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EU Reaches Agreement On Energy Savings In Buildings
EU Reaches Agreement On Energy Savings In Buildings

Thursday 26th November 2009

The long awaited consensus regarding new builds has finally been adopted by the EU this week, confirming that new buildings would have to comply with energy efficient standards and draw a substantial part of their energy needs from renewable sources after the end of 2020. The public sector is first targeted ...

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Energy Efficiency Cheaper and Faster than Nuclear Power
Energy Efficiency Cheaper and Faster than Nuclear Power

Thursday 26th November 2009

A new report, conducted by the Environment California Research & Policy Center, has shown that creating a nuclear power industry from scratch is slower and more expensive than relying on energy efficient solutions to fight climate change. The US currently have no nuclear reactors in construction, and the country's power companies have not ordered a ...

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Energy Efficiency For Businesses A Priority
Energy Efficiency For Businesses A Priority

Thursday 26th November 2009

Businesses should implement energy efficient measures in the work place to cut down on their carbon emissions, says the presenter of "Dumped" on Channel 4, Rob Holdway. It would appear that although most employees use energy efficient solutions in their homes, they lose their momentum when they go to work and forget about environmental issues. At ...

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Sir John Parker Endorses Energy Efficiency For Businesses
Sir John Parker Endorses Energy Efficiency For Businesses

Thursday 26th November 2009

UK's influential newspaper, the Daily Telegraph interviewed the Chairman of the National Grid last week, Sir John Parker, concerning his views on energy efficiency. Sir John has successfully been implementing sustainability and energy saving policies for years, as he worked in collaboration with numerous major industrial and commercial organisations. It is Sir John's firm belief that ...

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UK's Next Step Towards Low-Carbon Economy
UK's Next Step Towards Low-Carbon Economy

Wednesday 25th November 2009

The UK's next plan of action towards a low-carbon economy was described in a speech given by the Queen a few days ago. Similarly to most countries in the world at present, the UK strives to participate actively in the conservation of the world's resources, aware that reducing energy consumption also ...

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Energy Efficiency - The World Under A New Light
Energy Efficiency - The World Under A New Light

Wednesday 25th November 2009

100W and frosted incandescent light bulbs have just been banned in the EU, after an odd 200 years of service. The attempt to curb climate change is the source of this EU initiative. Energy efficient fluorescent or halogen lighting is up to 80% more efficient than its incandescent counterpart, which should ...

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The Era of Energy Efficiency
The Era of Energy Efficiency

Friday 20th November 2009

The era of clean and cheaper energy sources has come at last! As one of the last power plants, the Big Stone II, admits defeat in the US, new opportunities arise for a change to more environmentally-friendly and cost-effective power in the Upper Midwest, and worldwide. The running cost of the Big Stone II ...

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Global Warming - On Our Way To +6C

Friday 20th November 2009

Irreversible climate changes could be taking place in the near future if carbon emissions are not dramatically reduced, according to several researchers. Scientists estimate a 6C increase of average global temperatures, and claim that civilisation is now on its way to reaching this alarming prediction, by the end of this century or the middle of ...

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Energy Efficiency Or Credit Crunch? The Focus Shifts
Energy Efficiency Or Credit Crunch? The Focus Shifts

Tuesday 17th November 2009

Global concerns about climate change have surpassed those relative to the credit crunch, which has persisted in some parts of the world since last year. Diligent efforts are being made worldwide to incite businesses around the globe to integrate environmental factors into their activities through energy efficient. These measures show that primary ...

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Green Washing in the Workplace
Green Washing in the Workplace

Tuesday 17th November 2009

The study shows that while 70% of UK employees are said to think that their company is green for having a recycling bin right next to the photocopy machine, a very small percentage of them actually know of the various disposals available to actively reduce a company's impact on the ...

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Art Gallery Sets Green Example

Monday 16th November 2009

Nottingham Contemporary, a new 3000 sq m public art gallery in the UK which opened on November 13th, was created to be equipped with the most recent energy-saving solutions to demonstrate a large building can have high levels of energy efficiency and sustainability. The building, representing the largest facility of its ...

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A New State of Mind for the United States

Monday 16th November 2009

The newly elected US President, Barack Obama, has placed energy efficiency as a top priority on his presidential agenda. He believes that his administration's economy recovery plan depends on energy efficiency in buildings: "First, we will launch a massive effort to make public buildings more energy efficient. Our government now pays ...

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Innovation
Innovation

Friday 13th November 2009

Innovation is "crucial" in the development and implementation of new energy efficiency strategies, one industry expert has avowed. US agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack made his remarks as his country's departments of agriculture and energy announced that grants of more than $24 million (£14.4) have been allocated to a number of projects ...

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Councils 'can help communities reduce carbon emissions'
Councils 'can help communities reduce carbon emissions'

Friday 13th November 2009

Councils can help their local communities to reduce carbon emissions and become more energy efficient, one industry expert has asserted. David Kidney, Labour MP for Stafford and parliamentary under-secretary of state in the Department of Energy and Climate Change, made his remarks at the Sustainable Communities Conference, which took place in ...

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Obama discusses energy efficiency in Asia
Obama discusses energy efficiency in Asia

Friday 13th November 2009

Energy efficiency and carbon emission reduction are high on the agenda for US president Barack Obama as he begins his first tour of Asia since he assumed control of the White House. He is expected to take part in a series of bilateral talks with India, China and Japan during his ...

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UK shoreline offers
UK shoreline offers

Friday 13th November 2009

There is "massive" scope for the implementation of renewable and energy management projects in the areas around the UK's shorelines, one industry expert has claimed. Energy and climate change minister Lord Hunt made his remarks as it was announced that construction work is set to begin next week on a £42 ...

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'Fast energy management deal' sought by world leaders
'Fast energy management deal' sought by world leaders

Friday 13th November 2009

World leaders want to reach an energy efficiency and management deal that will reduce carbon emissions and tackle global warming by the middle of 2010, it has been claimed. Janos Pasztor, climate adviser to UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon, is quoted by Reuters as saying that now that it has been ...

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Scottish energy efficiency initiative completed ahead of schedule
Scottish energy efficiency initiative completed ahead of schedule

Friday 13th November 2009

Energy efficiency work on a windfarm in Scotland has been completed ahead of schedule, it has been reported. The scheme involved the installation of a total of 35 new wind turbines at the Dun Law Windfarm site, which has tripled the capacity of the facility near Oxton. Permission for the work was ...

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Basic energy efficiency strategies 'not costly'
Basic energy efficiency strategies 'not costly'

Friday 13th November 2009

Rolling out basic energy efficiency strategies is not prohibitively expensive, according to one sector commentator. Gordon Miller, founder of online resource whatgreenhome.com, made his comments after Lord Adair Turner said that once people implement basic energy management schemes - such as installing efficient boilers - more "intrusive" methods are required. Lord Turner ...

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World leaders confirm attendance at energy efficiency talks
World leaders confirm attendance at energy efficiency talks

Friday 13th November 2009

At least 40 world leaders - including Gordon Brown, Kevin Rudd and Nicolas Sarkozy - have announced that they intend to be present at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen next month. The news comes after Danish prime minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen sent invitations to 191 potential delegates through diplomatic ...

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Legislation to reduce carbon emissions 'coming into force'
Legislation to reduce carbon emissions 'coming into force'

Friday 13th November 2009

One sector commentator has noted that legislation designed to reduce carbon emissions will be brought into place from April 2010. Nick Robinson, technical operation lead at Cisco, made his comments at the Green IT Expo 2009, which took place at the Barbican Exhibition Centre in London between November 10th and 11th. He ...

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DECC implements energy efficiency programme
DECC implements energy efficiency programme

Thursday 12th November 2009

The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has reaffirmed its commitment to reducing its environmental impact by signing up to the 10:10 energy efficiency campaign. In a statement issued in recent days, the body explained that this means it will take steps to reduce carbon emissions by ten per ...

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DOE praises energy efficiency of wind turbine
DOE praises energy efficiency of wind turbine

Thursday 12th November 2009

The US department of energy (DOE) has joined a number of industry representatives and staff from its national labs to praise the energy efficiency of a new wind turbine at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. In a statement, the body explained that the new state-of-the-art 1.5 MW tool, which is informally ...

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'Most consumers' have yet to employ energy efficiency initiatives
'Most consumers' have yet to employ energy efficiency initiatives

Thursday 12th November 2009

The majority of consumers have yet to employ energy efficiency schemes in their properties, according to one sector commentator. Gordon Miller, founder of online resource whatgreenhome.com, made his comments after the Department of Energy and Climate Change announced governmental plans to improve the energy efficiency of low-income consumers' properties at the ...

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IT
IT "the key" to enhancing energy efficiency

Thursday 12th November 2009

One sector commentator has suggested that IT is "the key" to the proliferation of energy efficiency initiatives across the globe. Warren Wilson, research director at telecoms, IT and software services organisation Ovum/Datamonitor, made his comments at the Green IT Expo 2009, which took place at the Barbican Exhibition Centre in London ...

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