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Christchurch Earthquake to Result in improved Energy Efficiency?
Christchurch Earthquake to Result in improved Energy Efficiency?

Wednesday 24th August 2011

THERE are calls for improved sustainability and energy efficiency in the rebuilding of Christchurch, New Zealand, after February’s earth quake and the latest real-time energy data. The Christchurch Agency for Energy (CAfE), New Zealand, yesterday released the energy use statistics, from the Christchurch Energy Database, showing that the February earthquake reduced ...

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Minnesota Businesses get Energy Efficiency Funding
Minnesota Businesses get Energy Efficiency Funding

Tuesday 23rd August 2011

TO SAVE money and improve operational efficiency, the U.S. state of Minnesota's businesses are thinking “green” and now have access to funding to improve energy efficiency. The Community Reinvestment Fund, USA (CRF), a nonprofit organisation that helps small businesses gain access to capital, has launched the Green Loan for Businesses; a ...

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ADB Provide $100 Million Energy Efficiency Finance to Shandong
ADB Provide $100 Million Energy Efficiency Finance to Shandong

Tuesday 23rd August 2011

THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) has provided a loan of $100 million for an energy efficiency project in the Shandong province of China. ADB’s Board of Directors approved the funding for the Shandong Energy Efficiency and Emission Reduction Project, as well as financing state-of-the art energy technologies at two private companies. The ...

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Energy Grants for Michigan Farmers and Rural Businesses
Energy Grants for Michigan Farmers and Rural Businesses

Monday 22nd August 2011

MICHIGAN, U.S. farmers and small businesses will receive up to $20,000 in grants to implement energy efficiency and renewable energy. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has made the $503,848 in grants available in concert with President Obama’s rural economic bus tour in the U.S. Midwest, to 34 farmers and enterprises. U.S. Senator ...

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India's CII and BEE promote Energy Efficiency for Industry
India's CII and BEE promote Energy Efficiency for Industry

Sunday 21st August 2011

THE Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has partnered with the Indian Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) to enhance competitiveness through improving industries energy efficiency. With the aim to promote energy efficient practices, the two organisations arranged Workshops on Enhancing Competitiveness through Energy Efficiency at various industrial locations in the Northern Indian ...

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Newfoundland tackle Energy Efficiency and Climate Change
Newfoundland tackle Energy Efficiency and Climate Change

Friday 19th August 2011

THE NEWFOUNDLAND Provincial Government released two action plans this week that will help Newfoundland and Labrador meet its energy efficiency and climate change goals. The papers, Energy Efficiency Action Plan 2011 and Climate Change Action Plan 2011, outline areas the province recognises as challenges and they also list how government, business ...

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Energy Efficiency Challenge for U.S. Northwest Industries
Energy Efficiency Challenge for U.S. Northwest Industries

Friday 19th August 2011

TO GET more industries in the U.S. Northwest to aggressively pursue energy efficiency, the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), have launched the 25inTENsity Challenge. The 25inTENsity Challenge is a new regional initiative developed by non-profit NEEA and its Northwest utility partners to encourage and assist industries to work toward a unified ...

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Ghana to Introduce Energy Labelling for Buildings
Ghana to Introduce Energy Labelling for Buildings

Thursday 18th August 2011

GHANA’S Government is to develop an energy labelling system for buildings, which will also be compulsory, according to the Ghana News Agency (GNA).      The agency report that it is another step in Ghana’s efforts in ensuring that all buildings reach a high energy efficiency and environmental standard.      Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin, Ghana’s ...

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Australian Winery Chills with Energy Saving
Australian Winery Chills with Energy Saving

Thursday 18th August 2011

AN Australian Winery has discovered a way to save AUS$110,000 annually by improving energy efficiency. A report by Stephen Williams in the Newcastle Herald reported on the Tamburlaine Winery in Pokolbin, New South Wales (NSW). The organic winery has not only saved so much of their energy costs but have done ...

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Richmond SMEs offered Energy Efficiency Grants
Richmond SMEs offered Energy Efficiency Grants

Wednesday 17th August 2011

BUSINESSES in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames have been given a financial boost thanks to a new energy efficiency grant. SMEs (Small and medium-sized enterprises) in the Southwest London town can apply for up to £1,000 from the local authority, Richmond Council, to help buy energy efficient equipment, to ...

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Cyprus Urged to Save Energy to Lessen Power Shortages
Cyprus Urged to Save Energy to Lessen Power Shortages

Wednesday 17th August 2011

CYPRUS has been suffering from power shortages over the summer so energy saving efforts need to continue for the foreseeable future. Christos Christodoulides, Director of the Transmission System Operator, has called for care with electricity consumption, with a need for energy efficiency and saving. Christodoulides revealed that currently power demand was limited ...

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Fiji Push their Energy Conservation Efforts
Fiji Push their Energy Conservation Efforts

Tuesday 16th August 2011

IN THE Pacific Island State of Fiji, existing energy efficiency initiatives are being ramped up by the Government to improve energy efficiency and save money. The initiatives have been in place for a while, but little has been achieved, hence a push now to educate the population to think about energy ...

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Energy Efficiency Funding for Pennsylvania's Small Businesses
Energy Efficiency Funding for Pennsylvania's Small Businesses

Tuesday 16th August 2011

SMALL business owners in Pennsylvania, U.S., looking to improve their energy efficiency have been given a financial incentive. Businesses looking to cut emissions and save money via improved energy efficiency are eligible to apply for a Small Business Advantage Grant through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Businesses can apply for 50-percent ...

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Greening U.S. Commercial Buildings could save $1.2 Trillion
Greening U.S. Commercial Buildings could save $1.2 Trillion

Monday 15th August 2011

THE U.S. Green Buildings Council (USGBC) claim that investing in energy efficient buildings is central to the country reducing its energy consumption by 23 percent by 2020, saving $1.2 trillion. The conclusion comes from a study sponsored by USGBC on the benefits of green buildings, combined with other non-transportation initiatives. Apart ...

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UK Businesses Report: Energy Saving Good, but could do Better
UK Businesses Report: Energy Saving Good, but could do Better

Monday 15th August 2011

MORE UK businesses are reported to be taking action to save energy, according to the latest survey from by the Forum of Private Business (FPB). 41 percent of UK firms have made changes in business processes to make them more energy efficient, with a further 28 percent reporting that they have ...

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Bangladeash to get $300 million Loan for Energy
Bangladeash to get $300 million Loan for Energy

Friday 12th August 2011

THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) is extending a $300 million loan to Bangledesh to improve its energy infrastructure and address critical power shortages, which are severely affecting the economy. The ADB Board of Directors approved the loan for the Power System Efficiency Improvement Project, which will help meet Bangladesh’s urgent need ...

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Over Half of UK SMEs losing out on Energy Saving
Over Half of UK SMEs losing out on Energy Saving

Friday 12th August 2011

POWER utility Npower have announced that the results of research showing over half of the UKs SMEs are failing to benefit financially from energy saving. Although small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) are seeking ways to manage the bottom line in the current tough economic climate, many have no measures in ...

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Business, Government and Utility Unite in South Africa over Energy Savings
Business, Government and Utility Unite in South Africa over Energy Savings

Thursday 11th August 2011

THE NORTH West African Chamber of Commerce (NWACC) in South Africa is supporting Eskom’s 49M energy saving initiative as the country faces an energy supply crisis. The initiatives moniker, 49M, refers to the population of South Africa, and is approved by the South African Government and business partners, with the aim ...

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Pakistan's Energy Crisis - Action Needed
Pakistan's Energy Crisis - Action Needed

Thursday 11th August 2011

Pakistan’s former Secretary of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dr Gulfraz Ahmed, has said that the country’s energy crisis should be dealt with on emergency basis. Dr Gulfraz told Radio Pakistan that short term actions like improved energy efficiency and energy saving campaigns should be shifted up a gear ...

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Australia can more than Double Emission Cuts
Australia can more than Double Emission Cuts

Wednesday 10th August 2011

A REPORT by a ClimateWorks think-tank states that Australia will achieve over double the Treasury’s forecasted emissions cuts through carbon pricing and energy efficiency. Anna Skarbek, ClimateWorks Australia Executive Director, said the research shows that if implemented successfully, Australia’s carbon price package announced by the Government with the default scheme cap ...

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India Cautious of G20 Energy Roadmap
India Cautious of G20 Energy Roadmap

Wednesday 10th August 2011

THE Indian Government has reacted with caution to the potential of the G20 dictating the country’s energy roadmap and what technologies to adopt. The suggestion comes from the G20's sub-group on Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency, which will present a roadmap on how to turn India’s energy sector green and environmentally ...

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Energy Efficiency will help Pakistan with $35 Billion Power Bill
Energy Efficiency will help Pakistan with $35 Billion Power Bill

Tuesday 9th August 2011

PAKISTAN’S energy sector will be required to invest $35 billion to meet the increasing demand for energy over the next four years. A paper prepared by the Pakistani Planning Commission (PC) revealed that energy demand is expected to increase to over 25,000 MW by 2014-15, leading the paper to also predict ...

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A Call for Display Energy Certificates for all UK Non-Residential buildings
A Call for Display Energy Certificates for all UK Non-Residential buildings

Tuesday 9th August 2011

THE UK Green Building Council has recommended the mandatory  Display Energy Certificates (DEC) for all non-residential buildings – as early as next year. DECs were introduced in 2008 and were required in all public sector buildings/offices larger than 1000m2; that are frequently visited by the public. DECs were not made ...

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Chicago to Shine Brighter while Saving $1.8 Million
Chicago to Shine Brighter while Saving $1.8 Million

Monday 8th August 2011

CHICAGO is about to shine brighter as they undergo a major installation of energy efficient lighting. The new replacement light bulbs will reportedly burn brighter, provide a better colour, burn less energy they will also last longer. Commissioner Gabe Klein, Chicago Department of Transportation, told Chicago’s ABC Channel 7 news: "We're going ...

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Vietnam Addresses Power Problems
Vietnam Addresses Power Problems

Monday 8th August 2011

THE Vietnamese National Electricity Development Plan for 2011-2020 has been approved by the Prime Minister and is expected to ensure the country’s power. The plan is pressed ahead with the 13th Government’s important breakthroughs, including developing the nation’s electricity transformation system and using energy-saving technology. As part of developing the Vietnamese electricity ...

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