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Australia needs Carbon Price to Achieve Desired Energy Efficiency
Australia needs Carbon Price to Achieve Desired Energy Efficiency

Friday 8th October 2010

AUSTRALIA’S Federal Government commissioned a report which states that the country should increase its energy efficiency by 30 per cent over the next decade. The report by the Australian prime minister's taskforce was handed to the cabinet in July but is published today and states that the best way to achieve ...

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India gets new Energy Efficiency Finance Package
India gets new Energy Efficiency Finance Package

Friday 8th October 2010

INDIA has a new financial product aimed at driving investment into energy-efficiency projects performed by Indian energy saving businesses. With Indian energy demand expected to climb by 60 percent between 2003 and 2016, there is a significant need for energy saving solutions across India and this new arrangement will provide a ...

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Energy Efficiency Sweet Pill  saves Pfizer $2.6 million in 2009
Energy Efficiency Sweet Pill saves Pfizer $2.6 million in 2009

Thursday 7th October 2010

PHARMACEUTICAL giant Pfizer has announced that it saved on average $1.4 million annually by installing energy-efficient light fixtures, timers and occupancy sensors in just one of its facilities. Pfizer’s Kalamazoo, Michigan facility made the saving each year between 2004 and 2009, with savings last year alone totaling $2.6 million, according to ...

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Australian Commercial Property Energy Ratings Loom
Australian Commercial Property Energy Ratings Loom

Thursday 7th October 2010

AUSTRALIAN commercial building landlords are preparing themselves for November 1 and the start of the new disclosure requirements for up-to-date energy efficiency information on commercial buildings. Back in July we reported on these pages that the Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Bill was due to be passed by the Australian Parliament. The ...

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Energy Efficient Lighting Systems for Government Agencies
Energy Efficient Lighting Systems for Government Agencies

Wednesday 6th October 2010

AN ENERGY-EFFICIENT lighting system will be installed in the main offices of 35 government agencies as part of the Philippine government’s clean energy project. Philippines Energy Secretary Jose Rene D. Almendras revealed this week that the initiative will produce and expected annual savings of over US$500,000. According to Philippine Department of Energy’s ...

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Energy Legislation could hit Profits
Energy Legislation could hit Profits

Wednesday 6th October 2010

INDIAN industrial companies need to take serious energy efficiency measures if they do not wish to have their profits hit by proposed new energy conservation legislation. The Energy Conservation (Amendment) Bill 2010 looks set to kick-starting India's Perform, Achieve and Trade (PAT) scheme, which lays down efficiency targets for energy-intensive industries. The ...

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Namibia Looks to Strengthen Energy Efficiency of its Buildings
Namibia Looks to Strengthen Energy Efficiency of its Buildings

Tuesday 5th October 2010

THE NAMIBIA Energy Efficiency Programme (NEEP) held a workshop on Monday as part of their efforts to implement a much needed energy efficiency buildings strategy for the southern African republic. "Energy conservation is an unending and all encompassing effort that must be embraced and implemented by all sectors of the society," ...

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State Government Buildings to Save 25 per cent of Energy
State Government Buildings to Save 25 per cent of Energy

Tuesday 5th October 2010

PUNJAB state government buildings in northern India are looking forward to energy savings of between 20-25 per cent via efforts by the state’s energy efficiency agency. Having received a 5 star rating from the Indian Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) for its office building, The Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) is ...

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Property Developer Enjoys 23 Per Cent Energy Savings
Property Developer Enjoys 23 Per Cent Energy Savings

Monday 4th October 2010

AN ENERGY efficiency drive by a commercial property developer based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, has slashed their energy bill by 23 per cent. The Vancouver Sun reports on Jawl Properties and the results of an energy audit of their 14 commercial buildings in Victoria. The newspaper states that the ...

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Energy Audits Lead to Energy Savings
Energy Audits Lead to Energy Savings

Monday 4th October 2010

BRUNEI business leaders and decision makers have been learning how to save energy, money and the environment through energy audits and energy management. Brunei's Director of Electrical Services, Hj Jamain Hj Julaihi, highlighted during the Promotion of Energy Efficiency and Conservation seminar-workshop that energy audits on buildings identify areas where energy ...

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Report Highlights Importance of Energy Efficiency for the Future
Report Highlights Importance of Energy Efficiency for the Future

Friday 1st October 2010

DENMARK’S energy future lies in energy efficiency and renewables according to a report from the government’s climate commission. The report by the Klimakomissionen states that the ever increasing costs of fossil fuels and green house gas reduction actions, if combined with improved energy efficiency, makes the cost of the change “surprisingly ...

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U.S. Programme on Energy Awareness Starts
U.S. Programme on Energy Awareness Starts

Friday 1st October 2010

OCTOBER is Energy Awareness Month in the U.S., issues associated with energy conservation will be addressed to kick-start energy efficiency across the nation leading to financial and environmental savings. The 2010 Energy Awareness Month theme is POWERING AMERICA; We're On Target. The theme shows how, across the nation, Federal agencies continue ...

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Energy Efficiency can Power Latin America's Growth
Energy Efficiency can Power Latin America's Growth

Thursday 30th September 2010

At a major Forum in Mexico energy efficiency has been highlighted as Latin America’s new growth engine as the continent progresses with a 5-6 per cent expansion rate, as it recovers from global recession. The importance of energy efficiency was discussed at the Energy Efficiency and Access Forum held in Mexico ...

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Call for Binding EU Energy Efficiency Targets
Call for Binding EU Energy Efficiency Targets

Thursday 30th September 2010

The European Union is being enjoined to use 25 per cent less energy by 2020, in an action designed to escalate the debate on energy efficiency. Peter Liese, a German centre-right MEP, has produced a report calling on the European Commission to draft legislation for a mandatory 25 per cent energy-efficiency ...

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Office Buildings and Large Hospitals can cut Energy by 50%
Office Buildings and Large Hospitals can cut Energy by 50%

Wednesday 29th September 2010

U.S. COMMERCIAL buildings and large hospitals can cut their energy use by at least 50 per cent, saving millions, according to reports from the Department of Energy (DOE). Two technical reports published by the U.S. DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory recommend simple energy saving measures to produce much needed reduction in ...

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China to Keep up Energy Efficiency Measures
China to Keep up Energy Efficiency Measures

Wednesday 29th September 2010

CHINA has been criticised for their recent Iron Fist approach towards energy savings but they vow to continue, albeit by more conventional methods, during their next five year plan. China, is now the world’s biggest energy user and polluter despite their efforts during their current five year plan, which ends this ...

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CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme Needs Simplifying
CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme Needs Simplifying

Tuesday 28th September 2010

THE UK’s Committee on Climate Change has recommended that the UK government re-designs the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) energy efficiency scheme before the second phase, primarily to reduce its complexity. The mandatory CRC scheme was introduced in April this year to force UK businesses like banks, hotels, hospitals and schools ...

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Taiwanese Company Saves Over $47.5 Million on Energy Bills
Taiwanese Company Saves Over $47.5 Million on Energy Bills

Tuesday 28th September 2010

TAIWANESE company Chimei Innolux, a world-leading TFT-LCD products manufacturer, saved over $47.5 million on their electricity bills last year,and in so doing won a national corporate energy conservation award. Hsu Shu-fu, head of Chimei Innolux’s operations, said the company saved the money in its seven factory buildings: “It is by no means ...

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Debswana Diamonds Aim to Reduce Energy Consumption
Debswana Diamonds Aim to Reduce Energy Consumption

Monday 27th September 2010

DIAMOND mining giant, Debswana Diamond Company, is making long-term plans to reduce its total energy use and greenhouse gas emissions by at least 20 percent by the year 2020. Botswana based Debswana, the world's leading producer of diamonds by value, has a mission to mine and recover diamonds safely and ...

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15 Million Euro Energy Efficiency Grant for Lebanese SMEs
15 Million Euro Energy Efficiency Grant for Lebanese SMEs

Monday 27th September 2010

THE European Union has signed grant contracts worth €15 million with Lebanon to provide an energy efficiency financing initiative targeting SMEs wanting to invest in energy savings technologies. The European Union has signed grant contracts with Banque du Liban (BdL) and Kafalat for the implementation of an energy efficiency financing window ...

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Energy Efficiency is Top Priority for Indian Business Leaders
Energy Efficiency is Top Priority for Indian Business Leaders

Friday 24th September 2010

BUSINESS decision makers throughout India give a higher priority to energy efficiency in their buildings than those in any other major country, according to the Energy Efficiency Indicator (EEI) survey. This year's survey results provide a look at how business leaders in India are prioritising and investing in energy efficiency ...

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Proposed Energy Efficiency Addition to Renewable Energy Standard
Proposed Energy Efficiency Addition to Renewable Energy Standard

Thursday 23rd September 2010

ENERGY efficiency is to be integrated into the proposed U.S. bill to introduce a Renewable Electricity Standard (RES). The bipartisan bill is being proposed by head of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Democrat Jeff Bingaman and Republican Sam Brownback. Under the proposed RES, which is similar to last year’s American ...

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Ukraine get $130 Million for Energy Efficiency Projects
Ukraine get $130 Million for Energy Efficiency Projects

Thursday 23rd September 2010

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) are providing $130 million in loans to the Ukraine for financing energy efficiency projects. According to Anders Lund, Ukraine Energy Efficiency Program (UKEEP) Manager, the funds are being provided through Ukreximbank, Forum Bank and OTP Bank, with the average amount of loan expected ...

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A Quarter of a Million Jobs from Green Deal
A Quarter of a Million Jobs from Green Deal

Wednesday 22nd September 2010

THE UK government’s Green Deal to radically overhaul the energy efficiency of small businesses and homes could support a quarter of a million jobs over the next 20 years. The prediction was announced today by the UK Energy Secretary Chris Huhne in a press release by the Department of Energy and ...

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Global Savings of over $155 Billion from Energy Efficient Lighting
Global Savings of over $155 Billion from Energy Efficient Lighting

Wednesday 22nd September 2010

SAVINGS of over $155 billion could be made through changing to energy efficient lighting and automated intelligent lighting controls, such is the claim ahead of the Light Middle East expo. Eduardo Mataix, one of the exhibitors at the claimed: "Using energy efficient lighting in the Middle East and Africa could result ...

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