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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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Pakistan's Energy Conservation Plan Extended
Pakistan's Energy Conservation Plan Extended

Thursday 29th July 2010

THE Pakistani federal government on Tuesday decided to maintain two-day weekly off and early markets’ closure by another three months till Oct 31, 2010. Pakistan has been facing stringent measures to reduce energy use since April, when office closures and early closing of markets were implemented, with stronger punishments added ...

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Empire State Building's Energy Saving Retrofit Makes Business Sense
Empire State Building's Energy Saving Retrofit Makes Business Sense

Thursday 29th July 2010

THE world famous Empire State Building, a New York City skyline landmark is undergoing a major energy efficiency retrofit that will bring 40% reduction in costs and energy use. The Malkin family have been part owners of the building since 1961 and they now supervise the current building managers W&H Properties. ...

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Turkey's Urgent Need for Energy Efficiency
Turkey's Urgent Need for Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 28th July 2010

Turkey’s 2009 Review shows that the country is likely to see the fastest medium to long-growth energy demand among the IEA member countries according to the study Energy Policies of IEA Countries. Mr Nobuo Tanaka, Executive Director of the IEA said "Turkey has progressed significantly in all areas of energy policy ...

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UK Businesses to face 26 per cent Energy Bill Rise
UK Businesses to face 26 per cent Energy Bill Rise

Tuesday 27th July 2010

UK Businesses' energy bills could rise by 26% in the next decade owing to UK policies to cut emissions, according to reports published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. The estimates came as UK’s Energy Secretary Chris Huhne delivered the first annual energy statement to the British Parliament in ...

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Chinese Vice Premier Highlights Energy Efficiency
Chinese Vice Premier Highlights Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 27th July 2010

ON Friday Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang, appealed for greater effort in developing and in using advanced energy technologies as a way of boosting energy conservation and efficiency, while helping to fuel China’s economic growth. Li made the remarks while meeting with prize winners awarded for their contributions to China's energy ...

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UAE Needs Energy Efficiency
UAE Needs Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 27th July 2010

WITH utility bills in United Arab Emirates (UAE) for commercial buildings rising by over 50 per cent over the last two years, many more companies are embracing energy-saving measures to reduce costs and carbon emissions, reports Anita Mathews, exhibition director of Middle East Electricity. The financial as well as environmental issues ...

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New Zealand Draft new Energy Efficiency Strategies
New Zealand Draft new Energy Efficiency Strategies

Sunday 25th July 2010

NEW ZEALAND (NZ) businesses, the public service and households will be encouraged to save energy to help make the country as energy efficient as its Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) partners. The Draft New Zealand Energy Strategy sticks to the last NZ (Labour) government's 2007 target of having 90% ...

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U.S. Commercial Buildings Need Energy Efficiency Retrofit
U.S. Commercial Buildings Need Energy Efficiency Retrofit

Thursday 22nd July 2010

COMMERCIAL building space in the United States covers a total of 79 billion square feet, and buildings are one of the leading sources of energy consumption and carbon emissions. With more than 80% of commercial buildings being more than 10 years old, they also represent a significant opportunity for energy ...

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Green Light for Savings from City's LED Traffic Signals
Green Light for Savings from City's LED Traffic Signals

Wednesday 21st July 2010

LANCASTER city, in the American state of Pennsylvania, have revealed that their maintenance workers used to change the incandescent bulbs in the city's traffic lights every year - but they haven’t touched them for three years and do not expect to do so for at least another seven, if not ...

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UK Firms and Organisations Face Energy Use Fines
UK Firms and Organisations Face Energy Use Fines

Wednesday 21st July 2010

ONE third of UK companies could miss the 30th September deadline for registering for the UK's energy efficiency scheme requiring them to reveal information on their energy use, this will result in fines of up to £5000 ($7,644) each, an environmental consultancy revealed yesterday. The UK's mandatory Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy ...

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China Challenges IEA Report
China Challenges IEA Report

Wednesday 21st July 2010

CHINA is challenging the credibility of an International Energy Agency (IEA) report that branded the country the world's top energy consumer, surpassing the United States, claiming that the estimation is inaccurate, according to the Global Times. "The IEA's data on China's energy use is unreliable," Zhou Xian, an official with China's ...

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South Africa Sets Energy Efficiency Regulations for New Buildings
South Africa Sets Energy Efficiency Regulations for New Buildings

Tuesday 20th July 2010

NEW energy efficiency regulations will soon be in place for all new buildings being built in South Africa. The South African Trade and Industry Minister, Rob Davies has published amendments to the energy efficiency regulations. This move will make it compulsory for all new buildings to be designed and built ...

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Asia Pacific a Focus for Energy Efficiency Solutions
Asia Pacific a Focus for Energy Efficiency Solutions

Monday 19th July 2010

ENERGY demand in the Asia Pacific region is increasing at a fast pace, primarily with the upward demand being fueled by rapid economic growth across Southeast Asia, India, and China. Asian governments and industrial leaders are also heavily focused on creating a more sustainable and energy-efficient economy and these worthwhile goals ...

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