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Increasing Global Energy Demand to 2030
Increasing Global Energy Demand to 2030

Thursday 19th January 2012

INCREASED energy efficiency and strong growth for renewable energy are forecast in BP’s latest Energy Outlook 2030, published yesterday. The report also predicts global energy demand will continue to grow over the next twenty years, albeit at a slowing annual rate, fuelled by economic and population growth in non-OECD countries. Global energy ...

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Incentives and Clarity Needed for Building Energy Efficiency Improvements
Incentives and Clarity Needed for Building Energy Efficiency Improvements

Wednesday 18th January 2012

THE UK property industry warn that the government’s “Green Deal” on its own is unlikely to deliver the revolution in energy efficiency that is needed to reach UK emission targets. The British Property Federation (BPF) has urged the UK government to take action to bolster the Green Deal by: providing additional fiscal ...

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Importance of Industrial Energy Efficiency: UN Report
Importance of Industrial Energy Efficiency: UN Report

Wednesday 18th January 2012

Industrial energy efficiency is key to sustainable industrial development, according to a flagship publication of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). 

UNIDO’s Industrial Development Report, launched yesterday at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, urges investment in energy-efficient technologies in order to provide the economic, environmental 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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U.S. Should Think Big about Energy Efficiency
U.S. Should Think Big about Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 17th January 2012

THE U.S. thinks too small in regard to energy efficiency, while “crowding out” economically beneficial investments in energy efficiency by focusing on riskier, more expensive development of new energy sources. This is the conclusion of a major new report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Titled The Long-Term Energy ...

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UN Chief Calls for More Investment in Sustainability
UN Chief Calls for More Investment in Sustainability

Monday 16th January 2012

U.N. SECRETARY General, Ban Ki-moon called for governments and the private sector to increase investment in sustainable energy and energy efficiency to combat climate change and energy poverty. Ban Ki-moon spoke at the opening of the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi today which also sees the global launch of ...

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UAE Focus on Improving the Energy Efficiency of Buildings
UAE Focus on Improving the Energy Efficiency of Buildings

Monday 16th January 2012

THE Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) based in Dubai will stress the importance of improving the energy efficiency in existing buildings at its Focus Day on Tuesday (Jan 17). The Focus Day is being held in conjunction with the World Future Energy Summit (WFES), taking place in Abu Dhabi. EmiratesGBC is also ...

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Large Indian Corporations to be Energy Capped
Large Indian Corporations to be Energy Capped

Friday 13th January 2012

LARGE corporations in India will have to keep a close eye on their power usage as the Government is going to set a cap on their energy consumption. According to officials at the Indian Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) a list of around 477 facilities belonging to various large corporations ...

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Energy Efficiency Directive Drags On
Energy Efficiency Directive Drags On

Friday 13th January 2012

EUROPEAN Union Members of Parliament (MEP) have recognised the need for more flexibility for member states when choosing their energy efficiency targets and are close to an agreement. This has become apparent after yesterday’s debate at the European Parliament's Committee on Industry (ITRE) regarding the draft Energy Efficiency Directive dragged on, ...

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Further Pressure for Binding Energy Efficiency Target
Further Pressure for Binding Energy Efficiency Target

Thursday 12th January 2012

SOME states within the European Union are trying to revive a legally binding 20 percent energy efficiency target as energy efficiency funding discussions are taking place in the European Parliament. Supporters of a binding target want to make it harder for member states to argue against energy efficiency funds, because they ...

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Funding for Multifamily Building Energy Efficiency Improvements
Funding for Multifamily Building Energy Efficiency Improvements

Thursday 12th January 2012

DEUTSCHE Bank today announced the results of a new study that sets the foundation for what could be an unprecedented change in multifamily lending: the ability to incorporate energy savings projections into underwriting practices. The innovative approach would allow for larger loans to multifamily owners, increasing the availability of capital required ...

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Energy Efficiency Grows in Midwest
Energy Efficiency Grows in Midwest

Wednesday 11th January 2012

A REPORTED $1.2 billion has been invested in energy efficiency across the U.S. Midwest during 2011 but further development is needed for further future benefits and further funding is available. Mandated energy savings targets are increasing, and this funding is projected to continue to grow annually to exceed $1.5 billion by ...

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Energy Efficient Buildings for South Africa
Energy Efficient Buildings for South Africa

Wednesday 11th January 2012

IN most countries buildings use at least 40 percent of the nations energy - meaning that improving the energy efficiency of the country’s energy stock is vital for the environment and the economy. In South Africa, which is also battling a shortfall in energy capacity, tackling the energy efficiency of buildings ...

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New York City's Great Green Buildings
New York City's Great Green Buildings

Tuesday 10th January 2012

NEW York City was awarded the World Green Building Council’s Government Leadership Award in “Industry Transformation”, as reported this week, for their “Greener, Greater Buildings Plan” on building energy efficiency The “Greener, Greater Buildings Plan” programme concentrates on the City’s larger buildings which produce 45 percent of the City’s CO2 emissions, ...

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Croatia Needs Major Investment for Energy Efficiency Regulations
Croatia Needs Major Investment for Energy Efficiency Regulations

Tuesday 10th January 2012

TO achieve the standards required by the European Union for membership, Croatia will need to spend €6 billion in energy efficiency and renewables. Nikola Ruzinski, the former Croatian State Secretary for Environmental Protection and the country’s Negotiator with the EU for Environmental Protection and Energy, said recently that Croatia will need ...

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World Green Building Awards
World Green Building Awards

Monday 9th January 2012

THE World Green Building Council, has announced the winning cities in its WorldGBC Government Leadership Awards for Excellence in City Policy for Green Building. The Leadership awards, created in partnership with ICLEI-International and UN-HABITAT, announced the following winners for the varied categories: Best Green Building Policy: San Francisco, USA, for the San Francisco Green Building ...

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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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Help to Fund Energy Efficiency Improvements for UK Firms
Help to Fund Energy Efficiency Improvements for UK Firms

Friday 6th January 2012

NEW analysis from the Energy Efficiency Financing Scheme - has revealed that some 400,000 businesses throughout England would struggle to raise standard bank loans for energy efficient investments.  The Energy Efficiency Financing Scheme is a financing scheme for green equipment for organisations of all sizes, delivered by the Carbon Trust and its ...

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States Reach Record Energy Efficiency Investments Levels
States Reach Record Energy Efficiency Investments Levels

Friday 6th January 2012

BUDGET for energy efficiency programmes across the USA reached a record level of $6.8 billion in 2011 - a 25 percent increase over 2010, so writes Joe Romm on Climate Progress. The record amount was due to an increase in the number of improved energy efficiency standards across many States, writes ...

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Brazilian Energy Efficiency Projects Save $1.3 Billion
Brazilian Energy Efficiency Projects Save $1.3 Billion

Thursday 5th January 2012

FROM March 2008 to December 2011, the Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency (ANEEL) calculated 914 energy efficiency projects which produced energy savings of approximately 2.06 million MWh a year. The various projects, with investments of about R$2.4 billion ($1.3 billion), include initiatives related to municipal power management and cogeneration amongst others.   The ...

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New Indian Energy Efficiency Loan Fund
New Indian Energy Efficiency Loan Fund

Thursday 5th January 2012

INDIAN financial services provider Tata Capital, aims to issue Rs 7,000 — 8,000 crore ($1.43-$1.8 billion) for energy efficiency financing over the next five years, a company official said yesterday. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Tata Capital with the Indian Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) to put in ...

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Wales Gains Power for Energy Efficiency Building Regulations
Wales Gains Power for Energy Efficiency Building Regulations

Wednesday 4th January 2012

THE Welsh Government is to use its new powers to improve energy efficiency in non-domestic buildings. The Welsh Government assumes responsibility this week for building regulations from the UK central government in Westminster, and has revealed their energy efficiency plans. From the beginning of this year the Welsh Assembly have the devolved ...

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Energy Efficiency Investments Numero Uno
Energy Efficiency Investments Numero Uno

Wednesday 4th January 2012

EACH new year many predictions are made - here is an interesting one for 2012 claiming that the number one return on investment will be energy efficiency, and why. Website triplepundit.com reckons that 2012 will be the milestone year with the US economy demonstrating sustained economic growth through the adoption of ...

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Future Energy Ideas
Future Energy Ideas

Tuesday 3rd January 2012

IBM was long known as a forward looking company, and despite a huge shift in the technology universe they are again influential and also study what the future will bring through technology. Last month they made five predictions of things that may be developed over the next five years, that could ...

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Makati City Leads by Energy Efficiency Example
Makati City Leads by Energy Efficiency Example

Tuesday 3rd January 2012

MAKATI City was built on the old Manila airport to become the financial hub of the Philippines today, and is a fine example of an energy-efficient environment. The city has been called the Southeast Asia’s First Energy-Efficient City by Greenpeace because of its programmes for reducing its carbon footprint through improving ...

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