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U.S. Federal Agencies Submit Plans to Improve Energy Efficiency
U.S. Federal Agencies Submit Plans to Improve Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 21st September 2010

U.S. FEDERAL agencies have revealed their plans for meeting the U.S. President’s call to improve energy efficiency and environmental performance, reducing green house gases emissions by 28% by 2020. The 2009 Executive Order issued by the American President Barack Obama requested the 56 federal agencies to devise environmental plans enabling them ...

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EDRD Provide Energy Efficiency Funding to Macedonia
EDRD Provide Energy Efficiency Funding to Macedonia

Monday 20th September 2010

AS part of their ongoing sustainability programme the EBRD is funding energy efficiency improvements at one of Macedonia’s largest meat processing companies with a 1.3 million euro loan. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will support MIK Sveti Nikole meat processing company with the loan to finance energy efficiency ...

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UK Government Plans Energy Efficiency Fund for SMEs
UK Government Plans Energy Efficiency Fund for SMEs

Monday 20th September 2010

A RADICAL multi-billion pound fund is planned by the UK Government to finance energy efficiency improvements for over four million small to medium UK businesses. The UK government is approaching banks as well as energy providers about how to administer the proposed programme. Managing director of British Gas Business (BGB), Kanat Emiroglu, ...

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Energy Efficiency may not be Improved by Smart Meters
Energy Efficiency may not be Improved by Smart Meters

Friday 17th September 2010

SMART meters may not deliver the hoped-for energy efficiency, such are the conclusions of a new study but the research highlights the importance of the need for energy use feedback to the consumer. The paper by Sarah Darby of the University of Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute published in the journal Building ...

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China Set to Miss Energy Saving Target
China Set to Miss Energy Saving Target

Friday 17th September 2010

CHINA’S energy efficiency programme may have been set back several years according to a senior Chinese official, with this years reduction in energy intensity unlikely to be achieved. China’s efforts to revive its economy on the back of the global slump is being blamed for the set back. The booming economy ...

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€9 Million Energy Efficiency Grant Produces €70 Million Savings
€9 Million Energy Efficiency Grant Produces €70 Million Savings

Thursday 16th September 2010

IRISH Minister Eamon Ryan announced on Tuesday that €9 million will be made available in grants to 43 companies to reduce their energy bills by €70 million. The Minster for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources for the Irish government made the announcement at the Mansion House in Dublin, who happen to ...

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Houston's Green Office Challenge
Houston's Green Office Challenge

Thursday 16th September 2010

THE Texan city of Houston in the U.S. yesterday announced their Green Office Challenge, an initiative to get city offices to save energy with the added incentive of low-interest energy-efficiency loans. Houston Mayor Annise Parker stated: "We're probably the most over-air-conditioned city in the world...There's a lot of opportunity to ...

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10 Week Analysis Highlights $350 Million Energy Savings
10 Week Analysis Highlights $350 Million Energy Savings

Wednesday 15th September 2010

A STAGGERING $350 million savings from energy efficiency was identified by just 51 MBA students on summer fellowship programmes at U.S. Fortune 1000 companies. The complete figures are impressive, alongside $350 million in net operating savings over considered project lifetimes there were also reductions of 400,000 metric tons of annual greenhouse ...

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Binding Energy Efficiency Target Can Save EU €78 Billion Annually
Binding Energy Efficiency Target Can Save EU €78 Billion Annually

Wednesday 15th September 2010

A EUROPEAN Union goal to increase energy efficiency by 2020 should become binding to help Europe save €78 billion a year while reducing its energy dependence. This is the recommendation of a new study released on Wednesday commissioned by the Brussels-based think tank European Climate Foundation and the Regulatory Assistance Project. In ...

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Dublin's Energy Efficient Building Reveals Future
Dublin's Energy Efficient Building Reveals Future

Tuesday 14th September 2010

A NEW office block unveiled in Dublin yesterday is one of the most energy efficient buildings in Ireland producing substantial financial savings for tenants. Chartered Land Grand Canal Square office development in Dublin’s South Docklands, uses 60 per cent less energy than a more traditional structure, which will save tenants €200,000 ...

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India Sign $11.3 million Energy Efficiency Deal
India Sign $11.3 million Energy Efficiency Deal

Tuesday 14th September 2010

INDIA has signed a tripartite deal with the World Bank and the Small Industries Development Bank of India to promote energy efficiency in micro, small and medium enterprises. The project, expected to be completed by December 31, 2014, and signed by the Indian Finance Ministry is proposed to be implemented ...

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"Energy Efficiency Should be a No-Brainer for Businesses" the FT

Monday 13th September 2010

“Energy efficiency should be a no-brainer for businesses. Companies can immediately save money, often at little or no upfront cost” so reports the Financial Times. In the article by the FT’s Environment Correspondent Fiona Harvey she gathers the evidence that businesses should act on energy efficiency for their current good and ...

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Kenya Save Over $300 Million Through Energy Efficiencies
Kenya Save Over $300 Million Through Energy Efficiencies

Monday 13th September 2010

THE Kenyan economy achieved national energy savings of over $300 million last year due to embracing energy efficiency, according to a new report. The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) revealed that the savings from energy efficiency started when electricity was being rationed after oil products prices had ...

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Beijing Wields Energy Saving Iron-Fist over Anping Action
Beijing Wields Energy Saving Iron-Fist over Anping Action

Friday 10th September 2010

CHINA’S industrial heartland has been thrown into chaos after Beijing use their promised 'iron-fist' to impose energy and carbon emission cuts.

 As we reported earlier this week the local government in Anping region cut power to hospitals, schools, homes and other public facilities, even switching off traffic lights, all in a ...

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Are You Ready for Energy Awareness Month?
Are You Ready for Energy Awareness Month?

Friday 10th September 2010

OCTOBER is Energy Awareness Month in the U.S., created in 1991 by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to promote energy awareness and energy savings. More and more corporations, institutions, and governmental agencies are participating in the scheme by launching their own internal programmes.
 
Energy awareness programmes provide many benefits. Being aware ...

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$300 Million Energy Saving for Ghana
$300 Million Energy Saving for Ghana

Thursday 9th September 2010

GHANA has been able to save nearly $300million, following a vigorous national energy saving campaign. According to Ghana’s Energy Foundation the energy saving campaign has resulted in the reduction of electricity consumption by 125 megawatts, equivalent to $300million in power generation costs. At the launch of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Month, ...

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Growing Awareness from Ramadan Energy Saving Campaign
Growing Awareness from Ramadan Energy Saving Campaign

Thursday 9th September 2010

THE Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has, for the fifth year, completed its “To Guide is to Care” energy and water conservation campaign, during Ramadan. The campaign is a grassroots educational scheme raising awareness of the importance of conservation. The month-long campaign involved a series of workshops, knowledge exchange sessions and ...

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Budget Cuts and Energy Efficiency Money Diversion
Budget Cuts and Energy Efficiency Money Diversion

Wednesday 8th September 2010

IN AN era when governments, nationally and regionally, are busy promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy due to it obvious financial and environmental impact, it is surprising to hear that one of the more environmentally aware states in the US could be at the center of controversy over energy efficiency ...

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HSBC Report Reveals Very Bright Future for Energy Saving Industry
HSBC Report Reveals Very Bright Future for Energy Saving Industry

Tuesday 7th September 2010

HSBC Bank’s "Sizing the climate economy" report, released on Monday, suggest a bright future for energy efficiency and related industries, with a possible tripling in value. The report claims that the world's low-carbon energy market is likely to treble by 2020 and that rising concerns about resource scarcity would support broad ...

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Energy Saving Needed to Prevent Blackouts in Pakistan
Energy Saving Needed to Prevent Blackouts in Pakistan

Tuesday 7th September 2010

PAKISTAN has been in the news due to the horrendous flooding that the country and its people have suffered. This disaster has pushed into the background Pakistan’s ongoing energy crisis, which can only be exasperated by the floods. Now the Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO) is carrying 5 to 6 hours ...

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Thailand and Singapore Green Building Awareness
Thailand and Singapore Green Building Awareness

Monday 6th September 2010

THAILAND’S businesses and corporations are becoming increasing aware of climate change and stricter environmental regulations which is accelerating promotion of green buildings by governments and businesses alike, so states Dr Atch Sreshthaputra, a board member of the Thai Green Building Institute. Many companies now wish to publicise their green credentials as ...

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Chinese County uses Blackouts to Achieve Energy Saving Goal
Chinese County uses Blackouts to Achieve Energy Saving Goal

Monday 6th September 2010

IN ANPING county, Hebei province in North China, hospitals, schools, residents and even traffic lights have had their power cut or disrupted for almost 10 days in an effort to reduce energy. In the past throughout China energy demand has often outstripped supply, leading to outages, but these latest outages in ...

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Unspent Millions Available for Energy Efficiency Projects
Unspent Millions Available for Energy Efficiency Projects

Friday 3rd September 2010

PLANS for energy efficiency of across the European Union (EU) could benefit from €115 million in unspent EU funds. In 2009 The European Energy Recovery programme (EERP) was launched with the aim of encouraging economic recovery through support for cross-border electricity and gas inter-connectors, offshore wind parks, and carbon capture and ...

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Australian Building Energy Efficiency Law Imminent
Australian Building Energy Efficiency Law Imminent

Friday 3rd September 2010

FROM 1 November in Australia many sellers and lessors of office space of 2,000 square meters or more will have to obtain and make available an up-to-date energy efficiency rating for their space, if they fail to fulfill this requirement they will face significant penalties along with the wrong kind ...

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EU Drafting new Energy Efficiency Plan
EU Drafting new Energy Efficiency Plan

Thursday 2nd September 2010

THE European Union (EU) is drafting a new energy efficiency action plan to make good on its pledge to combat climate change and reduce its dependency on imported oil and gas. The revised action plan will try to reinforce the EU's efforts on energy efficiency to help it to reach its goal ...

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