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$26 Trillion Cut in Energy Costs through Energy Efficiency
$26 Trillion Cut in Energy Costs through Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 7th December 2010

COP16, aims to cut $26 trillion energy costs by 2030, according to a new World Economic Forum report today, which was presented today at the Green Solutions Event at COP16, UN Climate Change Forum, in Cancun, Mexico.

 ‘The Energy Efficiency: Accelerating the Agenda’ report emphasises the urgency for energy efficiency to ...

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Construction Industry face huge low Carbon Challenge
Construction Industry face huge low Carbon Challenge

Tuesday 7th December 2010

THE UK construction industry faces the largest change since Victorian times if it is to meet the low carbon agenda, according to an industry report published today. The Innovation and Growth Team (IGT), which is drawn from the construction industry, was tasked by the UK government to consider how the construction ...

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Power Boost but Energy Efficiency still Focus for Visayas
Power Boost but Energy Efficiency still Focus for Visayas

Monday 6th December 2010

THE PHILIPPINES’ central islands area of Visayas are to have three new power plants to overcome a negative power reserve but energy efficiency still needs to be improved. Rey Maleza, supervisor of the Energy Industry Management Division of the Department of Energy (DOE) -Visayas Field Office, revealed yesterday that the three ...

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Hospitals Missing out on Savings from Energy Efficiency
Hospitals Missing out on Savings from Energy Efficiency

Monday 6th December 2010

A SURVEY of U.S. healthcare professionals finds a general recognition of the importance and benefits of energy efficiency, there is widespread undervaluing of the energy and cost savings available. The survey, conducted by the Corporate Realty, Design & Management Institute (CRDMI), looked at the responses to questions about implementation and benefits ...

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Billions Saved from Global Switch to Energy Efficient Lighting
Billions Saved from Global Switch to Energy Efficient Lighting

Friday 3rd December 2010

DURING the UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico, this week, the importance of energy efficient lighting to reduce energy demand, emissions and energy costs has been stressed. Using dramatic predictions on the savings to be made in various countries the point was made for businesses and governments to start saving ...

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Energy Efficiency means Bigger Profits
Energy Efficiency means Bigger Profits

Tuesday 30th November 2010

ENERGY efficiency will help Vietnamese firms become more profitable, experts revealed to business owners at a workshop. The Director of the Promotion of Energy Conservation in Small and Medium sized Enterprises (PECSME) project, Nguyen Dinh Hau, said that over the last five years it has been able to save 180,000 TOE ...

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First Wave of Australian Energy Efficiency Financing
First Wave of Australian Energy Efficiency Financing

Tuesday 30th November 2010

THE MELBOURNE City Council is one of six recipients of energy efficiency financing from the Australian Carbon Trust. Australian Federal Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Greg Combet, announced the signing of multi-million dollar financial agreements between the Trust and six major organisations. The Australia Carbon Trust was set up to encourage and promote energy efficiency ...

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£6 Billion Annual Cost of Poor Energy Efficiency in UK Businesses
£6 Billion Annual Cost of Poor Energy Efficiency in UK Businesses

Tuesday 30th November 2010

ACCORDING to the UK’s Environment Agency’s annual Greener Business Report poor energy efficiency is costing UK businesses over £6 billion a year. Notwithstanding this detail, the Environment Agency report that the UK’s industrial sector is showing an improvement in its environmental performance. Over 50 percent of UK industrial sites monitored by the ...

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Cancun: Mankind's Survival Threatened by Climate Change
Cancun: Mankind's Survival Threatened by Climate Change

Tuesday 30th November 2010

THE United Nations Climate Change Conference opened in Cancún, Mexico, yesterday with participants agreeing that climate change is threatening the survival of humans and action needs to be taken. The talks, running from November 29 to December 10, aim to search for solutions to the climate problem, with about 25,000 participants ...

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Chinese Provinces Fall Short on Energy Saving Targets
Chinese Provinces Fall Short on Energy Saving Targets

Friday 26th November 2010

According to an official statement issued this week by the China National Development and Reform Commission, in January to October this year four provinces made very poor progress in their efforts to meet energy saving targets. The provinces, namely Guangxi, Qinghai, Ningxia and Xinjiang, in question are all major producers of steel ...

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£1 Billion Energy Efficiency Savings Available to Public Sector
£1 Billion Energy Efficiency Savings Available to Public Sector

Friday 26th November 2010

THE UK’s Carbon Trust have revealed that the country’s public sector could save £1 billion and shed 46 million tonnes of CO2 a year by improving energy efficiency. The Carbon Trust, a UK government-backed advisory body, have determined several "immediate opportunities" for public organisations to save energy and reduce emissions including, ...

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Energy Efficiency Should Top the EU Agenda
Energy Efficiency Should Top the EU Agenda

Thursday 25th November 2010

ENERGY efficiency should be a key priority of Europe's energy strategy for 2011-2020, say MEPs in a resolution adopted today. Applying existing legislation in full, promoting energy projects and strengthening EU external energy policy are among the other priorities. The future strategy should also strive to achieve a single energy market, security ...

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Loan Deal Close for India's $16 Billion Energy Saving Market
Loan Deal Close for India's $16 Billion Energy Saving Market

Thursday 25th November 2010

A PILOT programme for financing energy-saving projects set up by Europe’s biggest bank, HSBC Holdings Plc, is near to completing it’s first loan deal into India’s $16 billion energy-saving market. Stuart Davis, chief executive officer of HSBC’s Indian operations, said in an interview in Mumbai with Bloomberg: “We’re optimistic that we can ...

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Save Energy, Costs and Emissions by Closing that Door
Save Energy, Costs and Emissions by Closing that Door

Wednesday 24th November 2010

NEW research proves that closing shop doors in winter saves up to 50% in energy usage and carbon emissions. Often shops and stores leave their main doors open to attract custom, but this open door policy is not environmentally friendly let alone costly. New research from Cambridge University in the UK proves ...

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EU Must Triple Emission Reduction Efforts
EU Must Triple Emission Reduction Efforts

Wednesday 24th November 2010

EUROPES leading role in climate change is being slowed by a lack of action and policy implementation, so report the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) International and analysts Ecofys in a report released today. A new tracking tool launched today reveals that only a third of the necessary action needed ...

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China's Latest Five-Year Plan
China's Latest Five-Year Plan

Tuesday 23rd November 2010

CHINA have revealed details of their latest five-year plan, 2011 to 2015, which will include targets to curb carbon emissions and energy use, according to Xinhua. In a statement released after Friday's Chinese national leadership team meeting on combating climate change, the government announced that it will include targets to curb ...

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Amended Bill Encourages Investment in Energy Efficiency
Amended Bill Encourages Investment in Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 23rd November 2010

The Singapore Government has given a tax incentive to energy-efficiency projects. Energy efficiency projects have now been included in the qualifying list of activities under Singapore’s Investment Allowance Scheme. Investment Allowance incentivises capital investments by providing companies an offset against their taxable incomes. Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry, S Iswaran, ...

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Energy Efficiency Workshops Focus on Cost Competitiveness
Energy Efficiency Workshops Focus on Cost Competitiveness

Monday 22nd November 2010

THE INDIAN Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) organised a Workshop on Enhancing Competitiveness through Energy Efficiency & Cost Competitiveness Urging the smaller businesses to work towards energy efficiency, the Indian Home Secretary, Ram Niwas, said that with the introduction of nuclear based power plants, ...

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Russia to spend $300 Billion on Energy Efficiency
Russia to spend $300 Billion on Energy Efficiency

Monday 22nd November 2010

THE Russian government has approved a $300 billion energy-efficiency program aimed at trimming the fat from old Soviet-era factories and buildings. This action signals a new effort to make the country more environmentally friendly, particularly needed when has been revealed that Russia wastes enough energy to power the French economy. Kevin James ...

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Call for Enforcement of Energy Conservation Law
Call for Enforcement of Energy Conservation Law

Friday 19th November 2010

A SENIOR Chinese legislator has stressed that their Energy Conservation Law must be strictly enforced as the country seeks to build an energy-saving and environmental-friendly society. Chen Zhili, vice chairwoman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, China's top legislature, made the comments after she headed a team of ...

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Kenya to Tackle Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
Kenya to Tackle Climate Change and Energy Efficiency

Friday 19th November 2010

THE KENYAN government has drafted a Bill to tackle climate change through energy efficiency investments and actions plus setting up carbon credit trading. The draft Climate Change Bill 2010 is intended to provide directions on how Kenya will lessen the effects and adapt to climate change. The proposals require that the ...

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CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme Consultation
CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme Consultation

Thursday 18th November 2010

UK ORGANISATIONS in both the private and public sector gave a cautious welcome to governmental proposals to simplify the UK’s energy efficiency Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) scheme. Many companies and organisations are still feeling stunned by the UK government's shock decision to retain any revenue it raises through the CRC, rather ...

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Energy Efficiency Programme for Pakistan's Industry
Energy Efficiency Programme for Pakistan's Industry

Wednesday 17th November 2010

PAKISTAN is suffering from the worst ever energy crisis that is adversely affecting almost all sectors of the economy, particularly the industrial sector. The problem has been getting progressively worse throughout the year, with these pages reporting earlier how Pakistan’s government has been enforcing earlier closing times for offices and factories ...

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Potential 30-50 Percent Energy Savings for China
Potential 30-50 Percent Energy Savings for China

Wednesday 17th November 2010

OFFICIAL news sources in China have revealed that the country has the potential to save 30 to 50 percent energy during the next 10 years. The financial savings and environmental impact would be substantial and also help the country to stay within its target for energy intensity set for the next ...

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Increasing Risks for Business from Energy Use
Increasing Risks for Business from Energy Use

Tuesday 16th November 2010

BUSINESS face increasing financial, legislative and reputational risks associated with energy use, so warns a new white paper commissioned by utility giant npower from the London School of Economics (LSE). Organisations need to put in place effective plans now to reduce their exposure to future risks, this is the key finding ...

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