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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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Campaign for Energy Efficiency Displays in Commercial Buildings
Campaign for Energy Efficiency Displays in Commercial Buildings

Thursday 2nd September 2010

A CAMPAIGN in the UK that will require landlords to display energy certificates prominently in all non-domestic buildings is increasing its efforts to get the British Government to make it a legal requirement. The campaigners believe the UK will fail to meet the overall target the country has set of reducing ...

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Report Reveals Importance of Energy Efficiency to the Economy
Report Reveals Importance of Energy Efficiency to the Economy

Wednesday 1st September 2010

A NEW report released in the USA by the Centre for American Progress highlights the economic sense of focussing on energy efficiency as a way to create jobs, produce capacity in power supply and save money. The report features a top 10 list of US states that the authors believe are ...

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Businesses Becoming Aware of Importance of Energy Efficiency
Businesses Becoming Aware of Importance of Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 1st September 2010

INDUSTRY expert Paul Anderson claims that businesses and organisations around the world are becoming increasingly committed to sustainability issues. Anderson, programme director for infrastructure outsourcing at IT services and business consultancy firm Capgemini, stated that having a sustainability strategy in place has become "critical" for medium to large-scale organisations and companies. ...

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China and Japan Talk Energy Conservation
China and Japan Talk Energy Conservation

Tuesday 31st August 2010

CHINA and Japan pledged on Saturday to enhance dialogue and exchanges on energy conservation, climate change and environmental protection. The two countries, met in Beijing and agreed to make a combined effort to implement the Joint Statement on Climate Change between China and Japan. The two sides will conduct pragmatic cooperation in ...

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Energy Efficiency Vital for Public Sector with new Scheme
Energy Efficiency Vital for Public Sector with new Scheme

Tuesday 31st August 2010

The UK’s CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme, formerly known as the Carbon Reduction Commitment, requires businesses and organisations which are intensive energy users to register on the scheme by the end of September, then they will have to buy British government permits for the carbon emissions their operations produce. The Scheme will ...

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South Africa Needs Energy Efficiency
South Africa Needs Energy Efficiency

Thursday 26th August 2010

AN interesting article on allafrica.com highlights the importance of energy efficiency in South Africa (SA). The author of the piece, Siseko Njobeni, reckons SA will be caught out when their economy recovers and the demand for electricity increases, because currently the country seems to have put energy efficiency on the back ...

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School Saves Over $1.5 Million throughout Energy Efficiency
School Saves Over $1.5 Million throughout Energy Efficiency

Thursday 26th August 2010

THE Cambridge-Isanti School District in Minnesota,USA, have received an award for a 30 percent improvement in energy saving. During a school board meeting it was revealed that the school district joined the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) list of ENERGY STAR® Leaders, which is an elite group of organisations who have improved ...

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Ghana Saves $38 Million Through Energy Efficiency Programme
Ghana Saves $38 Million Through Energy Efficiency Programme

Wednesday 25th August 2010

GHANA has saved around $38 million in an energy conservation exercise which started in 2007. The programme, among other things, saw the replacement of incandescent bulbs with energy-saving ones throughout the country. The exercise resulted in the conservation of 124 mega-watts of energy. Victor Owusu, public affairs officer of the Energy ...

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China Struggling to Save Energy
China Struggling to Save Energy

Wednesday 25th August 2010

IN China’s east Zhejiang province, a coastal region which consumes a large amount of energy, the head of Shaoxing County Government, Sun Yunyao, has introduced a series of tough measures to reduce energy usage in the area. A letter of commitment by the Shaoxing County Government has been signed to shut ...

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Asian Energy Efficiency Conference
Asian Energy Efficiency Conference

Tuesday 24th August 2010

AN Energy Efficiency Conference will take place in Mumbai, India, from tomorrow. The conference will concentrate on energy management technologies and strategies, and industry trends in energy efficiency. The Echelon Corporation will provide best-practice case studies for implementing energy management systems at the conference. The rapid economic growth in Southeast Asia ...

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Airport Cuts Energy Usage for One Hour
Airport Cuts Energy Usage for One Hour

Tuesday 24th August 2010

TO PROVE what savings can be achieved the Allegheny County Airport Authority (ACAA) took part in a regional energy conservation test program, called PJM Demand Response, at their Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) last. The airport spokeswoman JoAnn Jenny said that this is an effort to “lighten the load” on the electric ...

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Businesses Urged to Use Energy Efficient Apparatus
Businesses Urged to Use Energy Efficient Apparatus

Monday 23rd August 2010

BUSINESSES have to look at environmental data more closely and consider their office equipment and consumer products to become more energy efficient, at least according to Euan Murray, the general manager of the UK's Carbon Trust Footprinting company. His suggestion is that companies should invest more money into energy saving apparatus ...

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Energy Saving Lighting Trial Returns 60% Saving
Energy Saving Lighting Trial Returns 60% Saving

Monday 23rd August 2010

LUDHIANA city, in Punjab India, have had a 60% saving on energy through a trial of energy-efficient lighting for their street lights. City officials have asked the Indian Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) to consult for the trial, by the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation. The city installed around 20 LED lights on a trial ...

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Farmers Get $6.5 Million in Energy Efficiency Stimulus
Farmers Get $6.5 Million in Energy Efficiency Stimulus

Friday 20th August 2010

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has made available $3,6m in loan guarantees plus $2,9m in grants to 61 Iowa farms in a bid to assist farmers and rural small businesses to make energy efficient improvements to their operations. The funding is available through the Rural Energy for America Program, enabling ...

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Well Done Canada, But Could Do Better
Well Done Canada, But Could Do Better

Friday 20th August 2010

THE CANADIAN Federal Government has received a B+ on a Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance 2009 National Energy Efficiency Report Card. The Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance (CEEA) released their 2009 National Energy Efficiency Report Card yesterday. Every two years the Report Card is released reporting on federal, provincial, and territorial governments and their energy efficiency performance. This ...

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Use of Energy Saving Technology Encouraged
Use of Energy Saving Technology Encouraged

Thursday 19th August 2010

ENERGY SAVING technology is to be incentivised in the UK after the government revealed that local councils are to be allowed to sell renewable energy to the National Grid. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has revealed that the ban on local authorities selling excess power from solar and ...

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Indian Parliament Boosts Energy Efficiency
Indian Parliament Boosts Energy Efficiency

Thursday 19th August 2010

THE INDIAN Parliament has passed the Energy Conservation (Amendment) Bill 2010 to provide a major boost to energy efficiency in the sub-continent. This Bill supplies the legal framework to kickstart the ‘Perform, Achieve and Trade’ (PAT) scheme, which sets out the energy efficiency improvement targets for larger energy-intensive industries and facilities ...

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