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Australian Cities are Livable but not Sustainable
Australian Cities are Livable but not Sustainable

Wednesday 16th June 2010

“Australia’s major cities consistently rate among the most livable, but live ability is not the same as sustainability,” said Australian Conservation Foundation’s (ACF) executive director Don Henry, adding: “Australians use more water and energy and own more cars per person than the citizens of almost any other developed country. “Many decades of ...

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China Turns to Industrial Workers for Energy Saving Advice
China Turns to Industrial Workers for Energy Saving Advice

Tuesday 15th June 2010

IN China’s on going efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions the country has started a national campaign to obtain energy saving advice from industrial workers. The programme will run for the rest of 2010 and was initiated by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the All China Federation of ...

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EU Subsidy for Lebanese SME Investment in Energy Efficiency
EU Subsidy for Lebanese SME Investment in Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 15th June 2010

The European Union (EU) is providing a €15 million facility that will help investments in energy efficiency for small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Lebanon. An EU Delegation visited the middle eastern country at the end of last week and announced that the subsidy will reduce the exposure of Lebanese ...

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China Take Hard Line on Energy Consumption
China Take Hard Line on Energy Consumption

Monday 14th June 2010

2010 is the final year of China’s 11th Five-Year Plan and hence all the targets of the plan have to be reached by the end of this year. This includes the emission reduction goal and today, China expressed its determination to achieve the target. The Minister of Industry and Information, Li ...

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UK Retailer M&S Reveal £50m Return from Environmental and Efficiency Plan
UK Retailer M&S Reveal £50m Return from Environmental and Efficiency Plan

Monday 14th June 2010

UK supermarket and retailer Marks and Spencer (M&S) has reported on progress of its Plan A - their eco and ethical programme launched in 2007 which included energy efficiency. M&S report that out of the 100 targets they set they have achieved 62 of them, while 30 are ‘on plan’, with ...

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UK Businesses and Organisations Confused Over CRC Scheme
UK Businesses and Organisations Confused Over CRC Scheme

Friday 11th June 2010

ON April 1 this year the UK Government launched the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme, but it seems that about 50 per cent of companies covered by the scheme are uncertain as how it works, how it affects them and what it will cost. The Carbon Reduction Commitment requires UK businesses, government ...

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Malaysia Prime Minister wants a Sustainable Future
Malaysia Prime Minister wants a Sustainable Future

Thursday 10th June 2010

MALAYSIAN Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said today that the 10th Malaysia Plan (10MP) will place emphasis on increasing energy efficiency and on the use of renewable energy to guarantee the sustainability of the environment. The Prime Minister said that relevant guidelines, standards and laws, amongst other measures, would ...

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Toronto Schools make Big Bucks through Energy Efficiencies
Toronto Schools make Big Bucks through Energy Efficiencies

Thursday 10th June 2010

Last year in Canada the Toronto City Summit Alliance, a coalition of civic leaders in the Toronto region which was formed to address challenges to the future of Toronto, set up the Greening Canada Fund and it has offered a fantastic opportunity to Toronto Schools. The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is ...

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China to Fund Energy Management
China to Fund Energy Management

Wednesday 9th June 2010

THE central Chinese government is to allocate around $300 million this year towards energy conservation reconstruction through energy management in the fields of industry, construction and transportation, and for public institutions, so reported the Ministry of Finance. Businesses and organisations will be able to apply for government subsidies if the energy ...

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UK Master Builders Look to Energy Efficiency for Jobs Boost
UK Master Builders Look to Energy Efficiency for Jobs Boost

Wednesday 9th June 2010

THE UK’s Federation of Master Builders (FMB) have stated that energy efficiency improvements in buildings, particularly retrofits, will provide a jobs boost to the UK’s construction sector. This is the reckoning of Brian Berry, the director of external affairs at the FMB. "The new (UK) government is committed to actually encouraging a ...

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Major Initiative to Green the FIFA World Cup Kicks Off
Major Initiative to Green the FIFA World Cup Kicks Off

Tuesday 8th June 2010

THREE days before the kick-off of one of the greatest global sport events on the planet – the FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa – a major initiative to green the World Cup and help reduce carbon emissions was launched in Johannesburg today. The initiative is a result of a ...

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Fossil Fuel Subsidies Need to be Replaced by Energy Efficiency
Fossil Fuel Subsidies Need to be Replaced by Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 8th June 2010

CONCERN is growing over the amount of fossil fuel subsidies being provided by governments, particularly in the developing world, and the affect it is having on climate change and when energy efficiency could fill the gap in the increasing demand for energy. The International Energy Agency (IEA) have published the results ...

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East Asia Promotes Energy Efficiency to Combat Climate Change
East Asia Promotes Energy Efficiency to Combat Climate Change

Monday 7th June 2010

THE World Economic Forum for East Asia, on 7th June, discussed how Asia can promote green technology for energy efficiency. The issue called for the participation of representatives from the Ministries of Natural Resources and Environment of Vietnam, the Republic of Korea (RoK) and the leaders of big businesses. Asia is ...

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Indian State Government sets Example in Energy Saving
Indian State Government sets Example in Energy Saving

Monday 7th June 2010

THE Maharashtra government, a state government in Western India with Mumbai as its capital, has decided to set an energy efficiency example by making it mandatory for all government departments, local self-government bodies and organisation receiving government grants to use energy saving technology. Chief Secretary J P Dange, issued a communication ...

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Taiwan Premier sets Energy Efficiency Lead for Business
Taiwan Premier sets Energy Efficiency Lead for Business

Friday 4th June 2010

Taiwan's Premier Wu Den-yih stated today that his government will continue promoting low-carbon businesses and communities, as he urged large companies to put greater efforts into adopting new technologies to reduce carbon emissions. Wu said that companies with high carbon emissions should consider revamping their infrastructure and reduce their carbon footprint ...

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Survey Reveals Energy Efficiency a Major Concern for Businesses
Survey Reveals Energy Efficiency a Major Concern for Businesses

Friday 4th June 2010

OVER two-thirds of companies worldwide anticipate energy prices will rise. Many believe the rise will be in double figures, these findings come from a survey of 2,882 companies conducted by the Institute for Building Efficiency, set up by Johnson Controls. The survey revealed that many business have made or are seriously ...

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Lahore Traders Reject Governments Energy Conservation Measures
Lahore Traders Reject Governments Energy Conservation Measures

Thursday 3rd June 2010

We have been reporting regularly on the energy problems in Pakistan and the enforced black-outs to conserve energy. The nationwide measures are due to a serious shortage in generating capacity in Pakistan, with the planned load-shedding being used to prevent sudden and unplanned black-outs. Amongst the measures were the closing for holiday ...

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EU-Russia to Cooperate on Energy Efficiency
EU-Russia to Cooperate on Energy Efficiency

Thursday 3rd June 2010

THE European Union-Russia summit held at Rostov-on-Don in Russia this past Monday and Tuesday had energy as an important part of the agenda. At the post-talks press-conference European Commission (EC) president Jose Manuel Barroso stated: “We have discussed cooperation in terms of energy, energy security and energy efficiency, and this is ...

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Chinese Banks to Curb Lending to High Energy Consuming Sectors
Chinese Banks to Curb Lending to High Energy Consuming Sectors

Wednesday 2nd June 2010

The central bank in China has asked Chinese banks to rein in lending to high energy consuming industries, a move which echoes the government's energy-saving measures. According to a circular issued today, by the People's Bank of China, banks must now strictly review loan applications from companies in heavy energy-consuming ...

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Pakistan Continue Power Battle
Pakistan Continue Power Battle

Tuesday 1st June 2010

ON these news feeds we have been covering the enforced closing hours by the Pakistani government on markets, retail, industry and governmental offices, all because of a shortage in generating capacity. The latest news from Lahore reveals that the Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO) informed the Lahore High Court, yesterday, that ...

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Inner Mongolia's Huge Energy Increase from Industry
Inner Mongolia's Huge Energy Increase from Industry

Tuesday 1st June 2010

Xinhua News Agency reports that electricity consumption by energy intensive industries in Inner Mongolia surged this year. The Calcium carbide and ferroalloy sectors consumed 14.571 billion kwh of electricity in the first four months accounting for one third of the whole countries consumption. Industrial electricity consumption in the region soared 41.54% ...

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British Colombia Introduce Program for Energy Efficiency
British Colombia Introduce Program for Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 1st June 2010

The utility company BC Hydro, Canada will introduce a new program to help the British Colombia (B.C.) industrial sector save electricity over the next four years – enough to meet the annual power needs of close to 20,000 homes. The Power Smart Partners Transmission program will offer incentives and rebates for ...

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U.S. & China - Mutually Beneficial Cooperation on Energy
U.S. & China - Mutually Beneficial Cooperation on Energy

Thursday 27th May 2010

ON Tuesday the U.S. and China agreed to work together on energy efficiency and clean energy supplies. As the world's largest producers and consumers of energy the United States and China, share common interests and responsibilities to ensure energy security and they face common challenges. The United States and China pledged ...

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IFC to Fund Energy Efficiency Loans for Vietnamese SMEs
IFC to Fund Energy Efficiency Loans for Vietnamese SMEs

Wednesday 26th May 2010

THE International Financial Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, and Techcombank set up a $50 million energy efficiency fund yesterday to provide loans to Viet Nam SMEs (small to medium enterprises). The IFC will provide $24 million, plus an additional $1 million from their Earth Fund, while the ...

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Queen's Speech Reveal's the UK's New Governments Energy Efficiency Aims
Queen's Speech Reveal's the UK's New Governments Energy Efficiency Aims

Tuesday 25th May 2010

THE Queens Speech yesterday outlines new laws are to be introduced to improve energy efficiency in UK businesses and homes, to promote low carbon emission energy and to secure the country’s energy supply. The Queen's Speech also highlighted that the UK Government would seek global collaboration in combating climate change, particularly ...

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