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Indian Prime Minister Announces Energy Efficiency Policy
Indian Prime Minister Announces Energy Efficiency Policy

Monday 8th February 2010

The Indian Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, said on Friday that India will spare no efforts to contribute to the success of the post-Copenhagen process when he announced the launch of a National Mission on Enhanced Energy Efficiency, which is aimed at cutting carbon emissions by 99 million tonnes. Inaugurating an ...

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Print Company Wish To Optimise Energy Use
Print Company Wish To Optimise Energy Use

Friday 5th February 2010

TheAlternativePress.com , New Jersey's daily environmentally-friendly all-online alternative to your local newspaper have reported that Print Tech of Mountainside, New Jersey, has taken a major leap along the road to energy conservation. Print Tech has engaged Shift Into Green Energy to work with them on optimizing their electrical energy efficiency. ...

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San Francisco Invests In Energy Efficiency
San Francisco Invests In Energy Efficiency

Friday 5th February 2010

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has announced that the city will invest $19.2 million to make the city more energy efficient, and in the process create up to 22 new jobs and generate $3 million in energy savings annually going forward. About $11.5 million of the funds will be distributed through ...

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Energy Saving Payback
Energy Saving Payback

Thursday 4th February 2010

With current demand for energy raising concerns regarding the future consistency of supply and so-called “green” energy not being sufficient to fill in the gap left by fossil fuels, refurbishing and retrofitting commercial buildings as part of an overall sustainable strategy, is the main challenge for many cities and regions ...

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One Minute & Energy Efficiency Hits The Spot
One Minute & Energy Efficiency Hits The Spot

Thursday 4th February 2010

On prime-time TV in New Zealand they have been running very useful one-minute episodes called The Energy Spot – these have been helping Kiwis find practical ways to save energy and money in the home, but they are now shifting the emphasis to the work place. The programme will feature companies ...

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Emission Submissions
Emission Submissions

Wednesday 3rd February 2010

The Copenhagen Summit in December last year has implications for all interested in energy saving, as it will be the driver of much legislation and incentives for action to be taken by all to manage their energy use. January 31st was the deadline for nations to submit their emission reduction plans ...

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US Looks To Speed Up Energy Efficiency Goals
US Looks To Speed Up Energy Efficiency Goals

Wednesday 3rd February 2010

As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to increasing energy efficiency and reducing costs, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the creation of the State Energy Efficiency (SEE) Action Network. This network is meant to help states achieve maximum cost effective energy ...

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Automated Controls For Energy Saving
Automated Controls For Energy Saving

Tuesday 2nd February 2010

Engineering seems to be a fairly stable industry, stable in the sense that apart from the leading edge of engineering research, many engineers follow sound, tried and tested disciplines and processes. This is not a criticism as it is often a wise choice as most engineers are working with established plant ...

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Rising Energy Costs Cancel Out Climate Change Denials
Rising Energy Costs Cancel Out Climate Change Denials

Monday 1st February 2010

A poll conducted by Opinion Matters on behalf of an energy saving advice body found that up to 49 percent of firms surveyed were concerned about rocketing energy prices. Energy-intensive businesses such as construction (55 percent) and hospitality (52 percent) were most worried. Often environmental concerns are secondary for commerce and ...

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World Bank, IMF All Have Money For Energy Efficiency
World Bank, IMF All Have Money For Energy Efficiency

Monday 1st February 2010

Financial incentives to become energy efficient are now common place and show no sign of disappearing, in fact they will become evermore prominent as 2010 continues and governments drive towards reducing energy use. Many of these incentives are locally based; others are national while others are international. For instance in Tunisia the ...

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California Adopts New Green Building Code
California Adopts New Green Building Code

Sunday 31st January 2010

The US' first state-wide mandatory green building code was adopted earlier this month by the state of California, as announced by its Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. This code, called the Green Building Standards Code - or CALGREEN - will come into force in January 2011. It will ensure that all of the ...

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Countries Worldwide Adhere To The Copenhagen Accord
Countries Worldwide Adhere To The Copenhagen Accord

Friday 29th January 2010

The European Union and the United States have made their adherence to the Copenhagen Accord formal this week, as the end of January deadline approches. The US aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 17% from 2005 levels by 2020. This target only represents a 4% reduction on 1990 levels, ...

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Davos & Retrofitted Energy Efficiency
Davos & Retrofitted Energy Efficiency

Friday 29th January 2010

I am pleased to say that energy efficiency has been one of the topics on people’s minds at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, this week. CEO of Jones Lang LaSalle, Colin Dyer, writes on his Davos Blog about the discussions when he chaired the Governors Meeting for ...

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Energy Efficiency To Help Recovery - Obama
Energy Efficiency To Help Recovery - Obama

Thursday 28th January 2010

The eyes of the world were focussed on the US yesterday as a very important man revealed the future, as he sees it. Yes Steve Jobs revealed the iPad! Oddly enough later on President Obama was also giving his first State of the Union Address. While people wowed at Apples new product, the ...

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Night Stalker Teaches Energy Saving
Night Stalker Teaches Energy Saving

Wednesday 27th January 2010

Near Albany, New York State, Jim Brown (right), a middle school teacher in Colonie, is known for night stalking the hallways and classrooms of all the schools in his district, begging the question why? The answer - to save energy. This may appear to be bizarre behaviour and a strange way to ...

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2010 The Year For Energy Efficiency
2010 The Year For Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 26th January 2010

GREEN-tech experts reckon 2010 will be dominated by investments in energy efficiency, so claims the Silicon Valley Mercury News. The US government is certainly driving energy efficiency with US Energy Secretary Steven Chu usually describes himself as an "energy-efficiency nut." Venture capital investment in energy efficiency hit a record in 2009: at ...

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BASIC Urges Rich Nations To Hand Over $10 billion Funding Aid To Poor Countries
BASIC Urges Rich Nations To Hand Over $10 billion Funding Aid To Poor Countries

Monday 25th January 2010

The group known as BASIC, composed of Brazil, South Africa, India, and China, has urged developed nations to quickly start distributing the $10 billion pledged in Copenhagen, aimed to help poorer countries adapt to the effects of climate change. With a share of this funding initiative, poor countries would be able ...

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Brazil Creates United Fund For Poor Nations' Adaption To Climate Change
Brazil Creates United Fund For Poor Nations' Adaption To Climate Change

Friday 22nd January 2010

Brazil is going to suggest the creation of a united fund with China, South Africa and India, with the aim of helping poor countries adapt to global warming, and more broadly, in an attempt to revive stalled global climate talks. The creation of a fund to help poor nations sustain themselves ...

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US Sets New Energy Efficiency Standards
US Sets New Energy Efficiency Standards

Friday 22nd January 2010

US Energy Secretary, Steven Chu, confirmed yesterday that his department has issued new energy efficiency standards, in response to the US President, Barack Obama's request at the beginning of the year. This initiative follows Europe’s lead in setting stringent energy efficiency targets for manufacturers, aiming to reduce the EU's CO2 emissions ...

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EU Targets Ambitious Carbon Emissions Reduction
EU Targets Ambitious Carbon Emissions Reduction

Friday 22nd January 2010

A recent draft European Union letter has shown that the EU intends to stick to the offer made during the UN talks last month to cut CO2 emissions to one fifth below 1990 levels over the next 10 years. The letter, intended for top UN Climate Official Yvo de Boer, states: ...

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French Carbon Tax Law To Be In Place By July 2010
French Carbon Tax Law To Be In Place By July 2010

Thursday 21st January 2010

The French high court recently rejected President Sarkozy's law on carbon tax, a few days before it was meant to come into force, claiming it contained too many exemptions which unjustly placed the burden on a minority of consumers. This came as an embarrassment for the French leader, who had fiercely ...

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US Senate More Likely To Pass Energy Bill Than Climate Change Legislation
US Senate More Likely To Pass Energy Bill Than Climate Change Legislation

Wednesday 20th January 2010

The US Senate is more likely to focus on a bi-partisan energy bill than to pass climate change legislation this year, after having gone through the contentious health care debate, according to a Democratic senator earlier this week. As part of an energy bill, energy efficiency technology could be placed as ...

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New York Unveils Smart Grid Plans
New York Unveils Smart Grid Plans

Wednesday 20th January 2010

Plans for a smart grid demonstration in the Syracuse area of upstate New York have been unveiled by the National Grid, and is aimed at informing future development of a smart grid on a wider scale. 39,400 homes and businesses will receive smart meters to provide precise information about energy usage, ...

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Canada Invests $146 Million In Clean Energy
Canada Invests $146 Million In Clean Energy

Tuesday 19th January 2010

Over the next 5 years, the Canadian government plans to inject up to $146 million in 19 clean energy projects, including energy use in buildings, community heat generation, renewables and energy storage. The projects are being supported by the $1 billion Clean Energy Fund, which is part of the Government of ...

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E.ON And MASDAR Set Example To Reduce Carbon Footprint
E.ON And MASDAR Set Example To Reduce Carbon Footprint

Tuesday 19th January 2010

The German outfit E.ON and the United Arab Emirates' Masdar have joined forces to develop projects aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The company's new name is E.ON Masdar Integrated Carbon (EMIC) and its goal is to develop and fund emission reducing projects in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, focusing ...

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