Proposed Energy Efficiency Addition to Renewable Energy Standard
Proposed Energy Efficiency Addition to Renewable Energy Standard

Thursday 23rd September 2010

ENERGY efficiency is to be integrated into the proposed U.S. bill to introduce a Renewable Electricity Standard (RES). The bipartisan bill is being proposed by head of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Democrat Jeff Bingaman and Republican Sam Brownback. Under the proposed RES, which is similar to last year’s American ...

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Use of Energy Saving Technology Encouraged
Use of Energy Saving Technology Encouraged

Thursday 19th August 2010

ENERGY SAVING technology is to be incentivised in the UK after the government revealed that local councils are to be allowed to sell renewable energy to the National Grid. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has revealed that the ban on local authorities selling excess power from solar and ...

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New Zealand Draft new Energy Efficiency Strategies
New Zealand Draft new Energy Efficiency Strategies

Sunday 25th July 2010

NEW ZEALAND (NZ) businesses, the public service and households will be encouraged to save energy to help make the country as energy efficient as its Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) partners. The Draft New Zealand Energy Strategy sticks to the last NZ (Labour) government's 2007 target of having 90% ...

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China Challenges IEA Report
China Challenges IEA Report

Wednesday 21st July 2010

CHINA is challenging the credibility of an International Energy Agency (IEA) report that branded the country the world's top energy consumer, surpassing the United States, claiming that the estimation is inaccurate, according to the Global Times. "The IEA's data on China's energy use is unreliable," Zhou Xian, an official with China's ...

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Energy Efficiency Cheapest Way to Generate Energy - UK Energy Secretary
Energy Efficiency Cheapest Way to Generate Energy - UK Energy Secretary

Thursday 13th May 2010

THE UK’s new Energy Secretary told the BBC today, “We must make sure we are more energy efficient because the cheapest way to generate energy is to save energy. “By doing those two courses of action (renewable and energy efficiency) I believe we can make our national security more secure as ...

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Not all Sunshine for the UK Solar Panel Industry
Not all Sunshine for the UK Solar Panel Industry

Wednesday 28th April 2010

UK consumer organisation Which? has heavily criticised solar thermal sellers for exaggerating the potential savings as well as using high pressure sales techniques. Via an undercover investigation, Which? discovered that 10 out of 14 installers had exaggerated their claims, with two companies, Everest and Ideal Solar Energy, potentially breaking UK law ...

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SustainabilityLive! Exhibition will Highlight Energy Saving
SustainabilityLive! Exhibition will Highlight Energy Saving

Tuesday 13th April 2010

NEXT week sees the annual SustainabilityLive! exhibition will take place at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, UK (April 20-22). SustainabilityLive! is one of the sustainability businesses leading events in Europe with, apart from the exhibitors, seminars, conferences and interactive feature areas, all designed to help companies work towards a more ...

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Jordan's Energy Conservation -
Jordan's Energy Conservation - "State Of Emergency"

Thursday 18th February 2010

The Kingdom of Jordan is beginning to crank up the pressure to become energy efficient. Encouraging environmental investments in the Kingdom and reducing energy consumption are among the Environment Minister Hazem Malhas’ top priorities for 2010. Malhas declared "a state of emergency" with regard to Jordan’s energy consumption, underscoring that all ...

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Energy Efficiency The Future For US North West
Energy Efficiency The Future For US North West

Thursday 11th February 2010

More and more authorities are realising that energy efficiency is the way ahead to get control on demands for energy and rising generation costs. This realisation was reached by the North West States in the United States. The Northwest Power and Conservation Council unanimously adopted a regional energy plan Wednesday that avoids ...

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UK shoreline offers
UK shoreline offers

Friday 13th November 2009

There is "massive" scope for the implementation of renewable and energy management projects in the areas around the UK's shorelines, one industry expert has claimed. Energy and climate change minister Lord Hunt made his remarks as it was announced that construction work is set to begin next week on a £42 ...

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Scottish energy efficiency initiative completed ahead of schedule
Scottish energy efficiency initiative completed ahead of schedule

Friday 13th November 2009

Energy efficiency work on a windfarm in Scotland has been completed ahead of schedule, it has been reported. The scheme involved the installation of a total of 35 new wind turbines at the Dun Law Windfarm site, which has tripled the capacity of the facility near Oxton. Permission for the work was ...

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DOE praises energy efficiency of wind turbine
DOE praises energy efficiency of wind turbine

Thursday 12th November 2009

The US department of energy (DOE) has joined a number of industry representatives and staff from its national labs to praise the energy efficiency of a new wind turbine at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. In a statement, the body explained that the new state-of-the-art 1.5 MW tool, which is informally ...

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All UK energy efficiency schemes 'should be fast tracked'
All UK energy efficiency schemes 'should be fast tracked'

Thursday 12th November 2009

Every kind of energy efficiency initiative in the UK should receive backing from the government in order for them to be fast tracked, according to one sector commentator. A spokesperson for the RenewableEnergyCentre.co.uk made her comments after the secretary of state for energy and climate change Ed Miliband presented parliament with ...

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Energy management targets 'will be met'
Energy management targets 'will be met'

Thursday 12th November 2009

The government will meet its renewable energy management targets by 2020, an industry expert has asserted. Online resource NewEnergyFocus reports that Andrew Perrins, head of bioenergy at the Department of Energy and Climate Change's Office of Renewable Energy Deployment (ORED), said that the UK is "miles" away from where it needs ...

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