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Need for a 'Building a Minute' Energy Efficiency Retrofit
Need for a 'Building a Minute' Energy Efficiency Retrofit

Tuesday 6th December 2011

THE UK Energy Saving Trust has published the results from research which shows the huge energy efficiency challenge facing the country’s buildings. The research reveals that for every minute, from now until 2050, at least one building will need a green renovation if the UK is to achieve its emissions targets. Business ...

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EU Support for Energy Efficiency in Ukraine
EU Support for Energy Efficiency in Ukraine

Monday 5th December 2011

THE European Commission today adopted a financial package to support energy efficiency and environment along with public administration and regional development, in Ukraine. The third component of the Annual Action Programme (AAP) for 2011 is worth €105 million in total and consists of three components. The third component of this assistance ...

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€100M Fund for South African Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy
€100M Fund for South African Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy

Monday 5th December 2011

SPECIALIST Bank Investec has reached an agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) to set up €100m of funding for the promotion of energy efficiency and clean energy in South Africa. The EIB and Investec will each contribute €50m to the fund, which will be available for selected projects over three ...

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Obama "Can't Wait" to Act on Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Friday 2nd December 2011

U.S. President Obama today announced nearly $4 billion in combined federal and private sector energy efficiency upgrades to buildings over the next 2 years. These investments will save billions in energy costs, promote energy independence, and, according to independent estimates, create tens of thousands of jobs in the hard-hit construction ...

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UK Economy on Track to Meet Carbon Targets
UK Economy on Track to Meet Carbon Targets

Friday 2nd December 2011

THE task of rebalancing the UK economy away from carbon is progressing well and will result in greater energy security and development of technology, the Government's Carbon Plan showed today.  Emissions in the UK must by law be cut by at least 80 percent on 1990 levels by 2050.  The UK ...

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EU Energy Ministers Call for Flexible Energy Efficiency Targets
EU Energy Ministers Call for Flexible Energy Efficiency Targets

Thursday 1st December 2011

DISSATISFIED delegates at a meeting of European energy ministers in Brussels this week raised their concerns over the rigid targets in the European Commissions proposed energy efficiency directive. A progress report on a draft directive on energy efficiency was presented at the meeting of the EU Council of Ministers for energy ...

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European Mayors set Example for EU Nations
European Mayors set Example for EU Nations

Thursday 1st December 2011

EUROPEAN Mayors demonstrated today that energy efficiency targets can be met, despite sluggish talks on the proposed EU energy efficiency directive, according to EurActiv.  EurActiv reports that 3,000 Mayors came together today (November 30) for the launch of the 'Engage' campaign, a project that aims to become the largest EU-wide local ...

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Nigeria Needs to Concentrate on Energy Efficiency
Nigeria Needs to Concentrate on Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 30th November 2011

THE United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has opined that Nigeria needs to concentrate on energy efficiency to meet their current and future energy challenges. Nigeria’s Leadership newspaper reports that the UNDP maintained that the energy crisis facing the country requires the development of an energy saving culture, particularly in the corporate ...

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Call to Action at UN Climate Change Conference
Call to Action at UN Climate Change Conference

Wednesday 30th November 2011

THOUSANDS of representatives from governments and international organisations have gathered for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP17), which seeks to advance ways to cut global carbon emissions and pollution. The stakes at the two-week long conference are high, as its outcome will determine the future of the Kyoto Protocol, the ...

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Energy Efficiency Through
Energy Efficiency Through "Modernisation not Westernisation"

Tuesday 29th November 2011

INDIAN State Gujarat’s Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, highlighted the need for more energy efficiency planning to boost economic growth.  Speaking during a seminar on Energy Efficiency and Thermal Audit, Modi said that in the western Indian State of Gujarat they need to modernise but without westernisation. Explaining this view the Chief Minister ...

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COP17 to Answer Alarm Bells?
COP17 to Answer Alarm Bells?

Tuesday 29th November 2011

RECENT studies and findings regarding climate change are “sounding alarm bells” for urgent action said Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, ahead of COP17. Speaking during a media briefing in Durban, South Africa, before the official opening of the UNFCCC COP17 conference, November 28 through ...

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China's Long Term Energy Efficiency Committment
China's Long Term Energy Efficiency Committment

Monday 28th November 2011

ENERGY efficiency, conservation and environmental protection are long term goals for China according to Vice-Premier Li Keqiang ahead of this weeks UN climate change summit in Durban. Li also highlighted that apart from a long term goal, energy efficiency is also an urgent practical option for the country as the global ...

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Philadelphia's Commercial Properties Prime for Energy Efficiency Upgrades
Philadelphia's Commercial Properties Prime for Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Monday 28th November 2011

PHILADELPHIA’S commercial property owners spend 29 percent more on energy than the national U.S. average, making the region's aging buildings ideal candidates for retrofits. Estimates predict that energy efficiency retrofits could spur $618 million in local spending and support 23,500 jobs. Another report details the policies and programmes already undertaken in ...

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Trinidad and Tobago get Energy Efficiency Loan Boost
Trinidad and Tobago get Energy Efficiency Loan Boost

Friday 25th November 2011

A $60 million loan to help Trinidad and Tobago implement a more energy efficient, sustainable and clean energy matrix has been made by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The loan, the first in a programmed series of three consecutive operations, similar to the facility we revealed for Jamaica yesterday, will strengthen ...

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Warnings for UK Businesses in Annual Energy Statement
Warnings for UK Businesses in Annual Energy Statement

Friday 25th November 2011

UK ENERGY Secretary Chris Huhne reveaed in his annual energy statement that the Government is looking to help businesses counter forthcoming energy cost increases. Huhne acknowledged that currently some UK firms do not make such significant energy efficiency savings due to the nature of their industrial processes, plus many UK businesses ...

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Jamaican Energy Efficiency Programme gets Financial Boost
Jamaican Energy Efficiency Programme gets Financial Boost

Thursday 24th November 2011

A $20 million loan from from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to finance the Jamaican Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programme, first of three such loans, was signed on Tuesday. The IDB has approved the three loans to be disbursed over coming days at an advantageous interest rate between 1.3 percent and ...

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Energy Efficiency Market to Increase by 50% say Pike Research
Energy Efficiency Market to Increase by 50% say Pike Research

Thursday 24th November 2011

THE market for energy efficiency services and equipment is on the rise as national governments look to reduce energy consumption by improving the efficiency of their nations building stock.  With buildings being one of the largest sources of energy consumption, the opportunity to improve energy efficiency is significant, from the ...

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Public Sector Doubles Emissions Targets
Public Sector Doubles Emissions Targets

Wednesday 23rd November 2011

NEW research released by the Carbon Trust reveals that the UK’s public sector has doubled its determination to tackle climate change over the past five years, despite difficult economic times. Fresh analysis of 472 public sector bodies shows that average carbon reduction targets have almost doubled since 2006, rising from 16 ...

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Energy Companies Call for Tougher 'EU 2030 Climate and Energy Package'
Energy Companies Call for Tougher 'EU 2030 Climate and Energy Package'

Wednesday 23rd November 2011

THREE leading European energy utilities want the European Commission to present a second ‘Climate and Energy Package’, including binding 2030 targets on carbon reductions, renewables and energy efficiency. The three energy companies – Eneco (the Netherlands), Dong Energy (Denmark) and SSE (United Kingdom) are making the call. Following the First ...

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South Africa Must Become Energy Efficient
South Africa Must Become Energy Efficient

Tuesday 22nd November 2011

South Africa needs to become more energy efficient if it is to meet industrialisation pressures. "It is clear that we cannot continue on a wasteful path as we have been on. We all know that an economy cannot grow without energy but that does not mean inefficient use of energy," said ...

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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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IPCC Report Highlights Urgent Need to Reduce Emissions
IPCC Report Highlights Urgent Need to Reduce Emissions

Monday 21st November 2011

SOME of the recent extreme weather experienced globally is the result of human induced climate change which will get worse over forthcoming decades, according to a new report from the IPCC. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report that greenhouse gas emissions related to mans activities are responsible for more recent ...

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Almost All New Buildings in China Fall Short on Energy Efficiency
Almost All New Buildings in China Fall Short on Energy Efficiency

Monday 21st November 2011

A CHINESE Senior Government Planner claims that over 95 percent of new buildings that are erected annually are energy inefficient and the country needs to promote energy efficient construction projects. Xinhuanet.com report Tang Kai, Chief Planner of the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development as stating that China builds around 2 ...

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More Energy Efficiency Action Needed from Philippines' Government
More Energy Efficiency Action Needed from Philippines' Government

Friday 18th November 2011

EXPERTS are calling for the Philippines’ Government to incentivise and promote energy efficiency to reduce consumption particularly as cleaner energy is being developed. Philippines’ BusinessWorld Online reports Jose Bienvenido Manuel M. Biona, Research Scientist of De La Salle University commenting at a briefing: "We should look at energy efficiency while renewable ...

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City of Sydney Office Energy Efficiency Scheme
City of Sydney Office Energy Efficiency Scheme

Friday 18th November 2011

THE Australian city of Sydney intends to sign 10 agreements over the next 12 months to improve energy efficiency in the city’s office buildings. A city official said yesterday that the plan is to help commercial building owners to gain access to private capital and to share the upgrade costs with ...

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