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Iran Plan Energy Conservation
Iran Plan Energy Conservation

Thursday 8th July 2010

THE Iranian Supreme Leader has announced a policy for energy conservation and consumption. After a consultation with Iran's Expediency Council, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei declared the mechanism for reforming consumption patterns, especially for the conservation of energy and water resources. The Ayatollah has forwarded a ...

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Manila Police to Arrest Energy Use
Manila Police to Arrest Energy Use

Thursday 8th July 2010

THE Eastern Police District (EPD) of Manila is being forced to take energy efficiency measures to be able to pay its utility bills, by arresting the amount of energy wasted. Police chiefs are strictly implementing energy saving at district and station level after continuing increases in energy consumption across their precincts. EPD ...

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Energy Efficiency Report for the World's Governments
Energy Efficiency Report for the World's Governments

Wednesday 7th July 2010

A report on energy efficiency published by Energy Regulators from around the world has been sent to the energy ministers of all the G8 countries, fulfilling a commitment made by energy regulators last year. The report highlights how energy efficiency is one of the major issues regarding climate change and compiles ...

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Energy Efficient Buildings for India
Energy Efficient Buildings for India

Tuesday 6th July 2010

INDIA is seeing a 10% annual increase in commercial buildings with the increase in the energy demand projected to be 5.4 billion kWh annually. The need for businesses in India to design and construct ‘high performance buildings’, so that the use of electricity can be controlled is imperative. Due to ...

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Energy Efficiency Twice the Impact of Clean Energy
Energy Efficiency Twice the Impact of Clean Energy

Tuesday 6th July 2010

THE International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates that energy efficiency will achieve 65% of the worldwide carbon cuts in the energy sector by 2020. Meaning that by 2020 energy efficiency could have almost twice the impact of renewable energy, nuclear power and clean coal will have, combined. The IEA is an ...

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New Energy Code for NYC Buildings
New Energy Code for NYC Buildings

Tuesday 6th July 2010

NEW YORK'S Department of Buildings launched the New York City Energy Conservation Code last week. It is just one step in New York’s target to cut CO2 emissions by 30 percent by 2030. The new regulations affects lighting, power, and HVAC for renovations and new building projects. The new code is ...

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EU invest 10 Million Euros in Chinese Energy Efficiency Fund
EU invest 10 Million Euros in Chinese Energy Efficiency Fund

Monday 5th July 2010

THE European Commission (EC) announced today that it is going to invest €10 million into the Greenstar Energy Conservation and Emission Reduction Private Equity Fund, making it China’s first energy efficiency focused private equity fund. The investment and further energy efficiency activity is much needed, as China’s great efforts towards reducing ...

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Report Reveals SMEs Can Save a Fortune through Energy Efficiencies
Report Reveals SMEs Can Save a Fortune through Energy Efficiencies

Monday 5th July 2010

THE Committee on Climate Change in the UK has underlined the fact that substantial savings are just waiting for small and medium-sized businesses to claim through energy efficiency Although focused on UK SMEs the benefits apply worldwide for any business or organisation. The Committee reported that in the UK, and many other ...

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Energy Efficiency can save Canadian Businesses $100,000s
Energy Efficiency can save Canadian Businesses $100,000s

Friday 2nd July 2010

SAVING hundreds of thousands of dollars in operational costs through energy conservation and efficiency is not that difficult, so heard an audience of business leaders in the Canadian City of Guelph, at the Guelph Chamber of Commerce Environmental Sustainability Forum this week. 

They discovered it can be a simple to save ...

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Sri Lanka to Focus on Energy Saving
Sri Lanka to Focus on Energy Saving

Friday 2nd July 2010

THE Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority (SLSEA) is to host the Vidulka Energy Week energy saving exhibition next month in Colombo. The exhibition will inform Sri Lankans about energy conservation and will also address concerns and questions of energy professionals, the energy industries, academics and the general public. The exhibition will be ...

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Sticks not Carrots for SME Energy Efficiency
Sticks not Carrots for SME Energy Efficiency

Thursday 1st July 2010

"I don't think incentives work, sticks do." so said Bob Wigley, chairman of the UK government’s Green Investment Bank Commission. Wigley encouraged the UK government to show they have “the guts” by imposing financial penalties on businesses who fail to become energy efficiency and accept their environmental responsibilities. Wigley, speaking yesterday at ...

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Western Australia Misses Out on $50 Million from Energy Saving
Western Australia Misses Out on $50 Million from Energy Saving

Thursday 1st July 2010

THE Western Australia (WA) Government has been criticised for wasting $50 million dollars on energy after an audit discovered they had failed to meet energy reduction targets. The Energy Smart Government program started in 2002 and set a target of reducing energy use by 12 per cent within five years, but ...

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Taipei's Campaign Targets Heavy Energy Users
Taipei's Campaign Targets Heavy Energy Users

Wednesday 30th June 2010

THE Taipei city government revealed yesterday that it is starting an energy-saving campaign in July aimed at the heavier power users, such as hotels, office buildings and department stores, who will be requested to maintain an indoor temperature no lower than 26 degrees Celsius. Hau Lung-bin, the city mayor, stated that ...

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Russian Budget Proposes Property Tax Break for Energy Efficiency
Russian Budget Proposes Property Tax Break for Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 30th June 2010

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's annual Budget Address was posted on the Russian Presidential website yesterday, and amongst the many proposals is one focusing on energy efficiency. Medvedev proposes that enterprises, which operate energy-efficiently and use energy efficient equipment will be exempt from property tax. “To introduce new technologies in the economy it ...

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Tough Energy Saving Rules for Caloocan City Employees
Tough Energy Saving Rules for Caloocan City Employees

Tuesday 29th June 2010

THE Filipino city of Caloocan, part of metropolitan Manila and just north of the city, is to apply strict measures in its energy conservation program, which will force all city government offices to save on its bills. The City Mayor, Enrico “Recom” Echiverri, said : “Besides the savings we make from paying ...

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Cuyahoga County Three Year Retrofit Pay Back
Cuyahoga County Three Year Retrofit Pay Back

Tuesday 29th June 2010

CUYAHOGA County in Ohio State, U.S., is taking advantage of Federal stimulus funding and local taxes to cut the amount of energy used in 15 of the County’s own buildings. The U.S. Department of Energy is submitting a grant of $1.9 million, covering 40 percent of the project, with the rest, ...

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Indian SMEs Encouraged to Become Energy Efficient
Indian SMEs Encouraged to Become Energy Efficient

Monday 28th June 2010

THE Indian governmental Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), with the support of the Ministry of Power, has started putting into action its national energy efficiency program. There have been 35 small and medium enterprise (SME) groups selected and BEE aims at encouraging SMEs to implement energy efficient technologies and practices ...

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Energy Saving Businesses Booming
Energy Saving Businesses Booming

Monday 28th June 2010

A recent report by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the United States has shown the expected expansion for energy service companies (ESCOs) to be around 26% annual growth from 2009-2011 with the revenue reaching $7.1 billion. ESCOs are private companies that typically offer energy savings improvements under long-term performance ...

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Indian Cabinet Agree Energy Efficiency Measures
Indian Cabinet Agree Energy Efficiency Measures

Friday 25th June 2010

THE Indian Cabinet have approved the implementation framework of the National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE), one of the eight Missions of India’s National Action Plan on Climate Change. The Mission’s goal is to save 23 million tonne of oil equivalent fuel and to avoid the need to build additional ...

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Pakistan's Energy Problems Continue
Pakistan's Energy Problems Continue

Thursday 24th June 2010

WE have reported regularly on the problems of energy supply in Pakistan, where draconian measures have been enacted, if not fully implemented. Due to a shortage of capacity from their power stations the Pakistani government imposed restrictions on opening times for retail and businesses and even reduced opening for their own ...

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"Energy Efficiency is Vital for our Future" - EU and Ukraine Coference

Thursday 24th June 2010

“ENERGY efficiency is vital for our future. Demand for energy is growing, and climate change is now at the centre of the political agenda.” So stated James Wilson, the Director of the EU Ukraine Business Council, ahead of a conference focusing on energy efficiency. The European Union (EU) and Ukraine have developed ...

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China Contiues Push for Energy Efficiency
China Contiues Push for Energy Efficiency

Thursday 24th June 2010

THE Chinese Vice Premier appealed for greater efforts in increasing awareness of energy-savings as well as seeing more investments into research for energy-efficiency technology. Vice Premier Li Keqiang made his remark last week in correspondence to the sponsors of China’s 20th national energy-saving publicity week. Campaigns and promotional activities were organised during ...

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Office Blocks Need to Provide Energy Efficiency Data
Office Blocks Need to Provide Energy Efficiency Data

Wednesday 23rd June 2010

A draft law was passed by the Australian Federal Government’s lower house yesterday, which states that office block owners will now have to disclose their building's energy efficiency to buyers or lessees. The Australian government aim is for owners of big commercial office buildings to release energy efficiency ratings before ...

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UK Budget Squeeze - Energy Management Needed
UK Budget Squeeze - Energy Management Needed

Wednesday 23rd June 2010

THE UK’s new coalition government’s Chancellor George Osborne unveiled £29 billion worth of tax rises, pay freezes and cuts and warned more pain will follow later. The pain is due to Britain’s huge deficit, currently around £900 billion, and with these difficult decisions being taken by government British commerce, industry and ...

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U.S. EPA Reckon American Power Act Could Cut Costs Initially
U.S. EPA Reckon American Power Act Could Cut Costs Initially

Tuesday 22nd June 2010

THE U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stated the proposed American Power Act promoted by Senators John Kerry and Joe Lieberman could initially cut consumer energy costs. The economic analysis of the energy and climate change bill by the EPA, says it would be affordable for both consumers and industry. While energy ...

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