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India Reveals Plans for a Sustainable Future
India Reveals Plans for a Sustainable Future

Thursday 20th January 2011

ACTION is being taken around Asia to deal with the expected massive increase in energy demand up to 2030, panelist heard at the four-day World Future Energy Summit. The Summit taking place in Abu Dhabi this week and a panel convened to discuss sustainable environment solutions around the world, with Indian ...

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EU Set for Crunch Energy Summit
EU Set for Crunch Energy Summit

Thursday 20th January 2011

Europe's lagging energy efficiency standards are emerging as a key issue ahead of a February meeting of European Union (EU) heads of state, EurActiv report. Apparently several German ministries are discussing the country's positioning on energy efficiency standards ahead of the summit, including the Ministries of Environment, Energy, Finance and Foreign ...

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Emergency Energy Saving Measures for South Korea
Emergency Energy Saving Measures for South Korea

Wednesday 19th January 2011

THE KOREAN government is implementing emergency energy-saving measures as demand for electricity skyrockets amid record-breaking cold weather. Following a Cabinet meeting at Cheong Wa Dae on Tuesday, the Korean government announced a series of measures which include limiting the interior temperature of energy-hungry big buildings and operating fewer subway trains. ...

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U.S. Energy Saving Industry Gains Momentum
U.S. Energy Saving Industry Gains Momentum

Wednesday 19th January 2011

AUTHOR Bracken Hendricks of the Center for American Progress thinks the momentum energy efficiency is experiencing in the U.S. is due to a change in the forces driving it forward. He feels that the desire for energy efficiency has changed from being driven primarily by public programmes to produce a robust ...

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China Considers Regional Emission Targets
China Considers Regional Emission Targets

Tuesday 18th January 2011

IN AN EFFORT to reach its carbon intensity reduction goal China is considering imposing regional emissions targets, according to a report from Reuters. The Chinese government aims to reduce its carbon intensity, the amount of CO2 produced per unit of gross domestic product, by 40-45 percent below 2005 levels by 2020. In ...

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Latin America and the Caribbean get Energy Efficiency Boost
Latin America and the Caribbean get Energy Efficiency Boost

Tuesday 18th January 2011

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support energy efficiency and renewable energy in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Memorandum is designed for the mitigation of climate change, one of the key priorities of the JICA in its ...

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Compulsory Energy Audits Considered for Maharashtra
Compulsory Energy Audits Considered for Maharashtra

Monday 17th January 2011

THE MAHARASHTRA government, in western India, is considering framing a specific policy making energy audits mandatory for commercial, government and semi-government buildings. A government official said that the aim is to ensure energy conservation: "With a view to reduce consumption of power and check its misuse, the government is contemplating to frame ...

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Nigeria Look to Energy Efficiency and Renewables
Nigeria Look to Energy Efficiency and Renewables

Monday 17th January 2011

A SCHEME aimed at cutting Nigeria’s carbon footprint through reducing energy use and implementing renewable energy sources has received the backing of the central government. The scheme entitled the Nigeria Clean Energy Access Programme (NCEAP), it will be promoted by the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Environment. Despite these efforts it ...

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Renewables Priority for Turkey
Renewables Priority for Turkey

Saturday 15th January 2011

RENEWABLE energy is a priority in terms of both legislation and culture, Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said at the 2nd National Energy Efficiency Forum, or NEEF, on Thursday. In light of recent renewable energy legislation, Yildiz confirmed that Turkey’s green energy ambitions are a top priority, but need further legislative ...

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Industrial Leaders Want Energy Saving Action
Industrial Leaders Want Energy Saving Action

Friday 14th January 2011

EUROPEAN industry chiefs said yesterday that Europe's leaders need to take a stand on power savings as the continent continues to miss reduction targets. Chief executives of companies, such as Whirlpool Europe, AB Electrolux Bosch and Siemens, are insisting that politicians do more to bring about binding energy savings targets. ...

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Chinese City Freezes for Energy Saving Target
Chinese City Freezes for Energy Saving Target

Thursday 13th January 2011

ALMOST 20,000 people were left in the cold when the central heating in Linzhou City, central China's Henan Province, was suspended last week, allegedly to save energy. Despite restoration of much of the heating, the city’s population may have to endure freezing weather for the rest of this winter after part ...

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Local Governments Turn to Energy Saving Industry
Local Governments Turn to Energy Saving Industry

Thursday 13th January 2011

HEAVILY strained governmental budgets have convinced state and local governments across the United States to adopt a new form of performance-based investments in energy efficiency offered by ESCOs. An ESCO, and energy services company, provides energy-efficiency-related and other value-added services often with performance contracting as a core part of its ...

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Small Businesses Missing out on Energy Savings
Small Businesses Missing out on Energy Savings

Wednesday 12th January 2011

SMALL businesses in the U.S. spend over $100 billion a year on energy costs yet know little about energy saving or the financial benefits it brings revealed a recent survey. A survey by students of Bentley University in the U.S. of small-business owners across New England in the north east United ...

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MIT Save Big through Energy Efficiencies
MIT Save Big through Energy Efficiencies

Wednesday 12th January 2011

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the U.S. is saving big on energy and hence money all through an ambitious project to reduce electricity use across its sprawling campus. MIT are collaborating with local utility company NSTAR and have exceeded their first-year energy savings goal of their Efficiency Forward programme ...

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Energy Efficiency Law back on After Re-write
Energy Efficiency Law back on After Re-write

Tuesday 11th January 2011

A KEY energy efficiency law is back in U.S. focus after a legislative fix four years after the original bill drew fire from the security industry professionals. U.S. President Barack Obama has signed a revised bill into law after lawmakers rewrote the provisions restricting security industry operations because of a blanket ...

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India to Set Industrial Energy Efficiency Targets
India to Set Industrial Energy Efficiency Targets

Tuesday 11th January 2011

INDIA will release energy efficiency targets for the first time covering industrial sectors in an effort to save 10 million tonnes of energy by 2013-14. The Indian Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) has prepared energy efficiency targets for 580 industrial units in eight industrial sectors - thermal power stations, steel, fertiliser, ...

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Utility Warn of Outages
Utility Warn of Outages

Monday 10th January 2011

SOUTH African power utility company Eskom placed the country on an electricity alert last week, they say they will work to prevent load-shedding but they also need businesses to do their part. At a briefing, Eskom’s chief executive, Brian Dames, said that heavy rains combined with an unplanned shutdown at ...

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Energy Efficiency a Financial Opportunity for Businesses
Energy Efficiency a Financial Opportunity for Businesses

Monday 10th January 2011

ANALYSIS by the UK’s Carbon Trust Advisory Services has confirmed that energy efficiency is a good financial opportunity for companies. The Trust are encouraging business leaders to take a fresh look at the opportunities in their businesses, and have produced an energy efficient paper, not as a 'how-to' guide on ...

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Municipalities to Cash In on Energy Saving
Municipalities to Cash In on Energy Saving

Friday 7th January 2011

NEW JERSEY'S municipalities are set to cash in on energy saving with the help of state grants and after benefitting from federal stimulus money. Tom Johnson reports in NJ Spotlight that the state’s local governments are facing another year of belt tightening, but many towns and counties are banking on cutting ...

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Scottish Universities Face £20 Million Carbon Bill
Scottish Universities Face £20 Million Carbon Bill

Friday 7th January 2011

SCOTTISH universities, currently facing major financial cuts, have been rocked by research that estimates that they face a new tax to cut carbon emissions of up to £20 million. The UK’s Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC) is to apply the tax to higher education institutions across Scotland between 2012 ...

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President Unhappy with Europe's Energy Efficiency Progress
President Unhappy with Europe's Energy Efficiency Progress

Thursday 6th January 2011

EUROPEAN Commission President José Manuel Barroso yesterday announced that he was disappointed by the European Union's (EU) lack of progress on energy efficiency. “While on the renewables we are making a lot of progress and it is now realistic to think that we are going to fulfill our 20 percent target ...

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Programme to Fund Energy Efficiency Upgrades
Programme to Fund Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Wednesday 5th January 2011

THE U.S. state of Missouri’s capital city, Jefferson City, claims to be the states first community to provide aid for businesses and residents to improve their energy efficiency. Jefferson City officials have formed a Clean Energy Development Board that will provide businesses and private property owners funding through municipal bonds for ...

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A Sustainable Energy Future for Bulgaria
A Sustainable Energy Future for Bulgaria

Wednesday 5th January 2011

IN BULGARIA an expert team from the Energy Efficiency Agency (EEA) has developed a draft National Energy Efficiency Strategy document and sent it to energy minister Traicho Traikov for approval. At the energy ministry a work group is to prepare the final version of the document. The strategy is based on ...

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Encouragement for Philippine Energy Efficiency
Encouragement for Philippine Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 4th January 2011

PHILIPPINES Senator Edgardo J. Angara has emphasised that the country needs to be more canny with regards to energy usage and consumption. He also stated the need for a better energy programme to benefit both the providers and the consumers. “Now that we’re facing a new year, it’s time for the government ...

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EU Energy Efficiency Funds Unclaimed
EU Energy Efficiency Funds Unclaimed

Tuesday 4th January 2011

THE EUROPEAN Union (EU) has energy efficiency grants from a reallocated fund worth €8 billion which are still unclaimed, so reports a top European Commission official. Marie Donnelly, director at the European Commission’s DG Energy told EuroActiv that the unclaimed funds are a concern to the EU as they are struggling ...

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