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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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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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