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Energy Efficiency Favoured for Funding
Energy Efficiency Favoured for Funding

Tuesday 9th March 2010

Commercial money is tight, but not quite as tight when projects involve increasing energy efficiency. Some innovative financing techniques are emerging to allow customers to make improvements without incurring initial out-of-pocket costs. Energy efficiency has emerged as the most palpable and least controversial way to make environmental changes, although the ...

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$40 Million Energy Efficiency Boost for New York's Education, Health & NPOs
$40 Million Energy Efficiency Boost for New York's Education, Health & NPOs

Tuesday 9th March 2010

New York Governor David A. Paterson unveiled an investment of $40 million to tackle energy efficiency in the Empire State’s schools, universities, colleges, hospitals and not-for-profit agencies. The 118 projects lined up are expected to see a $13.5 million annual reduction in energy and operating costs, which will provide a full ...

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23% Energy Saving & 17% ROI on Building Retrofit
23% Energy Saving & 17% ROI on Building Retrofit

Monday 8th March 2010

Gordon Holness, President of ASHRAE, in recent presentations cited the McKingsley Report, which indicates that if the U.S. were to spend $170 billion on the retrofit of existing buildings it would save, on average, 23 percent of all building energy use and get a 17 percent return on investment. He went ...

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Report Claims Financial Blindness to Industrial Energy Saving Benefits
Report Claims Financial Blindness to Industrial Energy Saving Benefits

Monday 8th March 2010

Claims that even small greenhouse gas targets will hurt industry have been undermined by an Australian government report that revealed basic efficiency improvements would cut nationwide emissions and save businesses more than $700 million. An assessment of 199 large energy users found improving efficiency could stop at least 6.4 million tonnes ...

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Six Times More Businesses Affected By New Legislation
Six Times More Businesses Affected By New Legislation

Friday 5th March 2010

According to the Financial Times the UK government has underestimated by up to six times the number of businesses affected by the new CRC Energy Efficiency (Carbon Reduction Campaign) greenhouse gas emissions legislation, with the scheme due to start on April 1. For more than a year government ministers stated that ...

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$3 Million Boost for San Francisco Energy Efficiency
$3 Million Boost for San Francisco Energy Efficiency

Thursday 4th March 2010

Mayor Newsom has announced that San Francisco has secured $2.9 million in federal funds to compensate the cost of commercial energy efficiency programs. New funding will add incentives already offered with the GreenFinanceSF program. The program will be launching in early April, once the grant is in place, then applicants ...

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China Faces Energy Dilemma
China Faces Energy Dilemma

Thursday 4th March 2010

Like many countries in the developing world, China faces a series of fundamental dilemmas related to energy and electricity use. Growing consumption of energy and services not only bolsters the Chinese economy, but also exposes it to volatile prices and potential disruptions in supply. Providing electricity to rural villages alleviates energy ...

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Local Authority Looks to Save Energy
Local Authority Looks to Save Energy

Thursday 4th March 2010

Municipalities are big energy users - they run all sorts of energy hungry facilities and services, from street and public lighting through to large leisure centres. Due to this diversity of energy use local authorities need to become more energy efficient to meet emission targets and reduce costs to local tax ...

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Health Trust Launches Energy Saving Campaign
Health Trust Launches Energy Saving Campaign

Wednesday 3rd March 2010

A National Health Service (NHS) Trust in Coventry in the East Midlands of the UK have launched an energy saving campaign. The Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust – which runs the areas mental health services, is aiming to cut its carbon emissions by 10 per cent enabling it to meet ...

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Hong kong Study Will Look To Energy Efficiency For Emission Reductions
Hong kong Study Will Look To Energy Efficiency For Emission Reductions

Wednesday 3rd March 2010

Hong Kong’s Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau revealed that the HK Government is carrying out a climate change consultancy study. The study will assess the likely impact of climate change on Hong Kong, outlining options to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions, particularly through energy efficiency, and adapt to climate change. Yau ...

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American Report Highlights Energy Efficiency for a Quick Result
American Report Highlights Energy Efficiency for a Quick Result

Tuesday 2nd March 2010

The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy expects there to be a $250 billion market for efficiency upgrades in the commercial and industrial sector over the next decade. A founding father of energy efficiency policy in the U.S., Art Rosenfeld, is a CalCEF (California Clean Energy Fund) board member and ...

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Governments Struggle with Energy Saving Plans
Governments Struggle with Energy Saving Plans

Tuesday 2nd March 2010

Governments should be in the best position to drive through with energy saving and carbon reductions, but their best laid plans do not always work (no surprise there). China and Venezuela have both seen reversals, though the latter was a little ambitious.

 News just released reveals that China's total energy consumption surged ...

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Billions Available For Energy Saving From U.S. Stimulus Fund
Billions Available For Energy Saving From U.S. Stimulus Fund

Monday 1st March 2010

Knoxville in the U.S has recently conducted an extensive energy audit and they are about to find out which of 99 city buildings are wasting the most energy. Their timing couldn't have been better with a flood of U.S. federal government stimulus money earmarked for energy efficient measures will be available ...

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US Stimulus Fund - Billions Available For Energy Efficiency
US Stimulus Fund - Billions Available For Energy Efficiency

Monday 1st March 2010

Knoxville in the U.S has recently conducted an extensive energy audit and they are about to find out which of 99 city buildings are wasting the most energy. Their timing couldn't have been better with a flood of U.S. federal government stimulus money earmarked for energy efficient measures will be available ...

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Carbon Reduction Commitment To Save £1 Billion Annually
Carbon Reduction Commitment To Save £1 Billion Annually

Monday 1st March 2010

“There’s just one month to go until the start of the CRC (Carbon Reduction Commitment) which will see large public and private sector organisations cutting emissions as well as saving money on fuel bills.  This is a real opportunity for business and industry to take a leadership role in tackling ...

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Energy Efficiency The Way To Go
Energy Efficiency The Way To Go

Friday 26th February 2010

Distributed Energy magazine has published a very interesting editorial that recognized the importance of new energy generation and distribution but admitted that energy efficiency is the way ahead. Editor, Elizabeth Cutright, stated: The smart grid and renewables capture our imagination, but it’s energy efficiency that’s affecting real change, right now—and the public ...

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Medvedev Wants Incentives For Russian Energy Efficiency
Medvedev Wants Incentives For Russian Energy Efficiency

Thursday 25th February 2010

TASS Reports - Amendments in the Russian environmental laws should be aligned with the energy efficiency matters, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday. Amendments in the environmental legislation should be accompanied by measures to encourage businesses to invest into modernization of their production facilities to bring them up to the ...

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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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