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Ten Countries Emit Two-Thirds of Global CO2
Ten Countries Emit Two-Thirds of Global CO2

Tuesday 25th October 2011

A NEW report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) reveals that just ten countries are accountable for most of the world’s CO2 emissions. The report, “CO2 Emissions from Fuel Combustion 2011”, reveals that two-thirds of global CO2 emissions in 2009 came from these ten, according to figures released in the lead-up ...

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Hungary and UK Join Forces on Carbon Finance Barriers
Hungary and UK Join Forces on Carbon Finance Barriers

Monday 24th October 2011

A EUROPEAN low carbon finance summit yesterday looked to overcome barriers to green investment in Central and Eastern Europe and highlighted the significant commercial opportunities of an ambitious low carbon transition. The UK and Hungarian Governments have joined forces to bring together key finance experts, business leaders and policy makers to ...

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UK's Green Deal for Business Worth £800m?
UK's Green Deal for Business Worth £800m?

Monday 24th October 2011

A report from Ernst & Young highlighting key policy issues facing the non-domestic UK Green Deal (NDGD) and the potential for incentivising energy efficiency in small and medium sized businesses. The report, ‘Making energy efficiency your business - understanding the potential of the non-domestic Green Deal’, was commissioned by British Gas ...

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Companies Call for Climate Action
Companies Call for Climate Action

Friday 21st October 2011

LEADERS of almost 200 major multi-national corporations around the world have called for tougher action on climate change from the world’s governments. The 2°C Challenge, initiated by The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group, calls on governments attending the Durban event to take decisive action on climate change, because it threatens ...

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Massachusetts Overtakes California as Top U.S. Energy Efficiency State
Massachusetts Overtakes California as Top U.S. Energy Efficiency State

Friday 21st October 2011

A SOUR U.S. economy, tight State budgets, and a failure by Congress to adopt a comprehensive energy strategy haven’t slowed the growing momentum among U.S. States toward increased energy efficiency. This is according to the fifth edition of the annual ACEEE State Energy Efficiency Scorecard released today by the American Council ...

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New Green Energy Efficiency Fund for South Africa's Industries
New Green Energy Efficiency Fund for South Africa's Industries

Thursday 20th October 2011

SOUTH Africa’s state-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has launched a R500-million ($62.6 million) fund, for energy efficiency and ‘self-use’ renewable energy projects in energy intensive industries. The fund, “Green Energy Efficiency Fund” (GEEF), is backed by the German development bank KfW, which has extended a €48-million long-term loan to the IDC. ...

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Commitment to Renewables from UK Government
Commitment to Renewables from UK Government

Thursday 20th October 2011

PROPOSALS to support renewable electricity and bring forward a surge of investment in the UK's energy infrastructure were published by the British Government today. The consultation proposes new support levels for large scale renewable electricity from 2013-17 (2014-17 for offshore wind) under the Renewables Obligation (RO). Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said: ...

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Double Energy Efficiency Incentives for Businesses
Double Energy Efficiency Incentives for Businesses

Wednesday 19th October 2011

THE Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in the U.S, is to increase it’s cash incentives to business and industries taking part in the EnergyRight Solutions for Business and Industry programme. The cash incentive payment is to increase by 100 percent, from 5 cents to 10 cents for every kilowatt-hour saved by any ...

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Mayor of London Calls for Energy Efficiency Building Upgrades
Mayor of London Calls for Energy Efficiency Building Upgrades

Wednesday 19th October 2011

THE Mayor of London has called on the City’s businesses and big landlords both private, public, commercial and residential to help deliver London’s biggest ever energy efficiency retrofitting programme. Retrofitting business premises with energy saving measures will not only save up to a billion pounds a year in wasted energy costs ...

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Call for UK Energy Efficiency Schemes to be Simplified
Call for UK Energy Efficiency Schemes to be Simplified

Tuesday 18th October 2011

NEW research by utility company npower reveals that many UK businesses feel that the UK Government’s measures to reduce carbon emissions need to be simplified to meet set targets. The consultation, which is ongoing, asked businesses which UK energy legislation they feel should be kept and which should be changed or ...

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Taiwan Energy Intensity Reduced by 3.93 Percent
Taiwan Energy Intensity Reduced by 3.93 Percent

Tuesday 18th October 2011

TAIWAN’S energy intensity has reduced by 3.93 percent during the first half of 2011 compared with the same period last year, reveal the Bureau of Energy. Energy intensity is a measure of the energy efficiency of a nation’s economy and is calculated as units of energy per unit of gross domestic ...

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Pennsylvania can Benefit from Guaranteed Energy Savings
Pennsylvania can Benefit from Guaranteed Energy Savings

Monday 17th October 2011

STATISTICS from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry claim that more than 106,000 jobs in the U.S. State have been created in the energy efficiency and renewables industries. Pennlive.com report that, based on market experience, energy efficiency is an economic winner, and the State now has the opportunity to create ...

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New Energy Efficiency Building Laws to Boost South Africa
New Energy Efficiency Building Laws to Boost South Africa

Monday 17th October 2011

SOUTH Africa’s new Energy Efficiency building regulations will give a boost to the country’s manufacturing sector as well as the economy, according to Rob Davies Trade and Industry Minister. Davies was speaking at the South African Bureau of Standard (SABS) Convention held at the end of last week and sees many ...

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Forecast of Increased Energy Use for the U.S.
Forecast of Increased Energy Use for the U.S.

Friday 14th October 2011

DESPITE the recent marked improvements in the energy efficiency of equipment, devices, machinery and transport the U.S. is expected to continue using evermore power. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) predicts that energy consumption will continue to rise in the commercial, industrial, residential and transportation sectors as the U.S. population sets ...

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Australian Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Law Imminent
Australian Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Law Imminent

Friday 14th October 2011

AUSTRALIAN landlords who are selling or letting large office spaces, must comply with the Commonwealth Government's building energy efficiency disclosure laws by the start of next month. This measure means that many commercial building owners proposing to sell or let large office spaces must provide not only a NABERS (National Australian ...

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Red Tape Hinders Ontario's Energy Efficiency
Red Tape Hinders Ontario's Energy Efficiency

Thursday 13th October 2011

ONTARIO Province, Canada, can lower industrial, commercial and residential energy bills, reduce the provincial deficit and create jobs by increasing its energy efficiency according to a new report. The report: “An Energy Efficiency Strategy for Ontario’s Homes, Buildings and Industries”, was released by the Ontario Clean Air Alliance (OCAA) yesterday (Wednesday). According ...

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Australian Carbon Tax Bill Boost for Energy Efficiency
Australian Carbon Tax Bill Boost for Energy Efficiency

Thursday 13th October 2011

THE Australian parliament have passed a controversial carbon pricing plan which will start in July 2012 and will cost the biggest greenhouse gas emitters $23 per ton of carbon emitted. The carbon pricing scheme, which is expected to get the Australian Senate’s approval in November, has been sensitive politically for Prime ...

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Pakistan Increases Energy Efficiency Actions
Pakistan Increases Energy Efficiency Actions

Wednesday 12th October 2011

PAKISTAN is again looking to introduce a shorter working week in government departments and a staggered weekly holiday for industry in an effort to reduce energy demand. A special cabinet meeting is to be held on Wednesday and is set to approve energy conservation measures, including a two-day holiday during a ...

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Milwaukee Launches Energy Efficiency Programme for Businesses
Milwaukee Launches Energy Efficiency Programme for Businesses

Wednesday 12th October 2011

THE Mayor of Milwaukee, U.S., Tom Barrett has announced four innovative business funding products which is part of the Milwaukee Energy Efficiency (Me2) program. The financing is purposed to assist businesses and other non-residential properties in the city to complete energy-efficiency projects. BizTimes.com reports Barrett as saying: “Smart businesses understand the ...

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Euro Budget Targets Energy Efficiency and Renewables
Euro Budget Targets Energy Efficiency and Renewables

Tuesday 11th October 2011

ENERGY efficiency and renewable energy look set to be an investment priority under the new €346 billion European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) budget. There will be 11 investment priorities for ERDF budget for 2014-2020 being discussed in Brussels this week, with energy efficiency and renewables being identified as two areas that ...

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Energy Efficiency and Renewables Better for Florida and Georgia
Energy Efficiency and Renewables Better for Florida and Georgia

Tuesday 11th October 2011

A NEW report reckons the U.S. States of Florida and Georgia would be better served by investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy resources, rather than building new nuclear reactors. The report, “Big Risks, Better Alternatives,” was released today by Synapse Energy Economics, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based consulting and research firm. ...

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EIB Provide €500M Loan to Brazil for Energy Efficiency and Renewables
EIB Provide €500M Loan to Brazil for Energy Efficiency and Renewables

Monday 10th October 2011

THE European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a €500 million loan to The Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) of Brazil for projects in the renewable energy sector and improved energy efficiency. The objective of this operation is to support investments that generate environmental benefits with respect to combating climate change. Schemes will ...

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Interregional Exhibition on Energy Efficiency in North Ossetia
Interregional Exhibition on Energy Efficiency in North Ossetia

Monday 10th October 2011

An exhibition will be held in Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia, later this month to “explore issues of energy conservation and efficiency and ways to organise strong relationships within the business community.” The Russian Energy Agency (REA), the Federal State Budget Institution, North Ossetian branch of the Russian Ministry of Energy together with ...

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European Green Building Space to Almost Quadruple by 2016
European Green Building Space to Almost Quadruple by 2016

Saturday 8th October 2011

A NEW report on improving energy efficiency in Europe’s commercial buildings from clean technology analysts Pike Research predicts a four fold increase over the next four to five years. The European Union (EU) has adopted “20-20-20” targets that call for 20 percent reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, the increase of renewables ...

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ROC President Reveals Future Energy Goals
ROC President Reveals Future Energy Goals

Friday 7th October 2011

MA Ying-jeou, President of the Republic of China, yesterday laid out the future of Taiwan as a green country with sustainable development. Ma’s remarks were made during a the third of a series of news conferences outlining his 10-year plan for Taiwan, elaborating his vision for the environment, education and culture. Highlighting ...

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