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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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Biden Announces $80 Billion Initiative in Energy Efficiency
Biden Announces $80 Billion Initiative in Energy Efficiency

Thursday 22nd April 2010

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on the eve of Earth Day sought to highlight the U.S. administration's efforts to improve the environment. Biden said the $80 billion in clean energy investments included in the economic stimulus and recovery bill marked the largest single investment in such technology in the nation's history. "The ...

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Russia Waking Up to Energy Efficiency Problems
Russia Waking Up to Energy Efficiency Problems

Wednesday 21st April 2010

RUSSIAN authorities are beginning to recognise the unsustainability of an economic model based on natural-resource extraction, and to understand that improvements in energy efficiency would boost long-term economic competitiveness. According to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Russia uses more than seven times as much energy per unit of ...

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Energy Efficiency Spending to Grow
Energy Efficiency Spending to Grow

Tuesday 20th April 2010

SPENDING on energy efficiency is projected to grow as the economy improves and businesses ramp up capital spending. This is the result of a survey conducted by Johnson Controls who contacted more than 1,400 executives in North America about energy costs, carbon-mitigation plans and energy-efficiency spending trends. The survey found that improving ...

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Exhibition Stories
Exhibition Stories

Tuesday 20th April 2010

SUSTAINABILITY LIVE! Exhibition is taking place in Birmingham in the UK, with many energy saving technologies on display in the NEMEX part of the show. Seminars and discussion theatres are held each day and during a panel discussion on “Energy efficiency - is it people or technology?” Simon Hill of consultants ...

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East Asia - "Winds of Change: East Asia's Sustainable Energy Future"

Tuesday 20th April 2010

EAST Asia can stabilise its greenhouse gas emissions by 2025 without sacrificing growth, a new World Bank report says. But, the report warns, the region would need an additional investment of $80 billion a year, a figure it refers to as a "major hurdle", to reach a sustainable energy growth path. The ...

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Call for Australia to Save $1 Billion Through Energy Efficiency
Call for Australia to Save $1 Billion Through Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 20th April 2010

ENERGY efficiency advocates in Australia have called for the country to immediately adopt a national target to save at least $1 billion every year through energy efficiency, by 2012. Industry and NGO organisations including the Energy Efficiency Council (EEC), Australian Alliance to Save Energy (A2SE), and Total Environment Centre (TEC) say ...

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Benefits of Energy Management and Efiiciency Recognised
Benefits of Energy Management and Efiiciency Recognised

Monday 19th April 2010

THE financial wisdom of becoming energy efficient has been highlighted today by Process Engineer magazine. In an article discussing the cost of Carbon Capture Schemes and how they are in the early stages of development the magazine points out the importance of industry, in particular, and commerce becoming energy efficient as ...

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Brunei set up Energy Efficiency Awards
Brunei set up Energy Efficiency Awards

Friday 16th April 2010

TO promote energy efficiency and conservation in the south-east Asian country of Brunei, the Energy Division at the Prime Minister’s Office (EDPMO) yesterday announced new national awards to be presented to organisations that practise outstanding energy efficiency and conservation measures. Ahmad Hj Mohamad, head of the EDPMO’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation ...

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Report Advises Businesses to Start Energy Saving Now
Report Advises Businesses to Start Energy Saving Now

Friday 16th April 2010

A new report suggests that business leaders need to address their business energy efficiency and improve it quickly in order to meet carbon reduction goals. A study from independent analyst research firm Verdantix reveals that rising energy prices, the threat posed by climate change and the increasing risk of energy supply ...

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Asian Development Bank Encourage Energy Efficiency
Asian Development Bank Encourage Energy Efficiency

Thursday 15th April 2010

DEVELOPING nations in Asia have only a narrow window to take steps to prepare for a future marked by high oil prices and greater volatility, warns the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Its 2010 Asian Development Outlook recommends governments taking policy actions to push industry and households to use energy more efficiently. ...

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Ireland look to save 40 Million Euros by Energy Saving
Ireland look to save 40 Million Euros by Energy Saving

Thursday 15th April 2010

OVER the next two days Energy Show at the Royal Dublin Society in Ireland is expected to generate 40million Euros worth of business for the 200 exhibitors present at this year's event. Organisers are expecting around 5,000 professional visitors from the sustainable energy sector. Opening the event was Ireland's Energy Minister Eamon ...

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South Korea firming up Energy Efficiency
South Korea firming up Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 14th April 2010

THE government of South Korea wants companies to set annual energy-saving and greenhouse gas-reduction plans to help efforts to combat global warming. Companies will face fines of as much as 10 million won ($8,969) if the targets aren’t met, the South Korean Ministry of Knowledge Economy stated today. The South Korean government ...

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Europe Target Energy Savings
Europe Target Energy Savings

Wednesday 14th April 2010

Europe can cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80% and reduce its energy bill by 350 billion Euros ($476 billion) a year by 2050, if it acts within five years, reported from the European Climate Foundation in Brussels today. The cost of energy per unit may fall as much as 30% by ...

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SustainabilityLive! Exhibition will Highlight Energy Saving
SustainabilityLive! Exhibition will Highlight Energy Saving

Tuesday 13th April 2010

NEXT week sees the annual SustainabilityLive! exhibition will take place at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, UK (April 20-22). SustainabilityLive! is one of the sustainability businesses leading events in Europe with, apart from the exhibitors, seminars, conferences and interactive feature areas, all designed to help companies work towards a more ...

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Billions Could be Saved in Southern U.S. through Energy Efficiency
Billions Could be Saved in Southern U.S. through Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 13th April 2010

A report released on Monday revealed the substantial savings to be made through the application of energy efficiency across 16 southern U.S. States. "The question always arises as to how much wasted energy can be eliminated, and at what cost," said Marilyn Brown of the Georgia Institute of Technology. "We've tried ...

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Thai Hospitals to make Healthy Energy Savings
Thai Hospitals to make Healthy Energy Savings

Monday 12th April 2010

MORE than 1,300 private and public hospitals across Thailand are expected to participate in a new energy-saving programme, according to the Thailand Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE). Krairit Nilkuha, the department's director-general, said the Energy and the Public Health Ministries would offer advice to the hospitals on applying ...

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Massive Savings from Energy Efficiency for Texas
Massive Savings from Energy Efficiency for Texas

Monday 12th April 2010

THE US state of Texas would avoid having to build 17 power plants by 2020 if it adopts strict energy-efficient guidelines for businesses, and homes, now a new study is expected to reveal today, according to Dallas News. Texans could save a combined $13.7 billion on their utility bills and create ...

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Global and National Energy Efficiency Funding Boost for ESCOs
Global and National Energy Efficiency Funding Boost for ESCOs

Friday 9th April 2010

INITIATIVES for energy efficiency from governments and even global bodies are funding many opportunities for enterprises in the energy saving industry. The industrial countries often provide energy efficiency funding at regional and state level – generally supplemented and added to by national grants and initiatives. For the second and third world, the ...

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Tokyo sets Lead for National Government
Tokyo sets Lead for National Government

Thursday 8th April 2010

TOKYO aims to slash its harmful greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, which is 25 percent compared with 2000 levels. The program caps energy-related carbon dioxide emissions from some 1,330 offices and factories in the capital and allows for trading of emissions credits. The move by Tokyo, whose energy consumption is about the ...

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