Energy Saving News...

News

Breaking Article - Posted 64 hrs ago

$100M IFC Financing for Sri Lanka's Energy Efficiency & Renewable Projects

Go to Article
Story Released 8:44am 14/08 $100M IFC Financing for Sri Lanka's Energy Efficiency & Renewable Projects

Energy Saving News

Energy-saving measures help Pakistani textile lower production costs
Energy-saving measures help Pakistani textile lower production costs

Saturday 5th September 2009

Pakistani textile companies have cut their electricity consumption and lowered production costs as a result of energy-saving measures. Some 42 spinning mills are saving up to ten per cent of their electricity thanks to the initiatives, which have resulted in production costs falling by three per cent, according to The News. The ...

Read full article

Top 100 companies urged to step up conservation efforts
Top 100 companies urged to step up conservation efforts

Friday 4th September 2009

The world's largest companies are not doing enough to reduce their carbon emissions, according to a report published by the not-for-profit organisation Carbon Disclosure Project. Most of these major companies have put in place carbon reduction and energy conservation measures, but their schemes do not go far enough and still fall ...

Read full article

Energy-saving measures considered by Easton Area School District
Energy-saving measures considered by Easton Area School District

Thursday 3rd September 2009

Officials at a Pennsylvania school district are mapping out how to adopt long-term energy-saving measures that will help them reduce their electricity consumption, wastage and expenditure. Installing energy efficient lighting systems and using renewable energy are among the options under consideration by Easton Area School District officials, according to lehighvalleylive.com. The website ...

Read full article

Carrefour China to invest in energy-saving upgrades
Carrefour China to invest in energy-saving upgrades

Thursday 3rd September 2009

A French-based company with retail interests in China is to invest in energy-saving renovations and products across its stores in the country in a bid to reduce its carbon footprint. China Retail News reports that Carrefour China is planning to invest between CNY50 million (£4.5 million) and CNY60 million in energy ...

Read full article

Ohio school district's energy-saving scheme reaps rewards
Ohio school district's energy-saving scheme reaps rewards

Wednesday 2nd September 2009

An energy conservation initiative in a school district in the US state of Ohio has saved thousands of dollars in its first year. Just a year after the introduction of Granville School District's $2 (£1.2 million) million energy-reduction scheme, an estimated $107,000 has already been saved, according to the Granville Sentinel. A ...

Read full article

Iconic New York building being made energy efficient
Iconic New York building being made energy efficient

Tuesday 1st September 2009

One of the most iconic buildings in the US is undergoing an energy saving revamp aimed at cutting its electricity use and carbon footprint. The Empire State Building in New York is going green with a $500 million (£303 million) retrofit that is designed to help it cut its energy consumption ...

Read full article

Mandatory EU energy-saving initiative comes into force in September
Mandatory EU energy-saving initiative comes into force in September

Tuesday 1st September 2009

Businesses and domestic consumers throughout Europe will be required to start phasing out energy inefficient lights from the beginning of September. A mandatory EU phase out of 100W and frosted incandescent lightbulbs comes into effect from September 1st and, in addition to cutting carbon emissions, the development could result in energy-saving ...

Read full article

Electricity conservation can help Austin become greener
Electricity conservation can help Austin become greener

Saturday 29th August 2009

Efficient electricity usage has been suggested as the ideal way of helping a company that powers the capital city of the US state of Texas to reduce its own carbon emissions. Austin Energy wants the city of Austin to be greener and is considering numerous proposals that can help it achieve ...

Read full article

Montana schools implementing energy-saving projects
Montana schools implementing energy-saving projects

Friday 28th August 2009

Schools in the US state of Montana are investing in energy-saving products and conservation initiatives aimed at reducing their power usage and carbon footprint. The schools are adopting the green measures thanks to more than $4.8 million in funding made available as part of the Montana Reinvestment Act, according to Billings ...

Read full article

Wisconsin company invests in energy-saving products
Wisconsin company invests in energy-saving products

Wednesday 26th August 2009

A small business in the US state of Wisconsin has invested in several energy-saving measures that are projected to save it thousands of dollars in electricity bills, according to Biztimes.com. Columbia Grinding hopes to save $33,000 (£20,000) per year as a result of the investments, which include an air filtration system ...

Read full article

China's economic agency working on energy conservation guidelines
China's economic agency working on energy conservation guidelines

Wednesday 26th August 2009

Plans to govern how the energy-saving sector is operating and developing are being worked on by China's economic planning agency. The National Development and Reform Commission has announced that it is formulating a development plan for the fast growing industry and environmental protection. According to a statement posted on the economic agency's ...

Read full article

Pittsburgh International Airport gets grant for energy-saving project
Pittsburgh International Airport gets grant for energy-saving project

Wednesday 26th August 2009

A grant worth thousands of dollars has been granted to Pittsburgh International Airport for the installation of energy-saving lights designed to lower the facility's carbon footprint. The Allegheny County Airport Authority has taken delivery of $800,000 (£486,000) from the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority for investment in LED lights at the facility. Some ...

Read full article

US green product manufacturers get funding from government
US green product manufacturers get funding from government

Tuesday 25th August 2009

Manufacturers of energy-saving products in the US have received backing from the government, which has announced a multi-billion dollar tax break initiative. The Department of Energy and the Treasury have set aside $2.3 billion (£1.4 billion) of tax credits to be awarded to manufacturers of clean-energy products that can help reduce ...

Read full article

US DoE supporting research to diversify LED lighting use
US DoE supporting research to diversify LED lighting use

Tuesday 25th August 2009

LED light bulbs could become a common feature in businesses in the US as a result of an initiative being supported by the US Department of Energy (DoE). The organisation is supporting a study aimed at making the energy-saving lights more available by reducing their costs, according to the Miami Herald. At ...

Read full article

Baltimore puts in place energy efficiency programme
Baltimore puts in place energy efficiency programme

Saturday 22nd August 2009

Consumers in the US city of Baltimore in Maryland are to be targeted in an energy-saving campaign aimed at encouraging power conservation and cutting greenhouse gas emissions. The pilot programme, dubbed the Baltimore Neighborhood Energy Challenge, is aimed at encouraging consumers to reduce the amount of electricity they use, according to ...

Read full article

Four US states receive funding for energy-saving programmes
Four US states receive funding for energy-saving programmes

Saturday 22nd August 2009

Green business opportunities in the US states of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut and Hawaii have been given a boost thanks to a multi-million dollar investment from the Department of Energy (DoE). More than $66 million (£40 million) in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will be advanced to the states ...

Read full article

Think tank highlights economic benefits of green proposals
Think tank highlights economic benefits of green proposals

Friday 21st August 2009

Center for American Progress chief executive John Podesta has spoken to US television network CNBC about the economic benefits of enacting a recent proposal put forward by the think tank. Green business opportunities with the potential to create and support 625,000 permanent jobs by 2020 can be created if the proposals ...

Read full article

Arizona State University installs LEDs in energy-efficiency project
Arizona State University installs LEDs in energy-efficiency project

Friday 21st August 2009

Arizona State University (ASU) has stepped up its efforts to become more energy-efficient, reduce its carbon footprint and save money by investing in new light emitting-diode (LED) fixtures. Six parking structures at the higher learning institution's Tempe campus have been retrofitted with the LED fixtures, which the university hopes will save ...

Read full article

Smart meters and grids will bring benefits to consumers
Smart meters and grids will bring benefits to consumers

Thursday 20th August 2009

Energy-saving products such as smart grids and smart meters will bring benefits to commercial as well as residential power consumers, according to a conservation expert. Writing in the Examiner, Phoenix-based green business expert Brian Coppa said that the technology will not only allow consumers to save energy and reduce their carbon ...

Read full article

Alabama-based university gets funding for energy efficiency projects
Alabama-based university gets funding for energy efficiency projects

Thursday 20th August 2009

The University of North Alabama (UNA) is to invest in more energy-efficient products and projects after receiving a grant for the second phase of its Green Campus Initiative. A $951,000 grant (£817,000) from the US Department of Energy was awarded to the university on Tuesday (August 11th) for use in making ...

Read full article

UK Energy Saving Trust proposals could spur green business opportunities
UK Energy Saving Trust proposals could spur green business opportunities

Wednesday 19th August 2009

Buildings that are energy inefficient should not be allowed on the market, according to the UK Energy Saving Trust, which is calling for legislation to make this possible. The organisation is campaigning for Energy Performance Certificates that rate homes' energy efficiency from A- G to be backed with laws barring those ...

Read full article

Back energy-saving initiatives for buildings, report urges
Back energy-saving initiatives for buildings, report urges

Wednesday 19th August 2009

The US government has been called upon to support a plan to make buildings in the country energy efficient because, apart from reducing the nation's carbon footprint, this would create business opportunities. According to the proposal by the Center for American Progress think tank, public policies to encourage widespread private investments ...

Read full article

Smart meters recommended for energy-saving in New Zealand
Smart meters recommended for energy-saving in New Zealand

Tuesday 18th August 2009

Smart meters have been recommended as ideal products for helping New Zealand consumers reduce their energy consumption as the government reviews power consumption. The government is expected to discuss energy-saving proposals including consumer discounts for those consuming less electricity, according to stuff.co.nz. However, Labour Party legislator Charles Chauvel has spoken out against ...

Read full article

Chinese retailers to get subsidies for energy-saving lights
Chinese retailers to get subsidies for energy-saving lights

Tuesday 18th August 2009

Authorities in China's industrial city of Taiyuan have come up with an energy-saving initiative that is aimed at reducing the amount of power retail enterprises consume. Retailers that invest in energy-saving lights will now benefit from a 50 per cent grant from the government, according to Taiyuan Bureau of Commerce, reports ...

Read full article

Employees can play role in energy-saving efforts
Employees can play role in energy-saving efforts

Friday 14th August 2009

Employers should actively involve employees in their energy-saving initiatives in order to make the schemes more effective, a UK-based public sector trade union has urged. Both public and private sector organisations should adopt this attitude according to Unison, which stated that cutting carbon emissions is a team effort requiring everyone's contributions. Unison ...

Read full article