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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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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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