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Mayors Gather to Act on Energy Efficiency
Mayors Gather to Act on Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 18th August 2010

THE U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), an official nonpartisan organisation of cities with populations of 30,000 or more, hosted a one-day meeting in San Francisco to discuss how cities in the U.S. State of California are using federal stimulus dollars to make their local communities energy efficient while also creating ...

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U.S. Study Reveals Americans Unsure on Energy Saving
U.S. Study Reveals Americans Unsure on Energy Saving

Wednesday 18th August 2010

A STUDY by Columbia University in the U.S. reveals that many Americans maybe in the dark regarding efficient ways to save electricity. In the survey researchers found the majority believe that they can make real energy savings with small changes in habits, but underestimating the massive energy saving available through changing ...

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The More Power You Save, the More Money You will Save
The More Power You Save, the More Money You will Save

Tuesday 17th August 2010

TAIPOWER, a Taiwan power company, reported at the weekend that a power-saving drive they launched for July proved very successful, in terms of cutting energy consumption and reducing emissions of CO2. The energy saving initiative was launched in response to a Taiwanese government call for energy saving and carbon reduction. The ...

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Russia Struggle to Become Energy Efficient
Russia Struggle to Become Energy Efficient

Tuesday 17th August 2010

RESIDENTS of the Veshnyaki neighborhood in southeast Moscow were in for a surprise last month when the radiators in their apartments started heating at full blast while it was nearly 40 degrees Celsius outside. No problem, district authorities told reporters, we’re just checking the system. These and other problems with the way ...

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US Energy Efficiency Money Still to be Spent
US Energy Efficiency Money Still to be Spent

Monday 16th August 2010

A US government audit released on Friday reveled that most of a pot of money authorised for an energy efficiency program in last year's stimulus plan has remained untouched. The Energy Department's inspector general’s report reported that only 8.4 percent of $3.2 billion planned to help state and local governments become ...

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Energy Saving Power Cuts Closes Factories
Energy Saving Power Cuts Closes Factories

Monday 16th August 2010

EAST China’s Anhui province has suspended electricity supply to factories and enterprises in the region due to a failure to meet the energy conservation and emission reduction goal set by the provincial government. Many of the factories being closed down are in industries that require high-energy consumption but could still find ...

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Cagayan Valley Focus on Energy Conservation
Cagayan Valley Focus on Energy Conservation

Friday 13th August 2010

THE Philippine government will be focusing efforts on conducting an energy conservation program in Cagayan Valley, a region in the north east of the country. Philippine Information Agency (PIA) staff director for special projects Emelyn Libunao, said the Philippine’s Department of Energy (DoE), in coordination with local government, power cooperatives and ...

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Businesses Told they can Save Money Through Energy Saving
Businesses Told they can Save Money Through Energy Saving

Friday 13th August 2010

AUSTRALIAN and New Zealand business leaders reckon they could cut carbon emissions by at least 15 per cent respectively and save money. A report from the Australia-New Zealand Climate Change and Business Conference reckons efforts taken across power, building, industry, forestry, agriculture and transport sectors can lower emissions to the benefit ...

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US Industry Propose GHG and Energy Efficiency Policy
US Industry Propose GHG and Energy Efficiency Policy

Thursday 12th August 2010

THE Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA) have released a report claiming that a package of amendments to the USA’a Clean Air Act, along with financial incentives for energy efficiency investments, would reduce energy related green house gas (GHG) emissions by 13 percent by 2020, relative to baseline conditions. Parts ...

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Business Owners to Focus on Energy Efficiency
Business Owners to Focus on Energy Efficiency

Thursday 12th August 2010

TO reduce costs business owners are choosing commercial premises with a close eye on energy efficiency. So claim reports published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change in the UK, business energy bills are expected to rise by 26% over the next decade and in other countries even more rapidly, ...

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CRC Scheme 50 Days Left for Business to Register and Start Saving
CRC Scheme 50 Days Left for Business to Register and Start Saving

Wednesday 11th August 2010

WITH just 50 days to go until the end of registration for the UK's Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC), Greg Barker, Energy and Climate Change Minister, is calling on the remaining organisations to register now. Launched in April 2010 the CRC requires large public and private sector organisations to ...

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Hospital and Utility Company Both Save with Combined Effort
Hospital and Utility Company Both Save with Combined Effort

Tuesday 10th August 2010

PROVIDENCE St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Washington State USA, and local utility company Puget Sound Energy have combined forces in an effort to save the hospital energy and money - with significant results. Over the past 10 years, Washington state’s largest investor-owned utility company has awarded almost $2 million in energy ...

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China Wields
China Wields "Iron Hand" on Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 10th August 2010

CHINESE state media have reported that 2,087 highly energy inefficient, unsafe and polluting industrial plants and equipment are to be shut down within two months. The notice from the Chinese government covers 18 varying industries including steel, paper, cement and dyeing. It is reported that these threatened plants are primarily outdated ...

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Energy Saving Agreement  Signed by Taiwanese Businesses
Energy Saving Agreement Signed by Taiwanese Businesses

Monday 9th August 2010

TODAY Nineteen Taiwanese business groups from telecommunication through to appliance manufacturers have signed a voluntary energy-saving program to help cut energy consumption by 5 percent over three years. The programme organisers, the Taiwanese Bureau of Energy, hope to see a reduction of 33,000 tons of CO2 emissions along with 53 million ...

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Huge Potential for Energy Saving Amongst Indian SMEs
Huge Potential for Energy Saving Amongst Indian SMEs

Sunday 8th August 2010

THE Indian Minister Of State for Power, Bharatsinh Solanki, said yesterday that there is a potential energy saving of between 15 to 40 per cent within the Indian SME sector. "As SMEs are facing global competition and energy representing substantial part of the manufacturing cost, they can reap direct economic ...

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New Jersey Learns Saving Energy Save Money
New Jersey Learns Saving Energy Save Money

Friday 6th August 2010

SAVING energy results in financial savings, so learned a gathering of Union County librarians at a seminar at New Providence High School in New Jersey, USA, last week. The seminar was sponsored by New Jersey energy saving company Shift Into Green Energy Corp. providing the opportunity for them to highlight ...

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UK Government Reveals Real-Time Energy Data
UK Government Reveals Real-Time Energy Data

Friday 6th August 2010

THE UK government has installed energy meters in 18 department headquarters in London, that can now be seen online by the public, with the administration stating they want to increase accountability in a bid to cut emissions by 10% over the next 12 months. Real-time energy meters should help departments ...

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Uganda Calls for Energy Efficiency
Uganda Calls for Energy Efficiency

Thursday 5th August 2010

LAST month Uganda held its annual energy efficiency week highlighting to the public and private sectors the benefits they can receive when using energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, which will promote efficient use of energy in all sectors of the economy throughout the country. Energy State Minister Eng Simon D’Ujanga ...

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Sri Lanka Recognise Importance of Energy Efficiency
Sri Lanka Recognise Importance of Energy Efficiency

Thursday 5th August 2010

THE President of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa gave an address at the Energy Awards Ceremony at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) on Tuesday where several corporate bodies received awards for energy efficiency innovations. Rajapaksa said the Government will place special focus on environment-friendly and energy saving power generation ...

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Malaysia Forming Energy Efficiency Master Plan
Malaysia Forming Energy Efficiency Master Plan

Wednesday 4th August 2010

THE Malaysian Energy, Green Technology and Water Ministry is developing the National Energy Efficiency Master plan ensuring energy efficiency across the country. Minister Datuk Seri Chin Fah Kui said in his address at the Save Our Planet Forum in Kuala Lumpur yesterday: " I am proud to inform you that the government ...

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South California Offers Finance to Businesses for Energy Efficiency
South California Offers Finance to Businesses for Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 4th August 2010

BUSINESSES in Southern California can now qualify for up to $100,000 in interest-free financing to improve the energy efficiency of their buildings and then have the monthly repayments added to their current regular electric bill from Southern California Edison. The “On Bill” program will also apply to government and institutional customers, ...

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China's Energy Efficiency Takes a Dip
China's Energy Efficiency Takes a Dip

Tuesday 3rd August 2010

THE Chinese government has announced the country's energy consumption has risen in the last 6 months, the first year on year increase since 2006, despite government pledges to improve energy efficiency in the country. The nation's energy consumption rose by 0.09 per cent in these 6 months, the National Bureau of ...

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Dallas Playing Catch-Up on Energy Efficiency
Dallas Playing Catch-Up on Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 3rd August 2010

THE Texan city of Dallas has been slower to react to energy issues than many of their North Texan neighbours. But the city of Dallas has now taken a strong and forceful approach to greening the city, making up for lost time. Dallas’ Mayor, Tom Leppert, chose to lead by example ...

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India Sets Energy Efficiency Targets for Industry
India Sets Energy Efficiency Targets for Industry

Monday 2nd August 2010

INDIA is about to implement a nationwide roll out of a new scheme imposing an energy efficiency target for industry. The Indian government is planning a sector-wise energy efficiency along with unit-wise consumption targets for nine notified sectors by early 2011. Under the new Perform, Achieve and Trade (PAT) proposal, ...

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Singapore's new Act to Make Industry Manage Energy Use
Singapore's new Act to Make Industry Manage Energy Use

Monday 2nd August 2010

THE government of Singapore is looking at energy management practices for companies in their country. 

 Dr Amy Khor , Senior Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR), stated at a two day National Sustainability Conference that her ministry introducing an Energy Conservation Act, propose to ...

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