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Energy Efficiency Cheapest Way to Generate Energy - UK Energy Secretary
Energy Efficiency Cheapest Way to Generate Energy - UK Energy Secretary

Thursday 13th May 2010

THE UK’s new Energy Secretary told the BBC today, “We must make sure we are more energy efficient because the cheapest way to generate energy is to save energy. “By doing those two courses of action (renewable and energy efficiency) I believe we can make our national security more secure as ...

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New Efficiency Code for Oregon
New Efficiency Code for Oregon

Wednesday 12th May 2010

ACCORDING to officials in the Department of Consumer and Business Services, a new energy code has been adopted in Oregon, USA that aims to reduce energy usage in new commercial buildings by 15%.  The Energy Efficiency Specialty Code comes into effect July 1 and focuses several areas for new construction, such ...

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Chile's Energy Demand Dented by Energy Efficiency
Chile's Energy Demand Dented by Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 12th May 2010

CHILEAN ministry officials have announced energy efficiency measures that could cover 20% of Chile's projected demand growth by 2020. "If Chile meets its growth targets, we will need to double the amount of energy generated," the spokesperson said from Washington, DC. "If all goes well, energy efficiency should cover for 20% ...

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2010 Energy Efficiency Global Forum gets Underway
2010 Energy Efficiency Global Forum gets Underway

Tuesday 11th May 2010

THE 2010 Energy Efficiency Global Forum and Exposition (EE Global 2010) kicked off on Monday in Washington D.C. The gathering of world-class business, technology, government and policy leaders are convening for the only such international event focused exclusively on energy efficiency. The participants will be calling for improved energy efficiency ...

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Canada Vote in Climate Change Bill
Canada Vote in Climate Change Bill

Tuesday 11th May 2010

LAST week the Canadian House of Commons approved legislation that commits the country to cut their greenhouse gas emissions by 25%, based on 1990 levels, by 2020 and 80% by 2050. The New Democrat Climate Change Accountability Act is Canada’s only federal climate change legislation which will force the Canadian Government ...

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Rural Development Loan & Grant Boost for Energy Efficiency
Rural Development Loan & Grant Boost for Energy Efficiency

Monday 10th May 2010

A loan and grant program geared to help rural small businesses and agriculture install energy efficient improvements is now open for applications. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development has begun accepting applications for the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). Applications are being accepted until 30th June 2010. The program is ...

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China set to use Iron Hand to Force Energy Efficiency
China set to use Iron Hand to Force Energy Efficiency

Friday 7th May 2010

CHINA is set to use an “iron hand”, in a silk glove of an extra $12 billion, to their achieve energy efficiency targets. The hard line is being taken after it was revealed that energy use rose 3.2% in the first quarter compared to last year, reversing the decline in the ...

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India's Power Minister Calls for Vigorous and Focused Awareness on Energy
India's Power Minister Calls for Vigorous and Focused Awareness on Energy

Thursday 6th May 2010

INDIA'S Union Power Minister, Sushil Kumar Shinde today stressed the need for a vigorous and focussed national awareness campaign to improve energy efficiency. Inaugurating a National Seminar on Energy Efficiency and Conservation in New Delhi, he said the reason for the seminar was to engage all stakeholders and seek their inputs ...

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Survey Reveals US Offices Need to do more in Energy Efficiency
Survey Reveals US Offices Need to do more in Energy Efficiency

Thursday 6th May 2010

ACCORDING to a survey by IBM, US offices could do more to improve their energy efficiency and create a ‘greener’ work environment. “As automobiles, transportation systems, electrical grids and other modern systems are achieving greater efficiency, many office buildings remain rooted in the past,” says Rich Lechner, vice president for ...

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Questions raised about Smart Meter Energy Savings
Questions raised about Smart Meter Energy Savings

Wednesday 5th May 2010

IN a report from management consultancy Accenture, discounts of 10% to 20% will be demanded by customers in return for allowing energy firms to use smart meters to regulate their energy use. After asking more than 9,000 consumers in 17 countries, Accenture found only 16% would give electricity providers remote control ...

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EU President calls for Energy Savings over Job Cuts
EU President calls for Energy Savings over Job Cuts

Wednesday 5th May 2010

SPANISH Prime Minister and rotating President of the European Union, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, stated that during ‘a serious economic crisis’ changes should be made through a ‘new culture’ of energy saving before requiring sacrifices from workers.

 He made these comments on Tuesday at the Covenant of Mayors ceremony, which commits ...

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Nigeria needs to become Energy Efficient
Nigeria needs to become Energy Efficient

Tuesday 4th May 2010

The Director-General of Energy Commission of Nigeria, Professor Abubakar Sambo, has emphasised the need for energy efficiency and conservation in the country. Professor Sambo highlighted this need at the official commissioning and the foundation laying ceremony of the National Centre for Energy Efficiency and Conservation in Lagos. Sambo reveled to his ...

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Indian Government Plan
Indian Government Plan "White Certificates" for Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 4th May 2010

THE Indian government will introduce sector-wise energy efficiency and unit-wise consumption targets for nine notified sectors in the first part of 2011. This is intended to be just the first step towards actioning a proposed market-based mechanism using energy saving certifications to encourage efficiency improvements across energy-intensive industries. The industrial sectors that ...

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UN Call for more Energy Efficiency to Secure Future for All
UN Call for more Energy Efficiency to Secure Future for All

Friday 30th April 2010

A UN press release yesterday stated in part: A global effort to scale up investment in clean, efficient energy and bring affordable energy services to the 1.6 billion people worldwide currently lacking them would go a long way towards stopping climate change and achieving the Millennium Development Goals, United Nations Secretary-General Ban ...

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Energy is a Concern for most European Regions
Energy is a Concern for most European Regions

Friday 30th April 2010

A survey of European regions has revealed that 92 per cent rate energy as one their top concerns for the future. A poll of 67 European regions conducted by the Association of European Regions (AER), also reports that 77 per cent of the regions have developed sustainable energy plans and processes. The ...

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Farms to Benefit from new Initiative
Farms to Benefit from new Initiative

Thursday 29th April 2010

US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced an inniative to help US farmers become more energy efficient, with funding becoming available for energy audits to help save energy and money through efficiencies. Vilsack admitted: "Reducing energy use on America's farms and ranches will not only help our agricultural producers become more profitable, ...

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Encouragement for China to Tackle Energy Efficiency
Encouragement for China to Tackle Energy Efficiency

Thursday 29th April 2010

CHINESE Premier Wen Jiabao has called for greater efforts to fulfill the energy-saving and emission reduction goals set out in the nation's 11th Five Year Plan. The plan was laid out in 2006 which stated that China will cut its per unit GDP energy consumption by 20 percent compared with 2005 ...

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Not all Sunshine for the UK Solar Panel Industry
Not all Sunshine for the UK Solar Panel Industry

Wednesday 28th April 2010

UK consumer organisation Which? has heavily criticised solar thermal sellers for exaggerating the potential savings as well as using high pressure sales techniques. Via an undercover investigation, Which? discovered that 10 out of 14 installers had exaggerated their claims, with two companies, Everest and Ideal Solar Energy, potentially breaking UK law ...

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Pakistan Battle Power Shortage
Pakistan Battle Power Shortage

Wednesday 28th April 2010

PAKISTAN is battling a chronic power crisis and has announced measures to combat the problem, and like recent actions in Venezuela some draconian measures. Addressing a press conference following a three-day energy conference that deliberated on the severe power shortage crisis Prime Minister of Pakistan Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani announced measures ...

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Energy Efficiency Could Offset Virginia's Increasing Energy Costs
Energy Efficiency Could Offset Virginia's Increasing Energy Costs

Tuesday 27th April 2010

AN expected increase in demand for energy in the US state of Virginia during the next two decades could nearly be offset by energy efficiency technologies and practices, a new report claims. Released by Duke University and Georgia Tech, the report examines the energy usage of 16 Southern states, focusing on ...

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Plenty of Benefits from Federal Building Energy Efficiency Investment
Plenty of Benefits from Federal Building Energy Efficiency Investment

Tuesday 27th April 2010

FEDERAL buildings across the United States are benefiting from retrofitting of energy efficiency technologies and products since last year. The US General Services Administration (GSA) has so far invested $4 billion on improving the energy efficiency of federal buildings. Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), GSA was awarded $5.5 billion ...

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Pakistan Facing Huge Financial Loss due to Poor Energy Efficiency
Pakistan Facing Huge Financial Loss due to Poor Energy Efficiency

Monday 26th April 2010

THE President of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) Zahid Maqbool remarked that Pakistan is facing huge financial losses due to uncontrolled line losses, theft, inefficiency & wastage of power. He suggested the Pakistan government should consider promulgating an Energy Efficiency Law to promote a culture of energy efficiency ...

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Landlords to Reap Windfall from Energy Efficiency
Landlords to Reap Windfall from Energy Efficiency

Monday 26th April 2010

LANDLORDS of commercial buildings globally could be set to reap rewards by making their properties more energy efficient thanks to increasing evidence that businesses are prepared to pay higher rents for greener buildings. The long-established US trend for buildings with a good energy rating to attract higher rents than less energy ...

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NEMEX Exhibition a Success
NEMEX Exhibition a Success

Friday 23rd April 2010

THE NEMEX exhibition in the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, England, was held over three days this week, with many in the energy saving industry gathering to share their experience and display their innovations. From smart meters and load-side products through to leading edge innovations in real-time energy monitoring or just ...

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Small Business Can Make Major Savings on Energy
Small Business Can Make Major Savings on Energy

Friday 23rd April 2010

THE U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) estimates small businesses across the nation spend more than $60 billion on energy each year, so reducing energy use can have a major impact on your bottom line. The SBA report that small businesses that invest strategically in energy efficiency measures can save 10 to ...

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