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Work Plan sees China Remain Tough on Energy Use
Work Plan sees China Remain Tough on Energy Use

Friday 9th September 2011

CHINA has issued a working plan to increase the country's energy efficiency by 2015, issued by the State Council, China’s cabinet, yesterday. The plan reinforces China’s goal of reducing energy consumption by 16 percent for every 10,000-yuan unit of GDP by 2015 compared to the figure five years earlier. The plan ...

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White Paper Predicts Energy Consumption Increase for Gulf Countries
White Paper Predicts Energy Consumption Increase for Gulf Countries

Friday 9th September 2011

ELECTRICITY consumption amongst the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will likely increase by 2.5 percent per capita, annually until 2030. A new white paper by Deloitte - entitled 'Energy on Demand: The Future of GCC Energy Efficiency' discusses energy and resources in the Middle East. The white paper reveals the estimated consumption ...

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Canada Invest $78 Million to Improve Energy Efficiency
Canada Invest $78 Million to Improve Energy Efficiency

Thursday 8th September 2011

MINISTER of Natural Resources, Joe Oliver, announced yesterday that the Government of Canada is investing $78 million over the next two years to improve energy efficiency. The programme is intended to create jobs in the energy sector while saving Canada money, by improving energy efficiency in buildings, industries, vehicles and consumer ...

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Energy Efficiency Drive Cuts Chinese Power Demand
Energy Efficiency Drive Cuts Chinese Power Demand

Thursday 8th September 2011

THE burgeoning economy and growth in China will be slowed in the last quarter of the year by the country’s energy efficiency drive according to a government official. Xue Jing, Director of the Statistics Department operating under the China Electricity Council, revealed the forecast today. Xue explained that the Chinese steel sector ...

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Manx Businesses can get Zero Percent Energy Efficiency Loan
Manx Businesses can get Zero Percent Energy Efficiency Loan

Wednesday 7th September 2011

THE ISLE of Man’s Department of Economic Development (DED) today launched a zero percent green business loan scheme. Businesses on the Isle of Man, a Self-Governing British Crown Dependency located between Great Britain and Ireland, welcome the scheme, which forms part of the Islands commitment to reduce its carbon footprint and ...

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Energy Cuts Lifted but Japan needs to Continue Energy Efficiency Efforts
Energy Cuts Lifted but Japan needs to Continue Energy Efficiency Efforts

Wednesday 7th September 2011

THE Japanese Government is to lift mandatory cuts in electricity consumption by large scale users ahead of schedule due to summers peak period passing and energy efficiency efforts. Asahi Shimbun reports that restrictions on power use were lifted at the end of last week in areas hit by the March 11 ...

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Office Space Needs to Undergo Energy Efficiency Upgrade
Office Space Needs to Undergo Energy Efficiency Upgrade

Tuesday 6th September 2011

INTERNATIONAL real estate firm Savills estimate that over 700 million sq ft of UK commercial floor space may need to undergo an energy efficiency overhaul by 2018. Savills reveal this estimate in their latest Opportunities In Green report. They also highlight that according to the UK’s Department of Energy & Climate ...

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Small Massachusetts Cities set Energy Efficiency Lead
Small Massachusetts Cities set Energy Efficiency Lead

Tuesday 6th September 2011

THE Massachusetts, U.S., Cities of Northampton and Pittsfield are looking to become regional leaders in energy efficiency. Northampton’s Mayor, Clare Higgins, about to leave Office, plans today to launch the initiative "Northampton Leading the Way," to promote energy efficiency with businesses and residents. The Daily Hampshire Gazette reports that the programme stems ...

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Ban Ki-moon Promises Climate Change Action
Ban Ki-moon Promises Climate Change Action

Monday 5th September 2011

THE leader of Kiribati, a low-lying Pacific Nation threatened by rising seas, was promised “real action” against Climate Change by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today. Ban and the President of Kiribati, Anote Tong, today stressed that climate change posed the most serious threat to the livelihoods, security and survival of the ...

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£100 Million to Improve the Energy Efficiency of London's Public Buildings
£100 Million to Improve the Energy Efficiency of London's Public Buildings

Monday 5th September 2011

HUNDREDS of public buildings in London including schools, libraries and hospitals are set to get a green makeover, with low cost loans from a new £100 million fund, the Mayor announced today. London's public buildings are responsible for 10 per cent of the UK capital's carbon emissions. Retrofitting these buildings with ...

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Missouri can save Billions through Energy Efficiency
Missouri can save Billions through Energy Efficiency

Friday 2nd September 2011

A NEW study released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) finds that energy efficiency can save the U.S. State of Missouri $6.1 billion in lower energy bills and create 8,500 new local jobs by 2025. The study, the 10th in a series of state-level energy efficiency studies ...

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Proposed Energy Efficiency Regulation for Kenya
Proposed Energy Efficiency Regulation for Kenya

Friday 2nd September 2011

KENYA’S Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) is about to introduce new regulations to reduce energy losses in industry, commercial buildings and large institutions. The Commission is proposing Energy Management Regulations 2011, that will lead to the implementation of energy efficiency and energy conservation measures across these three sectors. Eng Kaburu Mwirichia, the Director ...

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Fund Aims at 20 Percent Energy Savings by SMEs
Fund Aims at 20 Percent Energy Savings by SMEs

Thursday 1st September 2011

SOUTH AFRICAN small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) looking to reduce their energy consumption can benefit from a new fund developed by the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). Enterprises can take out loans from IDC for energy-efficiency measures and technologies, which lead to savings on their electricity bills. Rentia van Tonder, Head of ...

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Kazakhstan President calls for Improved Energy Efficiency
Kazakhstan President calls for Improved Energy Efficiency

Thursday 1st September 2011

THE Kazakh President, Nursultan Nazarbayev has called on fellow politicians to give consideration to, and then approve, a bill increasing the nations energy efficiency and energy conservation. Nazarbayev said to Kazakhstan’s Parliamentarians: "I ask you to effectively submit this important issue of energy conservation." He cited the example of South Korean President, ...

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Australia to Fund Commercial Building Energy Efficiency
Australia to Fund Commercial Building Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 31st August 2011

ALONG with announcing AUS$35.2 million in funding to Green 90 buildings, Innovation Minister, Senator Kim Carr said Australia's commercial buildings generate significant greenhouse gas emissions every year. "The Government and building owners must work together to improve our buildings and create a richer, fairer and greener Australia," Senator Carr said. "The buildings ...

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Energy Efficiency Funding for Russian Industry
Energy Efficiency Funding for Russian Industry

Wednesday 31st August 2011

A LOAN programme extended by the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) to the Russian Gazprombank will be used for improving energy efficiency in Russia's industries. The loan agreement totalling €60 million is structured as a credit line with a seven-year maturity. At least 70 percent of the NIB-provided funds will be ...

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White Paper Looks to Avoid a Train Wreck through Energy Efficiency
White Paper Looks to Avoid a Train Wreck through Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 31st August 2011

THE American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) have published an interesting White Paper entitled: “How to Avoid a Train Wreck: Replacing Old Coal Plants with Energy Efficiency.” The report highlights that over the past year, the U.S. utility industry has experienced significant angst over pending updates to utility environmental ...

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New Zealand Release Strategies for Energy and Energy Efficiency
New Zealand Release Strategies for Energy and Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 30th August 2011

NEW Zealand’s acting Minister of Energy and Resources, Hekia Parata, released the New Zealand Energy Strategy and the New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy today promising energy for the future. Ms Parata said: “New Zealand is blessed with an abundance of energy resources. Our Government's goal is to make the ...

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Haircuts Deliver Energy Cuts For Japanese Firms.
Haircuts Deliver Energy Cuts For Japanese Firms.

Monday 29th August 2011

AFTER Japan’s disasters in March they have looked to cut energy use, due to loss of generating capacity - but cuts to save energy can vary. Apart from losing the Fukushima nuclear power plant, safety checks at Japan’s other nuclear power plants has greatly strained supply, and with a suggested move ...

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China to Step-Up Building Energy Efficiency Renovations
China to Step-Up Building Energy Efficiency Renovations

Monday 29th August 2011

CHINA Daily reveals that a legislative report says China is going to accelerate building renovations to improve the energy-efficiency of ever more structures.

 The report deals with the implementation of the Energy Conservation Law, and has been submitted to the National People's Congress’ Standing Committee, China's top legislature, during the bi-monthly ...

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South Africa Face Mandatory Energy Conservation
South Africa Face Mandatory Energy Conservation

Friday 26th August 2011

SOUTH Africa’s state utility Eskom could try for a mandatory Energy Conservation Scheme (ECS), if energy savings fall below 10 percent by commercial and domestic consumers. Eskom revealed the ECS proposal in a statement yesterday, but it will need government approval before it can be actioned. The utility also said that ...

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New Jersey Launches $20 Million Energy Efficiency Programme
New Jersey Launches $20 Million Energy Efficiency Programme

Friday 26th August 2011

THE U.S. State of New Jersey has launched a $20-million pilot programme which will provide energy efficiency project incentives, amongst others, for the State's largest commercial and industrial facilities. The Large Energy Users Pilot is designed to promote self-investment in energy efficiency projects in existing buildings, with incentives up to $1 ...

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India's SMEs to get Energy Efficiency Support
India's SMEs to get Energy Efficiency Support

Thursday 25th August 2011

THE SMALL Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) and the Indian Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on energy efficiency technology and actions. Currently, both organisations are the co-implementing agencies preparing a World Bank funded project titled “Financing Energy Efficiency at MSMEs” . The project will ...

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Grand Hyatt São Paulo Awarded for Environmental Efforts
Grand Hyatt São Paulo Awarded for Environmental Efforts

Thursday 25th August 2011

THE Grand Hyatt Hotel in São Paulo has been honored as a 2011 World Saver by Condé Nast Traveller magazine, which includes reducing energy waste. Announced in the September 2011 issue of the magazine and as part of the fifth annual World Savers Awards, Grand Hyatt São Paulo is recognized for ...

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Improving Energy Efficiency Benefits All - Chu
Improving Energy Efficiency Benefits All - Chu

Wednesday 24th August 2011

Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of Energy, highlighted that the whole community benefits when people improve the energy efficiency of their businesses and homes. Yesterday at a summit designed to educate entrepreneurs on how the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) supports small businesses, Chu explained: "You have more money in your pocket. ...

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