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€165 Million Energy Efficiency Financing for Slovakia
€165 Million Energy Efficiency Financing for Slovakia

Wednesday 26th January 2011

THE EUROPEAN BANK for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is adding a further €15 million loan to the €150 million previously in place to help private companies in Slovakia improve energy efficiency. The loan has been made to the UniCredit Bank Slovakia to finance sustainable energy projects under the bank’s Slovakia Sustainable ...

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Energy Saving Body Suffers Funding Cut
Energy Saving Body Suffers Funding Cut

Tuesday 25th January 2011

THE UK government has slashed by half its funding of the Energy Saving Trust (EST), the Guardian newspaper reports. The EST provides grants and advice to businesses, public entities and the public to aid them to reduce their energy use, costs and greenhouse gas emissions. The UK government has said that ...

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EU Commissioner has Ambitious Energy Efficiency Plans
EU Commissioner has Ambitious Energy Efficiency Plans

Tuesday 25th January 2011

EUROPEAN Union (EU) commissioner Gunther Oettinger has outlined an ambitious programme designed to boost the EU's energy role. Speaking today, the German official also said he was "confident" next week's summit of EU leaders will "send a clear signal to accelerate energy efficiency targets". Oettinger, who is responsible for energy policy, detailed ...

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Future Energy Predictions
Future Energy Predictions

Monday 24th January 2011

ACCORDING to a study by oil giant BP, energy consumption in developed countries in 2030 will be only slightly higher than today, while consumption in emerging markets will double. The BP Energy Outlook 2030 provides their projections for future energy trends, estimating that world primary energy consumption grew by 45 percent ...

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Vietnam Ripe for Energy Saving Industry
Vietnam Ripe for Energy Saving Industry

Monday 24th January 2011

IN VIETNAM power outages are becoming more frequent, so many enterprises are looking to use energy-saving technologies and products. Experts are hence predicting that the trend is set to strengthen the country’s energy saving businesses. Huynh Kim Tuoc, director of the Ho Chi Minh City Energy Conservation Center, said saving power helps ...

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ExxonMobil Predict Gloomy Future on CO2 Emissions
ExxonMobil Predict Gloomy Future on CO2 Emissions

Friday 21st January 2011

THE WORLD’S largest oil company, ExxonMobil, predicts global CO2 emissions to rise by nearly 25 percent in the next 20 years, according to the company's annual Outlook for Energy report. The report, due to be published in the next few weeks, makes the startling claim which in effect, states the UK’s ...

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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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