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"Technology shift" needed for energy efficiency

Thursday 12th November 2009

Advances in technology are required in order to allow for the proliferation of energy efficiency strategies, it has been asserted. Neil Wallis, head of communications for the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership, made his comments after Cambridge Econometrics published research in recent days that indicated the government is likely to miss its ...

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All UK energy efficiency schemes 'should be fast tracked'
All UK energy efficiency schemes 'should be fast tracked'

Thursday 12th November 2009

Every kind of energy efficiency initiative in the UK should receive backing from the government in order for them to be fast tracked, according to one sector commentator. A spokesperson for the RenewableEnergyCentre.co.uk made her comments after the secretary of state for energy and climate change Ed Miliband presented parliament with ...

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Energy efficiency 'can aid construction sector'
Energy efficiency 'can aid construction sector'

Thursday 12th November 2009

Energy efficiency initiatives can provide the construction and property sectors with long-term benefits, an industry commentator has asserted. Tim Pullen, eco expert and author, made his remarks after the Self Build Housing Market - UK 2009-2013 report from AMA Research showed that the number of self-build property completions is expected to ...

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Boris Johnson: Energy efficiency a
Boris Johnson: Energy efficiency a

Thursday 12th November 2009

Boris Johnson has stated that it is a "no brainer" that the housing sector requires energy efficiency work. The mayor of London made his comments as he announced plans to reduce carbon emissions and energy use from at least 200,000 properties in the capital by 2012. He launched a number of studies ...

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Energy management targets 'will be met'
Energy management targets 'will be met'

Thursday 12th November 2009

The government will meet its renewable energy management targets by 2020, an industry expert has asserted. Online resource NewEnergyFocus reports that Andrew Perrins, head of bioenergy at the Department of Energy and Climate Change's Office of Renewable Energy Deployment (ORED), said that the UK is "miles" away from where it needs ...

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Smart meters 'will help reduce carbon emissions'
Smart meters 'will help reduce carbon emissions'

Wednesday 11th November 2009

Technology such as smart meters will help reduce carbon emissions in the UK, an industry expert has stated. Philip Sellwood, chief executive of the Energy Saving Trust, made his comments after Lord Smith, the chairman of the Environment Agency, suggested that consumers should be given an annual carbon allowance. He stated that ...

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Energy management a
Energy management a "key issue"

Wednesday 11th November 2009

Energy management is a "key issue" in the property construction sector, it has been asserted. Author and eco expert Tim Pullen made his comments after Richard Diment, director general of the Federation of Master Builders, told the Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum that financial incentives are needed in order to ...

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'Much to be done' to reduce carbon emissions in the UK
'Much to be done' to reduce carbon emissions in the UK

Wednesday 11th November 2009

Much work still needs to be done to help the UK to reduce carbon emissions and meet governmental targets, it has been avowed. Neil Wallis, head of communications for action and advisory group the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership, made his comments following the publication of data by Cambridge Econometrics last month. The ...

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Funding for Onshore Windfarms
Funding for Onshore Windfarms

Wednesday 11th November 2009

It has become increasingly crucial for the UK to take steps to reduce carbon emissions, according to the chancellor of the exchequer. Alistair Darling made his comments in recent days at a forum in London, which he hosted alongside energy and climate secretary Ed Miliband - who is also the Labour ...

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US Cooperates with Native American Community to Reduce Carbon Emissions
US Cooperates with Native American Community to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Wednesday 11th November 2009

The US department of energy has taken steps to outline its commitment to cooperating with the Native American community to help develop projects on tribal lands that reduce carbon emissions. Energy secretary Steven Chu explained that the schemes in question also aim to create new jobs and reduce energy use. He stated: ...

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US energy secretary to promote energy management schemes
US energy secretary to promote energy management schemes

Wednesday 11th November 2009

Steven Chu, the US energy secretary, is set to visit India and China in order to promote cooperation on energy management schemes, it has been announced. The US department of energy explained that Mr Chu will be on his trip between November 12th and 18th and on the Chinese section of ...

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"Whole house" approach needed to enhance home energy efficiency

Wednesday 11th November 2009

People need to take a holistic view of their energy management systems in order to improve their home's green credentials, it has been asserted. Lord Adair Turner, chairman of the Climate Change Commission, told the Telegraph that the UK needs to look at more radical ways of improving the environmental efficiency ...

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Schemes that reduce carbon emissions are
Schemes that reduce carbon emissions are "win/win/win solutions"

Wednesday 11th November 2009

Initiatives that aim to reduce carbon emissions are "win/win/win solutions" for the natural world, it has been asserted. Deputy executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Richard Jones made his comments at a global district energy symposium in Copenhagen in recent days. The sector expert recognised six communities for their efforts ...

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"New opportunities" to reduce carbon emissions needed

Wednesday 11th November 2009

Industry needs to find new methods and solutions that can help to reduce carbon emissions, it has been avowed. Dr Mark Williamson, director of innovations at the Carbon Trust, made his comments as the organisation met with industry leaders to announce support for a drive to lower energy costs and carbon ...

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Energy-saving building exhibition opens in Arizona
Energy-saving building exhibition opens in Arizona

Wednesday 11th November 2009

An event billed as the world's largest exhibition of green building technology gets underway in Phoenix today (November 11th). Hosted by the US Green Building Council, Greenbuild will bring more than 20,000 representatives from the construction and energy-saving industries to Arizona. The exhibition floor is set to feature over 1,800 booths, while ...

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EU pressing for
EU pressing for "ambitious" treaty to reduce carbon emissions

Wednesday 11th November 2009

Ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in December, the EU has announced that it is pushing for an international treaty that is "global, ambitious, comprehensive and legally binding". In a statement, the body said that energy saving initiatives need to be put in place in order to keep the ...

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Copenhagen must be
Copenhagen must be "the start" of an energy management process

Wednesday 11th November 2009

The United Nations Climate Change Conference, which is set to take place in Copenhagen next month, must represent "the start" of a new energy management process, it has been asserted. Environment Agency chairman Lord Smith made his comments as the body held its annual conference, stating that Britain needs to take ...

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Environment Agency publishes plan to reduce carbon emissions
Environment Agency publishes plan to reduce carbon emissions

Wednesday 11th November 2009

The Environment Agency has published a new five-year plan that aims to help reduce carbon emissions from businesses. In a statement, the organisation said that environmental management is becoming increasingly important for firms and that it aims to provide support to these enterprises by committing to this initiative. The body's head of ...

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Ed Miliband outlines new direction on energy management
Ed Miliband outlines new direction on energy management

Wednesday 11th November 2009

Energy and climate secretary Ed Miliband has outlined a new direction on energy management, as well as taking steps to highlight the UK's need for a new low-carbon, secure energy mix. In a statement, Mr Miliband - who is also the Labour MP for Doncaster North - said that the threats ...

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New publication aims to
New publication aims to "add momentum" to Copenhagen

Wednesday 11th November 2009

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has announced the launch of a new publication that it hopes will help "add momentum" to the energy management debate ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen next month. In a statement, the body explained that World Energy Outlook 2009 (WEO-2009) aims to outline ...

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Spain and Poland announce energy management plan
Spain and Poland announce energy management plan

Wednesday 11th November 2009

Spain and Poland have agreed to the terms of a multi-million euro energy management plan that will allow them to trade carbon emissions. In a statement, the European Commission explained that this is the first deal of its kind for Poland under the Kyoto Protocol, which was adopted in Japan on ...

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Green Voice of the UK found by Carbon Challenge
Green Voice of the UK found by Carbon Challenge

Wednesday 11th November 2009

Piper Terrett has been named as the Green Voice of the UK. In a statement, the Carbon Challenge explained that Mr Terrett was the winner of a contest that aimed to find a member of the British public who could represent the nation's views on climate change, which could incorporate issues ...

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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act aids South Carolina
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act aids South Carolina

Wednesday 11th November 2009

Funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is aiding energy management projects in South Carolina's Savannah River site, it has been announced. In a statement, the US department of energy said that deputy secretary of energy Daniel Poneman recently talked about the issues at a community breakfast. He explained that while ...

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Carbon Trust welcomes
Carbon Trust welcomes "major" Korean agreement

Wednesday 11th November 2009

A "major" new agreement has been struck between the Carbon Trust and the Korean Environmental Industry and Technology Institute, it has been announced. In a statement, the organisation explained that within 12 months, products from the country that are exported into the UK and other destinations around the globe could well ...

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Retrofitters save energy with innovative lighting
Retrofitters save energy with innovative lighting

Tuesday 10th November 2009

The installation of energy-efficient lighting systems is one of the main aspects of retrofitting a property successfully, it has been asserted. According to the Guardian, people looking to retrofit an office building or home to save energy should first consider how to make the most of natural light, as doing so ...

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