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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Clinton deal could spur energy-saving business opportunities in India
Clinton deal could spur energy-saving business opportunities in India

Friday 14th August 2009

A new initiative by the Clinton Foundation to harness solar energy in Asia could result in energy-saving business opportunities in the region, it has emerged. The foundation has agreed to build the largest solar power station in the world, according to Gujarat state's energy minister Saurabh Patel, who has confirmed to ...

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UK on the right track with energy-conservation, report states
UK on the right track with energy-conservation, report states

Friday 14th August 2009

A new report has concluded that the UK is on course to meet the challenges of securing energy supplies domestically and internationally thanks to measures outlined in the Low Carbon Transition Plan. Entitled 'Energy Security: a national challenge in a changing world' the report has been written by the prime minister's ...

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UK government urged to hasten smart meter rollout
UK government urged to hasten smart meter rollout

Thursday 13th August 2009

The UK government has been called upon to support energy-saving products by taking the lead on the introduction of smart meters in households across the country. Friends of the Earth and the Energy Retail Association have urged the government to outline how the programme will deliver the 46 million meters in ...

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The US Air Force is initiating energy-saving projects to cut emissions
The US Air Force is initiating energy-saving projects to cut emissions

Wednesday 12th August 2009

A series of energy-saving programmes are about to be initiated by the United States Air Force across its bases in a bid to save more than $4 million (£2.4 million) a year and cut carbon emissions. More than a dozen such projects are about to begin thanks to nearly £40 million ...

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UK university energy-saving proposals welcomed by sector
UK university energy-saving proposals welcomed by sector

Wednesday 12th August 2009

Several UK higher education professionals have welcomed proposals for UK universities to put in place energy-saving solutions that will help them reduce emissions by 34 per cent by 2020. The Higher Education Funding Council for England recently launched a consultation on the matter, with suggestions to tie the amount of financial ...

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Canadian city approves energy-saving investments for public buildings
Canadian city approves energy-saving investments for public buildings

Tuesday 11th August 2009

The British Columbia (BC) city of Burnaby has approved a variety of energy conservation projects at civic facilities that will see energy-saving products and solutions adopted to cut their emissions. Some $210,000 (£116,000) is to be spent on seven energy conservation projects on the buildings including the Burnaby Sports Complex, which ...

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Energy-saving starts with good practice
Energy-saving starts with good practice

Saturday 8th August 2009

School children at Roland Park Elementary and Middle School's environmental club in Baltimore, Maryland, recently received a firsthand lesson on energy-saving practices from a conservation specialist. After the school invested in a second-generation Eniscope from Enigin aimed at helping it cut down on electricity wastage, experts from the company explained to ...

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Indian government buildings to feature energy-saving products
Indian government buildings to feature energy-saving products

Wednesday 5th August 2009

Energy-saving products are to be installed in government buildings in the Indian city of Delhi following the approval of a proposal for the implementation of a green building scheme designed to reduce energy wastage. The Delhi cabinet gave a green light to the Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC), which will be ...

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New European Commission design regulations introduced
New European Commission design regulations introduced

Wednesday 5th August 2009

Common industrial and household electrical appliances such as televisions and fridges are set to be more energy-efficient thanks to new European Commission design regulations introduced to achieve this. Four eco-design regulations have been introduced by the commission in a bid to achieve its target of cutting primary energy consumption in the ...

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Missouri to receive multimillion cash injection for energy conservation
Missouri to receive multimillion cash injection for energy conservation

Tuesday 4th August 2009

Companies and homeowners in the US state of Missouri are to receive funding for installation of energy-saving products following the awarding of two federal grants aimed at helping the state to go green. The department of energy is to provide more than $51 million (£31 million) to the state to help ...

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New Jersey town to benefit from energy conservation initiative
New Jersey town to benefit from energy conservation initiative

Tuesday 4th August 2009

Take up of energy-saving products in the US state of New Jersey could increase as a result of a national energy-efficiency programme that aims to promote increased energy efficiency among businesses and residents. Lacey town is to become the latest beneficiary of the award-winning energy-efficiency scheme dubbed Project Porchlight, which is ...

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US Pacific Air Force bases go green with energy-saving products
US Pacific Air Force bases go green with energy-saving products

Thursday 30th July 2009

Energy-saving products and conservation projects are being adopted by the US Pacific Air Forces in a bid to not only save money and avoid power wastage but to cut carbon emissions, it has been reported. Okinawa-based Kadena Air Base, which is the US Air Force's largest post in the Far East ...

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Eliminate red tape to encourage energy-saving initiatives, LGA urges
Eliminate red tape to encourage energy-saving initiatives, LGA urges

Tuesday 28th July 2009

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on the UK government to set up a single kitty worth £7 billion aimed at promoting and supporting energy-saving initiatives. In a report entitled From Kyoto to Kettering, Copenhagen to Croydon, the LGA has stated that the government should cut red tape surrounding green ...

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Energy conservation 'can save businesses money'
Energy conservation 'can save businesses money'

Saturday 25th July 2009

Energy conservation measures have the potential to save businesses and individuals hundreds of billions of pounds around the world in terms of their electricity bills, it has been claimed. According to the UK Guardian's environment expert Adam Vaughan, savings made by energy-saving programmes could increase in the future as the cost ...

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Eco-town developments aim to reduce carbon emissions
Eco-town developments aim to reduce carbon emissions

Saturday 25th July 2009

Four new eco-towns each comprising more than 5,000 homes have been proposed by the government as part of a major energy-saving programme. The new communities have been designed to address the nation's housing shortage while also reducing carbon emissions and acting as an important showcase for new energy-efficiency in both housing ...

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Energy-saving smart meters could reduce UK fuel poverty
Energy-saving smart meters could reduce UK fuel poverty

Thursday 23rd July 2009

The government has been advised to step up its plans to rollout energy-saving smart meters in England in order to reduce the number of consumers in fuel poverty. According to the Fuel Poverty Advisory Group's (FPAG) seventh annual report, more than four million households were in fuel poverty during September 20008, ...

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Energy-saving measures top list of valuable UK home improvements
Energy-saving measures top list of valuable UK home improvements

Thursday 23rd July 2009

Fuel efficiency and energy-saving measures are providing UK home improvers with the most additional value for their properties, new research has suggested. According to Halifax, the increasing desire among consumers to reduce carbon emissions has seen a large increase in the perceived value of energy-saving products such as loft insulation. Research by ...

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Ambitious call from developing nations could encourage energy-saving initiatives
Ambitious call from developing nations could encourage energy-saving initiatives

Tuesday 21st July 2009

Developing countries will step up their climate change targets and make concessions if rich nations agree to cut emissions by up to 40 per cent by 2020, an official at the summit told the UK Guardian newspaper. According to Luis Alfonso de Alba, who was the lead co-ordinator on climate change ...

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Energy-saving products help Chinese government save money
Energy-saving products help Chinese government save money

Thursday 16th July 2009

Energy-saving products made up the bulk of purchases made by government departments in China in 2008, which saved taxpayers in the country a lot of money, it has been reported. Quoting a report by the China Financial and Economic News, the People's Daily Online reports that energy-saving products made up 93.5 ...

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