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Earth Day 2011 Looms
Earth Day 2011 Looms

Thursday 21st April 2011

TOMORROW, April 22, is Earth Day 2011 when many nations, organisations, businesses and individuals to demonstrate their commitment to environmental protection, sustainability and energy efficiency. For 41 years, Earth Day—April 22—has inspired many. From greening schools to hosting town hall discussions on energy efficiency investment and green jobs, Earth Day Network ...

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Colorado Considers Energy Efficiency Disclosure Law
Colorado Considers Energy Efficiency Disclosure Law

Wednesday 20th April 2011

COLORADO State legislators in the U.S. are considering a potential new law requiring building owners to reveal how energy-efficient a commercial space is to prospective tenants or buyers. A group of Denver-area businesses could be the model for "greener" policies statewide. Denver restaurant owner Gene Tang is a member of "Eat Greener ...

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Jamaican Public Bodies told to Save Energy
Jamaican Public Bodies told to Save Energy

Wednesday 20th April 2011

JAMAICAN public organisations along with other government agencies have been instructed to reduce their energy consumption this financial year. Audley Shaw, the Jamaican Finance and Public Service Minister, said on Tuesday that the Jamaican government will be setting an aggressive programme of energy efficiency and conservation. Shaw answered queries from members of ...

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Bright Future for UK Cleantech Companies
Bright Future for UK Cleantech Companies

Tuesday 19th April 2011

THE UK’s cleantech companies are feeling optimistic about the future, according to research released today by the UK’s Carbon Trust with 77 percent planning to expand workforce in next year. Defying the wider economic uncertainty, the UK’s cleantech companies have become more confident about their prospects in the last year ...

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Energy Saving Measure save 100s Millions of Dong
Energy Saving Measure save 100s Millions of Dong

Tuesday 19th April 2011

VIETNAMESE companies are delighted to have saved hundreds of millions of dong from the energy saving solutions they have implemented, a lot more money than they had previously thought. Just the Tan Binh Industrial Zone in Ho Chi Minh city report savings of hundreds of millions of dong over the last ...

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New Zealand's Emissions Down
New Zealand's Emissions Down

Monday 18th April 2011

NEW ZEALAND Climate Change Minister Nick Smith has welcomed reports on the country's greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) showing their Emissions Trading Scheme is working The country’s GHG Emissions figures for 2009 and the projected net position for 2008-2012 show the that New Zealand is on track to meet its Kyoto commitments. ...

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Third of Businesses Losing out on Sustainability Benefits
Third of Businesses Losing out on Sustainability Benefits

Monday 18th April 2011

A THIRD of businesses globally are still to implement energy efficiency and sustainability plans, according to KPMG report. There is widespread and growing acceptance of the increasing value that sustainability programmes have in the private sector today, yet according to a survey from KPMG's global Climate Change and Sustainability practice, over ...

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SMEs Struggle with Energy Efficiency
SMEs Struggle with Energy Efficiency

Friday 15th April 2011

ENERGY Efficiency expert Professor Ross King has suggested that SMEs struggle to become more energy efficient. Professor King, the co-founder and director of the UK based Centre for Sustainable Environmental Management - Brunel Management Programme, said that small to medium sized businesses or enterprises (SMEs) struggle for enough funds to implement ...

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Energy Efficiency the Answer for South Africa
Energy Efficiency the Answer for South Africa

Friday 15th April 2011

ENERGY efficiency could be the immediate solution to South Africa’s current energy crisis argue experts attending the Power and Electricity World Africa conference, in Johannesburg. They added the country should view energy efficiency as “another fuel” that can be used to improve power supply, particularly with the past and expected power ...

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200M Euros for Italian Energy Efficiency Projects
200M Euros for Italian Energy Efficiency Projects

Thursday 14th April 2011

THE EUROPEAN Investment Bank (EIB) and the Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena (BMPS) have teamed up, signing an agreement to finance small and medium-scale energy efficiency projects. The EIB is making €200m available for the bank’s traditional objectives in financing projects to counter climate change. BMPS along with its subsidiary MPS ...

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Japanese Businesses Consider Drastic Energy Saving Action
Japanese Businesses Consider Drastic Energy Saving Action

Thursday 14th April 2011

THE ENERGY supply problems continue in Japan after the crisis at the Fukushima nuclear power plant continue to bite into their industry with power outages. Sony revealed today that they are considering giving all its employees in Japan a two-week summer vacation purely to save energy, amid the power shortages in ...

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Philippines Combating Outages and Price Hikes
Philippines Combating Outages and Price Hikes

Wednesday 13th April 2011

A TWO-DAY National Training-Workshop on Energy Efficiency and Conservation is being held in the Dumaguete City, Philippines to combat the almost daily blackouts and oil price hikes. The Philippines’ Department of Energy (DOE) and Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) have arranged the workshop, with DAP Managing Director Regina Fernandez stating ...

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EU Budget must Target Energy Efficiency
EU Budget must Target Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 13th April 2011

CONNIE Hedegaard, the EU's commissioner for climate action, told regional leaders that energy efficiency must be given "bigger priority" with the EU budget used to influence investments in energy-saving. The commissioner stated that the EU should use its financial resources in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while raising energy ...

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Energy Efficiency the Smart Choice for Russia
Energy Efficiency the Smart Choice for Russia

Tuesday 12th April 2011

Russia has an enormous energy resource, namely its energy efficiency potential - according to Jean-Louis Stasi of Schneider Electric writing a post for The Moscow Times. Stasi claims that energy efficiency could ensure Russia's economic growth, and provide enough energy to even exceed expected energy production increase by twofold to fourfold by 2020. According to data from McKinsey it ...

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EU Commissioner calls for more to be done on Energy Efficiency
EU Commissioner calls for more to be done on Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 12th April 2011

GUNTHER Oettinger, European Union (EU) commissioner admitted that member countries have "achieved very little" to meet the 20 per cent energy saving targets. Speaking today at the launch of the EU sustainable energy week, Oettinger forewarned the commission is considering legally-binding energy efficiency targets. He stated that "too little" had been achieved ...

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Combating Ever Rising Energy Bills
Combating Ever Rising Energy Bills

Monday 11th April 2011

BUSINESSES are being encouraged to consider an environmental analysis of their energy use and their energy efficiency to combat ever rising energy bills. More and more companies are analysing their energy efficiency in the face of the "soaring" expense of energy and fossil fuels, says Richard Critchley, policy manager for transport, ...

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Five Pacific Nations get Energy Efficiency Help
Five Pacific Nations get Energy Efficiency Help

Monday 11th April 2011

FIVE Pacific nations, who rely heavily on imported diesel for power generation, are to improve their energy efficiency with the help of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and its partners. The ADB Board of Directors recently approved funding of around $12.4 million under the Promoting Energy Efficiency in the Pacific (Phase ...

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New York State Capital Region Save $4.5M Yearly on Energy
New York State Capital Region Save $4.5M Yearly on Energy

Friday 8th April 2011

THE NEW York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced yesterday that 219 Capital Region businesses are reducing energy costs by nearly $4.5 million annually. The savings are as a result of the energy efficiency upgrades and sustainable building projects supported by NYSERDA during 2010.   

The energy savings—more than 48 ...

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London's Streets to be Paved with Green
London's Streets to be Paved with Green

Friday 8th April 2011

THE MAYOR of London has confirmed the continuation of key energy efficiency programmes supported by £116.5 million from the London Development Agency (LDA) and other organisations are to go ahead. As a result of accessing substantial levels of funding from a spread of funding sources (including private sector, London Green Fund ...

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Australian Climate Group Calls for Action
Australian Climate Group Calls for Action

Thursday 7th April 2011

CLIMATEWORKS Australia say the country’s failure to embrace energy efficiency projects, and setting a carbon price, is costing business and the whole economy. The climate think tank outlined over 50 practical ways for policies to be set that would help Australia to reach their five percent emissions reduction target by 2020. ClimateWorks ...

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Spain to Increase Energy Efficiency
Spain to Increase Energy Efficiency

Thursday 7th April 2011

YESTERDAY the Spanish government revealed an energy-efficiency plan to save nearly €11.48 billion ($16.4 billion) and reducing greenhouse-gas emissions by 36.4 million tons by 2020. Development Minister Jose Blanco presented the plan, stating that the aim is in part to cut Spain's dependence on foreign energy at this time of sky-high ...

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EBRD Warn of Insufficient Climate Action
EBRD Warn of Insufficient Climate Action

Wednesday 6th April 2011

THE EUROPEAN Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) report claims that insufficient support is holding back climate action across the former Soviet bloc countries and into central Asia. The joint Special Report on Climate Change “The Low-Carbon Transition”, by the EBRD and Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the ...

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First Green Lease for New York City
First Green Lease for New York City

Wednesday 6th April 2011

NEW YORK law firm WilmerHale, has signed a revolutionary green lease on office space with Silverstein Properties to share in the costs, and benefits, of energy-efficiency building upgrades. The lease for 210,000 square feet of office space over several floors at 7 World Trade Center lower Manhattan, saw New York mayor ...

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Nuclear Future for UK but Energy Efficiency takes Focus
Nuclear Future for UK but Energy Efficiency takes Focus

Tuesday 5th April 2011

BRITAIN, along with many other nations, have been looking to nuclear energy for future power generation, but after the Fukushima accident energy efficiency is taking centre stage. Last week Nick Clegg, the UK’s Deputy Prime Minister, raised concerns about a delay in future nuclear power plant development, telling reporters that new ...

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China Lead in Clean Energy Investments
China Lead in Clean Energy Investments

Tuesday 5th April 2011

CHINA leads the world in global clean energy investments, topping $54.4 billion in 2010, leaving the UK and US trailing, according to research from The Pew Charitable Trusts. Global clean energy finance and investment grew significantly in 2010 to $243 billion, a 30 percent increase from the previous year. China, Germany, ...

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