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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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Saving energy is priority for business buyers, says survey
Saving energy is priority for business buyers, says survey

Tuesday 3rd November 2009

The installation of energy-saving initiatives is becoming an increasingly important issue for people making business acquisitions, according to a new report. Research from BusinessesForSale, an online marketplace of available companies, revealed that green projects are now more of a priority than staffing and IT issues for many buyers. According to the website, ...

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Energy-saving convenience store unveiled by Sainsbury's
Energy-saving convenience store unveiled by Sainsbury's

Monday 2nd November 2009

British supermarket firm J Sainsbury is set to open a new Local convenience store featuring a number of innovative energy-saving measures. The company estimates that the outlet in Bath will save approximately 27 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions over the next 15 years, as well as establishing "a benchmark for future ...

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Canadian businesses recognised for energy-saving measures
Canadian businesses recognised for energy-saving measures

Friday 30th October 2009

Businesses in London, Ontario, are being encouraged to sign up for a new collaborative effort to reduce energy consumption and recognise good sustainable practice. Unveiled by the Mayor's Sustainable Energy Council, the EnergySaver Recognition Programme is designed to encourage and support energy conservation and efficiency in the Canadian city, LondonTopic reports. According ...

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Green IT 'must stay on the agenda'
Green IT 'must stay on the agenda'

Friday 30th October 2009

The recession should not provide IT departments with an excuse to push energy-saving initiatives off the agenda, it has been claimed. According to silicon.com, green measures have been "dropping down the list of IT priorities" since the onset of the economic downturn, with a recent survey by the website finding that ...

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Cardiff's Senedd building receives energy rating upgrade
Cardiff's Senedd building receives energy rating upgrade

Friday 30th October 2009

The Senedd building, home of the National Assembly for Wales, is now officially one of the most energy-efficient public structures in the UK. Situated in Cardiff Bay, the building recently had its Display Energy Certificate rating upgraded from a C to a B in recognition of its impressive green credentials. Energy-saving features ...

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Energy efficiency projects boost business in South Dakota
Energy efficiency projects boost business in South Dakota

Thursday 29th October 2009

Various energy-saving projects undertaken in the US state of South Dakota could lead to more jobs being created in the area. That is the opinion of Matt McGovern, South Dakota's director for Repower America, who observed that for every $1 million invested in energy efficiency, 16 jobs are created, the Argus ...

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Energy-saving business conference to take place in Bahamas
Energy-saving business conference to take place in Bahamas

Thursday 29th October 2009

Business leaders and energy experts will meet to discuss energy efficiency solutions for the private sector at an event in the Bahamas next month. Taking place at the Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort on November 12th and 13th, the Bahamas Energy Conference and Expo is set to feature speeches from government officials, ...

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Green buildings 'make financial sense'
Green buildings 'make financial sense'

Thursday 29th October 2009

A growing number of businesses in Portland, Oregon, are recognising the financial benefits of energy-efficient buildings. This is according to a report from the Oregonian, which reveals that many firms looking to rent office space in the city are now seeking commercial premises with green building certification. One of Portland's most high-profile ...

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