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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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Illinois residents advised to use energy-saving Christmas lights
Illinois residents advised to use energy-saving Christmas lights

Tuesday 10th November 2009

An Illinois-based utility company has urged people to consider energy-saving technology when decorating their homes and offices for the festive season. Lighting up a property for Christmas can be made significantly more energy efficient by using LEDs instead of incandescent bulbs, according to Ameren Illinois Utilities. The firm claimed that festive light ...

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Major companies 'using energy-efficient hotels'
Major companies 'using energy-efficient hotels'

Monday 9th November 2009

Hotels with energy-saving features are becoming increasingly popular for business travel in the US, according to a report. As companies become more conscious of their carbon footprint and overall environmental performance, a growing number of hotels are using green measures to attract corporate guests, USA Today reveals. The news provider explains that ...

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Businesses urged to invest in energy-saving systems
Businesses urged to invest in energy-saving systems

Monday 9th November 2009

Companies can save a considerable amount of money by making their heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems more energy efficient, it has been claimed. According to GreenTech Media, an HVAC system is usually a firm's "largest discretionary source of energy demand" and therefore the most significant controllable expense on a ...

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Energy management initiatives will
Energy management initiatives will "completely" change the UK economy

Friday 6th November 2009

Energy management initiatives that are designed to reduce carbon emissions and enhance green credentials will have a fundamental impact on the entire economy of the UK in the future, according to one sector expert. Andrew Raingold, deputy director of the Aldersgate Group, made his comments after the publication of a report ...

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Energy-saving building operations 'key to climate change control'
Energy-saving building operations 'key to climate change control'

Thursday 5th November 2009

Energy-saving building operations play an important role in the control of climate change, one industry expert has stated. Rick Fedrizzi, president, chief executive and founding chair of the US Green Building Council (USGBC), made his comments as Fireman's Fund Insurance Company announced that its buildings have been accredited by the body. The ...

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New energy-saving complex being created in Dublin
New energy-saving complex being created in Dublin

Thursday 5th November 2009

Work is underway on a complex in the docklands of Dublin that makes use of energy-efficient building materials and construction techniques. In an article for the Irish Times, Frank McDonald explains that a 2,000-seat theatre is one of the structures in Grand Canal Square, which is nearing completion and has elements ...

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Ontario university unveils new energy-saving building
Ontario university unveils new energy-saving building

Wednesday 4th November 2009

The new engineering building at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, has been equipped with a host of innovative energy-saving features to help students understand sustainable construction. According to the Daily Commercial News, the five-storey structure was designed to achieve Gold certification in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) scheme. Built ...

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UK manufacturers join energy efficiency drive
UK manufacturers join energy efficiency drive

Wednesday 4th November 2009

Drinks firm Britvic and road surface manufacturer Tarmac are among the first companies to join a new UK initiative known as the Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator (IEEA). Launched by the Carbon Trust, the £15 million project aims to substantially cut costs and reduce carbon emissions in the British manufacturing sector by ...

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