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Texas asked to Reduce Energy Use due to Heat
Texas asked to Reduce Energy Use due to Heat

Friday 5th August 2011

TEXAS is facing an energy supply problem due to suffering from high temperatures and the increased demand on the grid in combating the heat, leading to a call for energy efficiency. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) issued a power watch this week to businesses and consumers across the state, ...

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IEA Report Reveals Carbon Pricing is not Enough
IEA Report Reveals Carbon Pricing is not Enough

Friday 5th August 2011

NEW analysis published by the International Energy Agency examines whether energy efficiency policies are redundant once carbon pricing is implemented. To date, many academics and government officials have argued that putting a price on carbon – most commonly through taxes or emissions trading – is all that is needed to ...

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Mid-point for Battle of the Buildings Energy Efficiency Competition
Mid-point for Battle of the Buildings Energy Efficiency Competition

Thursday 4th August 2011

THE University of Central Florida is currently in the lead out of 245 buildings battling it out in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Starnational building competition. We reported on the Battle of the Buildings competition earlier in the year but now the EPA have released the halfway point results, ...

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NYSERDA Helps Reduce Energy Costs by $5.5 million
NYSERDA Helps Reduce Energy Costs by $5.5 million

Thursday 4th August 2011

Municipalities, K-12 school districts, hospitals, businesses and colleges throughout New York City continue to make energy-saving investments that are reducing energy costs by more than $5.5 million annually. The information came from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) yesterday, revealing the energy savings in New York City—35.3 ...

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Taipei Has World's Officially Certified Greenest Tall Building
Taipei Has World's Officially Certified Greenest Tall Building

Wednesday 3rd August 2011

THE TAIPEI 101, a 1,667-foot tower, has earned the highest US Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certification, for energy efficiency and environmental design. The LEED certification means that the tower is officially recognised as the world's tallest green building, with the full title of the ...

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Energy Efficiency Popular with Tasmanian Business
Energy Efficiency Popular with Tasmanian Business

Wednesday 3rd August 2011

ENERGY efficiency is very much on the mind of Tasmanian businesses, as displayed by the more than 160 that attended a free workshop to help save energy and reduce costs. The Business Boost workshop, designed to help small and medium Tasmanian businesses learn about and adopt energy efficient methods, was held ...

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Mexico City's Green Plan is Working
Mexico City's Green Plan is Working

Tuesday 2nd August 2011

GREENHOUSE gas (GHG) emissions have been reduced by 5.7 million metric tonnes (mt) in Mexico City since it began its Green Plan in 2008, the Mexico City government has announced. The reduction represents 82 percent of Mexico City's overall target of reducing GHG emissions by 7 million mt of CO2eq, which ...

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Thailand Need to Spend Billions on Energy Efficiency Promotion
Thailand Need to Spend Billions on Energy Efficiency Promotion

Tuesday 2nd August 2011

THE Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency Department reckon Thailand could have to spend 400 billion baht ($13.6 billion) over the next twenty years in promoting energy efficiency. Danai Egkamol, Director of the department's Bureau of Energy Regulation and Conservation told the Bangkok Post, "World oil prices rise each year, prompting governments ...

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EU Commission Proposes Cheaper Funds for Troubled States
EU Commission Proposes Cheaper Funds for Troubled States

Monday 1st August 2011

EUROPE’S States in economic crisis may soon get temporary access to funding at a lower cost for development, including energy efficiency programmes. The European Commission unveiled the proposal today (Monday) and wants the release of European Union grants to Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Romania, Latvia and Hungary, all receiving International bailouts, if ...

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More U.S. States and Cities Requiring Commerical Building Energy Data
More U.S. States and Cities Requiring Commerical Building Energy Data

Monday 1st August 2011

INCREASING numbers of U.S. States and Cities are now requiring that commercial buildings measure and disclose their energy use – so reports USA Today. The paper states that new rules, with exemptions for small businesses, are likely to shame non-residential building owners into energy efficiency upgrades, that will lead to energy ...

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The Philippine's New Energy Efficiency Bill
The Philippine's New Energy Efficiency Bill

Friday 29th July 2011

PHILIPPINE’S Energy Undersecretary, Loreta G. Ayson, revealed that the government is pushing for the Energy Efficiency bill to be a major reform. Ayson highlighted that one of the most effective ways to manage the country’s energy supply amid the current power problems it is facing is through energy efficiency. “We see energy ...

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Virgin Islands Announce Small Business Energy Efficiency Rebate
Virgin Islands Announce Small Business Energy Efficiency Rebate

Friday 29th July 2011

THE U.S. VIRGIN Islands (V.I.) Energy Office is to unveil a new energy efficiency rebate program to help small businesses today. The programme “Worthwhile Investments Save Energy” is part of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Better Buildings Initiative. The rebate programme is designed to help businesses reduce their operating costs through ...

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NYC Building Owners Face Energy Data Deadline
NYC Building Owners Face Energy Data Deadline

Thursday 28th July 2011

AN Energy benchmarking deadline looms for non-residential buildings in the New York city, building owners have to report energy use data by August 1. The recently enacted law aims to increase awareness of the energy performance in non-residential buildings across the city, enforcing the owners of New York City’s largest buildings ...

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U.S. DOE and ASHRAE Sign Agreement on Building Energy Standards
U.S. DOE and ASHRAE Sign Agreement on Building Energy Standards

Thursday 28th July 2011

THE U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) have renewed their agreement to improve building energy efficiency standards. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) underscores the commitment between DOE and ASHRAE to improve building energy standards that reduce energy costs and carbon pollution ...

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The Postman Delivers Lower Energy Bills to Himself
The Postman Delivers Lower Energy Bills to Himself

Wednesday 27th July 2011

THE U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has saved $400 million since 2007 through improved energy efficiency. As the USPS passed the two year mark since the completion of one of the country’s largest green roofs, they have reported more than $400 million in energy cost avoidance since fiscal year (FY) 2007. Proactive steps, ...

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Green Building Certification Important in Czech Republic
Green Building Certification Important in Czech Republic

Wednesday 27th July 2011

GREEN commercial property certification has become evermore important to tenants across the Czech Republic. Prague’s City Green Court complex, which is currently being developed by Skanska Property, is the first project in the Czech Republic to receive LEED Platinum pre-certification. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) have taken a pre-lease on office space in this ...

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RCIS Gains Clarity on Energy Efficiency Plans
RCIS Gains Clarity on Energy Efficiency Plans

Tuesday 26th July 2011

THE Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) requested clarity on the UK Government's plans for energy efficiency regulations. The RICS has written to the UK Minister in charge of the Energy Bill, Greg Barker, and met with Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) officials to seek clarity on the details ...

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Businesses need to Face the Energy Efficiency Challenge
Businesses need to Face the Energy Efficiency Challenge

Tuesday 26th July 2011

MOST companies are not seizing the opportunity to benefit from the millions of dollars available through energy efficiency according to a new report. Energy efficiency is described as the cheapest and fastest way to meet current and future energy needs, by the findings of "Show Me The Money: Energy Efficiency Financing ...

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New England Business Look for Energy Efficiency Support
New England Business Look for Energy Efficiency Support

Monday 25th July 2011

OVER 225 New England businesses issued a letter today urging the regions governors to support and improve the areas Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), pointing to the economic benefits. State officials are now preparing for the 2012 Programme Review required by the original RGGI agreement - the region’s market-based energy efficiency ...

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National Energy Efficiency Law for Philippines
National Energy Efficiency Law for Philippines

Monday 25th July 2011

THE Philippine Department of Energy (DoE) is about to propose a national energy efficiency law to the Filipino congress. The initial proposal for an energy efficiency law was made public as early as January 2010, and after many consultations the law, in its current version, will urge energy efficient construction and ...

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Macao to Provide Fund for Energy Efficiency
Macao to Provide Fund for Energy Efficiency

Friday 22nd July 2011

THE Government of Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) has announced the creation of Environmental Protection and Energy Conservation Fund, which will provide financial support for sustainable equipment. The Macao Daily Times reported on today quoted Cheong Sio Kei, Director of the city's Environmental Protection Bureau (DSPA), as saying that the $50 ...

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Call for Jamaica to Improve Energy Efficiency
Call for Jamaica to Improve Energy Efficiency

Friday 22nd July 2011

JAMAICAN Minister of State in the Ministry of Energy and Mining, Laurence Broderick,  called for Jamaicans to improve their energy efficiency and help the country in reducing its energy bill. Speaking at a recent Jamaican Information Service (JIS) Think Tank, Broderick stated that the effort by the Government was a national ...

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Lots of Energy Savings Available from Refrigeration
Lots of Energy Savings Available from Refrigeration

Thursday 21st July 2011

A NEW guide from the UK’s Carbon Trust lays out easy, no or low cost steps that businesses can take to cut their refrigeration energy bills by up to 20 percent. The Trust highlight that refrigeration often consumes significant amounts of energy, generally up to 50 percent of energy costs for ...

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China looks for Increased Efforts on Energy Efficiency
China looks for Increased Efforts on Energy Efficiency

Thursday 21st July 2011

CHINESE Premier Wen Jiabao has called for increased efforts in energy saving and efficiency to reduce emissions over the next five years and promote sustainable development. A statement released after a State Council meeting revealed that China fulfilled the majority of the binding energy-saving and emission reduction goals it laid down ...

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Businesses Rate Energy as their Top Risk
Businesses Rate Energy as their Top Risk

Wednesday 20th July 2011

NEW research reveals UK businesses place energy risks at the top, with this years npower Business Energy Index revealing that many businesses do not have a strategy to manage it. Many businesses believe that the Government is responsible for helping to bridge the energy supply gap by providing funding for energy ...

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