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Japan May Review Emissions Reduction Target
Japan May Review Emissions Reduction Target

Monday 4th April 2011

JAPAN has mooted that it will review its carbon emission reduction goals after the nuclear disaster highlighted the radiation risk of nuclear energy as a low-carbon energy source. Yukio Edano, Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary, said the country’s carbon emission reduction targets were likely to be reviewed after the earthquake, the resulting ...

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Calls for Change in New Zealand's Energy Efficiency Strategy
Calls for Change in New Zealand's Energy Efficiency Strategy

Monday 4th April 2011

ENVIRONMENT and Conservation Organisations (ECO) called today for the New Zealand Government to urgently revise their Energy Strategy and address decarbonising the country’s energy production and use. The ECO was responding after the release by New Zealand’s Coal Action Network of the government’s almost complete Energy Strategy and National Energy Efficiency ...

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Nations face Climate Change Challenge in Bangkok
Nations face Climate Change Challenge in Bangkok

Friday 1st April 2011

THE FIRST round of the UN climate change negotiations since the Cancun summit in December are being held in Bangkok next week, to work on the plans agreed at Cancun. The Bangkok meeting will build on the Cancun agreements and work towards establishing a new global climate change regime, complementing or ...

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Filipino Government Offices Ordered to make Energy Savings
Filipino Government Offices Ordered to make Energy Savings

Friday 1st April 2011

THE Philippine’s Department of Energy (DOE) is to implement two administrative orders that mandate a 10 percent reduction in monthly electricity consumption in all government agencies and facilities. The DOE statement revealed: “The current global energy situation makes it more imperative for government to lead in managing energy use to demonstrate ...

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U.S. Architects Reiterate Top Five Energy Efficiency Proposals
U.S. Architects Reiterate Top Five Energy Efficiency Proposals

Thursday 31st March 2011

THE AMERICAN Institute of Architects (AIA) reacted yesterday to President Obama’s proposals for increasing the nation’s energy security by reiterating its top five energy conservation legislative priorities. AIA President Clark Manus said in a press release: "Architects make design decisions every day that have significant impact on the energy that buildings ...

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Energy Efficiency Presents Russia with Businesses Opportunities
Energy Efficiency Presents Russia with Businesses Opportunities

Wednesday 30th March 2011

THE RUSSIAN government’s enthusiasm for energy efficiency is opening up opportunities for businesses to save money on reduced energy costs and for new start up energy saving businesses. Leonid Sorokin, general director of Honeywell Russia, told The Moscow Times. “It’s just starting, but it is going to be big.” The Moscow Times ...

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Car Dealers can Enjoy Substantial Savings through Energy Efficiency
Car Dealers can Enjoy Substantial Savings through Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 29th March 2011

UK CAR dealers could make substantial savings through implementing energy efficiency behaviour and technologies, according to the UK’s Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). New research into dealer energy efficiency revealed that the average car dealership could save as much as £10,000 a year by cutting its energy use. The ...

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Indian Industry Energy Efficiency Scheme Launches April 1
Indian Industry Energy Efficiency Scheme Launches April 1

Tuesday 29th March 2011

INDUSTRIES across India are gearing themselves up for the launch on April 1 of the PAT scheme (perform, achieve and trade) which aims to improve their energy efficiency. Energy intensive industries across eight sectors with energy consumption more than the specified limit have been notified under the Energy Conservation Act, and ...

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China sets Higher Energy and Emission Targets
China sets Higher Energy and Emission Targets

Monday 28th March 2011

CHINA is making more drastic reductions in energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions than previously planned, in order to sustain its economic growth at lower environmental cost. According to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) the compulsory targets will now require an 18 percent reduction of energy consumption ...

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New Zealand needs Mandatory Building Energy Scheme
New Zealand needs Mandatory Building Energy Scheme

Monday 28th March 2011

ROB MURRAY-LEACH, Australian Energy Efficiency Council chief executive officer, advised New Zealand (NZ) that they should adopt a mandatory building energy rating scheme similar to Australia’s. NZResources reports that Murray-Leach, said he understands that NZ and Australian commercial building sectors are different but he believes the economic case for mandatory building ...

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"Use 60 minutes of darkness to help the world see the light," urges Ban Ki-moon

Friday 25th March 2011

UN SECRETARY General Ban Ki-moon leads a host of world and civic leaders supporting Earth Hour 2011 as a powerful symbol of a shared wish for a sustainable and secure future. “All over the world individuals, communities, businesses and governments are creating new examples for our common future – new visions ...

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Cape Town Hopes to Beat Blackouts
Cape Town Hopes to Beat Blackouts

Friday 25th March 2011

SOUTH Africa is facing blackouts over the winter (June to August) as electricity usage peaks leading to the City of Cape Town pushing for a 25-40 percent energy consumption reduction. The Independent Online reports that on Wednesday the city launched an energy-saving campaign, as South Africa’s state utility, Eskom, wants major ...

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Further European Energy Efficiency Funding
Further European Energy Efficiency Funding

Thursday 24th March 2011

THE EUROPEAN Commission (EC) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have pledged to invest around €220 million in a new energy efficiency fund. The fund is part of the proposed European Union's European Energy Efficiency Facility (EEE-F), which is due to set up by the end of this month. The Council of ...

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Failing to Improve Energy Efficiency makes no Business Sense
Failing to Improve Energy Efficiency makes no Business Sense

Thursday 24th March 2011

DAVID Powell, climate campaigner at Friends of the Earth believes that failing to implement energy efficiency does not make any business sense. Although commenting on the situation in the UK, what he stated applies globally and to most, if not all, national governments. Powell argued that as energy prices continue to rise, ...

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Consumers Mistrust Businesses Green Claims
Consumers Mistrust Businesses Green Claims

Wednesday 23rd March 2011

BUSINESSES risk facing a costly backlash due to consumer mistrust of firms’ claims of action on climate change and energy efficiency. The results of a new research commissioned by the UK’s Carbon Trust and supported by global brand analysis, from BrandZ.

The research revealed that 90 percent of the public want firms ...

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Ohio Municipality to Improve Energy Efficiency
Ohio Municipality to Improve Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 23rd March 2011

THE small U.S. city of Oregon, a suburb of Toledo in Ohio, is looking to improve the energy efficiency of its city buildings, including the sprawling municipal complex. The aptly named Toledo Blade newspaper reports that the Oregon City Council unanimously agreed to enter a memorandum of understanding with the Toledo-Lucas ...

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Extreme Weather Experience leads to Energy Efficiency Action
Extreme Weather Experience leads to Energy Efficiency Action

Tuesday 22nd March 2011

EXPERIENCING extreme weather events increases concern about climate change and a willingness to take energy saving actions a new study reveal. The study by the UK’s Cardiff and Nottingham Universities, published in the first edition of Nature Climate Change, found that people are more prepared to take energy efficiency action to ...

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Earth Hour 8:30 Saturday - Energy Efficiency in Focus
Earth Hour 8:30 Saturday - Energy Efficiency in Focus

Tuesday 22nd March 2011

8:30pm SATURDAY, March 26, is this years Earth Hour when businesses, governments, individuals and communities turn out their lights for one hour to highlight sustainability and energy efficiency. The event began in Sydney in 2007, when 2 million people switched off their lights. By 2010, Earth Hour had created history as ...

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Mandatory Energy Efficiency for Commercial Buildings Considered
Mandatory Energy Efficiency for Commercial Buildings Considered

Monday 21st March 2011

WITH THE Indian State of Tamil Nadu’s power demand is more than 11,000 mega watts (MW), the Tamil Nadu Electrical Inspectorate (TNEI) is considering mandatory  energy efficiency for commercial buildings. The Indian Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC), launched in 2007, lists the energy performance requirements for commercial buildings with an ...

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Japan Forced to Save Energy in Disaster
Japan Forced to Save Energy in Disaster

Friday 18th March 2011

JAPAN has had its focus firmly set on energy efficiency since being hit so tragically by the earthquake and ensuing tsunami a week ago. With the continuing problems at the Fukushima Power Plant and the catastrophic destruction of infrastructure, a nation that once used energy freely is suffering from blackouts and ...

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EBRD Support Sutainable Energy Future for Turkey
EBRD Support Sutainable Energy Future for Turkey

Thursday 17th March 2011

THE EUROPEAN Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) are supporting the development of a more sustainable economy and future for Turkey. The EBRD is strengthening its support for Turkey’s efforts to reduce its energy intensity and promote energy efficiency investments with the launch of a Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) for ...

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Taiwan's Success in Exceeding Energy Efficiency Target
Taiwan's Success in Exceeding Energy Efficiency Target

Wednesday 16th March 2011

TAIWAN’S government set a target to gradually turn the nation into a low-carbon community and that goal has been boosted by a 4 percent energy efficiency increase in 2010. This success, doubling the targeted 2 percent improvement, was announced by Taiwan’s Bureau of Energy (BOE) under the Ministry of Economic ...

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Energy Efficiency more than a Wise Business Decision
Energy Efficiency more than a Wise Business Decision

Wednesday 16th March 2011

THE call for energy efficiency and conservation not only benefits business financially but also has advantages for this and future generations. This is the message that the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) Mindanao wanted the business people of the island to understand in its promoting of energy efficiency. Approximately, Php 60 ...

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Survey Reveals Importance of Energy Efficiency to Businesses
Survey Reveals Importance of Energy Efficiency to Businesses

Tuesday 15th March 2011

IN A GLOBAL executive study on energy efficiency half of executives stated it has improved their organisation’s bottom line and will play a more important role in the future. Ingersoll-Rand plc together with the Economist Intelligence Unit announced yesterday the results of the global C-level executive study on energy efficiency and ...

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First Choice for Energy Resource is Energy Efficiency
First Choice for Energy Resource is Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 15th March 2011

THE UN Foundation said recently that governments should exploit energy efficiency as their energy resource of first choice. Referring to this comment U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said at an Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference on green buildings that energy could be the definitive challenge of our time, as ...

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