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Government Funding To Save Hospital 36% Of Energy
Government Funding To Save Hospital 36% Of Energy

Thursday 25th February 2010

It is a year since President Obama's Recovery Act and the US health secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, has highlighted a federal project to increase energy efficiency at a Shriners Hospital that will eventually save more than $60,000 per year. The Erie Shriners Hospital, Erie, Pennsylvania, received funding under American Recovery and ...

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Thai Industries Set Up Energy Efficiency Loans
Thai Industries Set Up Energy Efficiency Loans

Thursday 25th February 2010

The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) plans to expand financial assistance for factory operators to improve energy conservation by asking for soft loans from commercial banks. Rungruang Saipawan, Director of the FTI Institute of Industrial Energy, said the federaton and the Energy Industry's Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency Department (DEDE) are ...

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South Korean Hospital Has Poor Energy Efficiency
South Korean Hospital Has Poor Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 24th February 2010

The Korea Times reports that one of the country’s largest hospitals is not very energy efficient and appears to need educating regarding energy saving solutions. As far as energy is concerned, Samsung Medical Center uses the most among the nation's 10 major hospitals, which are mainly situated in Seoul and the ...

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South America Realising Energy Efficiency Is A Power Source
South America Realising Energy Efficiency Is A Power Source

Wednesday 24th February 2010

Equipment providers are set to see a boost from a new focus on energy efficiency in Latin America, which will increase demand for efficient lighting technologies, industrial electric motors and appliances, according to a BNamericas.com Energy Intelligence Series on energy efficiency across the continent. While the biggest barrier to energy efficiency ...

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Office Depot Delighted With Savings Through Energy Efficiency
Office Depot Delighted With Savings Through Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 23rd February 2010

An office supply and services company with branches worldwide, Office Depot, recently unveiled a prototype energy efficient store in Austin, Texas, that has proved energy efficiency measures will save money and reduce carbon emissions. Overall, the Austin store is 15 percent more energy efficient (per square foot) than the other Office ...

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UK's CRC Scheme To Save Businesses Emissions and Money
UK's CRC Scheme To Save Businesses Emissions and Money

Tuesday 23rd February 2010

The UK’s Environment Agency (EA) is urging firms to find out their responsibilities under the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC). The CRC is the successor to the Carbon Reduction Agreement and the EA said the scheme could reduce carbon emissions in the UK by 11.6m tonnes by 2020. Tony Grayling, ...

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Power Saving Is Vital For Philippines
Power Saving Is Vital For Philippines

Monday 22nd February 2010

Philippines Department of Energy (DOE) Assistant Secretary Mario Marasigan shared energy-saving measures while addressing the Power Stakeholders Meeting at the Grand Regal Hotel in Davao City, Philippines, over the weekend. It was highlighted that aside from ensuring power supply, saving power is being counted as a vital measure to take particularly ...

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India - Climate Change Needs To Be On The Agenda
India - Climate Change Needs To Be On The Agenda

Sunday 21st February 2010

Shockingly only 32% of Indians profess to know anything about climate change, so said Ansgar Sickert, Managing Director of Fraport India and Council Member of the European Business Group (EBG) in India. He is shocked by Indian’s ignorance of climate change compared with that of 75% in Brazil, 59% in ...

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Coventry - Has It Been Blinded By The Light?
Coventry - Has It Been Blinded By The Light?

Friday 19th February 2010

The UK City of Coventry could save up to 40% on energy bills thanks to new energy efficient street lighting and an innovative management system which will allow lighting levels to be dimmed. The project will take over 25 years and will see the replacement of 28,000 of the current 32,000 ...

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Don't Save The Cheerleader And Save The World
Don't Save The Cheerleader And Save The World

Friday 19th February 2010

Professional baseball in South Korea is planning to go green by installing electricity-saving equipment to reduce energy use, but that is not all. With a nod back to a popular television program - that suggested saving the cheerleader would save the world - the opposite could be said to be true ...

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Jordan's Energy Conservation -
Jordan's Energy Conservation - "State Of Emergency"

Thursday 18th February 2010

The Kingdom of Jordan is beginning to crank up the pressure to become energy efficient. Encouraging environmental investments in the Kingdom and reducing energy consumption are among the Environment Minister Hazem Malhas’ top priorities for 2010. Malhas declared "a state of emergency" with regard to Jordan’s energy consumption, underscoring that all ...

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Israel to Fund Energy Efficiency Initiatives
Israel to Fund Energy Efficiency Initiatives

Thursday 18th February 2010

Israeli Minister of National Infrastructures Uzi Landau said during the "Policy & Technology - Energy Efficiency - The Quiet Giant" panel at the Eilat-Eilot International Renewable Energy Conference & Exhibition: " Israel has decided to cut its energy consumption by 20% by 2020 under a business-as-usual scenario, which is an ambitious ...

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Executive Council of the Euro-Mediterranean Energy Efficiency Forum
Executive Council of the Euro-Mediterranean Energy Efficiency Forum

Wednesday 17th February 2010

The Executive Council of the Euro-Mediterranean Energy Efficiency Forum have been announced and they of comprises leaders from government, NGOs, the private sector and academia,  The Council will ensure the quality of topics to be covered during the first Forum, which takes place in Monaco on 26 April. The Council aims ...

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Asia Looking for Energy Efficiency Investment
Asia Looking for Energy Efficiency Investment

Wednesday 17th February 2010

Asia's aggressive emission targets and legislation around carbon and power use are expected to drive demand for energy efficiency products and services, creating lucrative opportunities for investors in the sector. Although the climate talks at Copenhagen and commitments from around the region to slash emissions did not reach all the aims ...

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Energy Saving And A Plate Of Broccoli
Energy Saving And A Plate Of Broccoli

Tuesday 16th February 2010

In Boulder, Colorado the City Council is taking pro-active measures to get the businesses and citizens to become energy efficient. Convincing business owners to tackle even the tiniest energy-saving projects seems as easy as convincing a child to eat his vegetables. When it comes to a child at the dinner table, explaining ...

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"Don't Call It Green"

Monday 15th February 2010

The Burlington Free Press reported on a conference in Vermont where the title piece was the advice of Adam Kustin of the Shelton Group. Kustin told his audience, comprised mostly of builders and energy consultants, that his marketing firm found the term "energy efficient" far more appealing than "green" as far as ...

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Israel Wish To Learn Energy Efficiency From U.S.
Israel Wish To Learn Energy Efficiency From U.S.

Sunday 14th February 2010

Energy efficiency is doing more to power the economy in the US than any other fuel mainstay, says Alliance to Save Energy President Kateri Callahan. Callahan is visiting Israel for the Eilat-Eilot Renewable Energy Conference as a guest of the Israel Energy Forum. When policymakers look at the basket of renewable energies ...

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'M'illumino di meno'  - I'm using less light
'M'illumino di meno' - I'm using less light

Friday 12th February 2010

Today is 'M'illumino di meno' in Italy. The term translates as "I'm Using Less Light" and is an initiative started in 2005 by  a radio programme in Rome called Caterpillar and is designed to focus attention on energy saving/wastage. During this truly Italian annual awareness-raising day, individuals and organisations are asked to make ...

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Energy Efficiency, Jobs Creation, Environmental Impacts
Energy Efficiency, Jobs Creation, Environmental Impacts

Friday 12th February 2010

The US government’s commitment towards environmental issues has been highlighted this week. The PEERS Group (Program for Energy Efficiency Through Responsible Stimulus), is a grassroots initiative that seeks matching government funds for existing state and utility energy efficiency rebates, the PEERS Committee is headed by the interNational Association of Lighting Management ...

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South Korea Sees The LED Light
South Korea Sees The LED Light

Thursday 11th February 2010

The South Korean government announced today that it will spend $47 million this year to increase the use of energy efficient lighting products, aimed at helping South Korea cut back on greenhouse gas emissions. The funds will promote use of light-emitting diode (LED)-based lighting products, power transformers and inverters, according ...

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Energy Efficiency The Future For US North West
Energy Efficiency The Future For US North West

Thursday 11th February 2010

More and more authorities are realising that energy efficiency is the way ahead to get control on demands for energy and rising generation costs. This realisation was reached by the North West States in the United States. The Northwest Power and Conservation Council unanimously adopted a regional energy plan Wednesday that avoids ...

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Haggis Sales Boom Due To Energy Efficiency
Haggis Sales Boom Due To Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 10th February 2010

The Financial Times reports on an Edinburgh haggis maker is and has been shouting about his green credentials, this has allowed the family run business employing 50 people to not only withstand the downturn but to come through it in better shape, because their actions were not just about saving ...

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Seeing Is Believing With Real-Time Energy Monitors
Seeing Is Believing With Real-Time Energy Monitors

Tuesday 9th February 2010

Small and medium sized business just in the United Kingdom could be losing as much as £3 billion in 2010 as a result of inefficient equipment and energy wastage. The same pattern applies to most industrialised countries around the globe. The UK’s Carbon Trust reckons out-of-date equipment is wasting small businesses’ ...

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Canadian Tire Tread The Way Of Sustainability
Canadian Tire Tread The Way Of Sustainability

Monday 8th February 2010

Canadian Tire, a retailer of tyre and automotive parts, gas stations, general merchandise and apparel, says it will be among one of the first Canadian companies to include their sustainability metrics in its quarterly and year-end financial reporting, according to its first Community and Business Sustainability Report. Starting in 2010, the company ...

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Bahamas Going Green
Bahamas Going Green

Monday 8th February 2010

With more of a focus now on doing business in an environmentally-friendly way, companies in Grand Bahama may soon have the opportunity to gain certification in a local 'going green' program spearheaded by the Bahamas National Trust. The program was first announced back in June last year and since then the ...

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