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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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U.S. DOE set up Expert Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee
U.S. DOE set up Expert Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee

Tuesday 16th November 2010

THE U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that they have established the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Advisory Committee (ERAC) made up of 19 experts with a range technical expertise. "We are fortunate to have such knowledgeable people volunteering their time and efforts to the Department's clean energy endeavors," said U.S. ...

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Energy Efficiency and Low Carbon to Benefit SMEs
Energy Efficiency and Low Carbon to Benefit SMEs

Monday 15th November 2010

THE CONFEDERATION of British Industry (CBI) is urging small to medium-sized businesses to act on green opportunities in their businesses through energy efficiency and low carbon products. The CBI and Lloyds Banking Group, issued a joint statement today calling for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to improve their energy efficiency and ...

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Increased Competitiveness Through Energy Efficiency
Increased Competitiveness Through Energy Efficiency

Monday 15th November 2010

ROMANIA can become more competitive as a nation by becoming more energy efficient and now have EU funding of €725 million to finance projects with up to 90 percent financing available. The eastern European country has started an operation entitled: “Increase of economic competitiveness”, which aims to increase the productivity of ...

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EPA Push Energy Efficiency to Cut Emissions
EPA Push Energy Efficiency to Cut Emissions

Friday 12th November 2010

THE U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have stated that energy efficiency is the best way to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to protect the environment. The EPA has advised U.S. State agencies to turn to the best available control technology (BACT) to find cost-effective ways to cut emissions under the ...

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London's Lights Left On
London's Lights Left On

Friday 12th November 2010

THE LONDON Assembly’s Environment Committee is starting an investigation into why lights are left on in London’s workplaces and shops and what can be done about it. Leaving lights on in empty or near empty buildings all through the night has an environmental and financial impact raising the question as to why ...

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Qatar Could be Centre for Energy Efficiency
Qatar Could be Centre for Energy Efficiency

Thursday 11th November 2010

ARAB Emirate State of Qatar could become a centre of energy efficiency and be a part of the solution to global warming, according to the first Doha Carbon Energy Forum. The thre-day forum called for greater global attention to energy efficiency, alternative energy and carbon capture and storage. The forum was ...

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U.S. Federal Agencies Focused on Energy Efficiency
U.S. Federal Agencies Focused on Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 10th November 2010

MOST U.S. federal government leaders who are responsible for purchasing believe that energy efficiency is important and the most effective way to combat future energy and environmental requirements. An independent survey of 201 U.S. government leaders asked participants to rate the importance of energy efficiency within their agencies, rate the agencies' ...

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Sustainability Addressed in Australian Fiscal Report
Sustainability Addressed in Australian Fiscal Report

Wednesday 10th November 2010

CLIMATE change is a major issue for Australia, so claim their recently elected government and they say they are determined to respond swiftly to move towards a low pollution, energy efficient future. Today saw the release of Australia’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook, promising action on sustainability. The Fiscal Outlook has been ...

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WEO-2010 Predicts Future Energy Patterns and Actions?
WEO-2010 Predicts Future Energy Patterns and Actions?

Tuesday 9th November 2010

THE International Energy Authority's (IEA) 2010 edition of the World Energy Outlook (WEO-2010) was released in London today. “The Copenhagen Accord and the agreement among G20 countries to phase out subsidies are important steps forward. But, these moves still fall a very long way short of what is required to set ...

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East African Energy Efficiency Vital
East African Energy Efficiency Vital

Tuesday 9th November 2010

ENERGY efficiency in East Africa is a case of more than just a monetary or environmental concern as using a scarce resource wisely benefits the whole nation. Only 37 per cent of East Africa's population are connected to the national grid, with 90 per cent relying on traditional sources of energy. East ...

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Diesel Shortage due to China's Energy Efficiency Measures
Diesel Shortage due to China's Energy Efficiency Measures

Monday 8th November 2010

POWER outages imposed on factories by authorities in China to meet their energy efficiency targets have led to diesel shortages in several cities as plants are forced to use generators. The China Daily reported that more than 2,000 privately owned petrol stations in southern China have shut down due to a ...

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