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Companies can save Billions Through Resource Efficiencies
Companies can save Billions Through Resource Efficiencies

Monday 14th March 2011

BRITISH businesses can save around £23 billion a year by improving the way they use energy amongst other things. The figures come from research published by the UK Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman and along with energy, water and waste management make up the potential savings. The research identifies these huge potential savings ...

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2010 Top 10 U.S. Cities for Energy Star Buildings
2010 Top 10 U.S. Cities for Energy Star Buildings

Monday 14th March 2011

THE U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) named the top 10 metro regions with the most energy-efficient buildings in 2010. Los Angeles came in at number one with 510 Energy Star rated buildings, well ahead of second place Washington who have 301, belying the long held view of LA as a smog ...

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Jamaica to get $15M Energy Efficiency Loan
Jamaica to get $15M Energy Efficiency Loan

Friday 11th March 2011

JAMAICA are set to benefit from a $15 million loan approved by the Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank to increase energy efficiency and security on the island. According to the World Bank , the loan will benefit Jamaica’s commercial, industrial and even residential energy consumers by developing detailed ...

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Singapore Targets Energy Efficiency
Singapore Targets Energy Efficiency

Friday 11th March 2011

IMPROVING energy efficiency is a key strategy for Singapore said Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, in a recent speech. Singapore achieved a decrease of 8 percent in energy intensity between 2005 to 2009, but Ibrahim added: “We will need to continue our efforts to meet our target, under ...

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Institutional Investment Vital to EU Roadmap
Institutional Investment Vital to EU Roadmap

Thursday 10th March 2011

THE EU needs to work with institutional investors to meet the 2050 targets in their energy efficiency roadmap published this week, the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) have stated. The IIGC feel it is vital for institutional to be considered to shape policies which would encourage the private investment ...

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$200M Investment Energy Efficiency Potential for Armenia
$200M Investment Energy Efficiency Potential for Armenia

Thursday 10th March 2011

THE IFC revealed in their report, “Energy Efficiency: A New Resource for Sustainable Growth” Armenia’s industrial sector could save 14.5 percent of energy costs through improving energy efficiency. IFC (International Finance Corporation) Regional Head for the Caucasus, Thomas Lubeck, revealed the extent of potential savings at the Energy Efficiency Expo 2011, ...

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Europe's "Roadmap" for more Energy Savings

Wednesday 9th March 2011

TO LIMIT spiralling energy costs and achieve its own target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, the European Commission said yesterday that the EU must invest heavily in energy efficiency. This opinion came from the unveiling of the Commission’s 'roadmap for moving to a competitive low-carbon economy in 2050'. The plan shows ...

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$15M Grants Available for Greening Illinois Firms
$15M Grants Available for Greening Illinois Firms

Wednesday 9th March 2011

THE ILLINOIS Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) announced this week that it is accepting applications for two grant programs designed to promote green industry and energy efficiency. The department expects to award up to $15 million in grant funds to the selected applicants. Both programs are run by the ...

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China Sets Example with Carbon Reduction Goals
China Sets Example with Carbon Reduction Goals

Tuesday 8th March 2011

CHINA seems to be setting the example and seems set deliver a ‘clean industrial revolution’ despite burgeoning expansion and a poor record on greenhouse gas emissions. A new report by The Climate Group commissioned by the HSBC Climate Change Centre of Excellence, says the Chinese government’s decision to put a ‘clean ...

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UK Public Buildings Struggle to Achieve Energy Efficiency
UK Public Buildings Struggle to Achieve Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 8th March 2011

UK GOVERMENT data has revealed that there are three times as many properties in the lowest energy efficiency category than in the top bands. The release of new figures highlight the immensity of the challenge facing the UK government in its plan to improve energy efficiency across the public sector, with ...

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Conflicts as China Pushes for Energy Efficiency
Conflicts as China Pushes for Energy Efficiency

Monday 7th March 2011

CHINA is the world’s second largest economy so their efforts to raise the country’s energy efficiency is important for their own and the worlds economy. They have so far managed to cut energy consumption per unit of GDP by 19.06 percent between 2006 and 2010 on the 2005 levels, however ...

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Asia's Energy Efficiency Industry to Grow by 421% by 2015
Asia's Energy Efficiency Industry to Grow by 421% by 2015

Monday 7th March 2011

RAPID economic growth in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region significantly increased energy demand, which has in turn lead to a greater focus on energy efficiency according to a new report. Pike Research’s report, “Energy Efficient Buildings:  Asia Pacific” analyses market issues and opportunities related to energy efficiency solutions for commercial buildings ...

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£550M Available in Green Loans to UK Businesses
£550M Available in Green Loans to UK Businesses

Friday 4th March 2011

UK BUSINESSES will be provided with funding of £550 million ($894.9 million) to help them invest in energy efficiency technology, it has been announced today (March 4). The UK’s Carbon Trust and the financial arm of Siemens Financial Services will provide companies with loans over the next three years, businesses ...

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Filipino Companies to Benefit from Energy Efficiency
Filipino Companies to Benefit from Energy Efficiency

Thursday 3rd March 2011

40 FILIPINO companies in the Davao City region have made a commitment to practice energy efficiency and energy management systems after attending a national workshop on energy efficiency. Jesus C. Anunciacion, the assistant director for Philippines Energy Efficiency and Conservation Division, said that the companies who made the commitment during the ...

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Battle Awaits over Binding Energy Efficiency Targets
Battle Awaits over Binding Energy Efficiency Targets

Thursday 3rd March 2011

JO LEINEN, chair of the European Parliament's environment committee, warned the European Union (EU) executive that it will have a fight over binding energy-efficiency targets. Leinen told EurActiv: "The Parliament will strongly lobby for a binding target. We can criticise the executive of the EU and at the very end we ...

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Increasing Energy Prices Prioritise Efficiency for Businesses
Increasing Energy Prices Prioritise Efficiency for Businesses

Wednesday 2nd March 2011

HIGHER fuel costs are pushing energy efficiency up the agenda for British businesses but fear that action will be too expensive in the short term according to a new survey. Energy advisors energyrethinking today released the results of the survey they commissioned in association with the Institute of Directors (IoD). Over ...

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A Mandatory Energy Efficiency Scheme for South Africa?
A Mandatory Energy Efficiency Scheme for South Africa?

Wednesday 2nd March 2011

SOUTH AFRICA’S state-owned power company Eskom said yesterday that it wants the government to set a mandatory energy efficiency scheme as a safety net. We revealed recently that Eskom expects there to be further difficulties for South Africa as they try to rank up their generating capacity, which is currently struggling ...

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$27 Million for Alberta's Energy Efficiency Projects
$27 Million for Alberta's Energy Efficiency Projects

Tuesday 1st March 2011

$27.2 MILLION Canadian Dollars will be split amongst six companies in Alberta, Canada, as provisional funding to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions through energy efficiency. The Canadian Climate Change and Emissions Management Corp. (CCEMC) Chairman Eric Newell revealed in a statement: "Supporting industry's efforts to improve energy efficiency is key to ...

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Businesses Missing out on Green Economy
Businesses Missing out on Green Economy

Tuesday 1st March 2011

THE UK’s Carbon Trust is warning that companies in the countries south west region are missing out on the opportunities from the green economy. At the launch of the Trust’s Green Growth campaign they highlighted that the green economy will grow by 25 percent over the next four years to £112 ...

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Obama Announces Incentives for Energy Efficiency
Obama Announces Incentives for Energy Efficiency

Monday 28th February 2011

U.S. PRESIDENT Barack Obama has outlined a plan to offer incentives to commercial buildings that implement energy efficiency measures. Obama’s “Better Buildings Initiative” announced recently aims to boost energy efficiency by 20 percent in commercial type buildings, including schools, universities, offices, stores, municipal facilities along with commercial buildings. Obama made the announcement ...

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Portuguese Progress in Energy Efficiency Programme
Portuguese Progress in Energy Efficiency Programme

Monday 28th February 2011

PORTUGAL has reached about one-third of its target to improve national energy efficiency by 10 percent by 2015. Portuguese State Secretary for Energy Carlos Zorrinho announced the progress stating that the Portuguese National Action Programme for Energy Efficiency (PNAEE), launched in 2008, met 25 percent of its energy-saving target by June ...

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EIB Increase Investment in Climate Projects
EIB Increase Investment in Climate Projects

Thursday 24th February 2011

THE EUROPEAN Investment Bank (EIB) revealed this week that its 2010 climate-related projects financing totaled €19 billion, a rise from €16 billion in 2009. Climate-related project lending makes up 30 percent of the Bank’s total 2010 investment, supporting over 460 large-scale projects. The EIB dedicated over €8 billion for energy efficiency and ...

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Energy Saving should be at the Heart of Business
Energy Saving should be at the Heart of Business

Thursday 24th February 2011

ENERGY saving products and services should be at the heart of any business philosophy, claims one sustainability expert. UK’s Carbon Trust managing director, Hugh Jones, told the Daily Telegraph that ignoring environmental concerns disregards customer demand along with upcoming legislation and what competitors are already doing. Despite this opportunity, research by the ...

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UN Calls for 2% GDP Investment in Green Economy
UN Calls for 2% GDP Investment in Green Economy

Wednesday 23rd February 2011

INVESTING two percent of global GDP into ten key sectors can kick-start a transition towards a low carbon, resource efficient Green Economy a new report launched this week states. The report, ‘Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication’, says that investing 2% of worldwide GDP, which about ...

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Energy Efficiency Key to 40 years of Energy Savings
Energy Efficiency Key to 40 years of Energy Savings

Wednesday 23rd February 2011

THE largest energy savings in Europe over the next 40 years will result from energy efficiency, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) report. In its opinion the EESC reckon 80 percent emission cuts can be achieved by the 2050. The study was called for by the European Commission which will ...

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